Career Opportunities at Harlem Children’s Zone & Promise Academy Charter Schools

Transform the lives of children and families while building your career at a world-class nonprofit.

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Want to transform the lives of children and families while building your career at a world-class nonprofit organization? Join our team!

We are hiring talented and tenacious educators, administrators, counselors, researchers, wellness specialists, and more to help advance our mission: break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by building up opportunities so children, families, and communities can thrive.

From our Education and Youth programs that empower children at every stage of life to Heath and Community services and National Leadership initiatives, we open pathways to prosperity for thousands of people in Harlem and beyond.

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As a member of the Harlem Children’s Zone Programs Team, you’ll empower our children, families, and community with holistic, place-based programs so they can live long, successful, and happy lives.

We offer career opportunities in a broad range of programs that create pathways to self-sufficiency, personal growth, and physical and mental health. This includes our Baby College for new and expectant parents, Healthy Harlem wellness education, CHECS college and career counseling, and so much more.

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A woman in a green shirt poses against a colorfully painted mural

Meet Our Programs Team

Laressa Bordenave

As a College Coordinator at HCZ’s Employment & Technology Center, Laressa keeps students on task with college applications and focused on their dreams.

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Join Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy, our premier K-12 charter schools within HCZ’s pipeline of cradle-to-career services. At HCZ Promise Academy, you’ll help to ensure that every one of our scholars enrolls in and graduates from college. In the 2020-21 academic year, 100% of our graduating seniors were accepted to college.

At Promise Academy, you’ll join a team that’s relentless in the pursuit of our scholars’ success. Everything we provide our scholars — from world-class instruction and extracurricular activities to social emotional support and healthy meals — is designed to fulfill the promise that they will graduate from college.

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A man poses in a classroom and smiles.

Meet a Teacher

Jerry Perez

As an HCZ Promise Academy teacher, Jerry Perez helps students see their future in the sciences.

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Relay Graduate School of Education

Available only to HCZ Promise Academy educators, Relay Graduate School of Education is a private graduate school that helps teachers and school leaders build skills and careers.

In partnership with Relay, HCZ Promise Academy sponsors selected teacher leaders to enroll in Relay’s two-year residency to become teaching fellows. Upon program completion, they receive certification and become lead teachers.


As a member of the Harlem Children’s Zone Administrative staff, you’ll empower the work of our organization to transform lives in Harlem and beyond.

We offer career opportunities in a broad range of areas, including Development, Communications, External Engagement, Finance, Information Technology, Research & Evaluation, Safety, Facilities, Food Service, and Facilities.

Discover Benefits

As a member of the Harlem Children’s Zone family, you will join a supportive and inclusive community dedicated to helping children, families — and our staff — thrive.

We offer highly competitive salaries with generous performance-based bonuses, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for growth.

Employee Growth

We know you have career goals. We want to help you meet them.

Diversity and Inclusion

We value inclusion and diversity in every sense of the word — from background and birthplace to experience and ideas.

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Rewarding Work

Your work truly makes a difference in the lives of children, families, and an entire community.

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Performance-Based Bonuses

We reward efforts that lead to tangible improvement in scholar outcomes.

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Comprehensive Benefits Package

For full-time staff, we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance. For full-and part-time staff, we offer savings and investment opportunities.

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Low Student-Teacher Ratio

Our scholars are engaged, instruction is personalized, and teachers develop a relationship with all of their students.

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Want to learn more about careers at Harlem Children’s Zone or Promise Academy Charter Schools? We’re here to help!

For questions about careers at Promise Academy Charter Schools, email

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