Company: Hackley School
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Employment Type: Internship
Date Posted: 01/12/2021
Expire Date: 03/12/2021
Job Categories: Education
Hackley School seeks to recruit, hire, train, and support a small cohort of talented early career educators to be Teaching Fellows.
The ideal candidate is an aspiring educator with a demonstrated interest in teaching and working with students, while also helping to broaden the experiences, perspectives, and identities present within Hackley’s faculty. A college degree, not necessarily in education, is required. This program would also be appropriate for early career professionals looking to change fields and gain experience in education prior to seeking a full-time role.
Hackley is creating a 12-month program to run from July 1 through June 30 of the subsequent year. Beginning in July, Teaching Fellows will serve and be trained as members of the faculty for Hudson Scholars, Hackley’s multi-year academic support and enrichment program for middle school students from the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns district. Teaching Fellows will be housed on campus for the majority of the summer. (Longer term subsidized school housing may subsequently become available, but is not guaranteed.) Fellows may apply for full-time positions at Hackley in a subsequent year should there be a suitable opening.
Teaching Fellows earn a salary of $36,000 and are eligible to receive health insurance. Additionally, upon completion of the program, the Teaching Fellow would receive a $5000 taxable stipend towards student loan repayment or future academic studies. Teaching Fellows are eligible to receive subsidized school housing, depending on availability of suitable apartments. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided when classes are in session.
Once Hackley resumes classes in the fall, Teaching Fellows will begin a rotation designed to provide a broad exposure in different areas of a K-12 school. Teaching Fellows will work in different divisions and possibly different departments during the year, the specifics of which will be determined by the interest of the Teaching Fellow and the needs of the institution. Teaching Fellows will observe experienced teachers, work with mentors, and have the opportunity to gain valuable teaching and supervisory experiences. Once suitably trained, Teaching Fellows may be called upon to serve as substitute teachers on a short-term basis.
Beyond the classroom, Teaching Fellows are welcomed to coach and/or support non-academic functions, depending upon their background, interests, and Hackley’s needs. Many of these roles come with additional compensation.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials to be considered for this program:
• Cover letter, resume, and transcript
• Written responses to the following supplemental questions (250 maximum word limit per prompt):
o What intrigues you about teaching at an independent school? What hesitation do you have?
o Describe an impactful educational experience - positive or negative - that influenced your desire to pursue a career in education.
o Why are you attracted to Hackley’s Teaching Fellowship?
Please send materials to Michael Wirtz, Head of School,at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention Hackley School Teaching Fellowship in the subject line.