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How to Apply

After our thorough screening process, your application will be considered by hiring managers at all 15 consortium members' charter networks, in over 85 schools.

Are you ready?

Find the right school for your skills and interests. Give students a life-changing education.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2018-2019 school year teaching positions. Our application will reopen in December. Click the "Create an Account" button below to receive updates on the 2019-2020 school year application!

In the meantime, visit this page to learn more about teaching in NYC charter schools, and reach out to us via the contact form if you have any questions!

Application Process

Great teachers play a vital role in helping students realize their potential—that’s why our program is highly selective. Our rigorous application process will help us—and you—determine if you’re a good fit for the partner schools that are part of the Teachers for NYC Charter Schools consortium. There are two parts to the selection the process: the online application and the recorded video interview. If you demonstrate a fit with Teachers for NYC Charter Schools through selection, you will be invited to become a priority candidate in the hiring process of partner schools.

1. Application Submission

To apply for a teaching position at our 15 charter partner school networks through Teachers for NYC Charter Schools, you only need to submit one application. We’re looking for educators who share our commitment to give all NYC students a challenging and engaging education, regardless if you hold a teaching certificate.

Our application includes a combination of background information questions as well as several short essay questions. We also ask about subject area preferences and educational background so we can assess what subject areas you may be eligible to teach. An important component of our written application is your submission of a tailored resume. For more information on how to craft an effective resume, view our tips here

We recommend reserving time to reflect on the essay questions prior to submitting your application and proofreading your responses and resume before submitting. The entire application will likely take you about one to three hours to complete.

Once you create an account on our online application platform, you will receive an applicant toolkit that includes additional guidance and tips for completing a high-quality application. 

Sign up for an online info session to learn more about how to prepare a high quality application!

2. Screening

Your application will be carefully reviewed based on our shared criteria for the role and basic fit. You will be notified if you are invited to submit a video interview.

3. Video Interview

Candidates who have the skills and passion to help us meet our vision for great teaching and learning will be invited to participate in a pre-recorded video interview on the platform VidCruiter. You’ll record your responses to scenario-based questions about your knowledge, skills, and commitment to NYC’s students. You can expect the video interview process to take you about one hour to complete.

4. Referral for Interview

Exceptional applicants will be offered acceptance into the Teachers for NYC Charter Schools candidate pool based on the strength of their application interview, subject area eligibility, and the hiring needs of the charter schools in our consortium. By joining this candidate pool, you become part of an exceptional cohort of teacher candidates that our 15 partner charter school networks are eager to interview and hire. If offered a spot in our candidate pool, your information will be made available to all partner charter schools, and you will receive individualized hiring supports to ensure you are best prepared to interview with schools that may be a great fit. 

Partner charter schools will reach out to you to follow up on your application and video interview, as well as conduct final interviews to determine your potential fit in their school communities. Hiring is done through a process of mutual consent, and our program does not guarantee positions or place candidates in schools—it is up to both partner schools and candidates to determine if a teaching position is a good fit.

Application Timelines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply as early as possible. The entire application, selection, and offer process takes from approximately 2-3 weeks. While individual application timelines will vary by candidate, the table below provides typical application timelines based on when you submit your application. To ensure you’re receiving all communications from our office, we encourage you to add “Teachers for NYC Charter Schools” to your Safe Sender list.

Submit Online ApplicationBy deadline
Video Interview Invitation
Invitations are typically sent within 2-4 days of application submission.

2-4 days
Submit Video Interview
You have five days from the date you are invited to submit your video interview. The faster you complete your video interview, the sooner you will have the opportunity to connect with partner schools. 
1-5 days
Receive Notification
You will be notified of whether or not you are invited to join our candidate pool and connect with partner schools within five-to-eight days of submitting a video interview.
5-8 days
Accept or Decline Offer
We ask applicants to enroll within two days of receiving an offer to join our candidate pool. Depending on how much time is left in the enrollment season, we may accommodate brief extensions. 
2 days