Urban Mennonite Ministries

Join our urban schools ministry. 

We need short-term staff  and long-term teachers

Marietta Kaufman
From Belleville, PA, she is committed to return for her third year as a 3 year old teacher at HCS.

Our Needs

Is God calling you to serve in a mission school in an urban setting? Urban Mennonite Ministries is always looking for people from the Mennonite faith to staff their two schools. Generally, there are three basic positions: elementary teachers; infant to preschool teachers/caregivers; and cook/domestics.

Baltimore, MD

Hampden Christian School currently has 8 classrooms; infants, toddlers, 2 year-olds, 3 year-olds, 4 year-olds, Kindergarten – Grade 2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8.

We need to fill the following positions for the 2021-2022 school year. These terms begin in August 2021 and run through August 2022. Please note that even though we are a school, we operate a daycare year-round. All teachers are expected to work most of the summer.

HCS Staff Needed

Our toddler teacher takes care of 3 toddlers, usually ages 16 – 24 months.  With the low student to teacher ratio, this teacher has the opportunity to grow especially close to her students and build strong relationships with parents.

This teacher is required to come with qualifications greater than those for 2-4 year-old teachers.  The teacher needs to have at least 1 year of experience working with preschool-age children in an approved setting, such as a daycare, OR needs to have at least 1 year (30 semester hours) of college. Additionally, Maryland approved training will need to be completed before our school-year begins on August 31.

Our cook maintains the kitchen and prepares and serves lunch for 50- 60 people daily, plus breakfast and snacks. The cook is able to circulate throughout the building and serve almost everyone in the school daily. This person typically cleans in the afternoons, and spends 1-2 hours in a daycare classroom giving breaks to the teachers.

Consider the following: written by Ms. Judy, our current cook/domestics person.

A day largely consists of giving breakfast and snacks, preparing and serving lunch, washing dishes, cleaning, doing laundry some days, and being in the infant room a small part of the day.

Why should someone consider this job?  A big advantage of this job is you are able to know who all the children are, and they know who you are too! You are a hero to many kids!

 I love when the children are happy when I bring them food, and I love to hear them when they thank me for it.

What are some disadvantages?  You don’t have any children to call your “own.”  You don’t have as much interaction with children as a teacher would. 

Quote from one of our teachers:

The cook is a very comforting person to us teachers and very important to the kids as well. She  kind of holds us together in tangible and intangible ways (sort of like God, to a much lesser degree. Like being Jesus to us. 🙂 

We need an assistant in the lower elementary to teach several reading, math, and possibly other classes. Teaching recess, tutoring,  and before and aftercare for elementary students are part of the job. 

These are Voluntary Service positions. Our staff typically receive VS wages for the first two years, then transition to full pay for the 3rd year and beyond. 

Any applicants that commit for 2 years up front will be eligible to begin employment with 3rd year pay and benefits.

If you or someone you know may be interested in applying for any of these positions, please contact Darrell Hershberger at darrell.hershberger@hampdenchristianschool.org or text/call 540-292-6827.

Qualifications

  1. Applicants need to be at least 20 years of age.
  2. All positions require a criminal and child abuse and neglect background check.
  3. All positions require a high school diploma or GED. If you do not have one already, you should work on getting one before coming.
new growth
Williamsport, PA

The school/daycare at Williamsport is opening one classroom for students ages 2-4.  We would like to add more classrooms in the near future.

We are looking for 3-4 teachers this year. We would love to have 2 people join us by May and continue to add staff as we have more children enrolled. Please note that even though we are a school, we do run a daycare year-round. All teachers are expected to work most of the summer

NGL Staff Needed

Our 3 and 4 year old classroom has up to 8 children per teacher. These children are in a delightful and energetic stage of life. You will work closely with an assistant teacher.

A high school diploma or GED and two years of experience working with children required for this position. Alternatively you could have 30 credit hours of college education in the education or human services field.

Our 3 and 4 year old classroom has up to 10 children per teacher. These children are in a delightful and energetic stage of life. You will work closely with a head teacher.

A high school diploma or GED is required for this position.

Our 1 to 2 year old classroom has up to 5 children per teacher. These children are in a growing and exporatory stage of life. You will work closely with an assistant teacher.

A high school diploma or GED and two years of experience working with children required for this position. Alternatively you could have 30 credit hours of college education in the education or human services field.

Our 1 to 2 year old classroom has up to 5 children per teacher. These children are in a growing and exploratory stage of life. You will work closely with a head teacher.

A high school diploma or GED is required for this position.

 As NGL is  new and growing continued flexibility will be required of our teachers.

If you or someone you know may be interested in applying for any of these positions, please contact Conrad Shank at cshank@newgrowthlc.org.

Qualifications

  1. Applicants need to be at least 20 years of age.
  2. All positions require a criminal and child abuse and neglect background check.
  3. All positions require a high school diploma or GED. If you do not have one already, you should work on getting one before coming.
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