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Careers at University Prep

Join a team of committed education professionals who are working to raise the bar of what is possible in public education.

At UP, we are looking for passionate, innovative, and eager individuals who are committed to fulfilling our mission of preparing every child for success in college, leadership and life.

We Promise Our Staff:

  • A Commitment to Teacher and Staff Development. We are committed to nurturing and professionally developing our teachers and staff members.  

  • Teamwork and Collaboration. Our schools have an ethos of sharing and open doors.

  • Fun and Enjoyment. We love our work and it shows every day, in everything that we do. We are not just a school, we are family!

  • Representation and Voice. All staff members are represented by The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and we maintain a collaborative relationship to ensure every staff member’s voice is heard. Shared decision-making is central to the philosophy of UP. Therefore, all of our staff members have the opportunity to join one of our many standing committees. 

  • A Growth Mindset. UP cultivates a growth mindset through hard work, dedication, and a collaborative approach to teaching and learning.

compensation and benefits:

  • University Prep Public Schools was co-founded by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and as such, staff and faculty enjoy UFT membership and receive full benefits and enrollment in the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS).

  • Staff are entitled to premium free or low-cost health insurance

  • Commuter and transit benefits.

  • At roughly 18% above the NYC DOE salary schedule, UP staff compensation is very competitive and determined by our collective bargaining agreement.

Current openings

Grow with us! By 2021-22, University Prep Public Schools network will serve almost 1000 students across our highest needed South Bronx neighborhoods.

Position School Description
Special Education Learning Specialist UP Middle School Learn More and Apply
English Teacher (5 - 8) UP Middle School Learn More and Apply
Math Teacher (5 - 8) UP Middle School Learn More and Apply
History Teacher (5 - 8) UP Middle School Learn More and Apply
Physical Education (5 - 8) UP Middle School Learn More and Apply
Science Teacher (5 - 8) UP Middle School Learn More and Apply
School Counselor (5) UP Middle School Learn More and Apply

As an equal opportunity employer, University Prep hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.