Teaching Associate

· Kansas City, Missouri
Employment Type Full-Time - Salary
Minimum Experience Entry-level


The mission of CWC Kansas City is to provide an excellent public education focused on developing and demonstrating understanding while building connections within a diverse community. 


CWC Kansas City teaching associates will support the implementation of a high-quality, challenging academic program that includes curriculum consistent with the constructivist learning theory, and developing project- based, interdisciplinary units that allow students to develop and then demonstrate their understanding actively and creatively.

We are looking for candidates who have experience with similar models of instruction, working in diverse communities, and a solid understanding of supporting the academic, social, and emotional development of early elementary students.

This is a full-time position located in Kansas City, MO.  For more information on Citizens of the World Charter Schools – Kansas City, please visit www.cwckansascity.org.



Responsibilities will include:

  • Promoting safe and supportive school and classroom communities
  • Implementing the CWC model through a balance of school provided and teacher created instructional materials
  • Supporting the classroom teacher’s (or grade-level) curricular and behavioral goals as well as assisting with planning and instruction.
  • In cooperation with the classroom teacher (or grade level), developing and implementing engaging, joyful, and inclusive lessons while running a workshop-based classroom.
  • In the absence of a lead classroom teacher, provide instruction in the classroom as well as support classrooms in their Specials rotation.
  • Engaging in ongoing assessment of student progress using a variety of means, maintaining accurate records, and using assessment data to tailor instruction to individual student needs to increase student performance.
  • Actively participating in regular professional development activities, both internal and external, such as regular classroom observations, reflective discussion of professional practice, professional readings, visiting other classrooms and schools to observe colleagues, or attending conferences.
  • Maintaining frequent, sensitive, and effective communication with students, students’ families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders.


Qualifications & Traits

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 60+ hours of undergraduate study completed (bachelor’s degree preferred) -OR- appropriate Missouri Certification (either “B-3 Early Childhood Education” or “ParaProfessional”)
  • Experience (minimum two years preferred) teaching in a progressive school.
  • A commitment to the mission and culture of CWC Kansas City.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, including English language learners and students with special needs
  • A rich understanding of the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of children from 3-6 years of age.
  • An ability to effectively manage and instruct both small and large groups of students
  • Experience with and passion for pedagogical practices grounded in constructivism, project-based learning, and the multiple intelligences theory; and in working with appropriate standards-based curriculum in accordance with these philosophies.
  • An exhibited ability to work with children in a caring and respectful manner in order to create a joyful, caring classroom environment where instructional time includes community building, conflict resolution, skill-building, and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills as well as a desire to collaborate with various stakeholders to help develop a strong school community
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a can-do attitude
  • Willingness to explore additional school responsibilities (before/after school care and classes, committee involvement, etc.); stipends may be available for such responsibilities.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.


Compensation & Benefits

CWC Kansas City offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  CWC Kansas City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an organization that values diversity and aims to serve a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity in our staff as well.



Please apply online through the BambooHR Application Portal on our website at www.cwckansascity.org/employment.  No phone calls, please.



Employee Value Propositionho We Are

Who You Are

We are an intentionally diverse and welcoming community.

CWCKC was founded on a belief that we live in a richly diverse world and that diversity makes our experience better.

●     You value diversity in all its dimensions and are excited to be part of a school community where that diversity is authentically encouraged and celebrated.

●     You understand that identity is an important part of who we are - for both adults and students.

We believe education is about more than test scores.

Student learning matters and goes beyond just academics. Our teachers focus on the whole child by building our students’ socio-emotional skills and helping them develop a deeper understanding of themselves.

●     You know that academic learning is important and have experience helping students develop their social-emotional skills.

●     You understand how to balance academic rigor with the development of the whole child.

Our teaching approach centers students’ interests and needs within projects and real-world experiences.

We strive to provide learning experiences that are meaningful and make a difference in our school and community. Our teachers engage students in projects based on their interests and individual learning needs.

●     You are excited about designing project-based learning experiences for students grounded in their interests, experiences, and identity.

●     You value students constructing their own learning to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.

●     You embrace creativity and risk- taking in lesson planning.

Compensation and Benefits

We value our team, and one way that we show that is through compensation and benefits.  For staff, we offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Health Insurance (Citizens covers almost all of an employee’s premium on a choice of two plans)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Participation in the KCPSRS retirement pension plan
  • Supplemental, optional Aflac insurance
  • Supplemental, optional 403(b) retirement plan
  • Full-time 10-month employees receive 4 holidays off, 4 weeks of calendared breaks (Thanksgiving, Winter Break x2, Spring Break), 9 PTO days.


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  • Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time - Salary
  • Minimum Experience