Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the AYA community. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to furthering our mission and nurturing our students so that they are prepared for high school, college, and life.

Openings for faculty and staff will be posted here as they become available. If you are interested in working at AYA and would like to submit your resume and cover letter, we invite you to email us.

We are always looking for bright, faith-minded educators to help with our mission.

Available Positions

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Reports to: President or as assigned
Employment Status: Full-time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt status

About Atlanta Youth Academy: Atlanta Youth Academy (AYA) is a Christian preparatory
school for underserved youth in Pre-K through 8th grades that was founded in 1997. AYA
exposes students who otherwise would not have access to such opportunities to life-changing
experiences, launching them to a brighter future in high school, college, and beyond. The
Atlanta Youth Academy will provide an environment conducive to professional growth and a
broad range of experience.

Position Overview: We seek a passionate, collaborative Christian education leader to provide a
plan and measurable results as AYA grows and as 8th graders move on to high school. The
successful candidate will establish the role as an integral part of the AYA team. This important
role includes primary responsibility for recruitment plans and execution, enrollment management
strategies, oversite of high school opportunity exposure and ex-missions, planning the high
school exposure for parents as part of the HINES Impact, and will be vital in other areas of the
AYA community. The Admissions Director will be invited to present updates to the
administration team and board of trustees as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements: The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s
degree from an accredited college or university. Additionally, this candidate will have a
minimum of 3 years of admissions or related experience. The candidate will demonstrate overall
computer proficiency including database management products, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Outlook, and Google Suite. The candidate must exercise a detail-oriented approach to work with
a record of commitment to accuracy and excellence. Excellent communication skills, both
written and verbal are required. A successful candidate must possess the ability to manage
multiple priorities and meet deadlines, the ability to work as part of a team, and the willingness
to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly assigned. Additionally, the individual will have
excellent interpersonal skills and overall teachability. The candidate must exercise sound
judgment relating to confidential matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement admissions growth plan for Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 7
  • Manage enrollment and attendance
  • Manage the financial relationship with parents in conjunction with the business office
  • Tuition and aftercare income reconciliation using FACTS Tuition Management in
    conjunction with the business office
  • Plan and implement outplacement process for high school matriculation
  • Recruit, collaborate, and manage staff in support of admissions and outplacement efforts
  • Report to the Administrative Leadership Team and/or Board of Trustees as requested
  • Report to the academic staff as requested
  • Other duties as requested

Physical Demands:

This role may entail walking, kneeling or squatting, stooping, and bending from 50-70 degrees at
the waist on an occasional to frequent basis. Employees must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of
force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
Employees must see and hear continuously as well as speak frequently. Positions may vary from
standing, sitting, or walking. On a rare occasion, it may be necessary to move quickly or run.
over smooth to uneven surfaces such as asphalt or grass.

A complete candidate package includes:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 references (2 professional including a supervisor; 1 personal)

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and reference no later than February 2, 2024, to
businessoffice@atlantayouthacademy.com, Subject: Job Opening – Admissions Director

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Reports to: Development Director  

FLSA Status: Non-exempt status  

About Atlanta Youth Academy: Atlanta Youth Academy (AYA) is a Christian preparatory school for inner city youth in Pre-K through 8th grades that was founded in 1997. AYA exposes students who otherwise would not have access to such opportunities to life-changing experiences, launching them to a brighter future in high school, college, and beyond. The Atlanta Youth Academy will provide an environment conducive to professional growth and a broad range of experience.

Position Overview: The Development and Communications Manager will be a full-time position which will play a key role on the development staff. Responsibilities will be focused largely on events and communication, but all with fundraising and stewardship as the primary goal. This position will be involved in the implementation of all aspects of AYA’s development and fundraising plan. The  Development Manager will assume primary responsibility for the Annual Benefit Auction and all other events including all aspects of planning and execution. He/she will serve as the primary volunteer coordinator. Additionally, he/she will oversee all communications and marketing including the content of the school website, newsletters, direct mail pieces, and email.

