Educator Roles, Development and Grant Opportunities
Looking for a Role in a K-12?
2018 Resume Pool: Interested in teaching in New Jersey or thinking about making a move? We are pooling together resumes to help better connect you with New Jersey schools looking for teachers, mid-level and school-wide leadership. If you are interested in participating, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reach out to set up a time to discuss further what you are looking for in a school, certification steps and opportunities available to our alumni. We get requests every day from schools and partners across New Jersey looking to connect with our alumni, the resume pool is one way to provide better access and ensure that the students in our communities continue to have the excellent education they deserve.
*Also keep an eye out for invitations to March alumni networking events in North and South Jersey!
Newark Public Schools (NPS): Newark Public Schools has an incredible opportunity to transform the school system into one that ensures that all of its students graduate to succeed in the college or career of their choice. This is an ambitious goal, and to get there we need the most knowledgeable, talented and dedicated teachers to apply! We are actively looking for certified teachers in the following subject areas: Bilingual Education, English, Mathematics, Science (All Subjects), Art, Dance, Teacher of the Deaf, English, Music, Academic Interventionist (Math Certified), and Special education http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/departments/talent/job-opportunities/
Foundation Academies - Trenton : Foundation Academies are looking for great talent for a wide variety of roles, including math! Check out the available roles here and reach out to Lolade Onashile, Director of Talent Recruitment, email@example.com, to find out more! Learn more about Foundation Academies here.
Christina Seix Academy - Trenton CSA is an innovative urban Pre-K-8 independent school focused on providing students from underserved communities with a holistic education, critical habits of mind, and an engaging learning environment. Apply Here
College Achieve Public Charter - Paterson College Achieve Paterson is growing at the rate of two grade levels a year, which means we are looking for great teachers and teachers who are interested in becoming leaders one day. To learn more about our exciting job opportunities APPLY HERE!
Lead Charter School - Newark Our innovative model reengages young people via active participation in rigorous and relevant content and standards-driven, competency-based instruction aligned with emerging market demands. Apply Here.
BRICK Academy - Newark Thanks to a USDOE Promise Neighborhood Grant, BRICK is looking to fill many critical roles both in the classroom and at director level roles. Some immediate roles (As of 1/16/2018) are
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Communications
Director of SEL and SPED
Director of Evaluation
Director of the Family Hub
Director of the Family College
To learn more about our exciting job opportunities Apply Here
Great Oaks Legacy - Newark To learn more about our exciting job opportunities Apply Here
People's Prep - Newark To learn more about our exciting job opportunities Apply Here
Marion P. Thomas - Newark To learn more about our exciting job opportunities Apply Here
North Star - Newark To learn more about our exciting job opportunities Apply Here
Roseville Community Charter - Newark To learn more about our exciting job opportunities Apply Here
KIPP New Jersey: There are lots of exciting opportunities to teach in KIPP New Jersey! Check KIPP's opportunities in both Newark and Camden to find more about open roles!
Camden Pathway to Leadershiip in Urban Schools (Camden Plus) is a two-year principal certification program that trains accomplished educators to be transformational school leaders who can raise student achievement in high-need Camden schools.. Apply here
Teach CCSS-Aligned English Online to Elementary Students in China! VIPKID is looking for energetic, motivated TFA alumni (in any profession!) to teach English online to elementary students in China. This is a great part-time opportunity to diversify your teaching experience or simply reconnect with students in a fun, engaging way! Please learn more here, apply here, and email us here with any questions. Thank you!
About VIPKID: Founded in 2013, VIPKID’s mission is to provide the American elementary school experience to Chinese children online. VIPKID currently has 30,000+ active students and 3,000+ active teachers, and recently raised $100M from top investors including Sequoia Capital, Learn Capital, and Bryant Stibel (Kobe Bryant's venture capital fund).
Teacher and Leader Professional Development and Resources
Mentoring a 2019 corps member Ever wish you had had an extra year to prep for your classroom experience? Nearly 1,300 college juniors will be accepted into the 2019 corps and will have this extra year. We want to make it count by connecting them with experienced corps members and alumni teachers. Early admits are eager to learn about the classroom experience and what it looks like to be a teacher. Are you interested in mentoring a 2019 corps member?Sign-upby March 31!
School Leader Speaker Series- Call for presentations and topics.
In celebration of our 25th anniversary in New Jersey, we are launching a School Leader Speaker Series where we hope to highlight the incredible work of our alumni school leaders in the state. If you have a topic related to school leadership you wish to share with the rest of our network we would love to highlight and help you disseminate to our TFA-NJ family. If you are interested or want more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black History Month, Resource Guide for Educators and Families form Border Crossers
Today, we still see the absence of Black history and experience in our textbooks, required readings, STEM, and overall curriculum of our educational system. As we enter February, Border Crossers is providing resources to be used beyond the scope of this one month. Unless Black history is taught throughout the year, it perpetuates an “othering” of Black Lives and Black students and is also a manifestation of anti-blackness. Ensuring the ongoing integration of Black history and experiences throughout all curriculum is imperative as educators continue to uplift every student and reinforce that Black Lives Matter every day. For resources click here
The National Women’s Law Center created the Let Her Learn campaign to raise awareness of schools unfairly pushing out Black girls. Their analysis found that Black girls are suspended for minor matters like “having an attitude” or “talking back.” These so-called violations are often informed by stereotypes and bias. The result? More frequent and harsher punishment for Black girls. One may ask: Do my local schools treat girls of color fairly? Download the full toolkit (PDF) here. And find out how you can share it with school leaders. A full suite of resources is available here.
The Urban Principals Academy @ Lehigh (U*PAL), which is a national partner with Teach for America, is currently forming its 5th cohort which will begin in late June of 2017. U*PAL is a highly unique Ed. Leadership master's program which meets for two 5 week summer sessions spanning 13 months. U*PAL's cohorts are purposely kept small with a limit of 24 each year. Approximately 35% of the students in our first 4 cohorts are TFA folks. If you would like more information about this program,check out the U*PAL Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Principals-Academy-at-Lehigh-UPAL-374135872720459/ and reach out to Jon Drescher, Director of U*Pal
Education Grant Opportunities ► Fellowship & Grant Opportunity for NJ Alumni Teachers! Applications are due by April 6th Do you have an idea for your classroom or school but need additional funds to make it happen? The Amanda Rose Laura Foundation, named in honor of TFA alumnus Amanda Laura, wants to fund projects that will allow teachers to better serve their students.