Human Resources Assistant (Part-Time)

Position Details: Part-time (15 hours a week)

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

Position Description:

The Human Resources Assistant will perform administrative tasks and services to support effective and efficient operations of Hope Academy’s Human Resources department.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  1. Maintains accurate and up-to-date employee files, records, and documentation.
  2. Answers frequently asked questions from applicants and employees relative to standard policies, benefits, and hiring processes; refers more complex questions to Director of HR.
  3. Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of human resources files and records.
  4. Performs periodic audits of HR files and records to ensure that all required documents are collected and filed appropriately.
  5. Provides clerical support to the HR department.
  6. Conducts or assists with job postings, applicants, and new hire orientation.
  7. Assists with planning and execution of special events such as benefits enrollment, organization-wide meetings, employee recognition events, holiday parties, and retirement celebrations.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact and professionalism.
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4. Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  5. Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn payroll management, human resource information system (HRIS), and similar computer applications.

Education & Experience

  1. Minimum associate degree in related field required.
  2. Prior related office experience preferred.

Compensation & Benefits

  1. This is a part-time position – 15 hours per week.
  2. Pay is $20 per hour, limited benefits.
  3. Some work may be done remotely.

Director of Finance (Full-Time)

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

The Director of Finance is responsible for leadership and direction of the Finance department at the school.

  1. Establish accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP.
  2. Facilitate annual audit by external auditors.
  3. Oversee school finances; including quarterly financial reporting, annual budget process, purchasing, payables and receivables.
  4. Oversee school internal financial controls, regulatory compliance, and outside reporting requirements.
  5. Serve as the primary check-signing authority.
  6. Maintain relationships with banks, investment institutions, auditors, and any other external providers of financial services.
  7. Develop, recommend, and oversee the implementation of tuition-related procedures and collections.
  8. Develop financial planning models and forecasts.
  9. Evaluate school systems for efficiency and quality control.
  10. Manages relationships with vendors, evaluating contracts for cost savings, efficiency and effectiveness.
  11. Serve as secondary authorized signer on all school matters including financial, physical plant, vendor contracts and other documents and contracts.

Key Qualifications

  1. Accounting experience including general ledger, financial statements, budget preparation, investment management and financial reporting experience
  2. BA degree required in related area; MBA or CPA preferred
  3. Strong integrity and reliability
  4. Excellent organizational and project management skills
  5. Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  6. Effective team building, problem solving and analytical skills
  7. Ability to multi-task, work independently and be attentive to details
  8. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  9. Excellent judgment, leadership, and decision-making abilities
  10. Self-starter, self-directed
  11. Experience in non-profit environment preferred
  12. Experience in faith-based, educational organization a plus
  13. Computer proficiency with experience in PC platform computers, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, etc.

General Staff 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.

Study Hall Supervisor (Part-Time)

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 is for the 2022-23 school year.

Job Details

Hope Academy is looking for someone who enjoys the company of 8th through 12th grade students and is willing to give loving nudges when needed as they oversee three periods of Upper School study hall and additional time of hallway supervision during lunch. Because of arriving to Hope Academy part way through middle school, some 8th grade students have study hall instead of Latin. Other students are in study hall because they have fulfilled their elective requirements, while many other juniors and seniors are in it as a work period for their online PSEO classes. The person in this position is responsible for making sure students are using their study hall time wisely.

 Job Details:

  1. Hours are Monday through Friday from 12:15-4:25 p.m. Slightly different schedule on Fridays. This schedule includes 3 study hall classes, lunch responsibilities, and other tasks during an additional period.
  2. Supervise 8th, 11th, and 12th grade students in study hall.
  3. Lunch responsibilities (usually monitoring the hallways).
  4. Pay rate is $17.00 per hour.
  5. Position could possibly be combined with part-time roles at Hope Academy.

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. Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.

Facilities Manager (Full-Time)

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

The Facilities Manager will be responsible for executing the following, but not limited to:

  1. Manage custodial and maintenance internal and external staff as well as student workers.
  2. Coordinate improvements, repairs, and maintenance of school operating equipment and facility.
  3. Manage set ups and tear downs for all events/functions.
  4. Manage school safety and security team and ensure implementation of decisions.
  5. Coordinate with building staff/property manager on all school facility needs including but not limited to grounds maintenance, snow removal, and other building needs as required.
  6. Manage school vehicle fleet including maintenance and authorized drivers.
  7. Manage parking ramp in conjunction with external property manager.
  8. Negotiate contracts with school service providers and manage contracts.
  9. Facilitate outside groups use of Hope facility including contracts, insurance and fees.
  10. Oversee maintenance work orders for the school.
  11. Coordinate work as needed with Technology (events/other) and Finance (Building insurance).

