UPCOMING DEADLINES: 12/3/2012 & 2/4/2013
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
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
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.
Successful applicants will possess a range of attributes, including (but not limited to):
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
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Teaching Fellows receive a monthly AmeriCorps stipend of $1,900/month, plus a generous benefit package including full healthcare 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.
Senior Recruitment Manager