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Match Associate Teacher 2023-2024

A large body of evidence shows that our students learn and develop more when they are taught and mentored by a diverse staff. The Match Associate Teacher (MAT) Program is designed to quickly and effectively launch the teaching careers of aspiring teachers, especially those with key points of identity intersection with Match’s students.
The MAT program is built on the the foundational beliefs that:
  1. Great teachers are developed, not born: Through constant feedback, coaching, and practice, MATs become unusually effective first-year lead teachers upon completion of the MAT program.
  2. Associate Teachers learn and develop best when their day-to-day workload is manageable: Other teacher training programs may require full days of work, plus evening and weekend classes. The MAT program is designed to provide MATs with the training/ practice they need without burning anyone out.
  3. Teachers in training should be compensated competitively, and transparent pay trajectories allow teachers to plan their careers, and their lives: Match’s current MAT Compensation trajectory (which may increase in future years), which may be supplemented by taking on additional school opportunities such as coaching sports, teachers, or joining committees, is as follows:
  • Year 1 (Associate Teacher): Base of $45,000, plus a $5,000 scholarship for those who qualify.
  • Year 2 (Lead Teacher): Base of $60,000, plus $5,000 retention bonus for MATs hired as lead teachers at Match
  • Year 3 (Lead Teacher): $63,000, plus $2,000 longevity bonus for MATs 
  • Year 6 (Lead Teacher): $81,000
  • Year 10 (Lead Teacher): $102,000
For additional details about the MAT Program at Match, see below:
Match Associate Teachers (“MATs”) are placed on grade-level (K-5) or subject level (6-12), or Special Education teams, at Match Public Charter School for an intensive year-long apprenticeship. Throughout the year, our Associate Teachers are coached and mentored by expert teachers and leaders at Match and slowly assume more classroom responsibilities. MATs receive highly practical, hands-on training in effectively designing and implementing rigorous instruction, and in building classroom cultures consistent with achievement, purposefulness and joy. Through relentless feedback, coaching and classroom experience, MATs improve their teaching and planning expertise with the goal of becoming unusually effective rookie lead teachers at Match the following school year. This role is based at either Match Community Day School (100 Poydras St.), Match Middle School (at 215 Forest Hills St.) or Match High School (1001 Commonwealth Ave.) in Boston, MA.
Year 1:
  • Match Associate Teachers (MATs) spend full days in the nationally acclaimed Match Charter Public School, which serves students in grades pre-K-12 in Boston.
  • MATs spend time daily in classrooms where they observe, assist, and ultimately assume student teaching responsibilities.
  • Throughout the year, MATs attend specific training sessions with their cohort of roughly 15 MATs from across Match.
  • The MAT’s dedicated mentor, teacher and school leaders provide frequent personalized feedback to MATs as they ramp up in their teaching responsibilities.
  • At the end of the apprenticeship year at Match, successful MATs, who have completed the required certification requirement will get the Massachusetts “Provisional” License, and are highly prioritized for open positions for the following school year.
Responsibilities of a Match Associate Teacher include (but are not limited to):
Serve as a teaching assistant in the classroom.
  • Observe and provide in-class support to a host teacher.
  • Actively receive and implement coaching from Match staff.
  • Teach in a host teacher’s classroom with a gradual increase in teaching responsibilities as the school year progresses.
  • Support the host teachers with grading, material development, family communication, etc.
Provide coverage and support for the school.
  • Support school-wide duties (breakfast, lunch, dismissal, etc.) as needed.
  • Lead after-school activities as needed.
  • Provide coverage for classrooms as needed
  • A Bachelor's degree required;
  • A demonstrated commitment to improving education outcomes for the communities that Match serves;
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Match Education, including Match’s values and educational model;
  • Dedication to constantly improving;
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Eagerness to receiving feedback on teaching practice;
  • Strong communication and writing skills; 
  • Relentless work ethic.
Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility. Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.
Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community - they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 30% of our student body are English Language Learners.
We know that the largest driver of our success is the people who work in our schools every day. Match teachers and staff have an immediate impact on our ability of reaching our mission and changing the lives of our students. We strive to attract, develop, and retain a team that is diverse by race, ethnicity, culture, income background, gender, sexual identity, and a variety of other factors. See our statement on diversity here
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier candidates apply, the more likely they are to secure a position at Match in their ideal grade range and/or subject area. Click here to complete the application. 
The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment..