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ENL Teacher, Promise Academy (Immediate Hire)

Harlem Children's Zone
Church Street, New York
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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HCZ Promise Academy

ENL Teacher, Promise Academy

Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) Promise Academy - a top-performing K-12 charter school within HCZ's cradle-to-career pathway of comprehensive services - seeks ENL Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year!

The ENL Teacher will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ Promise Academy: to get all our scholars to and through college. The ideal candidate cares deeply about children, respects the culture of Harlem's residents, and is eager to make an impact in Harlem and beyond.

For more information, check out Want to Work at Promise Academy? Here's 7 Things You Need to Know.

Who you are
  • Dedication and commitment to the mission of HCZ Promise Academy
  • Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years of teaching experience is required
  • 2 - 5 years of teaching experience in an urban school setting is desired
  • New York State certification for the subject area required (TESOL/ENL/ESL)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

What you'll do
  • Schedule Monday - Friday, work hours 7:40am - 4:00pm
  • Ensure that the school's academic standards are rigorous, clear, measurable, and aligned with Common Core State Standards
  • Develop lessons 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
  • Opportunity to work Saturdays during test prep season - additional compensation provided


To achieve these exceptional outcomes, we hire the best and brightest educators and administrators and offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in the industry. We believe they earn it and deserve it.

Our exceptional benefits include:
  • Student loan forgiveness of up to $30,000
  • Signing and commitment bonuses for lead teachers
  • Additional compensation for after-school participation
  • Annual performance bonuses for select roles
  • Deferred bonus programs
  • Retirement plans
  • No-cost health insurance for full-time staff

The salary range for incoming teachers is $67,000 to $135,000. Incoming teacher salaries are determined based on their number of years of experience as a lead teacher, level of education (bachelor's, or master's degree), and certification. We offer a $6,000 signing bonus (paid in $3,000 installments 6 months and 9 months after your start date) and highly competitive salaries with generous performance-based bonuses, a comprehensive benefits package, and a low student-teacher ratio

In addition, we provide our teachers with the resources they need to be successful. You will receive a personal laptop, Smartboards, and tablets; bi-weekly professional development; and the support of a team of academic coaches, deans, guidance counselors, and social workers who are committed to ensuring the success of all our scholars.

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