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"Teaching Fellow"

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Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Boston, MA
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I worked at Citizen Schools full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great experience overall, great place to work right out of college if you're thinking about teaching or working with kids in general. Great benefits

Cons

LONG hours, little pay. I was definitely burnt out by the end

Advice to Management

Be more open about the stress of this work and give space for teaching fellows to talk about that and find ways to better support them around these stresses

Other Employee Reviews for Citizen Schools

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing program, given the right school conditions, and turnover was a challenge."

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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citizen Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great program model. Working with volunteers in the hands on aspects were really engaging for the students, they got to apply things to the real world context. The teaching staff worked together as a team and were tight and supported each other. The leadership was really bought in on the mission. The administrative structure make sense as does the data measurement.

    Cons

    Staff retention and satisfaction were a challenge. The part time teaching role was not paid enough to make the job attractive so it turned over. Sometimes there was too much on the plate of teaching fellows, and not enough support and good curriculum. The headquarters was sometimes insulated from the reality on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out the balance of apprenticeship career based classes and academics, it seems Citizen Schools is not a test prep organization but may be pushed that way. Figure out something to replace part time teaching role, that is manageable and that has livable salary.


  2. "Excellent culture, mission, and program"

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    Former Employee - Manager, HQ in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager, HQ in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citizen Schools full-time (More than a 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 Management

    - 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.

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