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Application Process



  • You apply online by clicking on the “apply to Uncommon” button on the career opportunities page or navigating to “Apply” anywhere else you see that option on our site. You will get a chance to read all job descriptions there, and submit applications to any positions.
  • You will need to submit a resume and answer additional questions. You will not be able to save an application as you go along, but you will be able to re-enter the application portal with a username (your email address) and password (whatever you enter as a password when originally logging in) in order to apply to other jobs.
  • You will get an email letting you know that we’ve received your application. If any information is missing or incomplete, we will reach out to you via email to request it. You will hear from us to inform you for any of the following reasons:
    • We are requesting a phone interview
    • We cannot extend you a phone interview
    • We do not have a current role for your preferred position and region, but we will keep your resume on hold.
  • If you DO NOT hear from us within 2 weeks of submitting an application, you should check your SPAM folder for missed email and subsequently email the address above if you’ve heard nothing.


  • The first step of the process will be a phone interview with your recruiter.


  • Next Steps If we are interested in continuing your interview process beyond the initial phone interview, you will either interview with a school leader or a Home Office staff member.
  • Sample Lessons If you are interviewing for a teacher role, you will be requested to conduct a sample lesson at the school site. All additional relevant information will be shared with you to prepare for that sample lesson, and you will have an opportunity to ask the hiring manager any questions you may have.


  • Uncommon Schools has one recruitment process across all of its schools. In other words, you will not apply directly to one specific Uncommon school. On the common application, you can specify your regional, grade level, and subject area preferences. If you are interested in a particular school or region, please be sure to include that information on your application so our recruitment team can appropriately distribute your application!