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Elementary Paraprofessional (immediate need) - HLA - Morris Park 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park is our flagship elementary, founded in 2006. We currently serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.


Hiawatha Academies is currently seeking hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educators to join our team as a paraprofessional. This is an immediate need.

Job Description
Every HLA-Morris Park  paraprofessional has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Morris Park  paraprofessional are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.

We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting a student individually with specific educational, social and emotional needs. This is an hourly position including benefits.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities
Prove the Possible
• Student success is our number one focus
Drive Results
• Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
Instructional Leadership
• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
• Use data to inform instruction
Build Relationships
• Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission
Perform other duties as required and assigned

Paraprofessionals must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park  students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:
• Minimum of two years college education or bachelor’s degree
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:
• Knowledge of special education law or experience working with identified special needs
• Elementary or special education teaching license preferred
• Bilingual or multilingual

Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.


Middle School Social Studies Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.


Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, goal-oriented educator to join our team as an 6th grade Social Studies Teacher for immediate need.


Job Description


Every HCP-Kingfield teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP-Kingfield teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  Our core subjects include literature, writing, math, science, and humanities. The literature teacher will deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction to our middle school scholars, and collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.


*Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and performance

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, values, and beliefs

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:50pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

  • We expect staff members to attend one night overnight trip with students during the course of the year.  


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in ELA or related fields preferred)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all


Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

  • Minnesota teacher certification

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Discipline and Culture Liaison (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep - Kingfield 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha College Prep (HCP-Kingfield) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP-Kingfield serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


HCP-Kingfield is currently seeking a dedicated, responsible, and detail-oriented teammate to join our team as the Discipline and Culture Liaison (immediate need).

Job Description

The Discipline and Culture Liaison is responsible for setting a tone of joy, discipline, and student achievement throughout the school. They will work under the guidance of the HCP-Kingfield Dean of Students to support classroom teachers, school-wide systems, the middle school Principal, and, of course, students.  Their role will be an operational role that unites maintaining discipline and building culture. We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on closing the achievement gap, preparing every student for success in college and in life.

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve school culture

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees and for students

Student Culture and Discipline

  • With the Dean of Students, manage all systems and communication around all disciplinary consequences, including detentions, suspensions, expulsions, and parental contacts

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct proactive and reactive disciplinary meetings with students

  • Run detention reports on a regular basis

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct regular analysis of student behavior (Who is in detention/in school suspension?  For what? What can we do to help students make better choices? Etc.)

  • Escort students from the main office or from the Dean of Student’s office to class as needed

  • Escort students from class when needed

  • Conduct locker and/or backpack searches when needed

Systems Management

  • Oversee breakfast, lunch, dismissal, detention and/or in school suspension daily

  • Oversee detention  

  • Support the Dean of Students in managing the HCP-Kingfield community service program

  • Support the Dean of Students in managing the all student support structures

Team  

  • Serve as a member of the Student Support Team, which will be led by the Dean of Students, and comprised of the school social worker, Special Ed and/or ELD teacher(s), the Student Support Liaison, and advisors (when needed)  

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • The Discipline and Culture Liaison must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield will be open to students from 8 am-4:30 pm on Mondays-Thursdays and from 8am-4pm on Fridays.  

  • The Discipline and Culture Liaison must coordinate their schedule with the schedules of the other administrators to ensure an administrator is always onsite while students are present.

All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all evening Family Events to be held at the school.

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Passion for helping middle school scholars exercise responsibility and self-discipline

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Experience utilizing de-escalation and mediation techniques  

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • Must be a problem-solver, self directed learner, startup education setting, and must possess the the ability to work independently

Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.   


Elementary Paraprofessional (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


Hiawatha Academies is currently seeking hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educators to join our team as a paraprofessional for the 18-19 school year.

Job Description
Every HLA-Northrop paraprofessional has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Northrop paraprofessional are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.

We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting a student individually with specific educational, social and emotional needs. This is an hourly position including benefits.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities
Prove the Possible
• Student success is our number one focus
Drive Results
• Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
Instructional Leadership
• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
• Use data to inform instruction
Build Relationships
• Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission
Perform other duties as required and assigned

Paraprofessionals must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:
• Minimum of two years college education or bachelor’s degree
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:
• Knowledge of special education law or experience working with identified special needs
• Elementary or special education teaching license preferred
• Bilingual or multilingual

Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Discipline and Culture Liaison (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented Discipline and Culture Liaison to join our team for the 2018-2019 school year. This is an immediate opening.

Job Description

The Discipline and Culture Liaison is responsible for setting a tone of joy, discipline, and student achievement throughout the school. S/he will work under the guidance of the HLA-N Dean of Students to support classroom teachers, school-wide systems, the Principal, and, of course, students.   Their role will be an operational role that unites maintaining discipline and building culture. We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on closing the achievement gap, preparing every student for success in college and in life.

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve school culture

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees and for students

Student Culture and Discipline

  • With the Dean of Students, manage all systems and communication around all disciplinary consequences, including detentions, suspensions, expulsions, and parental contacts

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct proactive and reactive disciplinary meetings with students

  • With the Dean of Students, conduct regular analysis of student behavior (What can we do to help students make better choices?  Etc.)

  • Escort students from the main office or from the Dean of Student’s office to class as needed

  • Escort students from class when needed

Team  

  • Serve as a member of the Student Support Team, which will be led by the Dean of Students, and comprised of the school social worker, Special Ed and/or ELD teacher(s), the Student Support Liaison, and advisors (when needed)  

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • The Discipline and Culture Liaison must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • The Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop school day is 7:25am-3:00pm Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday. Professional development sessions are often held on Fridays from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • The Discipline and Culture Liaison must coordinate their schedule with the schedules of the other administrators to ensure an administrator is always onsite while students are present.

All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all evening Family Events to be held at the school.

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • A  minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Passion for helping high school scholars exercise responsibility and self-discipline

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues

  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making

Preferred:

  • Experience utilizing de-escalation and mediation techniques  

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Chief Operating Officer

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement and are consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as a Beating the Odds School.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Our networks seeks a Chief Operating Officer to join our team.


Job Description


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for leading the critical areas of operations and finance to ensure the excellence, sustainability, and growth of the network and its schools. As the Hiawatha Academies network grows in size and complexity, the COO is responsible for setting the vision and managing strong execution of the key functions of finance, operations, data systems, facilities, and legal oversight.  The COO is a member of the network leadership team, sits on the network support team, works closely with the Hiawatha Academies Board Treasurer and Finance Committee, and reports directly to the Executive Director.


