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20 Oct 2021

Teacher Fourth Grade Humanities Teaching Position & Program Assistant

The East Harlem School at Exodus House
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Unique opportunity at a nationally acclaimed, small, independent middle school in East Harlem, New York!

The East Harlem School at Exodus House is seeking an organized, ambitious, detail-oriented and self-motivated individual to support our Program office and teach Humanities to our fourth-grade students. In Program, this person will assist the Director in running the day-to-day operations of the school and will interact with students and faculty daily. As a faculty member, this individual will be responsible for teaching Humanities to one section of fourth grade students. Humanities classes at The East Harlem School combine history, literature, and writing instruction.

Applicants must have a strong academic foundation, as well as a commitment to teaching students from East Harlem and the surrounding community. Humanities classes at The East Harlem School combine history, literature, and writing instruction. Qualified applicants will have at least a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree, strong written and oral communication skills and a desire to collaborate with colleagues. Applicants with English backgrounds preferred. The position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Candidates are not required to have a teaching certification. Applicants who are able to coach soccer, wrestling, lacrosse, or track should note it in their resume or cover letter.

Please note that eligible candidates must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to apply. Candidates will be asked to provide proof of vaccination prior to being invited to the school for an in-person visit.

About the East Harlem School

Our mission: The East Harlem School challenges students to develop a balanced physical, moral, and intellectual strength that they will use to adapt to change – and for the final purpose of creating and sharing lives of deep meaning, dynamic actions, and transcendent joy. We are a middle school (grades 4-8) that recruits children from families with low income and the highest values, and we give preference to those who keep to the traditional belief that creative flight can only be sustained by grounded discipline.

Our history: Exodus House has been an anchoring and iconic institution in Harlem since its founding in 1963 by Reverend Dr. Lynn and Mrs. Leola Hageman as a drug rehabilitation center. Due to a heightened concern for the welfare and well-being of the community’s many underserved, at-risk children, Exodus House was converted in 1984 to an after-school and summer program facility. Then, in the fall of 1993, inspired by the steadfast commitment of the Hagemans to the East Harlem community, the couple’s sons, Hans and Ivan, opened an independent year-round middle school on the original Exodus House site to better address the critical needs of these children and their families. Today, EHS is chartered by the New York State Department of Education and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The East Harlem School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

How to Apply

How To Apply Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Please include “Program Assistant/Fourth Grade Humanities Teaching Position” in the subject line of your email. Eligible candidates will be contacted via email to schedule a first-round interview over the phone or on Zoom. Second round interviews will be conducted in person ASAP.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher.