Join our team!

We are currently hiring the following positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please click on the links below to learn more about each position and how to apply to join the Tesfa team.  If interested in employment with Tesfa International School, please fax, or email your resume, transcripts, License and 3 letters of reference to:

Jonas Beugen – jonas.beugen@tesfainternationalschool.org or fax to 651-641-4052

Special Education Teacher

Office Manager Job Posting

Columbia Heights, MN
Grades K-6

About Tesfa International School:

Mission: Tesfa International School is committed to providing an equitable and empowering education for all.  Our scholars will engage in a transdisciplinary curriculum supported by conceptual and inquiry based learning. Side-by-side with dedicated educators, scholars will develop the knowledge, skills, and characteristics necessary for active citizenship throughout the world.

Vision: Our students will be prepared for a successful transition to the most rigorous and challenging middle school programs. Through their experience at Tesfa, students will be held to the highest of standards both academically and socially, to prepare the students for college and careers, as well as with the leadership skills required of active and productive citizens in the 21st century. Through access and equity, students will follow a pathway to success for themselves and their communities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Articulate the mission and vision of Tesfa International School to students, parents, and the greater community
  • Create a welcoming, calm, supportive, helpful atmosphere for parents, visitors, vendors, students and staff
  • Maintain and completely and accurately update data in the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) data management systems according to established MDE deadlines. This includes but is not limited to:
    • MARRS
    • STARRS
    • CLICS
  • Support the Executive Director and Business Manager in implementing and maintaining effective financial systems. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Processing all payable bills for payment
    • Maintaining accurate records
    • Submitting bank deposits
    • Ordering supplies and services
  • Support the Executive Director and Assistant Director in implementing employee processes and procedures. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Posting and advertising open positions
    • On-boarding new employees
    • Maintaining records of employee vacation and sick time
    • Tracking staff absent days
    • Arranging for substitute teachers
    • Facilitating enrollment in staff benefits
  • Maintain Student and Teacher Schedules and Enrollments
    • Enroll new students
    • Withdraw students
    • Respond to student record requests from other schools
    • Create and Manage Student Schedules
    • Create and Manage Teacher Schedules
  • Maintain student record files
  • Coordinate vendor services
  • Work with school custodians to maintain cleaning supplies
  • Provide basic first aid
  • Admissions database
  • Maintain copies of enrollment packets
  • Maintain copies of office documents – maps, fax forms etc.
  • Support student transportation systems and processes
  • Maintain building security
  • Comply with school wide behavior systems/ENVoY for students
  • Provide secretarial support to the director and assistant director as needed
  • Other duties as the director or assistant director may assign

Required Experience Prerequisites:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible yet detail-oriented with a desire to work in an entrepreneurial setting
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision making
  • Unyielding commitment to and passion for the potential, learning and development of ALL learners, oneself, and the organization
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office products, email, Internet

Preferred Experience:

  • Fluent in at least one other language (specifically Somali, Spanish or Arabic)
  • Experience developing systems and processes to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of a growing organization/work setting

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employed is regularly required to talk, hear, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, reach for objects, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, and use hands to grasp and feel. The employed must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally being required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Tesfa International School offers competitive salaries and benefits for its full time staff members.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • College transcripts (if applicable)

Submit to: jonas.beugen@tesfainternationalschool.org


Jonas Beugen, Executive Director

1555 40th Avenue Northeast

Columbia Heights, MN, 55421


Applications due: Position open until filled

Position begins:  August 6, 2018

Check us out on the web at tesfainternationalschool.org

Tesfa International School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, or veteran status.

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