Georgia Charter Schools Association

Utopian Academy for the Arts – Paraprofessional (Clayton)


JOB TITLE: Paraprofessional

Utopian Academy for the Arts is an independent public charter school serving middle school children and families throughout Clayton County, GA. Utopian Academy will enroll 300 students in the 2014-15 school year. Utopian Academy was approved by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia and will operate as a Local Education Agency (LEA). The rationale for the enrollment plan for Utopian Academy for the Arts is to provide a significant educational benefit of having a gender-based classroom environment, longer school day, longer school year, Saturday school, and classes in the dramatic, media, and culinary arts for students in Clayton County, GA.


  • Assist teaching in planning engaging lessons and projects and acts as a facilitator;

  • Assist in managing the learning environment;

  • Support students;

  • Handle non-instructional tasks efficiently;

  • Assist in maintaining an effective physical setting for instruction;

  • Assist in maintaining and encouraging appropriate student behavior in the

  • Classroom;

  • Monitor behavior and intervenes when necessary;

  • Follow professional practices consistent with school policies in working with students, students’ records, parents, and colleagues;

  • Is available to students and parents for conferences according to school policy in a supportive role;

  • In case of teacher absence, provides information and support to substitute teacher;

  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings, collaborative meetings with colleagues, and other assigned meetings and activities in according to school policy;

  • Perform other duties assigned by the teachers.


  • BA or BS Degree

  • Experience in a school setting desired

  • Demonstrated communication skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to engage the interest of middle school-age children;

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member.


Application and materials must be submitted electronically by June 30th, 2014 to . PLEASE STATE POSITION APPLIED FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.

  • Completed Application for Employment

  • Cover letter / letter of interest – Resume

  • 3 Current Letters of Recommendation with contact information