• 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.

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

School Director - Athlos Academy of Utah

School Director – Athlos Academy of Utah

Athlos Academies is accepting applications for the Athlos Academy of Utah school director position. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and a copy of your certificate/license to afereday@athlosacademies.org.

  • Location: Athlos Academy of Utah in Herriman, Utah
  • Reports to: President at Athlos Academies
  • Classification: Full-time, salary, exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Education: Master’s in Education Administration or related field
  • Experience Required: Possesses at least 3-5 years of successful school leadership experience, preferably in a charter school setting
  • Certification Required: Principal Certificate and/or Education Administrator License

Job Duties

1. Staff Management:

  • Recruits, hires, and retains high quality teachers and staff, terminates when necessary
  • Oversees professional development of all teachers and staff
  • Observes all classes regularly; oversees and assesses the performance of all school employees
  • Holds employee evaluation conferences based on records of performance observations
  • Ensures collaboration and team building among staff
  • Manages conflicts and relations between school employees skillfully
  • Oversees employee screening measures to ensure that each employee has undergone an appropriate background check. Establishes rapport with parents, students, school staff, and the governing board

2. Academics:

  • Evaluates instructional program effectiveness; develops and enforces policies and procedures
  • Ensures implementation of instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication
  • Ensures effective, research-based professional development is provided and implemented
  • Monitors special projects accountability timelines and coordinates timely completion
  • Collaborates with staff for united school improvement plan
  • Monitors and analyzes student performance assessment data preparing reports as needed for various special projects (i.e., after school program, summer school)
  • Oversees special education program implementation and compliance
  • Analyzes student achievement data, draws logical conclusions and prepares comprehensive reports
  • Holds and attends parent/teacher/student conferences, open houses, and other parent and community events

3. Operations:

  • Abides by all state and federal laws that apply to charter schools and charter policy
  • Ensures there is proper documentation on operations of charter programs to develop accurate budget
  • Maintains fiscal control; report accurate fiscal information
  • Ensures smooth operation of school facilities, school finance and risk management, including appropriate procurement of insurance policies
  • Ensures school-wide compliance with all policies and procedures
  • Attends all required governing board and state meetings; attend other meetings and training that provide legal guidance
  • Participates in the school’s annual fiscal audit and oversee the preparation of the school’s annual budget, annual financial, and annual program reports
  • Ensures school safety by performing fire drills and other drills
  • Preparation of financial and statistical documents and reports
  • Ensures school facilities are managed effectively; oversees facilities to ensure maintenance provides a clean and safe school

4. Public Relations

  • Establishes rapport with parents, students, school staff, and the governing board
  • Coordinates with the school’s parent organization to increase parental involvement within the school
  • Builds positive relations with state education departments, other charter schools, and school districts
  • Works pro-actively to maintain community partnerships and positive public relations that showcases the school’s success

5. Professionalism

  • Upholds and enforces board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules and regulations
  • Works cooperatively with parents and teaching mentors to strengthen the educational program
  • Oversees overall school operations
  • Promotes and maintains a positive and effective school climate by ensuring that all interactions with staff, students, parents, and the public at large are prompt, efficient, helpful and friendly
  • Maintains regular communication with Athlos Academies, ESP; serves as the face of Athlos Academies in the community

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.

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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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