This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 12-month position. Days of work are Monday through Friday and the core hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Events
    • Primary responsibility for all aspects of the Annual Benefit Auction including goal setting, managing income streams, volunteer recruitment and coordination, event logistics, item procurement, bidding platform management, and volunteer coordination
    • Primary responsibility for coordination of Cartwheel/Friends of AYA events
    • Planning and implementation of all donor stewardship and cultivation events
  • Communications
    • Primary responsibility for the development of a marketing/communications plan to support donor stewardship, public relations, admissions, parent stewardship, and general institutional branding
    • Primary responsibility for content and news posts on the AYA website as well as liaison to website host company for edits and updates
    • Primary responsibility for all social media content and posts
    • Direct and oversee marketing consultant or graphic designer work
    • Develop content and supervise the production of printed and digital material including newsletters, annual reports, and invitations
  • Primary organizer and steward for all volunteers including Mentors, Friends of Beck, and others
  • Work with the Development Director to set the Annual Fund strategy
    • Implementation of strategy for non-leadership level donors
    • Design and coordinate all direct mail and email solicitation campaigns
    • Writing and editing materials for annual fund solicitations, pledge reminders, and thank  you letters
    • Implementation and oversight of all stewardship and friend-raising events
  • Work with the Development Director to set the GOAL Scholarship program marketing stewardship strategy
    • Implementation of strategy for all GOAL donors
    • Design and coordinate all direct mail and email campaigns
  • Management of Development Administrator’s work that is delegated

Requirements:

  • Detail-oriented approach to work with a record of commitment to accuracy and excellence
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in managing events, projects, and logistics
  • Strong creative aptitude
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those  explicitly assigned
  • Ability to graciously navigate social situations with philanthropic donors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and overall teach-ability
  • Sound judgment relating to confidential matters
  • Ability to work some evenings or weekends for events
  • Overall computer proficiency including Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Canva, Mailchimp. Familiarity with Blackbaud Raisers Edge NXT would be valuable
  • BA degree required
  • Prefer 2+ years experience in event management and/or volunteer management

A complete candidate package includes:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 references (2 professional and 1 personal)

Please send your resume with a cover letter and three references to Lyn Cook, Director of Development at: aya@atlantayouthacademy.com, Subject: Job Opening – Development Manager

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Reports to: Academic Director and Dean of the Academy
Employment Status: Full Time, 10 months

About Atlanta Youth Academy: Atlanta Youth Academy (AYA) is a Christian preparatory school for inner city youth in Pre-K through 8th grades that was founded in 1997. AYA exposes students who otherwise would not have access to such opportunities to life-changing experiences, launching them to a brighter future in high school, college, and beyond. The Atlanta Youth Academy will provide an environment conducive to professional growth and a broad range of experience.

Position Overview: The teacher will provide instruction for students that enables them to learn and demonstrate mastery of Atlanta Youth Academy’s curriculum in a Christian, college-preparatory environment. The teacher will teach the following classes: English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Bible, and Reading (subject to change and does not include co/extracurricular responsibilities).

  • Instruct students to read and discuss a variety of fictional and non-fictional texts including dramatic literature, poetry, and biography. Discuss characters and their thoughts or actions uncovering motives and desires.
  • Strengthen students’ skillset to write reports that contain titles, tables of content, and simple bibliographies, as well as fictional narratives, biographies, and autobiographies. Teach students to craft simple and complex sentences in their writing assignments.
  • Instruct to develop students’ mastery in the four arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) with positive and negative numbers, decimals, and fractions. By the end of the year, students should be comfortable completing multiple-digit multiplication and division problems.
  • Collaborate with the Science teacher to instruct study topics within earth science (aspects of the earth’s processes), life science (i.e., digestive functions of a mammal), and physical science (composition of atoms and their formation relative to molecules).
  • Explain the cultural and historical aspects of the North American region. Mediate the students’ discussions on the formation of the United States, immigration to the colonies, and the Declaration of Independence. Prepare and assist as they create oral presentations and write informative reports on related topics of interest.

Education and Experience Requirements: A successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Early Childhood Education or a related field. A master’s degree is ideal, but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide content-related and appropriate instruction based on Atlanta Youth Academy’s instructional Framework.
  • Plan and conduct lessons with a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate, and make broader connections toward developing effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Administer Balanced Assessments to assist in implementing teaching that effectively and reasonably meets the needs of each student.
  • Demonstrate ability to foster cooperation from students, co-workers, parents, and guardians
  • Effectively manage/maintain a safe, well-organized learning environment that promotes active learning
  • Integrate appropriate technology into classroom instruction
  • Enforce all administrative policies and rules governing students
  • Confer with parents and/or guardians, other teachers, Learning Specialist, and administration to resolve behavioral and academic challenges
  • Work with a Learning Specialist to identify remediation needs and complete the referral process for remedial services
  • Demonstrate proper and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Facilitate home-school communication by such means as parent-teacher conferences, telephone, email, and other forms of appropriate written communication
  • Provide tutorials for students before or after school
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests
  • Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent
  • Account for student attendance, punctuality, and general well-being
  • Follow professional ethics in all work-related activities
  • Model Christ-like personal and professional behavior
  • Contribute to a positive collegial morale
  • Participate in faculty meetings, educational conferences, in-service opportunities, workshops, and other professional development or training seminars.

