• The team at Athlos Academies is learning more about the Athlos Athletic curriculum and its implementation through hands-on experience in a monthly staff athletic movement class.

Join the Athlos Team

Here at Athlos Academies, we’re on the lookout for passionate and driven individuals who are exceptional at what they do.

Open Positions

Don’t see a position you’re looking for? We still want to hear from you!
Please email your resume to hr@athlosacademies.org.

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

  • Company: Athlos Academies
  • Location: Grapevine, TX
  • Reports to: Superintendent of Schools
  • Classification: Full-time, Salaried, exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Duties & Responsibilities

Instructional Leadership and Strategic Support to School-Level Teams:

  • Supports school leaders and school leadership teams to ensure high quality implementation of school strategic plans, including curriculum, assessments, instructional practices, and school culture aligned to Athlos ideology
  • Collaborates with all members of the education service provider team to ensure coordinated planning and consistent implementation of strategic programs, projects and initiatives
  • Provides vision, leadership and support for the overall design, development, implementation, instructional delivery and evaluation of all instructional programs
  • Provides guidance to school leadership to design, coordinate, and manage professional development programs for all employees in support of the system-wide strategic plan
  • Collaborates with the school leadership team to foster a culture that encourages support of strategies and initiatives designed to impact organizational change and improvement
  • Develops annual, measurable goals for each school in partnership with school leadership
  • Support school leaders in the development of school-wide plans to ensure all schools achieve high academic performance
  • Assists school leaders with ensuring that school improvement plans are aligned to the needs of the schools and develops specific recommendations to improve achievement for students with identified performance risk
  • Ensures curriculum, assessments, and instructional practices are aligned to state standards and being implemented with fidelity
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of common assessments

Strategy and Innovation: Oversees development and implementation of strategic initiatives and ensures that innovative concepts have been utilized in the execution of these strategies.

  • Identifies and addresses areas of success and inefficiencies in collaboration with the superintendent of schools
  • Supervises product managers interactions and quality of services rendered to schools
  • Provides thorough, guiding, nationally informed feedback to the chief of products
  • Manages the development, implementation, timeline and reporting elements of the system-wide strategic plan
  • Identifies and engages key partners in education to further Athlos Academies mission in collaboration with the superintendent of schools and chief community relations officer
  • Supports the superintendent in leading meetings to achieve the goals set forth in the strategic plan
  • Keeps pace with advances in technological changes in all areas of education and takes advantage of those to increase Athlos’ effectiveness
  • Advocates the defined strategy to internal and external stakeholders
  • Attends conferences and network meetings, as approved by the superintendent of schools, to promote Athlos Academies and capture best practices to inform continuous improvement of Athlos programming and supports

Accountability, Research and Evidence: Builds a collaborative vision for optimizing the sharing and use of knowledge, data, and best practices across the organization; develops systems to inform schools and the public about school performance and aid in ensuring that the charter network uses high-quality data to drive its decisions.

  • Identifies and contributes research findings to improve product offerings and services to schools in collaboration with the superintendent of schools and chief of products
  • Supervises and facilitates program evaluation for both new and existing educational programs, in partnership with chief of products
  • Defines, gathers and presents compelling evidence of strategies, initiatives and/or frameworks that produce desired or unique outcomes in student, staff, school or community achievement
  • Researches most current and effective curriculum and assessment tools to evaluate progress of the education service provider’s priorities and ensure effective programs and best practices are utilized in curriculum
  • Provides leadership in monitoring and reviewing assessment data and using findings to initiate corrective action for the effected subgroups of students and/or campuses
  • Ensure curriculum and programming are being implemented with fidelity and in alignment with the education service providers’ strategic plan
  • Oversees development of short- and long-term performance metrics and an annual data collection, analysis and reporting calendar
  • Train school leaders and other school-level staff on how to analyze data, use data to identify gaps and challenges, and how to effectively present data reports to their staff
  • Creates and disseminates system-wide student achievement reports
  • Builds and executes system-wide research, development and program evaluation plans
  • Serves as subject matter expert with expertise on accountability system in states where schools are located or plan to open and represents the network in external accountability discussions

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 7+ years of K-12 teaching and administrative experience
  • Leadership experience in CMO/EMO or charter school network
  • Experience working with governing boards
  • Demonstration of meeting and obtaining goals
  • Experience growing academic leaders

Education & Background

  • Master’s degree or higher, educational administration preferred
  • Valid state licensure as appropriate, principal preferred

Skills & Intangibles

  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Relentless work ethic
  • Strategic thinker

Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Finance

Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Finance

  • Company: Athlos Academies
  • Reports to: Chief of Schools and Academics
  • Classification: Full-time, salary, exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Fosters lasting relationships with representatives of state governments, independent charter school authorizers, back office firms, and legal / accounting firms
  • Performs exhaustive independent research of state-specific charter school finance guidelines and requirements
  • Coordinates with internal Academic Program team in preparation of school budget and business plan as part of Charter Application team
  • Coordinates with school governance team to advise local Athlos School Boards on the financial status of the local school
  • Assists schools in all finance, HR, and business management functions including vendor relationships, contract management, payment processing, financial statement preparation and review, and personnel-related items
  • Ensures that schools are compliant with all state and federal requirements including financial statement audits and enrollment reporting
  • Coordinates with schools, Investment Bankers, and Bond Issuers in assisting schools with facility purchase

Qualifications & Experience

  • The individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his / her work product
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), as well as Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements
  • Understanding of Federal and State grant compliance and rules, including an in-depth understanding of the OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Circulars and how they affect allowable costs and school operations
  • Knowledge and experience with governmental and non-profit budgeting practices, including budget preparation, analysis and adjustment of said budget, as well as submission of budget to state entities in compliance with state standards
  • Experience with state procurement processes, including implementation of new process and ensuring school adherence with state and federal procurement policies and practices
  • Understanding of the annual audit and financial statement process, including experience with specific state regulations. Expertise should include experience with financial statement preparation, supporting schedule development, reconciliations for all accounts, as well as preparation of the notes and supporting schedules. Knowledge of governmental auditing standards and how they affect schools
  • Understanding of Human Resources rules and regulations, including experience with wage and hour law, payroll process, hiring processes and procedures, and Human Resources best practices. This position serves as the Human Resources contact for the school concerning compliance with and design of policies and procedures associated with HR practices
  • Experience working with educational entities on contract compliance, including assistance with drafting, reviewing, and modifying contracts. Knowledge of and experience ensuring adherence to current contract standards
  • Experience working with Special Education rules and providing fiscal expertise to Special Education Staff. Expertise can include compliance with funding rules as well as ensuring educational entities receive and maximize Special Education funding
  • Experience with Information Technology and Facility services and how they affect school operations
  • Experience providing presentations to school boards and other stakeholders. Presentations can include presentation of financial information and metrics as well as non-financial details that affect the operations of the educational entity. Ability to take complex financial calculations or situations and explain them in a more simplified manner
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with a high level of difficulty
  • School leadership experience preferred

Education & Background

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with a minimum of one year leading teams or directing others
  • CPA required and a Master’s degree preferred
  • Public or charter school audit and/or tax experience a plus

Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel

  • Company: Athlos Academies
  • Location: Boise, ID
  • Reports to: Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer
  • Classification: Full-time, Salaried, non-exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Position Overview

As a member of a growing legal department, the primary responsibility of the individual who fills this position will be reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts, and contract management. This person may also assist the Chief Legal Officer and work independently as assigned by the Chief Legal Officer, in providing support in a variety of areas of law, including contract, real estate, construction, intellectual property, litigation, education, and employment law.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Negotiate and draft contracts including leases agreements, purchase and sale agreements, letters of intent, services agreements, licensing agreements, and prime construction contracts
  • Drafting correspondence to customers, vendors, and outside counsel on behalf of the company
  • Review contracts from third parties to mitigate corporate risk
  • Perform legal research, including statutory and case law
  • Oversee business formation and licensing tasks performed by paralegal
  • Prepare, evaluate and advise company on property tax related issues, including but not limited to exemption applications

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of law firm or in-house experience.

Education & Background

  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to at least one state bar, with admission to the Idaho state bar within one year of hire.

Skills & Intangibles

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize assignments
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Power Point)

Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator

Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator

  • Company: Athlos Academies
  • Location: Boise, ID
  • Reports to: Communication and Marketing Director
  • Classification: Full-time, Hourly
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Position Overview

