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, their peers, and their environments.

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.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see listings for the 2017-18 school year (employment beginning August 2017).


Current Employment Opportunities


Position: Math Teacher
Start of Employment: 2017-2018 School Year
Hours: 1.0 FTE
Compensation: DOQ

Summary: UMA is currently seeking a middle school math teacher passionate about field experiences to teach a variety of math subjects and, possibly, a math elective of their own design. Candidates should be passionate about creating a standards-aware curriculum with an emphasis on problem solving and integration of our UMA learning pathways. We prefer candidates e experienced in designing and conducting hands-on activities, math league, discovery-based geometry, all things algebra, data analysis, experimental probability, and anyone who knows the keyboard shortcut for π by heart.

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

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Position: Special Education Teacher
Start of Employment: 2017-2018 School Year
Hours: 1.0 FTE
Compensation: DOQ

Summary: UMA is currently seeking a special education teacher 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.

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Position: Special Education Paraprofessional
Hours: Eight (8) hours/day
Compensation: $16.00/hour + benefits

Summary: UMA is seeking an experienced Special Education Paraprofessional who can support and monitor students in various school environments, including classroom and lunch, work with student case managers and the Director of Special Education to provide appropriate experiences for students, and provide additional coaching and support for students needed.

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