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Mastery: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - SP Secondary Division

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Secondary Division (São Paulo)

Position - Mastery: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Secondary Division

Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Start: July 2020

Do not ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. —Howard Thurman




Begin by thinking about Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues Silicon Valley, Avenues London. Think of Avenues as one international school with multiple interconnected campuses. It will not be a collection of different schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York City.

Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.


Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. At Avenues, no one teaches on an island. Substantial time to collaborate is embedded into the schedule. Teacher teams, across multiple disciplines, design learning experiences together for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.


The Mastery Program at Avenuesguides each student to identify an area of personal interest and pursue their interest in great depth. To develop mastery of an area, students develop meaningful passion for something, seek out mentors, and organize a range of experiences that culminate in a long-term, customized project. The heart of mastery is intrinsic reward—the beautiful engagement of one's passions in pursuit of excellence. Mastery is both a distinctive program unique to Avenues and a key learning experience shared by Avenues students around the world. 

Many Avenues students are specifically interested in work that ties closely to both community engagement and social impact - your role will be to provide expert guidance as they develop a project within these spheres. The Avenues

missionstates that we aim to graduate students who are “at ease beyond their borders”, “practical in the ways of the world”, “humble about their gifts and generous in spirit”, and “aware that their behavior makes a difference in our ecosystem”. As Mastery: Social Innovation Teacher, you will empower students to embody this vision through authentic, sustainable partnerships driven by students in alignment with current community priorities.


As the Mastery:Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teacher, you will ensure that all students: 

  • Explore and experiment with their interests, leading to identifying and selecting an area of personal passion 
  • Pursue their chosen area in-depth for multiple years
  • Produce a remarkable, unique capstone project or experience, and share it with the wider community
  • Engage in communities of peers dedicated to similar work
  • Engage mentors inside and outside Avenues in support of the mastery project
  • Provide students the interdisciplinary tools to effectively engage in social innovation projects
  • Authentically engage with local entrepreneurs and professionals involved in social innovation projects
  • Access opportunities to apply for funding to support their project work

What You’ll Bring

The Mastery: Social Innovation Teacher can come from a variety of backgrounds, and will bring expertise in all or most of the following areas:

  • Secondary Teaching
    • You differentiate well, to bring the material alive for secondary (ages 11 - 17) students who are solving real-world problems. 

    • You balance necessary content and the process/mindset work which is integral to successful project-based learning.
    • You have skill at giving secondary students meaningful, frequent feedback to help them deepen their learning
  • Entrepreneurship
    • You possess an entrepreneurial mindset, creativity, and ability to bring new ideas to fruition
    • Preference for experience in social enterprise or in dealing with the social impact space (NGO (ONGs) / Not for Profit, activism, terceiro setor,change making, etc).
  • Project Management
    • You use and teach an innovative, phase-by-phase project design process, such as Design Thinking or otherwise, diving into detail and bringing each portion alive for secondary students in discrete exercises or a full design cycle. 
    • You can operate between all stakeholders (students, teachers, leadership, external partners) toward shared benefit.
    • You can plan events to showcase and manage curriculum to meet grade-by-grade goals.



Please read first about Avenues: The World School and our distinctive approach, and consider whether our mission and approach would be a good fit for you:

Apply through the Careers section of our website at Be sure to include a letter of application, in English, in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at Avenues São Paulo would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions. 

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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