Employment

We’re looking for the best and brightest with a passion to learn, teach, and grow with us. Here are a few of our current openings:

Open Positions

Head of School, BTA D.C. 

Organization Overview: Blyth-Templeton Academy is making 21st century learning and outcomes accessible to all by building a family of quality, affordable independent schools. BTA is a micro school that positions extraordinary, empathetic full-time and adjunct teaching talent to use block teaching and the city as a campus to maximize learning and minimize tuition.

Founded in 2015 in Capitol Hill, Blyth-Templeton Academy is a powerful answer to the question of what school should look like to position high school graduates to thrive in college, career and life in the 21st century. With an average class size of eight, and a maximum school size of 125, BTA’s academic program is built around three academic blocks of two hours and twenty minutes that foster deeper and experiential learning. While other schools spend millions every year on facilities, and increase tuition accordingly, BTA utilizes D.C.’s thousands of extraordinary educational assets as its campus — easily accessed from our home in the historic Hill Center, two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro Station. Please visit www.blythtempleton.org for additional details.

Position Summary:  We are seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial educator to continue to build an educational environment that combines strong academic standards, differentiated instruction and a caring and empathetic culture that helps students understand their gifts and how they can be used in a way that brings them joy and serves others. In this role, she/he will be responsible for the recruitment of faculty and students, including community outreach and brand building. In addition, the Head will be responsible for the continued development of the physical space and the school model in the community. Your role as Head of School is more than a manager of the campus, but rather you are the leader of a team designed to surround and support the student.

Key Responsibilities:

Mission Alignment

  • Believe deeply in BTA’s mission and build an organization worthy of that mission.
  • Possess an equally deep personal passion and commitment to preparing 21st century learners.

Student-Driven Academic Environment

  • Oversee student safety, agency, and outcomes as well as the daily operation of the school.
  • Dedicated to creating an environment within the campus that fosters an atmosphere where students and teachers can experience innovative, supportive and experiential learning.

Strong Culture Builder & Leader of Adults

  • Cultivate a culture of “Excellence in Teaching,” and a healthy school atmosphere that defines, supports, achieves and articulates extraordinary student outcomes.
  • Recruit, coach and retain effective teachers as required, working to ensure exceptional course syllabi, assessment and evaluation.
  • Manage a small but nimble administrative team consisting of the Academy Dean, College Counselor, Operations Coordinator and Admissions Director, as well as the campus budget.

External & Community Relationships

  • Drive student recruitment in a way that ensures BTA remains diverse by design.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the school in the D.C. community and on social media.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supervise curriculum development and teacher training for the campus in collaboration with the Academy Dean.
  • Work with the Dean to interface with parents and families with respect to academic and non-academic issues (absences, behavior) as required.
  • Maintain appropriate liaison with local landlord and service providers as required.
  • Oversee the learning management and student information systems on a per term basis including transcript updates.
  • Ensure that ongoing student reporting requirements are met, as well as compliance with all 
company and accreditation policies and procedures as they affect the campus.
  • Work with the College Counselor on campus-wide community service initiatives and events.
  • Develop and execute campus orientation programs, info sessions and other special events.
  • Work with the Academy Dean and College Counselor on course offerings, student course selection and counseling students on post-secondary plan including university applications

Qualifications:  A love of learning, entrepreneurial spirit, and unsurpassed written and oral communications. This is a position for an independent learner who is committed to student-centered, experiential learning; someone who likes to experiment, evaluate and improve on everything they do; someone who has a deep respect for all young people; someone who has empathy for the challenges they face in their lives.

In addition, we seek inspired individuals with:

  • Significant education management experience, proven school leaders preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills and proven track record of working effectively in secondary schools.
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in person, in writing, and on social media.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with online education management systems preferred.
  • The ability to flourish in a fast-paced environment.

Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience. In order to attract highly qualified candidates, we offer a competitive benefits package, including base salary, health care benefits and professional development opportunities.

Next Steps:  To apply for the position, please upload your resume here: [https://jobs.crelate.com/portal/workmonger/job/izok5dk6yj7w3wpffc7j8auqbc/Head-of-School]. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Blyth-Templeton Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

STEM Coordinator/Teacher, BTA D.C.

Organization Overview: Blyth-Templeton Academy is making 21st century learning and outcomes accessible to all by building a family of quality, affordable independent schools. BTA is a micro school that positions extraordinary, empathetic full-time and adjunct teaching talent to use block teaching and the city as a campus to maximize learning and minimize tuition.

Founded in 2015 in Capitol Hill, Blyth-Templeton Academy is a powerful answer to the question of what school should look like to position high school graduates to thrive in college, career and life in the 21st century. With an average class size of eight, and a maximum school size of 125, BTA’s academic program is built around three academic blocks of two hours and twenty minutes that foster deeper and experiential learning. While other schools spend millions every year on facilities, and increase tuition accordingly, BTA utilizes D.C.’s thousands of extraordinary educational assets as its campus — easily accessed from our home in the historic Hill Center, two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro Station. Please visit www.blythtempleton.org for additional details.

Position Summary:  We are seeking a full-time High School STEM Coordinator/Teacher for school year 2019/2020.  STEM at BTA is studied through a student-centered, inquiry-based interdisciplinary approach that requires active student engagement, project-based learning, and 21st century skills.  Student agency and ownership of the material, learning how to ask the “right questions” rather than knowing the “right answers,” and the ability to work as part of a team are integral aspects of the BTA program. Faculty are a “guide on the side” rather than a “sage on the stage” and students are prepared to approach challenges as opportunities for learning rather than obstacles.  The essential goals are connecting STEM concepts, skills, and knowledge to real-world understanding and generating life-long problem-solvers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach two STEM-related sections per term each school year.
  • Work individually with students as needed during the school day.
  • Mentor part-time STEM faculty.
  • Mentor students with STEM interests within and beyond the classroom.
  • Coordinate, support and promote co-curricular and interdisciplinary STEM courses/activities.
  • Assist the Academy Dean with student STEM placement and course selection.
  • Participate in faculty meetings and professional development activities.
  • Engage substantively in the life of the school outside the classroom, collaborate with colleagues and assume other duties as assigned.
  • Report to the Head of School.

