Current Opportunities

Why Work with Us?

 

Fugees Family, Inc. is a non-profit organization and operator of Fugees Academy, a network of independent, community-based middle and high schools that emphasize academic and character development of refugee children. Our student body represents 22 different countries, including Burundi, Iraq, Central African Republic, and Burma. The Fugees Academy blends creative teaching with academic fundamentals, interwoven with leadership and character building. The Fugees Academy middle school program meets students where they are, focusing on the foundational skills that are often lacking in children whose schooling has been nonexistent or interrupted. Once they demonstrate 8th grade level mastery, students move on to the Fugees Academy high school, where they have ample opportunity to continue their development as critical thinkers, community members, and  future citizens.    

 

The Fugees Academy serves a pressing need that is not currently being met by the traditional public education system – the education of refugee children in an environment where their unique academic challenges are understood. Through small classes, high expectations, and targeted instruction, Fugees Academy empowers the most vulnerable of students–child survivors of war—to become independent thinkers and high-achieving scholars. Working as a team both on and off the field, members of the Fugees Academy community strive to support each other while working to achieve individual goals. We believe that this team mind-set nurtures and prepares young adults who will be the next generation of international and community leaders. The core design principles of the school include an extended school day, a low teacher- student-ratio, interactive instruction, a comprehensive tutoring program, a soccer-focused athletic program, and intensive wrap-around support services for students and their families.

The Fugees Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from those with refugee and/or immigrant backgrounds, women, and minorities.

 

Fugees Family is hiring!

Chief Development Officer 

Fugees Family, Inc. and Fugees Academy is seeking an experienced and driven development professional to lead our organization during a time of significant national growth. This full-time position is located in Columbus, Ohio. 

Overview: 

We are looking for a high-performing self-starter and leader to serve as Chief Development Officer (CDO), working closely with Fugees’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer to drive and support the growth of Fugees Family, whose mission is to serve the unique educational needs of refugee children. Fugees Family’s vision is to open Fugees Academy schools nationwide and become the national cause of choice for refugee youth support and education. This is an excellent opportunity for a development professional seeking to accelerate their career, with a chance to lead the overall vision, strategy, and execution of development efforts for a rapidly growing and highly reputable organization. The CDO will serve as the right-hand to the Founder and CEO, who has been internationally acclaimed for her work in the field of refugee education. 

This position requires an energetic, dynamic and dedicated individual with a proven track-record in securing and managing five- and six-figure charitable gifts and interacting with high-net-worth donors and C-level executives. The position will require 25% travel. 

 

Key Responsibilities: 

• Co-lead the organization’s efforts to quickly and sustainably grow and to become the national cause of choice for refugee youth support and education. 

• Develop and lead the vision, strategy and execution for all development initiatives, cultivating new revenue streams and avenues for fundraising while furthering the mission of Fugees. 

• Create and implement a national overall development strategy with key milestones and metrics and including innovative approaches to engage new prospects and strengthen donor relationships across individual, foundation and corporate giving. 

• Establish and manage all fundraising priorities and activities for the CEO and Board of Directors, consistently following up and ensuring timely execution. 

• Assess progress against funding targets to inform pursuit of emerging opportunities, determine risks, and create contingencies. 

• Assess current systems, processes, and procedures and, where necessary, design and implement new systems, processes, and procedures that efficiently support the organization and enhance donor experience. 

• Develop complementary communications and marketing priorities and materials to enhance the organization’s reach and reputation and support all fundraising activities. 

• Determine additional staffing needs, hiring and managing a team of development staff and contractors to reach results. 

• Build the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the development team in areas including annual giving, major gifts, events, donor relations, community partnerships, grants, communications and stewardship. 

• Develop, edit and/or review written proposals, letters and other communications for individual, corporate and foundation donors and grant-makers. 

• Provide consistent follow-up after meetings, events and other activities to secure commitments or move relationships forward. 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. 

• Minimum of 8 years working for a nonprofit and/or educational institution; at least 5 years of direct development experience required. 

• Highly developed strategic planning and project management skills, including ability to efficiently build new products, processes, systems, and initiatives to drive results. 

• Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and comfort working in very high-paced and dynamic environment. 

