Full-time Educator (Northeastern Pennsylvania)

Salvadori Center

Job Title: Full-Time Educator ~ Northeastern Pennsylvania


A Salvadori Educator provides classroom instruction in K-12 classes through a variety of in-school, afterschool, and summer programs both in New York City and in Scranton and Riverside, PA.


Responsibilities include:


  • Teach Salvadori’s hands-on, project-based programs
  • Assist in the development of STEM/STEAM programs and lessons and curricula with a focus on the built environment
  • Schedule and facilitate pre-planning meetings and weekly check-ins with teachers whose classes will be participating in the program
  • Submit reports documenting program accomplishments
  • Keep accurate records of each program session including organizing, cataloging, and archiving lessons, materials, photographs, and other program documentation
  • Assist with planning and preparations for Salvadori’s annual Student Design Charrette and Benefit
  • Assist with presentations and/or demonstrations about the Salvadori method
  • Other duties as required


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience teaching or tutoring K-12 students in an in-school or after-school environment
  • Ability to secure FBI-level fingerprint clearance
  • Current and legal driver’s license and applicable insurance
  • Ability to work both independently and with others to advance organizational goals
  • Ability to travel between Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York City
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher)


Preferred Skills and Experience:


  • Background in civil engineering, structural engineering, architecture, design, math, or science
  • Experience working with diverse student populations in high-need schools or community sites
  • Experience with lesson planning and/or curriculum development
  • Knowledge of best practices in classroom management and student development
  • Familiarity with STEM, Common Core Math Standards, or Pennsylvania standards for math, science, technology, and/or the arts
  • Ability to work both independently and with others to advance organizational goals
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously



About the Salvadori Center:


When the New York Academy of Sciences challenged educators in 1976 to improve the teaching of math and science in middle schools, Salvadori’s founder responded. He showed students how math and science are part of the buildings, bridges, and communities that surround us.

In 1987, the Salvadori Center was founded with three main principles:


  • Engage students through project-based exercises
  • Use the built environment to illustrate the relevance of math and science
  • Employ collaborative problem solving that involves all learners


Today, we hold true to our founding principles. Salvadori’s programs celebrate our collaborative, hands on and project-based approach to learning through the built environment with programs that:


  • Promote college and career readiness for all students
  • Emphasize higher-order skills
  • Produce student work that reflects high levels of thinking, participation, and ownership


We offer a variety of multi-day in-school and after-school programs that enable every child to succeed, as well as professional development workshops that provide teachers with a strong foundation in project based learning. All Salvadori curricula link to Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, and grade-specific learning objectives.


After participating in Salvadori programs, thousands of students see their world differently. They understand how buildings stand up, how bridges support such heavy loads and, most importantly, they understand “why they need to know this.”


Salvadori students achieve a greater understanding of math and science than students in traditional

learning environments; they see it and feel it in the classes they enter, the bridges they cross, and the

communities they live in.


Compensation Package:


  • Salary: $45,000 (increased to $48,500 after a successful first year)
  • 52 leave days a year
  • 15 vacation days
  • 16 holidays
  •  2 personal days
  •  9 sick days
  • 10 days’ summer leave (typically two consecutive weeks in August)
  •  no-cost individual health insurance (no co-pays, deductibles, or contribution), plus vision, dental, and life insurance (after (3) months of employment)
  • 403(b) plan where Salvadori contributes an additional 5%

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to Apply:


Submit resume, cover letter and sample lesson plan in PDF format only to malika@salvadori.org with the subject line: Full-Time Educator Application-NEPA. Please use this format when submitting your

application: FirstInitialFullLastName_Document, for example JSmith_Resume, JSmith_CoverLetter,

JSmith_LessonPlan) and mention where you saw this ad.


No calls, please.

Scranton, PA
Due Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on December 27, 2017 - 8:45am