Employment

Want to teach where we do things a little differently?

Upper Mississippi Academy believes that learning is a lifelong, collaborative experience that teachers should embark on every day. Employment at UMA encourages “teachers as designers” and looks for teachers who are interested in embracing new challenges without fear of failure and who encourage their students to do the same. We look for teachers and staff members who are active, continuous learners and want to grow in their practice with input from students, colleagues, and community.

UMA offers a competitive salary structure and benefits package, collaborative planning time every other Friday (student release days), the opportunity to design and publish your own curriculum, the chance to be outside every day of the year, and the ability to make a difference in how our children are educated.

Join us as we grow and move to our new location in downtown St. Paul this fall!


Current Employment Opportunities

Position: Administrative Assistant
Start of Employment: August 2019
Compensation: DOQ

Summary: UMA is seeking an administrative assistant with a welcoming personality and team-oriented attitude to be part of our growing public charter school serving grades 6-12. This school-year position will be responsible for greeting families and students and providing general office support.

Interested candidates should download and review the full job description below and submit application materials per the instructions listed in the download.


Position: Building Substitute, 1.0 FTE
Start of Employment: 2019-2020 school year
Compensation: DOQ

Summary: UMA is seeking a building substitute to be part of our team in a growing public charter school serving grades 6-12. The person who fills this position will be the primary substitute for any class when a teacher needs to be absent, as well as a support person where needed in the building. It is important this teacher is comfortable in both a middle school and a high school setting.

Interested candidates should download and review the full job description below and submit application materials per the instructions listed in the download.


Position: Special Education Paraprofessional
Start of Employment: 2019-2020 School Year
Hours: 8 hours/day when students are present
Compensation: $16.25/hour + benefits

Summary: We are currently seeking a special education paraprofessional who is passionate about being part of a collaborative team to ensure that students succeed in a general education curriculum. Our team works with all teachers, via a push-in model, to create differentiated learning experiences in the general education setting to the greatest extent possible. We want to add individuals to our team who are flexible, creative, and adaptable to multiple student learning styles and environments.  Appreciation of excessive silliness a plus.

Interested candidates should download and review the full job description below and submit application materials per the instructions listed in the download.


Position: Substitute Teacher (pool)

Summary: UMA is currently seeking substitute teachers to join our pool of available teachers for full or half days. We want to add individuals to our team who are flexible, creative, and adaptable to multiple student learning styles and environments. Appreciation of excessive silliness a plus.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a resume, and three letters of reference to opportunities@umissacademy.org.