Teaching Fellow

May 1, 2023

  • Salary: $41,600-$44,146
  • Location: Tukwila, South Seattle, Renton, or Tacoma.
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Who You Are

You are exploring a career as a teacher. You might be a recent (or soon to be) college graduate or a career changer. You are craving hands-on experience in classrooms and want to work alongside experienced educators who can help guide you.

Characteristics and Qualities of an Ideal Applicant

Below are some of the skills, experiences, and dispositions that we’re looking for in an applicant.

  • You have experience working with youth. This might be as an afterschool program employee, tutor, camp counselor, community volunteer, or paraeducator.
  • You want to explore a career in teaching and are passionate about equity work.
  • You believe that all children can succeed, no matter what, and that teachers can have a huge impact on a child’s life.
  • You are comfortable receiving direct feedback and coaching – being “new” to a set of skills excites you.

IPS seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We believe that educator diversity is critically important and are striving to recruit a team that reflects the communities where our schools are located.

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 time off: all school holidays (including winter and spring breaks), summer vacation, 8 sick days, 4 personal days, and 3 weeks of fully paid parental leave.
  • up to $10,500 in financial support to enroll in a certification preparation program to become a certified Washington elementary teacher.
  • 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.

Who We Are

Our model is grounded in social emotional learning, personalized instruction, project based learning, and a culture of positivity.  We prepare a diverse student body to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven leaders. Students at Impact’s flagship school performed in the top 2% in ELA and Math, statewide, as compared to other schools serving 60% or more low income children.

Essential Functions of a Teaching Fellow

Teaching Fellows teach alongside an experienced Lead Teacher in Impact’s early elementary grades (Transitional Kindergarten – 2nd grade).

Support Lead Teacher in Implementing High Quality Classroom Instruction

Teaching Fellows work alongside an experienced Lead Teacher. Teaching Fellows lead instruction throughout the day.

Serve as a Mentor to Students

Teaching Fellows are assigned a “mentor group” of students. Teaching Fellows support mentees in setting goals and serve as a primary point of contact with families of their mentor group. Teaching Fellows deliver Impact’s social emotional learning curriculum.

Lead Enrichment Courses

Teaching Fellows lead enrichment courses. These are similar to electives in the early elementary setting.

Commit to Professional Learning and Growth

Teaching Fellows attend professional development and receive regular coaching. Teaching Fellows are excited to be pushed in their practice and grow as teachers.

Additional Requirements

  • Prior to the start date of employment all employees need to obtain clearance on a criminal justice fingerprint and background check.
  • Prior to being made an offer, the hiring manager will ask candidates to complete a character and fitness form from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.”
  • An offer is contingent upon verification that the person is authorized to work in the United States for any employer
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: Angela Sheffey-Bogan, CPO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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, gender 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 employees have been designated to handle questions and concerns of alleged discrimination:

Impact | Commencement Bay Elementary

Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator at Impact | Commencement Bay Elementary: Jessica Baumer, Principal [1301 E 34th St. Tacoma, WA 98404, 206-712-7640, jbaumer@impactps.org]

Section 504 Coordinator: Chassity Hutchins, Assistant Principal at Impact | Commencement Bay Elementary  [1301 E 34th St. Tacoma, WA 98404, 206-712-7640, chutchins@impactps.org]

Impact | Salish Sea Elementary

Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator at Impact | Salish Sea Elementary: Egypt Charles, Principal [3900 S Holly Park Drive, Seattle WA 98118, 206-712-7640, echarles@impactps.org]

Section 504 Coordinator: Egypt Charles, Principal at Impact | Salish Sea Elementary  [3900 S Holly Park Drive, Seattle WA 98118, 206-712-7640, echarles@impactps.org]

Impact | Puget Sound Elementary

Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator: Eliza Gabriel, Principal at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary [3438 S 148th St. Tukwila, WA 98168, 206-712-7640, egabriel@impactps.org]

Section 504 Coordinator: Eliza Gabriel, Principal at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary  [3438 S 148th St. Tukwila, WA 98168, 206-712-7640, egabriel@impactps.org]


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