Job Opportunities

Each semester, Teacher Prep offers job placement workshops which guides participants on resume best practices, interviewing techniques, and job search procedures. Workshops are announced on our website as well as in The Daily Princetonian. We also welcome education job listings and invite representatives from independent and public schools to interview on campus (please email Anne Catena, Director of Professional Development Initiatives).

If you are a Teacher Prep alum and need to forward teaching records to a prospective employer, please visit our Records Request page for more information.

Employment Opportunities

Curriculum, Design and Innovation Coordinator

The Lab School at Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Position Summary: Responsible for optimizing the curriculum and programs of the school, ensuring they reflect the school’s mission and philosophy and are aligned with best practices; overseeing faculty professional development programs; and assisting in the effective management of the school. Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: Master’s degree in education, preferably with a focus in curriculum, instruction and elementary education; relevant teaching experience; knowledge of educational research and trends in elementary curriculum and instruction; familiarity with the uses of educational technology and student learning differences. Strong portfolio of curricular design achievements preferred. Skills: Strong interpersonal skills; a passion for elementary education and excellent teaching; ability to work effectively with and provide leadership to a diverse teaching staff; strong organizational skills; ability to balance and accomplish both day-to- day tasks and ongoing, longer term projects and responsibilities; excellent written and oral communication skills. Additional Information: This is a full-time academic year position.

Workshop Coordinator

Young Voices for the Planet (March 2018)
Pittsburgh
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This nonprofit organization is seeking someone with organizing, writing and social media skills to help coordinate four YVFP workshops in the Pittsburgh area. We seek an individual with creativity and a demonstrated passion for work that serves the public good, in particular, our mission, fostering youth self-efficacy and empowerment. Qualifications and experience: fluency with MSWord, Excel, Facebook, Twitter, Vertical Response, internet browsers and other social networking and social media; strong writing, public relations, administrative and organizational skills; self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; strong oral communication and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; film editing experience with Premiere would be a great asset but not a necessary requirement. Responsibilities: Research, Reach Out and Build Relationships with Pittsburgh area contacts; Provide administrative, technical, and communications support to the director; Leverage connections; Fundraising support; Workshops; Public Relations; Manage Databases; Work with film crews; Assist accountant; Organize film screenings; Create film clips with Premiere; Manage schedule and calendar; Set up exhibits and screenings at Conferences, Workshops, Museums & Science Centers; Put in place metrics for our website and facebook page. This is a part-time position for a 6-month – 1-year contract. Salary commensurate with ability and professional experience. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to YoungVoicesforPlanet@gmail.com, attn: Lynne Cherry, Director.

Administrative Assistant with Film Experience

Young Voices for the Planet
Washington, D.C. (March 2018)
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This nonprofit organization is seeking someone with organizing, writing, film editing and social media skills. We also seek an individual with creativity and a demonstrated passion for work that serves the public good and, in particular, our mission: fostering youth empowerment and environmental literacy. Qualifications and experience: fluency with MSWord, Excel, Facebook, Twitter, Vertical Response, internet browsers and other social networking and social media; strong writing, public relations, administrative and organizational skills; self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; strong oral communication and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; ideally, film editing experience with Premiere. Responsibilities (under the direction of and reporting to the Executive Director and Program Coordinator): Communication and Outreach; Provide administrative, technical, and communications support to the director; Leverage connections; Expand the reach of YVFP; Public Relations: Update media kit, website and facebook pages; Database Management; Collaborate with the Director and Board of Directors and keep in touch with the youth, musicians, editors, cameramen who have contributed to the YVFP films; Work with our attorney to track and finalize contracts; Help write reports; Confer with accountant; Organize film screenings; Transcribe films, edit and submit films to film festivals; Manage Calendar; Conferences and Workshops; Salary: $50,000 or commensurate with ability and professional experience. Possibility of part-time position. Location: Washington DC or Boston area with possibility of flex-time or working remotely. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to YoungVoicesforPlanet@gmail.com. Direct your cover letter to Lynne Cherry, YVFP Director.

VARIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS

MESA Charter High School
Bushwick section of Brooklyn
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MESA Charter High School, a community-based school in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. MESA is in its 5th year of operation and serves 465 students, most of whom are of Hispanic/Latino or African/African-American descent and qualify for free or reduced price lunch. Many of our students and their families are first generation immigrants and English is not their first language. Despite their struggles financially and their language barriers, our families work closely with us to ensure that their children get a high quality MESA education. And, our students push themselves year after year to make major strides in academic achievement. This past year, we graduated our first class of seniors and our graduation rate was 92%! 88% of the Class of 2017 went on to attend a 2-year or 4-year college! Our staff of 70 represents diversity in race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion. We have varied personal and work experiences prior to MESA and our differences are valued greatly. We are a melting pot of educators with a common vision: to graduate students who will internalize the connection between academic excellence, perseverance, and economic opportunity, empowering them to assert control over their professional futures. We teach a wide range of subjects and we are our students mentors, advisors and confidants in and outside of the classroom. If what you just learned about our amazing school resonates with you, we would like to connect you with MESA's Director of Culture and External Affairs, Traci L Douglas, so that you can learn more about MESA and the roles that best meet your interests and qualifications. In the meantime, we encourage you check out MESA's website (http://www.mesacharter.org) and all of the current job openings.

VARIOUS TEACHING & CO-TEACHING POSITIONS

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLACS)
Southwest Philadelphia
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Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLACS) was founded to address the need for community access to exceptional, leadership based education in the heart of southwest Philadelphia. Currently, SLACS supports just under 500 students in grades K-8 in single sex classrooms, leveraging research from the world- renowned Gurian Institute around socio-emotional learning and differentiation between the sexes, fueling growth, leadership and engagement for all students. Classrooms in grades K-2 are supported by two educators from the SLACS team – a lead teacher as well as a co-teacher, translating to more 1:1 student/teacher instructional time as well as increased opportunities for differentiated instruction for students. SLACS is seeking strong educators for SY 18-19 who are dedicated to increasing academic achievement for the students of southwest Philadelphia through the roles of Teachers & Specialty Area Teachers who serve as lead instructors supporting SLACS’s educational goals and objectives by focusing on high standards and achievement for all students, including those who are ELL and/or receive special education services. Ideal candidates have deep instructional knowledge, seek ongoing professional growth opportunities, and have an unwavering believe that all students can achieve at high levels regardless of background. Opportunities in Music, Gym, Art, and Technology for Specialty Areas. May be early career teachers (3-5 year of experience) or teachers with more than 5 years of experience working in urban school settings. We are also seeking Co-Teachers who are instrumental in providing daily reinforcement activities to improve students’ mastery of key skills under the direction of the lead teacher; have excellent opportunity to develop and hone instructional techniques with the support of an experience lead teacher. Ideal candidates have an unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels regardless of background. Have 1-3 years of work/teaching experience and/or are career changers with experience or interest in teaching in an urban school setting. Competitive salaries are based on education and experience. BENEFITS include: Medical, Dental and Vision Plan; Flexible Spending Account; 401K Matching Plan. EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Ten (10) Months, non-tenureable positions.

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Perea Elementary School
Memphis, TN
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Opening in Fall 2018, our new charter school will bring a unique, nationally-acclaimed elementary school model to Memphis. In partnership with the Momentous Institute (Dallas, TX) and Perea Preschool (Memphis, TN), Perea Elementary School will apply thoroughly researched best practice to prepare our students academically, socially, and emotionally for success today and tomorrow. We are currently searching for Founding Kindergarten Teachers for the 2018-19 school year. We will use a parallel teaching model with two lead teachers in every classroom. We are seeking talented, committed, and results-driven teachers who: Hold a Bachelor’s degree with a strong record of academic achievement; Possess a Tennessee Teacher License (or eligibility to obtain one); Demonstrate the utmost personal and professional integrity. Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@pereaelementary.org.

DEAN OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Perea Elementary School
Memphis, TN
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Opening in Fall 2018, our new charter school will bring a unique, nationally-acclaimed elementary school model to Memphis. In partnership with the Momentous Institute (Dallas, TX) and Perea Preschool (Memphis, TN), Perea Elementary School will apply thoroughly researched best practice to prepare our students academically, socially, and emotionally for success today and tomorrow. We are currently searching for a Founding Dean of Curriculum and Instruction who will oversee the implementation of academic intelligence programming, including curricula, curricular resources, assessments, and instruction. S/he will report to the Executive Director. We are seeking a talented, committed, and results-driven leader who: Is passionate about the compelling mission of Perea Elementary School; Has successfully and dramatically increased the academic achievement levels of low-income and minority students; minimum of three years’ experience preferred; Has a strong ability to plan thoughtfully and execute with attention to detail; Possesses strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build productive relationships with colleagues, students, and parents; Demonstrates the utmost personal and professional integrity; Holds a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) with a strong record of academic achievement and a Tennessee Teacher License (or eligibility to obtain one). Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@pereaelementary.org.