The recruitment and marketing coordinator, in conjunction with the communication and marketing team, will support partner schools in their student recruitment and retention efforts through new and traditional marketing strategies and branding. Under supervision of the communication and marketing director, the recruitment and marketing coordinator will develop and implement strategic plans to help partner schools grow enrollment, as well as support the communication and marketing director with other school marketing and communication needs. The recruitment and marketing coordinator is also responsible for representing, maintaining, and iterating on the Athlos student recruitment service offering for schools.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategic marketing plans for partner schools
  • Create, manage, and analyze paid digital advertising campaigns
  • Utilize Google Ads and Analytics to drive traffic to partner schools’ websites and analyze traffic and behavior
  • Work closely with partner schools to offer training, support, and motivation in recruitment efforts
  • Coordinate with the graphic design team in the development of print and web-based materials
  • Branding to include copywriting, storytelling, and reputation management
  • Coordinate events and efforts to be carried out by school teams
  • Evaluate recruitment offering and make annual improvements
  • Present information to a variety of stakeholders ranging from parents to school board members,
    both in person and virtually
  • Assist in developing and implementing overarching organization marketing and communication goals
  • Maintain and follow the student recruitment service roadmap
  • Serve as the student recruitment expert on sales calls with potential partner schools
  • Present on the Athlos student recruitment offering at national conferences
  • Represent Athlos as the face of student recruitment for schools around the country
  • Provide ongoing support and services for schools that partner with Athlos for student recruitment services
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 2-4 years of experience in a marketing field
  • 2-4 years of experience in a communications field
  • Experience in an education setting, understanding of K-12 needs and trends, strongly preferred

Education & Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field

Skills & Intangibles

  • Creative problem solver
  • Proven experience in digital marketing and data analysis
  • Strong written communication and editing skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Effective public speaking
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Team player

School Growth Coordinator

School Growth Coordinator

  • Company: Athlos Academies
  • Location: TBD
  • Reports to: Chief Operations and Growth Officer
  • Classification: Full-time, salaried, exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Position Overview

The school growth coordinator works to establish partnerships with boards-to-form interested in opening an Athlos Academies managed school and with existing charter schools looking for Athlos Academies’ model and management services.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research potential locations and partnerships for new school development
  • Identify and commit founding board members for start up charter schools
  • Identify and pursue partnership opportunities with existing charter schools and networks
  • Develop successful charter school applications and proposals, including drafting, collecting, and editing all documents related to the charter submission process
  • Train founding board members on governance duties and the application/interview process
  • Manage authorizer relationships through the application or approval process
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience:

  • No less than three years of education experience, preferably in a leadership role
  • Experience working with governing or authorizing boards
  • Technical writing, research, and editing experience
  • Policy experience preferable, but not required

Education & Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, public policy, political science, or a related field
  • Master’s degree preferred

Skills & Intangibles

  • Understanding of education law and policy
  • Effective at community outreach
  • Self-motivated
  • Attentive to detail
  • Advanced writing, grammar, and editing skills
  • Confident public speaker and presenter
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • General technology fluency, including Microsoft Office and Excel
  • High degree of professionalism and strong work ethic
  • Ability to travel

School Operations Specialist

School Operations Specialist

  • Company: Athlos Academies
  • Reports to: School Operations Manager
  • Classification: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Position Overview

This position supports key school operations functions for the Athlos Academies network of schools. These functions include management of the school staff hiring and onboarding process, serving as a point of contact for the school-based operational staff, customer service support for school boards, and Athlos board binder management. This position should have an understanding of K–12 educational settings and structures, previous experience with the school hiring process, previous experience interacting with school boards, and must be a team player, flexible, and have the confidence and initiative to take on a wide variety of projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management of the school staff hiring and onboarding process, which includes:
    • Assist with the screening of applicants
    • Coordination and scheduling of interviews and moving candidates through the hiring process
    • Communicate with school leaders, Home Court team, and candidates via email and/or phone
    • Distribution and management of offer letters
    • Communicating initial onboarding information to new hires
    • Managing the staff technology onboarding and departure process
  • Personnel file management
  • Staff list and staff salary spreadsheet management
  • Support of monthly school board meeting tasks, including:
    • Board and committee meeting scheduling
    • Collection of agenda materials, board packet collation/organization, distribution, and agenda posting to the website
    • Meeting minute collection, copy editing, and posting minutes to website
    • Athlos board binder coordination
  • Support school nutrition programs
  • Upkeep of annual operational and reporting calendars
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience

  • Hiring / HR experience
  • Knowledge of education settings and structures preferred

Education & Background

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Skills & Intangibles

  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Team player, humble and ready to take on any task
  • Attentive to detail
  • Highly organized
  • Quick learner
  • Flexible and comfortable with a fast-paced environment
  • Identification of efficiencies and areas for improvement
  • Inter-departmental communication and collaboration
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Project management
  • Socially intelligent
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Technology literate
  • Understanding of orders of operation, degrees of urgency, and when to escalate issues

Special Projects Assistant

Special Projects Assistant

  • Company: Athlos Academies
  • Location: Grapevine, TX
  • Reports to: Superintendent of Schools
  • Classification: Full-time, Salaried, non-exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Position Overview

