This page will highlight non-profit and education career possibilities that might be of interest to friends and members of the Breakthrough Collaborative family. Check back regularly for updates, and make sure you tell employers you found this info on teachbreakthroughs.org! A few great positions are listed below by state:
Breakthrough San Francisco seeks a Mentor Teacher in Science for Summer 2010. Mentor Teachers (MTs) are experienced and successful professional educators who provide content specific support for Breakthrough teachers throughout the summer and engage fully in the Breakthrough San Francisco community. Posted: 12/15/09
Galileo Learning seeks multiple Camp Directors for 2010. As a Camp Director with Galileo Learning, you will join an educational movement that is a model of innovative learning in the communities we serve. Our mission is to provide opportunities for young people to discover and pursue their passions, and to nurture the careers of current and aspiring educators. Our Camp Directors each bring this vision to life in their own ways. Camp Directors work 5-10 hours per week from February to early June, then 6-8 weeks during summer, and must live in the Bay Area during this entire time. Posted: 09/24/09
The Jamestown Community Center is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic teacher for “Just Think.” Just Think is an academic pilot program designed to engage long-term Spanish-speaking English Language Learners (ELLs) in dynamic project-based learning that will develop language, literacy, and critical thinking skills. These 5th and 6th grade youth will undergo intensive bilingual curricula and will design, plan, and execute their own projects during the course of the program. The Teacher will work collaboratively with the Academic Director and receive support from an Assistant to provide a high quality youth development experience and rigorous academic programming. Posted: 11/16/09
The Yale Urban Teaching Program is a one-year fully-funded graduate program in urban education studies. In 13 months (June to June) you complete an MA and a secondary school teaching certificate (gr 7-12). The program is small and personal, and combines theoretical coursework with extensive clinical practice. Following completion of the program you commit to teach for two years in the New Haven Public Schools as a regular full-time teacher.
We invite you to begin the application process now by visiting our website (www.yale.edu/urbanteaching) and contacting admissions officer Kendra Mack at email@example.com. The online application will become available in mid-August, and applications are due December 15. posted: 08/03/09.
The Mind Trust—Education Entrepreneur Fellowship is a nationally unique incubator for transformative education ventures. The Fellowship offers promising education entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and launch their break-the-mold education ventures and the support necessary for success. Fellows receive two years of salary, benefits, customized training, a travel budget and more. With this support, fellows will be able to realize their visions and achieve extraordinary results for some of the nation’s most underserved students.
The Gilman School is looking for a Biology teacher. A position to begin in the fall of 2010. Responsibilities will include teaching biology, serving as an advisor and contributing to the extra-curricular program. A willingness to immerse yourself in the life of the school is paramount. If interested, please e-mail a resume and letter of interest to Mr. Peter Kwiterovich, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gilman School is looking for an English teacher with particular expertise in American literature and the classics of Western civilization. Candidates must be energetic, independent, and outgoing with excellent communication skills. The position will also include coaching and advisory responsibilities. Starts in Fall, 2010. If interested, please e-mail a resume and letter of interest to Mr. Peter Kwiterovich, email@example.com. teacher.
Shady Hill School is an independent school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For over 80 years, we have sought out 16-18 apprentices who teach at our school for one year under the guidance of a mentor teacher while also earning a master’s degree in education at Tufts or Lesley University.Some apprentices opt for a second semester placement in a Cambridge public school. Our apprentices receive licensure in early childhood, elementary, and middle school education. We recruit nationally and have had some amazing Breakthrough alumni in our program. Hallmarks of teaching and learning at Shady Hill—building strong relationships with students, valuing intellectual rigor through hands-on learning, and innovating in curriculum design—have resonated with Breakthrough teachers who have been able to strengthen their own best practices here as a result of their summer teaching experiences. (Shady Hill was a Breakthrough site in Cambridge for a number of years!) Our graduates are well prepared and go on to teach in public, charter and independent schools all over the United States.
Reasoning Mind is a non-profit that is using the Internet to dramatically improve the math achievement of children from disadvantaged communities. Thousands of children have benefited from our curricula, which not only teach basic math knowledge, but also develop students’ critical thinking skills. By working for Reasoning Mind, you can make a difference for thousands of elementary school children from disadvantaged communities.
In a Reasoning Mind classroom, each child sits at a computer and works online in the RM system, learning concepts and solving problems at his or her own pace. The system creates an individual path of learning that is tailored to the needs of each child. The teacher is freed to give one-on-one help and attention to struggling students, while advanced students are able to move ahead to more challenging concepts.
