• The team at Athlos Academies showing appreciation to Athlos teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week

    Team Athlos holds up thank you signs for teacher appreciation week

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 an opening for your job expertise? We still want to hear from you!
Please email your resume to hr@athlosacademies.org.

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

  • Location: Boise, ID
  • Reports to: HR Manager
  • Classification: Full-time, salary, exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Position Overview

The Athlos Academies Executive Assistant is responsible for providing advanced professional support for the executive officers. This person will handle a high level of administrative, sensitive, and confidential issues and information.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, events, training sessions, appointments, and travel arrangements
  • Represent the executive by attending meetings in the executive’s absence; capturing assignments and follow up on key deliverables/action items
  • Anticipate needs and ensure executives have background information and resources needed to be prepared for internal/external meetings
  • Prepare, transcribe, compose, edit, and distribute agendas and meeting minutes
  • Assist in the proofreading and final preparation of correspondence and other executive communication on behalf of the CFO
  • Coordinate with other departments in the resolution of day-to-day administration and operations challenges
  • Independently manage tasks and projects as assigned by the CFO
  • Participate in planning of events
  • Coordinate and communicate with other executive assistants throughout the company
  • Manage incoming phone calls, emails, and other correspondence
  • Occasionally assist with executive’s personal matters
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Background in legal, finance/accounting, or real estate development a plus
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and familiar with all of the key concepts, practices, and procedures of office administration
  • Must be comfortable taking initiative and have strong follow-through skills
  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized, and have the ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks to meet changing deadlines and requests, while strategically thinking ahead
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information

Director of Instruction and Assessment

Director of Instruction and Assessment

  • Location: Boise, ID or Dallas, TX
  • Reports to: Chief of Schools & Academics
  • Classification: Full-time, salary, exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Position Overview

The mission of the Prepared Mind instructional model at Athlos Academies is to develop adaptable, reflective, and innovative students by providing services, quality resources, and effective professional development which support the implementation of the Athlos educational model.

Athlos Academies aligns curriculum, instruction, and assessment with any and all state academic standards as well as Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in order to ensure students are successful on state and standardized tests and are well-prepared for upcoming grade levels and eventually college and career. Athlos schools also incorporate instructional structures and strategies designed by Athlos Academies, such as student-centered instruction, inquiry based instruction, use of formative and summative assessments, and standards-based grading.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategically plan, develop, implement, and evaluate instructional goals, structures, systems, materials, and resources at all Athlos network schools
  • Conduct data analysis (including strand analysis) by schools and across network to inform professional development needs of teachers in Athlos Academy schools
  • Work with school level instructional coaches to develop and implement effective cycles of instruction and assessment
  • Collaborate with headquarters academic team, school leaders and instructional coaches with implementing research-based best practices with proven achievement results
  • Provide monthly updates on the academic progress of students as measured by formative and summative assessments used at each school
  • Provide school instructional staff in the understanding, use, and creation of formative and summative assessments to differentiate and improve instructional programs
  • Up to 50-60% travel availability required
  • Assume other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Certification(s) preferred:

  •  K-8 teacher certification
  • Administrative License, strongly preferred

Experience required:

  • At least 5 years of K-12 education experience, required

Education required:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or Administration preferred
  • Additional certifications preferred

Skills, intangibles, and characteristics of a successful candidate

  • Self-motivated
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Fluent in web-based technologies; experience working with remote team members
  • Experience working collaboratively and virtually, when necessary
  • Experience delivering professional development

Director of Performance Character / PBSP

Director of Performance Character

  • Location: Boise, ID
  • Reports to: Chief Academic Officer
  • Classification: Full-time, salary, exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide K-8 social emotional learning expertise for the Athlos Academies network of schools; help to train teachers and school leaders in best-practices in SEL, building Performance Character, and Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).
  • In all Athlos schools, oversee the successful integration of Performance Character Pillar strategies and the Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP), including all tiers of PBIS and restorative practices.
  • Meet with school deans, instructional coaches, and other school contacts to ensure fidelity of implementation of the program.
  • Research, develop, and create related Performance Character and PBSP curriculum such as huddles (morning meetings), service-learning experiences, protocols, behavior lesson plans, and assessments.
  • Develop and implement professional development opportunities with fully-implemented and partnered schools including both on-site and virtual opportunities. Some travel required.
  • Create online courses and webinars for training purposes. Maintain and update resources available on online learning management system.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the team to ensure the integration of Performance Character and PBSP strategies into the other elements of the program (Prepared Mind and Healthy Body).
  • Collect, analyze, and use data to improve implementation of related strategies and continuously seek to improve outcomes.
  • Create and distribute monthly reports related to implementation fidelity and outcomes.
  • Support school data based decision-making processes (TIPS: Team Initiated Problem Solving).
  • Develop and manage departmental budgets as needed.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities in social emotional learning and positive behavior related content.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

Certification(s) preferred:

  • SWIS facilitator certification
  • K-8 teacher certification
  • Restorative practices certification

Experience required:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of teaching in a K-8 environment
  • One to three years of experience implementing schoolwide behavior support initiatives, including PBIS and/or restorative practices.

Skills, intangibles, and characteristics of a successful candidate

  • Growth mindset
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Innovative
  • Creative problem solver
  • Willing to take risks
  • Effective at time management
  • Excellent organization, inter-personal, and communication skills
  • Able to build and support a culture of trust and collaboration
  • Willingness to plan and work collaboratively with a team
  • Seeks out professional learning
  • Knowledge of state/national standards
  • Knowledge of best practices and a willingness to continue to learn and try new strategies
  • Knowledge of standards-based grading, student-led conferences, active teaching strategies, and effective classroom management strategies

Chief School Finance Officer

Chief School Finance Officer

  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Reports to: President of Education Services
  • Classification: Full-time, salary, exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Duties and 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, human resources, 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 and 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 in-depth understanding of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 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 school.
  • 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 human resources 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 manner understandable by all.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and 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 high level of difficulty

Educational Background

  • Minimum five 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

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
  • Centrally located in downtown Boise, one of the fastest growing areas in the US
  • 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.

Athlos book club discussion
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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.

movement break
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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.

Athlos Shout-Out
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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…

At Athlos, I have the ability to work toward one of my many passions, education. Working at Athlos allows me to contribute to an organization that is strengthening America’s struggling educational system and for that I am grateful.

Alexa BasquillExecutive Assistant

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

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

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
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