At Achievement First, we recognize that the number one factor impacting student achievement is teacher quality, and finding, developing, recognizing and retaining great educators is the key to the success of our students and the network as a whole. We aim to recruit the best teachers from around the country, provide them with outstanding professional development, and create opportunities that will inspire and support them in their careers.
While the specific timeline of the hiring process varies by person, the information below provides an overview.
Apply: We accept applications on a rolling basis, and we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. To view open positions and to apply, please click the Apply button on the left to be directed to our online career center and application. Our recruitment team reviews all completed applications, and we will respond within seven business days.
Phone Interview: Selected applicants will participate in a phone interview with a member of our recruitment team. We will focus on your previous experience and the content of your application.
Guest Lesson & In-Person Interview: After the phone interview, some applicants will be invited to an in-person interview at one of our schools. We'll be looking for your ability to lead a 25-45 minute class with a prepared aim and agenda, brief mini-lesson, guided practice, independent practice and "exit ticket" or assessment. We'll focus on your classroom management instincts, your overall teacher personality and lesson delivery. After the lesson, you'll reflect with school-based faculty and the recruitment team.
Reference Check: On your online application, you will be asked to submit the names of three references. A member of our recruitment team will contact your references at some point during the process. We will notify you before contacting any of your references.
If you have any questions about applying to Achievement First, please contact us at recruitment[at]achievementfirst[dot]org.