Teaching Fellowships

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As part of our ongoing work and expansion, we are seeking Teaching Fellows who will play an integral role in the delivery of our academic programming. The Fellows will be vital to achieving Project Rousseau's mission to help young people reach their full educational potential, irrespective of their backgrounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing, enhancing and designing lesson plans and curriculum aligned with the SAT, Regents and AP exams. While Project Rousseau has a range of material available for classes, fellows are encouraged to get involved with our curriculum design and lesson planning. Fellows may also have the opportunity to teach ‘electives’ aligned with their own interests.

  • Teaching both whole-class instruction and small group/individual tutoring.

  • Coordinating individual study plans for students, particularly those of very high academic or of personal need.

  • Advising students through the college admissions process.

We seek to recruit diligent, self-starting, and enthusiastic individuals who can display:

  • A commitment to education in general, and working with disadvantaged young people.

  • Sensitivity and maturity in working with our students, many of whom experience significant challenges and hardship.

  • A bachelor’s degree with strong all-round academic achievement and ability, and an ability to teach a range of subjects. Previous experiences with tutoring or mentoring is desired but not essential.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Fellows will be based across a number of our partner high schools. 

Teaching Fellows will be provided with a monthly stipend of $1,200 for a four class course-load and associated responsibilities. We also offer professional development opportunities that are selected by each Fellow.

Fellows will also have many opportunities to chaperone our students to events in and around New York City, which in the past have included major sporting and music events in the city.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to recruitment@projectrousseau.org.