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1 Apr 2019

Teacher Residential Youth Worker or Teacher – Fellowship

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center
 Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

The Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellowship provides 13 individuals with an advanced year-long service and leadership development experience at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, located in Estes Park, Colorado. A full-scholarship residential high school, Eagle Rock serves students between the age of 15 and 21, from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods around the country, who have not found success in conventional school settings. We also support schools nationally to implement effective and engaging practices that foster each student’s unique potential and help young people use their minds well. The Public Allies Fellowship at Eagle Rock is a residential, community-based opportunity for individuals who are passionate about alternative teaching and learning strategies, social justice, youth development and empowerment, and re-engaging high-school students in their education.

End of August through mid August (50 weeks)
2019-2020 dates: August 30, 2019 – August 14, 2020



(see Position Descriptions for more details)

Fellows work with high school students in either teaching, health & wellness, residential life or outdoor education. Additionally, our professional development fellow supports our PDC team and our work with clients around the country.

Student Services Positions (supporting students outside the classroom):

  • Residential Life
  • Health, Wellness and Counseling
  • Life After Eagle Rock (guidance counseling)
  • Outdoor Education (wilderness trip instruction)

Professional Development Center Position (supporting our national work):

  • Professional Development Center

Instructional Positions (classroom teaching, designing curriculum):

  • Human Performance (Physical Education)
  • Literature and Literacy (English)
  • Math
  • Music
  • Science
  • Societies and Cultures (History, Social Studies, Sociology)
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages (Spanish, etc)

Fellowship responsibilities include in-classroom instruction, curriculum development, out-of-classroom mentorship and activity programming, residential life curriculum development, and participation in initiatives for national education reform. Allies serve in their apprenticeship positions for a full year, where they create and expand services offered by Eagle Rock, specifically in the areas of youth development and education. Allies meet weekly to engage in the Public Allies leadership development program, which includes on-going training and community building activities, and they each contribute to team service projects (TSPs).

We’re looking for candidates with a college degree or equivalent life experience, work experience in education and/or youth development programming, a passion for reengaging high-schoolers in their education, and the enthusiasm to devote endless time and energy as positive role models and mentors for our students. We also look for candidates who have spent time understanding their identities and how these shape their interactions with others, who can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of current social justice issues, and who have taken action towards creating more just and equitable communities. Applicants with experience, knowledge of and skills in the specific content area for which they are applying will stand out, though that may look very different from one person to the next; we value passion and interest along with experience. Eagle Rock is a tuition-free residential high school that serves a very diverse community of young people from across the country. As such, applicants should be culturally competent working with youth from all communities, regardless of race, political affiliation, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or ability. As the fellowship is an AmeriCorps national program, applicants must be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents.

Each year, we recruit a diverse, talented and passionate group of fellows to join our team. Through their year of service and development, Eagle Rock fellows gain skills they can bring back to their communities, allowing them to become leaders for change in education and social justice.


  • $18,000 living stipend, paid weekly
  • AmeriCorps health insurance (fully covered)
  • Shared room in a communal house
  • Meals while students are on campus
  • On-going professional development, coaching and weekly trainings
  • $500 professional development stipend
  • $5,900 AmeriCorps education award once program is completed
  • Opportunity to apply for and participate in a Colorado state alternative teacher licensure program, paid for by Eagle Rock (for teaching/instructional fellows with a college degree)

How to Apply

Apply through the Public Allies website:

Bureaus: - National -. Job Categories: Fellowship. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: Engagement, experiential, high school, progressive, Residential, social justice, Youth Development, and Youth work. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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