8th Grade STEM Teacher

US-CA-Los Angeles
1 week ago
Job ID
2017-1113
# of Openings
1
Category
Teachers

Overview

 

Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a non-profit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that result in college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.

 

Job Purpose

The ideal Teacher wholeheartedly believes in and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their development, reflection, execution of school culture, implementation of student rigor and proven results of student success.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and responsibilities, listed but not limited, below:

  • Fosters a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • Continuously builds professional knowledge
  • Organizes classroom systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
  • Develops and maintains lesson plans
  • Establishes an environment where students are excited about learning and preparing for college
  • Develops lesson plans according to the California Common Core Standards
  • Prepares lesson plans for substitutes
  • Builds strong relationships with students and parents
  • Communicates with parents/guardians on a weekly basis
  • Identifies student's areas for improvement and is able to work with the student and family and internal resources to suggest options for improvement
  • Provides continual assessment of student progress, maintain student records and portfolios, and complete assigned paperwork in provided timeframes.
  • Conducts both student and teacher lead parent conferences
  • Collaborates and works with grade level partner to plan and design lesson plans 
  • Collaborates with the Resource Specialist and all staff members to meet the needs of all students
  • Attends and participates in Academic Success Team, Parent/Teacher Advisory Council, and other school-based meetings and activities
  • Performs disseminated leadership duties
  • Attends and implements professional development training throughout and beyond the school year
  • Demonstrates support and knowledge of school's goals and mission
  • Is detail oriented when tracking students' grades, attendance, etcetera
  • Works with the Principal and Assistant Principal to ensure teaching methods are directed towards meeting and surpassing the standards
  • Attends and participates in school-based meetings and activities
  • Regular attendance, dependability and punctuality in conformance with the standards is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. 

Qualifications

 Experience, Education & Skills Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Master’s degree in subject matter field or Education is strongly preferred
  • Must possess a current California teaching credential or be enrolled in a credentialing/internship program at a college/university
  • Solid knowledge of subject matter, including California Common Core Standards and subject-specific frameworks and assessments
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Must be computer literate (MS Office)
  • Must be Bilingual in Spanish
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary Scale for pay
  • Full benefits are offered (medical, dental, vision, and life)
  • Voluntary benefits are offered to all employees 

  

DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.

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