Success Academy Jobs - Application Tips

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Success Mindset

We seek candidates with a bachelor’s degree and an outstanding record of academic achievement. Our ideal candidates exemplify these key characteristics:

Ready to Lead

You’re inspired to lead, and you measure your personal and professional growth by the leadership skills you acquire. Our organization is designed to encourage and reward leadership whether you’re in front of a class or working with colleagues.

Hard working

You’re driven to do your very best, and you’ve never been afraid to put in the hard work to achieve at a high-level. We provide incomparable support and mentorship, but you are ultimately responsible for your own success and the success of our scholars.


You care about making the world a better place, and you’re ready to dig in to make that happen. We’re redefining what’s possible in public education and we’re looking for like-minded people to join us.


We inspire students to become lifelong learners and expect you to be one too. You revel in your ability to grow and change according to need and welcome feedback and coaching that will help you achieve your goals.

Emotionally Intelligent

You build strong relationships based on trust with colleagues and students, and with parents, recognizing that they are an essential partner in our work. And you have the depth to navigate it all judiciously and empathetically.

Application Process

Step 1


Once you’ve found a job at Success Academy that speaks to you, submit your application. Strong writing is very important to us so take care with your application materials.

Step 2

Video Interview

If your application suggests that you are a strong fit for our organization, we may schedule an on demand-video interview. At this time, our team may also recommend additional positions that fit your skills.

Step 3

In-person Interview(s)

Every candidate will be invited for an in-person meeting if your qualifications fit the role. Depending upon the position, you may have one-on-one or group interview(s).

Step 4


If you are accepted for a school role, you will be placed at one of our 47 schools across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. All Network Office employees work at 95 Pine Street in Manhattan.

Your path to Success doesn't end with your first day —
we’re committed to helping you grow and progress within our organization.

Tips for Success

Do Your Homework

Familiarize yourself with our organization. All the information you need can be found here, on SuccessAcademies.org, on our social media channels, and in our virtual schools.

Share Your Story

Craft a well-written resume that communicates your skills and interest in Success Academy. Thoughtfully tailor your application materials to the position and our organization.


Don’t let a simple mistake detract from your application.

Impress During Your Interview

Be punctual and dress professionally for in-person interviews and video calls. If you are dialing into a phone or video interview, reserve a quiet space for the call, and check your tech in advance.

Contribute Thoughtfully

In a group interview, collaborate and share your perspective with fellow candidates.

Be Yourself

Relax and let us see who you really are! If you’re the right fit, we’ll find the position for you.

Connect with Us

Find out who you know at Success Academy! Connect with our current employees and join the conversation on LinkedIn to gain insight into our culture and dual mission.

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We are still hiring!

Our Talent Acquisition team is actively hiring now to fill teaching and other school roles for the 2020-21 school year and New Teacher Training will start in July. It is a great time to submit an application!

Why teach?

Big social impact. 
Millions of American children are locked out of economic opportunity because of unequal access to quality public schools. When you bring your passion and talent to the classroom,
you have an indelible positive impact on the students you teach, opening up opportunities and experiences that can change their lives.

Built-in community.
Teaching is the best profession to ease into your post-college life. Not only does it offer a competitive salary, great benefits, and plenty of days off, but you have a built-in community where you forge close bonds with talented, diverse, and mission-driven peers.

Transferable skills.
Teaching rapidly builds vital skills that are relevant in almost any field, including public speaking, project and time management, data analysis, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

Why teach at a public charter school?

Equitable opportunity. 
Charter schools are unzoned public schools that by law must admit anyone who applies by blind lottery. Charters provide educational opportunity to historically underserved families that have been unable to access great schools due to high tuition or real estate costs in high-performing school districts.

Entrepreneurial culture.
Charter schools are funded and regulated by the state but are run (in most states) by non-profit organizations. In exchange for strict accountability for academic outcomes, parent satisfaction, and fiscal responsibility, they are freed from layers of top-down regulation that too often hamstring district schools. The result is an entrepreneurial environment where educators have the flexibility to innovate and evolve to better serve children and families.

Alternative route to teaching. 
Education degrees are not required to start teaching in most charter schools. Top-performing charter school networks offer individuals of all backgrounds preparation and training grounded in research-based best practices rather than credits and credentialing.

Why teach at Success Academy?

Proving what’s possible.
Educators at Success Academy work in a dynamic, innovative culture to help kids fulfill their highest potential. Through their commitment, their love, and their drive for excellence, our teachers are empowering kids to lead the nation in academic achievement.

Immersive training.
Success Academy provides unprecedented support to its teachers, making a background in education unnecessary. New teachers receive 20 weeks of training each year, starting with an immersive summer experience, and receive daily coaching, feedback, and guidance from a team of leaders and mentors. For educators who have completed one year of teaching, SA offers the opportunity to pursue a free master’s degree in education.

Whole-child model.
SA teachers have the pleasure of educating the whole child: Leading kids on frequent field trips, watching their talents and passions bloom in daily science, arts, chess, debate, and sports, and cultivating their unique ideas in classrooms focused on learning by doing.

SA is fun!
We take our commitment to kids incredibly seriously, but we never forget to laugh. Each day at SA is filled with fun: From dance parties and dress-up days to celebrations and snowball fights, our educators go above and beyond to make the school day fun — for both scholars and adults!

SA is deeply committed to building a highly diverse community of educators and roughly half of our school staff are people of color. All of us benefit from having colleagues with a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. We cannot fulfill our mission of giving kids a world-class education without educators who reflect and enrich scholars’ lives with a diverse range of experiences and insights.

Leader for Equity and Change.
We are committed to helping educators across the country improve schools and close opportunity gaps. As innovators and thought leaders, we share our curriculum and approach on the Success Academy Ed Institute, provide free training and workshops for educators at The Robertson Center, and advocate to change policies that prevent children from having access to great schools.

Career Advancement.
SA is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization that recognizes, celebrates, and rewards strong performance. Educators who excel in their role enjoy rapid career growth.

What is the application deadline for the position of entry-level K-12 teacher to begin in July 2020?

We are currently accepting applications for the teaching role, and we hire for our summer 2020 start date on a rolling basis! We recommend applying as soon as possible to potentially secure a virtual interview in May. You can submit your application here. You can also refer a friend and earn $500 if he or she is hired. Learn more here.

What are SA’s plans for summer training and onboarding?

Despite the dire nature of this pandemic, educating kids must continue — and that means summer training must as well! Our New Teacher Training started on July 22. Note that this date is a change from the July 13 date that was communicated to candidates who accepted positions earlier in the year or last fall.

We are planning for every contingency, but for now, we are expecting that training will combine remote and in-person sessions.

COVID-19 Update: While SA schools have successfully transitioned to at-home learning for the time being, we are still actively hiring for next school year. Click here for details.