New to Teaching: Become a Teaching Fellow
Visit impactps.org to apply today!
Who You Are
You are looking to launch your career as a teacher. You might be a recent (or soon to be) college graduate or a career changer. You are fiercely committed to equity and believe mightily in the power of education. You are looking to join an organization that will support you in learning how to be a phenomenal teacher and that will set you on a path to being a lifelong educator.
Where You Will Teach
Choose where you want to teach. We have three schools all located in racially, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse communities:
- Impact | Puget Sound Elementary (Tukwila)
- Impact | Salish Sea Elementary (Seattle’s Central District)
- Impact | Commencement Bay Elementary (Tacoma)
Compensation & Benefits:
At IPS, we ask a lot of our teaching fellows, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary, we offer the following benefits:
- generous paid time off package: PTO, winter break, spring break, summer break, and wellness Fridays;
- up to $10,500 in financial support to enroll in a certification preparation program with CityU;
- special 15% discount on tuition for teacher certification programs at CityU
- medical, dental, vision, long term disability insurances;
- retirement account with employer contributions;
- free mental health support + more through our employee assistance program;
- growth pathways: teaching fellows often pursue promotion to lead teacher
Why This is a Unique Opportunity
Teaching Fellows gain real experience in the classroom and receive professional development, consistent instructional coaching, and opportunities for career advancement. Teaching Fellows will also receive guidance on the steps to obtaining a WA state teaching certificate.
Commitment to Diversity
IPS seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects the diversity of our student community.
We are deeply committed to achieving our mission of preparing a diverse population of students to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders. Our schools are tightly-knit families where every child is known, loved by an adult mentor and guided to achieve their unique, limitless potential. Our strong community is rooted in joyful rigor and committed to the following core values: Bold Ambitions, Brave Solidarity, Team WA, Everyone Grows, Play Big & Intention
Educational Background and Eligibility:
- Bachelor’s degree or actively working toward completing bachelor’s degree
- Strong desire to become a credentialed teacher
- Passionate about learning
- Must pass background check
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal employment opportunity and respect in the workplace are fundamental principles at Impact Public Schools (IPS). IPS prohibits and does not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, discriminatory, or retaliatory behavior. All aspects of your employment are based upon your personal capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, disability, age, military status, marital status, partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected class as established by federal, state, or local law. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Kristen McCaw, COO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impact Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Kristen McCaw, COO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640, email@example.com
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, public school employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or be approved for a medical or religious exemption prior to being allowed to work.