2014-2015 TEACHERS:
The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a member of the American Promise Schools non-profit charter management organization, seeks applications from teachers for all subject areas who will engage and inspire youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree.  
Duties and responsibilities of a teacher will include but are not limited to:  

1. Outstanding academic achievement and student character development

  • Live the American Promise Way and be the model of a renaissance learner.
  • Create an aspirational, positive, achievement-oriented, joyful, and data-driven classroom that excites and invests students.
  • Motivate student to reach and manifest high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Build learning environments of respectful, achievement-oriented, optimistic, persistent, team-oriented, and joyful learners.
  • Hold all students accountable for proper diligence and behavior in and out of school.  

2. Professional learning, development, and growth

  • Collaborate with Deans, Captains, Chieftains, Gurus, and other members of the school team to improve instruction, culture, and results.
  • Utilize and maximize American Promise Schools’ Pacing Plan, quarterly assessments, data-analysis systems, professional development, and instructional strategies. 
  • Enthusiastically participate in formal and informal learning and development opportunities. 

Skills and Characteristic 

  • Mission driven with extremely high standards for student achievement
  • Indefatigable will and spirit
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong belief in the American Promise Way, mission, values, and model.
  • Problem-Solving attitude with incredibly strong work ethic and humility
  • A joy of learning and leading with a sense of humor
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • Professional level of personal organization and planning
  • Willingness to respond positively to feedback with a solutions-oriented attitude
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter 

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Two years of teaching experience highly preferred with a proven record of high student achievement.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university.  
  • Possess or is eligible for a valid Michigan teaching license. 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to  Please note “Teacher” in the subject line. 

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, your employment offer will be contingent upon: 

  • Proof of your teaching credentials, if applicable;
  • Successful completion of your background check;
  • Clearance from a tuberculosis (TB) test;
  • Verification of your identify and ability to legally work within the United States. 

The Office Manager supports the Principal and Dean of Operations, manages the day-to-day operations of the front office, and provides excellent customer service to school customers both over the phone and in person when greeting and assisting staff, students, and visitors.  The Office Manager also serves as the attendance clerk for the school.  This position requires an organized professional with strong communication skills, attention to detail, and multi-tasking ability.  The Office Manager reports to the Dean of Operations. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Administrative Duties
    • Acts as receptionist for the school, handling student, staff, and visitor inquiries, issues, and questions.
    • Manages the calendar of the Principal, Deans (as appropriate), and shared school calendars.
    • Answers phones and mail correspondence with the utmost professionalism.
    • Drafts correspondence, spreadsheets, or other documents as directed.
    • Implements a filing system to allow ready access to hard copy and electronic files at any time.
    • Identifies supply and purchasing needs of the front office and teachers.  Works with Dean of Operations to ensure that orders are placed and received upon.
    • Performs administrative tasks and projects as directed. 
  1. Students and Parents
    • Oversee current and new student files to ensure all proper documentation is collected, organized and filed.
    • Act as primary point of contact with parents about school records and student billing.
    • Serves as a key member of the Student Recruitment Team and oversees new student enrollment process.
    • Coordinate logistics for placement testing.
    • Ensures all free and reduced lunch forms are completed and submitted.
    • Manages communication to parents, including preparation of newsletters, website updates, and placement of One Call phone alerts.
  1. Attendance and Compliance
    • Serves as attendance clerk for school.  Maintains meticulous records related to student and staff attendance and follows up in the case of absences.
    • Supports Dean of Operations on all compliance activities and reporting requirements. 
  1. Substitute Management
    • Manages deployment of substitute teachers as needed.
  1. Act as team player who provides families, teachers, students, and other team members with first-class service.  

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
Experience and Skills: 

  • At least three (3) years work experience in an administrative capacity;  
  • Strong belief that all students can achieve and that all schools can and should be 90/90/90 schools;
  • Constant exercise of discretion and independent judgment;
  • Commitment to a customer-service orientation;
  • Strong willingness and ability to report to multiple managers and manage multiple projects or tasks at one time;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft Office products;  
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities;
  • Exemplary organizational skills and communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and directed.  Ability to take initiative with projects;
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
  • Willingness to “roll up your sleeves” to support work in a dynamic, start-up environment and develop new areas of expertise to support school needs. 

Salary - Commensurate with experience.
To Apply

  • If you are hired to fill a vacant position, your employment offer will be contingent upon: 
    • Successful completion of your background check;
    • Verification of your identify and ability to legally work within the United States.

2014-15 Vendor Opportunities:

RFP – 2014-2015 APS Facilities Services 
(Janitorial and Maintenance, Landscaping & Boiler Maintenance)