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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Position Overview: The Science Teacher provides instruction and guidance to help students explore and understand important concepts in science, including problem-solving and how to gather evidence to support ideas or decisions. The Science Teacher will create lesson plans, present science demonstrations, and grade tests and assignments. The Science Teacher will explore experiential opportunities outside of the classroom or AYA campus.

Education and Experience Requirements: Candidates with at least three years of teaching experience are preferred. Qualified applicants must have a degree in science, or a related field. Candidates with advanced degrees and at least three years of teaching experience in a college preparatory setting are preferred. Individuals must demonstrate a love for children, a thorough knowledge of the academic content area (Science: Life, Earth or Physical), curriculum design and classroom management skills, the ability to motivate and inspire students, and the ability to communicate effectively with parents, other teachers and administrators, both in person and in writing. The applicant should be comfortable with, and effectively instruct project-based learning and hands-on science experiences. The applicant must collaborate with other classroom teachers.

Specific responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Provide content-related and appropriate instruction based on Atlanta Youth Academy’s instructional framework.
  • Design and present individual lesson plans using a variety of teaching techniques that appeal to various learning styles and methods.
  • Plan and conduct lessons/tasks for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provide students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate, and to make broader connections toward the development of their effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Administer balanced assessments to assist in the implementation of teaching that effectively and reasonably meets the needs of each student
  • Intentionally and proactively foster a spirit of inclusion and collaboration with students, co-workers, parents, and guardians.
  • Effectively manage/maintain a safe, well-organized learning environment that promotes active learning.
  • Responsibly and appropriately integrate technology into the classroom, as necessary, to support academic instruction.
  • Enforce all administrative policies and rules governing students’ learning and behavior.
  • Confer with parents and/or guardians, other teachers, Learning Specialists, and administration to resolve behavioral and academic challenges.
  • Work with Learning Specialist to identify remediation needs and to complete the referral process for remedial services
  • Exhibit effective written and verbal communication skills to and with the entire AYA community.
  • 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 co- and extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic activities.
  • Prepare for teaching and duty responsibilities to be undertaken by colleagues or a substitute teacher whenever absent.
  • Account for student attendance, punctuality, and general well-being.
  • Follow professional ethics in all work-related activities.
  • Avoid behaviors which could perceptually position AYA as other than Christ-center, or distracts from colleague morale.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, committee meetings, school functions, educational conferences, in-service opportunities, workshops, and other training seminars.

Additional Responsibilities: Perform other tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Academic
Director and/or The Dean of the Academy.

Physical Demands: When performing activities throughout the day related to the educating 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 on a continuous basis as well as speak frequently. Positions may vary from standing, sitting, or walking. On a rare occasion it may be necessary to move quickly, run, etc. over smooth to uneven surfaces such as on asphalt, on the playground, or on the grass.

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

To apply send the below to businessoffice@atlantayouthacademy.com; a complete candidate package
must include:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 References (1 personal and 2 professional; current supervisor required)
  • Current Teaching Certificate (as applicable, not required)

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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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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

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Reports to: President

FLSA Status: 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 likely might not have access to such an opportunity, to life-changing experiences, launching them to a brighter future in high school, college and beyond. Having recently completed a $25+M comprehensive campaign, Twenty Years of Transformation, this is an exciting time to work at AYA!  The Atlanta Youth Academy will provide an environment conducive to professional growth and a broad range of administrative leadership experience.

Position Overview: The Development Director will be a full-time position with primary responsibility for external functions of the Academy including fundraising, events, communications, marketing, branding, public relations, volunteer engagement/management, alumni relations, and grant writing/foundation relations.  The position reports to the President of the school. The Development Director sits on the administrative leadership team for the Academy along with the Director of Business and Finance, Dean of the Academy and the President to lend opinion and expertise to the overall institutional decision-making process. The position presents reports regularly to the Board of Trustees. The Development Director manages and leads two talented team members. 

Education and Experience Requirements: The successful candidate will be a detail oriented, organized and engaging Christian professional with 5-7 years of experience in the fundraising and advancement sectors or related fields. The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The candidate must exhibit strong, principled leadership skills and have management experience. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. A successful candidate must possess the ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, the ability to work as part of a team, lead a team, and willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly assigned.  Additionally, the individual will have excellent interpersonal skills and overall teach-ability. The candidate must exercise sound judgment relating to confidential matters.

A complete candidate package includes:

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

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and other required documents no later than June 21, 2024 to businessoffice@atlantayouthacademy.com

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.