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 and professionals to advance our mission to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Career opportunities at HCZ are now available on the following teams:

  • Zone Programs, which include a range of Education and Youth programs and Health and Community services for children, families, and community members.
  • HCZ Promise Academy, our premier K-12 charter schools within HCZ’s pathway of cradle-to-career services.
  • Administration, which includes Communications, Development, Facilities, Finance, Food Service, Human Resources, Information Technology, National Leadership, Research & Evaluation, Strategy & Innovation, and Safety.

Keep scrolling to discover your career at Harlem Children’s Zone!

Join our Zone Programs Team

As a member of our Zone Programs Team, you’ll support holistic, place-based Education and Youth programs and Health and Community services for our scholars, families, and community members.

We offer career opportunities in a range of programs, including:

Join the Promise Academy Team

Join HCZ Promise Academy, our premier K-12 charter schools within HCZ’s pathway 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 2022-23 academic year, 100% of our graduating seniors were accepted to college.

The team at HCZ Promise Academy is 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.

Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy teacher Jerry Perez poses in a classroom and smiles.
Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy teacher Jerry Perez poses in a classroom and smiles.

Meet an HCZ Promise Academy Teacher

Jerry Perez

As a Promise Academy teacher, Jerry Perez helps his scholars see a 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 select teacher leaders to enroll in Relay’s two-year residency to become teaching fellows. Upon program completion, they receive certification and become lead teachers.

Join the Administrative Team

As a member of the HCZ’s Administrative Team, you will catalyze the work of our organization to transform lives in Central Harlem and beyond.

We offer career opportunities in a range of areas, including:

  • Communications
  • Development
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Food Service
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • National Leadership
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Safety

Meet our Administrative Team


Our Safety Team creates safe spaces so our scholars can thrive.

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Discover Benefits

As a member of the Harlem Children's Zone team, 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 achieve them.

Harlem Children's Zone staff and community members sit at a round table in a crowded event hall

Diversity and Inclusion

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

Harlem Children's Zone staff member and scholars smile with group of smiling children behind them

Tuition Reimbursement

Full-time HCZ Promise Academy staff members are eligible for student loan forgiveness of up to $30,000.

A Promise Academy High School graduate smiles and leads a line of her peers at graduation

Performance-Based Bonuses

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

A Harlem Children's Zone Community Pride staff member speaks and Harlem community members sit in a meeting

Comprehensive Benefits Package

For full-time staff, we offer no-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance. For full-and part-time staff, we offer savings and investment opportunities.

Promise Academy teacher and scholars smile

Low Student-Teacher Ratio

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

Want to learn more about HCZ careers? We’re here to help!

For questions about careers at HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools, email promisecareers@hcz.org.

For questions about all other HCZ careers, email hczcareers@hcz.org.