ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded based on the belief that all young people, regardless of zip code, are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and more successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 25 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles’ more educationally underserved communities. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university in 2018. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.
ROLE SUMMARY: WHY TEACH AT ALLIANCE?
Alliance is seeking entrepreneurial educators who are passionate about innovating to transform the lives of children in communities in Los Angeles where they are needed most. Alliance teachers don’t have to choose between the benefits of a small community school and a large, cutting-edge organization—teachers enjoy the supports of a large network of 28 campuses, with the close-knit feel of a small school of up to only 150 students per grade. Alliance is an ideal place for educators who thrive in an environment of high expectations and collaboration in service of strong results for our students. Alliance educators collaborate and mentor one another, and they embrace professional development and coaching to grow and hone their craft. Alliance’s social justice mission also supports our restorative justice approach to student discipline, keeping students where they learn best—in classrooms.
As an Alliance teacher, we expect you to:
Drive Teaching and Learning
- Drive outstanding student achievement for all students in your classroom and support colleagues in driving student achievement school-wide.
- Leverage Alliance resources and supports to develop and implement powerfully engaging curriculum and lessons designed to prepare all students to succeed in college and beyond.
- Utilize a wide variety of teaching methods to create differentiated opportunities for deep understanding for all learners, including students with special needs.
- Utilize a variety of data and technology to drive instruction and intervention.
Create Positive Culture
- Create a positive, achievement-oriented, and supportive learning environment that excites and invests students in learning.
- Create a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement with a drive toward student achievement and college and career readiness.
- Work collaboratively with families and Alliance colleagues to support the achievement of all students and the mission and vision of the school.
- 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, 2019
- Applicants who will hold any of the following credentials by August 1, 2019 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)
THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:
- Strong instructional and classroom management skills, as well as content area expertise
- Deep knowledge of effective evaluation and assessment techniques to drive student learning
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills with both children and adults
- Passion for and commitment to the success of all Alliance students and specifically to raising the academic achievement of children from high-poverty communities
- Open to feedback and eager to develop professionally
- Flexible, optimistic, comfortable with change and ambiguity, and able to learn quickly
- Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
- Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team
- Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
COMPENSATION AND ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
- Alliance offers a starting salary that surpasses our local school district’s starting salary by more than 4%. Alliance’s performance-based compensation system focuses on rewarding teachers for what matters most—making the biggest difference with students.
- Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employee benefits or up to $900/month toward family benefits plan premiums. Alliance also participates in the California’s State Teacher Retirement System (STRS).
- Alliance provides substantial professional development support for teachers, including two weeks of network-wide professional development before the school year starts for new hires, weekly school-site support, Alliance-wide training days, and a variety of paid teacher leader and career lattice opportunities.
To apply, visit www.laalliance.org/careers to submit a resume and cover letter. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are free public charter schools which do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.