Current Positions Available

    Thank you for your interest in Grand Traverse Academy - we're adding to our team!
    Grand Traverse Academy has openings for the following positions for Fall 2021 unless
    otherwise noted:

    Preschool & Before/After School Program Manager/Teacher
    Responsibilities include:

    • Ensuring that all State of Michigan mandated guidelines for childcare licensing are met, as well as standards established by Grand Traverse Academy

    • Maintaining program staff and professional development hours records

    • Processing registration information for students in both programs

    • Collecting, inputting and submitting DHS and Friend of the Court documents as needed

    • Processing parent billing and payments for preschool and before/after school programs

    • Assisting other teachers in providing a fun and educational environment for all students enrolled in the programs

    • Providing childcare before and after school for children ages 3-12

    • Maintaining accurate daily attendance information

    • Responding to disciplinary needs of students

    • Administering first aid and completing necessary reports as needed

    Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Hold either a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development OR an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development with 18 semester hours in Early Childhood and at least 480 hours of experience (transcripts required)

    • Must meet educational qualifications as required by the Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing

    • Hold current adult, infant and child CPR and First Aid Certification or obtain by the first day of employment

    • Provide a tuberculosis test report showing evidence of being free of communicable tuberculosis, verified within one year prior to employment

    • Ability to complete all forms and paperwork, ranging from enrollment tp immunization reports

    • Ability to collaborate with a group of teachers and staff to maintain effective programs

    This is a full-time position, which includes salary, health insurance contribution, paid time off and a 401(k) plan with match.

    Apply online or send a letter of interest, resume with references and a copy of your teaching certificate to HR@mygta.us.

    Part-Time After School Childcare Assistant
    Opening is for the 2021-22 school year, Monday-Thursday, 3:30-6:00 pm, and Friday, 11:30 am-6:00 pm.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Taking attendance

    • Engaging in activities with preschool and elementary students ages 3-12

    • Providing childcare support services

    • Actively supervising outdoor, classroom and gym activities to ensure safety

    • Addressing behavior management when needed

    • Administering first aid and completing necessary incident report forms

    Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • High school graduate (18+ years of age) with prior experience working with children

    • Ability to provide a safe and stimulating environment for large groups of children

    • Current infant/child and adult first aid certification, or willing to obtain

    • Tuberculosis test report showing evidence of no communicable tuberculosis, verified within the year

    • Must complete 16 clock hours of professional development training per calendar year

    Apply online or send a letter of interest, resume with references to HR@mygta.us.

    High School English Language Arts Teacher
    Interested individuals should:

    • Hold a Bachelor's degree minimum

    • Possess a valid State of Michigan teacher certification

    • Have a passion for building relationships with students and their families

    • Be enthusiastic about their content area

    • Have excellent oral and written communication skills

    This is a full-time position, which includes salary, health insurance, paid time off and a 401(k) plan with match.

    Apply online or send a letter of interest, resume with references and a copy of your teaching certificate to HR@mygta.us.

    Full-Time Evening Custodian
    Immediate opening for a responsible and conscientious full-time evening custodian. This is a year-round position that includes 401(k) contribution, health insurance and paid time off. Duties include general cleaning and occasional event set-up and tear-down.

    This is a full-time position, which includes salary, health insurance contribution, paid time off and a 401(k) plan with match.

    Apply online or send a letter of interest and resume with references to HR@mygta.us.

    High School Spanish Teacher
    Interested individuals should:

    • Hold a Bachelor's degree minimum

    • Possess a valid State of Michigan teacher certification with Spanish endorsement

    • Have a passion for building relationships with students and their families

    • Be enthusiastic about their content area

    • Have excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Preferably have experience at all grade levels

    This is a full-time position, which includes salary, health insurance, paid time off and a 401(k) plan with match.

    Apply online or send a letter of interest, resume with references and a copy of your teaching certificate to HR@mygta.us.

    Full-Time Special Education Teachers (One Elementary, One Secondary) 
    Interested individuals should:

    • Hold a Bachelor's degree minimum

    • Possess a valid State of Michigan special education teacher certification

    • Have a passion for building relationships with students and their families

    • Be enthusiastic about their content area

    • Have excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Preferably have experience at all grade levels

    Responsibilities include:

    • Planning curriculum and preparing lesson plans and other instructional materials to meet the individual needs of students, considering such factors as physical, emotional, and educational levels of development

    • The successful candidate must also be able to relate positively with students and build strong relationships with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers and various other teaching professionals to develop individual educational plans for students.

    This is a full-time position, which includes salary, health insurance contribution, paid time off and a 401(k) plan with match.

    Apply online or send a letter of interest, resume with references and a copy of your teaching certificate to HR@mygta.us.

    Full-Time Elementary Teacher
    Interested individuals should:

    • Hold a Bachelor's degree minimum

    • Possess a valid State of Michigan teacher certification

    • Have a passion for building relationships with students and their families

    • Be enthusiastic about their content area

    • Have excellent oral and written communication skills

    This is a full-time position, which includes salary, health insurance, paid time off and a 401(k) plan.

    Apply online or send a letter of interest, resume with references and a copy of your teaching certificate to HR@mygta.us.

    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.