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“To put it simply, I chose to work at Hiawatha because I believe it is the most high performing, mission driven school system in Minnesota. I deeply wanted to serve children growing up in Minneapolis and I knew that at Hiawatha I would be surrounded by a team of individuals that are dedicated to ensuring all students get an excellent education. That team of individuals not only has a fundamental belief that all children can succeed, but they are truly the most talented group of teachers I could ever imagine working with.”

                                                                                           – Matt Toppin, 7th Grade Math Teacher Hiawatha College Prep

Click on "Apply Now" below to see current and 2015-2016 job openings and to submit an application. 

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Hiawatha Academies is opening its first high school in fall 2015! We're also growing at the elementary level, expanding at a rate of one grade level per year until we're at full capacity. In support of our scholars, we are hiring teachers, school leaders, and operational staff. Read below to learn more about joining our growing movement of passionate teachers and leaders.

Don’t see what you’re interested in today? Complete the general interest application and we will consider you when we are hiring for that role.

Application Deadlines 
Who We're Looking For
Our Commitment to Diversity
Application and Hiring Process







Application Deadlines

For 2015-2016 school year teaching opportunities, we accept applications and make job offers on a rolling basis, so it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible!


Earlybird: Application Deadline #1—January 11

Priority: Application Deadline #2—March 15

Final: Application Deadline #3—May 10




Who We're Looking For

Passionate about closing one of the largest achievement gaps in the country? Love working hard and having fun with colleagues? Look no further.

If you’re looking for a challenge and the opportunity to positively impact the lives of students, Hiawatha Academies may be the place for you!

We're currently seeking hard-working, passionate, social-justice-oriented educators to join our team in instructional and non-instructional roles. We want educators who believe deeply in the mission and values of Hiawatha Academies and our team core values:

  1. Children are at the center of everything we do.
  2. Our mission requires bold thought and action.
  3. We choose optimism.
  4. We push ourselves to improve.
  5. We are stronger together.
  6. We create fun and a little weirdness.






  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues 
  • Growth mindset
  • Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the achievement gap for all 


  • A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results
  • Spanish proficiency
  • Minnesota teacher certification

At Hiawatha Academies, we believe that excellent teachers are the most important factor in closing the achievement gap—once you join our team, we are committed to helping you continue to grow and develop in your craft. Click to learn more about professional development for Hiawatha teachers.

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Our Commitment to Diversity

Hiawatha is a growing organization where talented individuals make significant contributions to closing the achievement gap. We believe it is critical for leaders in urban education to reflect the communities they serve. Hiawatha actively recruits staff members that reflect the rich diversity of our scholars. We support equal opportunity for all candidates, and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for positions at Hiawatha Academies.




Application and Hiring Process

1. Submit the Hiawatha Academies online application.

  • All applicants must submit an application online. Please note that we do not accept application materials via email or fax.

2. Your application is reviewed.

  • If your qualifications are aligned with our current needs, we will contact you regarding the next steps in our hiring process.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive on a daily basis, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.

3. You are invited to a phone interview.

  • If your qualifications match our needs, you will be invited to a phone interview.

4. You are invited to an in-person interview.

  • If you are successful at the phone interview stage, you will be asked to participate in an in-person interview.
  • For teacher applicants, you will be asked to conduct a sample lesson. You will receive detailed instructions via e-mail on how to successfully prepare for your sample.
  • All sample lessons are followed by a debrief session with your observer(s). This debrief is designed to give us a sense of your ability to self-reflect, as well as to accept and implement feedback.

5. Your references are checked.

  • A member of the Hiring Committee will contact your references at some point during the hiring process.


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