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.


Current Employment Opportunities

Position: Long-Call Social Studies Teacher
Start of Employment: 2018-2019 School Year

Summary: We are currently seeking a high school social studies long-call substitute teacher for two sections of 9th-grade Human Geography, two sections of 10-grade U.S. History, and one section of 11th-grade World History. Our teachers are passionate about experiential learning and working collaboratively. Framework for all courses will be provided, but the ideal candidate will bring their own passion and interest to the classroom.

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


Position: Music Teacher
Start of Employment: 2018-2019 School Year

Summary: We are currently seeking a secondary music educator who has a passion for teaching the sounds, rhythms and voices of music through choir, instrumental, and general music. Applicants should possess knowledge of instrumental and/or vocal practices, group and individual instruction, and should be excited by the prospect of building new curriculum. Teachers should be excited to build new curriculum and collaborate across subjects in order to increase and deepen student learning through sound.

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


Position: Vice Principal
Start of Employment: 2018-2019 School Year

Summary: We are currently seeking a Vice Principal to join our leadership team for our growing student body in grades 6-12. We pride ourselves on our philosophy of teachers-as-designers, who guide our students to become students-as-designers. We are looking for leadership candidates who are interested in supporting this community of designers. UMA staff work collaboratively to incorporate hands-on curriculum within a real-world context, including cross-curricular exploration and the development of partnerships with local community members and organizations. The Vice Principal position will have administrative responsibilities including interactions with students, parents, and staff.

Applications will be accepted for this position through March 30, 2018. Interested candidates should download and review the full job description below and submit application materials per the instructions listed in the download.


Position: Math Teacher
Start of Employment: 2018-2019 School Year

Summary: We are currently seeking a 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 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.


Position: Special Education Teacher
Start of Employment: 2018-2019 school year

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 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: 2017-2018 School Year
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 classrooms, field trips, lunch, and outdoors. You should be able to work with students’ case managers and the Director of Special Education to provide appropriate experiences, additional coaching, and support for students as needed.

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


Position: School Social Worker
Start of Employment: to be determined

Summary: We are currently seeking a school social worker, who will promote academic and social success for each student, and who will provide a link between school, home, and community for students in grades 6-10.

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


Position: Substitute Teacher (pool)
Start of Employment: 2017-2018 school year

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 references to opportunities@umissacademy.org.