Fellowship Opportunity

Fellow Positions for Recent US College Graduates 

The American College of Greece

Athens, Greece

Founded in 1875, The American College of Greece (ACG) is the oldest American-accredited college in Europe and the largest private college in Greece. ACG is made up of three divisions: Pierce (Pre-K through Lyceum /International Baccalaureate Diploma Program); Deree (undergraduate and graduate); Alba Graduate Business School. ACG divisions are located on three state-of-the-art, sustainable campuses in the heart of and outside Athens, the cultural and political capital of Greece. We believe in a well-rounded education and a vibrant student community, buzzing with academic societies and student clubs, sports teams, and we thrive on giving our students a real taste of an American education. 

To further highlight our American-founded base, we are excited to announce a new post-bachelor Fellowship program for new US university graduates. These Fellows will act as professional colleagues to our experienced staff while immersing themselves in the exciting Greek culture and life. 

We are pleased to offer several post-bachelor fellow positions for the 2022-2023 academic year:

US College Counseling Fellow

Working with our Director of US College Counseling, this Fellow will help introduce students to the unique philosophy of US education, will help facilitate writing workshops and one-on-one with students to provide writing support and feedback, and assist students in the US application process for college/university studies, as well as academic summer programs in the US. 

Elementary School Fellow (4 positions)

Fellows in these positions will support our English teachers in K-6 classes, assisting in traditional English class activities as well as songs, games, stories, theater, etc. Depending on their own past experiences, they will initially observe but will soon actively participate as teaching assistants, participating in lesson planning and onsite/online teaching. They will collaborate directly with the English Department Director and will carry out administrative duties when and where necessary. Eligible Fellows should enjoy working with children, be willing to share their own experiences, and have a passion for learning while they work.

In addition to learning about another culture and way of living, those interested in a career in teaching will have the unique opportunity to learn first-hand new and creative approaches to teaching for the future, how to run a bilingual classroom, state-of-the-art tech aids for teaching, congenial team-teaching, and more. 

Fellows will have 40 hours of duties per week from September until July which include class time, prep time, liaising with supervisor and colleagues, and taking part in our Pierce Leadership Academy, https://pla.pierce.gr/discover-pierce-leadership-academy/

To be considered for these positions, applicants must submit a CV/resume and an essay/statement of interest sharing why they believe are the right fit for the position and what they could bring to Pierce and its students. If selected for the next stage, they will be asked to complete an online application and submit two professional references. 

Completed application and supplementary documents must be submitted by April 15, 2022. Qualified applicants will be notified via email to arrange a Zoom interview. Zoom interviews will be held in late April and the selection process will finish before May 15, 2022.

Fellows receive their airfare to/from Greece, free room & board, medical insurance, basic Greek lessons, a monthly stipend, and can attend up to two undergrad or grad classes at Deree – The American College of Greece tertiary division.

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All this, while living the dream in Greece – exploring the country, Europe, and a whole new and very different world.

Athens is the capital of Greece and the birthplace of democracy, arts, science, and philosophy. Home of Plato, Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus, and cradle of Western civilization, it has a recorded history span of over 3,400 years and has been inhabited since the 11th millennium BC. The city center is today an open air museum, a 3-km pedestrian “archaeological park.”

Athens boasts a perfect Mediterranean climate. The legendary Greek sunlight, the unique combination of history and contemporary growth, the coexistence of culture with breathtaking natural beauty, and a vibrant rhythm of life make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fellows will live within a short distance from exciting historical locations across Greece, will enjoy access to gorgeous mountains for hiking, and be an hour’s cruise away from some of the most beautiful islands in the world – all waiting to be explored.

We understand these are uncertain times with COVID-19. The Greek government’s response to the pandemic has been prompt and assertive. So far, 70% of Greek citizens have been vaccinated and the country is gradually returning to a state of normalcy. At Pierce, 95% of the faculty and staff are vaccinated and 82% of our student population. Our campus community has taken (and continues to take) multiple safety measures and precautions to protect our students, teachers, staff, and families who reside on campus. Although no community is COVID-free, we believe that our response demonstrates our commitment to the well-being of our school community. 

Join our family, contact us at pierce@acg.edu to begin the application

ISO School Sitter in Stoneham

Stoneham family needs a part time babysitter Tuesday – Thursday for the entirety of the 2021-2022 school year to pick up our sweet, smart, and energetic 5 year old from pre school.Tuesday and Thursday pickup is at 2pm, Wednesday pickup at 11:30, all days until 5pm. Your own transportation is necessary and we hope you’ll be open to taking him to one after school activity during the week. Additionally, his 7 year old sister might also need care on occasion. References required as is Covid vaccination verification. 

