Opportunities to join the Academy Prep team arise on an as-needed basis and include administrative, faculty, AmeriCorps, and other positions. Please review our current openings below and reach out to the contact provided with any questions.

AmeriCorps Teacher, 2018-19 School Year (Full-Time, Multiple Openings)

AmeriCorps is the domestic version of the Peace Corps. Academy Prep’s AmeriCorps teachers are generally recent college grads who want to give a year or more of service to nonprofit organizations.

Academy Prep is looking for dedicated, passionate teachers to join our team.  AmeriCorps teachers will plan, organize and implement an instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their potential.



AmeriCorps Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • teaching supplementary academic classes (includes lesson planning and classroom management)
  • assisting in academic classes
  • planning and teaching extra-curricular activities
  • serving breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • supervising students in free time and recess
  • providing office and administrative support
  • supervising students in study hall
  • supervising Saturday field trips
  • substituting in academic classes
  • monitoring late pick-up students
  • Live on campus in beautiful, clean, furnished apartments
  • Receive FREE rent and utilities
  • Receive a $600+ stipend per month (before taxes)
  • Receive full health insurance
  • Are awarded a $5,700 education award after 1 year of service
  • Get real world professional and teaching experience in a unique and challenging setting
For more information, click here. To submit a resume and cover letter, contact Lee Lockhart at llockhart@academyprep.org or 727-322-0800.

Grants Specialist


Grants Specialist

Permanent Full-Time (40 hours/week); Non-exempt

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Responsible Supervisor: Directors of Development on both APT and APSP campuses


Assists with the full operation of the APT and APSP Centers’ development activities with a focus on ensuring the success of all grants and marketing initiatives.


Grant-Writing & Research

  • Report to Development Directors on St. Petersburg and Tampa campuses and work to successfully meet the grant goals set by each campus.
  • As part of the development and administration team, plans major tasks and establishes annual goals for grant submission and prospecting.
  • Leads and coordinates all grant processes in an organized and timely manner.
  • Oversees correspondence and communication to funders.
  • Researches, writes, and edits all grant applications.
  • Reviews a variety of materials in order to identify new sources of funds, and determine organization eligibility. Examines local and national trends that impact organization strategies and perform on-going research into local, national, private and public funding resources.
  • Keeps in contact with grant-making organizations during the review of a submitted grant application and sustains relationships with the organization for future support.
  • Assists in creating the “case” for each priority and gathers all supporting materials necessary to successfully complete the application process.
  • Maintains an up to date system of potential grant-making prospects.
  • Manages the reporting process as required by the grant-making organization that has funded a project or program.
  • Utilizes Foundation Search to find new grant funding prospects.
  • Collects and analyze research information for use in support of advocacy and funding activities.
  • Maintains statistical information related to programs and initiatives funded by grantors.
  • Prepare monthly grant summary/status reports.

Skills Required:

  • Highly effective marketing, communication, editing, and technology.
  • Advanced computer skills (proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Publisher).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work well with others and multi-task. Team player with a positive attitude.
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events that change priorities on a daily basis.
  • Professional maturity and diplomacy with visitors, partners, vendors, etc., in person, phone and written communication.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelors Degree with 2-5 years experience closely related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Experience in grant-writing, marketing, and fundraising in a fast-paced environment.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

For further inquiries or to apply for Grants Specialist position, please contact:
Maggie McCleland – Development Director
Phone: 813-248-5600 x1138
Email: mmccleland@academyprep.org