Position Title: Academic Year Faculty: 5th and 6th Grade ELA Teacher (multiple positions)
Reports to: Director of Teaching and Learning
Salary: $5800 for full academic year (September-May)
Steppingstone is a not-for-profit organization that develops and implements programs that prepare students from historically marginalized communities for educational opportunities that lead to college success. Steppingstone is seeking faculty for the Steppingstone Scholars Program, which prepares 5th-7th grade students from public, charter, and parochial schools in Boston to attend middle and high schools that provide a path to college. Once Scholars complete the Steppingstone Scholars Program, Steppingstone supports them in their academic and social development throughout middle and high school, and continues to support them through college to ensure their success and graduation.
Steppingstone is hiring ELA teachers in both 5th and 6th grades for our rigorous out-of-school-time academic program. The ELA teacher will develop students' literary analysis skills through the exploration of the selected novel while improving their reading comprehension skills (including fluency and vocabulary) and expository writing skills.
This Academic year we will have one day of remote classes (Wednesdays) and one day of in-person classes (Saturdays) each week. Candidates must be able to commit to the full academic year. Opportunity to serve as a bus monitor in the morning and afternoon on our bus that brings students to and from East Boston. Additional compensation will be offered for bus monitor duties. Inquire within, if interested.
Work Schedule and Location
Class Schedule, Fall Session: Sept 23-Dec 16 Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 (remote via Zoom) and Saturdays from 8:45-3:45 (in person at a Boston school location)
Class Schedule, Spring Session: Jan 20-May 4 Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 (remote via Zoom) and Saturdays from 8:45-2:45 (in person at a Boston school location)
Teach engaging lessons to 2 sections of 10-15 students each; you will meet with each section for 50 minutes on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Steppingstone will provide a curriculum guide for teachers to follow.
Co-facilitate Study Hall on Saturdays, providing academic and organizational support to students
Assign approximately 1 hour of homework per week (30 minutes per day)
Complete Scholar Growth Cards at the end of each term to update Scholars and their families on Scholar progress in class
Qualifications for Teaching with Steppingstone:
Teaching experience, a strong background in their subject area, experience differentiating classroom instruction
Experience with teaching standardized test preparation is preferred.
Independent school or Boston Public Schools teaching experience is preferred.
Graduate students will be considered; undergraduate degree is required. Certification is not required.
Demonstrates commitment to educational equity and college access
Demonstrates competency working with middle school students
Demonstrates ability to be flexible and respond appropriately in a fast paced environment
Excellent cross-cultural sensitivity and experience working with diverse populations
Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail
Excellent computer skills (experience with Zoom, Google Classroom, and Google Apps preferred)
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
As a condition of employment, all Steppingstone employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary and contract employees, and interns, must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines (fully vaccinated and boosted). To be considered up to date, individuals must have received two doses of the approved Pfizer/Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and remain up to date with all boosters recommended by the CDC prior to the finalization of the hiring process. Candidates who are offered the position will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination.
Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles, particularly those involving close contact with students, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. Steppingstone will engage in the interactive accommodation process on an individualized basis in light of each particular role.
To Apply: Please input your resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and how you learned about this position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Steppingstone Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap, as defined by law.