Volunteer & Employment Opportunities

Join Our Admin Team

Summer Program 2021

Dean of Faculty: Because Breakthrough utilizes a “students teaching students” model, all summer classes are planned and taught by exceptional high school and college students. Approximately 1/3 of our staff each year are composed of student alums of the program who return for a myriad of reasons. Summer teaching fellows bring energy, excitement and a willingness to learn, and the Dean of Faculty brings experience and knowledge. Our Dean of Faculty provides guidance and problem-solving skills to help our teaching fellows grow as pre-service educators through a holistic lens. The responsibilities of the Dean of Faculty include: 

  • Build a community within our faculty 
  • Support Students-Teaching-Students model 
  • Work alongside the Administrative Team (A-Team) 

Read more here!

To apply to this position send your resume and cover letter to apply@breakthroughProvidence.org!

Become A Teaching Fellow

Summer Program 2021

Applications for our summer 2021 Teaching Fellow positions are now closed.

The Breakthrough Teaching Fellow experience is designed for undergraduates of all majors and for high school students looking to pursue careers in education, as well as those who haven’t yet considered it. The opportunity is unlike any other, our staff are transformed by the experience. Education coursework is not a prerequisite. We seek applicants with a deep interest in social justice and a passion for working with students. Our Teaching Fellows must be committed to personal growth and comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Because we celebrate the diversity of our community, we seek applicants from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. During the nine-week residency, Breakthrough Teaching Fellows receive over 100 hours of teaching and leadership training, and 75 hours of lead classroom experience. Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to practice skills that prepare them for the classroom or other professional settings. Learn lesson planning, classroom management, instructional strategies, feedback techniques, and other essential learning tools:

  • Receive regular coaching from professional educators
  • Lead family conferences and participate in team meetings
  • Teach core academic classes (math, science, writing, literature) and elective classes (e.g., foreign language, dance, art)
  • Collaborate with colleagues in a challenging, fun, and supportive environment
  • Work with a diverse group of highly motivated students, staff, and teachers
  • Learn how to receive and deliver actionable feedback
  • Practice presentation skills
  • Hone time management and project planning

Summer Volunteers

Summer Program 2021

Click the button below to apply to be a summer ’21 volunteer!

 Read more about volunteer roles here

 Become an Instructional Coach

Responsibilities – virtual 

  • Collaboration
  • Shared facilitation responsibilities during teacher training 
  • Continued teacher support throughout the four week‐summer program 
  • Continued collaboration with administrators
  • Documentation and resource development 

Read more here!



To learn more about Breakthrough and the teaching fellow experience, check out the roles and responsibilities of a Teaching Fellow.
Read more about the Teaching Fellow experience and application in our 2021 Viewbook!