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Syracuse City School District Job posting 44328
725 HARRISON ST, SYRACUSE, New York, 13210 Job posted as of Aug 01, 2017 until Until Filled

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About Our District

The Syracuse City School District (SCSD) is setting a higher bar for students and staff alike – and doing more than ever to help them reach it. We serve a richly diverse student body – our students speak over 70 languages, and 4 in 5 are low-income – and we believe every single student deserves a vibrant education. That’s why we’re going all in to make Syracuse the most-improved urban district in America. It won’t be easy, but it’s exciting. If you’re energized by our ambitious goals, and by the challenge of charting a new future for Syracuse, join us.

Our Commitment to Diversity

At the Syracuse City School District, we believe it’s in the interest of both students and the public to have a staff which is highly qualified and effective in performing the duties assigned to them, and which contains a healthy diversity of personal backgrounds. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means we are committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. Once hired, employees will need to present proof of eligibility to work legally in the United States.

Job Title
Substitute Teacher ($130 - $150 Daily)
District Name
Syracuse City School District
Posted on
Aug 01, 2017
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
Apply your passion for urban education!
Substitute teaching in an urban district comes with many challenges and great rewards. Our substitutes say they are drawn by the diverse population and incredible potential of Syracuse students. At SCSD, you're part of a team that's all in for a big goal: becoming the most improved urban district in America. 

Build a Rewarding Career!
We believe great substitute teachers deserve recognition and ways to advance into a career in education. Syracuse substitute teachers earn $130-$150 per day, depending on location (see "Compensation" below). Many of our substitutes continue to grow and develop in becoming certified teachers that are hired in Syracuse City Schools. Those certified in teaching will be considered for long-term substitute positions.

Job Overview
Substitute Teachers lead instruction in assigned classrooms in the absence of regular classroom teachers. Substitute Teachers are responsible for helping students build knowledge and skills according to teacher-planned lessons. Once hired, Substitute Teachers accept day-to-day assignments across all 34 SCSD schools and 4 programs.

Who We Want
Successful SCSD employees are all in for Syracuse students.
Substitute Teachers:
  • Believe strongly that all students can learn at high levels
  • Demonstrate commitment to serving urban students, schools and communities
  • Are willing to put the interests of students first
  • Actively contribute to a culture of high expectations in schools and the district
  • Build the relationships needed to serve our students well

Specific Duties
Reporting to the Principal and acting as the teacher for the day, the Substitute Teacher must, at a minimum:
  • Work a total of 7 hours to 8 hours and 15 minutes per day, depending on the assigned school (see below)
  • Report to the school office at beginning of school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials
  • Lead lessons as prescribed in the plans left by the classroom teacher
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and grade-level appropriate
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and objectives as indicated in plans
  • Employ instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom
  • Perform non-classroom duties usually required of the absent teacher (lunchroom duty, hall monitoring, etc.)
  • Follow all school and classroom procedures
  • Perform other related duties as directed by Principal or Vice Principal

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Interest in serving Syracuse City students in various schools and programs
  • Ability to accept daily assignments in various SCSD schools and programs
  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!

The following schools have an 8-hour work day* and pay $150 per day.
  • Bellevue Elementary School
  • Danforth Middle School
  • Dr. King Elementary School *7.5 hours per day
  • Dr. Weeks Elementary School
  • Frazer K-8 School *7.92 hours per day
  • Grant Middle School
  • HW Smith K-8 School
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • McKinley-Brighton Elementary School *hours vary
  • Porter Elementary School
  • Seymour Dual Language Academy *7.5 hours per day
  • Van Duyn Elementary School *7.95 hours per day
  • Westside Academy @ Blodgett

The following schools pay $140 per day.
  • Franklin Elementary School *7.33 hours per day
  • Meachem Elementary School *hours vary

All other schools have a 7-hour work day and pay $130 per day.

Qualification for SCSD benefits after 3 months, if you work every day.