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

Director of Admissions - Nashville

Organization Overview: Templeton Academy's mission is to revolutionize access to Student agency by nurturing young people from all backgrounds into purposeful adults who use their gifts in a way that brings them joy and serves others. Templeton Academy is a family of small, independent schools with locations in Washington, D.C. and Nashville, TN with a mission to revolutionize access to Student agency. We accomplish this through a unique block schedule that provides deeper, project-based, experiential learning that transcends the walls of the classroom and uses a city as their campus. Anchored by exceptional faculty and our Core Advisory program, our fundamental goal is for Students to become purpose-centered lifelong leaders ready to thrive in college, career, and life.

Position Summary: Templeton Academy is seeking an entrepreneurial learner with a passion for innovation in education and a deep commitment to social impact to refine a strategic plan for student recruiting and admissions that puts Students first. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience and a willingness to think big and differently about what school can be. Reporting directly to the Head of School, this individual will help recruit prospective Students and families through a variety of communications activities that fuel the application and admissions process.

Key Responsibilities:
▪ Build out and own the student recruiting and admissions funnel—and more importantly, the
relationships—that positions the organization and its Students to thrive.
▪ Revise, implement and continually improve Templeton’s long-term Student recruiting strategy,
and in so doing, develop a template that will support Nashville’s growth.
▪ Develop and effectively communicate new messaging that teaches potential Students and their families what Templeton is doing, what makes it unique and why it matters.
▪ Build relationships and partnerships with local individuals and organizations to drive referrals
and build community engagement.
▪ Manage website and social media accounts, posting regular content to share the Templeton story and those of our Students.
▪ Coordinate efforts with an external inbound marketing firm that leads paid advertising on online and social media platforms, managing deadlines and making recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
▪ Manage all other external vendors including creative, studio, media partners and printers.
▪ Find and execute thought leadership opportunities for Students, yourself and other Team members, such as authoring op-eds, speaking at local and national education events, etc.
▪ Manage the student recruiting and admissions budget, analyzing and reporting performance of
all campaigns, aligning the recruiting calendar with broader academic initiatives while delivering
optimization recommendations throughout the year.

Qualifications:
A love of learning, entrepreneurial spirit, and unsurpassed written and oral communications. This is a position for an independent learner who can take direction, but who can also work with little direct guidance; 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:
▪ A commitment to student-centered, experiential learning.
▪ A Bachelor’s degree with a preference for certifications (General Assembly, Udemy, Skillshare, etc.) or related experience.
▪ Relevant work experience ideally in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
▪ A passion for great copy, love of detail, data, and meticulous organization.
▪ Demonstrated ability to lead projects and develop recruiting initiatives: organizing, planning and
executing projects from conception through implementation.
▪ Personable, passionate, tenacious, unrelenting Team spirit with a can-do attitude.
▪ Knowledge of print, PR, social media, and online marketing best-practices.
▪ Experience working with HubSpot, Photoshop, and WordPress CMS is a plus.
▪ Personal examples of blogging/social media initiatives are also a plus.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Next Steps: Please email Kalee Barbis (kalee.barbis@templetonacademy.org) a resume and the answer to the following three questions:
 
● What motivates you to love learning?
● Why are you the right person to lead recruiting and admissions for Templeton
            Academy Nashville?
● What are three big ideas for Student recruitment that you will try in your first 90 days on the Team?
 
Templeton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Director of Counseling and Student Life - Nashville

Organization Overview: Templeton Academy's mission is to revolutionize access to Student agency by nurturing young people from all backgrounds into purposeful adults who use their gifts in a way that brings them joy and serves others. Templeton Academy is a family of small, independent schools with locations in Washington, D.C. and Nashville, TN with a mission to revolutionize access to Student agency. We accomplish this through a unique block schedule that provides deeper, project-based, experiential learning that transcends the walls of the classroom and uses a city as their campus. Anchored by exceptional faculty and our Core Advisory program, our fundamental goal is for Students to become purpose-centered lifelong leaders ready to thrive in college, career, and life.