BELIEFS AND QUALITIES

We seek a COO who demonstrates the following beliefs and has the following qualities:


Belief in all children

  • Possesses an unshakable, deeply held personal belief that all children can achieve at high levels.

  • Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to “do whatever it takes” to deliver on our organization’s mission to prepare every single child for success in college and in life.

  • Makes decisions and enables others to make decisions based on what is best for students.


Drives Results

  • Drives relentlessly to achieve exceptional operational and financial outcomes on behalf of students and does so by demonstrating clear intellect, setting and achieving goals, and managing with grit and tenacity.

  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment that involves high energy and rapid change. Is undeterred by obstacles and setbacks, proves resilient in facing continual challenge.

  • Constantly focuses on identifying opportunities to learn and grow for self and others and proactively seeks to supplement strong instincts with new ideas and best practices.


Builds Relationships

  • Operates with an exceptional level of self-awareness, humility and integrity.

  • Builds relationships marked by trust and respect, and does so with a diverse set of stakeholders including Hiawatha Academies staff members, school leaders, community members, board members, vendors, charter authorizer, and peer districts and networks,


Manages People

  • Believes that the essential purpose of their work will be to support and develop the members of their team and manage teams to strong execution and results.

  • Inspires and effectively manages staff to achieve extraordinary results and offers clear vision and direction for operations and financial management across the network.

  • Sets an aspirational example of personal character for every staff member.


Oversees Operations and Finance

  • Establishes the network operations vision and goals and takes ultimate responsibility for ensuring quality and results.

  • Provides clear direction and holds staff members accountable for delivery by providing timely and specific feedback for improvement. Works with staff to identify and manage risks and obstacles.

  • Increases the efficiency and effectiveness of network operations in order to drive even stronger results in school performance.

  • Functions with the approach of a “team player” as a member of the Network Support Team

  • Coordinates and collaborates closely with fellow Network Chief Officers


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TIME ALLOCATIONS


Financial Planning, Reporting, Compliance and Management of Network Finance Staff (20%)

  • Manage, coach, and support of finance staff in ensuring strong network financial health and leadership

  • Develop and manage long-term pro forma financial plan

  • Create long-term plan for management of financial portfolio including relationships between in-house and contracted accounting firm

  • Develop and coordinate annual budgeting process across campuses, network, and board of directors

  • Manage cash flow and monthly and annual forecasts

  • Oversee campus financial health through monthly budget meetings, budget management affiliated systems, and timely accurate monthly financials

  • Oversee all financial internal controls and policies, review and approve all weekly accounts payable and accounts receivable submissions

  • Serve as the liaison to the board finance committee and report on financial position of Hiawatha, Affiliated Building Corporations (ABCs), and facilitate finance policy and systems-related approvals

  • Manage banking relationships and accounts for Hiawatha Academies and two ABCs

  • Develop and refine detailed business and financial plans for Hiawatha Academies, Hiawatha ABCs, Pre-K, and other future enterprises (e.g. Hiawatha Through College)

Manage Network Operations Staff and Successful School Site Operations (20%)

  • Coordinate the strategic vision of campus operations systems, structure, and professional development

  • Manage, coach, and support the network operations staff in ensuring strong campus operations and leadership

  • Oversee and support staff with key vendor and contract management, performance, and compliance

  • Manage, directly or indirectly, network transportation, food service, student recruitment and enrollment, and the implementation of campus brands


Manage Systems, Data & Analytics Staff and Successful Network Wide Information Management (20%)

  • Coordinate and support the strategic vision for network systems, data and analytics

  • Manage, coach, and support the Data & Analytics staff to ensure strong data management platforms, analytics, reporting systems (Salesforce, Sharepoint, Schoolzilla, Infinite Campus, etc.)

  • Support staff with key IT vendor and contract management, performance, and compliance


Facility Development, Capital Planning, and Management of Affiliated Building Corporations (15%)

  • Develop and implement long-term facilities strategy including summer facility renovations and new facility acquisition, financing, design, construction and renovations, city approvals, and community engagement  

  • Submit and manage lease aid application and facility compliance with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)

  • Manage facility reporting, compliance, payments and relationships with bond holders, New Market Tax Credit Lenders, and Banking Partners

  • Manage two 501c3 ABCs, compliance, entity reporting, and MDE approvals


Legal Oversight, Compliance and Reporting to Fed., State, Authorizer, Board (15%)

  • Oversee all state and federal legal and operational reporting and compliance (MDE, City of Minneapolis, Secretary of State, State and Federal Statute, Federal Department of Education)

  • Manage authorizer relationship, quarterly reporting and compliance, and authorizer MDE submission and approvals (New School Affidavits, Facility Affidavits, ABCs, Pre-K)

  • Ensure strong board governance and compliance and manage all network-wide policies and procedures (Board Policies, Bylaws, Family and Staff Handbooks)

  • Manage and oversee program compliance, reporting, and audits of key funding programs (Title I, II, and III, Federal  Charter School Program, Minnesota Automated Reporting Student System, Grant Reporting)

  • Serve as the primary liaison to Hiawatha's attorneys, legal proceedings, and coordination with authorities as needed




Serve as a member of the Network Leadership Team (10%)

  • Represent the functions of operations and finance and the perspective of the operations and finance teams in network settings large and small

  • Contribute to meeting network goals and making organizational decisions

  • Participate in recurring leadership structures and meetings

  • Act as a steward of the Hiawatha Academies mission, equity vision, and core values, at all times, both with internal staff and external stakeholders

  • Work closely with the Hiawatha Academies Board Treasurer and Finance Committee



DESIRED EXPERIENCE


Required

  • A proven track record of success in an operations and finance role in a complex organization or enterprise (e.g. a high-performing school or network of schools, a successful non-profit or for-profit organization)

  • Demonstrated analytical and planning ability in a role that oversaw IT, operations, and finance

  • A proven track record of leading, developing, and managing high-performing teams

  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing large-scale operations systems

  • Ability to operate effectively as a systems thinker and a tactical executor in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong strategic planning and project management skills

  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills

  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interact and collaborate with a Board of Directors, fellow senior leaders, Hiawatha Academies staff members, and external partners and vendors

  • Commitment to the mission and equity vision of Hiawatha Academies

  • Ability to influence and persuade a variety of stakeholders

  • Five-eight years of directly related experience in operations and finance

  • Three-five years in a senior leadership roles in operations and finance

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field

  • Language requirements: English (fluent)


Highly Preferred

  • Experience in a leadership role in a high-performing school serving children from low-income communities

  • Familiarity with the local political, educational and philanthropic landscape

  • Knowledge of charter school best practices (in the areas of operations and finance) at the local and national level

  • Experience leading and managing the work of others

  • Experience managing a multi-million dollar budget

  • MBA or graduate degree in nonprofit management or education

  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Somali


Core Value and Beliefs


All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision: To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics


  • This role is a member of the Network Support Team

  • The expected work week for all Hiawatha Academies staff members is approximately 42 hours.  Staff members often work beyond the expected work week.

