198 Garden Street
Life Together is a ten-month fellowship and leadership development project that matches young leaders (21-32 years of age) with mission-based non-profit organizations, churches, and schools throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Life Together is a strategic initiative of The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and an affiliate program of the Episcopal Service Corps.
Esperanza Academy, located in Lawrence, MA, is a tuition-free, independent school in the Episcopal tradition for low income girls in grades 5-8. Esperanza Academy is 100% privately funded.
The Social Justice Teaching Fellowship is a partnership between Life Together and Esperanza. During their year with Life Together, fellows work for social justice, grow as leaders, and live in community with other fellows. In addition to teaching, fellows participate in regular leadership training and spiritual reflection.
Fellows will serve from August 15, 2018 through June 18, 2019, with a possible contract extension option for a second year.
About the position
The fellow will teach literacy, math and/or science and technology classes, coach in the athletic program, serve as an advisor to students, and perform other responsibilities related to teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate belief in the mission and philosophy of both Life Together and Esperanza Academy. The teaching fellow will be a person of high moral character with a generous sense of humor, determination and fortitude. The teaching fellow shall have the ability to work independently and cooperatively and be committed to goal-oriented leadership. Organizational, computer, written, and oral communication skills must be exemplary.
- A bachelor's degree is required
- Interest in teaching math and/or science and technology strongly preferred
- Teaching experience and work with urban youth is preferred, but not required
- Prior leadership experience is preferred
- A valid driver's license and car is preferred
Fellows receive housing, health insurance, a modest living stipend, and are eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award (to pay student loans or put toward future graduate school tuition). Fellows also receive extensive leadership training.
Housing, health insurance, and AmeriCorps Education Award eligibility
Minimum Education Required