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Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellowship

New York, NY, USA
Full-time
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*** This Fellowship has placements available at all four Great Oaks campuses (Newark, NJ; New York, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Wilmington, DE) as well as the Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys located in Baltimore, MD ***

The Great Oaks Fellowship is a diverse group of recent college graduates with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Some fellows are interested in education policy and wish to experience life on the ground in an urban school. Others plan to pursue a career in medicine, law or to enroll in another graduate program and wish to first give a year of service. For fellows who wish to become high-performing teachers, Great Oaks Fellowship offers multiple pathways to certification.

Areas of Responsibility: 

INSTRUCT FOR MASTERY – The GO Fellowship, with its intense focus on individualized instruction, changes education outcomes for students. Small group instruction delivered in the context of a supportive relationship between student and AmeriCorps Fellow will result in a significant increase in student math and ELA achievement. Members will deliver on average, over 200 hours of individualized instruction per student – high-quality lesson time that students in other schools do not receive.

MENTOR FOR LEADERSHIP – Fellows have a fundamental role in supporting students in their social and emotional growth. Fellows collaborate with teachers to coach their students to have a personal investment in their success and to build an understanding that they have control over their lives. Fellows help empower our students to evolve into leaders.

DEVELOP A COMMUNITY – Members will help develop Great Oaks schools into positive, holistic communities for students. AmeriCorps members will also develop as people and professionals.

Educational Background: 
Completed a Bachelor’s degree by August 1, 2020
Citizenship or legal Permanent Residency in the United States (AmeriCorps requirement)
Skills/Experience: 
  • A commitment to serving children in under-resourced, urban communities
  • An unshakeable belief that all students can succeed
  • A remarkable ability to stay organized and to adhere strictly to deadlines even in extremely busy time periods
  • A do-whatever-it takes attitude that coincides with an innate drive to get the details right in a flexible manner
  • A passion for service and a resilient, positive mindset
Compensation/Benefits: 

In exchange for serving as an AmeriCorps fellow, you will receive fully furnished housing with utilities and basic household items included, a living stipend, health insurance, a Segal Education Award after completing their service hours and the opportunity to be a part of a community where everyone is passionate about changing outcomes for urban students.

  • Modest living stipend ($14,279 for the academic year)
  • Segal Education Award (up to $6,195 per year of service, 2 full years max)
  • Professional development opportunities and pathways to teacher certification
  • Building strong bonds with students and families, positively impacting students' academic success
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Organization Info

Great Oaks Charter Schools

Overview
Headquarters: 
New York, NY, USA
Size: 
201-500 employees
Founded: 
2011
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

The mission of the Great Oaks Foundation is to launch and support a network of charter schools that prepare students for college success through high-dosage mentoring. We seek to do this through the following core programmatic elements:

Unrelenting College Focus:
We strive to ensure that every student receives a high-quality education through excellent teaching, individualized instruction, and an emphasis on strong relationships with students and their families. Our schools have a culture of high academic expectations, predicated on the belief that every child can learn and earn a degree from a four-year institution.

Redefining High-Quality Teacher Training:
We want to create a pipeline of talented educators both within and beyond our network. Great Oaks offers a pathway to a Master’s degree and teacher certification through the Great Oaks Teacher Residency program. This program blends expertise in pedagogy, educational theory and real-world classroom training, led by the faculty of NYU Steinhardt’s School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Investing in Communities:
The Great Oaks Foundation is committed to the vitality of the communities in which our schools operate. The shape this takes depends on the needs of the community and is facilitated through numerous collaborative partnerships.

Programs: 

Great Oaks Fellowship

The Great Oaks Fellowship is a diverse group of recent college graduates with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Some fellows are interested in education policy and wish to experience life on the ground in an urban school. Others plan to pursue a career in medicine, law or to enroll in another graduate program and wish to first give a year of service. For fellows who wish to become high-performing teachers, Great Oaks Fellowship offers multiple pathways to certification.

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Why Work For Us?: 

In exchange for serving as an AmeriCorps fellow, you will receive fully furnished housing with utilities and basic household items included, a living stipend, health insurance, a Segal Education Award after completing their service hours and the opportunity to be a part of a community where everyone is passionate about changing outcomes for urban students.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 28 2020
Active Until: 
Aug 28 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Great Oaks Charter Schools
industry: 
Nonprofit