  • Regular presence at the five Hiawatha Academies campuses will be required; must provide own transportation.


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  




Elementary Co-Teacher (immediate need) - HLA - Morris Park 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park is our flagship elementary, founded in 2006. We currently serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.


Hiawatha Academies is currently seeking hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educators to join our team as a co-teacher. This is an immediate need.

Job Description
Join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Morris Park teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.

After a competitive application process, co-teachers are placed on a grade-level team (K-2) in a paid teaching position which aims to guide educators in embodying the school’s unique culture and executing best instructional practices leading to student success. Co-teachers teach literacy every day, plan for rigorous instruction in Science and Social Studies, and work with small groups of students on targeted academic interventions at their paired grade level. A co-teacher will also develop teacher leadership at a variety of grade levels by covering for HLA-Morris Park teacher absences.

Our co-teacher position is designed as a pathway towards becoming an urban educator committed to closing the opportunity gap. Throughout the year, co-teachers participate in targeted professional development and co-planning sessions facilitated by mentor teachers and the leadership team. After a year of close mentorship, the majority of co-teachers are prepared to lead their own classroom by the following year.


Responsibilities
Prove the Possible
• Use data to plan targeted interventions for small group of students
• Track data regularly to ensure student success
• Celebrate student academic, social, and personal growth
• Seek opportunities to make connections between subjects

Drive Results

• Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
• Reflect on student performance to improve instructional methods
Instructional Leadership
• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
• Implement school curriculum with a high degree of fidelity

Build Relationships

• Build strong, positive relationships with students that communicate high expectations
• Communicate regularly with parents about student progress
• Collaborate with colleagues across the grade level and school
• Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of the position

Perform other duties as required and assigned

Demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:
1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park students’ school day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

Skills & Qualifications
Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree

• Minnesota teacher license or on track to receive license
• A track record of measurable success with students
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families
• Must have a growth mindset
• Awareness of self and ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts
• Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

Highly Preferred:
• Experience working in a K-12 setting
• Bilingual or multilingual
• Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.


Elementary Dean of Students (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Dean of Students for the 2018-2019 school year.  This is an immediate opening.


Job Description

The Dean of Students will work alongside a fellow Dean of Students in order to oversee  all student support structures at HLA–Northrop.  They will be tasked with setting and sharing a powerful vision for supporting student achievement by leading, managing and overseeing all functions of our school-wide behavior model.  At HLA-Northrop, we believe that a strong student culture that values student identity, voice and leadership; rigorously challenges students to grow to reach their hopes and dreams; and, partners with stakeholders, will lead us to successfully attaining our equity vision.

The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator who is passionate about creating and maintaining a joyful and warm student culture that is grounded in high expectations.  Additionally, the Dean will have an equity mindset that leads them to empower students as actors for equity. The Dean of Students will collaborate with staff, students and families to develop a school environment that is inclusive, relevant and engaging of all stakeholders to build a strong learning community.  This role will report to the HLA—Northrop Principal and will also receive guidance from the Chief Academic Officer.

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the HLA-Northrop Leadership Team

  • Serve as a member of the Campus Leadership Team

  • Foster a school culture that promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission and equity vision

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve school culture

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees

  • Model the Hiawatha Academies Core Values and HLA-Northrop C.A.R.E.S. values at all times; be a visible and highly engaged leader in the school community


Student Support

  • Implement and manage all support structures for struggling students to ensure student success in meeting academic and/or behavioral expectations

  • Collaborate with teachers, social worker, school psychologist, and students who have exceptional behavior and/or social-emotional health needs

  • Plan and conduct mental health group and individual sessions to address social, emotional, and behavioral needs

  • Refer students to health services, counseling or psychological services, and Child Protection Services when necessary

Student Culture and Discipline

  • With school leadership support, lead and uphold Responsive Classroom framework that aligns with the Hiawatha Academies’ mission

  • Manage systems, data and communication surrounding logical consequences at HLA—Northrop, and support teachers in implementing these consequences

  • With Principal support, manage, evaluate and develop a team of teachers focused on all issues related to classroom management and school culture to ensure alignment of staff to school mission and vision

  • Coach and support staff as they implement plans to build strong, student-centered classroom culture

Team Management

  • Coach members of the HLA-Northrop team

  • Serve as a member of the Student Support Team, which will be comprised of the school social worker, Special Education Coordinator, and Special Education and/or ELD teacher(s)

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • The Dean of Students must support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, core values, and equity vision.  They must operate within the organization’s policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.



Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop  scholars’ school day is from 7:10-3:15 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:210 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40-3:15pm.

All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a low-income school or with low-income populations

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues and with students

  • Self-starter and ability to proactively identify solutions   

  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making


Highly Preferred:

  • Experience and/or coursework in Social Work/Psychology/Counseling and/or a minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Training in behavioral management techniques

  • Experience serving as a Dean of Students, Dean of Discipline, or other administrative role

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

  • Multilingual, Spanish fluency

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement. 


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Special Education Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawatha Collegiate High School

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

 

Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) opened its doors in the fall of 2015. Currently we are home to nearly 450 scholars in grades 9-12. By the 2025-26 school year, at full enrollment, HCHS will support over 750, 9th-12th grade scholars. HCHS offers each scholar a personalized high school experience that recognizes and builds on their unique talents and interests and prepares them with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college and beyond.  

 

At HCHS, all scholars enjoy a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities. We are committed to ensuring that in 2019, 100% of our senior class will graduate from high school, proving that closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis and Minnesota is possible.


HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as our Special Education Teacher for immediate hire.


Job Description

Every HCHS teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. Hiawatha teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for their students.  The Special Education teacher will provide instruction to students with identified special education needs and strategically support the general education staff with implementation of Individualized Education Plans.


The Special Education Teacher will work under the direction of the Principal and in close collaboration with the rest of the Special Education Team, the Dean of Students, classroom teachers, and advisors.


**Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position.


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and performance

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Support students with Identified Special Needs

  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

  • Assist in the initial and three year re-evaluation of students to determine qualification and need for special education services including conducting achievements testing, data collection, observations, interviews, and completing functional behavior assessments

  • Provide direct academic and behavioral instruction and support for students with learning needs in the general education classroom

  • Provide individual and group support for the development of social/emotional skills

  • Work closely with other members of the Student Support Team (Dean of Students, ELD teacher(s), paraprofessional(s), and school and network administration) and general education staff to ensure high quality service is being provided for identified students

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, equity vision, core values, and beliefs


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Collegiate High School students’ school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:30am-4:00pm three days each week, and 8:00am-4:20pm two days each week.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-4:00pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening Family Events to be held at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • MN Teaching License: Special Education EBD, LD, or ABAS (dual license preferred)

  • Experience teaching English Language Arts

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

  • Experience working with students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing IEPs

  • Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan

  • Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • An ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

  • Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within various cultural context

  • A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure the highest level of service for our scholars

  • A clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all


Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Student Support Assistant (immediate need) - Hiawatha Collegiate High School

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

 

Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) opened its doors in the fall of 2015. Currently we are home to nearly 450 scholars in grades 9-12. By the 2025-26 school year, at full enrollment, HCHS will support over 750 9th-12th grade scholars. HCHS offers each scholar a personalized high school experience that recognizes and builds on their unique talents and interests and prepares them with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college and beyond.  

 

At HCHS, all scholars enjoy a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities. We are committed to ensuring that in 2019, 100% of our senior class will graduate from high school, proving that closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis and Minnesota is possible.


HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Student Support Assistant for immediate hire.


Job Description

Student Support Assistants at Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) are responsible for setting a tone of joy, discipline, and student achievement throughout the school. This person will work under the guidance of the Dean of Students to support classroom teachers, school-wide systems, the high school Principal, and, of course, students.  

Student Support Assistants help maintain the behavioral and social expectations in the learning environment to ensure that all students are working toward their behavioral goals. We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on closing the opportunity gap, preparing every student for success in college and in life.  


Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission

  • Build effective relationships with teachers, parents, and the community to improve school culture

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees and for students

Student Culture and Discipline

  • With the Discipline & Culture Team, support all systems and communication around all disciplinary consequences, including detentions, suspensions, expulsions, and parental contacts

  • Escort students around the building as needed

  • Support students who have been removed from class in the culture room.


Systems Management

  • Oversee breakfast, lunch, dismissal

  • Oversee daily detention

Team  

  • Serve as a member of the Student Support Team, which will be led by the Dean of Students, and comprised of the school social workers, Special Ed and/or ELD coordinator(s)/teacher(s), Discipline & Culture Liaison(s), and advisors (when needed).  

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • The Student Support Assistant must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Collegiate High School students’ school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:30am-4:00pm three days each week, and 8:00am-4:20pm two days each week.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-4:00pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening Family Events to be held at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Passion for helping middle school scholars exercise responsibility and self-discipline

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills so as to easily build trust with colleagues

  • Strong and efficient follow-through with systems

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience utilizing de-escalation and mediation techniques  

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

In-House Substitute Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawatha Collegiate High School

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

 

Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) opened its doors in the fall of 2015. Currently we are home to nearly 450 scholars in grades 9-12. By the 2025-26 school year, at full enrollment, HCHS will support over 750 9th-12th grade scholars. HCHS offers each scholar a personalized high school experience that recognizes and builds on their unique talents and interests and prepares them with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college and beyond.  

 

At HCHS, all scholars enjoy a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities. We are committed to ensuring that in 2019, 100% of our senior class will graduate from high school, proving that closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis and Minnesota is possible.

 

HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social justice-oriented educator to join our team as an in-house substitute teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.


Job Description
Every HCHS Teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. The in-house substitute will be charged with following a teacher’s plan in order to lead instruction whenever a teacher is out of the building.  On days when no teachers are absent, the in-house substitute will be responsible for supporting our Operations team as is needed.


Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Responsibilities
Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and performance

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned


Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, values, and beliefs.


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

 

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Collegiate High School students’ school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:30am-4:00pm three days each week, and 8:00am-4:20pm two days each week.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-4:00pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening Family Events to be held at the school.

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota substitute license, Minnesota teaching license, or demonstrated progress toward either

  • A track record of measurable success

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

Highly Preferred:

  • 2+ years of experience teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners, students with special education needs, and diverse student populations


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

1st Grade Teacher (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a first grade teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  

 

Job Description

Classroom teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop work under the guidance of the Principal/Assistant Principal and as a collaborative member of their grade level planning team including Special Education staff and English Language Development teachers.

Classroom teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth in their classroom by planning and implementing rigorous, student-centered daily lessons in reading, writing, math, and global studies (science and social studies).

The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure all students get what they need so they can learn in a safe, structured, and productive learning environment.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

  • Engage students in lessons that are meaningful and connected to their lives and across and within subjects

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

  • Develop students’ abilities to describe their thinking and process within a content area using relevant academic language

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

  • Plan and deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

Build Relationships

  • Connect with students and their families in service of our mission

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

  1. Children are at the center of everything we do.

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Academies elementary students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota teaching license (current or pending)

  • A track record of measurable success with students

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

  • Desire to grow and develop in a start-up/growing, fast paced environment

Highly Preferred:

  • 2+ years of experience teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners, students with special education needs, and diverse student populations

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement. 


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Elementary Special Education Teacher (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Elementary Special Education Teacher (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented Special Education teacher to join our team for the 2018-2019 school year.  

 


Job Description


Special Education Teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop are collaborative members of Student Support Team, working closely with other Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional educators, School Social Workers, and related Service Providers at the campus and network level. Special Education teachers are also members of the grade level planning team for the grade level which they support.


Special Education Teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth through case management and by providing direct, differentiated instruction for students with identified needs. Special Education teachers are also instructional leaders in the school and collaborate with general education teachers to ensure a continuum of instructional services for students which may include co-teaching and/or resource room support.  


The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure all students get what they need so they can learn in a safe, structured, and productive learning environment.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position.


Responsibilities


General Responsibilities

  • Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to improve school culture

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees and for students


Planning, Instruction and Case Management


  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

  • Assist in the initial and three year re-evaluation of students to determine qualification and need for special education services including conducting achievements testing, data collection, observations, interviews, and functional behavior assessments

  • Provide direct academic and behavioral instruction and support for students with identified learning needs in the general education classroom

  • Provide individual and group instruction in reading, math, and/or writing 

  • Provide individual and group support for social/emotional skills

  • Work closely with other members of the Special Education and Student Support Team and general education staff to ensure high quality service is being provided for all students

  • Complete all intellectual prep and instructional prep for any co-taught, individual or group instruction.  

