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The Genesee Community Charter School staff is like no other imaginable collegial crew.  With many of our staff employed at GCCS for more than 10 years, the GCCS staff feels like family.   We believe in the unlimited potential of all children and are willing to collaborate, work flexibly, and demonstrate initiative no matter our role in our school. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important GCCS values to our community.  We believe in the importance of diversifying of our staff to mirror the racial, ethnic, linguistic, and economic diversity of the students we serve.  We are actively encouraging applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups who are willing to become part of a community of learning, inclusion and student equity.

Consider joining us!

Genesee Community Charter School invites you to submit a cover letter and resume for the following positions (please see below for details).

As of October 2021, GCCS has the following positions available for the 2021-22 school year:


  • Long-term Teaching Assistant Substitute in an Intermediate Grade (mid-December, 2021 through end of June 2022)
  • Kindergarten Long-term Substitute (mid January – June 2022)
  • Daily Substitutes

GCCS is also accepting resumes for potential full-time Classroom Teacher and Teaching Assistant Positions.

Classroom Teachers (Full-time and Long-term Substitutes)

GCCS Teachers work in team-teaching, inclusion settings and plan and teach all core subject areas through the lens of local history and science topics using the GCCS curriculum framework, New York State Next Generation Learning Standards, and the EL Education model. We trust our teachers to create memorable, rigorous, and high-quality learning experiences for all students. Our teachers, like our students, belong to a close-knit community where we take risks, challenge and support one another, and embrace the opportunity to improve our craft. 

We are seeking teachers who:

  • Have experience with project-based teaching and learning.
  • Want to teach in an engaging, child-centered program with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Show a willingness to work as part of a professional community that is continually reflecting, learning, and improving.
  • Demonstrate a broad set of interpersonal and culturally-relevant skills. 
  • Will commit to Responsive Classroom training and the use of restorative practices. 
  • Believe families are equal partners in a child’s education.
  • Recognize the community as an extension of the classroom. 

Benefits of teaching at GCCS include:

  • Over 300 hours of high-quality professional development annually
  • Opportunities to attend and present at local and national education conferences
  • Health and Dental benefits through Excellus BlueCross/ BlueShield
  • Participation in the NYS Teachers Retirement System
  • Paid sabbatical leave
  • Membership in EL Education’s network of dynamic schools
  • Staff child preference in enrollment lottery
  • Participation in leadership and professional learning committees 

Ideal Teacher Candidates Should Have:

  • Master’s Degree in an applicable area (special education, general education, arts education)
  • NYS Certification or state certification with reciprocity (with plans to attain permanent NYS certification)
  • Diverse student teaching placements and/ or 3-5 years of experience

Teaching Assistants (Full and Long-term Substitutes)

Teaching Assistants (TAs) work alongside of a co-teaching team in classrooms full-time.   At GCCS, TAs support instruction, build relationships with students and families, and assist classroom teachers with clerical duties and food service.  Teaching Assistants participate in most of the professional development offered and are encouraged to grow in their own pursuits in the education field.

Qualifications of teaching assistants include:

  • High School Diploma required. Associates Degree preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience working with children.
  • Strong desire to teach in a demanding, child-centered program with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to collaborate, work flexibly, and demonstrate initiative.
  • Willingness to work as part of a professional community that is continually reflecting, learning, and improving.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Staff Benefits

Benefits for staff include:

  • Ability to work with a talented, dedicated group of professionals and the world’s best students and families!
  • Freedom to design engaging, hands-on curriculum rich with fieldwork and authentic projects.
  • Ample materials, supplies, resources, and equipment.
  • Extensive opportunities for professional development on and off-site, including attendance at national institutes and conferences.
  • Supports for pursuit of professional activities such as writing for publication and conference presentations.
  • Opportunity to work at the forefront of a leading national network.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Membership in the New York State Teachers’ retirement system.
  • Staff child preference in enrollment lottery
  • Participation in leadership and professional learning committees 

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the School Leader, Shannon Hillman, outlining the qualities and experiences that you would bring to a position at GCCS.

Hard copies of cover letters and resumes may be mailed to:

Maureen Milke
Genesee Community Charter School
657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607

A PDF version of your cover letter and resume may be emailed to: mmilke@gccschool.org

Non-Discrimination Statement: Genesee Community Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate against applicants and staff members based on any legally-recognized basis, including but not limited to: ethnicity, national origin, gender, race, creed, religion, ancestry, or physical or mental disability. The school has an institutional commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.