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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Citizen Schools full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Leading with Citizen Schools gives you great opportunities to develop a wide range of leadership skills. You gain experience in management and coaching, presentations and leading professional development, and you have opportunities to meet with high level school and district officials.Cons
In Boston, Citizen Schools is a household name and carries a lot of weight in the world of education, non profit, and policy. It is not the same if you work outside of Boston. Because of this its hard to use your work at CS as a springboard to career growth unless you focus specifically on networking and marketing yourself as you work. It is also a lean organization, so there are not many opportunities to grow within the organization.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Consider ways to grow beyond the current model to impact more communities and open up new positions to promote growth from within.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Citizen Schools in August 2014.Interview Details
I was shocked that I moved through the initial screening process (phone interview, "job simulation activity") so quickly. The in person interview was very uncomfortable for me as someone with no experience teaching. I am waiting so see if I got the job.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
- What would you do if a volunteer apprenticeship teacher was so busy she did not send you a lesson plan? (The previous two weeks she had sent them late.) View Answer
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Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams.
We mobilize a team to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide a longer learning day rich with opportunities. Our deep partnerships with schools put young adults on track to succeed by connecting the resources of communities, companies, governments, and philanthropies.
Citizen Schools, which began at a single Boston elementary school in 1995, now partners with campuses in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Texas.