The Learning Community, a vibrant public charter school, seeks to hire individuals who are passionate about working with students in Rhode Island’s urban districts for our Education Fellowship program.
Education Fellows teach in classrooms across the state, giving our Fellows experiences to launch their careers while making a difference in the lives of our students. Education Fellows will make a clear and targeted impact on cohorts of students and their dreams for the future. Fellows serve as academic tutors and get to see firsthand strategies in the classroom, at recess and after school that will help close the achievement gap.
The Learning Community, an innovative urban K-8 charter school with an 85% poverty rate, 58% Spanishspeaking families and high student achievement, is a warm and welcoming school that believes deeply in the voices of teachers, students and families. The Education Fellows Program, a one-year opportunity for recent college graduates who seek professional experience in urban education and want to make a contribution to the lives of young learners. Candidates of color and bilingual candidates encouraged to apply. We strive to have a team that reflects the racial diversity of our students and families. It is important to us that our students can see themselves in the adults that surround them each day. The Learning Community is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.
DEADLINE: Apply by July 2017, rolling admission
FINANCIAL AWARD: Education Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,815 after completing their term.
TRAINING: Education Fellows receive intensive ongoing professional development from practicing experts in education. Fellows attend 3-6 weeks of training before teaching small groups and 2-3 hours of individualized training each week.
* excellent academic track record including college degree
* strong interest in public education, schools and out-of-school-time learning
* strong interest in social / emotional student growth of all students
* strong desire to learn and grow as a professional
* experience working with children and families
* demonstrated leadership ability
* excellent oral, written and organizational skills
* flexible, curious and goal-oriented personality
* sense of humor
* willingness to work as part of a dynamic team
* ability to take feedback and incorporate it quickly
* Spanish language skills a plus
Applicants must commit to an academic year of service beginning in Mid-August 2017 through June 2018, and must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or permanent resident.
AmeriCorps positions include extensive training, health coverage, a living stipend, child care allowance, student loan forbearance, and other benefits. Members will be eligible for an end-of-service education award of $5,815 upon completion of 1,700 hours of service. For more information: http://www.americorps.gov
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AS A TEAM MEMBER?
Warm and Professional Work Environment: We have an extremely upbeat, proactive and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is excited to be here each day. Open communication systems ensure every person has a chance to voice concerns and ideas about all aspects of the school. We are known for responding quickly to the needs of both students and colleagues. We have among the best family engagement in the state, and strong support from our community. For an example of our culture, check out this short video: http://vimeo.com/21956036 Unique Opportunities for Career Growth: We are known as a lab school where teachers who are interested in opening their classrooms to visiting learners or providing professional development services can do so for additional earned income. This is a unique aspect of our school and means our school community is always open and always growing.
Excellent Compensation: Competitive salaries and full-time team members enjoy 95% coverage of health care insurance. Shared Commitment to Educational Equity: Through their commitment to our families and our school’s mission, every team member creates and supports an environment for exploration, leadership and learning for both students and themselves. We are serious about proving that poverty is not a barrier to student success. We know that every student has
an important story to tell and deserves to be heard. 30% of our team speaks Spanish
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Math / Science Instruction
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Youth Services
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 1700 hours over one year