Why work for us?

Making a Difference
Ombudsman teachers have a special passion for working with students who are at risk. They love knowing they make a real difference in the lives of young people who may not otherwise graduate from high school. With a low student-instructor ratio, Ombudsman teachers help students remain focused, motivated and engaged in learning.

Our blended learning approach is differentiated and personalized, and includes enrichment, teacher-led instruction and small group collaboration. Because each education program is tailored to meet the specific needs of the student, Ombudsman instructors give every student focused attention.

Ombudsman teachers inspire and guide students to make good choices about their academic progress, their attendance and their behaviors. They receive the materials, supplies and administrative support they need to be effective educators. Our teachers know they make an impact. In 2012, 84 percent of Ombudsman students graduated, returned to their district school closer to or at grade level, or completed the academic year at Ombudsman.

Professional Rewards
Ombudsman teachers work for a dynamic company that provides a true career path, with opportunities to learn, grow and advance professionally to become learning center directors, operations managers overseeing multiple learning centers and assistant vice presidents with responsibility for multiple regions in a territory. In fact, ESA/Ombudsman’s chief operating officer began her career as a teacher in an Ombudsman learning center.

Quality of Life
Ombudsman teachers share responsibilities with a team in small learning communities. They are not required to supervise after-school clubs or other activities, and they have the opportunity to review assignments and evaluate student work during the day rather than at night, so their time is their own once the class day ends.

Please consider becoming an Ombudsman teacher if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • State teacher certification;
  • Experience teaching middle or high school;
  • Strong motivational and communication skills;
  • Organizational and basic computer and clerical skills;
  • The ability to maintain a positive learning environment; and
  • A genuine commitment to working with young people.