|What are you looking for?|
|Teaching Fellows Program|
|What’s the name of your church or organization?|
|St. James School|
|Where is the job site located?|
|What do you want this person to do?|
|St. James School Teaching Fellows Program
Are you ready?
Lead alongside a team shaping the future of our country.
St. James School is a faith-based Philadelphia middle school in the Episcopal tradition, committed to educating traditionally under-resourced students in a nurturing environment. The school is a community that provides a challenging academic program and encourages the development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative gifts in its students.
One of the most exciting aspects of St. James School’s program is that we aim to develop the next generation of highly skilled and dedicated urban educators through our Teaching Fellows Program. We are recruiting young and/or recent college graduates eager to make a difference. We aim to recruit a diverse pool, especially Fellows who represent the background of our students.
During their time at St. James School, Fellows develop our students while also honing their own skills. Fellows commit to a year or more of service in exchange for room, board, and a modest educational stipend. Fellows are mentored by experienced master teachers, and meet regularly with our Assistant Head of School, providing the training and support in the practices of highly effective teachers and leaders. Demonstrating hard work, perseverance, and strong partnerships with their students, students’ families, and communities, Fellows dramatically increase the opportunities available to their students in school and in life. Fellows assist in the classroom, have opportunities to co-teach, lead small classes, coach sports, run extracurricular activities, supervise study hall, mentor students, and have a leadership role in the operation of end-of-day enrichment program.
Unique to the program, Fellows live in community with other St. James School educators. Intentional faith-based community builds relationships that support members in service and spirituality–deepening the experience and enlivening the community.
The program strives to attract remarkable and diverse individuals interesting in becoming teachers in similar low-income communities. After a year or two of service, Fellows use their experience to become leaders in an urban school of their choice. St. James School provides job referrals to other NativityMiguel Coalition Schools. Fellows form a network of urban educators who are connecting, expanding, and strengthening the movement to give all students access to a great education.
St. James School Fellows are members of Servant Year, a 18 year old program of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, inviting young adults to serve at a partnering church, school, diocesan office, or social service agency for one or more years. Members gather for formation, community meals, meetings, fun social events as well as for professional development. Formation and vocational discernment are key components of Servant Year.
Who can be a St. James School Teaching Fellow?
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What are the financial arrangements during the term of service?
What is it like living in an intentional faith-based community?
Guiding questions for personal statement:
|What type of commitment are you looking for?|
|Does this job pay?|
|What is the application process?|
|Forward a resume, two reference letters (1 professional & 1 mission related) and a personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Request an official transcript from your college or university and mail to St. James School, Assistant Head of School, 3217 W. Clearfield Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132|
|When is the application deadline?|
|Do you have a website?|
3/20/17: Teaching Fellows Program (Philadelphia, PA)
March 20, 2017 ||