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 at our new location in downtown St. Paul!


Current Employment Opportunities

Position: Executive Director
Start of Employment: July 1, 2020
Compensation: Depending on qualifications.

Summary:  We are currently seeking an Executive Director.  Our ideal candidate is a charismatic visionary who can effectively communicate with the school’s stakeholders and community members. A person who is passionate about education, who can engage with our student and teacher community and drive the growth of our school. Collaborative and adaptive in their management style and educational approach, the incumbent guides and directs the organization.

Interested candidates should download and review the full job description below and submit application materials per the instructions listed in the download. Application deadline April 24, 2020.

Position: Special Education Teacher
Start of Employment: August 18, 2020
Compensation: Depending on qualifications.

Summary:  We are currently seeking special education teachers passionate about being part of a collaborative team to ensure that students succeed in progressing through 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.

Interested candidates should download and review the full job description below and submit application materials per the instructions listed in the download.  Open to considering applicants with teaching licensure in other areas or with reading/math intervention experience. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, position open until filled.

Position: High School Biology Teacher
Start of Employment: August 18, 2020
Compensation: Depending on qualifications.

Summary:  We are currently seeking an innovative high school Biology teacher.  Our science teachers and students design and conduct hands-on activities, participate in ecological monitoring, coach robotics and coding, dissect flowers, make and sell soap, extract and sequence DNA, demonstrate enthalpy and entropy (often on purpose), build green walls, and think constantly about building a trebuchet on the roof.

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

Position: Secondary Music Teacher
Start of Employment: August 18, 2020
Compensation: Depending on qualifications.

Summary:   We are currently seeking a secondary music educator that is passionate about teaching the sounds, rhythms and voices of music through choir, instrumental, and general music. Applicants should possess knowledge of instrumental and/or vocal practices, song writing, group and individual instruction. Production and recording experience are 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 open until filled.

Position: High School Language Arts Teacher
Start of Employment: August 18, 2020
Compensation: Depending on qualifications.

Summary:  We are currently seeking a high school Language Arts teacher whose passion goes beyond the written page and focuses on making real world connections through language arts. We prefer candidates with a background and passion for creative writing, analytical writing, book making, screen printing, public speaking, debate, playwriting, theater production, theme-based projects, and utilizing outdoor and community opportunities. Additionally, the perfect candidate would know a thing or two about building a Gutenberg press.

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

Position: School Social Worker
Start of Employment: August 18, 2020
Compensation: Depending on qualifications.

Summary:  UMA is seeking a School Social Worker to be part of our team in a growing public charter school serving grades 6-12. The School Social Worker will be the link between school, home and community to provide direct and indirect services to students, families and colleagues that promote student’s academic and social success. 

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

Position: Special Education Paraprofessional
Start of Employment: Immediately or August 18, 2020
Hours: 8 hours/day when students are present, summers are free!
Compensation: $16.25/hour minimum + benefits

Summary: We are currently seeking special education paraprofessionals who are 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.

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.