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Employment Opportunities at Minnehaha Academy



Working at Minnehaha Academy is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. The Minnehaha community is committed to integrating the Christian faith with academic excellence, and this mission is lived out through our faculty and staff. To actively participate in the education of youth is our privilege and responsibility. With exceptional academics as one of our core values, we seek the very best faculty to educate our students along with the very best staff to support the faculty, students, parents and alumni of Minnehaha. Minnehaha is dedicated to excellence in all that we do, while striving to be a caring community in which to work where we strive to cultivate the potential, not only of our students, but also our employees. Minnehaha seeks to maintain a diverse body of students and employees that is a reflection of the community in which we live and work. We take pride in being part of an educational environment committed to the development of the whole child, academically, socially, physically and spiritually.

Open Positions

Minnehaha Academy is seeking candidates to fill the following positions. To apply, locate the on-line application in the right side column of this page and click on the appropriate application to complete and submit online. Follow any additional requirements for application based on the individual job posting. If you have questions, contact the person listed within each job posting.

Faculty

Upper School (9-12)

Middle School (6-8)

Lower School (P-5)

Staff

North Campus

South Campus

Institutional Advancement

Administration

All School

North Campus

South Campus

Extended Day and Summer

Extended Day

Summer

Athletics

Upper School Principal

Minnehaha Academy is a Prek – 12th grade Christian school and a ministry of the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Our mission is to provide a high quality education integrating Christian faith and learning. Our school is recognized for its excellence in education and commitment to the whole student including academics, athletics and the arts.  We are currently seeking a Principal to lead our Upper School with a student enrollment of 350 beginning  Summer, 2015.

The Upper School Principal reports to the School President and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Team members participate in collaborative discussions and decision making aligned with the School’s vision, and strategic objectives, providing insight and perspectives of their areas of oversight.  The Principal will reflect high professional standards, integrity, and a commitment to excellence within a Christian independent school environment.

Key responsibilities include effective communication with students, faculty, and parents and the development of positive relationships with all constituents; active participation in the overall leadership of the school including recruitment, admissions, and retention of students; leadership and management of the school; and supervision, evaluation, and development of Upper School faculty.

Qualifications include:

  • Masters degree or higher and school administrative licensure
  • Minimum of 5 years of school administrative experience
  • Knowledgeable of upper school characteristics and learning acquisition theories
  • Commitment to lead educational initiatives based on education research
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in guiding teaching and learning best practices and fostering a strong Christian educational environment
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills to effectively lead faculty and staff
  • Strong communication skills to effectively connect with all constituents, including students, faculty, parents, Board members and administrative colleagues
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, planning and implementation of initiatives through collaborative leadership
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of technology as a tool to support high quality teaching and learning
  • Independent school knowledge and experience a plus

To apply for, or inquire about this Principal role, please send resume to and/or contact Bonnie Anderson using the contact information below. In addition to your resume, please include a written response indicating how you would personally participate in achieving Minnehaha’s mission to “integrate Christian faith and learning” in this Principal role.

Bonnie Anderson, Director of Human Resources
Minnehaha Academy
3100 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7787
andersonbonnie@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Director of Athletics and Facility Operations

The mission of the Minnehaha Academy Athletic Department is to encourage sportsmanship, teamwork, skill development and integrity for all athletes supported by a strong foundation of Christian values in partnership with parents. Similarly, the Facilities department is committed to enabling the Minnehaha community to work, play and learn in an environment that is conducive to achieving the mission of the school.

Reports to:

President of Minnehaha Academy, serves on the President’s senior leadership team, and is an ex-officio member of the Board Facilities Committee; also partners closely with the Upper School Principal around student activities and calendars.

This position is a 100% FTE, salaried role to be working a 12-month schedule and is responsible for Grades 6 – 12th Athletics.

Director of Athletics Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, monitor and supervise the athletic budgets encompassing a 6th – 12th grade program
  • Identifies needs, priorities and opportunities to direct the Booster Club and other Athletic initiatives to focus on the facilities, equipment and uniform needs of the athletic department
  • Oversee and administer all Minnesota State High School League guidelines
  • Participate in meetings with other conference athletic directors concerning league business
  • Recruit, select, hire and supervise all head coaches
  • Integrate spiritual development within the area of athletics
  • Participate in development of school calendar
  • Maintain accurate records on all teams
  • Effective communication to and across constituencies
  • Develop clear communication procedures with coaches, parents, and other constituents regarding the athletic facilities program

Facilities Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate use of athletic facilities, equipment and event management
  • Establish good use of equipment procedures and security
  • Oversee capital operation and maintenance of all physical plant and capital assets
  • Oversee capital improvements, construction and remodeling projects, capital equipment and furnishing acquisition in close partnership with the Director of Finance & Business Operations

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years as an Athletic Director of a high school
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in leadership of staff and facilities projects
  • Ability to relate the Christian faith with learning and life and to passionately promote the school mission
  • Finance experience preferred, past budget management required
  • Effective communication skills, written, verbal and technological

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Bonnie Anderson, Director of Human Resources
Minnehaha Academy
3100 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7787
andersonbonnie@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Director of Admission and Enrollment

Minnehaha Academy is seeking a full-time Director of Admission and Enrollment to lead the Admission team at our school.

Qualifications include:

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills with supervisory experience
  • Excellent people skills and effective team building
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
  • Previous experience in admission or recruiting in a school environment
  • Past marketing or public relations experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree in related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Ability to relate the Christian faith with learning and life and to passionately promote the school mission

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Sara Jacobson, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
Minnehaha Academy
3100 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7787
jacobsonsara@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Science – Chemistry & Physics Teacher

The Upper School has a full-time opening beginning the 2015-2016 school year:

Qualifications include:

  • Previous teaching experience with emphasis in Chemistry/Physics
  • AP Chemistry and/or AP Physics experience preferred
  • Strong interest in building positive relationships with students and creating an environment in which students can be successful academically
  • State Licensure or equivalent higher education required
  • Experience with incorporating newer technology into a science classroom
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills to work with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Ability to relate the Christian faith to learning and life

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Michael J. DiNardo, Ed.D, Vice Principal, Upper School
Minnehaha Academy
3100 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7787
dinardo@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Social Studies Teacher

The Upper School has a full-time Social Studies opening beginning the 2015-2016 school year.

Qualifications include:

  • Broad background in the area of Social Studies; position likely to include World History, AP World History, and American History
  • Deep interest in helping students achieve success in their learning
  • Strong interpersonal skills to cultivate positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Experience with incorporating newer technology into a high school classroom
  • Secondary license required; secondary teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to relate the Christian faith to learning and life

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Nancy Johnson, Principal, Upper School
Minnehaha Academy
3100 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7787
johnsonnancy@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Middle School Art Teacher – Part-Time

Minnehaha Academy has an opening for a part-time Middle School Art teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. The specific FTE (full-time equivalency) is yet to be determined; will be approximately 20% of full-time, with anticipated increased FTE the following school year.

Qualifications include:

  • Previous successful experience teaching art to Middle School students
  • Proficiency and understanding of all art medium, including ceramics and painting
  • Ability to effectively engage and challenge Middle School students
  • Ability to develop and implement a strong vision for a comprehensive Middle School visual arts program
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with students, colleagues, and families, including serving on a Middle School grade level team
  • Minnesota licensure in Visual Arts and/or commensurate license from another state
  • Ability to integrate the Christian faith within the classroom

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Karen Balmer, Prek-8 School Principal
Minnehaha Academy
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7777
balmerkaren@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Lower School Spanish Teacher

Minnehaha Academy has an opening for a full-time Spanish teacher in the Lower School, serving students in Preschool through Grade 5

Qualifications include:

  • Previous teaching experience; Spanish teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to engage learners and deliver rigorous curriculum across PreK through 5th Grade students
  • Demonstrated ability to assess student progress and differentiate instruction accordingly
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with students, colleagues, and families
  • Minnesota K-12 Spanish teaching license or commensurate license from another state
  • Ability to relate the Christian faith to learning and life

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Karen Balmer, Prek-8 School Principal
Minnehaha Academy
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7777
balmerkaren@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Lower and Middle School Nurse

Our Lower and Middle School has a part-time opening beginning in August, 2015. The is a nine-month per year position (mid-August through early June), four days a week.

Qualifications include:

  • Registered Nurse (RN); Licensed School Nurse (LSN) preferred
  • Experience working with Lower and Middle school students, from PreK through Grade 8
  • Able to build rapport and maintain confidentiality with students, parents, and faculty
  • Previous experience working in a school preferred
  • Ability to support Minnehaha Academy’s mission

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Karen Balmer, Prek-8 School Principal
Minnehaha Academy
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7777
balmerkaren@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Pre-K-K Teacher – Extended Day Program: Our program is open Monday through Friday during the school year. The hours for this position are 2:30pm to 6:00pm. During school breaks, there are also opportunities to work 4 to 6 hour shifts.

Qualifications include:

  • Elementary Education or Early Childhood license required
  • Passion for working and playing with children
  • Reliability and dependability
  • Strong people skills to interact with the children, parents, and staff
  • Ability to plan and implement age appropriate activities
  • Support and implement the mission of the school and Extended Day Program
  • CPR/First Aid Certification preferred

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Michelle Olson, Extended Day and Summer Programs Director
Minnehaha Academy
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 728-7745 x2
Fax: (612) 728-7777
olsonmichelle@MinnehahaAcademy.net


1st - 2nd Grade Teacher – Extended Day: Our program is open Monday through Friday during the school year. The hours for this position are 2:45pm to 6:00pm. During school breaks, there are also opportunities to work 4 to 6 hour shifts.

