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AmeriCorps Resident Teaching Fellow - Cornelia Connelly Center

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ORGANIZATION: Notre Dame Americorps- New York City

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The Resident Teaching Fellow Program at Cornelia Connelly Center (CCC) is a dynamic, service opportunity for passionate individuals to spend up to two years in the field of urban education, while living and working in a community in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Resident Teaching Fellows are recent college graduates who are committed to creating social change through service immersion, particularly in New York City. From the beginning, CCC has been shaped by our fellows: men and women who believe that access to quality education for every student is at the heart of enacting social justice.

What is Cornelia Connelly Center?: Cornelia Connelly Center champions under-resourced girls, empowering them to realize their full potential from 4th grade through college and beyond. CCC offers a thirteen-year program to girls living in poverty, partnering with each student and their family from fourth grade to college graduation. Through Connelly Middle School of the Holy Child (CMS), students in grades four through eight receive a joyful, holistic education. Our Graduate Support Program (GSP) serves CMS alumnae, persistently committed to their high school success and college completion. With Cornelia Connelly Center, a young woman learns to shine - transforming her life and our world

​What does it mean to be a Resident Teaching Fellow at CCC?: Resident Teaching Fellows are AmeriCorps service members at our Center who receive professional development, training and experience in the field of faith-based, urban education. Delivering key elements of CCC's program such as classroom instruction, community building activities and enrichment opportunities, Resident Teaching Fellows gain valuable exposure to the inner workings of a school and a non-profit in the Holy Child tradition. Resident Teaching Fellows are held to the same professional expectations as other Center employees, joyfully exhibiting an 'above and beyond' spirit for our students and their success. They also provide essential support to all aspects of CCC's program, including taking on active roles in our summer and after school programs.

In addition to professional responsibilities, an integral aspect of the Resident Teaching Fellow Program at CCC is living in community. Through this community, the Resident Teaching Fellow Program creates an atmosphere of collaboration, support and mutual learning. Sharing a living space on the top floor of the Center, Resident Teaching Fellows commit themselves to be active and positive participants in their living community. They are expected to establish and uphold community norms and share in weekly chores. Resident Teaching Fellows share a kitchen and living area, and each have their own bedrooms.

​What are the responsibilities of a Resident Teaching Fellow? : The role of Resident Teaching Fellow Teacher is a service position. By its nature, this opportunity is demanding, requiring Resident Teaching Fellows to put the needs of those we serve above their own on a regular basis. While it is recognized that the Resident Teaching Fellows may have little or no teaching experience, they are expected to be flexible and willing to respond to the needs of our students, graduates, and Center as a whole. This includes, but is not limited to:

Academic Responsibilities

  • Work with a co-teacher to design and revise unit plans & daily lesson plans to align with Common Core Standards
  • and interim assessment data
  • Provide timely feedback on student work and utilize data to inform instruction
  • Facilitate small-group instruction to specific groups of students as needed
  • With a co-teacher, develop and implement a trauma informed classroom management system that reinforces CCC values and creates a positive class environment
  • With a co-teacher, work collaboratively with the learning specialist to support students with an ISP (Individualized Education Service Plan)

Non-Academic Responsibilities

  • Supervise daily activities including snack, lunch, recess, study hall, etc.
  • Co-lead a homeroom class and serve as an advisor to a small group of students
  • Regularly communicate with parents about student progress
  • Facilitate parent/teacher conferences
  • Lead extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student events as directed
  • Attend and lead various Center-wide functions throughout the year, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Spend at least one summer working at CC's four-week summer camp, either in NYC or at Rosemont College

General Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to build an excellent school and Center culture
  • Demonstrate professionalism and respect at all times
  • Be open to growth, seeking to constantly improve instructional practices
  • Willingly receive and apply feedback
  • Share unique gifts and talents to enrich the broader CCC community
  • Go above and beyond to contribute to the overall Center environment
  • Get things done

Training and Preparation

  • Attend CCC staff orientation in August, as well as regular staff meetings
  • Participate in monthly professional development opportunities which can include weekend sessions
  • Attend two overnight staff retreats and one overnight AmeriCorps conference
  • Attend quarterly AmeriCorps meetings with AmeriCorps Site Coordinator
  • Accumulate AmeriCorps hours through the end of July assisting in summer projects

​What qualifications are required?

  • Bachelor's degree with strong academic record (all majors welcome)
  • Love of learning
  • Passion for working with children/adolescents living in poverty
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to improve the lives of students in and out of the classroom
  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

1 Shift

  • 07:45 AM to 05:00 PM
    Full-time, Monday through Friday

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About Notre Dame Americorps- New York City


501 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239, US

Mission Statement

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers believes that education is the central tool in the struggle for human dignity, self-esteem, and willpower. We seek to build community among our members, as well as the people with whom we work by reaching out across culture and class. We are committed to helping people help themselves. Our goal is to promote and encourage education, community empowerment, leadership development and multicultural harmony.


NDMV teams serve with local partners to expand access to education. NDMV’s primary approach is to offer small-group and 1-on-1 instruction. Members serve in crowded classrooms and community centers. Notre Dame AmeriCorps members serve full-time for 11 months. A local site director oversees and supports members. During the service year, AmeriCorps members receive professional development in the form of biweekly team meetings, a training conference in Maryland, and opportunities for additional training and retreats.


  • A living allowance of $17,000 pre-tax
  • $6,495 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to repay student loans or for future education
  • Health insurance and childcare, if eligible
  • Forbearance of eligible student loans during the year of service
  • Bi-weekly professional development meetings and local orientations Three-day national training event addressing classroom tools and social justice issues


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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This opportunity has 1 shift


220 East 4th StreetNew York, NY 10009



  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • August 16, 2024 - June 30, 2025; Full-Time (35-40 hrs/wk); 1700 hours minimum
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; Be at least 18 years old; Have a Bachelor's Degree; Be able to serve full time (1,700 hours) over an eleven month period (40 hours / week)

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