Nationally, only 8% of students from low-income families complete college.
The single most important element of our school model is without a doubt getting the most talented people on our team.
We need talented people in every position at our school. This is true of every staff position, but especially for our teachers. Great teachers are game-changers in a kid’s life.
To be a staff member, we think that it takes:
- A strong belief in the ability of our kids to achieve at the highest levels. If you don’t believe 100% of our students can graduate from college, Chicago Collegiate is not the place for you.
- A desire to get better. No matter if the teacher is a rookie or a national award winner like our founder, everyone in our building is committed to bettering and refining their practice so that we are better able to serve our students, and we also grow professionally in the process.
- A team player. A mission as ambitious as ours requires that everyone work together very closely and builds on each other’s success. That can’t happen without strong collaboration, communication and trust.
We also value a demonstrated track record of success working with similar student populations, a focus on results, a strong work ethic that thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment, self-awareness, openness to feedback, grit, gratitude and a sense of humor.
In return, we offer staff members:
- Leadership. An experienced, inspiring educator who has both the instructional depth and the management experience to lead a strong team to outstanding results
- Growth. Each person on our team pushes themself and gets pushed to grow in a way that is professionally invigorating in an environment that is supportive and nurturing.
- Impact. As a new school, there’s an incredible opportunity to leave your personal imprint on our school, whether that’s starting a club for students about something you are passionate about, or selecting novels to become a part of our literary canon.
- Opportunity. While we are just getting started with our initial site, we are eventually looking to grow into several schools and will look first for our leadership from within.
- Fun. A workplace where everyone loves what they do and has fun working together to make an incredible difference in the lives of our students.