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Apprenticeship: Junior Servant Leader (JSL), Seasonal

Interested in Education? Become a part of the Center for Black Education Development for 4-weeks of great experience and mentorship.


Reports To: Junior Servant Leader (JSL) Coach

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Rate: $11.00/hr

Education Requirement: Must have completed 9th grade

About the Position:

As one of the Teaching Pathway programs that CBED offers, Freedom Schools Literacy Academy (FSLA) is a 4-week apprenticeship summer program that prepares high-school and college-aged aspiring educators by way of providing literacy intervention to elementary school scholars. Reporting to the JSL Coach, Junior Servant Leaders lead small group instruction with the support of college-aged Servant Leader Apprentices (SLAs).


Support literacy instruction and lead small groups

  • Collaborate with SLAs on the creation of thoughtful lesson plans, aligned to the provided curriculum 

  • Internalize lesson plans and provide high-quality instruction 1:1 or to small groups of scholars

  • Analyze learning outcomes and data on a daily basis

  • Support in classroom management and the intellectual, emotional, and social development of scholars

  • Lead project-based learning activities with scholars with support of SLA

Skills & Qualifications

  • You are interested in being a teacher and/or working with younger children in some capacity.

  • You are open to receiving and implementing feedback. You engage in constant reflection of your work–not just want you do but how you do it as well.

  • You are resilient in the face of challenges.

  • You have a positive, solutions-oriented mindset. You are a flexible thinker willing to do “whatever it takes.”

  • You believe in FSLA’s mission and instructional model and have a ferocious desire to provide our students with a world-class education. 

  • You have a deep commitment to The Center’s mission, vision, and core values.

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