Position Summary: Templeton Academy is seeking an entrepreneurial learner with a passion for innovation and a heart for feelings to help develop a Student Culture that actually puts Students first. The ideal candidate will have counseling experience and a willingness to think big and differently about what school can be. Reporting directly to the Head of School, this individual will help shape Student culture by running the Core Advisory program, building our guidance counseling vision, facilitating discipline/restorative justice practices, and implementing programming like college counseling

Key Responsibilities by Category:
Core Advisory
- Values feelings
- Has regular check-ins with all students
- Facilitates community service projects with students to build greater community engagement 
- Supports Student Choices
- Helps with purpose and using gifts 

Guidance
- Leads peer mentor program
- Facilitates affinity groups
- Advises college counseling
- Manages school-wide testing and assessments
- Plans classes for the upcoming year 
- Writes and distributes lessons plans
- Update college admission and testing schedules

▪ Discipline
- Enforces rules and policies
- Be the primary person for decisions regarding discipline
- Owns restorative justice
- Addresses day to day infractions and decide the best course of action

Internal Communications 
- Shares event information with staff and parents 
- Writes and edits content for emails and newsletters
- Creatively showcase student work and ideas with parents, staff and student body 

School-Wide Events and Responsibilities 
- Creates traditions
- Coordinates school dances
- Owns the House Sorting Ceremony
- Joins FriYay Excursions
- Helps with lunchtime hour daily
- Coordinates sports program (TSSAA)
- Supports with all aspects of teacher excursions
- Manages substitute teacher assignments
- Helps to arrange student internships 

Qualifications:
A love of learning, entrepreneurial spirit, and unsurpassed written and oral communications. This is a position for an independent learner who can take direction, but who can also work with little direct guidance; 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:
▪ A commitment to student-centered, experiential learning.
▪ A Bachelor’s degree with a preference for certifications (General Assembly, Udemy, Skillshare, etc.) or related experience.
▪ Relevant work experience ideally in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
▪ A passion for great copy, love of detail, data, and meticulous organization.
▪ Demonstrated ability to lead projects and develop recruiting initiatives: organizing, planning, and
executing projects from conception through implementation.
▪ Personable, passionate, tenacious, unrelenting Team spirit with a can-do attitude.

Compensation: $63-70K

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 build this counseling program. 

 
Templeton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. 

More on Templeton Academy
Templeton Academy's mission is to revolutionize access to Student agency by nurturing young
people from all backgrounds into purposeful adults who use their gifts in a way that brings them
joy and serves others.

Our vision is a world full of purpose-centered lifelong learners prepared to thrive in college,
career, and life.

Our logo captures the essence of our school community and our aspirations. It’s about Students
and teachers wrestling with big questions that lead to equally big “aha” moments — and in turn
more questions and discoveries.

Our logo's four “questlamation marks” (or interrobangs) symbolize the four key questions that
our co-founders wrestled with, and their subsequent Aha’s:
● What if it really were all about the kids?
○ Structured agency means our school is Student and teacher-designed and run —
in trusting, productive relationships with parents!
● How can we build an independent school that is truly accessible to students from diverse
socioeconomic backgrounds?
○ Too much spent building and maintaining sprawling campuses and administrations — we use a city as the campus and focus resources on phenomenal faculty (full-time and adjunct)!
● What could/should schooling look like in the 21st century?
○ “Factory” schools remain focused on learning to know, in an age when learning to do is more important, and learning to be (and become) is most important!
● What are our desired learning outcomes for our Students and organization, and how do
we measure them?
○ The Templeton Transcript is mastery-based and incorporates the holistic learning
to be, learning to do and the learning to know that is happening everywhere
(inside and outside of school)!

And more importantly, the four questlamation marks symbolize the four big questions that power
our Students' focus on learning to be, learning to do, and learning to know:
● What are my gifts and how can I use them in a way that brings me joy and serves
others? (Be)
● What skills do I need and how will I attain them? (Do)
● What knowledge do I need and how will I attain it? (Know)
● How will I prove what I can do and who will affirm me or hold me accountable?

 

 

Part-time/Adjunct Teachers, Templeton Academy D.C. & Templeton Academy 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 Templeton Academy model is the ability to attract phenomenal adjunct teaching talent:

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).

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

Part-time/Adjunct Teachers, Templeton Academy D.C. & Templeton Academy 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 Templeton Academy model is the ability to attract phenomenal adjunct teaching talent:

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).

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