Work for Us

Position: Classroom Teacher

Location: New York, New York

Type: Full-Time


About The Partnership

The Partnership is a pioneering school management organization that is shaping the next generation of urban Catholic education. Granted operational management in 2013 of six long-standing Pre-K to 8th grade schools in the South Bronx and Harlem, the Partnership is committed to providing students in historically underserved neighborhoods with the academic preparation, values, and skills they need to excel.

The historic success of urban Catholic schools stems not only from a rigorous tradition of academic excellence, but also from an emphasis on developing self-worth, moral character, a love of learning, and a sense of civic responsibility—all part of our long-standing commitment to educating the whole child. The Partnership is unique in knitting this tradition together with lessons from high-achieving public, charter, and independent schools, in the service of our students.

For more than twenty years, the Partnership has raised and invested over $200 million in urban Catholic schools. Today, as a School Management Organization (SMO), the Partnership is intensifying its efforts to break the cycle of poverty and close the achievement gap across our network schools.

  • The Partnership currently serves over 2,100 students across the network
  • Nearly all of our students are a part of the free and reduced-lunch program
  • 99.4% of the students are minority
  • 65% of the students are Catholic
  • 33% speak English as a second language

 At the Partnership, we believe all children can achieve at the highest levels.


Classroom Teacher

The Partnership is accepting applications for elementary and middle school teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. We are looking for educators who share an unwavering commitment to raising student achievement and an appreciation and a respect for Catholic culture, identity, and values.

Partnership teachers are eager for continuous feedback as they develop their instructional practice and grow professionally. At the Partnership we support teachers through weekly school-based professional development, network-wide PD meetings, coaching and feedback sessions from school leadership, the Partnership Superintendent/ CAO and, and nationally recognized partner organizations —Teach like a Champion, Amplify, Core Knowledge, etc.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Developing a positive and structured classroom environment that engages students and motivates them to succeed
  • Assuming responsibility for the academic progress of students with a high sense of urgency and ownership towards quantifiable results
  • Developing weekly written lesson plans that correlate with Partnership network curriculum, goals, and objectives by grade level
  • Collaborating with colleagues to plan units and lessons and develop expertise in implementing instruction
  • Fulfilling the school’s mission to educate the whole child, mind, body, and spirit
  • Taking accountability for student learning and for meeting classroom performance goals
  • Using tests, assessments, classroom performance, and other designated evaluation and diagnostic tools to assess the progress of students, and drive instruction and intervention
  • Creating and communicating with families of students in a positive and respectful manner
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of and familiarity with New York State educational standards and requirements
  • Participating in on-going professional developments sessions to grow as an instructional leader

The ideal candidate will have

  • Deep respect for and commitment to preserving and building upon the legacy of urban Catholic education
  • Commitment to the Partnership’s mission to help historically underserved students break the cycle of poverty
  • An uncompromising belief that all students can learn
  • A relentless work ethic and a high degree of patience to push through difficult challenges
  • Experience with data-driven assessments to achieve student academic goals and inform instructional decisions and interventions
  • Proven track record of meeting high standards for student achievement
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers both school-wide and across the network
  • Knowledge of best practices and proven pedagogical techniques in urban education
  • A willingness to be reflective and receive feedback in order to grow as an educator
  • Strong instructional, classroom management, and discipline skills
  • Technological proficiency and adaptability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility to multi-task, coupled with the ability to set priorities and follow through with results
  • Relentlessness and willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure success
  • Maturity, sense of humor, humility, and a “roll-up-my-sleeves,” scrappy attitude
  • Two years urban teaching experience with a proven track-record of high achievement

Position Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a competitive university is required, a master’s degree is preferred
  • Respect for and appreciation of the Catholic faith and Catholic education
  • Must pass background check

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, the Partnership offers a benefits package. The Partnership is an equal opportunity employer organization that values diversity. 


To apply, please send cover letter and resume with Classroom Teacher, First and Last Name in the subject line to Resumes sent without dedicated cover letters will not be considered.  

Karen villa with student

"I feel like I’m a part of the whole process and the conversation. When I hit a roadblock, I can turn directly to the Partnership academic team and together we find a solution.…and those solutions are focused on serving the students in our care."

-Karen Villa, Teacher, Mount Carmel/Holy Rosary


Jessica reading

"Whenever I talk to my teacher friends, the first thing I tell them is that you have to check out the Partnership! I thought I would have to wait five to six years into my career as an educator, but because I am working hard and achieving, I have had many exciting opportunities here."

-Jessica Keyes-Madio, Teacher, St. Athanasius 


Will with two students

"We don’t separate what happens in the academic realm with what happens in the personal realm. What students learn in the classroom is very much connected to our students’ personal lives and the people they become."

-Will Beller, Teacher, Our Lady Queen of Angels