Our selective recruiting process seeks out the best and brightest professionals from around the country, and we strive to build a network of staff who are inspiring, team-oriented, and truly committed to transforming schools, communities and the lives of their students.
When you apply for a position with DC Scholars Community Schools, you can expect a fair and transparent application process that typically includes the following steps:
Complete our application to share your work and education experience with us. If you’re a teaching candidate, you will also submit a sample lesson plan. Please see the FAQs below for helpful hits and tips for submitting a successful application with DC Scholars Community Schools.PHONE INTERVIEW
Selected candidates will be invited to participate in a 30 or 45-minute phone interview with our Manager of Talent. During this call, we will answer questions, learn more about your background, and share details about the experience of working with our team.
*For Leadership and Support Team positions
If you're applying for a Support Team or school-based leadership position, the next step in our process usually involves completing a written exercise. This performance task, which you will submit electronically, gives you an even better opportunity to assess your interest in the role. It also tells us how you might approach concrete tasks typically associated with the position.
All candidates complete an in-person interview before they are hired by our network. During this experience, teaching applicants will get to teach a sample lesson to a group of our scholars, and reflect on their experience afterward. You can also expect a guided tour of the school.REFERENCE CHECKS
When you apply, we ask for three professional references, including at least one reference from a supervisor. If you are in the final round of consideration, we will call or email these individuals for additional context on your application.