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Hiring Teachers During Covid-19

Teacher Hiring Process During Covid-19

Is Promise Academy® and Harlem Gems® still hiring?
Yes, we are still hiring for the 2020-21 school year! Please visit here for a complete listing of open positions.

Are job interviews being conducted in-person or online?
HCZ cares about the health and safety of our employees, students and visitors. Our schools are currently conducting interviews online.

Where can I learn more about how HCZ is responding to COVID-19?
For the latest information about the actions HCZ is taking in response to COVID-19 please visit our reference page .

What is the teacher interview process?
The interview process consists of an online application, phone screen, exam, and virtual interview.

Why should you join Promise Academy® and Harlem Gems®?
Our schools are committed to serving the entire child along their educational journey. We do whatever it takes to ensure that our scholars are ready for college and a successful career. As a member of our team, you will join a supportive and innovative community of educators who are dedicated to breaking the generational cycle of poverty.

Do you need to be a certified teacher to work at your school?
Yes, a New York State teacher certification in your content area is required.

Can you apply if you are currently working on certification?
Yes, you may apply if you already have completed steps in the certification process.

How do you apply?
Apply by emailing your resume to or visiting here.