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: Special Education Teacher
Start of Employment: Immediately
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: Special Education Paraprofessional
Start of Employment: Immediately
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.