May 11, 2020

Substitute Teacher ($130-$150 Daily)

  • TrulyHired
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
Part-time Education

Job Description

Please note this posting is used for ongoing recruitment throughout the 2019-2020 school year, on an as-needed basis.


The Syracuse City School District is Building our Future by ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve at a high level. Teaching and learning are our core business and we know that education is essential to improve future life opportunities for our students. We also recognize that strong leaders and teachers together have a profound impact on student achievement. With this in mind, we are seeking educators who are ready to partner with us and our community in ensuring a bright future for all students. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs and serves over 21,000 students in grades Pre K-12. 78% of SCSD students qualify for free or reduced lunch price, and approximately 20% are served by the Office of Special Education. 77% of the students in the school district are students of color.

Apply your passion for urban education!

Substitute teaching in an urban district comes with many challenges and great rewards. Our substitutes say they are drawn by the diverse population and incredible potential of Syracuse students. At SCSD, you're part of a team that's all in for a big goal: becoming the most improved urban district in America.

Build a Rewarding Career!

We believe great substitute teachers deserve recognition and ways to advance into a career in education. Syracuse substitute teachers earn $130-$150 per day, depending on location (see "Compensation" below). Many of our substitutes continue to grow and develop in becoming certified teachers that are hired in Syracuse City Schools. Those certified in teaching will be considered for long-term substitute positions.

Job Overview

Substitute Teachers lead instruction in assigned classrooms in the absence of regular classroom teachers. Substitute Teachers are responsible for helping students build knowledge and skills according to teacher-planned lessons. Once hired, Substitute Teachers accept day-to-day assignments across all 34 SCSD schools and 4 programs.

Who We Want

Successful SCSD employees are all in for Syracuse students. Substitute Teachers:

  • Believe strongly that all students can learn at high levels
  • Demonstrate commitment to serving urban students, schools and communities
  • Are willing to put the interests of students first
  • Actively contribute to a culture of high expectations in schools and the district
  • Build the relationships needed to serve our students well

Specific Duties

Reporting to the Principal and acting as the teacher for the day, the Substitute Teacher must, at a minimum:

  • Work a total of 7 hours to 8 hours and 15 minutes per day, depending on the assigned school (see below)
  • Report to the school office at beginning of school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials
  • Lead lessons as prescribed in the plans left by the classroom teacher
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and grade-level appropriate
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and objectives as indicated in plans
  • Employ instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom
  • Perform non-classroom duties usually required of the absent teacher (lunchroom duty, hall monitoring, etc.)
  • Follow all school and classroom procedures
  • Perform other related duties as directed by Principal or Vice Principal


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Interest in serving Syracuse City students in various schools and programs
  • Ability to accept daily assignments in various SCSD schools and programs
  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!


The following schools have an extended day and pay $150 per day.

  • Bellevue Elementary School
  • Brighton Academy
  • Clary Middle School
  • Corcoran High School
  • Delaware Primary School
  • Dr. Weeks Elementary School
  • Frazer K-8 School
  • Grant Middle School
  • HW Smith K-8 School
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • McKinley-Brighton Elementary School
  • Porter Elementary School
  • Seymour Dual Language Academy
  • STEAM at Dr. King Elementary School
  • Syracuse STEM at Blodgett Middle School
  • Van Duyn Elementary School

The following schools have an extended-day schedule pay $140 per day.

  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Meachem Elementary School
  • Roberts PK-8 School

All other schools have a standard 7-hour work day and pay $130 per day.

Qualification for SCSD benefits after 3 months, if you work every day in the same position.

  • Position Type: Part-time
Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
Instructional Support > Substitute: Teachers
Equal Opportunity Employer
Syracuse City School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Bridget Kemp
  • 725 Harrison Street
  • Syracuse, New York 13210

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