Employment Opportunities

Physical Education/Health Teaching Position, 1.0 FTE

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 35 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is rooted in whole child education. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and be a positive change in the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world. 


PE/Health Teacher: This is a 1.0 FTE benefited position beginning August 2017. The ideal candidate should exhibit a wide range of teaching skills, have significant Physical Education and Health content knowledge, and have the ability to engage motivated students to learn. This position requires the ability to teach age appropriate lessons, work with students of varying ability, provide differentiated instruction for skill development and fitness, and to inspire an enjoyment for lifetime physical fitness. Finally, the ideal person must have the ability to collaborate as a member of a team, have strong communication skills, and be adaptable to many different needs and situations. This position offers benefits and a competitive salary.

Qualifications

Minimum
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health
Three or more years of teaching experience

Ability and desire to coach


Preferred

MN Teaching licensure in Physical Education and Health

Experience teaching children ranging from elementary to high school

 

Application materials are due by the end of the business day on Friday, February 10, 2017.  Initial interviews will begin the week of February, 21, 2017.

To Apply
Please send cover letter, resume, three (3) current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months), a list of references, and transcript of undergraduate and graduate coursework to:
 

ushire@moundsparkacademy.org

Or mail directly to:
    

Mounds Park Academy
ATTN: Upper School Office
2051 Larpenteur Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55109

 

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Upper School English Teacher

Mounds Park Academy, a vibrant and diverse PreK–12 independent school, seeks a full-time Upper School English teacher for the 2017–2018 school year. English teachers at MPA are responsible for providing a classroom instructional program that supports the individual needs of all students in accordance with the school’s mission and values. We seek individuals with experience in teaching high school age students with one or more degrees in an English related subject.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Teach at least three (3) Upper School English classes
  • Incorporate and work through multi-source and multi-draft student work
  • Create and use lesson plans and syllabi as per MPA English Curriculum Review
  • Inspire students to enter into the creative process in classes
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
  • Create an effective classroom environment
  • Utilize and incorporate available academic technology for instruction
  • Communicate and meet with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary
  • Participate in English Department and staff development activities
  • Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom
  • Perform additional duties as needed (serve on school-wide committees, advise a student club, etc.)

In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Admirable leadership skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Substantial organization skills
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • Flexibility

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK–12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 35 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is rooted in whole child education. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and be a positive change in the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.

Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the Twin Cities. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org. Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references to: ushire@moundsparkacademy.org

 

Mounds Park Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.