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Building Substitute (24-25 SY)

companyFreire Schools
locationPhiladelphia, PA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

About Freire Schools

Established in 1999, Freire Schools ( is a network of four charter schools across Philadelphia and Delaware whose mission is to prepare students from historically underserved communities for success in college and beyond. We're distinguished by our belief in every student who walks through our doors, our strong code of conduct and commitment to peace that ensures a safe environment for all, our sense of family throughout our community, and our joyous and engaged classrooms that focus on academic achievement. As evidence of our impact, in 2023 Stanford's Center for Research on Education Outcomes ranked Freire Schools in the top 15 in the country for academic gains out of 368 charter networks nationwide.

About the team

For this Building Substitute position, you'll be working for our middle school in center city Philadelphia called Freire Charter Middle School (5th-8th Grade): Freire Schools' youngest Dragons are preparing for college and changing what it means to be in middle school. Our students arrive at Freire Middle School at a range of achievement levels. Here, they don't just catch up – they make leaps in personal and academic growth, setting them up for even greater success in high school. In 2022, following a longitudinal study on student outcomes commissioned by the Philadelphia School Partnership, Freire Middle School has been identified as one of 36 Philadelphia public and public charter (K-8) schools "Beating the Odds" in academic growth.

What you'll do

As a Middle School Building Substitute, you'll ensure that students are working in a safe, productive environment so that student's learning is not compromised in the absence of staff. You'll be an integrated member of Freire's school community and get to know a wide range of our students and staff!


  • Cover classes and maintain a classroom culture of learning and safety for all students using provided lesson/coverage plans.
  • Monitor additional spaces as needed such as lunch, hallways, recess, etc.
  • Model professionalism and overall Freire the values of community, teamwork, and a commitment to peace.

Who you are

You possess an unwavering belief that our students are capable of success, and you both exude and cultivate our values of equity, love, critical thinking, and diversity. We're looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements

  • At least 1 year of previous successful experience working with urban youth
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and willingness to do "whatever it takes" to get a job done
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

Preferred qualifications

  • Valid PA teaching certificate or bachelor's degree preferred

Pay and benefits

This role is full time and salaried. We offer a competitive salary based on your experience and qualifications. Our benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and more. Pennsylvania employees are enrolled in Freire's 403(b) retirement plan which includes a 5% contribution from Freire.

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