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

Faculty Application

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.  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.
 
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Please submit your materials at the link below. We will contact you should a position open that is a good for your experience and expertise.
 

Director of Extended Day Programs

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville
 
Position Type: Full-time
 
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required

Job Description and Qualifications
Franklin Road Academy seeks a full-time Director of Extended Day Programs with a collaborative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills. The Director will oversee the extended care program and after school enrichment opportunities, primarily for students in grades Pre-K through 8th. The Director will hire and oversee a small staff of part-time extended care workers and ensure the efficient, safe, and successful operation of before- and after- school care and supervision of students, during the school year and during summer camps. The Director will also coordinate after school enrichment opportunities typically offered by non-school personnel on a regular basis. This is a 12-month position and the Director will report directly to the Head of Lower School.
 
Candidates should have an entrepreneurial mindset and see the “big picture” while being keenly attuned to the daily activities and needs of the students under his/her care. Candidates should be skilled at interacting and communicating with students of all ages, as well as their parents, other school staff, and outside service providers.
 
Candidates should also desire to be a part of a collaborative faculty that resonates with FRA’s mission to develop scholars of integrity and balance in an inclusive Christian community. Community life is an integral part of FRA, as staff members regularly attend games, recitals, and other campus events outside the classroom. All staff members are encouraged to lead clubs, coach teams, and integrate themselves in the school community.
 
Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have at least two years of after school or external programming experience in a school or similar type environment. Serving in a leadership capacity in this type of environment is desired, especially concerning hiring and supervision of employees. Flexibility, collaboration, and strong interpersonal skills are essential attributes for this position.
 

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a successful extended day program that serves the students and families of the Academy.
  • Hire, train, and monitor Extended Care staff (approximately 8-12 employees) in the daily supervision and care for students in the program. Staff members are expected to create and implement daily lesson plans for their student groups. Director will review and approve these lesson plans and ensure their implementation.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve an optimal learning environment.
  • Establish positive and effective rapport with students and create a program-wide environment that is favorable to safety, enjoyment, learning and personal growth of students.
  • Create semester-based schedules for after-school enrichment activities, hire/contract with instructors, ensure standard hiring procedures and background checks are completed, and monitor the instruction of these courses.
  • Communicate regularly with parents to provide updates on student progress and behavior through in-person, phone, and written communications.
  • Maintain familiarity and compliance with all state Department of Education policies concerning extended care programs, including completion of all necessary paperwork.
  • Successfully communicate and collaborate with any number of constituencies, including: students, parents, teachers/staff, contract employees, etc.
  • Participate in a variety of meetings and professional development activities.

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(Director of Extended Day Programs)

Lower School 1st Grade Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville
 
Position Type: Full-time,beginning 2019-2020 school year
 
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required.

Job Description and Qualifications
The lower school is searching for 1st grade 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 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
  • Willingness to coach, lead, or assist a team or co-curricular activity

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(Lower School 1st Grade Teacher)

Lower School 4th Grade Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Full-time, beginning 2019-2020 school year

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required.

Job Description and Qualifications
The lower school is searching for 4th grade 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 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
  • Willingness to coach, lead, or assist a team or co-curricular activity

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(Lower School 4th Grade Teacher)

Upper School Chemistry & Biology Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville
 
Position Type: full-time
 
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's degree preferred
 
Job Description and Qualifications
Franklin Road Academy seeks a full-time science teacher in the Upper School. The teaching position will be primarily responsible for teaching Chemistry I and Biology I, with a possible section of Anatomy and Physiology. Candidates should desire to be a part of a collaborative science faculty that resonates with FRA’s mission to develop leaders of integrity and purpose in an inclusive Christian community. This department will meet regularly to share best practices and ensure a collegial atmosphere of growth and development. Candidates for this position should have a passion for science and have a desire to grow as instructors and mentors of students. Community life is a huge part of FRA, as teachers regularly attend games, recitals, and other campus events outside the classroom. All teachers at FRA are advisors of groups of 8-10 students that meet 3-4 times per week, and teachers are encouraged to lead clubs, coach teams, and integrate themselves in the school community.
 