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with well-polished ability to build strong and lasting relationships with leadership, donors and staff. 

• Experience and comfort with developing and performing presentations for key audiences, including donors and the Board of Directors. 

• Experience managing a small team of staff and/or contract workers. 

• Solid organizational and administrative skills with high attention to detail. 

• Diplomacy and sensitivity to different cultural situations. 

• Commitment to values of integrity, collaboration, humility and candor. 

• Passion for the Fugees mission. 

Compensation and benefits: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should review our website www.fugeesfamily.org to ensure his or her professional goals and educational philosophy align with The Fugees Academy. Please send your resume and cover letter, 3-5 references and a statement of education philosophy to Luma Mufleh, CEO, at jobs@fugeesacademy.org. Be sure to indicate which position you are applying for. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Email is the preferred mode of communication – no phone calls please.

Fugees Academy School Leader Fellowship

 

Are you a current teacher or educational administrator with 4 years or more of teaching experience who is ready to take on the challenge of learning the ins and outs of a growing network of schools to level the playing field for refugee students?

 

Job Description

 

This role is a co-leadership position, where the fellow will work alongside a co-leader to meet the Fugees Academy’s mission, goals, and standards. The fellow applying for this position will focus on the day-to-day programmatic functions of the school, while the co-leader will focus more so on the athletic and afterschool aspects of the program.

 

The position offers an exciting opportunity to a forward-thinking educator to implement an educational program that promotes a culture of equity, excellence and innovation, and creates an effective instructional framework and learning environment to support the academic and social emotional development of students.

 

*For the 2019-2020 school year, the school fellow will serve part-time as a teacher and part-time as an administrator, training with our current school leaders and learning the ropes of Fugees Academy to prepare to open our Cleveland campus for its inaugural 2020-2021 school year.

 

Job Duties

 

General Responsibilities:

●      Works with their co-leader, students, faculty and staff, and families to develop a strong, positive school culture - one defined by respect, responsibility, collaboration, and hard work

●      Provides leadership in student management, including student attendance, discipline, and student supervision outside the classroom

●      Teaches an elective or academic class

●      Prepares the school’s master schedule each semester

●      Performs other related duties as required and assigned

Curriculum and Instruction Responsibilities:

●   Oversees the implementation of the instructional program to ensure that all students have access to rigorous and relevant learning experiences

●   Supervises, evaluates, and develops faculty and staff members

●   Implements high-quality and ongoing professional development to support student learning and improve teacher performance

●   Stimulates and participates in the conversation about teaching and learning

●  Manages the curricula, class schedules, assessments, graduation requirements, and other aspects of Fugees Academy’s academic program

 

Student Engagement, Safety, and Support Responsibilities:

●      Organizes/assists in the organization of school showcases, events and activities that take place during and outside of Fugees Academy’s school hours

●      Manages Fugees Academy’s discipline policies and exceptionally high standards of behavior

●      Oversees the school safety and communication with its landlord including building security and safety, emergency procedures, transportation regulations, fire drills, inclement weather, etc.

●      Utilizes soccer, the house system and pride pass program to promote a healthy student culture in and out of school that is aligned with Fugees Academy’s Creed and core values

●      Optimizes all-school gatherings including assemblies, pep rally, performances, etc.

●      Oversees and implements Fugees Academy’s character education standards, programs, and ethical teachings in keeping with the mission of the school

●      Reports student progress to parents, house leaders and after school coordinator in a timely and constructive manner

Qualifications & Experience:

●      Master’s Degree or higher in a field of education

●      Eligible for state-level professional certification in a teaching or service field and in Educational Leadership is strongly preferred

●      Leadership and management experience in a school administrative leadership position or a relevant sector

●      Minimum of four years of full-time classroom teaching experience, preferably in an urban setting

●      Effective skills in curriculum development, instructional practices, interpretation of test data, and budget management

●      Experience planning, supervising, and evaluating the work of teachers and other school staff members

●      Preference given to individuals with refugee/immigrant community experience

●      Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States required

Required Skills and Competencies:

●      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the public

●      A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement

●      A belief that all students can learn at high levels and should be held to high academic standards

●      Exceptional ability to bridge and enhance cooperative working relationships

●      Excellent oral and written communication skills

●      Diplomacy and sensitivity to different cultural situations

●      Solid organizational and administrative skills

●      Must be a person of unquestionable character – high integrity, hardworking, and honest

●      Committed, and a team player capable of working with minimal supervision

 

Location: This opportunity is for those located in (or willing to relocate) to Columbus, OH for the 2019-2020 school year. Following the 2019-2020 school year, the fellow will relocate to Cleveland, Ohio for the inaugural 2020-2021 school year.

Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is $45,000-$55,000. In addition, a comprehensive health and dental package is included.

 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should review our website www.fugeesfamily.org to ensure his or her professional goals and educational philosophy align with The Fugees Academy. Please send your resume and cover letter, 3-5 references and a statement of education philosophy to Luma Mufleh, CEO, at jobs@fugeesacademy.org. Be sure to indicate which position you are applying for. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Candidates with less than three years of full-time teaching experience will not be considered. Email is the preferred mode of communication – no phone calls please.

 

 

We are hiring teachers across all of our locations: Clarkston, GA, Columbus, OH, and Cleveland, OH.

Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School - Clarkston, Georgia

  • Located in the northeast suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia

  • Combines soccer with rigorous academics and wraparound services to help meet the needs of refugee children and their families.

  • Serving 120 boys and girls in grades 6-12, GFACS will strive for 100% high school graduation and post-secondary placement (college or apprenticeship).

 

For the 2020-2021 school year, we are hiring teachers for the following subjects at GFACS:

 

  • All subjects! 

Fugees Academy - Cleveland. Ohio

  • Combines soccer with rigorous academics and wraparound services to help meet the needs of refugee children and their families.

  • Serving boys and girls in grades 6-12, Fugees Academy will strive for 100% high school graduation and post-secondary placement (college or apprenticeship).

  • Fugees Academy – Cleveland, Ohio will serve 6th grade students in the 2020-2021 school year. We will add one additional grade each year until grades 6-12 are at capacity.

 

For the 2020-2021 school year, we are hiring teachers for the following subjects at Fugees Academy, Cleveland:

 

  • All subjects!

 

Fugees Academy - Columbus, Ohio

  • Located in the northland area of Columbus, Ohio

  • Combines soccer with rigorous academics and wraparound services to help meet the needs of refugee children and their families.

  • Serving 120 boys and girls in grades 6-12, GFACS will strive for 100% high school graduation and post-secondary placement (college or apprenticeship).

  • Fugees Academy – Columbus (Ohio) opened in August 2018 and serves 50 students in sixth and seventh grades in Columbus, Ohio. We will add one additional grade each year until grades 6-12 are at capacity.

 

For the 2020-2021 school year, we are hiring teachers for the following subjects at Fugees Academy, Columbus:

 

  • All subjects!

 

Required Education, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of full-time classroom teaching experience, preferably in an urban setting

  • MAT or Master’s in Education or subject field / and or teaching certification

  • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students

  • Successful experience with reading instruction

  • Excellent command of English, passion for supporting expressive language in non-native speakers

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm, strict, orderly classroom environment

  • Demonstrated expertise in subject area and demonstrated student achievement results

  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement

  • A belief that all students are capable of academic achievement

  • A belief that building deep, authentic relationships with students and families is a priority

  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States required.

 

Locations: Clarkston, Georgia, Columbus, Ohio, and Cleveland, Ohio

 

Benefits and Salary: Salaries for these positions are competitive and depend on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive health and dental package is included.

 

Schedule: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:00 pm

 

Start Date: August 2020

 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should review our website fugeesfamily.org to ensure their professional goals and educational philosophy align with The Fugees Academy. Please send your resume and cover letter our CEO, Luma Mufleh, at jobs@fugeesacademy.org. Be sure to indicate which location and position you are applying for by using the following convention in your subject line: “Interested in Fugees Academy <<City>>/<<Position>>/2020-21, i.e., “Interested in Clarkston/MS English/2020-21” Candidates with less than two years of full-time teaching experience will not be considered. No phone calls please.

 

The Fugees Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from those with refugee and/or immigrant backgrounds, women, and minorities.

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