  • Participate on the Child Study Team by attending meetings and supporting with the implementation of interventions to meet the needs of struggling learners with or without special education needs

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Use student achievement data from the NWEA MAP test, STEP Literacy Assessment and on-going formative assessments to monitor progress, inform instruction and planning for students with IEPs

  • Work diligently to ensure that all students meet their individual learning growth goals

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned


Special Education Teachers must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior




Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistic

  • Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday.

  • Staff must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-3:15pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school, including evening events throughout the year.



Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota Special Education teaching license or currently enrolled in classes to pursue licensure

  • A track record of measurable success with students

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice



Highly Preferred:

  • 2+ years of experience teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • MN Teaching License in Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Emotional Behavior Disorders (EBD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or Academic Behavior Strategist (ABS) preferred

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners and diverse student populations


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement. 


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.



Elementary Long-term Substitute (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop

Elementary Long-term Substitute (immediate need)

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social justice-oriented educator to join our team as a long-term substitute teacher throughout the 2018-2019 school year.


Job Description
Every HLA-Northrop teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Northrop teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars. Our core subjects include literacy, writing, math, and global studies.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student success is our number one focus

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
    Instructional Leadership

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission


Perform other duties as required and assigned

Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota substitute license or Minnesota teaching license

  • A track record of measurable success with students

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

Highly Preferred:

  • 2+ years of experience teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners, students with special education needs, and diverse student populations


Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Recruitment and Enrollment Assistant - Hiawatha Collegiate High School (immediate need)

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) opened its doors in the fall of 2015. Currently we are home to nearly 450 scholars in grades 9-12. By the 2025-26 school year, at full enrollment, HCHS will support over 750, 9th-12th grade scholars. HCHS offers each scholar a personalized high school experience that recognizes and builds on their unique talents and interests and prepares them with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college and beyond.  


At HCHS, all scholars enjoy a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities. We are committed to ensuring that in 2019, 100% of our senior class will graduate from high school, proving that closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis and Minnesota is possible.


HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented team member to join HCHS as our Recruitment and Enrollment Assistant (immediate need).


Responsibilities


Below are the key Goals for which the REA will be responsible:

  • Meeting application and enrollment targets at HCHS

  • Meeting response/turnaround time on key actions required to convert prospective families to enrollees and attendees

  • Meeting qualitative measures that give customers a positive opinion of HCHS


Below is the plan by which the REA will achieve the above mentioned goals:


Student Recruitment

  • Manage student recruitment and enrollment process for campuses

  • Engage prospective students and families at community events and organizations

  • Identify, create, and maintain partnerships with community leaders and organizations

  • Lead school tours and meetings with prospective families

  • Develop culturally-aware practices for engaging diverse communities

  • Coordinate parent and student volunteers for recruitment events

  • Create brand-aligned communication

  • Maintain Hiawatha network-aligned messaging and brand

  • Attend school-wide events to promote enrollment


Stewardship

  • Support students and families at all points in the enrollment process, helping them to begin to feel part of and welcomed by the school community

  • Create opportunities for prospective / applied / enrolled / waitlisted families to engage in the school community

  • Support in the coordination of parent orientations and other campus-based events for new students and families


Enrollment and Data Management

  • Collaborate with teammates to successfully enroll students, including coordinating enrollment events

  • Ensure timely and accurate processing, entering, and filing

  • Completion of enrollment paperwork and entry

  • Track all applications and manage process maintaining complete and accurate records for student applications and lottery information

  • Act as primary record keeper for all new student data entry and management in School Admin

  • Monitor enrollment numbers and provide status updates to campus and network leaders, regularly engaging them in discussions about course correction as needed

  • Maintaining and filing student record systems


Support Hiawatha Academies network recruitment and enrollment

  • Collaborate with Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinators to ensure strong retention and a strong transition from previous school to HCHS

  • Collaborate with teammates at HCHS and within the Hiawatha network of schools to share best practices, opportunities for recruitment, and alignment on external messaging


Collaborate with Operations Team and Campus Leaders

  • This position is part of the campus operations team and will be expected to be cross-trained on core functions of the operations team

  • Support and cross-train teammates to support tours and enrollment when you are out of the office or need language support

  • Collaborate with campus leaders to plan recruitment and enrollment events

  • Engage campus leaders in recruitment and enrollment activities where their presence is needed

  • Support teachers and leaders with any urgent or lingering tasks that arise

  • Keep the office space neat and organized

  • Assist in unpacking, assembling and delivering supplies to classrooms.

  • Assist in creating a safe and respectful atmosphere for students


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Collegiate High School students’ school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday.

  • Full-time employees work 45 hours each week, the vast majority of which are during the student school day

  • It is expected that this person will be out of the office at community recruitment opportunities on a regular basis.  Evening and weekends commitments will be expected.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening Family Events to be held at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Fluency in English

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to create effective and efficient processes for information management

  • Excellent customer service and relationship-building mindset

  • Desire to manage a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends.


Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingualism (ideally, with fluency in either Spanish or Somali)

  • Experience working in a school setting and/or with children or families from economically or socially marginalized communities


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Part- to Full-Time Technology Assistant (immediate need) - Hiawatha Collegiate High School 

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) opened its doors in the fall of 2015. Currently we are home to nearly 450 scholars in grades 9-12. By the 2025-26 school year, at full enrollment, HCHS will support over 750, 9th-12th grade scholars. HCHS offers each scholar a personalized high school experience that recognizes and builds on their unique talents and interests and prepares them with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college and beyond.  


At HCHS, all scholars enjoy a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities. We are committed to ensuring that in 2019, 100% of our senior class will graduate from high school, proving that closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis and Minnesota is possible.


HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented team member to join HCHS as a Technology Assistant.


Job Description

The HCHS Technology Assistant will serve on our school’s Operations Team, a team designed to manage all of the ‘behind the scenes’ work within schools so that our teachers can do the work that’s most important: teaching!  The Technology Assistant will work under the supervision of the Dean of Operations and will support classroom teachers and school leaders by ensuring all computers and tech systems are running smoothly at all times.


Additionally, as a member of the Operations team, the Technology Assistant must be committed to stepping up where needed to carry out essential tasks and responsibilities in the office to support of a high-performing school.

Responsibilities

Technology Support

  • Provide initial setup of computers for all new staff members

  • Service the technology currently within our building (staff computers, student computers, SMART boards, etc.) in an efficient manner, knowing adults need functioning computers to do their job well

  • Support the leadership team in the purchase of new staff and student technology purchases

  • Maintain and roll-out staff- and student-facing software programs

  • Ensure proper inventory of all devices within the school

  • Identify the need for upgrades and/or re-configurations and manage as needed


General Office Support

  • Support teachers and leaders with any urgent or lingering tasks that arise

  • Keep the office space neat and organized

  • Assist in creating a safe and respectful atmosphere for students


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Collegiate High School students’ school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday.

