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.

 

Position Begins: As soon as possible
Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Department: Upper School, College Counseling

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.

From its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has 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. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day.

Mounds Park Academy is seeking a highly motivated individual to support the Upper School and College Counseling Offices an 11-month position.  This position does not work for 4 weeks in the summer. The ideal candidate has strong communication and organizational skills, is detail oriented, and can maintain confidentiality while interacting with a diverse and energetic community. The Upper School Administrative Assistant greets visitors daily, connects with students, supports families, and assists faculty and staff. The person in this role provides support for day-to-day divisional operations, while completing tasks including attendance, scheduling, managing files and databases, editing written communication, and managing parent phone calls.  This position reports to the Upper School Director.

For the College Counseling Office, the Upper School Administrative Assistant collects and manages student academic files, submits college application materials, communicates with college admission offices (where applicable), welcomes college admission representatives to campus, and serves as a liaison between the College Counseling Office and specific colleges and universities.

It is expected that a successful candidate would possess the following skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and self-directed
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility and an ability to multitask and prioritize deadlines
  • Calm, patient, and friendly demeanor
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Desire and ability to work with students in grades 9 - 12 and their families
  • Collaborative spirit and commitment to working as a member of the Upper School and College Counseling team.

In addition, the candidate should possess the following professional skills:

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including but not limited to: Outlook, Excel, word and SharePoint
  • Experience in working with online scheduling, database management, and telephone systems
  • Openness to lifelong learning and continuous professional development
  • A minimum of three years of Administrative Assistant experience
  • An associate degree or equivalent experience

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 with desired salary, professional resume, and three professional references to: ushire@moundsparkacademy.org

Position will remain open and materials are being accepted until position is filled

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

From its founding, MPA has been committed to embracing diversity, seeking equity, and continually striving to be truly inclusive. As a community, MPA has 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. Equity, goodness, and inclusion are embedded in MPA’s mission statement and woven into the very fabric of every aspect of our community’s day.

Mounds Park Academy seeks an Extended Day Assistant for Grades K-8: This is a part time (12 month) position working with students in K-Grade 8 after school, on school release days, and during the summer. The candidate must be committed to the MPA. This position is not eligible for benefits.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Supervise students
  • Work as part of a team
  • Have a passion for working with children
  • Be responsible, creative, and organized
  • Be reliable and dependable
  • Have strong people skills to interact with the children, parents, and staff
  • Have prior experience working with children in a school, daycare, or camp setting
  • Ability to plan and implement interactive activities for students
  • Support and implement the philosophy of Mounds Park Academy

Our ideal candidate will also have the following:

  • Two years’ experience working in a daycare/extended care setting and/or other educational setting

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.

 

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, references (dated within the past 12 months) lshire@moundsparkacademy.org.

Or mail directly to:

Mounds Park Academy

ATTN: Human Resources

2051 Larpenteur Avenue East

Saint Paul, MN 55109

The Minnesota Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) is seeking an Executive Director. MAIS is a consortium of 18 independent schools created to support and connect independent schools in Minnesota by:

  1. Working to foster and preserve the independence and freedom of choice in education.
  2. Providing a forum for professional development and the exchange of ideas among faculty and staff.
  3. Fostering communication, collaboration, and support across leadership at member schools.
  4. Promoting the features and benefits of independent schools to prospective families and employees.

The Executive Director reports to the MAIS President and is responsible for the organization’s website, budget, communications and staying current with matters relating to the work of independent schools. This is a part-time position of 15-20 hours a week with flexible hours. The person must have internet access, independent school knowledge, budget experience, be willing to travel to member schools, and to attend conferences held out of state.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Support member school Heads throughout the year

  • Plan, coordinate and attend HOS quarterly meetings and annual business meeting/retreat
  • Serve as filter and conduit for information from outside organizations (MN Dept of Ed, MN Dept of Health, MN Independent School Forum (MISF), ISACS, ISAnet)
  • Coordinate additional meetings, as necessary
     

Support MAIS affinity groups

  • Periodically attend meetings and/or track group work and priorities
  • Track affinity group membership and leadership in MAIS CRM
     

Support MAIS Teachers Services Committee (TSC)

  • Attend TSC meetings
  • Collaborate and supportive committee members with initiatives
  • Work closely with committee to support triannual MAIS Conference
     

Manage all aspects of MAIS operations

  • Daily monitor MAIS inbox
  • Track relevant school contact information, committee membership, etc. in MAIS CRM
  • Working closely with MAIS Treasurer, create annual budget, review monthly bank statements, provide reimbursement, etc.

 

Monitor federal and state legislation potentially affecting independent schools.

  • Communicate and coordinate with MAIS legislative lobbyist
  • Coordinate with the MAIS legislative liaison,
  • Connect with other Minnesota independent and private schools as needed when legislative interests overlap

 

Other duties

  • Manage MAIS website content, manage MAIS Google Suites, and other operations-related technical tools
  • Attend and represent MAIS at regular meetings and conferences, including three annual out-state conferences (NAIS, ISACS and ISAnet) as well as weekly and quarterly local meetings
  • Stay current on independent school issues by attending national and regional conferences, reading publications and participating in online independent school communities
  • Work with MAIS Heads to develop fresh ideas for strategic and programmatic growth of the organization.

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous employment in independent schools
  • Experience with non-profit operations

Applicants must have reliable technology, including: computer, monitor(s), printer/scanner, internet access and cell phone.

MAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume via email to MAIS@moundsparkacademy.org :

Bill Hudson, MAIS President
c/o Mounds Park Academy
2051Larpenteur Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55109


Mounds Park Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.