A summer at Breakthrough Cincinnati is a win-win

Spend your summer inspiring and leading young people as a part of Breakthrough Cincinnati’s fun and dedicated team. You can impact the success of middle school students while you explore your own future career opportunities. Learn more about Breakthrough Cincinnati’s “students teaching students” model here.


Opportunity

This summer, Breakthrough Cincinnati will hire 80 creative, heard-working, and inspired individuals to join our team. The positions are seasonal, with a nine or ten week commitment during the summer. Lots of training and support are provided to make sure that you are successful and have a positive experience. There are three types of positions open for the summer of 2019.

  • Teaching Fellows are high school or college students wishing to explore teaching as a future career path or to have meaningful impact with youth.

  • Instructional Coaches are practicing teachers looking to develop their mentoring and leadership skills.

  • Administrative Team members are seasoned educators or graduate students with a desire to expand their leadership skills.


Benefits

Breakthrough Cincinnati simply “becomes a part of you” and the benefits are endless. You will:

  • Cultivate the professional skills that will set you apart from the rest.

  • Experience a sense of belonging that has you thinking “these are my people.”

  • Be responsible for the life-changing learning that takes place, setting students on a path to success.

  • Draw out your inner leader as you oversee special projects and make key program decisions.

  • Work with a diverse team of people who care as much as you do about making a difference for youth.


Expectations

Teaching Fellows make a nine-week commitment to the program, which consists of two weeks of training, six weeks of teaching, and one week of wrap-up. Instructional Coaches and members of the Administrative Team make a ten-week commitment to the program, which includes an additional week of planning prior to the commitment outlined above.

Teaching Fellows will:

  • Create lesson plans for one core course (i.e., math, science, history, or English language arts) and an academic elective (e.g., foreign language, dance, art).

  • Lead your own classroom.

  • Learn and practice classroom management and instructional strategies and receive feedback from professional teachers.

  • Work on a team to plan and lead special events.

Instructional Coaches will:

  • Specialize in one core academic subject such as math, science, history, or English language arts.

  • Develop mentoring skills by inspiring, motivating, and supporting aspiring educators.

  • Coordinate the implementation of curriculum and assessment for middle school-aged students.

Administrative Team members will:

  • Lead  professional development workshops, communicate with families, maintain a healthy academic and work environment, and manage operations within the program.

  • Provide insight, support, and motivation to the team of Teaching Fellows.

  • Plan special events and field trips that bring the community together and expose students to new opportunties.


Time Commitment

Teaching Fellows: June 10 - August 9

Instructional Coaches and Administrative Team: June 3 - August 9


Ready for the summer of a lifetime?

To apply for a Teaching Fellow position, you must be a junior or senior in high school or a college undergraduate. Click here for the 2019 Teaching Fellow application.

To apply for an Administrative Team position, you must be a practicing teacher or graduate student.  Click here for the 2019 Administrative Team Application.          

To apply for an Instructional Coach position, you must be a practicing teacher or graduate student.              Click here for the 2019 Instructional Coach Application.

Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are authorized to work in the U.S.

For more information about joining the 2019 team, email Elana Elmore, Program Director, at elana@breakthroughcincinnati.org