Thank you for your interest in employment at Mounds Park Academy! The environment here is diverse, collaborative, creative, and innovative for students, faculty, and staff. Here, 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 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.


Grades K-8 Extended Day Assistant: 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 ideal candidate should be able to work as part of a team, supervise and work well with students, and effectively communicate with parents. In addition, this candidate should also have the ability to plan and implement interactive activities for students. The candidate must be committed to the MPA philosophy. This position is not eligible for benefits.


Experience with school age children


Minimum 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


To Apply

Application materials are due by August 15, 2019
Please send cover letter, resume, references

Or mail directly to:

Mounds Park Academy
ATTN: Lower School Hiring
2051 Larpenteur Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55109


Questions: Contact Russ Purdy, 651-748-5571


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.