Citizen Schools seeks a talented, enthusiastic, and diverse cohort of educators to serve as part-time Teaching Associates in New York City. Citizen Schools currently partners with six schools in NYC: 1 in Brooklyn, 2 in East Harlem, 1 in West Harlem, and 2 in the Bronx. Open Teaching Associate positions are in the Bronx for the remainder of the 2012 – 2013 school year.
Citizen Schools partners with traditional public middle schools to add three hours of learning to the end of the school day. Teaching Associates work as part of a “second shift” of educators to deliver three areas of content to our students: an academic curriculum (Math or ELA, depending on the school’s needs), a college readiness curriculum specifically created for middle school students, and our signature program element, “apprenticeships,” which are hands-on learning projects led by volunteers.
Teaching Associates lead a team of 15 – 19 students and in addition to the curriculum listed above, also serve as academic coaches for students, helping them set ambitious goals for the school year and holding them to high expectations. TAs serve as “connectors” for students – communicating regularly with families, “first shift” teachers, administrative staff, volunteers, and Citizen Schools staff about the progress of their students.
Teaching Associates work approximately 30 hours per week. Schedules vary by campus, but all Teaching Associates will work at least 1pm – 6:30pm Monday through Thursday, with additional hours on Fridays for meetings and professional development. In addition to time spent on campus, TAs also have self-managed hours each week for preparation and communication.
Successful applicants will demonstrate competence in the following areas:
Compensation and Benefits:
- Knowledge of and commitment to the Citizen Schools’ mission
- Demonstrated ability to engage students in groups
- Commitment to student achievement
- Academic skills – proficiency in middle school Math and English
- Coaching skills - ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
- Superior time management and problem solving skills
- Community building skills – willingness to engage numerous stakeholders, including families and volunteers
- Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups of people
- Embodiment of Citizen Schools’ values: Pride, Joy, Respect, Courage, Teamwork, Perseverance, and Vision
- Bachelor’s degree or be in pursuit of a completing a college degree
- Proficiency in critical languages, specifically Spanish or Haitian Creole, a plus
The hourly rate starts at $15.00, and typically increases for TAs who work with Citizen Schools for multiple semesters. TAs receive training and will have opportunities for professional development and growth. In addition, compensation for TAs includes time off, access to health benefits, and 403b Retirement Plan.
Candidates should apply via the Citizen Schools website: www.citizenschools.org/careers . Click on “current openings” and select "Teaching Associate, New York City" and fill out the application, which includes your resume, some personal information, and two short essays.
Candidates must be available at least Monday - Thursday, 1pm - 6:30pm and Fridays, 1pm - 5:30pm. Additional information about schedule, training, and job details will be discussed in the phone interview.
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. 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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