Guide K-2
$100,000 USD/year Pay is set based on global value, not the local market. Most roles = hourly rate x 40 hrs x 50 weeks ($50 USD/hour)

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Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an in-person role location in Austin, TX. Relocation assistance is available.

Are you ready to redefine early childhood education? Join Alpha School in Austin, TX, where we don't just teach—we inspire a revolution in learning. You won't be confined to the traditional teacher's desk; you'll be the coach on the playground of minds, empowering Kindergarten - 2nd grade (K-2) students to navigate their learning paths with curiosity and resilience.

At Alpha, we challenge the status quo with our 2-Hour Learning program, integrating AI-driven adaptive technology to personalize education like never before. While our students engage with cutting-edge software, they also benefit from the essential human touch with hands-on guidance in reading and writing, supported by experts in scientific educational methodologies. This balance ensures that even our youngest learners develop not only academically but also socially and emotionally under your mentorship.

Why Alpha? Because transforming education also means transforming your career potential. We offer competitive compensation, generous benefits, and the unique opportunity to grow professionally in a dynamic, tech-forward environment. If you're passionate about shaping the future of education and adept at building meaningful connections with young learners, we want you on our team.

What you will be doing

  • Empowering students to set and achieve personal learning goals, guiding them to become self-directed learners.
  • Providing targeted instruction in social-emotional skills and foundational literacy with the support of Reading Specialists.
  • Fostering a classroom environment that encourages curiosity and resilience through interactive, hands-on learning experiences.
  • Utilizing and embracing AI-driven tools to enhance educational outcomes, preparing students for a future where technology complements traditional learning methods.
  • Collaborating with a team of educators and counselors to support each student's unique journey, adapting to their individual learning needs and styles.

What you will NOT be doing

🚫 Relying solely on traditional teaching methods without integrating innovative educational technology.

🚫 Implementing a one-size-fits-all approach to education—here, individuality in learning is celebrated and nurtured.

🚫 Overlooking the importance of emotional and social development in favor of purely academic instruction.

Key responsibilities

💡 Champion the development of independent learning and life skills for Kindergarten - 2nd graders, setting young learners on a path to educational success and personal growth.

Candidate requirements

  • Located in or willing to relocate to Austin, TX.
  • A college degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with children ages 4 - 8 years old in educational, afterschool, sports, or related settings.
  • Proven ability to employ a growth mindset and high-performance coaching strategies effectively.
  • Comfortable with and enthusiastic about using AI and other technologies in educational settings.
  • Legally able to work in the US without visa sponsorship

Nice to have

  • Certifications or advanced training in early childhood learning methodologies such as CDA, Montessori, or Reggio Emilia.
  • Experience in settings that emphasize personalized learning paths and the use of educational technology.
How it works

Applying for a role? Here’s what to expect.

We’ve curated a series of steps that take the guesswork (and cognitive bias) out of recruiting the best person.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.
STEP 1

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.
STEP 2

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.
STEP 3

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Ace An Interview Or Two.
STEP 4

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Accept Job Offer.
STEP 5

Accept Job Offer.

Celebrate!
STEP 6

Celebrate!

Frequently asked questions

About the role

About Crossover

Why Crossover

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The Olympics of work

The Olympics of work

It’s super hard to qualify—extreme quality standards ensure every single team member is at the top of their game.

Premium pay for premium talent

Premium pay for premium talent

Over 50% of new hires double or triple their previous pay. Why? Because that’s what the best person in the world is worth.

Shortlist by skills, not bias

Shortlist by skills, not bias

We don’t care where you went to school, what color your hair is, or whether we can pronounce your name. Just prove you’ve got the skills.