Key Qualifications

  1. Rooted in the Christian faith and demonstrating high moral integrity.
  2. High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  3. Minimum two years of facilities management experience or equivalent.
  4. Minimum of one year customer experience preferred.
  5. Strong problem solver.
  6. Effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  7. Team player and leader, ethical and reliable.
  8. Must be self-starter, self-motivated and able to direct others.
  9. Ability to make decisions.
  10. Service orientation and ability to work with people.
  11. Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job.
  12. Ability to work with MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint).

Compensation & Benefits

  1. Starting salary depends on experience and qualifications of the candidate.
  2. Full-time, benefit-eligible position. 

Manager of Development Operations & Events

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 Manager of Development Operations and Events 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 with two or more years of relevant work experience.
    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.

Partner Engagement and Expansion Officer

Type: Full-time

Position: Hope Academy is seeking a Partner Engagement and Expansion Officer to join our development team. This is a highly relational role responsible for securing financial support for Hope Academy by cultivating deeper relationships with current financial Partners, expanding the number of Partners supporting our students and families, and assisting the development team in growing the Partner support model. This position reports to the Head of Institutional Advancement.

Mission: To foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhoods of Minneapolis by providing youth with a remarkable, Christ-centered education. Hope Academy serves over 590 students with the objective of reaching 700 students by the year 2026. While the operating support for nearly all private schools is tuition-focused, at Hope Academy nearly 90% of our operating costs are provided by generous financial supporters. Our low-income families contribute as they are able (tuition covers about 10% of our operating costs) and generous financial Partners (who sponsor one or more students) and others provide the rest.

*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.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Partner with God and others to grow and sustain His transformative work at Hope Academy through the ministry of Kingdom-minded generosity.
  2. Actively identify and pursue new financial Partner prospects, inviting prospects to regular and special events (i.e. in-person and virtual tours, fundraising and cultivating events), and following up with guests to gauge and cultivate interest and facilitate next steps to donor and/or volunteer engagement.
  3. Regularly and meaningfully connect with a specified group of new and existing financial Partners, building relationships and helping them discover greater joy in their charitable giving, in general, and increased joy in their support of Hope Academy, in particular.
  4. Maintain a timely and thorough record of donor contacts (phone, email, text, face-to-face) and work with the development team to increase the relationship-building efforts of Hope Academy — thanking, connecting, cultivating, informing, inspiring, encouraging, and ministering to our supporters.
  5. Galvanize and equip current Partners to spread the word about Hope Academy.

Job qualifications

  1. Highly missional. Agree with Hope Academy’s Mission & Vision & Faith and Life Covenant.
  2. Humble. A team player. 
  3. Hungry. Intrinsically motivated, diligent, and a history of going above and beyond.
  4. People Smart. High emotional intelligence, interpersonal awareness in relationships and group situations, and woo.
  5. Culturally Adept. Able to adapt and connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and core motivations/convictions.
  6. Motivator. Strong communicator able to galvanize others toward a common objective.
  7. Risk-taker. Create paths where none existed before and willingly dive into new territory.
  8. Excellent. High level of care for excellence and follow-through.
  9. Grounded. Deeply rooted in Christian faith and demonstrating high moral integrity.
  10. Trained and Experienced. 
    1. Bachelor’s degree preferred in marketing, communications, business, public relations or a related field.
    2. Minimum three years (more preferred) of successful experience in marketing, sales, major gift fundraising, or an external, relational position in a similar non-profit.  

Compensation and Benefits

  1. Starting salary depending on experience and qualifications of the candidate.
  2. Full-time, benefit-eligible position. Part-time arrangement possible depending on the candidate.

Educational Assistant

Type: Full-time position 

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. Assist teachers to coordinate efforts to address learning loss.
  2. Support the teacher in classroom management and student discipline. Make wise decisions independently.
  3. Assist in assessment of student growth.
  4. Confidently supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeteria, playground, and gymnasium, or on field trips.
  5. Ability to see classroom needs during instruction and provide support where needed.

Education & Skills Required

  1. College degree preferred but not required
  2. Classroom or school-related experience is a plus

General Faculty Qualifications

  1. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission and work of Hope Academy and a desire to play an integral part in growing the impact of Hope Academy.
  2. Ability to effectively work in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.

Student Recruiter (Full-Time)

Type: Full-time position.

