Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs FOR PROGRAM STAFF

Are program staff positions full or part time?

What program site will I work at?

What grade will I work with?

Does BELL provide training?

Can I work in multiple BELL programs?

When do we hire for summer/after school?

How do I apply?

How do I know if my application went through?

After I apply, when will I be contacted?

FAQS FOR FULL-TIME STAFF

What benefits does BELL offer?

What professional development opportunities are available for me? 

How do I apply?

How do I know if my application went through?

After I apply, when will I be contacted?

  
 

FAQS FOR PROGRAM STAFF

Are Program Staff Positions full or part time?

Most program staff positions, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Enrichment Teachers, Program Managers, Lead Teachers, and Program Assistants, are part-time, seasonal positions. Some Program Manager positions are full-time.

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WHAT PROGRAM SITE WILL I WORK AT?

Site placements are based on a number of factors. When possible, teachers generally work in the same school that they teach at during the school day. Other factors include experience with specific grade levels and subject areas, locations of schools, scholar enrollment, and the number of returning staff. BELL cannot guarantee placements until all logistics have been confirmed for a specific program cycle.

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What grade will i work with?

Grade levels served at any particular school are generally chosen by partner principals. When possible, teachers generally work with the same grade they teach during the school year. Grade-by-grade enrollment goals and past experience also factor into classroom placements.

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DOES BELL PROVIDE TRAINING?

All Program Staff members participate in a blended training program that includes classroom-based training as well as eLearning. Training covers topics such as data-driven instructional strategies, differentiated instruction theories & methods, lesson planning & collaborative teaching, positive behavior management, and working with a diverse student population. Training activities are particularly beneficial for educators who are new to teaching or who are considering a career in teaching. 

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CAN I WORK IN MULTIPLE BELL PROGRAMS?

Program staff members work at one BELL program at a time. In many communities, BELL delivers both summer and after school programs, and program size varies based on the needs and resources of partner schools and school districts. If you perform well at site and receive a strong evaluation from your program site team, you will have a higher chance of being hired for subsequent programs.

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When do we hire for summer/after school?

BELL begins hiring for the summer in January, and for its after school program in the spring. 

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HOW DO I APPLY?

All hiring is done online, through BELL's website.

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HOW DO I KNOW IF MY APPLICATION WENT THROUGH?

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation sent to your email address that you supplied in the online application.

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AFTER I APPLY, WHEN WILL I BE CONTACTED?

You will be contacted if your skills and experience match current openings within BELL. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to contact all applicants. 

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FAQS FOR FULL-TIME STAFF

What BENEFITS DOES BELL OFFER?

Our benefits are designed to attract, retain, and continually develop the best talent who can help us serve scholars, families, and schools with excellence.

Community Impact: The #1 benefit cited by our team is the opportunity to have a positive and strong impact on our community through our work. Our scholars are our success, and they're the reason we serve.

Health Insurance: BELL provides a generous health insurance coverage plan that includes dental care and a voluntary vision plan. 

Time Off: Full-time staff members earn paid vacation based on years of service. Staff can earn up to 22 days annually, plus six paid personal / sick days and ten holidays. Staff members also earn an additional one-month paid sabbatical every five years of service at BELL. 

Family Leave: New mothers and fathers earn pregnancy leave. 

Life Insurance: BELL offers life insurance coverage to all full-time staff at no cost to employees. 

401(K) Retirement Plan: Staff are eligible for retirement benefits after accruing one year of service at BELL. 

Commuter Benefit: Full-time staff are eligible for a commuter benefit for certain mass transit and parking expenses. 

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What professional development opportunities are available for me?

Program Training: Educators participate in an award-winning blended learning program that combines web-based eLearning, webinars, and in-person, classroom-based training. Program training is designed to help educators employ the latest instructional and assessment tools and practices. 

Professional Development: Full-time staff members receive a stipend for courses, conferences, trainings, books, and membership fees. 

Leadership & Team Development: Staff members access opportunities to participate in a wide range of talent workshops to strengthen their leadership and teamwork skills. 

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HOW DO I APPLY?

All hiring is done online through BELL's website.

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HOW DO I KNOW IF MY APPLICATION WENT THROUGH? 

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation sent to your email address that you supplied in the online application. 

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After I APPLY, WHEN WILL I BE CONTACTED?

You will be contacted if your skills and experience match current openings within BELL. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to contact all applicants. 

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