EMPLOYMENT

OPEN STAFF POSITION

The Sudbury School of Atlanta is seeking a staff member with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for empowering K-12 students through the Sudbury model of education. In addition to working with young people every day as part of our learning community, staff are expected to work collaboratively with School Meeting (made up of staff and students), the Board of Trustees, and volunteers on administrative duties that accompany the effective functioning of a small, independent school. Training is provided.

ABOUT THE SUDBURY SCHOOL OF ATLANTA

Sudbury School of Atlanta is a democratic, mixed-age, self-directed learning community run by students and staff.  Practically, this means it is a place where kids of all (school) ages can come to learn what they want to learn at the time and in the way that works best for them.  Student freedom is balanced by responsibility to the democratic community where students and staff have an equal vote in all matters of school governance, including making school rules, approving expenditures, and even renewing staff contracts. Staff has an equal voice in this community and are there to assist and empower students in their own learning paths.

 

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STAFF DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Participate in a dynamic learning community dedicated to living out its democratic principles

  • Support and empower students to find their passions and pursue their interests

  • Mediate conflicts using Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

  • Participate on the Judicial Committee

  • Participate in School Meeting

  • Work with committees that may include staff, students, and parents to make decisions collaboratively

  • Communicate professionally with current and prospective parents, board members and other stakeholders

  • Registrar duties ensuring that all contracts and paperwork are completed for each family

  • Track financial expenditures in partnership with the SSA treasurer

  • Host Information sessions, tours, and parent nights

  • Maintain and post on the SSA social media in collaboration with interested students, parents, volunteers

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Belief that all students know their best path to learning

  • Belief in the nature of children (and adults!) to strive for personal growth; commitment to one’s own personal growth

  • Excellent communication and literacy skills, including expressing thought in writing and interacting effectively with children and adults from a wide variety of backgrounds

  • Be an interested, interesting, engaged, and passionate person

  • Strong self­-management skills, including high levels of initiative and ability to authentically and effectively prioritize

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Pass required background checks before beginning employment

  • Ability to trust in the school’s democratic School Meeting and peer­-based judicial system to adequately resolve conflicts and issues

We need you to help create a culture wherein students are empowered to direct their own education.​

 

As one of a team of two staff, you will have a wide variety of responsibilities. SSA hopes to grow our community and the ideal candidate will be willing and able to act as one of the leaders in this effort. While you do not need to have marketing experience, a willingness to gain skills in this area and to think flexibly and creatively about how we can promote our school are essential.

Staff members should be able to act as models of responsibility, resourcefulness, initiative, and good conflict resolution, and be willing to listen to and accept feedback. Staff are expected to continually read about and work within the Sudbury model of education.

Staff are required to be at school 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with hours outside of school hours expected for meetings, administrative or marketing work.

APPLY NOW 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to opportunities@sudburyschoolofatlanta.org. Any questions can be sent to the same email address.

Application Deadline: Position is open until filled, priority will be given to applications received by Mon. June 14th, 2021.

 

Anticipated Start Date: Aug 2, 2021


Pay: Minimum of $13/hour, potential for additional enrollment incentives