Credentialed Biology Teacher/CTE Certified Instructor

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.



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3301 E 12th St., Suite 205
United States


ARISE High School is hiring a Credentialed Biology Teacher/CTE Certified Instructor

ARISE High School opened its doors in 2006 with the mission to prepare students from low income families to be the first in their families to attend college.  Inspired by Oakland’s rich activist history, ARISE strives to engage our school community in reinvesting their knowledge, wisdom, and resources back into our Oakland home. It is not enough for us to simply prepare students for college without also emphasizing the importance of their presence, work, and leadership here in East Oakland.

At ARISE we nurture, train, and discipline our school community to engage in a continuous practice of developing mind, heart, and body towards a vision where we actively rise up. With a focus on public health and community engagement - agency and self-determination drive our struggle to improve our own material and social conditions towards a more healthy, equitable, and just society.

Our program of study at ARISE immerses students in a challenging college-prep curriculum interfused with health themed topics that aligned with our Public and Community Health pathway.  The curriculum emphasizes knowledge of self, critical consciousness, performance assessment and interdisciplinary collaboration. The curriculum is enacted in the context of a highly personalized and supportive environment, which provides wrap-around services through our socio-emotional counselors, college advisor, and advisory system. We are thrilled that 90% of our graduating seniors are accepted to a 4-year college! Please take an opportunity to learn more at

ARISE High School is looking for teachers who are committed to preparing historically underserved students of color to achieve our mission to empower ourselves with the skills, knowledge, and agency to become highly educated, humanizing, critically conscious, intellectual, and reflective leaders in our community.    

If you are moved by our mission and vision  please apply!

We are looking for committed teachers who exhibit competencies in each criteria of our ARISE instructional core.

  • Warm Demander:  Centering instruction on high expectations for student achievement rooted in a learning environment that demonstrates humanizing love
  • Literacy and Academic Discourse:  Structuring academic discourse into the fabric of daily lessons - expliciting developing vocabulary into lessons
  • Cultural Relevance:  Developing and managing effective, relevant, engaging and interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Rigor and Critical Thinking:  Learning is active; students are taking on a majority of the cognitive load and continually build towards greater independence
  • Mastery of Objectives:  Differentiating and scaffolding to insure equitable access to learning targets, using data to teach and reteach
  • Expectations of Crew:  Maintaining commitment to professionalism, collaboration, and development of a professional teaching and learning community

We are looking for a Biology/CTE teacher with the following:

  • Experience with teaching higher order thinking skills related to the Scientific Process.
  • Experience in inquiry based lessons (students centered) with an emphasis on critical thinking
  • Interest in joining a highly collaborative team that co-constructs curriculum, lesson plans, and assessments
  • CTE certified in Health Science and Medical Technology, or a candidate willing to be CTE certified in the industry sector of Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Qualifications for Applicants:

  • 3+ years teaching experience.  Experience teaching in an urban education setting serving low-income students of color preferred
  • Either a single subject California teaching credential in Biological or Health Science, or a CTE credential in Health Science and Medical Technology
  • B.A. or B.S. required, Master’s Degree preferred (for candidates with a single subject Biological credential)

Time Commitment:

Work year as set by Academic Calendar including 20 student-free days for collaboration, professional development and work time with colleagues and families.  The Academic Calendar runs from the second week of August to the middle of June.  

Common Building Hours:  All teachers are expected to maintain hours of  8:15 am-4:00 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and 8:15am-4:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays plus office hours 2x/week.  Weekly professional development occurs on Wednesdays and Thursdays, minimum of bi-weekly observation and coaching for all teachers, and paid content specific off-site PD.

ARISE High School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  


Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter - Including a description of your philosophy of teaching and how your instruction would support student success and support ARISE’s mission and vision
  • Three references who can speak to your professional and teaching experience

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews will take place on-site.