Pay is commensurate with experience but starts at $15/hr

Please contact Sara at sara.darrieulat@gmail.com

PT Sitter/Nanny in South Boston

Our little family of three is looking for some part-time afternoon childcare help for our cute and curious just-turned-three-year-old, starting in early-to-mid June and extending through mid-September. We’re hoping to find someone interested in 15–20 hours/week, who would care for and play with our little guy from early afternoon to early evening, three to four days a week. We’re flexible on exact hours and days. We imagine this could be the perfect opportunity for a college or graduate student — in particular someone studying or otherwise interested in early-childhood education. There’s also the possibility of continuing with slightly different hours after the summer, once our son is back in preschool in the fall.

Compensation: $15-20 depending on experience

Contact: andrew.sessa@gmail.com

Math Teaching Opportunity in Waltham

Vacancy: Grade 7 MATH at McDevitt Middle School, Waltham MA
We have a full time vacancy for a Grade 7 Math Teacher to join our team at McDevitt Middle School in Waltham, Massachusetts. We are looking for a teacher committed to engaging every student in a diverse urban middle school, to collaborative work with colleagues in our team structure, and to supporting the development of students’ conceptual understanding of mathematics. Come join our mission driven team! Apply at https://www.walthampublicschools.org/about/employment/?category=Middle+School+Teaching and feel free to email Principal Mike Sabin with questions or information at michaelsabin@walthampublicschools.org. We are moving quickly so please apply now.

Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education: Annual Building Bridges Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education (MPDE) will be holding its annual Building Bridges Conference virtually this year on Wednesday April 28th from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST.

MPDE is committed to recruiting and assisting in producing career opportunities for educators and administrators from diverse backgrounds, and forming collaborative relationships that will enhance staff diversity within our schools districts.

Pre-register for event here.  There is no fee to attend.

Childcare in Wakefield

I am looking for someone from 2-4ish, Monday-Thursday for the remainder of the school year. I am located in Wakefield, and this would involve picking my 4 and 7 years olds up from their schools (clean driving record please). We have two dogs in the home, and ideally I would love to have someone who was comfortable taking them out in the yard when they first get there. We are careful in regards to COVID and would need the same from someone coming into our home.

I’m looking to pay $20/hour, but that could be flexible. This could extend beyond the school year for occasional nights/weekends in the future with the right fit.

Please contact me at 508-561-9794 or lstoodt@gmail.com

Associate at The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy’s mission is to improve public education through well-informed decision-making based on deep knowledge and evidence of effective policymaking and practice. As Massachusetts’ preeminent voice in public education reform, we create open spaces for educators and policymakers to consider evidence, discuss cutting-edge issues, and develop new approaches to advance student learning. Through our staunch commitment to independent, non-partisan research and constructive conversations, we work to promote an education system that provides every child with the opportunity to be successful in school and in life. For more information on the organization, visit https://www.renniecenter.org/


Position Overview The Associate plays a pivotal role on both short- and long-term tasks across a range of projects. Associates gain a broad understanding of how the Rennie Center works within the fields of education research, policy, and practice. This individual will primarily support the organization’s research and practice portfolios. This work will vary over time, but typical responsibilities will include providing project management for Rennie Center engagements, conducting research with schools and districts, supporting network-based improvement communities, and designing opportunities to share research findings with the broader field through public events and outreach.


Essential Functions

• Provide project management for one or more engagements. This includes developing project workplans based upon the scope of work, monitoring progress towards key deliverables, and communicating regularly with team members to ensure the scope of work is met.
• Play a lead role in research projects, including collecting data (primarily through qualitative methods), analyzing findings, administering surveys, and drafting reports.
• Assist with the design and execution of professional learning sessions for school and district staff.
• Plan and manage events including prepping speakers, overseeing logistics, creating agendas, and developing slides.


Qualifications
• Deep commitment to equity and promoting access to opportunity for historically marginalized communities
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly in translating complex information into clear and concise messages
• Strong analytical skills, including the ability to collect and interpret data. Qualitative data analysis skills are required, quantitative skills are a plus
• Self-starter able to work in a fast-paced environment and complete projects independently
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and collaborate with others to move projects forward
• Awareness of policy environment and education reform issues, in Massachusetts and nationally
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Master’s degree or 2+ years of experience in a relevant field

To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to Laura Dziorny, Deputy Director, at ldziorny@renniecenter.org.
We anticipate that the starting salary for this position will be approximately $60,000. Rennie Center employees also receive a generous benefits package. More information is available upon request.
The Rennie Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ applicants. This job description is subject to change at any time.