Academic Technology Integrationist, 1.0 FTE

Mounds Park Academy seeks a dynamic Academic Technology Integrationist. This position promotes the use of technology to support student achievement in the PreK-12 classroom. The Academic Technology Integrationist collaborates with instructional and technical staff to support, manage, instruct, and optimize the use of instructional software and network resources to support excellence in 21st century teaching and learning. This faculty member works with students, teachers, the school’s Technology Team, and Academic Administrators. 

 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

The Academic Technology Integrationist will:

  • Inspire and collaborate in the further development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support 21st century transformational change throughout the instructional environment.
  • Assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students.
  • Collaborate with Lower School teachers in designing technology infused, content-based curriculum that integrates technology and promotes digital literacy in their classrooms.
  • Deliver direct classroom instruction to Lower, Middle, and Upper School students.
  • Support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. 

  • Model and promote digital citizenship. 

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical, and technological areas as well as adult learning.
  • Work collaboratively with the Makerspace Coordinator to inspire and foster a MPA maker mindset.


 

Qualifications

Minimum  Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • A minimum of two years’ experience delivering and integrating technology in instructional programs
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of teaching techniques, curriculum, and professional development
  • An understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to technology integration
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and the larger school community
  • Ability to learn new technologies independently 

  • Experience with research and information literacy
  • Ability to lead professional development and provide parent outreach opportunities
  • Understanding of principles of whole-child, progressive education

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Education from an accredited institution (or from a master’s level program in educational technology or information studies from an accredited or recognized institution)
  • Knowledge and experience in programming, using media, design, and digital fabrication tools and software
  • Experience with design thinking and with Makerspace mindset and technology
  • Experience using school information systems, specifically Schoology and Powerschool

 

To Apply:

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK–12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 36 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. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

 

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better representing our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff. Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, three professional references, and images of student work to: lshire@moundsparkacademy.org. Application materials are due by the end of the business day on April 30, 2019. Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
 

 

 

Upper and Middle School Orchestra

Position Begins: August 2019
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle School (grades 5-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12)

 

Mounds Park Academy seeks a Middle and Upper School Orchestra and Music teacher for the 2019–2020 school year. Specifically, this candidate will teach 5th grade Orchestra, 6-8 Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and a 9-12 Orchestra.  Additionally, they will offer small group lessons weekly for Middle School Orchestra students and teach 6th grade General Music.  All music 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 middle and high school age students with one or more degrees in a subject related to music education.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Inspire and lead students to enter into the creative process
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
  • Challenge and engage students musically
  • Foster and sustain an effective classroom environment
  • Communicate and meet with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary
  • Prepare for and conduct multiple orchestra and music concerts throughout the year
  • Display knowledge of general and orchestral music instruction
  • Participate in the Fine Arts 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.)
  • Play stringed instrument(s) with demonstrable excellence

 

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

  • A passion and commitment to music education and personal growth as a musician
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Admirable and compassionate leadership skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and a commitment to shared decision making
  • Exceptional personal and professional organization skills
  • Creativity, a sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • Flexibility and collegiality

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: mshire@moundsparkacademy.org.

Application materials are due by the end of the business day on April 30, 2019.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Position Begins: August 2019
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle School (grades 5-8)
 

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 37 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.

 

Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Middle School Social Studies teacher for the 2019-2020 school year, specifically, for Grades 5 and 6. 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. Our ideal candidate has experience in teaching and working with middle school age students and has one or more degrees in the social studies or related fields.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Teach Social Studies in the Middle School
  • Design, incorporate and work through multi-source and multi-draft student work in a meaningful and timely manner
  • Create and use diverse lesson plans and syllabi as per the recent MPA Social Studies Curriculum Review in collaboration with department colleagues
  • Inspire students to enter into the creative process in classes with project-based, interdisciplinary lesson experiences
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
  • 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
  • Communicate and partner with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary throughout the academic year
  • Participate in Social Studies Department 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, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
  • Admirable leadership skills and a desire to serve
  • Strong collaboration and organization skills
  • Substantial understanding of the developmental and academic needs of the Middle 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 letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references to: mshire@moundsparkacademy.org.

Application materials are due by the end of the business day on April 15, 2019.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

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 37 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.

Mounds Park Academy seeks an Executive Assistant to the Head of School. This position provides a full range of administrative and strategic support to the head. The Executive Assistant also holds the responsibility for oversight of the head’s office, functioning as both an extension of the head and ensuring both responsiveness, efficiency, and warmth, so that everyone feels welcomed, respected, and well served. In addition, the Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the Board of Trustees, limited support to administrators, and manages a variety of special projects.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Have an associate degree or equivalent experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Five years of experience as an executive assistant or office manager
  • Familiarity with software and technical applications including Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, calendars, MSWord, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Advance the mission, vision and values of Mounds Park Academy.
  • Provide administrative support to the Head of School
  • Provide administrative support to the Board of Trustees, including correspondence. agendas, and all logistics for meetings, retreats, and events.
  • Provide strategic and logistical support and management of special projects and institutional priorities identified by the Head.
  • Manage personnel files and documents.
  • Maintain and update the Employee Handbook.
  • Coordinate the building of the school calendar and schedule all required meetings.
  • Be an active, positive, and contributing member of Mounds Park Academy.
  • Display high integrity at all times and be a role model for students.
  • Communicate respectfully and effectively following the Respectful Discourse Policy with parents, students, teachers, staff, administration, visitors, and volunteers.
  • Support and facilitate the initiatives of the MPA strategic plan and positively contribute to school-wide committee work.

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

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, and customer service skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Substantial organization and project management skills
  • Openness to lifelong learning
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and prioritize workload; Flexibility

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: hoshire@moundsparkacademy.org

Physical Education Teaching Position

Position Begins: August 2019
Status: Part-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle and Upper School (grades 5 -12)

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK–12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 37 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 seeks a part-time Middle and Upper School Physical Education teacher for the 2019–2020 school year. 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.

In addition to the Physical Education teaching position, MPA currently has the following coaching opportunities for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Boy's Varsity Soccer Coach (fall)
  • Boys’ Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach (fall)
  • Upper School Girls Basketball Coach (winter)
  • Middle school boy’s soccer (fall) and basketball coach (winter)

Qualified candidates may be considered for open coaching opportunities.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Teach multiple sections of Middle and Upper School Physical Education classes through the use of age appropriate lessons.
  • Motivate students of varying ability
  • Differentiate instruction for skill development and fitness
  • Inspire an enjoyment for lifetime physical fitness
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
  • Foster and sustain an effective learning and fitness environment
  • Utilize and incorporate available resources and activities for instruction
  • Communicate and meet with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary
  • Participate in Physical Education Department and staff development activities
  • Collaborate as a member of a team
  • 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

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: ushire@moundsparkacademy.org

Application materials are due by the end of the business day on April 18, 2019.

Upper School Social Studies Position

Position Begins: August 2019
Status: Part-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School (grades 9 -12)

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK–12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 37 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 seeks a part-time Upper School social studies teacher for the 2019–2020 school year. This position likely includes teaching sections of 9th and 10th grade World History. 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. We seek individuals with experience in teaching high school age students with one or more degrees in a subject related to social studies.

It is expected that a successful candidate would:

  • Teach sections of 9th and 10th grade World History
  • Incorporate and work through multi-source and multi-draft student work
  • Create and use diverse lesson plans and syllabi as per the recent MPA Social Studies Curriculum Review
  • Inspire students to enter into the creative process in classes
  • Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
  • Create a welcoming, inclusive and 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 Social Studies 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
  • Openness to lifelong learning
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • Flexibility

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: ushire@moundsparkacademy.org

Application materials are due by the end of the business day on April 18, 2019.

Upper School English Teacher

Position Begins: August 2019
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School (grades 9-12)

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK–12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 37 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 seeks a full-time Upper School English teacher for the 2019–2020 school year. This position includes teaching multiple sections of English 10 (Western Literature), two Senior level English elective courses, and a growing responsibility with the all-school yearbook. 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
  • Emphasize critical thinking through content, research, and analysis
  • Create and use diverse 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
  • Foster and sustain 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

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: ushire@moundsparkacademy.org

Application materials are due by the end of the business day on April 18, 2019.

K-4 Visual Arts Teaching Position, .70 FTE

Mounds Park Academy seeks a dynamic Lower School Visual Arts teacher who is creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about working with young children. An art education background is essential.  The ideal candidate should be able to exhibit a wide range of teaching skills within the depth and breadth of a visual art curriculum, have the ability to create and use diverse lesson plans that convey solid content, and have strong classroom management skills while also creating a joyful learning environment. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a keen ability to work as a team member in an outstanding K-12 Visual Arts Department and be committed to the longtime MPA philosophy of whole child education. This position offers benefits and a competitive salary.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teaching Grades K-4 art classes.
  • Hosting the Lower School Art Show

Qualifications

Minimum
Bachelor’s degree in art education

2 years experience in visual arts education and instruction

Ability to engage, challenge, and inspire students

Excellent communication skills

Strong collaboration skills

Commitment to MPA’s mission and philosophy of whole child education

Preferred

Master’s Degree

MN Teaching License in K-12 Visual Arts

Experience working in independent schools

To Apply:

Mounds Park Academy is a PreK–12 independent school in Saint Paul that serves approximately 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 37 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. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.

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.  Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, three professional references, and images of student work to: lshire@moundsparkacademy.org. Application materials are due by the end of the business day on April 5, 2019.

MPA Host Family for International Students

Mounds Park Academy accepts international students in grades 9-12 and is seeking host families of all kinds to open their hearts and homes to these international students for one semester, one year, or a student’s entire MPA experience. A $9,000 annual stipend is available to cover the cost of room, board, and transportation from August to June. Mounds Park Academy’ International Student Program Coordinator and Homestay Coordinator will actively support the student and the host family through the entire MPA experience. Additional information about the MPA International Student Program and the MPA Host Family Application can be found on our website.


Mounds Park Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.