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Propel Schools | Diversity Employer

About Us


Propel Schools, a network of 13 public charter school located in Allegheny County, PA, was founded in 2003. Propel transforms the lives of children in underserved communities through innovative, student-centered learning.

Propel's schools are dynamic places where teachers, families, students and community partners work together to fulfill the comprehensive academic and fundamental needs of each student. The academic achievement of our children is the central focus. We encourage excellence through an intense focus on reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Propel sets a standard for creating productive citizens, not just great students, by also prioritizing fundamental life skills. Propel seeks committed, passionate, and driven staff members who, first and foremost, want to make an impact on society

Fifteen years ago, Propel started as a dream. The dream was to build an organization with the capacity to transform public education in Southwestern Pennsylvania so that all children have access to high performing public schools. Today, that dream is a reality. The first school opened in 2003 with 180 children, occupying a small hospital basement. In the 2017-18 school year, approximately 4,000 K-12 students attend our 13 schools in Homestead, Hazelwood, McKeesport, Montour, Munhall, Turtle Creek, and Braddock Hills, Northside and Pitcairn.



Propel's Mission


Propel Schools, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a not-for-profit federation of charter schools, dedicated to the mission of catalyzing the transformation of public education so that all children have access to high performing public schools.

This mission is pursued by opening and operating high-performance schools of choice in educationally underserved communities. Propel has become one of the largest, fastest-expanding set of charter schools in the state, with the highest levels of student achievement among Pennsylvania public school districts serving high poverty, resource-poor areas throughout the Pittsburgh region. Across all its schools, 80% of students qualify for the federal free/reduced-cost lunch program, 80% are a minority and 17% have special needs. Propel is serving 4,000 students at 13 Allegheny County locations.

Propel has become both a regional asset and a national model, providing measurable evidence of how innovative public schools can expand opportunities for children and families and can revitalize communities.

Propel Schools does not accept the premise that poverty or family structure
determines education performance or life outcome.

Promising Principles


Propel’s six Promising Principles and supporting Powerful Practices provide the structure and common language that are used to speak of the reasons that we have been able to achieve such high levels of success. When Propel first opened its doors in 2003, our “Pioneers” did not have such a framework upon which to base their work. Instead, Propel’s founders opened a school in the basement of an old hospital with a vision of operating high-performing public schools and providing choices to families who otherwise would not have them.

propel foundation

1. Agile Instruction
Each learner has distinct and changing needs. Teachers and teacher teams continually and flexibly adjust instruction to meet learner needs.

2. Embedded Support
Everyone in the organization is guided, nurtured, and encouraged. Everyone is a coach. Everyone is coached.

3. Culture of Dignity
Relationships, built upon a fundamental appreciation for the unique experiences of each individual both in school and beyond, anchor the Propel community.

4. Fully Valued Arts Program
Artistic expression and creativity are essential components of a complete education.

5. Vibrant Teaching Communities
Propel Schools are extraordinary places for educators to work. Continuous professional learning and growth are both expected and supported.

6. Quest for Excellence
Good is never enough. Administrators, faculty, and staff are constantly striving to reach an ever-rising standard of excellence.



Careers


propel teacherAt Propel Schools, it is our mission to transform the lives of the children that we serve. Through a rigorous hiring process, we employ professionals who are committed to giving their very best, every single day.

Propel owes its success to the hard work and dedication of its people, both in and out of the classroom. In order to continue our growth and success, we maintain a rigorous recruitment and hiring process. We intentionally seek a diverse pool of candidates both in ethnicity and professional experience. Our Propel professionals have a passion for social justice, vision, and energy to inspire others. In both certified and non-certified positions, we strive to nurture collaboration and shape a vibrant culture of dignity.


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Assistant Athletic Director

Munhall, Pennsylvania

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Description Job Summary: Propel Schools is seeking an Assistant Athletic Director to join our amazing team. The Assistant Athletic Director will support the Athletic Department with administrative tasks in the district wide management of it...

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2024-2025 High School Science Teacher (Grades 9-12)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Description Title: High School Science Teacher (Grades 9-12) Propel seeks a High School Science Teacher (Grades 9-12). This position is for the 2024-2025 school year. Propel schools operate with an extended school year to increase learning ...

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2024-2025 Middle School Math Teacher (Grades 6-8)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Description Title: Middle School Math Teacher (Grades 6-8) Propel seeks a Middle School Math Teacher (Grades 6-8). This position is for the 2024-2025 school year. Propel schools operate with an extended school year to increase learning time...

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Custodian - Propel Montour Elementary

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Description Custodian Location - Propel Montour Elementary Propel seeks a Custodian for our Facilities Department. This position is based at Propel Montour Elementary is available immediately. That rate for this role is $15/hr. This positio...

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Custodian - Propel Homestead

Homestead, Pennsylvania

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Description Custodian Location - Propel Homestead Propel seeks a Custodian for our Facilities Department. This position is based at Propel Homestead and is available immediately. That rate for this role is $15/hr. This position works year r...

Job Type Full Time
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Certified School Nurse at Propel Braddock Hills Elementary School

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Description Opportunity: Propel seeks an experienced School Nurse to join our amazing team at Propel Braddock Hills Elementary School. If you are resilient, hard working, team-oriented, open to feedback, have grit, and are willing to do wha...

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2024-2025 Fitness Teacher

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Description Title: Fitness Teacher Propel seeks a Fitness Teacher. This position is for the 2024-2025 school year. Propel schools operate with an extended school year to increase learning time and opportunities for our scholars. We have 190...

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2024-2025 Middle School English Teacher (Grades 6-8)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Description Title: Middle School English Teacher (Grades 6-8) Propel seeks a Middle School English Teacher (Grades 6-8). This position is for the 2024-2025 school year. Propel schools operate with an extended school year to increase learnin...

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Floating Custodian, Propel Northside and Propel Montour

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Description Floating Itinerant Custodian Locations - Propel Montour and Northside Propel seeks a Custodian for our Facilities Department. This position floats between Propel Montour Campus and Propel Northside and is available immediately. ...

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Biology/Zoology Teacher at Propel Braddock Hills High School

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Description Title: Biology/Zoology Teacher Location: Propel Braddock Hills High School Propel seeks a Science Teacher for its Propel Braddock Hills High School. This position is available immediately. Propel schools operate with an extended...

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