312 N. Record Avenue
Role: History Teacher
Organization: Collegiate Charter High School of Los Angeles
Reports to: Principal
Start date: Immediate
Collegiate Charter High School of Los Angeles is a public charter school offering a new model of academic rigor and college preparation in East Los Angeles. The school’s founders believe that all students, regardless of race, socioeconomic class, or country of origin, can achieve at high levels when they have access to high quality K-12 education. Collegiate’s small school model features an extended day and year, individualized tutoring and support to meet all students’ needs, daily academic advising, a rigorous academic curriculum, and intensive college advising to ensure that 100% of our students attend and graduate from the four-year colleges of their choice.
Collegiate opened in August 2015 with 9th grade and currently serves approximately 150 students in grades 9 through 11. The school will add 12th grade in fall 2018, and we will graduate our founding class in spring of 2019. Ninety-three percent of our students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch; 86% of our students will be the first of first in their families to graduate from 4-year colleges. Tuition-free and open to all, Collegiate serves any student who is ready to commit to the hard work of climbing the mountain to college graduation.
About this Role
Collegiate is looking for a passionate and dedicated history teacher to join our growing team. The history teacher will play a mission critical role for Collegiate Charter High School by planning and teaching rigorous, AP- and California Common Core State Standards-aligned history courses, by serving as an academic advisor for a small group of students, and by working hard to shape and uphold strong academic culture throughout the school for all students. This is an excellent opportunity for a teacher with very high expectations for student achievement, who is passionate about molding our students as strong historical thinkers and leaders, and who wants to positively impact an historically underserved community by helping first generation college-going students develop the skills and knowledge they need to prepare for success at the 4-year colleges of their choice.
Roles & Responsibilities
Achievement-Oriented School Culture Champion: Create a positive, achievement-oriented, and structured learning environment that excites and invests students, motivating students to realize high academic and behavioral standards:
- Build classroom community by investing families in students’ academic success and development of strong character and leadership traits.
- Hold all students accountable through implementing school’s code of conduct and positive behavior system during class, transitions, meals, trips, and school events.
- Exemplify Collegiate’s core values in all interactions with students, families, and adult team members.
- Serve as an academic advisor and champion Collegiate’s vision for positive college-going culture among all advisees.
- Implement with fidelity all shared systems at Collegiate (homework policy, behavior management system, uniform policy, etc.).
Excellent Instruction: Utilize Collegiate Charter High School’s instructional frameworks to plan and teach rigorous high school humanities courses in World History and AP World History:
- Use Collegiate’s frameworks and resources to develop a detailed year-long plan and monthly unit plans for your courses.
- Plan and submit to your instructional coach each week daily lesson plans and high-quality student materials for review, feedback, and revision.
- Use Collegiate’s mastery-based grading policy to evaluate student work and invest students in submission of high quality assignments; provide precise, actionable written feedback on student work.
- Track, analyze and use data from formative and summative assessments to drive instructional planning and to target interventions and supports.
Professional Development, Learning & Growth: Work constantly to improve instructional, culture-building, and leadership skills by seeking and utilizing feedback from instructional coach and peers:
- Participate enthusiastically in all professional development, team planning, and data analysis meetings on a weekly and quarterly basis.
- Work aggressively to learn and master the AP frameworks and the best practices in the field for helping students master these standards.
Experience, Mind Sets, Skills, and Qualifications
- Belief in Collegiate Charter High School’s mission and educational model
- Extremely high standards for student achievement
- Strong instructional and classroom management skills
- High level of personal organization, planning, and follow-through
- Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, relentless optimism, and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude
- Excellent communication skills, especially with students and parents
- Enthusiasm for subject matter
- Adaptability and the patience to successfully navigate school start-up work
- At least two years of teaching experience preferred with a proven record of high student achievement as evidenced by measureable growth on assessments or other valid measures of academic achievement
- Bachelor’s degree from a competitive 4-year college or university; Master’s degree preferred
- Valid single-subject California teaching credential in history/social sciences preferred or willingness to immediately and aggressively obtain one
Level of Language Proficiency
Strong written and oral command of English a must; Spanish language skills preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To be considered for this role, please email your resume and cover letter to Executive Director Vanessa Jackson at email@example.com, and complete the online candidate application: http://www.collegiatecharterhighschooloflosangeles.org/candidate-application.