Paraprofessional 2023-2024

Foundation Academy Charter School | Trenton, NJ


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Posted Date 12/22/2023
Expiration Date6/30/2024

At Foundation Academies, we promise to equip our scholars to excel in learning and empower them to lead purpose-filled lives. Whether working in a classroom or support role, every member of our learning community is making a real difference in the lives of Black and Brown children. If you believe every child deserves a quality education regardless of zip code, we encourage you to read on. 

We’re looking for a dedicated and talented Paraprofessional to become part of our team. 

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • You’ll be serving students in Autistic Support, Emotional Support, Life Skills, and/or Specialized Learning Support classrooms
  • You’ll be participating in and supporting school events, activities, and programs, inside and outside of school hours.
  • You’ll be working closely with colleagues to build a cohesive school culture of success. 
  • You’ll be regularly analyzing data, monitoring progress and updating student performance trackers, and using that data to help guide their lesson plans.
  • You’ll be regularly and proactively updating families about student progress.

In exchange for your dedication, here are just some of the compensation and benefits we offer:

The salary for this position, which depends on prior work experience and our assessment of your fit for the role, will likely be between $34,000 - $42,500. Every paraprofessional is credited for each year of their educational support experience here at FA up to 10 years.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefit plans
  • Tax-deferred 403b retirement account with 25% matching up to a certain amount 
  • Independent, conflict-free, financial wellness advising through Spring Financial
  • Optional short or long-term disability benefits through Aflac
  • Regular professional development and coaching
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Smartphone and fully paid wireless plan through T-Mobile
  • Windows-based work laptop computer
  • Regular team-building activities and outings
  • 10 sick days and 3 personal days that roll over annually
  • A rewarding career that positively impacts the lives of our amazing students


  • You preferably have 2+ years working in an urban or low-income setting and you understand how to get your students excited about learning. 
  • You are committed to living out our mission.
  • You have a minimum of 45 college credits (exclusive of any remedial or developmental credits) OR have passed the ETS ParaPro Assessment (minimum score of 456)

Supporting/Additional Documents Requested

  • Semifinalist candidates will be required to provide unofficial transcripts, evidence of certification/eligibility, and 3 professional references. 
  • Hired candidates are responsible for the following: official transcripts, criminal clearance (fingerprinting), and medical clearance (TB/Mantoux testing).

Want to join our FAmily?

We are Foundation Academies: Trenton, New Jersey’s largest and highest-ranking K-12 free public charter school. Our mission is to ensure that all of our students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for the nation’s finest colleges, and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty. We serve more than 1,000 of the city’s K-12 population across four schools on two campuses. We admit students by lottery, irrespective of gender, race, household income, or academic ability. 

Our team of experienced and mission-driven urban educators values growth mindsets, lifelong learners, and individuals who believe that every child deserves an excellent education. We hold ourselves, our students, and our city to high standards because that’s what our families deserve. 

We are conveniently located a quick car ride to downtown Princeton, a 45-minute SEPTA ride to Philly’s Center City, and a hop on the NJ Transit Express to New York City.

Type of Job (PreK-12 or Higher Ed.)

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