Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the PA community. Every member of Pulaski Academy’s faculty and staff is dedicated to furthering our mission and nurturing our students so that they are prepared for college and for life. Working at PA is not simply a career, it is also a passion. It requires a wholehearted belief in the importance of developing young minds in a positive environment.

Teaching at Pulaski Academy
PA faculty members teach in small classes and have a great deal of autonomy in the classroom while utilizing a team approach to planning the curriculum. As part of the PA community, teachers find themselves surrounded by supportive colleagues and deeply involved in community life. They work closely with parents and fellow educators to address many facets of their students’ education.
 
A Commitment to Excellence
We work in a culture committed to excellence. We seek faculty members with strong grounding in their disciplines who are also open to new ideas and pedagogical techniques. Our faculty members are distinguished by their uncommon dedication to teaching, in and out of the classroom. Our students, screened through a selective admission process, have high aspirations and truly want to learn.
 
Professional Development
Professional development opportunities are often fully funded by PA because we believe that ongoing training is crucial to teacher growth and development. Annual conferences, workshops in a teachers’ subject area, and specialized training with the newest researchers in learning, technology and child development are resources that faculty take advantage of to continue to enhance their knowledge and their teaching.

On campus opportunities for professional development abound. Department chairs, mentors, division heads, and other administrators observe classes and meet with faculty about their professional growth. Throughout the year, the technology staff offers workshops on a variety of topics. On in-service days, faculty gather to discuss important curricular matters, work together in cross-curricular groups, and meet with experts in the fields of education, child development, and curriculum.
 
Mentors
Each new faculty member is assigned a fellow teacher as a mentor. These experienced and respected members of the PA community are paired with new faculty to help them learn the culture of the school and to grow professionally.

Benefits Summary
Pulaski Academy provides the following benefits for its employees:
  • Medical Insurance Plan
  • Dental Insurance Plan
  • Flexible Cafeteria Plan
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays and Vacations
  • Professional Development Fund
  • Mentoring Program
  • Tuition discounts
Non-discrimination Statement
Pulaski Academy is an independent, college-preparatory school that respects, embraces and celebrates diversity in its curriculum, student body, and staff. Pulaski Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, national or ethnic origin in the admission of students, in hiring, or in the administration of its educational program.

Current Openings

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  • Digital Storyteller

    Department: Marketing
    Reporting to: Academic Dean
    Type of Position: Director of Online Marketing & Communications
    Hours per Week: 40

    Job Summary:
    Talented individual required to promote school brand and identity to our community of parents, and wider audiences. Should have exceptional writing skills and understanding of social media and ability to build relationships and deliver the school's unique voice across multiple channels. Ability to spot and produce quality content and marry it to relevant social media channels is highly desirable. Experience creating and editing graphics for both digital and print media is required. Top candidates will be influencers; bringing staff and current parents on-board to achieve marketing objectives. Workload will be high and varied, so you must be able to multitask across various projects.
     
    Role Responsibilities:
    • Ensure content shared on digital channels is optimized to achieve marketing objectives
    • Generate ideas for website content and marketing campaigns
    • Write and produce quality content, taking into account conventions and limitations of social media platforms
    • Manage and respond to feedback on social media
    • Liaise with contracted designers on large projects
    • Use content creation and editing software (such as iMovie and Adobe Photoshop/InDesign) to create quality content
    • Use school Customer Management System (CMS) to create pages and publish content
    • Produce marketing collateral (campaign imagery, flyers, posters, etc.)
    • Contribute to social media routinely in partnership with Communications and Technology team members
    • Collect and collate feedback into actionable points
    • Track analytics to measure effectiveness and efficiency of digital marketing campaigns


    Qualifications and Experience:
    • An understanding of conventions and purposes of specific marketing processes and methods
    • An understanding of the conventions and best practices of specific social media platforms
    • Broad understanding of social and digital media
    • Experience of using scheduling tools (including HootSuite, TweetDeck, Buffer and SproutSocial)
    • Intimate knowledge and understanding of SEO and Analytics
    • Experience using CMS (Veracross)
    • Video production/editing
    • Desire to continually evolve personal understanding of marketing and social media trends
    • Experience created and editing graphics for digital and print using InDesign
    • Ability to write basic HTML
    • Should have portfolio relevant activities

