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Congrats Senior! Educator's Ally is here for your job search.



If teaching or working in schools is something you’re considering after graduation, let Educator’s Ally help you with your job search. EA helps recent college graduates find positions in private (aka ‘independent’) day and boarding schools nationwide. These positions include but are not limited to: Associate/Assistant Teachers (ATs) and Teaching Fellows.



We can also help connect you to non-teaching positions in schools, such as Admissions, Development, and Athletics.

In most cases, private schools do not require candidates to be certified nor is it necessary to be an education major. The goal of these programs is to provide a solid foundation for future careers in education.

  • What is the difference between a Teaching Fellow and an AT?
    ATs teach all subjects in elementary/lower school (PreK-4th) or middle school (5th-8th) Fellows teach within a specific content area (ex: Chemistry, English) in the high school/upper school (9th-12th) division
  • What can you expect from an AT/Fellow Program?
    Large emphasis on mentorship and professional development One to two years of valuable classroom experience (programs vary in length) Collaborate with and learn from experienced, mentor teachers Most schools employ a cohort model, so you have a group of your peers for support and camaraderie Participation in extra-curricular activities such as coaching, community service, clubs, etc. In a boarding school setting, residential life responsibilities are required Pursuit of a masters degree is often encouraged; some schools will provide stipends for graduate studies Housing can be available
  • What experience are schools looking for?
    Demonstrated interest in working with children/students Tutoring, mentoring Teaching Assistant Student teaching Camp counseling Volunteering with children Involvement in college admissions and/or development Experience and interest in working in extracurricular areas (athletics, drama, community service, publications, etc.) Strong academic performance in your subject area Active participation in your college community
  • How can EA help?
    We know that job searches can be stressful and that college students have busy schedules. Partnering with EA is both smart and effective. At no cost to you, EA promises to: Provide highly personalized support and guidance to help you navigate the independent school search process Share our perspective and in-depth knowledge of the private school landscape Offer feedback on resumes, cover letters, and other documents Refer you to job openings that have not yet gone public Help with interview prep Advocate for your candidacy Answer your questions and serve as a sounding board Coach you through how to negotiate a successful job offer
  • When should you start?
    It is never too early to get started on your job search. Schools can begin the hiring process as early as November and the process continues through the spring. Apply now to get started!
  • Aside from teaching, what other types of opportunities in schools can EA connect me to?"

Educator’s Ally was a fantastic partner during my job search. They matched me with exactly the type of positions I was looking for and were so helpful during the interview and hiring process. They were supportive both in finding new opportunities and understanding when I turned down positions that weren’t exactly the right fit. I have been incredibly happy with the school I have joined.

Monica L. 

Lower School Spanish Teacher

EA was a dream to work with and helped me find exactly what I was looking for. I am certainly an ally of Educator's Ally and recommend EA to anyone doing a job search in independent schools.

William N. 

Associate Teacher

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