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Network - ELA/Humanities

Job Type: Permanent
Location: South Central LA
Discipline: English/Humanities
Reference: P1120193
Job Published 21st Nov 2019

Job Description

Do you thrive in an environment of high expectations and collaboration in service of strong results for all students? 
Do you love to inspire students to take action in their community as hardworking, thoughtful, and productive "agents of change"?
Do you believe that all students can perform at high levels via a challenging, project-based curriculum?

  
Our partner charter school is seeking courageous educators who are passionate about creating transformative change through teaching in Los Angeles communities where they are most needed. Teachers don’t have to choose between the benefits of a small community school and a large, cutting-edge organization— they enjoy the supports of a large network of multiple campuses with the close-knit feel of a small school. Educators collaborate and mentor one another, and they embrace professional development and coaching to grow and hone their craft. The schools' social justice mission also supports the restorative justice approach to student discipline, keeping scholars where they learn best—in classrooms.

THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL:
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a positive, achievement-oriented, supportive, and collaborative culture of high expectations that motivates and inspires scholars to learn at college-preparatory levels.
  • Know how to use data, technology and innovative teaching methods to drive classroom learning and prepare all scholars to succeed in college and beyond.
  • Desire to be part of a social justice mission and teach in systemically underserved communities in Los Angeles.
  • Possess strong academic content expertise, instructional and classroom management skills, as well as content area expertise and a deep knowledge of effective evaluation and assessment techniques to drive scholar learning.
  • Have strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills with both children and adults.
  • Be open to feedback, eager to develop professionally, and have an entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to obtain a valid California Teaching Credential in the assigned subject area(s) and a valid English Learner authorization (e.g., CLAD, BCLAD) by August 1, 2020.
  • Applicants who will hold any of the following credentials by August 1, 2020, are welcome to apply:
    • California Single or Multiple Subject Credential (Clear or Preliminary)
    • California University Internship Credential Eligible
    • California Credential in Progress
    • Non-California Credential Transferring to California (i.e., from other U.S. states)
SALARY
The starting salary is based on years of prior credentialed teacher experience. Performance-based compensation system focuses on rewarding teachers for what matters most—making the biggest impact on scholar achievement—and allows teachers to earn higher salaries faster than the local district.

Other benefits
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision are covered at 100% of monthly premiums for individual employees and at least $1,000 per month towards family plan premiums.
  • Retirement: Teachers may participate in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) with an expected match of 18.4% for 2020-2021 school-certified employees.
  • Leave: Teachers are provided five weeks of paid leave during school breaks, plus sick leave that accrues at one day per month.
  • Relocation: Supports out-of-state teachers with relocation fees to Los Angeles.
  • Professional Development
    • Substantial school-based and network-wide professional development support for teachers, including two weeks of professional development for new hires that introduces the Alliance culture and builds classroom management and instructional planning skills.
    • Reimbursable Teacher Induction program fees to clear General Education/Education Specialist preliminary credential.
    • Leadership opportunities in the classroom, with scholar extracurricular activities, and through school and network-wide teacher councils.
    • Professional growth opportunities through our Teacher Leader Cadre program, Instructional Lead/Department Chair roles, and pathways to school administration.