Excel Academy Charter School ( learn more )

East Boston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3169295
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 5, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately


Job Description

Organization Overview

Founded in 2003 to provide a free, public, high-quality college preparatory education for the students of East Boston and Chelsea, Excel is proving that children’s ability to succeed in high school, college, and beyond is not determined by zip code. We have grown from one school serving approximately 200 students to a network of four schools serving more than 1,300 students, and our purpose and theory of change remains consistent: we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned with personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change his/her life trajectory. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.

After 8 years of operating a small single-site middle school in East Boston, Excel was designated a “Proven Provider” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and granted two additional charters to serve middle school students. After four more successful years, Excel Academy Charter High School opened in 2015. In spring 2019, we are cheered on our first senior class as they became the first cohort to receive high school diplomas from Excel.

The Excel Fellow Role

Excel Teaching Fellows will function as members of the school-based instructional team at one of the network’s three middle school campuses. The role is a one-year commitment. Fellows will have the option to apply for a lead teacher role at an Excel school the following school year if they choose, but a permanent position is not guaranteed. School-based duties and responsibilities for Fellows include:

• Supporting instruction in the classroom of a host teacher;
• Teaching and developing curriculum for 1-2 elective courses (middle school);
• Providing targeted, individualized student support as needed;
• Providing regular coverage for absent teachers during instructional and non-instructional time;
• Serve as the leader of an activity during the school’s Enrichment program on Friday afternoons (Middle School);
• Co-lead a homeroom and serve as an advisor to a subset of students;
• Provide operational support as needed; and
• Do whatever it takes to ensure the mission of the school is upheld.

Additionally, each Fellow will be assigned a host teacher/coach. The host teacher is someone who teaches in the subject area that the Fellow is pursuing. This teacher’s classroom is the Fellow’s home base, although Fellows will have the opportunity to observe in other classrooms as well. In the spring, Fellows will complete their student teaching in the host teacher’s classroom. Fellows will be observed regularly and receive feedback on their teaching from both their host teacher and their coach (who may be the same person).


• A Bachelor’s degree is required;
• Some experience working in an urban public or charter school and/or with urban students preferred, but not required;
• An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
• A commitment to addressing inequity in education;
• The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
• The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
• An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs.

Would you like to apply?

Please visit http://www.excelacademy.org/join-our-team/ to learn more about working at Excel, and/or visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/excel to view a current list of career opportunities and submit an application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Excel Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Stephanie Gendron , Director of Talent
    • 58 Moore Street
    • East Boston, Massachusetts 02128

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