Coach (Teacher) for innovative Mountainside, NJ learning hub (Part-time)

Prisma Learning

Mountainside, New Jersey

Date Posted June 15, 2022
Industry K-12: Independent/Private
Specialty General Subjects
Certification Needed No
Job Status Part-time
Salary $30 per hour


What the role is

At Prisma, kids are led by ‘Learning coaches,’ not teachers, and they learn via live video and interactive experiences, not classrooms and textbooks. Most of our learners are based at home and interact with Prisma in a fully virtual model. But in some locations, including Northern New Jersey, we have in-person ‘learning hubs’ where Prisma learners can show up each day to connect in person with their mentor coach, socialize, collaborate on projects and work towards meeting their individualized learning goals.

Our New Jersey hub is open from 9 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday, and learners can use the hub as often or as little as they like (though most do choose to come every day). Prisma learners at the in-person hub participate in virtual standups, live workshops and clubs with their virtual cohort (that way they still get the benefits of belonging to a full cohort of geographically diverse kids and of accessing all our great workshops and events in the cloud).

As the in-person Learning coach for our NJ hub, you’ll be a mentor and trusted adviser to a group of ~10-12 middle schoolers. You’ll help them to set and stay on top of goals, provide them with feedback on their work and just generally provide them with guidance and mentorship so they can achieve their personal best. You’ll also be asked to organize excursions and team activities once/month on Fridays. If you’ve ever dreamed of running your own little one-room schoolhouse, of having ample time to really mentor and bring out the best in a small group of learners and you desire a part-time job where you don’t have to take your work home with you at the end of the day, this could be your dream position. Our hub is housed in Mountainside, NJ in a building with other innovative microschools so you will be part of a broader community of teachers and students.

What you'll do

Who the ideal candidate is

You are:

Beyond possessing these skills, if you also exude these traits, we want to talk with you!

How we compensate

Who we are

Prisma is a new kind of education company driven by a singular mission: to prepare kids to thrive in our rapidly changing world. We safeguard kids’ curiosity; foster their designer’s mindset, initiative, and follow through; and equip them with problem solving, communication, collaboration, and ethical decision making skills they will need to thrive in the future.

Prisma combines the flexibility of hybrid learning, the socialization of a close-knit peer group that meets daily, the support of an inspiring learning coach and the personalization of an interests-based, adaptable curriculum. We base our workshops, coaches and curriculum in the cloud so Prisma learners can access their education wherever they want to be—in a physical learning hub with other Prisma learners, in the comfort of their own home or on the road. By being cloud-based, we can access the best coaches wherever they are, collate the best curriculum resources and technologies and, eventually, give Prisma learners access to the largest, most diverse learner community in the world.

We believe that every student deserves to love school, to be able to progress at their own pace, to pursue what interests them, to have a supportive peer group and to reach their full potential.

We are led by two repeat founders whose most recent venture was bought by Google in one of its most expensive acquisitions to date. We are a well and self-funded, mission-driven company focused on scalable and sustainable growth.