To ensure a high quality education for our students, applicants undergo a rigorous and detailed hiring process. Our selection process is unique and aligned with the highest standards that we hold for our staff. It helps our teams to determine if you’re the right fit for Foundation Academies and you determine if Foundation Academies is the right fit for you. Here’s what you can expect as an applicant:
STEP 1: APPLICATION REVIEW
All resumes and cover letter are thoroughly reviewed to decide whether your qualifications are a strong match with our philosophy on education. If so, we will contact you via email with an invitation to a phone interview within 48 hours of your resume being reviewed. If you’re not selected for a phone interview, then you’ll be notified via email.
STEP 2: PHONE INTERVIEW
Phone interviews are conducted by the Talent Team to further investigate your qualifications, experiences and perspectives on our culture and philosophy. The interviews take no longer than 30 minutes. Once completed a phone interview, you’ll be contacted via email within 48 hours whether you’re invited for a semifinalist interview or not.
STEP 3: INTERVIEW
Based on the phone interview, candidates can be invited for a series of interviews to meet with our staff and faculty. In addition to an interview invitation, you’ll be asked to provide the following documents: official transcripts, performance evaluations from the last two years of employment if applicable, and copies of certifications that you currently possess.
STEP 4: DEMO LESSONS/PERFORMANCE TASKS
For teaching positions, you will conduct a demo lesson with our students in the appropriate grade and content. We will provide you with lesson objectives to create your demo lessons on the based on the content that students are currently learning.
For non-teaching positions, you will conduct a performance task that is relevant to the position in which you applied for.
These demonstrations provide us the opportunity to determine how well you fit into our culture and provide you an inside look in our day-to-day life at Foundation Academies. These demo lesson and performance tasks can take a full day. You're encouraged to plan accordingly when invited. We hope to make decisions in less than a week from the day of your demo lesson/interview.
STEP 5: PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE CHECK
Based on the review of the demo lessons/performance tasks, we will contact your professional references via email with a reference check form to complete. We will contact at least two of your past/current supervisors and three professionals. Once reference checks are completed, the hiring manager will contact you via phone with an offer or the Talent Team will contact you’re not selected for the position within 72 hours of your interview.
Once offered, all hired candidates are subject to a criminal background check and Mantoux (TB) test.
The hiring process is extensive, but we only wish the best for our students.
**Please note that some semifinalist interviews can be conducted all in one day or in two separate days.