Qualifications include:

  • Passion for working and playing with children
  • Reliability and dependability
  • Strong people skills to interact with the children, parents, and staff
  • Minimum of one-year experience working with children in a church, school, daycare, or camp setting preferred
  • Ability to plan and implement age appropriate activities
  • Support and implement the mission of the school and the Extended Day Program
  • CPR/First Aid Certification preferred

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Michelle Olson, Extended Day and Summer Programs Director
Minnehaha Academy
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 728-7745 x2
Fax: (612) 728-7777
olsonmichelle@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Summer Programs – Specialty Teachers: Each session is typically a week or two weeks long, half or full days; each specialty camp runs one to five times over the summer. Current teacher openings in a few specialty areas are listed below. More detailed descriptions of each class can be found on the Summer Programs website.

Minnehaha Academy’s Summer Programs has a variety of part-time openings during the summer months of June - August, 2015

  • Summer Academy – Grades 1-8, age appropriate academic support, teaching license required (mornings two week sessions from June 8-August 14)
  • Tennis Grades 3-5, age appropriate introduction of tennis (afternoons June 8-12 and June 15-19)
  • Kindergarten Bound Grade K, age appropriate introduction to Kindergarten (mornings August 3-7)
  • All Sports – Grades K-2, age appropriate introduction of baseball, kickball, basketball, etc. (afternoons August 10-14)

General Qualifications for each position include:

  • Passion for working and playing with children
  • Strong people skills to interact with the children, parents, and staff
  • Minimum of two years experience working with children in a church, school, or camp setting preferred
  • Ability to plan and implement age appropriate activities
  • Ability to support and implement the mission of the school; comfortable leading or participating in prayer and devotions
  • CPR/First Aid Certification a plus

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Michelle Olson, Extended Day and Summer Programs Director
Minnehaha Academy
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 728-7745 x2
Fax: (612) 728-7777
olsonmichelle@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Music and Drama Specialist – Camp Minnehaha: (25 hours per week, summer months as stated below)

Minnehaha Academy’s Camp Minnehaha Program has a Music and Drama specialist opening, (includes instruction for PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-8) throughout the summer from June 8 – August 14, 2015. Hours are 8 AM – 1 PM, Monday through Friday.

Qualifications include:

  • Passion for working with children
  • Strong people skills to interact with the children, parents and staff
  • Minimum of one year experience working with children in a church, school or camp setting preferred
  • Ability to plan/implement age appropriate music and drama activities
  • Ability to support and implement the mission of the school; comfortable leading or participating in prayer and devotions
  • CPR/First Aid Certification a plus

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Ryan Johnson, Camp Minnehaha Director
Minnehaha Academy
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7777
johnsonryan@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Science Specialist – Camp Minnehaha: (20 hours per week, summer months as stated below)

Minnehaha Academy’s Camp Minnehaha Program has a Science specialist opening, (includes instruction for PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-8) throughout the summer from June 8 – August 14, 2015. Hours are 8 AM – 1 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Qualifications include:

  • Passion for working with children
  • Strong people skills to interact with the children, parents and staff
  • Minimum of one year experience working with children in a church, school or camp setting preferred
  • Ability to plan/implement age appropriate music and drama activities
  • Ability to support and implement the mission of the school; comfortable leading or participating in prayer and devotions
  • CPR/First Aid Certification a plus

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Ryan Johnson, Camp Minnehaha Director
Minnehaha Academy
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7777
johnsonryan@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Spanish Specialist – Camp Minnehaha: (20 hours per week, summer months as stated below)

Minnehaha Academy’s Camp Minnehaha Program has a Spanish specialist opening, (includes instruction for PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-8) throughout the summer from June 8 – August 14, 2015. Hours are 8 AM – 1 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Qualifications include:

  • Passion for working with children
  • Strong people skills to interact with the children, parents and staff
  • Minimum of one year experience working with children in a church, school or camp setting preferred
  • Ability to plan/implement age appropriate music and drama activities
  • Ability to support and implement the mission of the school; comfortable leading or participating in prayer and devotions
  • CPR/First Aid Certification a plus

If interested, apply on-line and send a resume to:

Ryan Johnson, Camp Minnehaha Director
Minnehaha Academy
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fax: (612) 728-7777
johnsonryan@MinnehahaAcademy.net


Minnehaha Academy seeks substitute teachers for the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools:

Substitute Teachers:

Qualifications include:

  • College degree, educational background preferred
  • Dedication to students’ learning
  • Positive relationships with students, colleagues and parents
  • State Certification preferred, not mandatory
  • Ability to support our mission by relating the Christian faith to learning and life

You can learn more about Minnehaha Academy by visiting our web site at www.minnehahaacademy.net. If interested, please complete the online Substitute Teaching Application and send a resume to:

Bonnie Anderson, HR
Minnehaha Academy
3100 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
andersonbonnie@MinnehahaAcademy.net


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