English Language Arts Teacher

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive with OUSD Salary Range



Start Date


Application Deadline



101 Myrtle Street
United States



As a member of the Corpsmember Academy faculty team, the ELA teacher will be responsible for designing, delivering, and evaluating creative, transformational English Language Arts education for youth. The ELA teacher will deliver instruction in classrooms using a variety of methodologies to address multiple learning styles, as well as bring field learning into the classroom with engaging lesson plans. Experience with relevant and original curriculum design and implementation is highly preferred, as the ELA teacher will participate actively in the overall planning, implementation and assessment of individual learning and program success.


Work Schedule:  Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a year-round (12-month) program.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Youth Development

  • Understand how to effectively engage youth and how to motivate them to want to learn.
  • Recognize the barriers to success faced by 18-26 year olds without a high school education.
  • Strong and open communication with students and staff.
  • 1:1 mentoring skills.
  • Commitment to maintaining a positive and productive work environment.
  • Ability to model professionalism to students through personal and pedagogical conduct.
  • Participate in the Advisory Program (advise up to three advisees every term).


Classroom Instruction

  • Appreciation for and ability to create a differentiated learning experience that meets the needs of all learners. Experience with blended learning tools is preferred.
  • Create curriculum and assessment tools informed by data.
  • Design and deliver creative, participatory instruction in one or more of the following subjects: Literature and Language Arts, Arts, and other courses by interest, expertise and need.
  • Document lessons and ensure lessons are tied to the Common Core.
  • Design and/or utilize a variety of standard and alternative methods to assess student progress including standardized testing, observation of demonstrations, interviews, rubrics, and portfolio completions.


Assessments and Reporting

  • Administer intake and periodic standardized assessments and orient new students.
  • Access and utilize information from NWEA reports to create individualized lesson plans.
  • Evaluate student transcripts and counsel students toward academic success.
  • Refer students for special academic, personal and vocational services as needed.


Community Building

  • Assist with projects outside the classroom to enhance community-building, and with celebrations, such as monthly cultural awareness programs and graduations.
  • Participate in faculty committees and activities to integrate student vocational and academic learning.
  • Contribute special talents and interests to broaden the experience of youth in the Corpsmember Academy.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university.
  • One to two years related experience and/or training in youth development, middle or high school educational program, community-based organization or other youth centered environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • English California Single Subject credential. BCLAD or CLAD required.
  • Resource Specialist and/or Special Education background a plus.
  • Experience with NWEA preferred.
  • Ability to pass state and federal criminal background checks as well as a TB test.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in a second language is helpful.



  • Commitment to serving the East Bay community as well as an interest in stewardship for the environment and working with youth.
  • Passion for teaching and working with students from urban communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, deliver and evaluate curriculum to meet needs of students with multiple learning styles, language skills, literacy levels, and interests.
  • Dedication to working closely and cooperatively in a community-based organization with diverse staff, students, families and/or partnerships.
  • Ability to provide leadership and serve as a mentor.
  • Sense of humor, high ethical professional standards, multi-cultural perspective, and deep enjoyment of teaching.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change and/or ability to acquire the necessary skills to work in a creative and demanding learning environment.
  • Ability to work in an open, fast-paced, nontraditional agency under high pressure and deadlines.
  • Computer literate and enthusiasm for integration of technology in the learning environment.
  • Awareness of, and familiarity with, California State standards for secondary education.






The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 


NOTICE: The statements herein are intended to give a broad description of this job function and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties and/or projects may be assigned as needed.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


HIRING PROCESS: Please provide a cover letter, resume or CV to civicorps.schools@cvcorps.org. Application materials that do not reference this specific position will not be considered. No Phone Calls Please.