Citizen Schools partners with public middle schools in low income communities by adding three hours to the end of the school day, giving students access to three major curricula: hands-on, engaging academic lessons that reinforce learning from the traditional school day, a robust college access and readiness program that focuses on what students need to do right now to make college an option for them, and our signature program element, apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are semester-long hands-on learning projects taught by volunteer professionals from the community, exploring whatever topic they are passionate about, from law to spoken word poetry to robotics.
The National Teaching Fellowship is a two year AmeriCorps program for individuals who are eager to participate in education reform. Members of the National Teaching Fellowship teach in the expanded day, grow in a professional role, and serve as community builders dedicated to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps.
- Deliver hands-on, engaging curriculum in Math and/or English Language Arts
- Partner with first shift teachers and families to support student academic and personal growth
- Inspire students to set and achieve ambitious goals, and hold students to consistently high expectations
- Monitor student data and use that information to make program decisions
- Prepare students for college by implementing a robust college-to-career-connections curriculum
- Motivate students to attain the knowledge, skills, and beliefs they need to be successful
- Explicitly communicate the idea that hard work + opportunity = success
- Act as a liaison and advocate for students in the school community
- Communicate regularly with families to discuss student progress and program updates
- Partner with volunteers from businesses, nonprofits, universities, & other local organizations to create relevant, real-world learning experiences for students
- Create and reinforce a culture of achievement
- Build lasting relationships with students, families, and volunteers that increase the school’s impact in the community
- Create opportunities for students that strengthen the connection between academic success, college, and career
Citizen Schools seeks a strong, diverse and talented cohort of individuals to join its National Teaching Fellowship. Citizen Schools currently has partnerships with school districts in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Texas.
- Serve in a professional role on campus, in the regional office, or with a partner organization
- Impact program results through effective project management
- Plan and execute large, complex events
- Network with professionals in every major sector, including tech, law, finance, and higher education
- Collect and analyze data and put data to action
- Operate in an entrepreneurial environment with access to campus, regional, and national leadership
- Give and receive feedback, strengthening personal and professional skills
- Embrace the rich cultural diversity of our organization, our students, families and schools communities
Successful applicants will possess a range of attributes, including (but not limited to):
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- Knowledge of and commitment to the Citizen Schools’ mission
- Academic skills – proficiency in middle school math and English
- Coaching skills and ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
- Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups of people
- Desire to work with middle schools students and their families in low income communities
- Ability to build relationships and influence students, colleagues, and community members
- Outstanding communication skills
- Strong detail orientation, time management, and organization skills
- Demonstrated leadership ability
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Embodiment of Citizen Schools’ values: Pride, Joy, Respect, Courage, Teamwork, Perseverance, and Vision
Teaching Fellows receive a monthly AmeriCorps stipend of $1,900/month, plus a generous benefit package including full health care coverage, a transportation allowance, three weeks’ annual vacation, and extensive training and professional development.
Teaching Fellows also have access to benefits available to those in service with AmeriCorps, including the $5,500 Segal Education Award for each successfully completed year of service, loan forbearance, and a national support network of members and alumni.
The Fellowship application is available online at: www.citizenschools.org/fellowship. The admissions process is highly competitive so interested candidates are encouraged to apply in advance of the designated deadlines.
All National Teaching Fellow positions begin in July 2013.
Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a Team Leader. If specific accommodations are needed, please notify the hiring manager and we are happy to make any necessary arrangements to meet your needs.
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