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.
 
APPLY
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.
 

Lower School 2nd 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 2nd 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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(2nd Grade Teacher)

Lower School Teacher Assistant

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville
 
Position Type: Full time
 
Qualifications: A love for young children, experience working with young children, and a college degree. Certification is preferred but not required.
 
Job Description and Qualifications
The lower school is searching for a Teacher Assistant with a collaborative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of working in an elementary/lower school environment. A strong knowledge base of childhood development and academic abilities of young learners is essential for this position.

Responsibilities
  • Monitor and support positive social growth and development of the students in assigned grade level
  • Assist assigned teachers in maintenance of classroom environment
  • Assist in preparation of teaching materials
  • Assist with literacy development and other classroom activities in multiple grade levels
  • Work with individual students in need of extra support, as directed by classroom teacher(s)
  • Provide before-school supervision, as assigned, both outside at drop-off and inside, supervising early arrivals until classrooms open
  • Assist with afternoon dismissal process as directed
  • Supervise Extended Care students on Late Arrival and Early Dismissal Days, when Director is unable to otherwise secure enough care for the numbers who stay
  • Assist with administration of assessments for prospective students

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(Lower School Teacher Assistant)

Lower School Counselor

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Full time

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in school/family counseling required
 
Job Description and Qualifications
The lower school is seeking a School Counselor with a collaborative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of counseling experience in an elementary school environment. A strong knowledge base of current best practices in the field of counseling young learners is essential for this position.
 
Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate, thematic curriculum lessons differentiated for grade levels PreK-3 through fourth grade. Classes cover topics of problem-solving, careers, feelings, friendship, study skills, goal setting, identity, empathy, and digital citizenship.
  • Establish positive and effective rapport with students and create a classroom environment that is favorable to learning and personal growth.
  • Provide individual sessions with students when needs arise. Meetings can be initiated by the student, parents, teachers, or administrators.
  • Provide small group counseling, which is voluntary in nature and covers a variety of topics.
  • Provide small group interaction in the form of lunch bunch groups, which every child will attend at least twice during the year.
  • Collaborate with co-workers for the purpose of maintaining and improving the overall quality of the school-wide learning environment. Identify student needs and collaborate with staff members in assessing and supporting students.
  • Conduct meetings with parents, as needed, to discuss student related concerns.
  • Create and maintain a reliable list of outside therapeutic resources and collaborate with therapists to best support students in the classroom.
  • Serve as Lower School liaison with Admissions Department and provide follow up to families that have visited/toured the school.
  • Coordinate the “buddy” program for new students – pairing them with existing students before school starts and checking in during the year to insure a successful transition.
  • Serve as the Lower School liaison for, and partner with, the Center for Philanthropic Studies to integrate lessons and support service learning throughout the Lower School.
  • Serve on/lead various committees to ensure functionality of the school (Vertical Teams, Committees, etc.)
  • Participate in ongoing professional development.

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(Lower School Counselor)

Upper School English Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: full-time

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's degree preferred
 
Job Description:
Franklin Road Academy seeks a full-time English teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The position will focus on 9th grade English, possibly including at least one section of 12th grade English. Candidates should have experience teaching both the mechanics of writing and a broad array of literature. Candidates should desire to be a part of a collaborative faculty that resonates with FRA’s mission to develop leaders of integrity in an inclusive Christian community. This position requires close coordination with other 9th grade teachers. The 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 English/Language Arts 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.
 

Upper School History Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: full-time

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's degree preferred
 
Job Description
Franklin Road Academy seeks a full-time history teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The position will focus on United States history, possibly including at least one section of Advanced Placement U.S. History. Candidates should have experience teaching history and have prior AP teaching experience. Candidates should desire to be a part of a collaborative history faculty that resonates with FRA’s mission to develop leaders of integrity 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 history 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.
 

Upper School Mathematics Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville
 
Position Type: full-time
 
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's degree preferred
 
Franklin Road Academy seeks a full-time math teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The position will focus on geometry and algebra, though the strongest candidates will have the ability to teach math at a variety of levels. Applicants should desire to be a part of a collaborative math faculty that resonates with FRA’s mission to develop leaders of integrity 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 math 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. Though not required, the strongest candidates will have several years of experience teaching math at the secondary level and will hold a Master’s degree. Candidates should be able to develop curriculum to meet the needs of their classes through the creation of assessments of various types. Experience in an independent school setting is preferred but not required.
 

Staff

Communications Coordinator

Position Purpose:
The communications coordinator will assist the director of communications in maintaining the FRA brand, creating awareness, and promoting the school’s mission through storytelling. This position is responsible for writing and editing content for all marketing materials, developing a social media strategy and calendar, and working with members of the communications team to provide a consistent voice and brand message through newsletters, web stories, social media content, videos, and blogs.
 
Job Description:
 
Written Communications:
  • Maintain FRA brand in all internal and external communications
  • Manage, coordinate, write, and edit parent e-newsletters, monthly admission newsletters, and quarterly grandparent and parent of alumni newsletters, as well as special editions as needed
  • Assist the director of communications with editing marketing materials, fundraising initiatives such as donor reports, letters, alumni outreach, and the bi-annual 4700 magazine
  • Assist the director of communications with generating content and writing stories to promote academics, arts, athletics, and student accomplishments for website, marketing materials, social media, and blogs
  • Interview students, faculty, alumni, and parents for social media, website, blogs, and videos
  • Work with other members of the communications team to write scripts for video projects
  • Provide on-site support for in-house videos and work with the digital/creative strategist to ensure all needed footage is captured
Social Media:
  • Develop and execute a social media strategy and calendar
  • Manage content across all owned social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat, including scheduling, posting, monitoring, and tracking analytics on each platform
  • Work with the digital/creative strategist to creatively tell the FRA story through social media ads and videos
  • Manage social media advisory group, ensuring all divisions are represented
 
Other Duties:
  • Photograph school activities for use on social media and marketing materials
  • Provide staffing support for Advancement Department events held during the day and some evenings, as needed
  • Participate in the community outside of the communications office (i.e. assist with a sport or sponsor a club)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in marketing, public relations, or non-profit organization
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills are required (strong familiarity with AP Style preferred)
  • Knowledge of social media content and strategy of all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat
  • Ability to interview our students, faculty, alumni, and donors and tell their stories
  • Basic photography skills preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Highly organized, self-directed business style, with strong ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

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(Communications Coordinator)

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)

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)

Franklin Road Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age, in its employment practices, or in administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, athletic programs, or other school-administered programs. Franklin Road Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.