Maintenance Support (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 Maintenance Support position will be responsible for executing the following, but not limited to:

  1. Able to address and complete work orders and projects, including working with outside vendors and contractors.
  2. Help maintain building plumbing, lighting electrical, construction, ceiling tiles, doors/locks and other systems and equipment.
  3. Assist in the documentation of work through the Hope Academy ticket system (Mojo) and maintenance performed.
  4. Support the Facilities Manager in completing projects and perform all tasks necessary for the day-to-day operation of the facility.
  5. Positively communicate concerns or needs to the Facilities Manager.
  6. Serve as an example of Hope Academy in support of their mission, strategies and initiatives.
  7. Provide support to school staff such as hanging pictures, assembling small furniture, cleaning in emergency situations etc.
  8. Set-up and tear-down of school events; tables, chairs, carpet squares, etc.
  9. Carpet cleaning and painting.
  10. Remove marks and clean the gym floors.
  11. Outside grounds work.
  12. Provide other light cleaning and trash services as directed.

Key Qualifications

  1. Rooted in the Christian faith and demonstrating high moral integrity.
  2. High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  3. Good physical condition, able to lift a minimum of 50lbs regularly and 75lbs occasionally.  Ability to perform following actions for the duration of an entire shift: walking, twisting and turning, stooping and bending, gripping, working with arms over one’s head, climbing ladders and working at heights.
  4. Knowledge of basic tool skills.
  5. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Be able to follow verbal and written directions.
  7. Be an ethical and reliable team player and be able to work independently.
  8. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to effectively prioritize.
  9. Willingness to learn and ready to accept new challenges.
  10. Willingness to be flexible and able to multi-task.
  11. Service orientation and ability to work and interact with teachers, staff, students, parents, and school guests.
  12. Basic computer familiarity.
  13. Valid MN drivers license, preferred.
  14. Hours: Noon to 8:00pm Monday – Friday. 40 hours per week; overtime likely.
  15. Year-round position.
  16. Reports to the Facilities Manager.

Compensation & Benefits

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

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.

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.

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.