Our Mission: We are driven by our mission to foster hope in God by closing the achievement gap and preparing our students leaders for a productive successful life. 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. Develop and maintain innovative recruitment strategies & key metrics to align to meet/exceed admission goals.
  2. Schedule and attend recruitment events & community fairs in diverse forums such as daycare centers, schools, churches, parks, festivals, community centers, city libraries, etc.
  3. Conduct follow-up communication with prospective families from various recruitment events.
  4. Seek referrals from current Hope Academy families.
  5. Conduct family/group virtual and in-person tours with prospective families and students.
  6. Create, buildout, and nurture community partnership relationships.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Provide admission data to supervisor for weekly and monthly reporting.
  2. Assist with various Admission and Family Ministry initiatives as directed.
  3. Meet regularly with supervisor for planning and accountability.

Who's Right for the Job

  1. Christ-centered candidate
  2. Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis
  3. Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  4. Strong organizational and prioritization skills; project management
  5. Salesforce experience helpful

Physical Demands: Student Recruitment work requires moderate physical requirements, i.e., walking in community settings to gain connections with business owners and community families; occasional lifting product swag boxes (10 or more pounds) and recruiting promotional items needed for events/fairs and/or carrying light objects frequently. At events and fairs, walking and standing for long periods of time may be required.

Key Qualifications

  1. Associate degree or higher in Education or closely related area
  2. Bi or Multi-lingual skills (Bilingual Spanish a must)
  3. Recruitment experience in education, vocational or non-profit setting
  4. Must be able to demonstrate effective public relations / public speaking skills
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness and utilizes sourcing techniques that reach diverse population
  6. Develop inclusively diverse relationships to bring brand awareness at career fairs and events
  7. Ability to travel and possess reliable transportation to attend recruitment/community fairs and events
  8. Competent to work independently effectively and efficiently, as well as within a team structure
  9. Skilled in various social media platforms and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT), Canva
  10. Excellent written and verbal communications skills- Including phone etiquette
  11. Innovator and Problem Solver

Substitute Teachers

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

  • – Experience working with children is essential.
  • – Follow lesson plans provided by the regular Teacher to create a cohesive and consistent learning experience for students.
  • – Manage the classroom effectively.
  • – Supervise students in and out of the classroom, including the halls, on the playground, and in the cafeteria.
  • – Minimum Associates degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

General Faculty Qualifications

  1. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission and work of Hope Academy and a desire to play an integral part in growing the impact of Hope Academy.
  2. Ability to effectively work in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.

Teacher in Residency Program

Type: 5 week internship during Summer Session (June – Early July)

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.

Application closes March 6th, 2023.

Overview

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Minneapolis students experienced a series of compounding crisis with significant and lasting consequences. From the massive learning loss associated with distance learning, the murder and fallout of George Floyd, to the mental health realities of extended isolation, students re-entering school buildings are bringing the trauma of the pandemic along with them.

At the same time, schools have never less equipped to meet the challenge of providing an excellent education in the urban context. The twin realities of a national teacher shortage and of an ongoing “cultural gap” in the ratio of non-white teachers to non-white students has created a context in which the challenge has never been greater.

The Hope Academy Summer Teacher Residency was created to meet the challenges facing urban schools directly by training, hiring, and retaining a teacher staff that continually grows to reflect the diversity of our Minneapolis student body.

Position Details

The Residency is a 5-Week intensive internship during Hope Academy’s summer school. Hope has mandatory summer school for grades K-8 with the express intention of mitigating summer learning loss among out students. Summer Residents are a vital piece of our summer programming and can expect to become highly experienced in the culture, values, and practices of Hope Academy as the internship progress.

Residency details:

  • – Residency runs from June – Early July
  • – Residents earn a $ 2,000 stipend
  • – Week 1: Intro to Teaching Professional Development
  • – Week 2-3: Student-Teaching (Co-Teaching)
  • – Week 4-5: Student Teaching (Lead Teaching)

Resident Responsibilities

  1. Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans that facilitate engaged learning.
  2. Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  3. Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  4. Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing effective rules and procedures.
  5. Intentionally build relationships with students and families.
  6. Attend and engage with Professional Development trainings throughout the summer.
  7. Demonstrate ability to engage with and grow in culturally competent teaching strategies.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  1. Path to completing a BA or BS is required.
  2. 3 years of college preferred.
  3. Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  4. Teaching/Mentoring experience preferred.
  5. Bilingual in Spanish or Somali is a plus.
  6. 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.

Stipend Information

This stipend position pays $2,000 through the 5 weeks of the program. Residents are paid once after the first two weeks and once at the end of the program. Residency participants will receive a 1099 at the end of the year for tax purposes.

(Application closes March 6th, 2023)