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Find your calling.
Find your classroom.

Teachers for NYC Charter Schools connects talented individuals with dozens of public charter schools through a single application. All our teacher candidates and partner schools share a commitment to giving every student a life-changing education regardless of race, family income, or ZIP code. Our unique selection process highlights the strengths of educators and candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, matching teachers to schools where they can have long, rewarding careers. 

This year, candidates with strong content knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects are in high demand. If you have STEM experience, your application will be prioritized!

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Who We Are

Teachers for NYC Charter Schools is a network of non-profit public charter schools working to bring great teachers to kids and communities across New York City. We help talented teaching candidates find a school that fits their skills and career goals—and we give them a leg up in the hiring process by helping them identify and communicate their skills and life experiences to schools who will value them.

While each partner school has its own unique focus and culture, we all share the belief in the power of great teachers to unlock students potential and prepare them to achieve their goals.

Teachers for NYC Charter Schools was created by TNTP, a national non-profit with more than 20 years of experience recruiting great teachers to urban schools. With a deep understanding of the New York City education landscape, and a passion for helping schools find teachers who can make an immediate impact, Teachers for NYC Charter Schools brings strong talent into the NYC charter sector by using its data-driven hiring system to unearth qualities proven to lead to life-changing instruction.

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Our Values

1. Equity begins with challenging, engaging instruction.

Our schools are committed to challenging students and delivering engaging, Common Core-aligned instruction. We believe all kids deserve to be challenged and inspired with high expectations—regardless of their race, family income, or ZIP code. We’re looking for teachers who know that education equality begins with challenging, engaging instruction.

2. Teacher should reflect the diverse communities they serve.

As role models in their school communities, teachers should reflect the diversity of backgrounds and life experiences of their students. NYC schools serve more than 85% students of color. Yet too few students ever attend classes led by teachers who look like them. Our experience confirms the research: teacher diversity matters. Students taught by educators with similar life experiences do better academically, emotionally, and socially. We want diverse educators who have a commitment to giving every NYC student a great education.

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3. STEM education is critical for our changing economy.

Just one in four students from low-income neighborhoods is proficient in math, and only one in six is proficient in science. We are actively seeking educators excited about preparing students for careers of the future. We support our partner schools to find creative instructors to bridge the STEM divide for students across NYC. Our partners offer teachers a wide range of explorative STEM curricula that equip students with the skills to become the medical professionals and leading innovators of tomorrow’s economy.

4. All students deserve a supportive teacher that realizes their potential.

Only 60% of students with diagnosed disabilities graduate from high school, compared to 80% of students without a diagnosed disability. By pairing passionate teachers with partner schools achieving excellent outcomes for students we are moving the needle for communities and families. Teachers for NYC Charter Schools works alongside charter schools who strongly value college and career readiness and want to create equitable outcomes for students with unique learning needs.

Why Teach in Charter Schools?

New York City charter schools use their autonomy to give families—and teachers—innovative and diverse school choices committed to meeting NYC students’ unique needs. As one of the largest and most effective charter sectors in the country, NYC charter schools give teachers the chance to join a team of dedicated professionals making an outsized impact in their community.

Unfortunately, like all public schools, charter schools often face a shortage of high-quality teachers. Teachers for NYC Charter Schools aims to alleviate that challenge by connecting partner schools with talented individuals they may not have found on their own.

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Why Apply to Teachers for NYC Charter Schools?

From the communities and grade levels they serve, to their unique educational philosophy, our partner schools offer teachers diverse choices to find a school that is the right fit for them and the students they serve. Our unique screening process and trusted recommendation means your application will be prioritized by hiring managers. Get your application the attention it deserves with tailored hiring supports and resources to help you grow your career long-term in a New York City charter school.

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