Thank you for your interest in employment at Mounds Park Academy, a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 575 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. Since 1982, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake 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.

The environment here is diverse, collaborative, creative, and innovative for students, faculty, and staff. At MPA, you will be challenged to become your best self while simultaneously encouraging all those around you to dream big and do right.

 

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 575 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. Since 1982, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake 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.

MPA is committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be inclusive. As a community, MPA is focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space, aspiring to be cognizant of gender identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice.

Mounds Park Academy is seeking a highly motivated professional for the newly created role of Business Analyst. Reporting to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer, this person will serve as a key member of the business office team.  This full-time, year-round position will work with the Chief Financial and Operations Officer to perform analysis, modeling, and other quantitative techniques to support business results and the achievement of strategic objectives. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Chief Financial and Operations Officer to support the implementation of all matters relating to the $17 million operating budget to ensure thoughtful and coordinated budgeting with administration, department heads, and faculty.
  • Provide accurate and timely financial information with comprehensive analyses of operational results, competitive data, capital spending projects, and new construction as pertinent.
  • Work with members of the administration team to collect and analyze internal data to support the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
  • Work as liaison with and provide financial accounting support to the MPA Parents Association.
  • Perform certain accounting functions as needed to strengthen business office internal controls through segregation of duties.
  • Provide an effective financial modeling system for strategic planning that is both progressive and user-friendly.
  • Maintain a multi-year operating model of both budgets, forecast, and actual results.
  • Work with the Chief Financial and Operations Officer and the Admission team on Financial Aid awards.
  • Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as requested by the Chief Financial and Operations Officer.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field required
  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience
  • Experience in developing complex multiyear financial models  
  • Proven knowledge and experience in financial modeling and forecasting skills
  • Ability to interface with all constituencies of the school community – the administration, staff, parents, and faculty
  • An open and collaborative working style 
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Able to maintain a high level of business integrity
  • Able to main strict confidentiality
     

Preferred:

 

  • CPA or master’s in a related field
  • Has prior experience presenting financial analysis to various constituents including executive leadership
  • Strong working knowledge of nonprofit financial accounting and reporting practices

 

This is a year-round position with a generous benefits package including tuition remission for qualified children and half-day Fridays in the summer. Occasional nights/weekends may be necessary.
 

To Apply:
 

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff.   Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.
 

Submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and a list of three professional references.

 

APPLY HERE

 

Priority consideration is given to applications received by the end of business day on Sunday, June 23, 2022.

 

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Begins: August 2022
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Social Studies/History Department

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 575 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. Since 1982, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake 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.

MPA is committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA is focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender-identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice.

Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Middle School Social Studies teacher to begin in the 2022-2023 school year. This position will teach Social Studies in the Middle School (specific grade levels and sections to be determined).  Social Studies 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 and in-line with the curricular scope and sequence. Moreover, our Social Studies teachers are well-versed in the most progressive and innovative pedagogies that challenge our students not just to know, but to apply knowledge and understanding in creative and critical ways.

Our ideal candidate has experience in teaching and working with Middle School students and has one or more degrees with an emphasis in teaching Social Studies, political science, or related field.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Teach Social Studies classes in the Middle School, grades 5-8
  • Have experience in dynamic and research-based instruction appropriate for Middle School students as well as confidence in developing curriculum, assessments, and projects for students
  • Design and implement innovative and engaging curriculum and learning experiences reflective of MPA’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Have expertise in integrating close reading strategies, writing in the content areas, and use of primary sources to teach social studies
  • Collaborate with department colleagues and faculty across disciplines, with a keen focus on developing exceptional and globally minded learners
  • Possess a commitment to community engagement and service learning that encourages students to be exceptional students and capable citizens
  • Share a willingness to chaperone field trips, overnight class trips, and other experiential learning opportunities with Middle School students
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students as advisor, mentor, and teacher
  • Create a welcoming, inclusive, and effective classroom environment and attend to students’ social, emotional, and academic well-being
  • Utilize and incorporate available academic technologies for instruction, assessment, and communication with students and families clearly and consistently (i.e., Schoology Learning Management System)
  • Communicate and work in partnership with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary throughout the academic year
  • Participate in Social Studies Department meetings, Division meetings, and staff development activities as a faculty member of MPA
  • Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom, including, but not limited to, attendance at after-school events, committee membership, and extracurricular activities
  • Serve as a Middle School advisor to support the whole-child approach of MPA
  • Perform additional duties as needed (serve on school-wide committees, advise a student club, design curriculum, etc.)

In addition, an ideal candidate would possess the following personal qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Demonstrable ability to innovate with research-based, inquiry-driven instruction in classroom
  • Have experience teaching writing through Social Studies
  • Admirable leadership skills and a desire to serve
  • Strong collaboration and organization skills
  • Commitment to anti-bias education, equity, and social justice
  • Substantial understanding of the cognitive, social/emotional, and academic needs of the Middle School and Upper School student
  • Openness to lifelong learning and continuous professional development
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and nurturing energy
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff.   Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a professional resume, and three professional references to: hiring@moundsparkacademy.org with subject: MS SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

Priority review of application materials will begin on Wednesday, May 11. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is selected.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Position Begins: August 2022

Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School (grades 9-12)

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 575 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. Since 1982, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake 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.

 

MPA is committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA is focused on fostering a safe and inclusive space for all, aspiring to be cognizant of gender identity and equality, religious understanding, socio-economic diversity, and racial justice.

 

Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Upper School Math teacher preferably with experience in Algebra, Trigonometry, and Statistics for the 2022 - 2023 school year. This position includes teaching multiple sections of Upper School math including classes in algebra, trigonometry, and statistics. Math 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 one or more degrees in a math-related subject and experience in teaching high school-age students.

 

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Teach five (5) sections of Upper School Math
  • Emphasize critical thinking through content, research, and analysis
  • Make math relevant and meaningful by inspiring students
  • Create and use diverse lesson plans and syllabi as per MPA Math Curriculum Review
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
  • Foster and sustain an effective classroom environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
  • Utilize and incorporate available academic technology for instruction
  • Communicate and meet with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary
  • Participate in Math Department and staff development activities
  • Revise and plan a new curriculum in conjunction with other members of the Math Department
  • 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, attend open houses, 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
  • An interest in and openness to professional growth and development
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Warmth of personality and energy
  • Flexibility

This position offers benefits and a competitive salary.

To Apply:

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a letter of interest, a professional resume, and three professional references on Mounds Park Academy’s INDEED page.

Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.


Mounds Park Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.