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7am-4pm with lots of overtime

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Yes its possible.

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403B, dental and medical coverage, Transit Chek, personal days, sustainability half days once a month

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$50,000 for an apprentice

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Recruitment staff may contact you via email within 1-2 days of applying. They would schedule a phone interview within 1-5 business days. After a week you will be notified via email if you landed an in person interview or not. If yes, you will receive information on what is required and how to prepare for the interview. It will be scheduled within 1-2 weeks. If you are hired, depending on your preference or the time of the school year - you may start immediately or the next school year.

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They asked me questions about how well I give and receive feedback. I was told to observe teachers that were currently teaching for 7 minutes so that I could debrief with the principal the type of feedback I would give them regarding their work.
They gave me various situations that could happen at work and asked what my course of action would be. This included particular academic data points and also conflicts with coworkers.

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If a job is for the Home Office, it's located in Manhattan. Non-instructional roles however may still be based in one of the Uncommon Brooklyn schools. When you interview, you will be sourced to a school with a need in your specific area.

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Very mission driven organization. People are laid back and fun.

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