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.

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 individual who would enjoy an inclusive school setting in which they will interact with a large number of people: parents, faculty, staff, and students. This full-time Business Office role works closely with Admissions and is responsible for maintaining the student billing and indexed tuition (financial assistance) databases. This role has frequent contact with parents regarding student accounts. In addition, this role is responsible for accounts payable, petty cash, and general ledger work. The position reports to the Mounds Park Academy controller.

Responsibilities include:

  • Student Billing – Annual and monthly maintenance of TADS (tuition billing software) and manual entry of direct tuition payments and miscellaneous optional charges. Reconciliation of monthly billing, payment, refunds, and other activity related to student accounts. Set up enrollment agreements, respond to enrollment and billing inquiries in a timely manner, make changes to enrollment agreements and billing accounts as requested.
  • Indexed Tuition (financial assistance) – Process Indexed Tuition applications, answer applicant questions and provide the Chief Financial and Operations Officer reports for award review. Input awards into TADS. Work with families on billing arrangements and account set up.
  • Collections – Follow up on past due accounts and work with families to minimize write-offs.
  • Accounts Payable – Process invoices on a weekly basis; this includes matching purchase orders and packing slips to invoices, entering invoices into Financial Edge, and processing checks. Research invoices that do not have proper supporting documentation and maintain invoice files. Process credit card statements, support individuals who use the credit card program, and reconcile credit card allocations monthly. Process employee reimbursements/expense reports. Issue 1099s.
  • Petty Cash – Track cash receipts and disbursements through petty cash. Support customers with cash boxes for large events. 
  • Other – Perform special accounting projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated, willing to learn, and highly organized with a very keen attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to think independently and critically, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional customer service skills that are consistently applied to every member of the MPA community (fellow employees, families, and vendors). 
  • Proactively works to anticipate and complete tasks.
  • Two-year degree in related field or five years relevant work experience required
  • Very strong technical skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office; accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general ledger software packages.
  • Flexible and a willingness to support other team members, including receptionist.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • 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.
  • A fit with the MPA’s joyful, inclusive, respectful culture.

Preferred:

  • TADS and/or Blackbaud systems experience.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and a list of three professional references to: hiring@moundsparkacademy.org. No phone calls please. 

This is a year-round position with a generous benefits package including a tuition remission for qualified children and half day Fridays in summer. Position hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm on school days with flexibility on non-school days. Occasional nights/weekends may be necessary. 

 

In partnership with School District 622, Mounds Park Academy is seeking a school nurse for a shared position between the district and MPA. School District 622 will lead the search. To apply, click here

Position: LPN/ARN - Licensed Practical Nurse/Associate Registered Nurse
Location: Mounds Park Academy
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (6.5 to 7.0 hours per day, student contact days) to start for the 2022-23 school year
Pay: Starting pay is $19.65 -  $25.47 per hour dependent on qualifications
Benefits: Position qualifies for full benefits with Mounds Park Academy, including tuition remission for employee children. District Benefits are in accordance with the labor agreement covering EA's and LPN's found here: https://www.isd622.org/Page/310.

Position qualifies for full benefits under Mounds Park Academy including tuition remission.

This position is not responsible for COVID-19 tracing or testing for MPA students and staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current LPN license in accordance with the MN Board of Nursing
  • Current training in CPR and First Aid
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior nursing experience

Responsibilities:

  • Provide emergency care, first aid, and management of all illnesses and injuries as provided for in the ISD 622 first aid and emergency care procedures
  • Provide care for children with symptoms of illness and/or injury, notifying parents/guardians when appropriate
  • Communicate medication administration policies and procedures to parents/guardians
  • Administer medication in accordance with physicians’ orders and parent/guardian authorization, the School Board policy, under LSN/RN supervision, and using ISD 622 procedures
  • Prior to the start of the school year, assess immunization status of all students to ensure entrance requirements are met
  • Maintain immunization records throughout the school year by compiling and entering data, requesting records from previous schools, notifying parents/guardians if records are not current or complete, and completing the State Immunization Report
  • Accurately maintain a daily log of students seen and cared for in the Health Office, ensuring that this information is entered into the District’s student information system daily
  • Perform and maintain an accurate record of vision and hearing screenings and follow-up activities (phone calls and mailings) requested by staff, parents/guardians, and supervisor. These activities must also be documented in the District’s student information system.  Send referrals directly to parents/guardians.
  • Maintain individual health plans/emergency care plans for students with health concerns under the supervision of the LSN
  • Monitor hearing aids and phonetic ears for students served by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program
  • Maintain electronic records for students with acute and/or chronic health concerns
  • Maintain health and emergency cards for all students and staff
  • Initiate school accident/incident reports within 24 hours of the accident/incident
  • Attend the annual mandatory Blood Borne Pathogens Training
  • Maintain current knowledge of OSHA standards
  • Assist legal authorities as requested by the Principal
  • Attend required in-service education offerings, CPR, and First Aid training
  • Perform office functions for the Health Office such as answering the phone; responding to voicemail and e-mail promptly and accurately; filing; data entry; ordering and keeping an inventory of supplies; and maintaining a neat, clean, and orderly Health Office including health information displays, brochures, and bulletin boards
  • Report and follow up on student attendance (public elementary locations only)
  • Other related duties as assigned

ISD 622 is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

To apply, click here

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 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.

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 enthusiastic, positive, and high-quality Substitute Teachers for Grades Pre-K-12. Substitute teachers are responsible for providing a classroom instructional program that supports the continuity of learning when the classroom teacher is away/absent. At MPA, substitute teachers are an important part of our community as they work to create consistently calm, welcoming, and engaging classrooms alongside our faculty and staff.

It is expected that a successful Substitute Teacher would:

  • Follow lesson plans provided by the classroom teacher to create a cohesive and consistent learning experience for students
  • Manage the classroom effectively to encourage student participation, minimize distractions, and maintain a positive learning environment
  • Adapt teaching methods and classroom management to fit the needs of each individual students
  • Supervise students in and out of the classroom, including in the hallways, on the playground, and in the cafeteria
  • Provide supportive instruction in-class and for at-home assignments based on the provided lesson plan
  • For long-term substitutes: develop lesson plans and assignments consistent with the regular teacher’s previous lesson plans, assess student progress, communicate with parents, and engage with the school community to the greatest extend possible.

In addition, an ideal candidate would possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Be available on an on-call or pre-scheduled basis
  • Be open to working in a different classroom each school day
  • Be available Monday – Friday for classroom assignments
  • Follow through with scheduled assignments
  • Be flexible if/when asked to complete duties beyond original assignment
  • Must model professional experience, attitude, and demeanor appropriate for a school setting
  • Must demonstrate an appreciation of diversity and be open to working in a community that values diversity and representation in all of its forms.

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 moundsparkacademy.org.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references (dated within the last 12 months) to: hiring@moundsparkacademy.org.

 

Priority review of application materials will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until successful candidates are selected.

Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

All employees are required to wear a mask full time while at school.


Mounds Park Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.