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Job Opening Information TEACHER IMMERSION FELLOWS PROGRAM (Fall 2024)

Job Number
Application Deadline
Position Start Date

Position Title
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Salary/Pay Scale
Teaching ($115/Day), Prof Dev. $15.50/ Hour
Job Description

The program is semester-based; therefore, substitute teaching will begin as early as September 2024. Interviews will be scheduled in May – September in anticipation of the spring semester start date. Please apply as soon as you confirm your interest in the program.

Months:  September - December

If accepted to the Teacher Immersion Fellows Program, there are two main responsibilities:

  1. Substitute teaching
  2. Completing professional development

Substitute teaching: Fellows are each assigned to a participating school district. This is where they will substitute teach during the semester. Fellows put forth a consistent weekly schedule and are expected to report to their district for subbing each day on their schedule. For instance, if a Fellow selects Mondays and Wednesdays to work in their district, they will be expected every Monday and Wednesday for the full semester. They are paid $115.00/day for this substitute teaching work. Substitute teachers play a vital role in maintaining the continuity of education when regular teachers are absent. They must be adaptable, patient, and capable of managing a classroom effectively. Specific duties may vary, based on the assignment.

Completing professional development: As a member of the program, Fellows are required to take mini courses to build their skills and learn more about the profession. The required number of courses depends on the number of days per week the Fellow is substitute teaching. Fellows are paid $15.50/hour to take these courses.


Substitute Teaching:

  • Arrive on time to the district of placement on every scheduled substitute teaching day.
  • Demonstrate a positive mindset, ready to accept a variety of substitute teaching positions.
  • Follow lesson plans provided by the absent teacher.
  • Facilitate learning activities and maintain a positive, orderly, engaging classroom environment.
  • Establish and enforce classroom rules and behavior expectations.
  • Manage student behavior, resolve conflicts, and maintain a safe environment.
  • Maintain attendance records, notes on classroom activities, and any incidents that occur during time in the classroom.
  • Always ensure student safety; be aware of school safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Professional Development:

  • Complete all professional development requirements within the allotted timeframe.
  • Maintain communication with the program coordinator.
Job Qualifications

Experience:     While no prior teaching experience is required, any experience working with and supervising children is helpful. Previous teaching experience is a plus.

Educational:    All applicants must be enrolled in a participating college, including Keuka College, Monroe Community College, Nazareth University, Roberts Wesleyan University, St. John Fisher University, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Geneseo, University of Rochester. Candidates from other area colleges may apply and be considered.


Applicants may be taking courses at the undergraduate or graduate level and may be enrolled in any major.

Application Procedure

To apply:

1)  Register to create a new account:

2)  Complete the Required Application Type for the position (refer to the top of the posting).  

3)  Once the application type is completed, find the job posting under Job Opportunities.  Click 'Apply Now' at the bottom of the posting.

*You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to the job posting.

Job Category
Job Location
District Wide

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