413 East 144th Street
WHO WE ARE: Seton Teaching Fellows is an initiative of Seton Education Partners, participating in its mission to serve underprivileged children to develop the knowledge, character, and faith necessary to earn a college degree, pursue lives of value and integrity, and become saints. Co-founded in 2009 by KIPP Foundation co-founder Scott W. Hamilton and Teach for America alumna Stephanie Saroki de Garcia, Seton Education Partners is a response to the dramatic decline of urban Catholic schools in America, which have served the economically disadvantaged so well for decades. Seton Education Partners seeks to continue serving this demographic in an effective way. In August 2013, Seton Education Partners launched an innovative partnership between Brilla College Prep, a start-up “no excuses” charter school and El Camino after-school faith and enrichment program to serve disadvantaged children in the South Bronx who do not have the means to attend a Catholic school. The partnership has been incredible and the results from the program have been astounding. To keep this work growing exceptionally, Seton Education Partners created the Seton Teaching Fellows program, which provides an intensive service experience encompassing three programmatic pillars: faith, community, and education. Fellows, who are young, passionate, college-educated adults, have the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of this groundbreaking project to serve some of our nation’s poorest students in an unprecedented way, sharing their own gifts and talents as they teach their students’ hands, hearts, and minds. Fellows are committed to service, professional development, and a simple lifestyle in a supportive, spiritually-nourishing community. They teach or work at Brilla during the school day and support El Camino after school via teaching catechism and specials classes. Together, the fellows impact the academic and faith development of underserved children in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx, New York, the poorest congressional district in America.
DESIRED SKILLS: Candidates for the position must possess the following personal characteristics: You have unquestioned integrity and commitment to Seton Education Partner's mission and values; You take personal responsibility; You have a strong belief that all children can achieve both moral and academic excellence; You have a relentless drive for excellence; You have an unwavering determination to be better today than you were yesterday
The ideal candidate will bring experience and skills in the following areas: Results-orientation and the ability to get things done well; Ability to adapt in a school environment; optimism, perseverance, and a focus on problem-solving highly valued; Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and exhibit flexibility when working with children; Passionate about education and social justice and the optimism to see how it can help to transform an impoverished community; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Bachelor's degree required
- Work, teach or do academic support for elementary and middle school students during the normal school day at a high-performing charter school in the South Bronx (9 am – 3 pm).
- Teach in a faith formation extended-day program for elementary-aged students after school in the South Bronx (3 pm – 6 pm).
- Demonstrate professionalism in both roles (as a charter school and extended-day teacher), and work with colleagues, students, and families while displaying positivity and efficiency.
- Live in an intentional-faith community with other Seton Teaching Fellows (Please note: the program secures your living arrangements; fellows just pay a subsidized amount)
- If granted Americorps Status, keep track of hours and submit to site director (Please note: this affiliation includes the potential Americorps Education Award, which can be used to pay off student loans or put toward future education endeavors. This award is granted once the year of service is completed).
Benefits To Note: Americorps and Catholic Volunteer Network affiliation; incredible mentoring in the non-profit and education fields; frequent retreats; weekly formation; housing; flights covered to and from NYC; charter and after-school teaching experience; non-profit program experience; healthcare; loan deferment
Fellows are given housing plus a living stipend.
Level of Language Proficiency
English; Spanish speaking a plus
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please apply here: https://setonpartners.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=40