  • Full-time employees work 45 hours each week, the vast majority of which are during the student school day

  • Part-time employees create a schedule with their manager that meets the needs of the team and the employee


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree (ideally with a focus on computer science and/or technology)

  • Knowledge of computer hardware systems and software programs

  • A track record of measurable success

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail

  • A desire to grow and be part of a team

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

  • Optimism in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all students


Highly Preferred:

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households   

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

Elementary Classroom Teacher (future openings)


Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educators to join our team for the 2018-2019 school year.  

 

Job Description

Classroom teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop work under the guidance of the Principal/Assistant Principal and as a collaborative member of their grade level planning team including Special Education staff and English Language Development teachers.

Classroom teachers are responsible for nurturing social-emotional and academic growth in their classroom by planning and implementing rigorous, student-centered daily lessons in reading, writing, math, and global studies (science and social studies).

The ideal candidate for this role is a dedicated educator with a passion for equity and is committed to helping ensure all students get what they need so they can learn in a safe, structured, and productive learning environment.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Lead students to exceptional achievement

  • Engage students in lessons that are meaningful and connected to their lives and across and within subjects

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and engagement

  • Develop students’ abilities to describe their thinking and process within a content area using relevant academic language

  • Use data to inform instruction

Instructional Leadership

  • Plan and deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Create and/or modify a cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculum

Build Relationships

  • Connect with students and their families in service of our mission

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

  1. Children are at the center of everything we do.

  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.

  3. We choose optimism.

  4. We push ourselves to improve.

  5. We are stronger together.

  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Academies elementary students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota teaching license (current or pending)

  • A track record of measurable success with students

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

  • Desire to grow and develop in a start-up/growing, fast paced environment

Highly Preferred:

  • 2+ years of experience teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners, students with special education needs, and diverse student populations

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement. 


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Dean of Instruction (immediate need) - HLA - Northrop


Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

As a school we recognize that there is a strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. We believe every adult in the school is responsible for creating an environment which promotes a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety for all students so they are able to focus on learning. We know that all students are able to meet high expectations for both learning and behavior when they receive the support they need to do so.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Dean of Instruction for the 2018-2019 school year.  This is an immediate opening.


Job Description

The Dean of Instruction at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop will be responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision. They will work directly under the guidance of the Principal and Chief Academic Officer.  The Dean of Instruction must strategically support the Principal and the school’s mission through effective leadership and management of the school’s staff and students. The Dean of Instruction will provide support for the instructional program and help to foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school

  • Foster a school climate aligned with the mission and values of the school that supports both student and staff success and promotes an achievement-oriented culture of respect and appreciation for all students, staff and families

Drive Results

  • Research, design, support, and/or supplement the academic curriculum for all subjects and grades based on successful models and approaches

  • Analyze school-wide data in order to design responsive student interventions, and devise and monitor high-impact support plans for struggling students

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Address any disciplinary issues immediately with support from the Dean of Students and/or the Principal

Instructional Leadership

  • Observe lessons regularly and deliver targeted feedback to teachers

  • Facilitate regular, meaningful data-driven discussions about student performance with teachers to ensure that teachers are using current data to drive instruction

  • Work with teachers to improve their teaching practice through coaching, professional development, modeling, and collaborative planning

  • Ensure consistencies in instruction and practice among team of teachers

  • Ensure consistency in English Language Development strategy implementation across the school

  • Ensure learning environment and classroom instruction maximize student learning

  • Coordinate and manage creative, inspiring professional development sessions in line with school goals and priorities

People and Program Management

  • Effectively communicate vision that supports the school’s goals and values

  • Coach and manage a cohort of teachers

  • Oversee the design and evaluate the effectiveness of the school-based ELD programmatic vision

  • Coach and manage instructional coherence in service of English LanguageDevelopment for all students

  • Manage and coordinate testing, including but not limited to: network interims, MAP testing, MCAs, and ACCESS testing

  • Participate in staff recruitment

  • Continually monitor progress on all measures of school and staff performance

  • Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations

Relationship-Building

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, families, and the community to improve student performance

  • Contribute to an effective, collaborative team of people jointly responsible for the attainment of school goals and committed to achieving excellence

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees

Perform other duties as required and assigned

The Dean of Instruction must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics
Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop  scholars’ school day is from 7:10-3:15 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:210 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40-3:15pm.

All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of two years experience working in a school that is disrupting educational inequity with strong success

  • A minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience with demonstrated student results

  • Ability to effectively manage, coach, and develop instructional staff

  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Possess a growth mindset

  • Possess cultural awareness of self and others

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making

  • Knowledge and ability in the selection, training, and supervision of personnel

  • Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within diverse cultural contexts

  • Experience working with students of color and/or students growing up in low-income households

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree preferably in Education, Education Leadership, School Administration / Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, or relevant field
    Advance Professional Certificate with an endorsement as Principal/ School Administrator

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)
    Previous successful experience in school leadership

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement. 


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Elementary Parental Leave Paraprofessional (immediate hire) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.


HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social justice-oriented educator to join our team as an elementary education paraprofessional for a temporary full-time role for an approximate need of twelve-sixteen weeks with a preferred start date of November 2018.

Job Description
Every HLA-Northrop paraprofessional has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Northrop paraprofessionals are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars. Our core subjects include literacy, writing, math, and global studies.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities
Prove the Possible
• Student success is our number one focus
Drive Results
• Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
Instructional Leadership
• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
• Use data to inform instruction
Build Relationships
• Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission
Perform other duties as required and assigned

Paraprofessionals must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Paraprofessionals must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:
• Minimum of two years college education or bachelor’s degree
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:
• Knowledge of special education law or experience working with identified special needs
• Elementary or special education teaching license preferred
• Bilingual or multilingual

Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.


Director of Talent Recruitment - Network Support Team

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Our Network Support Team is seeking a Director of Talent Recruitment to join our team with a June 2018 start date.  


Job Description


The Director of Talent Recruitment (DTR) is a key leader of our organizational priority to recruit and hire a diverse team of the most talented and passionate teachers and leaders in the country. The DTR will execute and continuously improve upon Hiawatha’s regional and national recruitment strategy for building a pipeline of exceptional talent for Hiawatha Academies.  This role reports to the Chief Talent Officer, is a member of the People team, works collaboratively with the Executive Director and a fellow Director of Talent Recruitment, Principals, and other hiring managers as needed.