Reasoning Mind is looking for graduating seniors to work as Program Coordinators, Curriculum Editors, and Analysts for our organization. You don’t need to be a math major, but you do need a passion for improving urban education. To apply, visit Reasoning Mind’s website at http://www.reasoningmind.org. More information about available positions and applications deadlines can be found in the Jobs section of the site. You can also call or email Julie Fry, at 832.476.9241 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The New Teacher Project (TNTP) helps school districts and states fulfill the promise of public education by ensuring that all students—especially those from high-need communities—get excellent teachers. A national nonprofit organization founded by teachers, TNTP recognizes that although teachers matter more than any other school factor in student success, the nation’s education systems are not aligned with the goal of an effective teacher in every classroom. In response, TNTP develops customized programs and policy interventions that enable education leaders to diagnose their teacher quality challenges and find, develop and keep great teachers. Since its inception in 1997, TNTP has recruited or trained approximately 33,000 teachers—mainly through its highly selective Teaching Fellows™ programs—benefiting an estimated 4.8 million students. TNTP has also released a series of acclaimed studies of the policies and practices that affect the quality of the nation’s teacher workforce, most recently including The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Differences in Teacher Effectiveness (2009). Today TNTP is active in more than 25 cities, including Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, New York, and Oakland, among others. For more information, please visit www.tntp.org.
TNTP is always looking for talented people to join our organization. Current job openings are listed below. Please press CTRL and click the title of the position to view the complete job description online.
Full Time Position Location
Project Director – Policy Team Colorado
Policy Analyst – Policy Team Colorado
Partners – Teaching Fellows Programs and Training and Certification Flexible location
Partner – Policy Team Flexible location
Part-Time Position Location
Part-time Operations Associate – DC Teaching Fellows Washington, DC
Teach For America
In the United States, fourth graders from low-income communities are already three grade levels behind their peers. As a Breakthrough Collaborative alum you are uniquely positioned to change this. Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals of all backgrounds and academic majors who commit at least two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and who become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand opportunity for children. Teachers receive full salary and benefits. After their corps experience, our alumni go on to work from a variety of sectors to effect the fundamental changes necessary to make our society a place of opportunity for all.
Apply to Teach For America by clicking the link below or take two minutes to sign up on our website to learn more
Next application deadline is January 8, 2010. Stay tuned for a Breakthrough Collaborative alumni blog about the Teach For America corps experience!
Our teachers are smart, problem-solving, and passionate individuals who work as part of a dynamic team. They know that educational opportunity is the civil rights movement of our time. They are self-reflective leaders who work relentlessly to close the achievement gap.
At Uncommon, good teachers become great teachers. Faculty members participate in three weeks of professional development each summer and a half day of professional development each week. Teachers benefit from the mentorship of their principals, deans, and managing directors. They are frequently observed, guided, and coached to improve their practice.
Uncommon teachers teach until the students learn. With a longer school day and school year, Uncommon schools offer the time students need. Teachers provide a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students exemplify the school’s core values and meet its high academic and behavioral expectations.
Success Charter Network is an ambitious charter management network of four high-performing charter schools in New York City. Over the next decade, our network will grow to 40 schools that provide access to high-quality education to children throughout New York City. We are looking for dynamic, results-oriented and relentless urban educators to join our growing movement as teachers.
Lead Teacher are the motivated, open-minded professionals who inspire our scholars daily. Our schools run on an extended day M, T, Th, and F, with Wednesday afternoon dedicated to professional development. Lead Teachers can expect constant feedback and support from a dedicated faculty, including weekly observations from school leaders. Lead teachers are treated like professionals and given the resources they need to teach our scholars at a high level. This is a high-standards environment for educators who value collaboration and are serious about their professional development.
The Associate Teacher role is an exciting opportunity for individuals looking to hone their skills over the course of a school year before leading a classroom of their own. As an Associate Teacher, you will be an integral part of a team of teachers, working to develop your instructional and classroom management capabilities while supporting the learning and achievement of scholars in one class or several classes across a grade level. Over the course of a day, Associate Teachers work with students in a variety of ways. They support instruction by collaborating with their lead teacher to teach math, and are often responsible for working with small groups of students or co-teaching parts of the lesson. They also plan for and teach their own small reading groups (using the SFA curriculum in grades K and 1, and a guided reading framework in all grades). Associate Teachers also gain experience leading an entire class of students and may be responsible for teaching a particular subject area such as Social Studies. Associate teachers are proactive members of our instructional team, filling in for lead teachers when they are absent, and collaborating with lead teachers in weekly meetings dedicated to lesson planning and the analysis of student achievement data. They also help create and implement behavioral management systems in our classrooms. Associate teachers also perform administrative duties as necessary, such as checking homework and preparing instructional materials. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from an unrivaled group of lead teachers and instructional leaders. The position has enormous room for growth.
Fort Worth Country Day seeks an enthusiastic, experienced Middle School Spanish teacher. Candidates should have more than 2 years of experience, preferably at the Middle School level. Significant cultural immersion in a Spanish-speaking country is desired. The candidate must be a team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. In order to cultivate the students’ interest in the subject, the candidate must utilize multiple methodologies in his or her teaching. In addition to classroom responsibilities, the desired candidate will need the skills to serve as a student advisor and bring interest, expertise and leadership in extra-curricular activities to our school.
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