Citizen Schools

  www.citizenschools.org
  www.citizenschools.org
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A teaching fellow at Citizen Schools is half the impact, stress, and salary of a full time teacher.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Citizen Schools

Pros

Excellent HR department, supportive work environment, opportunity to positively impact students' lives

Cons

Few advanced career opportunities within the organization, job security dependent on grants and fluctuating budgets of public school systems, AmeriCorps salary only realistic for recent graduates, organization is the best academic after-school program for public schools in the U.S; but prone to all the faults and misguided goals of public schooling, including standardized testing and a STEM-heavy emphasis.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Excellent culture, mission, and program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, HQ in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager, HQ in Boston, MA

    I worked at Citizen Schools full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - At any level, you have the ability to share ideas with senior leaders and execute on your ideas
    - Work/life balance at the HQ is quite good. You may need to manage expectations initially, but if you show you can deliver excellent work, you can leave between 5-6pm every day.
    -Growing organization gaining wider profile in education sector, exciting place to work

    Cons

    - In a management role, make sure you get to campus frequently to see the students, otherwise you may feel disconnected at times.
    - Like any growing organization, Citizen Schools is still trying to find its true brand and going through some minor growing pains

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep focused on the mission. Funding is important, but don't make decisions because of funding. Make decisions because of the mission, execute well, and the funding will come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job for young people looking to make a difference or go into education.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizen Schools

    Pros

    Health insurance was offered for part time teachers, which is a great gig if you are in college. Great information and structure for employees and clear tracks to advancement. New sites or those in transition can be challenging, but a part of the job of creating community.

    Cons

    Can really be challenging if the school you are working at is not on board, but that is not usually the fault of CS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more quantitative feedback/statistics about job performance.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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