Responsibilities


Sources, recruits, and hires exceptional teachers and leaders to fill all open roles each year, with a focus on increasing the diversity of the Hiawatha team to better reflect our student communities:


  • Build talent pools for current and future open roles

  • Develop new and creative strategies for building talent pools

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 50 roles across the year

  • Maintain prospect and application tracking systems

  • Cultivate relationships with near- and long-term prospects

  • Create and utilize hiring products and systems (e.g. role descriptions, interview processes, work exercises)

  • Manage hiring processes across the network, working with hiring managers on specific roles and conducting regular meetings with Principals and other hiring managers to understand the current and future hiring needs of schools 

  • Oversee and ensure strong management of all stages of the candidate hiring process, from application review through hiring decision

  • Bring ideas to the team to strengthen our talent strategy and hiring process with an eye towards continuous improvement


Promote a talent cultivation mindset across the organization:


  • Manage Hiawatha’s Employee Referral Bonus program to build staff engagement and create a pipeline of outstanding applicants

  • Epitomize a level of enthusiasm about working at Hiawatha Academies as a model for all staff and to promote the organization’s employment brand to external audiences

  • Seek, analyze, and act upon feedback from candidates and hiring managers

  • Provide ongoing feedback to partner hiring managers

  • Attend two-three regional or national hiring fairs across the year

  • Support internal candidates through the interview process


Perform other duties as required and assigned by the Chief Talent Officer.


Core Value and Beliefs


All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision: To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics


  • This role is a member of the Network Support Team

  • The expected work week for all Hiawatha Academies staff members is 40 hours.  The DTR will set their individual schedule with the CTO.

  • Regular weekly presence at hiring partner Hiawatha campuses (two-three locations) will be required; must provide own transportation.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Commitment to the mission and equity vision of Hiawatha Academies

  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to develop systems and processes that achieve efficiency and scalability

  • Three plus years of talent management, or relevant experience

  • Ability to learn quickly and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment

  • Demonstrated success developing and managing effective organization-wide processes; proven ability to invest and train others in new practices

  • Demonstrated expertise in talent sourcing

  • Knowledge of/familiarity with diversity and inclusion practices

  • Willingness to travel (two-three times per year)


Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field

  • Track record of hiring exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds to meet organizational goals

  • Teaching experience with demonstrate results

  • Experience leading recruitment efforts for a growing organization


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


E-mail our Chief Talent Officer, Dawn Gunderson Taylor, at dgundersontaylor@hiawathaacademies.org  for more information.  


Middle or High School Paraprofessional (Future Openings)

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Our network of schools focus on building deep community, fostering student agency, and providing rigorous interdisciplinary learning experiences that allow students to gain the knowledge and skills needed for the 21st century and beyond.


We’re seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a paraprofessional for middle or high school. Please note that this is a future opening. However, we are accepting applications for all paraprofessional positions to find the best educators to serve our students and families.


Job Description

Hiawatha Academies paraprofessionals are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars. We are seeking a highly-qualified individual for this role to collaborate with classroom teachers in holding middle school students to high expectations and ensuring that ever scholar has the support and tools they need to be successful in school.

The primary responsibility of the Paraprofessional will be supporting students individually or in small groups with specific educational, social and emotional needs in the general education setting. This is an hourly position including benefits.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned


Hiawatha Academies staff must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • School day is from 7:25am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:25am-1:15pm on Friday (this may vary per campus)

  • Staff must be present from 7:00am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:30pm-4:30pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school, including evening events throughout the year.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Minimum of two years college education

  • Ability and desire to take initiative to support students’ needs with little direction

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

  • Ability to work with diverse student populations

Highly Preferred:

  • Knowledge of special education law or experience working with special education students on the autism spectrum

  • Minnesota middle school or special education teaching license preferred

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)


Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.


Elementary Parental Leave Teacher (immediate hire) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.

HLA-Northrop is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social justice-oriented educator to join our team as an elementary education teacher for a temporary full-time role for an approximate need of twelve-sixteen weeks with a preferred start date of October 2018.

Job Description
Every HLA-Northrop teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Northrop teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars. Our core subjects include literacy, writing, math, and global studies.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities
Prove the Possible
• Student success is our number one focus
Drive Results
• Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
Instructional Leadership
• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
• Use data to inform instruction
Build Relationships
• Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission
Perform other duties as required and assigned

Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minnesota teaching license or currently enrolled in classes to pursue licensure

  • A track record of measurable success with students

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • Growth mindset for students, self, and other adults

  • Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice

  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

Highly Preferred:

  • 2+ years of experience teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish, Somali, Nepali)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners, students with special education needs, and diverse student populations


Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


Founding Transportation and Operations Coordinator (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha College Prep - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

 

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Our Network Support Team is seeking a Director of Talent Recruitment to join our team with a June 2018 start date.  


Job Description


The Director of Talent Recruitment (DTR) is a key leader of our organizational priority to recruit and hire a diverse team of the most talented and passionate teachers and leaders in the country. The DTR will execute and continuously improve upon Hiawatha’s regional and national recruitment strategy for building a pipeline of exceptional talent for Hiawatha Academies.  This role reports to the Chief Talent Officer, is a member of the People team, works collaboratively with the Executive Director and a fellow Director of Talent Recruitment, Principals, and other hiring managers as needed.


Responsibilities


Sources, recruits, and hires exceptional teachers and leaders to fill all open roles each year, with a focus on increasing the diversity of the Hiawatha team to better reflect our student communities:


  • Build talent pools for current and future open roles

  • Develop new and creative strategies for building talent pools

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 50 roles across the year

  • Maintain prospect and application tracking systems

  • Cultivate relationships with near- and long-term prospects

  • Create and utilize hiring products and systems (e.g. role descriptions, interview processes, work exercises)

  • Manage hiring processes across the network, working with hiring managers on specific roles and conducting regular meetings with Principals and other hiring managers to understand the current and future hiring needs of schools 

  • Oversee and ensure strong management of all stages of the candidate hiring process, from application review through hiring decision

  • Bring ideas to the team to strengthen our talent strategy and hiring process with an eye towards continuous improvement


Promote a talent cultivation mindset across the organization:


  • Manage Hiawatha’s Employee Referral Bonus program to build staff engagement and create a pipeline of outstanding applicants

  • Epitomize a level of enthusiasm about working at Hiawatha Academies as a model for all staff and to promote the organization’s employment brand to external audiences

  • Seek, analyze, and act upon feedback from candidates and hiring managers

  • Provide ongoing feedback to partner hiring managers

  • Attend two-three regional or national hiring fairs across the year

  • Support internal candidates through the interview process


Perform other duties as required and assigned by the Chief Talent Officer.


