Thank you for your interest in employment at Mounds Park Academy, a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 520 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.

Our school has made significant investments to help mitigate the health risks associated with COVID-19. Our community is masked, we are diligently engaged in physical distancing, cleaning and sanitation protocols are extensive, density has been reduced by half in Middle and Upper School, and upgrades to our HVAC systems ensure that the air in every space is circulated two or three times per hour. Every student, faculty, and staff member take part in twice-daily health screenings and temperatures are checked at each entrance. We have a robust contact tracing plan that ensures a swift and rigorous response should anyone experience any symptoms. Through these many layers, we aim to make our community as safe as possible throughout COVID-19.

 

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 540 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 a full-time Communications Coordinator. This role will provide support for all internal communications and external marketing strategies, providing exceptional customer service and meeting the varying needs of families, affinity groups, students, classrooms, departments, and divisions. This position reports to the Director of Admission and Communication. This position offers benefits and a competitive salary.

Responsibilities Include

  • Advance the mission, vision, and values of Mounds Park Academy.
  • Collaborate with classrooms, divisions, departments, and affinity groups in the development, design, and dissemination of all electronic and printed communications.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Development and the Marketing and Communications Manager to execute fundraising communication tools and strategies.
  • Lead the management, monitoring, and measurement of the school’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, and TikTok through a wide variety of content development (news stories, blog articles, photography, video, etc.). 
  • Serve as the lead email manager, producing regular electronic communications for a variety of audiences. 
  • Serve as the lead campus photographer and videographer, covering events and classroom happenings on a daily basis.
  • Interview key stakeholders (alumni, families, students, faculty and staff, etc.) and develop feature stories that advance the MPA mission.
  • Organize and maintain all communications-related plans, brand collateral, calendars, reports, files, and archives. Monitor the implementation of the MPA brand across all channels. 
  • Provide a variety of office support services including proofreading, research, maintenance of lists, distribution of materials, documentation of measures of success, and general assistance with meetings and on- and off-campus events.
  • Manage the overall department budget, ensuring accuracy of reconciliations, timely processing of expenses, and monitoring department progress toward spending goal. 
  • Be an active, positive, and contributing member of the school community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field such as journalism, communications, English, or marketing.
  • One-two years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media platforms.
  • Self-motivated, willing to learn, and highly-organized with a very keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly produce compelling, accurate content both in writing and visually. A strong creative vision and style. Excellent photography skills.
  • A sincere commitment to MPA’s mission and the willingness to be a visible, enthusiastic brand ambassador. Passion for what is good for children and families.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and customer service skills that are consistently applied to member of the MPA community. High and positive energy.
  • Exceptional project management skills including the ability to think independently and critically, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in a school, school district, or non-profit organization.
  • Experience within an independent, PreK-12 school setting.
  • Experience with Constant Contact, Word Press, HTML, Adobe Suite, and/or Asana is preferred.

To Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and three work samples that demonstrate content development, photography, videography, and/or graphic design skills to ahire@moundsparkacademy.org. No phone calls please. Application materials are due by the end of the business day on June 11, 2021. This position will begin as soon as possible.  

Mounds Park Academy located in St. Paul Minnesota has an opening for a Head Cross Country Coach starting the Fall of 2021.  The position is responsible for our girls’ and boys’ cross-country program. Mounds Park Academy has a successful history of passionate and committed runners who do an excellent job of balancing athletics and academics.  

The Head coaching position duties include helping to instruct distance running skills, supervising practices, preparing student-athletes for competition. 

It is expected that the Head Coach will maintain a high standard of integrity in all aspects of team management, fostering a positive culture that promotes the mission of Mounds Park Academy. To apply for the position, please send letter of interest and resume to Coachhire@moundsparkacademy.or

Under the direction of the Athletic Director, the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach will manage all facets of the Boys’ Basketball program, including, but not limited to building competitive teams, organizing and running practices, developing and implementing effective game strategies, supervising assistant coaches. The Head Coach is expected to lead an education-based program that helps students to develop and grow their character, self-discipline, citizenship, leadership, and values. It is expected that the Head Coach will maintain a high standard of integrity in all aspects of team management, fostering a positive culture that promotes the mission of Mounds Park Academy. 

To apply for the position, please send letter of interest and resume to Coachhire@moundsparkacademy.org.

Position remains open until filled.

 

Position Begins: June 2021
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Academic Technology

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 independent school in Saint Paul, MN that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, 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.

