Tuesday, December 22, 2009

teaching fellowship job

Reply to: vdotoli@harlemacademy.org

Harlem Academy is an independent school for children whose aptitude for
success in higher education might otherwise go unrealized. Working in
partnership with parents, our goal is for each student to attain the level
of academic achievement and personal development required to enter and
thrive at a top secondary school, while setting a course for life-long
learning and contribution to our world. The school's approach incorporates
a longer school day, small class size, team teaching, differentiated
instruction, experiential learning, and character development. The school
opened in 2004 with a small first grade class. Currently, we serve 87
students in first through sixth grades and continue to add one grade each

Job Summary:
All Harlem Academy fellows serve as teachers, organizers, collaborators,
and role models in a dynamic learning environment. All candidates must
possess a strong commitment to the school's mission, strong written and
oral communication skills, and successful experience maintaining a
professional work ethic.

Teaching fellows are expected to have leadership experience with elementary
school age children (especially with economically and culturally diverse
populations). Teacher training and experience with athletics (particularly
soccer, track, or lacrosse), the arts, Spanish or Latin, and/or other
academic areas also preferred.

Administrative fellows are expected to have a strong interest in
not-for-profit management and willingness to multi-task. Responsibilities
may include admissions outreach, curriculum research, classroom assistance,
reception, graphic design, technology support, and whatever else it takes
to help the program succeed.

The school offers a challenging and supportive work environment, leadership
and professional growth opportunities, health benefits, and a monthly
stipend of $2,000. The school has decided to add at least one additional
fellowship to begin on or about Jan. 4, 2010, running through June 30,
2010. Daily responsibilities are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with occasional
work outside of regular hours. Several fellows have been hired into senior
fellowship and teaching positions upon completion of their initial
fellowship, and opportunities for advancement will exist for this year's cohort.

To Apply:
Please visit our Web site at www.harlemacademy.org for more information.

Applicants are asked to submit via electronic mail an introduction letter and
resume to Vincent Dotoli at vdotoli@harlemacademy.org (attn: Fellowship).
Cover letters should be no more than two pages and should describe your
interest in and capacity for contribution to specific areas of the school