Staff Substitute Teacher

BelovED Community & Empowerment Academy Charter Schools | Jersey City, NJ


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Posted Date 5/06/2024
Expiration Date4/01/2025

Empowerment Academy Charter School is hiring a Staff Substitute Teacher for the current school year and beyond at our High School. This is a permanent position, not per diem. You would be a full-time member of our dynamic and fantastic staff and have access to benefits. This is an immediate vacancy.

Empowerment is ALSO hiring two Staff Substitutes to begin in September for next year and beyond. One is at the High School and one is at the Elementary School.

Salary: $39,000-$58,000



Empowerment Academy is a dynamic and successful charter school that truly supports its teachers and staff. Empowerment has 3 of its own campuses, and BelovED is our “sister school.” We serve a student mix of students that are among the most diverse in America while enjoying the cultural vibrance of Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City. Our staff is a dedicated group of individuals passionate about closing the achievement gap and providing a quality educational program. 


At Empowerment Academy, we emphasize teamwork and community and truly value our faculty:

  • Evidencing this, compared to those with similar experience, OUR FACULTY MEMBERS ARE AMONG THE HIGHEST PAID IN NEW JERSEY;
  • Moreover, we seek to achieve academic success without burning out teachers by meshing an effective education program with effective teacher supports and professional development.



Teachers at Empowerment Academy are part of a school-wide team.  They receive career-long coaching and professional development support from school leaders; work with their peers in professional learning communities (PLCs) to plan lessons and solve problems; and partner with an array of specialists to meet scholars’ diverse needs.


Examples of such teacher supports include:

  • Abundant planning periods during the school day;
  • A research-based curriculum and supporting curricular materials; 
  • High-quality formative assessments, aligned with the curriculum, that help identify when students have not achieved mastery of a skill, concept, or knowledge item; and
  • Full-time reading and math specialists who tutor students struggling to master an essential skill, and counselors and social workers who help students struggling with non-academic problems.


Candidates must hold a substitute teaching certificate issued from the NJ Department of Education.

Candidates must have experience working with children and strong classroom management skills.


We generally seek the same qualities in assistant teachers and permanent subs that we seek in lead teachers. It is a major bonus if you have teaching certification or are working towards it. There is a lot of growth potential at our school for aspiring teachers.



As an equal opportunity employer, Empowerment Academy and Beloved hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources




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

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