    Capabilities and Aptitudes:
    • Excellent writer with attention to detail
    • Digital media/social media savvy
    • Social media user
    • Creative
    • Versatile, flexible and dynamic attitude
    • Someone who is able to remain abreast of key marketing and social media trends
    • Someone who loves telling stories in a multitude of ways (NOT just pen and paper)
    • Personable and outgoing
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Uses initiative, works autonomously
    • Can collaborate well with others
    • Influencer
    • Organized and able to juggle varied workload
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  • Elementary Music Teacher

    Job Description: Full time teaching position for a dynamic, experienced and dedicated person to teach music (vocal/instrumental) to students Pre-K through 4th grade.
    Candidates should have:
    • A degree/certification in Music Education or related field
    • Experience teaching Early Childhood and/or Elementary Music
    • Experience in developing, staging and directing choral performances
    • Interest/experience in other supporting fields such as dance/creative movement, instrumental music, drama, etc.
    • Training on Orff instruments (Preferred)
     
    The ideal candidate is creative and enthusiastic with strong technology skills. Private school experience is a plus.
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  • Head of Upper School

    Head of Upper School Overview

    Pulaski Academy is conducting a national search for a dynamic, highly qualified educational leader to serve as Head of Upper School, effective July 1, 2019. This position will report directly to the President and Head of School. Located in the Pleasant Valley area of suburban West Little Rock, PA is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school of approximately 1345 students from age two and a half through grade twelve. In addition to managing the general operation of an Upper School of 416 students, the Head of Upper School will play a key role in implementing PA’s new strategic plan as he/she works closely with talented colleagues in providing academic leadership in the areas of curriculum development, program planning, and faculty professional growth.

    Address any inquiries regarding this opportunity to:

    E-mail to: matt.walsh@pulaskiacademy.org

    Attn: Matt Walsh, President and Head of School
    Pulaski Academy
    12701 Hinson Road
    Little Rock, AR  72212

    Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and list of at least three professional references. Pulaski Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
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  • Middle School Science Teacher (5th grade)

    Job Description: Full time teaching position for a dynamic, experienced, and dedicated person to teach 5th grade science in an outstanding college preparatory program. Candidates should have a MS science certification or an elementary certification with strong experience in teaching science. Candidates should be comfortable with, and practiced in, teaching a variety of science labs and exploratory lessons.

    Candidates should have strong technology, math, and classroom management skills. Private school experience is a plus.
     
  • Summer Day Camp Teachers

    Teaching positions available for PK4-8th grades - June 3 – July 19.
    We are looking for preschool and elementary teachers or education majors currently in college. Teachers are responsible for supervising children, classroom set up, planning and implementing curriculum and providing fun, enriching activities for day camp children.

    Please send resume to:
    Donna Horton
    Director of Community Outreach
    12701 Hinson Rd.
    Little Rock, AR 72212
    604-1907
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  • Substitute Teachers

    For placement on the call list, contact:

    Early Childhood Center
    Ms. Amy Walker
    501.604.1930
    amy.walker@pulaskiacademy.org

    Lower School
    Mrs. Amber Pondwa
    604.1919
    amber.pondwa@pulaskiacademy.org

    Middle School
    Mrs. Tammy Elliott
    501.604.1936
    tammy.elliott@pulaskiacademy.org

    Upper School
    Mrs. Chrissie Sachar
    501.604.1965
    chrissie.sachar@pulaskiacademy.org
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How to Apply for Employment

Interested candidates for open positions should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees (for faculty positions) and the names and contact information of three references to:
 
Pulaski Academy   
Attn: Assistant to the President   
12701 Hinson Road  
Little Rock, AR  72212 

or careers@pulaskiacademy.org 
 
Pulaski Academy is an equal opportunity employer.