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  • Harlem Academy seeks outstanding professionals with demonstrated skills to lead and collaborate in a dynamic learning environment.

    The dedicated members of the Harlem Academy team have the opportunity to directly impact a growing program and advance the school's mission to drive equity of opportunity for promising students.

Teaching Positions

We are always interested in learning about potential teachers who would be a good fit with our program and school culture; we accept resumes year round. Please see the detailed job descriptions below.

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  • Associate Teacher

    • Teaching or co-teaching one or two academic courses with a commitment to strong planning and practice of effective instructional techniques.
    • Leading co-curricular programs: recess, lunch, athletics, study hall, arts, electives, and advisory, insuring that Harlem Academy students learn to live the school creed.
    • Partner with lead teachers and attending families in formal and informal meetings, written comments, class culture, and other areas as needed.
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  • Lead Teacher

    • Teach multiple core courses in a primary or elementary school grade or a subject-specific sixth through eighth-grade course. 
    • Write and execute engaging, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate lesson plans that challenge students to meet learning goals.
    • Use evaluation and data-driven understanding of your students to drive teaching decisions.
    • Manage school-day routines and environments to ensure safety, academic performance, and holistic growth.
    • Build genuine relationships with families through formal and informal written correspondence, meetings, volunteer opportunities, and overall collaboration toward our students’ growth.
    • Advise students, lead electives, and contribute holistically to our culture and mission.
    • Demonstrate professional conduct and a thoughtful, team-oriented approach.
    • Reflect on and improve professional practices with mission focus, depth, and honesty.
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Administrative Positions

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  • Development and Communications Associate

    Reporting to the communications director, the development and communications associate will work with the development team on execution of the communications, annual giving, and donor cultivation strategies for the year.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

Harlem Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will contribute to our diversity.

Furthermore, we value and respect all types of diversity and strongly encourage applicants from traditionally marginalized groups to apply. We prohibit discrimination and harassment, and we are committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting those from minority and disadvantaged groups. We want to live in a world that recognizes the inherent strengths that come from different viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. As a team, we have taken on a commitment to examining our unconscious biases and want to work towards an equitable, peaceful, and just world.
Harlem Academy
655 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY, 10030

P (212) 348-2600
F (212) 348-3500


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Harlem Academy is an independent school (grades K-8) that drives equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world.