#HiringNow: Still hiring for School Year 2020/21
The team at Success Academy is facing the Coronavirus crisis with a robust response to protect our families and staff — and to ensure that scholars continue to learn at a high level. Our entire enterprise has gone remote and we launched online learning for all 18,000 of our scholars on March 19. Hiring for our schools has not slowed down. Our new teacher training for the 2020-21 school year commences in July and our Talent Acquisition team is actively filling teaching roles and other positions now. We encourage you to submit an application and someone will reach out to you right away!
Thanks to the ingenuity, talent, and can-do attitude of our educators, the transition has been as smooth as is possible in these challenging circumstances. We are committed to delivering an outstanding remote learning experience for our kids and the work of our educators, who are embracing the challenge with courage and resourcefulness, has been nationally lauded.
Success entered the Covid-19 crisis particularly well-positioned for remote learning thanks to several distinctive features of our schools. SA teachers already worked with a centralized and fully digitized curriculum and accessed daily lesson plans and classroom materials on an internal online platform. Our scholars from grade four onward complete schoolwork and receive feedback electronically on school-issued Chromebooks, and in April, we distributed tablets with styluses to all scholars in grades K-3.
Our educators have SA-issued Macbooks with a full suite of applications that include BlueJeans for video-conferencing, Slack for instantaneous messaging, and Trello for cross-team project management. With these resources, they have been able to continue to plan and collaborate with colleagues around a shared curriculum, receive coaching and training from instructional leaders, and deliver a full schedule of great online instruction to our scholars.
Our schools are distinguished by a robust culture of partnership, teamwork, and strong relationships between adults, kids, and families. This culture has carried over to remote schooling and our educators continue to work in close collaboration with each other and SA families and to enjoy support and camaraderie within a close-knit professional community.
The remote learning experience has shifted my perspective for the better. SA has made the transition from traditional to remote teaching completely seamless. While this pandemic has stripped me of precious moments spent with my scholars in the classroom, I'm grateful for the space, technology, and SA's willingness to allow me to keep doing what I love.
Working at Success Academy has given me so many opportunities. Being around the scholars (both remotely and in-person) has been just an amazing experience. It is beyond impressive that SA gives scholars the ability to learn debate at such a young age. The program provides fundamental life skills that they will take with them into the real world.
Attend one of our virtual Information sessions for more information on our career opportunities. The next session is on May 27, 2020. RSVP today!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Diversity. 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.
Support for teachers in the remote environment is similar in many ways to support on our campuses. We have found that the biggest difference is that teachers require less help in the area of classroom management, thus support is even more targeted on content, planning, and instructional strategies. Teachers, including first-year teachers, receive coaching and feedback from instructional leaders in the following ways:
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.
The most important thing we are doing for equity in the time of COVID-19 is providing a robust remote schooling experience for our scholars and holding ourselves accountable for their learning. Despite the pandemic, we are committed to ensuring our kids continue to learn and achieve mastery over essential skills and knowledge so they can progress and excel academically. We have also shared our approach to remote learning with other educators and parents, and we share online resources through the Robertson Center and the SA website.
Explore our approach, 45 schools, virtual schools, and more on SuccessAcademies.org
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.