The LAB Corps Urban Education Fellowship is an 11-month fellowship that provides practical teaching experience in small-group settings. During a year of service, Fellows work with students in tutorial settings to provide personalized academic instruction and to support habits that foster academic success. Each year, we look to develop a diverse cohort of dedicated educators and leaders who invest their time and energy in the academic success of low-income youth. The LAB Corps is a great experience for anyone interested in careers in education, social justice, policy, or those who plan to pursue graduate degrees in medicine, policy, business, or law.
At the end of their Fellowship year, Fellows may be invited to participate in the Brooklyn Lab Charter School Teacher Residency program – through which participants complete their Masters degree in Education while apprenticing under the mentorship of one of LAB’s master teachers. Learn more about the vision for the LAB Corps Fellowship and Brooklyn Lab Teacher Residency here.
- Fellows provide small group instruction and classroom support to students in both in-person and remote schools, primarily in math and literacy, and work to help students develop habits and competencies that are critical to success in college and professional life.
- Fellows serve as “success coaches” or mentors, helping students navigate complex life and learning transitions students continue to face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Fellows assist teachers with behavior management, attendance, homework collection, and other tasks in daily homeroom/advisory sessions.
- Fellows support the school staff by taking on operational duties such as advisory support, proctoring student tests, and classroom management.
- Fellows coordinate with teachers and leadership to monitor student progress and update families.
- Fellows attend school-wide events, such as family celebrations, pep rallies, and assemblies, and support faculty and staff with organizing activities and other duties.
- Fellows receive support with lesson planning and lesson delivery feedback. Content and curriculum is provided by the school.
- Fellows participate in intensive training in the summer and professional development sessions throughout the school year.
- Bachelor’s degree required (all majors welcome, teaching certificate not required). We are looking for candidates with diverse interests and skills.
- Commitment to InnovateEDU’s mission to close educational achievement gaps and Brooklyn Lab’s mission to prepare all students for success in college and careers of their choosing.
- Experience working with low-income children/youth, children/youth with disabilities, and/or English language learners.
- Experience tutoring, mentoring, coaching, and/or teaching.
- Willingness to receive and strategically implement feedback.
- Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong writing and/or math skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset including the ability to adapt easily to change.
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Proficiency in speaking Spanish, Arabic, or Haitian Creole helpful but not required
- Fellows must be willing to comply with a fingerprint-supported criminal background check
Fellows work in-person from Brooklyn Lab's campuses in downtown Brooklyn.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year, with a fellowship start date of July 30th, 2021. Candidates will be interviewed and selected on a rolling basis.
Select applicants will be invited to an initial phone interview, followed by a Zoom video interview in which they will be asked to deliver a five-minute tutorial lesson on a specific math or literacy topic. The Zoom interview may be in an individual or group setting and candidates will debrief and receive feedback from staff members on tutorial lessons.
Fellows receive a stipend of $15,500, spread out over 11 months, in addition to eligibility for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness, and a meal allowance for each work day.