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NYC Teaching Fellowship

Position Overview:
The LAB Corps Fellowship is an 11-month education fellowship that provides practical teaching experience in small-group settings. During a year of service, Fellows work with middle school students at Brooklyn Lab Charter School to provide personalized academic instruction and support students’ social-emotional needs. Each year, we look to develop a diverse cohort of fellows who invest their time and energy in the academic success of low-income youth. The LAB Corps is an excellent experience for anyone interested in careers in education, social justice, policy, or those who plan to pursue graduate degrees in medicine, policy, business, or law. 

At the end of their Fellowship year, Fellows have an opportunity to be invited to participate in the Brooklyn Lab Charter School Teacher Residency program. Participants complete their Master's degree in Education—simultaneously apprenticing under the mentorship of Brooklyn Lab master teachers or affiliates at NYU or Relay Graduate School. Learn more about the vision for the LAB Corps Fellowship and Brooklyn Lab Teacher Residency here.

  • Provide small group instruction and classroom support to middle school students in-person in either math or reading/literacy, and work to help students develop competencies that are critical to success in college and professional life. 
  • Serve as a "success coach" or mentor, helping students navigate complex life and learning transitions students continue to face due to the pandemic.
  • Assist teachers with behavior management, attendance, homework collection, and other tasks in daily homeroom/advisory periods.
  • Support school staff by taking on operational duties such as proctoring student tests, supervising lunch or recess, and supporting arrival and dismissal procedures.
  • Coordinate with teachers and school leadership to monitor student progress and update families.
  • Intellectually prepare to deliver tutoring sessions, with curriculum, lesson plans, and support provided by the school.
  • Participate in intensive training during the summer and both professional development sessions and structured coaching from supervisors throughout the school year.
  • Bachelor's degree required (all majors welcome, teaching certificate not required). We are looking for candidates with diverse interests and skills.
  • Commitment to InnovateEDU's mission to close educational opportunity gaps and Brooklyn Lab's mission to prepare all students for success in college and careers.
  • Experience working with low-income children/youth, children/youth with disabilities, and children/youth learning English.
  • Experience in tutoring, mentoring, coaching, and teaching. 
  • Willingness to receive and strategically implement feedback.
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong writing and/or math skills.
  • Skill at both working independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset, including the ability to adapt quickly to change and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in speaking Spanish, Arabic, or Haitian Creole is helpful but not required.

Work Location:
Fellows work in person from Brooklyn Lab's campuses in downtown Brooklyn.

Application Process:
We're accepting applications for an August 8, 2022 start date. Candidates will be interviewed and selected on a rolling basis. Select applicants will be invited to an initial phone interview, followed by a Zoom video interview during which we ask candidates to deliver a five-minute tutorial lesson on a specific math or literacy topic.

Fellows receive an hourly wage of $18 an hour for approximately 36.25 hours of work per week.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
Effective September 27, 2021, All InnovateEDU employees who work in person in a school building must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (at least one dose) prior to beginning work. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine prior to beginning work. Employees must also prove that they have received the second dose of that vaccine within 45 days after receiving the first dose.