History Teacher, Promise Academy

Job Type

Full Time




1916 Park Avenue
Suite 212
New York
United States


When students enter HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools, we make a promise to help each and every one get to and through college. Everything we give our students—from world-class instruction and exceptional extracurricular activities to social emotional support and healthy meals—is aimed at fulfilling that promise. Our schools have a longer school day and year, helping us keep our kids safe and engaged, ensure their success in core subject areas, and give them an immersive, well-balanced education that includes exposure to the arts, daily physical activity, and field trips to museums, performances, sporting events and, of course, college campuses.

We are seeking a History Teacher. (Global History, US History, European History, etc.) The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ Promise Academy, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and a desire for working in a school setting that fosters a love for children.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the school’s academic standards are rigorous, clear, measurable, and aligned with New York State Learning Standards
  • Develop curricula and activities that are aligned with the academic standards
  • Develop assessments that measure progress toward the academic standards
  • Ensure that students master grade-level standards
  • Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
  • Incorporate direct instruction, discussion, projects and cooperative work to engage students, keep classes focused and infuse a lasting desire to learn
  • Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline, and refuse to tolerate classroom disruptions
  • Develop and use a variety of assessments (e.g., exams, written work, and public performances) that frequently measure student progress toward the school’s content and skill standards
  • Develop clear evaluation criteria and distribute to students prior to assignments
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Share responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities

Qualification, Skill and Knowledge Requirements

  • A dedication and commitment to the mission of HCZ Promise Academy
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years teaching experience is required
  • 2 – 5 years teaching experience in an urban school setting is desired
  • Must be willing to work Saturday’s during test prep season – additional compensation is provided
  • New York State certification for Grades 7-12 in subject area required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


We offer competitive salaries with performance-based bonuses, a comprehensive benefits package, and a low student-teacher ratio.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume HERENo telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE