Current Positions Available

    Thank you for your interest in joining Grand Traverse Academy. We're adding to our team!
    The current position is available immediately:

    Preschool & Quality Care (before and after school care) Program Director

    Job Summary: Demonstrate the mission of Grand Traverse Academy (that all students are safe, loved, and learning as they achieve excellence in character and academics) by providing activity-based instruction, play, Choice Theory and Character Education for the Preschool and Quality Care programs with an emphasis on caring and loving relationships with students, parents, and fellow staff.

    Primary responsibilities:

    • Continuously demonstrate the mission of Grand Traverse Academy.

    • Prepare for, and administer high quality, age appropriate instruction to Pre-school and Quality Care students in accordance with established content standards and state law.

    • Maintain compliance records and operationality of childcare programming.

    • Supervise childcare program staff and evaluate performance.

    • Maintain and implement safety plans in accordance with Michigan Compiled Laws.

    • Observe and supervise students during free play and learning centers.

    • Supervise indoor and outdoor recess times.

    • Supervise student lunch and snack breaks.

    • Additional duties as assigned by school leadership.


    • Meet Michigan requirements for Early Childhood Program Director

    • Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate appropriate for the grade level, ZA or ZS endorsement preferred

    • Minimum 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education

    This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday. If interested, complete an online application or send a letter of interest and resume with references to

    Grand Traverse Academy is a K-12 public charter school founded in 2000, chartered by Lake Superior State University and located just minutes from downtown Traverse City, Michigan. It is a Glasser Quality School with high academic expectations and a focus on good character, and has been listed among the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.  Grand Traverse Academy's mission is for all students to be safe, loved and learning as they achieve excellence in character and academics.