What We Look For
“As a Teaching Fellow, you are asked to juggle responsibilities, manage competing deadlines, and face the uncertainties and quickfire challenges of working in urban schools. The key to success in the job…is an ability to roll with the punches and keep your eyes focused on your end goal…Perseverance is what allows us to deal with each day in good humor, and to put in the hours that help drive the growth that we wish to see in our students.” Max Milder, Class of 2014.
Turning around schools requires powerful teachers. But that’s not all. A challenge like this demands the messy work of building networks of relationships and resources from all over the community.
Citizen Schools wants to take your curiosity, your bravery, and your passion and set it loose in a school community that is ready to work with you in creative ways.
If you’re up for a multidisciplinary service experience combining teaching, youth development, community-building, and data analysis that will change kids’ lives, change your life, and change the future of education in America, then you’re up for the Teaching Fellowship.
If you have the following qualifications, you may have what it takes to teach, serve, and grow with Citizen Schools:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Passion for Citizen Schools’ mission
- Demonstrated leadership, entrepreneurship and problem-solving experience
- Ability to build relationships and influence students
- Proficiency in languages spoken in the communities we serve