Careers

MISSION

Franklin Road Academy provides a challenging educational experience in an inclusive Christian Community with an unwavering commitment to develop leaders of integrity and purpose.

Inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning through a dynamic academic program which will prepare them for success in life;
Encourage students to discover their passions through opportunities in academics, the arts, athletics, and servant leadership;
Nurture leaders of integrity, guided by Christian principles, compelled to lead lives of compassionate global citizenship.

CAREERS

At FRA, our faculty often become lifelong mentors, coming alongside our students through academic and co-curricular programs and encouraging their students to become more than they often times think is possible. Our teachers challenge students to grow as leaders and develop their sense of purpose in this world. We hire faculty who are committed to our mission to inspire, encourage, and nurture our students from our earliest pre-kindergarteners to our graduating seniors.

Community life is a huge part of FRA, and faculty regularly attend games, recitals, and other campus events outside the classroom. All staff members are encouraged to lead clubs, coach teams, and integrate themselves into the school community.

Open positions are listed below.

Faculty

Lower School STEM Lab Long Term Substitute Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Full-Time (anticipated March - May 2019)

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in education and/or teacher certification required

Job Description and Qualifications

The lower school is searching for a STEM Lab teacher with a collaborative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience in a lower school environment. A strong knowledge base of science, math, and technology instruction and experience working with students in early childhood through intermediate grades is essential.


Responsibilities

  • Develop appropriate lesson plans and instructional materials and teach assigned curriculum to all students in the Lower School on a weekly basis.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve an optimal learning environment
  • Establish positive and effective rapport with students and create a classroom environment that is favorable to learning and personal growth
  • Motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for lifelong learning while exhibiting those qualities themselves
  • Identify student needs and collaborate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students
  • Collaborate with co-workers for the purpose of improving the overall quality of instruction and student learning
  • Communicate with parents via quarterly report cards and weekly behavioral notifications (as needed).
  • Serve on various committees to ensure functionality of the school (Vertical Teams, Committees, etc.)
  • Participate in a variety of meetings and professional development activities

 

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(L/S STEM LAB Long Term Substitute Teacher)

Lower School Long Term Classroom Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Full-Time - Second Semester Position

Education Level:Bachelor’s Degree required

Job Description and Qualifications

The lower school is searching for a classroom teacher (grade to be determined) with a collaborative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience in a lower school environment. A strong knowledge base of literacy and math instruction and experience using multiple types of data are essential in this position.


Responsibilities

  • Develop appropriate lesson plans and instructional materials and teach assigned curriculum to all students in class, with ability to use data to drive instructional decisions and provide differentiated lessons as needed.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve an optimal learning environment
  • Establish positive and effective rapport with students and create a classroom environment that is favorable to learning and personal growth
  • Motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for lifelong learning while exhibiting those qualities themselves
  • Identify student needs and collaborate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students
  • Collaborate with co-workers for the purpose of improving the overall quality of instruction and student learning
  • Communicate regularly with parents to provide updates on student academic progress and behavior through progress reports, report cards, conferences, and weekly parent communication
  • Provide after-school help sessions once a week for students in need of remediation and/or enrichment
  • Serve on various committees to ensure functionality of the school (Vertical Teams, Committees, etc.)
  • Participate in a variety of meetings and professional development activities

 

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(L/S Long Term Classroom Teacher)

Middle School Long Term Substitute Teacher (7th Grade English)

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Interim

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferrred

Job Description and Qualifications

Franklin Road Academy is seeking a long-term substitute to teach in our middle school English department. This position is a maternity leave position and is likely to begin in mid-November (with the first week involving shadowing the current teacher) and run through March.

This position is to teach 7th grade English. Candidates should desire to be a part of a collaborative faculty that resonates with FRA’s mission to develop scholars with integrity in an inclusive Christian community. The strongest candidates will have experience teaching middle school English and will hold a Bachelor’s degree in English or education. Experience in an independent school setting is preferred but not required.

 

Staff

Middle School Heart to Heart Long Term Substitute Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Full-Time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree required.  Degree in Special Education preferred.

Job Description and Qualifications

The middle school is searching for a teacher for the Heart to Heart program. This is a long-term substitute position from early November through the end of February. Experience working with special education students is required. Experience working with students with Down syndrome is preferred. Experience in an independent school setting is preferred.

The Heart to Heart Program at Franklin Road Academy provides a challenging educational experience for students with Down syndrome in an inclusive, integrated Christian community, with an unwavering commitment to developing the full academic and social potential of each Heart to Heart student and instilling in our typically developing students understanding, acceptance, and love for those with developmental and learning differences.


Responsibilities

  • Provide academic, behavioral, and social support for one middle school student with Down syndrome in his mainstream classrooms (in collaboration with mainstream teachers).
  • Provide pullout instruction for one middle school student with Down syndrome, with a focus on math, reading, and post-secondary life skills
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress academically, behaviorally, and socially
  • Seek out and cultivate relationships in the Nashville community in order to connect students with post-secondary schooling opportunities or job opportunities
  • Communicate weekly with parents of student to outline progress and ongoing challenges
  • Collaborate with other Heart to Heart teacher(s) to organize service projects and community involvement for FRA students in support of Down syndrome awareness
  • Provide information about Down syndrome to FRA faculty, staff, and students
  • Assist with the community promotion and fundraising for the Heart to Heart program
  • Make recommendations to teachers regarding appropriate accommodations and adjustments required for the instruction of specific students

 

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(M/S Heart to Heart Long Term Substitute Teacher)

Bus Driver

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville
Position Type:
Part-time

Requirements:

  • CDL with P Endorsement and updated Medical Card
  • Must be able to meet all Federal and State driving regulations and requirements
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check and have no driving violations

Job Description and Qualifications

Under direction of the director of finance and operations, the bus driver will be assigned to transport pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, coaches, teachers, and other adults using 70-, 40-, 32-, 20-, and 14-passenger vehicles to athletic events, local field trips and out of town trips. Must be available for weekday and some weekend trips as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Operate the bus in a safe and effective way to minimize risk of passenger injury and property damage
  • Make sure the bus is safely and securely stored
  • Advise supervisor of any requirements for maintenance and repairs

Substitute Teacher

We are looking for highly qualified substitute teachers for lower school, middle school, and upper school.

Requirements and Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required; teaching experienced strongly preferred.

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(Substitute Teacher)

after-school extended care

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Part-Time (Daily work during school year from 2:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Education Level: Current College/Graduate work students/ Bachelor’s degree.

Job Description and Qualifications

Franklin Road Academy’s after-school program serves students in grades Pre-K3 through middle school. We are looking for reliable, motivated, friendly people who are enthusiastic about working with children. We need individuals who have had previous experience working with or supervising groups of children in a variety of settings such as camp, classroom, etc. This job provides invaluable experience for those who are committed to working with children long-term (i.e. future educators, counselors, social workers, physical education, etc.). This is also a great opportunity for those pursuing a Master’s degree.

Responsibilities

  • Extended Day Teacher
  • Work from 2:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., during the school year (flexible hours- possible to leave at 5 p.m. or only work several days a week)
  • Ability to communicate with children on their level
  • Comfortable assisting children with homework
  • Supervise indoor and outdoor games
  • Plan appropriate and meaningful activities for students
  • Ability to maintain a classroom
  • Effectively implement school Mission and guidelines


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(Extended Day Teacher)