Grammar School Associate Teacher

New York, NY
Full Time
Mid Level

CGPS Mission Statement

CGPS nurtures each student’s unique passions and talents inside and outside the classroom, unifying and inspiring members of its community in a rigorous but relaxed learning environment, preparing them for the finest colleges and instilling in them the confidence, ethical values and sense of purpose to embrace challenges, to achieve their dreams and to improve the world.



The Associate Teacher is a unique role for talented individuals who are looking to gain experience and hands-on practice to become a successful full-time classroom teacher. Associate Teachers have an opportunity to observe best practices in classroom instruction from experienced teachers and school leaders. Associate Teachers observe and learn from Head Teachers, co-teach with teacher-leaders, provide in-house substitute teaching coverage for teachers, and support teachers with whole class and small group student instruction. At times, Associate Teachers may also teach their own class of students, allowing for direct teaching experience within a more limited teaching load. The Associate Teachers will meet regularly with a coach for mentorship and to receive feedback on lessons and instruction. The Head Teachers are ultimately responsible for the curriculum and academic program, parent teacher conferences and speaking to families about their individual children. The Associate Teacher is to play a supportive role to the Head Teachers in these areas. We look for candidates with intelligence, energy, optimism, commitment to students, and creativity. 



  • Teach one class or small groups of students in upper elementary
  • Periodically plan and deliver instruction, gradually taking on more responsibility throughout the year
  • Develop teaching skills in preparation for being a Head Teacher 
  • Support students by providing one-on-one and small group instruction daily, and small group intervention and student support
  • Observe Head Teachers in order to improve instructional techniques and classroom management 
  • Meet regularly with a coach and receive formal observations 
  • Help with instruction, assessments, grading, and other classroom responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues 
  • Supervisory responsibilities including lunchroom coverage and escorting children to and from special classes 



  • Currently working towards, or having recently completed a Masters Degree in Education 
  • Interest / experience with pedagogy for upper elementary
  • Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with CGPS’s mission and values 
  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom 
  • Evidence of self-motivation, willingness to be a team player, and has a strong sense of personal responsibility 
  • Ideal candidates are hard-working, energetic, and are willing to learn and adapt 
  • Reflective and constantly wants to improve 
  • Strong time management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines 
  • Possesses strong organizational skills, communication skills (particularly with children), and problem solving skills 



7:45am to 3:30pm, 7:45am to 4:30pm on Department and Faculty Meeting days



The salary range for this position is: $50,000 - $55,000.

We also offer exceptional benefits, and a warm and supportive culture.



Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by applying to this post.


Cover letters should be addressed to Ms. Abigail Rojas, Grammar School Director. Please put  “Associate Teacher” in the subject line.             


Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions on the basis of race (including hairstyle), color, religion, creed, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, gender expression, national origin, alienage, age, pregnancy, marital/partnership status, immigration or citizenship status, status as a veteran or active military service member status, disability, genetic predisposition, status as a victim of domestic violence, prior arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, unemployment status, sexual or reproductive health decisions, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law (collectively, the “Protected Characteristics”).



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