Summer Teaching Fellow 2022

Uncommon Schools

About the organization

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 55 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

Duties

The Summer Teaching Fellowship (STF) is a paid 5-week teacher preparation program designed for rising college seniors (college juniors) who are committed to pursuing a career in urban education. Fellows gain the experience and support vital to develop, grow, and enhance their instructional skills. After spending time observing, learning, and supporting instruction, many Fellows receive and accept full-time offers to teach at Uncommon upon graduation.

The Summer Teaching Fellowship is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion commitment to attract, hire and retain aspiring teachers with a unique and specialized understanding and connection to historically excluded and underrepresented communities in education. 93% of Uncommon’s scholars and families identify as coming from communities of color. Today, over 50% of our teachers identify as members of people of color, more than double the national average. We believe students learn best when they can see themselves and their families reflected in the backgrounds and life experiences of their teachers and leaders. Our aim is to continuously improve in our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Qualifications

Current standing as an undergraduate college junior graduating in December 2022 or Spring 2023
U.S. citizen or legally eligible to work in the U.S.
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Full availability from May 23rd to June 24th, 2022
Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred but not required
Background or major in education is not required, though candidates should show a proven passion for working with K-12 students

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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