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.
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.
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.
Charter schools are unzoned public schools that by law admit anyone who applies by blind lottery. Charters provide educational opportunities to low-income families and communities of color that have historically been unable to access great public schools due to real estate costs in high-performing districts and de jure or de facto segregation.
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.
Proving what’s possible.
Educators at Success Academy work in a dynamic, innovative culture to help kids fulfill their highest potential. SA schools lead the city, state, and nation in academic achievement, thanks to our scholar’s talent and hard work, their teacher’s commitment and drive for excellence, and a progressive model that sets centers student thinking and sets a high bar for rigor.
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.
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.
Success Academy is unique in having a dual mission: to build exceptional, world-class public schools and to advocate for practices and policies that give all kids access to great schools. As innovators and thought leaders, we share our curriculum and provide free training and workshops across the country, and we advocate for policies that increase access to excellent public 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.
There’s no specific college major required to become an SA teacher. Success Academy provides world-class training and unparalleled support to help teachers reach their highest potential.
Teaching is a great first step in any career. You’ll draw on the content knowledge you developed in college and have an enormous positive impact, while building skills relevant to any field, including project management, leadership, public speaking, data analytics, and time management.
Success Academy offers its teachers competitive salaries, generous paid time off, comprehensive health plans, employee wellness programs — including free fitness classes — and retirement benefits.
We recommend the documentary The Lottery to get a sense of what’s at stake for New York City kids and families as they seek out a great school. For reading, Founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz is a particular fan of the book The Classroom Management Secret by veteran teacher Michael Linsin. New SA teachers read this book and learn its methods during summer training — it is short, digestible, and offers a succinct how-to guide for creating classrooms where kids are engaged, invested, and having a great time. Finally, you might also read The Education of Eva Moskowitz to gain a deeper understanding of SA’s mission and the activism that enabled us to grow to 45 schools.
Advise all interested candidates to apply for a current opening on our website: SuccessCareers.org.
If you are not a current employee, candidates must select “I was referred” and choose “By A Non-Employee”. HCSS will reach out to the candidate for the non-employee’s contact information once the bonus eligibility period has been satisfied.
If you are a current employee, candidates must select “I was referred” and choose “By A Current Employee” and list employee’s name and email address.
The reward grants a $500 bonus for referring any candidate who is hired for any full-time position throughout our network. (All monies are subject to relevant federal, state, and city taxes.)
You will receive your referral bonus once the referred full-time candidate has been employed at Success Academy Charter Schools for 90 days and in good standing. A member of our HR Team will contact you near the 90-day mark to request up-to-date contact information to ensure that we can mail your bonus in a timely manner.
Referral bonus cannot be issued for candidates that were hired through a staffing agency.
In addition to reaching out directly to those you think may be interested, consider sharing posts from our LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter on your own social media pages. Remember that if someone applies after seeing your post, they will still need to list you as a reference.
Please note, only one person can be listed as a referral.
COVID Update: SA schools will be back on campus for the 2021-22 school year!