Full Time | Brooklyn, NY | Entry Level
Start Date: July 1, 2016
About Achievement First
Change requires change agents. Across our growing network of 30 high-performing public charter schools, our students in historically underserved communities enter our doors looking for a great education. We are looking for you. We are a network of innovators, of dedicated educators committed to pursuing excellence for ourselves and our students, of content nerds with a deep knowledge and love of subject matter, and of advocates with an unwavering commitment to inspiring all students to reach the high expectations that help them succeed.
We believe in the fierce urgency of now. In our classrooms, our students benefit from high-quality, rigorous and engaging instruction infused with a contagious enthusiasm for content and learning. Our students know they can and will achieve, and every day we work to provide them with opportunities for deep intellectual engagement across all subjects and content areas. Our students will graduate from top colleges and universities and then will have access all of the life and leadership opportunities that flow from a great education. Our students will change the world.
About the Role
As a teacher at Achievement First, you will be at the center of this work—engaging with hard-working students with unlimited potential. Here, you will be the driver of high-quality instruction that builds strong content knowledge and a lifelong love of learning. You will be your students’ champion who believes all students are capable of greatness and achievement far beyond what society has been conditioned to accept. You will be a demander of excellence for yourself and your students, the warm and unyielding classroom presence that encourages and accepts nothing less than students’ best and most thoughtful work.
At Achievement First, you will grow as a passionate and constant learner who thrives on feedback, enjoys regular one-on-one coaching and nurtures a voracious appetite for professional development. You will cultivate classroom cultures built on strong structures, communication and lasting relationships. Every day, you will shake the hands and contribute to the education of children who will go on to become first-generation college students and return to our communities as the next generation of game-changers.
As a teacher at Achievement First, your typical week would include the following, and so much more:
Professional learning, development and growth
Skills and Characteristics
Educational Background and Work Experience
Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.
Achievement First is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. You can learn more about diversity at Achievement First here: http://achievementfirst.org/about-us/diversity/
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