Harlem Children’s Zone

Teaching Fellow, Promise Academy

3+ months agoNew York, NY



HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.



We are seeking a Teaching Fellow. As a Teaching Fellow, you will be paired with an experienced teacher, and receive professional development from academic coaches, while enhancing your teaching skills and building meaningful relationships with students and families. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ Promise Academy, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and a desire for working in a school setting that fosters a love for children.

When students enter HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools, we make a promise to help each and every one get to and through college. Everything we give our students—from world-class instruction and exceptional extracurricular activities to social emotional support and healthy meals—is aimed at fulfilling that promise. Our schools have a longer school day and year, helping us keep our kids safe and engaged, ensure their success in core subject areas, and give them an immersive, well-balanced education that includes exposure to the arts, daily physical activity, and field trips to museums, performances, sporting events and, of course, college campuses.

To support our teachers, we provide them with bi-weekly professional development, access to top-of-the-line technology, including a personal laptop, and Smartboards and tablets in the classroom. Additionally, our teachers are surrounded by colleagues and professionals—ranging from academic and instructional coaches and deans of students, to guidance counselors and social workers—all committed to ensuring the success for every child. As a teacher at Promise Academy, you will take your place in a team that seamlessly surrounds children in a safe, enriching environment, making sure they reach their full potential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with Lead Teacher on lesson planning and delivery of instruction
  • Assist students individually and in small groups to help them reinforce and master learning concepts
  • Monitor student engagement during lessons and apply refocusing strategies as needed
  • Incorporate direct instruction, discussion, projects and cooperative work to engage students, keep classes focused and infuse a lasting desire to learn
  • Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Share responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities
  • Opportunity to work Saturdays during test prep season – additional compensation is provided

Qualification, Skill and Knowledge Requirements
  • A dedication and commitment to the mission of HCZ Promise Academy
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Currently in a teaching graduate program and working towards a New York State certification required
  • Open to feedback
  • Exercises perseverance and grit
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills



We offer highly competitive salaries with generous performance-based bonuses, a comprehensive benefits package, and a low student-teacher ratio. To be considered, interested applicants must apply online or submit a cover letter and resume to promisecareers@hcz.org. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.



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Job ID: Harlem-TEACH01344

Perks and Benefits

  • Financial And Retirement
    • 401(k)
    • pension
    • performance bonus
  • Health And Wellness
    • health insurance
    • dental insurance
    • vision insurance
    • life insurance
    • short-term disability
    • long-term disability
    • wellness program
  • Office Life And Perks
    • flexible work hours
    • remote work opportunities
    • commuter benefits program
  • Professional Development
    • promote from within
  • Vacation And Time Off
    • leave of absence
    • paid vacation
    • paid holidays
    • personal/sick days
    • maternity leave
    • paternity leave