2019-2020 Match Corps

Match Corps Opportunities Boston, Massachusetts


Description

MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL

The Match Charter Public School is a nationally recognized, high-performing school that serves low-income students in Boston. The school has four campuses: Match Community Day, Match Next, Match Middle School, and Match High School, cumulatively serving grades Pre-K through 12. Our mission is to prepare ALL of our students to succeed in college and beyond. Many of our students arrive to our school several grade levels behind. We believe that with great teachers, tutors, and staff, as well as quality instruction and uncompromising expectations, these students can and will succeed. Our work is done through a combination of innovation, drive, and an emphasis on relationship building with students and their families.

You can learn more about our students here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEFQyO_vNzs&feature=player_embedded

MATCH CORPS PROGRAM

Match Corps is a one-year education fellowship where members serve as full-time tutors and mentors at one of our four campuses. Throughout each school day, they function as full-time tutors to small groups of students, typically 2 or 3 students at a time, in Math, working to close the learning gaps for their students and support their accelerated growth. By working with the same small groups every day, Corps members are able to build strong, genuine relationships with their students and differentiate learning for them in dynamic ways while providing individualized support as a mentor. They also build ongoing relationships with students’ families through weekly communications and interactions.

Corps members also play an integral role in the daily functioning of our school. In addition to tutoring, Corps members have the opportunity to serve alongside school leaders, staff, and teachers as teaching assistants or administrative assistants to further contribute to the school community and learn more about the inner workings of a high performing school.

Match Corps members come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Some of our Corps members are looking to teach in an urban setting long-term, but many are not. Many of our tutors join because they are searching for a service year experience--either because they are taking a gap year before graduate or professional school and want to do something meaningful for a year, are interested in exploring a career in non-profits or education policy, or are simply passionate about social justice. No matter their long-term career objectives or previous background, they all have the common goal of making a meaningful impact on today’s youth.

Program Benefits:

  • $17,000 living allowance (which is subject to applicable withholdings and deductions) over the complete term of service with the school 
  • Loan forbearance on qualified loans
  • Segal Education Award from the National Service Trust applicable toward eligible post-secondary institution costs and qualified student loans
  • Health insurance and retirement benefits
  • Subsidized housing with other Corps members (optional, and offered on a first-come, first serve basis)
  • Ongoing professional development and support with post-Match Corps transition
  • Experience at a nationally recognized organization
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree (all majors accepted)
  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident status
  • Dedicated to constantly improving
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Relentless work ethic
  • Committed to spending a year working with students in an exciting, fast-paced school setting
  • Previous experience working with urban youth preferred but not required
APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and positions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have three application deadlines throughout the year that indicate the likelihood that a candidate will be able to secure a position in Match Corps. The earlier candidates apply, the more likely they are to secure a position at Match in their ideal grade range.

You may only apply to Match Corps or Match Teacher Residency one time per program year.

To Apply:

-   Click "Apply Now" to apply for Match Corps. You will be taken to a two-step, online application.

-   On the first page, you will upload a resume and enter your personal information.

-   On the second page, you will enter information on your background, experiences, and preferences.

-   You will also complete a few short answer questions* and submit contact information for one professional reference.

*Note: We do not require a cover letter for this application. In lieu of a cover letter, we ask that you complete our short answer questions carefully and thoughtfully.

We expect this online application to take about 30 minutes to complete. Please note that you cannot save your application before submitting it. You must complete this form in one sitting.

Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to check on your application submission. 

Please contact applicantsupport@matcheducation.org for any application-related issues. For all other questions, please visit www.matcheducation.org.

Match Teacher Residency

If you are looking for Match Teacher Residency, our two-year teacher residency, and graduate school program, please click here for the correct application.


The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.

The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment..


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