Teaching Assistant - Covenant School of Bridgeport

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Recruiting Organization: Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, AmeriCorps -- New York City & Connecticut

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, AmeriCorps (NDMVA) is seeking applicants to serve as a Full-time AmeriCorps Member at Covenant School of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT from January 2024-July 2024.

ND AmeriCorps Fellows are asked to commit to a two-year fellowship intended to develop their knowledge and skills as educational instructors. As a member of the NativityMiguel Coalition, Covenant School of Bridgeport is on an extended day program, running from approximately 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and includes a Summer Academy in the month of June-July.

AmeriCorps Fellows play an integral part in the life of the school, supports instruction in the classrooms, and receive training and support from the Principal and mentor teachers. I n addition to classroom instruction responsibilities. Fellows participate in the school’s advisory, athletics/activities, enrichment and service programs.

About Covenant School of Bridgeport

Covenant School of Bridgeport (CSB) provides young men, grades 5 through 8, who reside in underserved communities in Bridgeport, the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character, and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities. More information about the school can be found on the school’s website: www.CovenantSchoolBridgeport.org.

CSB is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees and actively seeks diverse candidates for employment. CSB does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • Provide instruction in subjects of the Fellow’s strengths (ELA, math, science, social studies) to a small class size of 5th or 6th grade students (15 boys per grade)
  • Serve as an advisor to small group of students
  • Supervise school-day activities
  • Supervise/lead/coach afternoon activities, e.g. Study Hall, sports and/or enrichment
  • Coordinate other school programs as assigned by the principal such as field trips, service projects, showcase events, celebrations, and similar
  • Participate in Summer Academy in mid-June to mid-July

Applicant Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree (teaching certificate not required).
  • Experience working with youth, middle school grades preferred.
  • A firm commitment to social justice and CSB’s mission.
  • Generosity of spirit, exceptional work ethic, flexibility, and a willingness to consistently learn.
  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

AmeriCorps Member Benefits:

  • Subsidized housing offered by the site
  • Living Allowance: Because Notre Dame- AmeriCorps is partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service, we are able to offer our members a yearly living allowance which is distributed bi-weekly over the 7 months term. The pre-tax figure for 2023-2024 is approx. $11,455.
  • The Education Award: Upon completion of a service term, AmeriCorps members receive a taxable education award of $3,447. The education award can be applied to qualified student loans or future education.
  • Student Loan Forbearance: Members of NDA are eligible for forbearance of federal student loans during their term of service. This means that while a member is serving, he or she does not make payments on his or her qualifying loans. In addition, the National Trust will pay the interest that accrues on the loan at the end of the term of service. For more information please visit Postponing Student Loan Payments and Getting Interest Paid
  • Optional Health Insurance: We provide optional healthcare while you serve with NDA.
  • Child Care: NDA members may also be eligible for child care benefits. The AmeriCorps Child Care Program covers up to the state’s local market rate for child care fees and makes payments directly to the member’s caregiver.

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

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Fee Amount: None

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