The East Harlem School at Exodus House is seeking Teaching Assistants for the 2020-2021 school year. Teaching Assistants will assist in classrooms from 9:00-1:00 on Monday-Thursday beginning on Tuesday, September 8th. College students and students who graduated from high school in 2020 are encouraged to apply.
Teaching Assistants will assist a full time faculty member in teaching a small class, or “team,” of 6-8 students and should be prepared to show considerable initiative and leadership as they juggle multiple responsibilities, interact with youth in and out of the classroom, and work closely with the EHS faculty and administration. In keeping with Covid-19 safety precautions and to minimize the risk of exposure, each assistant will only interact physically with one team of students and one full-time faculty member. Teaching Assistants will have the opportunity to be a part of all aspects of the school day including the academic and athletic programs as well as outdoor programming in Central Park and Randall’s Island one day a week.
Teaching Assistants must demonstrate a solid academic record and a desire to work with highly motivated youth from East Harlem and the surrounding communities. By working with The East Harlem School, assistant form meaningful relationships with students from East Harlem as well as veteran fulltime faculty members. Teaching Assistants gain experience as classroom teachers in a setting which is conducive to first-time teaching.
This is a part-time, paid position. The position does not offer a benefits package.
Our mission: The East Harlem School challenges students to develop a balanced physical, moral, and intellectual strength that they will use to adapt to change – and for the final purpose of creating and sharing lives of deep meaning, dynamic actions, and transcendent joy. We are a middle school, grades 4- 8, that recruits children from families with low income and the highest values, and we give preference to those who keep to the traditional belief that creative flight can only be sustained by grounded discipline.
Our history: Exodus House has been an anchoring and iconic institution in Harlem since its founding in 1963 by Reverend Dr. Lynn and Mrs. Leola Hageman as a drug rehabilitation center. Due to a heightened concern for the welfare and well-being of the community’s many underserved, at-risk children, Exodus House was converted in 1984 to an after-school and summer program facility. Then, in the fall of 1993, inspired by the steadfast commitment of the Hagemans to the East Harlem community, the couple’s sons, Hans and Ivan, opened an independent year-round middle school on the original Exodus House site to better address the critical needs of these children and their families. Today, EHS is chartered by the New York State Department of Education and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The East Harlem School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Teaching Assistant Position” in the subject line of your email. Candidates will be contacted for a Zoom and/or phone interview if they are being considered for the position.