Join the Athlos Academies Team

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

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Please email your resume to hr@athlosacademies.org.

Location: Remote or Boise, ID

Company Overview
Athlos Academies is a charter school network started to provide sustainable solutions to many of the struggles schools face today. The organization offers a range of services to schools, including operational support, research-based curriculum, staff and student recruitment, and teacher training. In addition to preparing children to excel academically, Athlos Academies also prepares students for lifelong success by focusing on health and character education. The Athlos innovative three-pillar approach to education combines Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character.
Responsibilities and Duties

  • 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 and Skills

  • 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
  • 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

Job Type:

  • Part Time
  • Contract
  • Virtual (United States)

Job Duties:

  • Conduct virtual tutoring sessions of up to 10 students in grades K-8
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver standards-based, student-centered curriculum review that engages all students and provides academic growth (following the mission, beliefs and strategies of Athlos Academies Three Pillars of Performance)
  • Ensure student growth and achievement in accordance with grade level expectations
  • Assist students with homework, projects, test preparation, research, and other academic tasks.
  • Differentiate instruction as needed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students
  • Model the Athlos culture by exemplifying the Three Pillars: Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character (demonstrating 12 character traits, exemplifying a growth mindset and modeling a healthy lifestyle)
  • Work collaboratively with tutoring coordinator and communicate professionally to maximize effective instructional activities and build positive school culture
  • Meet professional obligations by honoring schedules, deadlines, and all professional responsibilities
  • Demonstrate the standards for effective practices of teachers
  • Provide students positive and constructive feedback
  • Offer feedback on progress to students’ parents and teachers where appropriate

Pay

  • $20 per hour

Reports To

  • Tutoring Coordinator

Start Date

  • Mid December

Days

  • Tutoring will begin January 4, 2021, and will run through April 1, 2021.  Tutoring will take place 3 days a week for 4 hours in the afternoon and evening. Days of the week to be determined

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience: Teaching experience preferred, but not required
  • Certification: Must hold current K-12 teaching license or certification
  • Experience using Zoom, i-Ready, Study Island, Clever, Let’s Go Learn, and Canvas strongly preferred

Characteristics of the Successful Candidate:

  • Lifelong learner
  • Believes every student matters
  • Driven by actions and outcomes
  • Makes decisions based on data
  • Growth mindset
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Innovative
  • Creative problem solver
  • Willing to take risks
  • Highly organized
  • Effective at time management
  • Seeks out professional learning
  • Willing to continue to learn and try new strategies/protocols
  • Willing to plan and work collaboratively with a team
  • Able to build relationships with students from a variety of backgrounds
  • Good communicator and active listener

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 Academies 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
(and counting)

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
(and growing)

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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