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Harlem Children’s Zone

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Promise Academy

New York, NY

Why Promise Academy? At Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) Promise Academy , we strive to be the best K-12 charter school within HCZ's cradle-to-career pathway of comprehensive services. Our relentless commitment to providing our children with quality instruction, exceptional extracurricular activities, and resources for families is a testament to our dedication to keeping our promise of excellence. Our impact goes beyond just transforming education in our country. We've also unlocked a new realm of possibilities for communities alike.

Imagine the impact you can make as an educator, empowering and inspiring young minds to achieve their utmost potential. By joining the Promise community, you're not just joining an institution, you're joining a powerful movement that aims to carve a path towards a prosperous future for our students, staff, and organization. Let's work together to achieve extraordinary accomplishments and create a promising tomorrow.

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We are currently seeking an Elementary Physical Education Teacher for immediate hire & the 24'-25' SY! The Physical Education Teacher will serve grades K-5. The Physical Education Teacher will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ Promise Academy, to get all our scholars to and through college. The ideal candidate cares deeply about children, respects the culture of Harlem's residents, and is eager to make an impact in Harlem and beyond. For more information, check out Want to Work at Promise Academy? Here's 7 Things You Need to Know .


  • Monday - Friday, 7:40 am - 4:00 pm

What you will bring

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years teaching experience required
  • Dedication and commitment to the mission of HCZ Promise Academy
  • 2 - 5 years teaching experience in an urban school setting is desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

What we will bring

To achieve exceptional outcomes for our scholars, we hire the best and brightest educators and administrators and offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in the industry. We believe they earn it and deserve it. The salary range for this position is $67,000 - $135,000. Incoming teacher salaries are determined based on their number of years of experience as a lead teacher, level of education (bachelor's, or master's degree), and certification.

Our exceptional benefits include:

  • Eligibility for up to $30K in student loan forgiveness after 12 months of employment
  • $6,000 sign-on bonus; $3,000 after 6 months and the remaining $3,000 after 9 months
  • $5,000 referral bonus for successfully referring a Lead Teacher
  • Additional compensation for extended learning opportunities
  • No-cost health insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-and long-term disability
  • Legal Insurance
  • Wellness discounts
  • Commuter benefits
  • Financial wellness perks
  • Career Advancement
  • Additional Benefits (Discounts on flights, hotels, theme parks, concert tickets, and more.)
  • Referral bonuses for successfully referring other staff (amounts vary)

In addition, we provide our educators with the resources they need to be successful. You will receive a personal laptop, smartboards, and tablets; bi-weekly professional development; and the support of a team of academic coaches, deans, guidance counselors, and social workers who are committed to ensuring the success of all our scholars.

What you will do

  • Teach and lead students in fitness and physical education
  • Increase overall physical and health awareness
  • Plan and implement physical education curricula and lesson plans
  • Develop a culture of teamwork, participation, and collaboration among students
  • Facilitate small group targeted instruction in different subjects as needed
  • Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
  • Follow the school's policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline, and refuse to tolerate classroom disruptions
  • Develop and use a variety of assessments (e.g., exams, written work, and public performances) that frequently measure student progress
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Share responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities; and
  • Opportunity to work Saturdays during test prep season - additional compensation provided
  • Other Considerations - Will be expected to provide supplemental instruction to scholars needing to meet academic proficiency during extending learning opportunities (Academic Hour/Saturday Academy).

Interview Process

  • Step 1: Apply
  • Step 2: Phone or zoom screen with a recruiter
  • Step 3: In-person demo and/or interview
  • Step 4: Final interview with the Superintendent and/or Deputy Superintendent
  • Results

Please note, we do not offer sponsorship for employment visa status for this position.

We strongly encourage only applicants who meet the qualifications to apply. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. No telephone inquiries or recruiters, please.

Harlem Children's Zone is an EOE.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: Harlem-PHYSI002642
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Performance Bonus
    • Pension
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within