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Our organization is only as great as the team behind it. Here at Athlos Academies, we’re on the lookout for passionate and driven individuals who are exceptional at what they do. With a career at Athlos, you’ll be part of a rapidly growing team and enjoy a competitive salary, benefits, and strong organizational culture. Play an integral part of a passionate social venture—apply today!

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Executive Director - Athlos Academy of St.Cloud

Executive Director – Athlos Academy of St.Cloud

  • Location: St. Cloud, MN
  • Reports to: President of Education Services
  • Classification: Full-time, salary, exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Duties and Responsibilities

Staff Management:

  • Mentors, recruits and/or 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

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

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 oversees 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

Public Relations:

  • Establishes rapport with parents, students, school staff, and Athlos Academy board of directors
  • 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

Professionalism:

  • Upholds and enforces board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules and regulations, and is supportive of these in communications with students, parents, and the public at large
  • 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 St. Cloud community

Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of successful school leadership experience in an urban school setting; experience with diverse student populations is strongly preferred; ELL experience strongly preferred
  • Principal Certificate and/or Education Administrator License required

Educational Background

  • Master’s in Education Administration or related field required

Social Media Specialist

Social Media Specialist

  • Location: Boise, ID
  • Reports to: Chief Community Relations Officer
  • Classification: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Compensation: DOE

Position Overview

The primary role of the social media specialist is to manage and grow both corporate and partner school social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Vimeo.

The position contributes to the goals of the community relations team by building engagement, brand awareness, and organization profile. The position collaborates across teams and divisions to develop and execute social media and marketing campaigns, including working with the graphic design team to maintain consistent branding across social media platforms.

Secondarily, this position also assists with other marketing activities, including but not limited to blog content, newsletter content, website content, video production, and event planning.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategic social media plan that fits into larger communications and marketing plans
  • Manage day-to-day social media content and communications, including maintaining an editorial calendar, generating content, curating content, and responding to/moderating comments, notifications, and postings
  • Measure and analyze effectiveness of social media efforts
  • Generate general content related to education or the organization to be used across a variety of mediums
  • Copy edit all external collateral and formal communications
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 3 years experience implementing social media strategies in any field
  • Experience with content management systems

Educational Background

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in communications, advertising, marketing, public relations, journalism, or other related field

Skills/Intangibles

  • Strong written communication and editing skills
  • Knowledge of digital marketing current best practices, production processes, and advertising
  • Knowledge of social media legal guidelines
  • Knowledge of internet/media laws and regulations
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of education policy
  • Knowledge of website SEO

Special Education Specialist

Special Education Specialist

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

Position Overview

The Special Education Specialist commits to upholding Athlos Academies’ mission, instructional vision, and commitment to academic excellence. This position will work collaboratively with members of the academic team and will lead efforts to support all Athlos Academy network schools in special education services and professional development. He/she will work collaboratively with site-based special education coordinators, social workers, school administrators, and other service providers to ensure all Athlos special education teachers are implementing high leverage instruction, all Athlos students are receiving high-quality support that meets their needs, and that we operate in full compliance with state and local regulations governing special education in each state in which Athlos operates schools.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Special education program development and supervision for all Athlos network schools
  • Coordinates the development and ongoing refinement of a long-term plan for the special education program for Athlos schools
  • Ensures that Athlos Academies special education programming maintains high quality across all Athlos schools as the number of schools and students increase and the composition of Athlos students with disabilities grows more complex
  • Ensures delivery of high-quality special education services by hiring, developing, and monitoring internal staff members, as well as evaluating outside service providers and leading the annual process for selecting providers
  • Provides direction/clarification to school staff on both routine and non-routine special education matters
  • Collaborates with school personnel, parents, and community members to conceptualize, plan, and implement effective instructional programs for all students including: related services, special transportation, school health services, other community agencies, and other services as needed
  • Secures and/or provides ongoing professional development and individual training to special education directors/coordinators and teachers that includes research-based interventions, data analysis, and assessment accommodations and modifications
  • Ensures compliance at each Athlos school and supports campuses in meeting state and federal guidelines
  • When applicable, monitors campus progress in state level monitoring systems, intervention systems, and performance plans for the purposes of planning improvement initiatives, providing technical assistance, and training for continuous improvement in needed areas
  • Implements policies established by federal and state law, state board of education rules, and local board policy in the area of special education
  • Establishes overall department quality standards, operating guidelines, and responsibilities for optimal workflow and problem resolution
  • Convenes work groups for special projects, training, and other activities as needed
  • Ensures that all records are effectively maintained and that timelines are consistently met for annual individualized educational program (IEP) meetings, re-evaluations, initial evaluations, and 30-Day placement admission, review and dismissals (ARDs)
  • Creates a special education reference guide for use by site level special education directors and leadership teams
  • Assists the Athlos network finance team in the development of special education budgetary applications and submissions, and monitors for program fidelity
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding developing special education issues, changes in the laws and case law, and educational methods of educating special education students
  • Coordinates as needed with outside agencies, organizations, or consultants to provide services to students and staff
  • Visits schools when directed to troubleshoot issues and support/mentor SPED director, leadership team, and/or instructional staff

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 5 years of K-12 education experience required
  • Minimum 5 years special education teaching experience
  • Administrative/supervisory experience in a charter network or school district preferred
  • Experience with and strong knowledge of national and local laws regarding special education and Section 504
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction, especially research-based interventions, assessment accommodations and modifications, etc.
  • Experience working in districts or schools with a highly inclusionary environment
  • Experience with or knowledge of specialized behavior, life skills, and/or autism programs
  • Experience with long range planning and implementation
  • Experience with budget planning and management
  • Strong communication skills, especially communicating with school leaders, advocating for students, and building partnerships with families
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement staff development
  • Experience working collaboratively
  • Experience delivering professional development
  • Able to build and support a culture of trust and collaboration
  • Willingness and ability to model instructional strategies
  • Knowledge of best practices and a willingness to seek out professional development
  • Knowledge of standards-based grading, student-led conferences, active teaching strategies, and effective classroom management strategies

