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 Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in education required (teacher certification preferred)

Job Description and Qualifications

The lower school is searching for Pre-Kindergarten teacher with a collaborative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience in an early childhood school environment. A strong knowledge base of early childhood development and academic abilities of young learners is essential for 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 daily/weekly parent communication
  • 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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Lower School PreK Teacher

Lower School Pre-Kindergarten 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 Pre-Kindergarten 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 early childhood school environment. A strong knowledge base of early 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 teacher in maintenance of classroom environment
  • Assist in preparation of teaching materials
  • Assist with literacy development and other classroom involvements in assigned classroom
  • Work with individual students in need of extra support, as directed by classroom teacher
  • Assist Pre-K teachers during transitional times such as lunch to rest time
  • Assist Pre-K teachers in ensuring that Department of Education Licensing requirements are met
  • Provide planning time for Pre-K teachers
  • 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 recess for Pre-K and Kindergarten classes
  • Supervise Pre-K and Kindergarten students as they travel to and from enrichment classes
  • 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 Pre-K & Kindergarten students

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Lower School Pre-K Teacher Assistant

Middle School 5th Grade Science Teacher

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Interim for fall semester 2018-19

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

Job Description and Qualifications

Franklin Road Academy seeks a 5th Grade Science teacher with emphasis in biology for the fall semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates should have experience teaching middle school science. 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 an instructor and mentor 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 for 20 minutes daily, and teachers are encouraged to lead clubs, coach teams, and integrate themselves in the school community. The successful candidate will have at least one year of science teaching experience in a middle school environment and at least an undergraduate degree in a related field. Strong knowledge base and experience with the curriculum is essential. Flexibility, a collaborative spirit, and strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential attributes for this position.

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(MS 5th Grade Science Teacher)

Middle School Heart to Heart 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. 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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(Heart to Heart Teacher)

Middle School French 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 French teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The position will focus on Middle School French 1 but will include an Introduction to French for 6th grade students. Candidates should have experience teaching French in a Middle School setting. Candidates should desire to be a part of a collaborative foreign language department 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 French culture 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 daily, and teachers are encouraged to lead clubs, coach teams, and integrate themselves in the school community.

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(Middle School French Teacher)

Upper School Chemistry 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 Advanced Placement Chemistry and Chemistry I (Honors and regular levels). Candidates should desire to be a part of a collaborative science faculty that resonates with FRA’s mission to develop scholars of integrity and balance 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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(Upper School Chemistry Teacher)

Upper School Long Term Substitute

Job Location: USA-TN-Nashville

Position Type: Long-Term Substitute beginning November 1, 2017

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required

Job Description and Qualifications

Franklin Road Academy is seeking a long-tern substitute to teach in our upper school math department. This position is a maternity leave position and is likely to begin in early November (with the first week involving shadowing the current teacher) and will run through February.

This position will teach sections of pre-calculus and calculus. The strongest candidates will have experience teaching upper school mathematics and will hold a Bachelor’s degree in math or education. Experience in an independent school setting is preferred but not required.

Candidates should desire to be part of collaborative faculty that resonates with FRA’s mission to provide challenging academics in an inclusive Christian community.

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(Upper School Long Term Substitute)

Upper School Latin 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 Latin teacher in the Upper School to lead courses in Latin I through AP. This is a one-year position for a faculty member on sabbatical. Candidates with experience teaching Latin are preferred. All candidates should desire to be a part of a collaborative faculty that resonates with FRA’s mission to inspire learning and develop leaders of integrity and balance in an inclusive Christian community. The World Language 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 Classics 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 for 20 minutes daily, and teachers are strongly 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 3-4 times per week
  • Serve as sponsor of the FRA chapter of the Junior Classical League

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(Upper School Latin 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)