ASSOCIATE TEACHER

Alma del Mar Charter School ( learn more )

New Bedford, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3171265
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 10, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content–rich education.

Alma gets results for kids. After fewer than three years at Alma, our scholars outperform their district peers in reading ability and surpass their suburban peers in mathematics achievement. In addition, we’re known for being a highly inclusive school. Over 30% of scholars at Alma receive some additional academic or behavioral support and we have been nationally recognized for our effectiveness in serving this population.


The Associate Teacher Role

Our Associate Teacher role is designed to give talented individuals new to the teaching profession a hands-on introduction to the craft. Associate Teachers will serve as part of a grade-level team, working in collaboration with and under the guidance of experienced Lead Teachers. Associate Teachers will take on increasing responsibility for lesson planning and lead teaching as the year progresses. They will receive ongoing professional development and frequent, targeted feedback and coaching. The content areas and instructional roles of each Associate Teacher varies depending on the time of year, the needs of our scholars and the approach of each teaching team. While most Associate Teachers go on to take Lead Teaching roles, some prefer to stay in this supporting role for the long term.

Who We’re Looking For

We seek outstanding teachers with the following qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
At least one year of full time teaching experience for Lead Teachers
At least one year of full time experience working with children for Associate Teachers
Strong team orientation
Infectious joy
Bilingual preferred

What You Can Expect

Unlimited tea and coffee, for when you need a boost
Weekly professional development (with snacks) and $1,000 PD stipend
Weekly meetings with someone who supports you
Fully stocked supply closets for all your classroom needs and a $500 classroom budget
2-3 prep periods per day
Monthly birthday breakfast!




  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Alma del Mar 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

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Libby Merrill , Director of Talent
    • 515 Belleville Ave.
    • New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746

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