Qualifications:  A love of learning, entrepreneurial spirit, and unsurpassed teaching abilities. This is a position for an independent learner who is committed to student-centered, experiential learning; someone who likes to experiment, evaluate and improve on everything they do; someone who has a deep respect for all young people; someone who has empathy for the challenges they face in their lives.

In addition, we seek inspired individuals with:

  • Outstanding expertise in STEM instruction.
  • Innovative curriculum delivery.
  • Ability to provide effective experiential and interdisciplinary learning.
  • Experience working with students in small classes preferred.
  • Experience working with block schedules preferred.
  • Experience working with online education management systems preferred.
  • Evidence of cooperative initiatives.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Understand and support the mission of Blyth-Templeton Academy.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred.

Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience. In order to attract highly qualified candidates, we offer a competitive benefits package, including base salary, health care benefits and professional development opportunities.

Next Steps:  Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining what motivates you to love learning, how your skills and experience exceed the qualifications, and how you heard about this opportunity to Temp Keller, Co-Founder and President, at temp.keller@blythtempleton.org. Blyth-Templeton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Part-time/Adjunct Teachers, BTA D.C. & BTA Nashville

Calling all potential stunning colleagues!

Per a blogpost (The #1 Ingredient for a Great Workplace) that our Founder and President penned long ago, we believe that schools are only as effective as the educators in them. And part of the heart of the BTA model is the ability to attract phenomenal adjunct teaching talent:

Blyth-Templeton’s block teaching approach (a focus on two academic subjects each 10 week term versus taking eight classes each day for the entire year) enables us to not only hire stunning full-time teachers, but equally stunning part-time teachers as well (eg. the stay at home parent or PhD candidate for whom teaching full-time for an entire year is untenable).”

Might this be you? If so, please know that we are seeking part-time teachers in all disciplines for the coming school year.

Qualifications

  • Life long learner for whom teaching is the way to use their gifts in a way that brings them joy and serves others
  • Outstanding expertise in subject instruction
  • A belief that wrestling with big questions is more important than reciting correct answers.
  • Innovative curriculum delivery
  • Ability to provide effective experiential learning
  • Evidence of cooperative initiatives
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues

This is a position for an independent learner who is committed to student-centered, experiential learning; someone who likes to experiment, evaluate and improve on everything they do; someone who has a deep respect for all young people; someone who has empathy for the challenges they face in their lives.

Interested applicants should click this link in order to submit a resume, a cover letter and contact information for three references (email, phone, title).

Blyth-Templeton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Head of School, Next Blyth-Templeton Academy 

Head of School Position Summary:  We are seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial educator committed to the creation of an educational environment that combines strong academic standards, differentiated instruction and a caring and empathetic culture that is responsive to individual student needs. The Head of School will oversee all aspects of the development and material creation of the new campus and report to the President and Board of Directors. In this role, s/he will be responsible for the recruitment and timetabling of the initial class of students, the development of the physical space and the implementation and supervision of the model.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Believe deeply in BTA’s mission and build an organization worthy of that mission.
  • Possess an equally deep personal passion and commitment to preparing 21st century learners.
  • Recruit, coach and retain effective teachers as required, working to ensure exceptional course syllabi, assessment and evaluation.
  • Create and foster an atmosphere where students and teachers can experience innovative, supportive and experiential learning.
  • Develop an outreach program that includes campus orientations, open houses and other special events to introduce Blyth-Templeton Academy to the greater local community and launch student recruitment process.
  • Lead the admissions process for first year family and student recruitment and retention.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the school in the local community with direct responsibility for communicating with parents and community connectors.
  • Recruit and onboard founding school staff including Guidance Counselor, Academic Administrator and teachers.
  • Cultivate a culture of “Excellence in Teaching,” and a healthy school atmosphere that defines, supports, achieves and articulates extraordinary student outcomes.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supervise curriculum development and teacher training for the campus.
  • Interface with parents and families with respect to academic and non-academic issues (absences, behavior) as required.
  • Maintain appropriate liaison with local landlord and service providers as required.
  • Oversee the learning management and student information systems on a per term basis including transcript updates.
  • Ensure that ongoing student reporting requirements are met, as well as compliance with all 
company and accreditation policies and procedures as they affect the campus.
  • Work with the College Counselor on campus-wide community service initiatives and events.
  • Develop and execute campus orientation programs, info sessions and other special events.
  • Refine course offerings, student course selection and counseling students on post-secondary plan including university applications.

Qualifications: A love of learning, entrepreneurial spirit, and unsurpassed written and oral communications. This is a position for an independent learner who is committed to student-centered, experiential learning; someone who likes to experiment, evaluate and improve on everything they do; someone who has a deep respect for all young people; someone who has empathy for the challenges they face in their lives.

In addition, we seek inspired individuals with:

  • Significant education management experience, proven school leaders preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills and proven track record of working effectively in secondary schools.
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in person, in writing, and on social media.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with online education management systems preferred.
  • The ability to flourish in a fast-paced environment.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. In order to attract highly qualified candidates, we offer a competitive benefits package, including base salary, health care benefits and professional development opportunities.

Next Steps:  Please complete and submit the form above if interested. Blyth-Templeton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.