This position will support the Superintendent of Schools with day-to-day functions and key organizational projects and processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Overseeing and managing a wide variety of highly prioritized projects, as well as completing projects, requests, and analysis
  • Assist with and/or lead internal projects and initiatives to support future growth
  • Strategically manage meetings and events for the Superintendent to optimize organizational performance
  • Manage highly confidential discussions and maintaining trust within all interactions and ensuring that the confidentiality extends to the executive leadership team
  • Manage the Superintendent’s communications and time in accordance with organization priorities
  • Conduct research, analyzing and interpreting information, problems, and proposals to ensure objective and complete information is provided to the Superintendent for decision making
  • Arrange and participate in organizational meetings; taking minutes, providing advice regarding strategic issues, and conducting follow-up correspondence
  • Attend all pertinent events where the Superintendent may need to be represented
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 2 years of experience working in the education field
  • 2 years of administrative support experience

Education & Background

  • Bachelor’s degree

Skills & Intangibles

  • Knowledge of technology including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker; detail-oriented
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice, with little to no direction
  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Ability to anticipate and prepare for upcoming meetings, events, and project milestones

How to Apply

Submit application with resume to: hr@athlosacademies.org

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What is it like to work here?

Athlos Academies is a work-hard, play-hard kind of organization.

Team Culture

We take our work as a social venture seriously. Supporting the students, teachers, and leaders we serve is a serious matter, but we also build relationships together in more informal settings.

Benefits

As part of the team, you’ll enjoy:

  • A competitive salary
  • Health benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k retirement plan with generous employer match
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Paid time off and holiday pay
  • Ergonomic workspaces in a spacious, collaborative environment
  • Access to the basketball court, turf, weight room, and locker rooms
  • Team building activity as part of a book club discussion

    Employee participates in team huddle
  • Athlos Family Fun Day

    family stacks foam blocks for Athlos Family Fun Day
  • Playing basketball for an afternoon movement break

    Afternoon movement break on the basketball court
  • Monthly athletic movement class

    Athlos team practices drills from the Athlos Athletic Curriculum
  • March Madness potluck

    Employees watch basketball game during a March Madness potluck
  • Pillars of Performance: Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character

  • The Athlos giving tree

    Angel Giving Tree
  • Athlos Academies headquarters grand opening at W. Idaho Street.

  • Ergonomic workspaces

    Ergonomic workspace
  • Discussion during a team huddle

    Employees brainstorm during a book club huddle
  • Athlos’ 12 Performance Character traits

  • Afternoon movement break—hiking in the Boise foothills

    Employees look out over downtown Boise from Camel's Back Park
  • Gunny sack race on the turf

    Employees participate in a potato sack race on the indoor turf
  • A social venture dedicated to helping schools succeed

Embodying the Athlos Model

Just like our three-pillar model benefits the lives of Athlos students, it has its benefits in the workplace, too.

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Books read and discussed
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Prepared Mind

As a team, we’re constantly learning. Our monthly book club broadens our perspectives, challenges us to think creatively about applying key takeaways to our organization, and gives us a common language to use in the workplace.  We pride ourselves on truly being a learning organization.

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Movement breaks
(and multiplying everyday)

Healthy Body

Athlos believes that students who lead active and healthy lives are better equipped to learn in the classroom. The same is true in the workplace — one of the best ways to stay sharp in the office is by taking a few quick, intentional movement breaks during the day.

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Athlos shout-outs given
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Performance Character

At Athlos, we use shout-outs as a way of celebrating our colleagues’ accomplishments and recognizing their demonstration of the Performance Character traits.  In turn, this helps build strong and supportive workplace relationships.

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Here’s what our team members enjoy about working at Athlos Academies…

It’s rare to find companies that break up their workday with yoga, dancing, mindfulness activities, or freestyle basketball. Movement breaks allow us to model what we teach in our schools and contribute to our unique Athlos culture.

Juliana GiovanniniSIS Administrator

At Athlos, we’re surrounded by people who are 100 percent invested in the lives of the kids we serve and share a passion to change public education for the better.

Abby FeredaySpecial Projects Manager

Since joining Athlos Academies, I have enjoyed the passion of each employee as we all work hard to make a difference in education. It is also exciting to be active during the work day, which helps fuel the body and mind much like it does for the students at our schools.

Josh KoenigIT Manager

I could not be more thankful to be part of a unique organization that takes pride and invests in their employees. There is a strong sense of team culture that unifies our collective ambition to improve public education.

Savannah DubeGraphic Design Specialist
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