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Career Partnership with Mastery Charter Schools

City Year is proud to partner with Mastery Charter Schools to ensure that our alumni can continue to impact the lives of Philadelphia students! This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and the belief that committed young people can provide an excellent education for all students. The City Year experience strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for employment at Mastery.


Mastery Charter is a growing non-profit charter school network recognized nationally for the work in school turnarounds and dramatic student achievement gains. Mastery believes that educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing our Country - the civil rights issue of our day. Mastery exists to solve the problem.

Mastery Charter Schools integrates modern management and effective educational practices to drive student achievement. The teachers at Mastery are outstanding and relentlessly committed to student achievement. Mastery instruction means teaching and supporting students until they learn. Teachers continually improve their craft through frequent feedback, coaching, and collaborative support. Instruction is grounded by a common pedagogical model and guided by focused standards-based curricula. Assessments are aligned to clear objectives and data is used to direct instruction. Mastery utilizes a mastery-based grading system and a scaffolded course structure that addresses students at their incoming skill level, yet holds all students to a single college preparatory graduation standard.



The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as a Mastery Charter Schools literacy support teacher, math support teacher, and other positions throughout its charter school network. Serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness for openings at Mastery Charter.


Mastery encourages City Year graduates to apply for the following:
       > Mastery Teaching Residency 
       > Literacy Support Teacher
       > Math Support Teacher
       > Assistant Dean
       > Attendance Manager
       > Building Substitutes

Partnership Overview:

  • Click here for details on all current openings with Mastery Charter Schools
  • Click here to learn about the Mastery Teaching Residency

  • Click here to apply online and learn more about the hiring process and timeline

  • City Year alums should indicate their affiliation in the affiliations field of the application

  • Qualified City Year applicants will be invited to Selection Days created specifically for City Year Alumni

Contact the Talent and Recruitment Office with any questions at



Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Mastery Charter Schools. Corps members and alumni interested in the program must complete the full application process.