Educational Background

  • Special Education Certificate or Endorsement
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education, Educational Administration, Curriculum & Instruction, or a related field preferred

Skills/Intangibles

  • Self-motivated
  • Growth mindset
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Innovative
  • Creative problem solver
  • Willing to take risks
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities

ELL Specialist

ELL Specialist

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

Position Overview

The English language learner (ELL) specialist commits to upholding Athlos Academies’ mission, instructional vision, and commitment to academic excellence. This position will work collaboratively with members of the academic team and will lead efforts to support all Athlos Academy network schools in ELL services and professional development. He/she will work collaboratively with site-based ELL coordinators and school administrators to ensure all ELL students at Athlos schools acquire English language speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills through a variety of flexible models that prioritize push-in services guided by effective teaching practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with and coach school leadership and school ELL coordinators on a variety of strategies and ELL accommodations to target specific instructional approaches teachers can use to support the ELLs in the classroom
  • Support and coach ELL coordinators on compliance items, as well as on utilizing ELL data to inform instruction, group students, and target skills and strategies for instruction
  • Facilitate ELL coordinators’ expertise through professional development to disseminate critical ELL information and best practices to teachers, assistant school leaders, and school leaders to improve classroom instruction. This includes:
    • Content (English language proficiency standards (ELPS), curriculum, and assessment):
      • Help stakeholders develop deep mastery over the ELPS in the subjects/grades for which he/she coaches/teaches
      • Help stakeholders understand the implications of ELPS on what a student should know and be able to do by connecting teachers with relevant resources to improve their content knowledge and facilitate student mastery of the language objectives
      • Provide ELL coordinators with curriculum and assessment content that further develops an understanding of what is required of students and teachers to help ELLs accomplish mastery on the assessments
      • Train ELL coordinators to support teachers on how to assess for both ELL student mastery and growth towards ELPS proficiency and insist that assessments are used to inform teacher instruction
    • Research-based instructional practices (methods and time):
      • Develop own and teacher’s knowledge of best practices in sheltered instructional methods and teach teachers how to match ELL strategies to student gaps
    • Abide and ensure that ELL program implementations are aligned to state guidelines and rules where Athlos schools are located
  • Work collaboratively with network teachers and coaches during professional development days on best ways to differentiate and accommodate for ELL students
  • Ensure testing accommodations, ELL comprehensive folder, and ELL compliance through formal documentation reviews
  • Create an ELL reference guide for use by ELL coordinators and leadership teams
  • Research state requirements and develop ELL plans for new Athlos schools
  • Assist the Athlos network finance team in the development of ELL budgetary applications and submissions, and monitor for program fidelity
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding developing ELL issues, changes in law and case law, and educational methods of educating English language learners
  • Coordinate as needed with outside agencies, organizations, or consultants to provide services to students and staff
  • Visit schools when directed to troubleshoot issues and support/mentor ELL coordinator, leadership team, and/or instructional staff

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of K-12 education experience required
  • Minimum 5 years ELL teaching experience; administrative/supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience developing and managing administrative level tasks
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Fluent in web-based technologies
  • Experience working collaboratively
  • Experience delivering professional development
  • Able to build and support a culture of trust and collaboration
  • Willingness and ability to model instructional strategies
  • Knowledge of state/national standards and state/federal legislation
  • Knowledge of best practices and a willingness to seek out professional development
  • Knowledge of standards-based grading, student-led conferences, active teaching strategies, and effective classroom management strategies

Educational Background

  • Valid English as a second language (ESL) teaching credential preferred
  • EdS or EdD in education or related area is a bonus

Skills/Intangibles

  • Self-motivated
  • Growth mindset
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Innovative
  • Creative problem solver
  • Willing to take risks
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities

Director of School Finance

Director of School Finance

  • Location: Boise, ID
  • Reports to: President of Education Services
  • Classification: Full-time, salary
  • 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 and a master’s degree preferred
  • Public or charter school audit and/or tax experience a plus

Door to Door Promoter

Door to Door Promoter

  • Location: Jefferson Parish, LA
  • Reports to: Team Leader
  • Benefits: No
  • Compensation: Base salary, plus incentive pay

Position Overview

As part of our grass roots team, you are responsible for going door to door and informing parents about our new charter school and helping them fill out the enrollment application for the 2018–2019 school year.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend daily team meetings
  • Report target numbers and houses canvassed to team leader
  • Hand out informational pamphlets
  • Travel to different neighborhoods as assigned by team leader with the goal of having parents fill out the enrollment application
  • Develop a positive and cooperative working relationship with other team members
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ability to read and navigate using a map
  • High School diploma
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
  • Must maintain professional appearance and conduct

Skills

  • Self-motivated / self-starter
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Keep detailed reports
  • Read a map

Time Frame

  • Job is approximately five weeks
  • End of January to end of February
  • Monday–Saturday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

My favorite thing about working at Athlos is…

…participating in our daily movement breaks. It’s rare to find companies that break up their work day 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 Giovannini
Juliana GiovanniniSchool Launch Specialist

…the culture and how we actively look for new ways to build on it and share what makes Athlos special as a team and with others as we work toward our unified vision.

Rachel Flachbart
Rachel FlachbartTechnical Writer/Policy Analyst

…the people I work with and what we stand for.

Shawn Vang
Shawn VangSchool Finance Specialist

…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 Basquill
Alexa BasquillExecutive Assistant

…being 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 Fereday
Abby FeredayFounder’s Associate

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