Middle School Humanities Teacher and Student Coach

Jersey City, NJ
Full Time
Entry Level

Company Description

Kindle Education is an intentionally diverse 6th-12th grade public charter school that aims to cultivate an equitable community of purposeful individuals who are prepared to navigate our current world and build our future. We believe that a new model of school is required to meet the demands of the 21st century and we are excited to build it. We opened our doors to 66 6th grade students in the fall of 2023 in Jersey City, NJ. We will add an additional grade of 66 students this fall.

We are seeking a dynamic Middle School Humanities Teacher and Student Coach to help us forge a life-changing school. This role will start in the summer of 2024.

Job Description

Below is a brief overview, intended to be neither comprehensive nor binding. A flame is organic, never fixed, and we see the development of our school and team in the same way.

As a Humanities Teacher and Student Coach at Kindle Education, you will play many roles. We believe that education is best done as a team sport and that we can accomplish exponentially more through collaboration. 

  • As a Humanities Teacher, you will lead workshop-style classes where students explore multiple learning pathways and solve complex problems as they pursue their goals. Overseeing a small group of tutors, you will lesson plan and utilize Kindle Education’s curriculum and learning platform to provide one-on-one intervention, small group mini-lessons, and whole class instruction based on each students’ needs and the goals of each unit. Through standards-aligned content-based literacy, students will engage with compelling topics and texts through reading, thinking, talking, and writing.
  • As a student coach, you will facilitate a daily advisory class where you will partner with parents to guide a small group of students as they find their spark, develop social-emotional and metacognitive skills, set goals for life and learning, and build a sense of purpose. Through advisory sessions, one-on-one coaching sessions, family communication, and progress and data tracking, you will ensure your students are getting the support they need to show consistent growth.
  • As a learner and team member, you will set your own personalized goals with the support of a coach and your peers, ultimately modeling the self-directed growth we expect from our students. By proactively supporting your peers and pitching in where needed, you will help create an environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

All curriculum and student data will be housed on the Kindle Education learning platform.


We are looking for creative and adaptive self-starters who are ready to take on the challenge of cultivating an environment that prepares every child to navigate our current world and build our future. Please thoroughly review our website before applying (KindleEducation.org).

  • NJ Instructional Certificate or eligibility in English or in Middle School with Subject Matter Specialization: English Language Arts/Literacy Grades 5-8, or equivalent certificate from another state strongly preferred. 
  • Alignment with Kindle Education’s school model, mission, and values (reference website)
  • Experience with or strong willingness to develop skills in online learning platforms/blended learning, social-emotional learning, inquiry, project-based learning, service learning, and personalized learning.
  • Strong relationship building, communication, and organization skills. A genuine excitement for student coaching and supporting the metacognitive and holistic growth of students. 
  • Readiness to utilize technology, data, and systems of feedback to ensure transparency, consistency, and continuous improvement.
  • Preference for fast-paced and diverse startup cultures where everyone wears multiple hats. 
  • Team player who is willing to give more than they take.
  • Strong belief in the importance of diversity and intentionally integrated communities. 
  • Someone who seeks first to understand, then to be understood.
  • A love for learning, exploring, and tinkering. Comfortable with change, ambiguity, and occasional failure.
  • A high tolerance for fire metaphors.

Additional Information

We have bold aspirations for what a school can be and while we expect a lot from our team, we also give a lot in return. We’ve built out a comprehensive summer staff professional development experience to ensure that every team member feels prepared to deliver the Kindle Education learning experience. Each week will include grade and content team meetings where staff will build community and share best practices. A Director of Learning will provide consistent coaching and support. We are committed to ensuring that every member of our team gets the support they need to thrive.

We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package that places a premium on your needs and those of your family. The salary range for this position is $60,000-$90,000 based on experience.

Diversity sparks innovation, creativity, and transformation. We are actively seeking candidates of varying backgrounds and perspectives. If you are looking for a place that values all you have to offer, come help us build it.

Kindle Education is an equal opportunity employer. Work authorization is required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.).




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