Responsibilities
  • Develop curriculum to meet the needs of the class through the creation of assessments of various types
  • Serve as advisor for a group of 8-10 students that meet daily

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(Chemistry & Biology Teacher)

Staff

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)

Director of Alumni Relations

Overview:
The Director of Alumni Relations will have a significant role in engaging the School’s alumni through events and programming, increasing alumni participation and philanthropic support for FRA, and connecting alumni to each other and the school. This dynamic, highly organized, creative, and forward thinking leader will be responsible for designing and executing a strategic vision of meaningful engagement with a broad multi-generational alumni community and will cultivate, manage, and steward a portfolio of alumni prospects as well as enjoy engaging and working with a large number of alumni volunteers. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Director of Alumni Relations will interact regularly with volunteers, donors, and campus colleagues and must be committed to working collaboratively to achieve departmental and School goals and to create a seamless culture of alumni engagement and philanthropic support. Candidates should possess a thorough knowledge of best practices of development; have excellent communications skills, and a familiarity with Raisers Edge. The Director of Alumni Relations is a 12-month position that will work in partnership with the advancement team to create and execute meaningful stewardship activities for alumni.
 

Description:

  • Establish meaningful relationships with FRA Alumni
  • Create and manage a Class Agent Program
  • Coordinate and implement, in partnership with the Director of the Annual Fund, specific annual fundraising plans for all reunion year classes and the broader alumni community
  • Develop and execute innovative strategies to increase alumni participation and giving to the annual fund
  • Responsible for the personal solicitation of at least 50 alumni leadership prospects each year
  • Plan and visit alumni in cities where high concentrations of FRA alumni reside
  • Develop and execute engaging on and off campus alumni events and programming, including stewardship events, networking events, and area receptions
  • Continually evaluate all alumni programming for ongoing improvement and growth
  • Plan and execute homecoming and reunion weekend activities, providing guidance and support for reunion class chairs
  • Assist with the planning and execution of FRA’s 50th Anniversary activities and events
  • Develop young alumni programming for seniors and college-age alumni
  • Work under the direction of the Director of Admission to provide tours to alumni families

Responsibilities:

  • Manage alumni database and budget
  • Recruit and manage the Alumni Board and fundraising volunteer team and provide administrative support
  • Recruit and train the student alumni outreach group to assist with alumni solicitations and thank you calls
  • Promote and manage FRA’s social media alumni networks, e-newsletters, and other communication
  • Provide alumni news and photographs for social media and the 4700 Magazine
  • Assist with coaching a sport, teaching a class, serving as an advisor, or sponsoring a club if needed

Qualifications:

  • Collaborative personality and strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented and a visionary
  • Proven track record of engaging alumni and garnering philanthropic support
  • Available for moderate travel
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree with three years’ experience required; graduate degree preferred

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(Director of Alumni Relations)

Director of Diversity, Community and Inclusion

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's degree preferred

Job Description

The director of diversity, community and inclusion spearheads—in partnership with faculty and leadership across the school—the development and execution of plans for intentionally building and nurturing a diverse educational community whose members learn and live alongside one another with mutual respect, displaying intellectual curiosity about differences, and demonstrating Christ’s message of love and inclusion. The director of diversity, community and inclusion at Franklin Road Academy collaboratively builds a shared vision of school growth in the areas of diversity and cultural literacy. The director coordinates diversity, inclusion, and cultural literacy curriculum development and professional development, leads a faculty diversity, community and inclusion committee, works with students across divisions, and supports recruitment efforts to diversify faculty and staff. The director of diversity, community and inclusion reports to the associate head of school and serves as a member of the leadership team.
 

Responsibilities

  • Reports directly to the associate head of school and serves on the leadership team.
  • Attends weekly leadership team meetings and provides reports to the leadership team regarding broad issues of cultural literacy, curriculum and school life.
  • Presents an annual report to the leadership team describing the progress made on inclusivity initiatives versus goals for the past year.
  • Chairs the school’s student and faculty diversity committees.
  • Serves as a resource to the admissions office vis-à-vis prospective families (e.g. assisting that office with school and community open houses) and assists the dean of academic affairs in recruiting and hiring a diverse faculty.
  • Serves as the staff liaison, along with the head of school, to the National Association of Schools (NAIS) in matters of diversity and inclusivity and attends the Annual NAIS People of Color Conference.
  • Recommends and oversees a budget to support diversity, inclusion and cultural literacy efforts across the school.
  • Teaches one or two courses annually as needed (in the middle school or upper school).

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • A passion for the FRA mission
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • Collaborative community builder
  • Upper school or middle school teaching experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work after school and some evenings

Located ten minutes from downtown Nashville, Franklin Road Academy is a dynamic coeducational learning community, offering pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students from 12 different countries a challenging educational experience within an inclusive Christian community. FRA provides an elite education within a collaborative learning environment, ensuring students become critical, innovative thinkers and leaders.

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(Director of Diversity, Community and Inclusion)