Core Value and Beliefs


All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision: To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics


  • This role is a member of the Network Support Team

  • The expected work week for all Hiawatha Academies staff members is 40 hours.  The DTR will set their individual schedule with the CTO.

  • Regular weekly presence at hiring partner Hiawatha campuses (two-three locations) will be required; must provide own transportation.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Commitment to the mission and equity vision of Hiawatha Academies

  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to develop systems and processes that achieve efficiency and scalability

  • Three plus years of talent management, or relevant experience

  • Ability to learn quickly and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment

  • Demonstrated success developing and managing effective organization-wide processes; proven ability to invest and train others in new practices

  • Demonstrated expertise in talent sourcing

  • Knowledge of/familiarity with diversity and inclusion practices

  • Willingness to travel (two-three times per year)


Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field

  • Track record of hiring exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds to meet organizational goals

  • Teaching experience with demonstrate results

  • Experience leading recruitment efforts for a growing organization


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.  


E-mail our Chief Talent Officer, Dawn Gunderson Taylor, at dgundersontaylor@hiawathaacademies.org  for more information.  


11th Grade English Language Arts Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha Collegiate High School

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Collegiate High School is the newest addition to the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. In 2015, Hiawatha Collegiate High School opened its doors to 104 9th grade students.  After growing a grade each year, the 18-19 school year it will be home to just over 450 9-12 graders and will graduate Hiawatha’s first ever class of seniors.  


At HCHS, all students benefit from a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities.  HCHS is committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college. We need you to achieve our ambitious vision for the class of 2019!   


HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as an 11th Grade ELA Teacher.  This teacher will be charged with teaching Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition in a double block course to half of our junior class.


Job Description

HCHS teachers will be charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students.   In addition to leading courses in their content area, HCHS teachers will also be advisors, adults committed to supporting a small group of students as they work to develop their academic and social-emotional selves.  Advisors will be critical in HCHS’s model of student support, and those who stay for all four years of their advisees’ high school career will have the amazing privilege of handing their advisees their diplomas and wishing them well as they head off to college.

Lastly, HCHS teachers are also founders of the school.  Along with the administration, they will lay the strong foundation upon which HCHS will stand for years to come.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and performance

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, values, and beliefs

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Collegiate High School students’ school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:30am-4:00pm three days each week, and 8:00am-4:20pm two days each week.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-4:00pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening Family Events to be held at the school.



Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students and families

  • Must have a growth mindset

  • Cultural awareness of self and others

  • Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within various cultural contexts

  • A track record of measurable success with students

  • Optimism in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all students


Highly Preferred:

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households    

  • Minnesota teacher certification

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.


Elementary Specialized Education Paraprofessional (immediate hire) - HLA - Northrop

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. Hiawatha Academies opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. In 2018-19, HLA-Northrop will serve 390 scholars in grades K-4. During the 2017-18 school year, 82% of our students were identified as English Learners and 89% qualified for free or reduced price lunch. Between 10-15% of HLA-Northrop students receive special education or early intervention services.


In 2018-2019, Hiawatha Academies is launching a specialized special education program for students in second through fourth grade with more significant development and cognitive disabilities.  This program is committed to providing students with individualized and responsive instruction which holds students to high expectations.


Hiawatha Academies is currently seeking hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educators to join our team as our Specialized Education Paraprofessional for the 18-19 school year.

Job Description
Every HLA-Northrop paraprofessional has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HLA-Northrop paraprofessional are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.

We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting students individually or in small groups with specific educational, social and emotional needs. This is an hourly position including benefits.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities
Prove the Possible
• Student success is our number one focus
Drive Results
• Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
Instructional Leadership
• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons
• Use data to inform instruction
Build Relationships
• Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission
Perform other duties as required and assigned

Paraprofessionals must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Core Value and Beliefs
All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.
2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.
3) We choose optimism.
4) We push ourselves to improve.
5) We are stronger together.
6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision
To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.


Skills & Qualifications


Required:
• Minimum of two years college education or bachelor’s degree
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
• Ability to work with diverse student populations


Highly Preferred:
• Knowledge of special education law or experience working with identified special needs
• Elementary or special education teaching license preferred
• Bilingual or multilingual

Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

English Language Arts Special Education Teacher (18-19 school year) - Hiawatha Collegiate High School

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that, All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) is the newest addition to the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. In August 2015, Hiawatha Collegiate High School opened its doors to 104 9th grade students.  The school will grow one grade each year, and next year, it will be home to just over 300 freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  At HCHS, all students benefit from a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities.


HCHS is committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as our English Language Arts (ELA) Special Education Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.


Job Description

Every HCHS teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. Hiawatha teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for their students.  The ELA Special Education teacher will provide instruction to students with identified special education needs and strategically support the general education staff with implementation of Individualized Education Plans.


The ELA Special Education Teacher will work under the direction of the Principal and in close collaboration with the rest of the Special Education Team, the Dean of Students, classroom teachers, and advisors.


**Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position.


Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

  • Ensure high standards for student behavior and performance

  • Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

  • Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

  • Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

  • Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Support students with Identified Special Needs

  • Write, implement, and track the goals for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

  • Assist in the initial and three year re-evaluation of students to determine qualification and need for special education services including conducting achievements testing, data collection, observations, interviews, and completing functional behavior assessments

  • Provide direct academic and behavioral instruction and support for students with learning needs in the general education classroom

  • Provide individual and group support for the development of social/emotional skills

  • Work closely with other members of the Student Support Team (Dean of Students, ELD teacher(s), paraprofessional(s), and school and network administration) and general education staff to ensure high quality service is being provided for identified students

  • Maintain compliant special education records

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned

Perform other duties as required and assigned

  • Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, equity vision, core values, and beliefs


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Collegiate High School students’ school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday.

  • Teachers must be present from 7:30am-4:00pm three days each week, and 8:00am-4:20pm two days each week.

  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-4:00pm.

  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening Family Events to be held at the school.


Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • MN Teaching License: Special Education EBD, LD, or ABAS (dual license preferred)

  • Experience teaching English Language Arts

  • Knowledge of Special Education law and Due Process compliance

  • Experience working with students with learning and emotional-behavioral needs

  • Knowledge of writing and implementing IEPs

  • Knowledge of MN EBD and/or SLD criteria and the evaluation process including: conducting Functional Behavior Assessments; understanding the use of Positive Behavior Supports; knowledge of how to write a Behavior Intervention Plan

  • Training or willingness to be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

  • Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

  • An ability to learn quickly and adapt in the face of challenges

  • An ability to lead and to follow

  • Excellent judgment in decision-making