Employment Opportunities

About New Beginnings Family Academy

Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (“NBFA”) now offers ten years of active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school, proudly distinguished by:
A progressive educational model that weaves trauma-sensitive, emotionally responsive practice into every classroom 
Social emotional learning steeped in child development best practices 
Parental involvement, in and outside of the classroom 
Consistent, competitive high-school placement at such schools as Kolbe Cathedral, Hopkins and Fairfield Prep 
NBFA is located on an “urban campus” at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT (within a mile of the University of Bridgeport and the beach at Seaside Park). NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace.  NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its stakeholders: employees, students, families and members of its Board of Directors.  
Mission-Driven Culture

NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful, self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport youth by helping to close the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life.  

Employee Benefits

NBFA offers a full array of benefits, including:
Friendly work environment 
Medical and dental plan (generous portion of employee premium paid by NBFA) 
Flexible spending account 
Life & AD&D, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance 
Teacher Retirement Benefits 
Professional Development Opportunities 
Eight paid national holidays plus the school closes during the last week of the year 
2 personal days each year 
Vacation and sick leave (per collective bargaining agreement for certified teachers) 


While the specific timeline of the hiring process varies by person, the information below provides an overview.

Step One: Fill out the online application and writing sample.

Step Two: Phone Interview - Selected applicants will participate in a phone interview with a human resources staff member. We will focus on your previous experience and the content of your application.

Step Three: Guest Lesson & In-Person Interview - After the phone interview, some applicants will be invited to an in-person interview with the hiring team. You will lead an engaging, student directed demo lesson with a prepared aim and agenda, mini-lesson, guided practice, independent practice and "exit ticket" or assessment. We will focus on your classroom management strategies, your content knowledge, lesson delivery and your ability to relate to our students.  After the lesson, you will reflect with the hiring team.

Step Four: Reference Check - A member of our HR team will contact your references.

 Development Associate, Individual Giving/Communications 
Location: Bridgeport,CT
Start Date: Immediate
Paraprofessional/Instructional Aide (IA)
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Start Date: Immediate

Elementary Education, K-6 (013, 305)

Location: Bridgeport, CT
Start Date: 2017-2018 School Year

PreK/K (112) or PreK - 3 (113)
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Start Date: Immediate & 2017-2018 School Year           

Art, PreK-8 (042)

Location: Bridgeport, CT
Start Date: Immediate & 2017-2018 School Year  

Middle School Science, Gr. 7-8 (234 or 235)
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Start Date: 2017-2018 School Year  

Music, PreK-8 (049)

Location: Bridgeport, CT
Start Date: Immediate & 2017-2018 School Year      

Physical Education,  PreK-8 (044)
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Start Date: 2017-2018 School Year  

Spanish/World Languages, PreK-8 (101 or 023)
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Start Date: Immediate & 2017-2018 School Year    

Comprehensive Special Education, K-12 (165)
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Start Date: 2017-2018 School Year