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Lower School Christmas Concerts!

Our two Lower School Christmas concerts are next week! The theme is “The Greatest Gift of All”. Grades 3-5 will perform Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm in the Lower Gym. Grades K-2 will perform Wednesday, December 7th at 3pm in the Lower Gym. There is free parking available in the ramp. All parents and family are welcome! K-2 students will wear their uniforms since it’s during the school day. Grades 3-5 can wear nice Christmas clothes (Boys: Dress pants & nice shirts. Girls: Dress, skirt or dress pants and a nice blouse). Refreshments and cookies will be served in classrooms following both programs! Excited to see you there!

Every Tribe & Tongue

You’re invited! Our Upper School Christmas Concert “Every Tribe & Tongue” will be a multi-cultural Christmas celebration featuring food, music, & family traditions. Tuesday, December 13th from 6-8 pm in the Lower Gym. No RSVP required but make sure to arrive early to get a table! Want to get involved? Sign-up to bring a cultural dish to share, donate or lend fun decorations, wear traditional cultural fashion, or help with event set up! Email [email protected] if you’d like to get involved!

Development Team Office Manager & Event Coordinator

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision, our Faith & Life Covenant, and our guiding principles about Cultural Harmony.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Position Description

The Development Team Office Manager and Event Coordinator ensures the efficient operation of the Development Department by helping to plan & execute strategic events, coordinate, implement & oversee Donor relation direct mail campaigns, maintain accurate and up-to-date database records, plus schedule and facilitate valuable leadership meetings. This impactful position reports to the Director of Development & Donor Impact.   

Job Details

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  1. Coordinate the Development Team’s efforts to plan and execute donor engagement events in collaboration with team members, other staff, volunteers, and vendors. Manage overall event project plan and own key workstreams with a focus on ensuring efficient logistics.
  2. Plan and execute direct mail campaigns to Partners, including bi-annual Partner mailer plus other Partner/donor campaigns as needed.
  3. Coordinate regular development team meetings (weekly leadership, quarterly off-site meetings, etc.). Assist Leadership in preparing for meetings, recording meeting discussions, and disseminating and tracking action items.
  4. Ensure donor data is accurately updated using department software systems (Donor Perfect, Constant Contact, Microsoft Teams, and the Partner-Student Master excel database).
  5. Supervise two Development team members: Volunteer & Logistics Coordinator and Gifts Processor.
  6. Manage department’s office supplies and related inventory.
  7. Other duties as requested, including:
    1. Produce ad hoc reports for Development Team decision-making.
    2. Coordinate Partner visits to the school, student-Partner visits (in-person or virtual), and student updates for Partners.

Education & Skills Required

  1. Highly missional – Agree with Hope Academy’s Mission & Vision & Faith and Life Covenant.
  2. Strong organization & event management skills – able to manage concurrent activities and deadlines, coordinate staff, volunteers, and vendors, and take the lead on all event planning and coordination.
  3. Resourceful & reliable – determined problem-solver; finds ways to accomplish goals and meet deadlines.
  4. Engaging Personality able to connect personally with others; warm and inviting. Drive initiatives while maintaining constructive relationships with colleagues.
  5. Self-starting create paths where none existed before and willingly dive into new territory.
  6. Experienced with software – advanced abilities and interest in mastering critical departmental software (cloud-based database system, Microsoft Excel and Word)
  7. Skilled and experienced.
    1. Bachelor’s or equivalent degree.
    2. Strong communicator.
    3. Excellent time and project management skills, follow-through, and reliability.
    4. Great collaborator; builds strong relationships internally and externally.

Compensation & Benefits

  1. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.
  2. Starting salary commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Christmas Tradition Photos

Does your family have a fun Christmas tradition? We want to see photos of it! Send fun Christmas family tradition photos to [email protected] to be added to our slideshow playing at the Every Tribe & Tongue Christmas concert. Include a brief description of your family tradition! Can’t wait to see all your fun pictures! Pictured Above:

Left Photo: The Snyder family taking their annual photo around the tree!

Middle Photo: Daisha Moss and her kids are their tree!

Right Photo: The Evans family always wear fun Christmas sweaters!

Live Ultrasound in Chapel!

Today our Middle and High School students had a very special chapel! New Life Family Services came to share about their company and the resources they offer to expecting parents. Click here to check out their website if you’d like to learn more about them! (They recently opened a new location right down the street!) As part of their chapel presentation they performed a live ultrasound! Students were able to learn about what an ultrasound looks like and see the baby in action. Make sure to ask your student about it! A huge thank you to New Life for coming!

 

November House Winner!

Congratulations to House Ten Boom for being the November House Winner! You guys will receive a catered meal at your next House Feast!

1st Place: Ten Boom
2nd Place: Valdes
3rd Place: Twiss
4th Place: Wilberforce
5th Place: Truth
6th Place: Perkins
7th Place: Watchman
8th Place: Morris

Middle School History Teacher

Type: Full-time position. Position starts after Christmas Break (Tuesday 1/3/23) and is for the reminder of the school year.

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students for college and beyond. We are fueled by our love for God and his care for every one of our students which motivates us to get better every day. Join our team of mission-driven brothers and sisters to work hard, do good, and make a difference.

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision, our Faith & Life Covenant, and our guiding principles about Cultural Harmony.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details

  1. 7th Grade History – 2 sections
  2. 8th Grade History – 2 sections
  3. 7th/8th Grade SEL Class (Social, Emotional Learning) – 1 section
  4. Full time positions include additional full-time teacher responsibilities besides just teaching the classes.
  5. Salary is based on education and years of classroom teaching experience.

General Faculty Qualifications

  1. Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  2. Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically under-resourced urban community.
  3. Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.
  4. Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  5. Minimum BS or BA in Education preferred.

December Lunch & Breakfast Menus

Click here to see November’s Breakfast & Lunch Menu’s.

Breakfast is FREE, Lunches are $3.30 unless you qualify for Free or Reduced meals. To pay online or view your lunch transactions: Set up your LunchTime account here!  (School’s Zip Code is 55404). Click “Make Cafeteria Deposit” to make a payment. Note: Credit Card Payments have a 2.3% + $1 per transaction. Questions? Contact Janette Takata, School Nutrition Director at 612-540-2010 or [email protected] Thanks!

House Toy Drive!

Donate new toys to our toy drive! Toys are due by Thursday, December 15th. Houses can get bonus points for bringing the most toys! (Max of 1,500 points per house. No toy guns allowed). Hope Alumni Dejah will help distribute them to kids in need around Minneapolis!