On behalf of the Office of Recruitment, Cultivation & Diversity Programs within the Division of Equity, Strategy, and Opportunity Gaps, I would like to share some important information about opportunities to teach in Boston Public Schools (BPS). Also, if you are already a teacher with us, we would love for you to please share this information with your networks outside of BPS.
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, BPS is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of diverse, innovative and welcoming schools. Boston Public Schools knows that there is no more important factor in a child’s education than a great teacher. We are seeking individuals who are able to serve ALL students, regardless of ability or language, and who hold multiple licenses. Research shows all students benefit from having teachers of color. Last year, 47% of all external hires for the district were educators of color. Here in Boston, great teachers are passionate about urban education, drive student achievement, reflect the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students, and have a strong commitment to the City of Boston.
We encourage you to explore our Recruitment resources and learn more about how to become a member of our team:
- Recruitment specific website, teachboston.org
- Early Hiring Pool Job posting
- BPS Licensing Pipelines
- Recruitment Events & Hiring Support Sessions
- Hiring Process
- Applicant FAQs
First-year teachers earn more than $59,000 and can make well over $80,000 by their sixth year. Teachers in the Boston Public Schools also have access to dedicated support (access to a New Teacher Developer in their first year), exclusive resources (such as reduced tuition at area colleges), and benefits as a member of the Boston Teachers’ Union (BTU).
Early Hiring Pool:
By submitting your application to our District-wide Early Hiring Pool posting, you have a chance to participate in a pre-screen virtual interview (via Zoom) with an opportunity to be added to the district’s Priority Pool list. The Priority Pool list is shared with School leaders, enabling them to reach out to candidates they are interested in to fill positions being posted in March 2021 for School Year 21-22. (Note, however, by applying to this pool, you are demonstrating a commitment to BPS and to our students, and your application materials will be available to all school leaders who have openings for the upcoming school year.) Within the Priority Pool last year, there were over 800 interviews leading to 168 candidates hired; 58% of Priority Pool candidates received one or more interviews; 36% of candidates from the Priority Pool were hired.
In addition to applying to the Early Hiring Pool, we highly recommend that candidates also apply to at least 8-10 school specific positions once they post on March 1st. (Applying to the Early Hiring Pool does not denote application to any specific position; candidates must ALSO apply to positions directly with the schools). District-wide, the average number of applications per candidate last year was 23.
Diversity in BPS
The Office of Recruitment, Cultivation & Diversity Programs is committed to developing, implementing, communicating, and evaluating a comprehensive and progressive recruitment and selection strategy to generate a qualified, diverse pipeline of school leaders, teachers, and administrators for our district.
We are also committed to retaining a talented and diverse workforce. Here you will find information about our ALANA (African, LatinX, Asian, and Native American) Educators program, Male Educators of Color (MEOC), Women Educators of Color (WEOC and our teacher competencies. These programs allow us to support our teachers of color while also providing prospective candidates detailed information about what our school leaders are looking for in strong candidates.
We are pleased to share that through continued support from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, we will also be able to offer HIRING BONUSES to increase the number of effective and diverse teachers in our schools for this upcoming hiring season (Fall 21-22).
We hope you find this information valuable. Thank you for supporting Boston Public Schools.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Office of Recruitment, Cultivation & Diversity Programs
Manager for Recruitment & Cultivation
P: 617-635-9495 F: 617-635-1579