[2023-2024] Associate Teacher - Elementary School

  • Full-time
  • Grade Level: Elementary
  • Start Date: Next year opening
  • Department: Teacher

Company Description

KIPP Capital Region is a part of a national network of high-performing public Charter Schools committed to creating joyful, academically excellent, and prepared students with the skills, ability, and confidence to pursue their paths to college, career, and beyond. 

Located in both Albany and Troy, NY, KIPP Capital Region serves 2,500+ students in grades K-12 across seven schools.  We believe every individual walks through the doors of schools bearing gifts. Talent. Perspective. Drive. Inspiration. So at KIPP Capital Region, we support every student and educator to see those gifts, then build the skills and confidence they need to thrive.

We are committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts, and expect all of our stakeholders to participate in this work so that we can create a future without limits for our students, together.

Job Description

  • Grade(s): Kindergarten - 5th

Position Overview

The Associate Teacher’s role is to observe and learn from Lead Teachers, co-teaches with Lead Teachers, provide in-house substitute teaching coverage for Lead Teachers, and support Lead teachers with tutoring, grading, and individual or small group student instruction.


Curriculum Development and Instruction

  • Observe Lead Teachers improve instructional techniques and classroom management.
  • Meet regularly with a coach to implement feedback on lessons and instruction.
  • Provide the Lead Teacher with support in instruction, assessments, grading, and other classroom responsibilities.
  • Potentially teach one or more subject blocks.
  • Periodically plan and deliver instruction, gradually taking on more responsibility throughout the year.

Commitment to School and Classroom Culture

  • Assist with various work inside and outside the classroom, including supporting the main office team, teaching and helping coordinate Enrichment classes, organizing student events, and developing mentoring learning partnerships with students
  • Supervise students during transitions, breakfast, lunch, and afterschool
  • Establish, cultivates, and maintains a collaborative relationship with the Lead Teacher
  • Work collaboratively with your school team and those across KIPP Capital Region
  • Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers and families
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
  • Develop positive rapport with students
  • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
  • Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture

Family Engagement

  • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
  • Be available for open houses, parent teacher conferences and other events involving parents
  • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members

Growth Mindset

  • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
  • Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
  • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University, required
  • Valid NYS Teaching Licensure or willingness to pursue state certification, required.
  • 1+ year(s) of experience as a school educator, preferably in a charter or public school environment.
  • Prior experience working in schools and urban communities is preferred.
  • Ability work a flexible schedule outside of regular business hours.
  • Aptitude to create and work within an inclusive environment that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.

Additional Information

When you join KIPP Capital Region, you are joining in on our promise to families that their children will enter college and the professional world able to thrive academically due to their literacy, numeracy, and core knowledge in science and social studies. We also promise that our students will develop a passion for learning and the drive necessary to persevere as they climb the mountain to and through college and career. Our graduates will be prepared to return to their community as teachers, leaders, and architects of continued growth in the Capital Region. And while the biggest perk to working at KIPP Capital Region is doing work that makes a lifelong difference in the lives of our students, you'll find that's not the only benefit we offer:

  • Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Aggressive employer 403(b) contribution match
  • Childcare benefits
  • Unparalleled work/life Integration
  • Casual dress code
  • Relocation stipend (conditions apply)
  • And so much more! For more information on the benefits of joining KIPP Capital Region, please view our Employee Benefits Summary.

Learn More:
KIPP Capital Region offers a competitive salary ranging from $51,800 - $59,228.  Salaries are determined using an equitable compensation scale that accounts for years of experience relevant to the role and longevity within the KIPP network. KIPP Capital Region will evaluate and determine the step/level a new hire will be placed within our teacher salary scale at point of hire.

All staff and educators at KIPP Capital Region are committed to anti-racism and inclusion, are part of a close-knit diverse community, and are encouraged to show up authentically, inspiring our children to do the same. Learn more about what it’s like to work at KIPP Capital Region: kippcapital.org/join-our-team/

This role is located at KIPP Capital Region schools in Albany, NY.

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