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Teaching Assistant (Grades N-K) -Spanish

New York, New York
Early Learning Center (New York)

Position: Avenues Teaching Assistant - Spanish  (Grades N-K) - Early Learning Center

Location: New York, NY


Avenues: The World Schoolis a top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to some of the world’s leading cities in the next few years. Teaching and learning happens through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity and collaboration, along with state-of-the-art technology, pervade the school. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, create a unique educational experience together.


Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers collaborate to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.


Avenues students will graduate fluent in a second languageand at ease beyond their borders. To this end, in the younger grades, students alternate days between English and Spanish or Chinese classrooms. 


The Avenues Teaching Assistant program is a one-year on-site teacher  program that offers early career educators the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an Early Learning Center dual language setting. Teaching assistants are assigned teacher mentors in N-K setting over the course of the year. Teaching assistants collaborate closely with grade-level colleagues in all aspects of classroom life. In your role, you will: 


  • Collaborate intensivelyand daily with colleagues to design learning outcomes, monitor growth, and thoughtfully address individual student needs. 
  • Design innovative curriculumthat engages all learners in meaningful and challenging work that cultivates real-world problem solving skills and develops social responsibility 
  • Deeply connect with students and colleagues to vigorously uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect.
  • Invoke a robust learning atmospherethat leads students to deeply value being at school and feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community.
  • Participate activelyin ongoing professional learning


  • Desire to learn early childhood teaching foundations and best practices in an dual language setting
  • A deep dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching 
  • A superb ability to collaborate closely with colleagues
  • A willingness to embrace change and consider new perspectives
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 


To Apply

Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website, www.avenues.org. Please include a thoughtful cover letter in your application. 



Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. 


Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.

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