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: High School Humanities Teacher, 1.0 FTE
Start of Employment: 2019-2020 school year
Compensation: DOQ

Summary: We are currently seeking a high school humanities teacher passionate about experiential learning to teach a combination of social studies and language arts classes of their own design. This position will require an original thinker with strong interests in language arts and the social sciences. We prefer candidates who can go beyond the written page to make real-world connections through inquiry-based activities such as simulations, debate, theater, public speaking, theme-based projects, and the utilization of outdoor and community resources. The perfect candidate thrives in an environment where they are allowed, encouraged, and expected to design their curriculum both independently and collaboratively.

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


Position: Physical Education Teacher, 0.6 – 1.0 FTE
Start of Employment: April 2019
Compensation: DOQ

Summary: UMA is seeking a .6 to 1.0 Physical Education teacher for 2018-19. The teacher will be responsible for effectively and efficiently delivering physical education instruction and possibly health instruction to students. The primary focus will be seventh and eighth graders.

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


Position: High School Math Teacher, 1.0 FTE
Start of Employment: 2019-2020 school year
Compensation: DOQ

Summary: UMA is currently seeking a math teacher passionate about teaching a variety of high school math courses. Candidates should be interested in creating a standards-aware curriculum with an emphasis on problem-solving, reasoning, and engagement.

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 Teacher, 1.0 FTE
Start of Employment: 2019-2020 School Year
Compensation: DOQ

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