Since 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 Instructional Technology Specialist to join our faculty and staff in June 2021. More specifically, we are seeking a versatile candidate who is detail oriented and self-motivated.  The candidate should have broad experience in technology management and knowledge of instructional technologies and their application in educational settings, as well as a desire to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff.

Our ideal candidate has knowledge of learning management systems and has experience in preparing academic technology for students in a 1:1 device environment.

Instructional Technology Specialist Job Responsibilities:

  • Advance the mission, vision, and values of Mounds Park Academy.
  • Work with the technology team throughout the summer to prepare technology for the classroom and for student use.
  • Install software and run updates on Apple computers and iPads for students and faculty.
  • Enhance and maintain Helpdesk documentation and technology policies.
  • Maintain a database of technology challenges and solutions and assist in strategic planning for future technology demands.
  • Collaborate with the technology team in conceptualizing improvements to enhance the user experience.
  • Become the resident expert in academic software functionality to support user technology goals among faculty, staff, students, and parents.
  • Respond to emails from students, parents, and employees seeking help with software or computer-related issues.
  • Provide hands-on and remote software training for parents.
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process in collaboration with teachers and students.
  • Help students and faculty with tech support in the classroom.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that involve technology skills and proficiencies for middle and upper school students.
  • Teach classes about new and existing technology within MPA, including but not limited to, an emphasis on coding and/or computer science.
  • Maintain a high level of courteous customer service at all times with all constituencies.
  • Maintain the utmost level of confidentiality and integrity.

Instructional Technology Specialist Qualifications/Skills:

  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve technical hardware and/or software issues on Apple devices.
  • Demonstrates hands on experience with diagnosing and resolving basic technical issues.
  • Experience teaching technology courses.
  • Understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to Educational and Instructional Technology.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong desire to proactively seek out and learn new technologies.
  • Self-motivated and individual contributor with the flexibility to work with a team.
     

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in teaching, instructional/educational technology or experience in a related field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and/or Google Workspace
  • Understanding of Learning Management Systems (e.g. Schoology, Canvas, Blackboard)
  • Experience in 1:1 computing
  • 1-3 years direct technology experience

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

Priority review of application materials will begin on Friday, May 28, 2021. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is selected.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK–12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 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.

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 a part-time PreK assistant teacher to join the Lower School faculty for the 2021-2022 school year and summer of 2022. All PreK 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 passionate about teaching our youngest learners.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Effectively engage students in a learning environment under direction of a lead teacher
  • Provide direct supervision to students 3 to five years old daily from 3:00-5:30pm on school days and full days on non-school days and in the summer
  • Collaborate with classroom teacher on planning PreK lessons and activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualification

  • Degree in elementary education or certificate from a two-year early childhood degree program
  • Experience working in a Prekindergarten program
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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, professional resume, and three professional references to: lshire@moundsparkacademy.org.

Preferential review of applications will begin on May 28, 2021 and will continue 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 540 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 39 years, 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 in-person, full-time Upper School (grades 9 – 12) Learning Specialist.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide direct academic support to students with unique learning needs, serve as a conduit of communication between the School and families,  and to collaborate with teachers to provide support to their students.

 

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

 

  • Provide in-person, one-on-one and small-group support/instruction for students, in collaboration with the faculty, in a variety of academic subjects (math, English, social studies, science, etc.)
  • Provide testing accommodations for classes
  • Utilize appropriate teaching strategies to support exceptional learners
  • Attend and contribute to student support meetings as needed
  • Report regularly to parents on student achievement and progress
  • Support faculty by offering resources, assistance, advice, and training to enable them to provide accommodations and incorporate best practices to better meet the needs of all learners
  • Coordinate accessibility to audiobooks and assistive technology.
  • Develop and maintain communication and documentation protocols related to learning support (create, update, and maintain student support plans as needed)
  • Assist with requesting accommodations for student standardized testing in concert with the Director of Guidance
  • Serve on the Upper School Administrative and CARE (student support) Teams
  • Review Admissions files to assess Learning Support needs and available MPA resources
  • Experience with various learning support strategies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Special Education
  • Secondary teaching experience as a learning specialist or in a related role
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both orally and in writing
  • Experience using technology
  • Interpret educational/psychological assessment reports
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate with students, faculty, staff, admin, and parents
  • Commitment to the MPA mission and philosophy of whole child education

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working in independent schools

 

Additional information:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references (dated within the past 12 months) to: ushire@moundsparkacademy.org. Application materials are being accepted until the position is filled. Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.


Mounds Park Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.