Additional Responsibilities: Other duties which may be assigned by the Administration.

Physical Demands:

When performing activities throughout the day related to the education of students, the teacher spends most of the day standing in the classroom. He or she must walk through the classroom and be able to maneuver between desks, etc. Dealing with the students can entail kneeling or squatting, stooping, and bending from 50-70 degrees at the waist on an occasional to frequent basis.

Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects (textbooks, materials, desks, chairs, etc.). The teacher must see and hear continuously as well as speak frequently. Positions may vary from standing, sitting, or walking. On a rare occasion, it may be necessary to move quickly or run. over smooth to uneven surfaces such as on asphalt, on the playground, or on grass.

Elementary school teacher listing #092.227.010. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

A complete candidate package includes:

  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • 3 references (2 professional-current supervisor required; 1 personal)
  • Current teaching certificate (if applicable)

Please send your resume and three references to Curtis Brown, Academic Dean, curtisb@atlantayouthacademy.com, Subject: Job Opening – Upper Elementary Teacher

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About Atlanta Youth Academy: Atlanta Youth Academy (AYA) is a Christian preparatory school for inner-city youth in Pre-K through 8th grades that was founded in 1997. AYA exposes students who otherwise would not have access to such opportunity to life-changing experiences, launching them to a brighter future in high school, college and beyond.

Position Overview: The Operations Assistant/Campus Safety Officer is a full-time position which reports to the Operations Manager and works closely with the Business Office, Development Office, Director of Students Programs, and the President. This position will provide oversight of the campus during the evening hours and assist in operations preparations for school activities.

General areas of responsibility:

  • Work closely with the operations manager to oversee daily safety measures and operations
  • Oversee nightly campus operations including AfterCare dismissal, Sports, Exterminator, Custodial, other extracurricular activities
  • Act as an unarmed security patrol – deterring and mitigating unusual activity
  • Perform minor cleaning tasks
  • Create and manage a list of facility needs
  • Complete detailed assessments of room condition and damages
  • Provide support to Operations Manager as and when required.
  • Inventory and database management

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • 3 years of experience in a related position
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 Office Suite
  • Superb time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to walk the campus and run if necessary
  • Must be able to use physical agility and strength to defend self and detain persons using force if necessary.

A complete candidate package includes:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • 3 references (2 professional including a supervisor; 1 personal)

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and other required documents no later than April 14,2023 to businessoffice@atlantayouthacademy.com

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Job Description: Atlanta Youth Academy is always looking for strong faculty candidates. If you do not see a current job posting that matches your skill set, please use the Future Faculty Opening position to apply.

Your role at Atlanta Youth Academy is to provide students opportunities for maximum development and growth through suitable learning experiences by designing and implementing a wide variety of developmentally appropriate lessons and activities that will accommodate various learning styles in accordance with the school curriculum and mission statement.

Atlanta Youth Academy (AYA) is a 24-year-old Christian preparatory school for inner-city youth in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade who are willing to work hard and whose academic efforts are well-supported at home. Through an investment-partnership model between donors and our tuition paying parents, AYA exposes students who otherwise might not have access to such opportunity to life-changing experiences, launching them to a brighter future in high school, college and beyond.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Exhibit a passion for learning and teaching
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Provides a warm and caring atmosphere and maintains open communication with students
  • Handles conflicts and discipline according to Atlanta Youth Academy handbook.

Please send your resume with cover letter and two references to:

  • By email with the subject: “Job Opening – Future Faculty Opening” OR
  • By mail:
    Atlanta Youth Academy Business Office
    2120 Forrest Park Road
    Atlanta, GA 30315

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
Atlanta Youth Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected classification applicable to Atlanta Youth Academy in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic, and other school-administered programs.