Elementary School Teacher

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Organization Education for Change Public Schools
Location Oakland
Classification Elementary Teacher
Job Type Full time / part time
Date of posting 7/9/2014
County Alameda


Education for Change is looking for dynamic and visionary teachers who will engage students, parents, and other members of our learning community to ensure high student achievement. The teacher provides instructional leadership to students and actively participates in and contributes to a collaborative, results-oriented professional learning community. S/he engages community partners and families in serving the whole child and ensuring ALL children achieve at high levels prepared to succeed in any setting. S/he will know how to successfully work in an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population.

Education for Change Public Schools (EFCPS) believes it is the right for every child to have access to a high-quality, 21st century education. Our mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children by creating a system of schools that focuses relentlessly on our student’s academic achievement. EFCPS is a charter management organization that manages a diverse portfolio of K-8 schools, growing to a portfolio of preK-12 schools in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of Oakland, serving 2,500 children currently. Additional information about Education for Change can be found at www.efcps.org.

• Develop and implement effective daily and long-term instructional plans and classroom activities aligned with student needs, California State standards, and EFC and school instructions, goals, and objectives
• Provide a classroom climate and learning experiences that further our students’ social, emotional, physical and academic development
• Establish and maintain a positive, safe, and supportive classroom and school environment that values learning and achievement
• Demonstrate respect and understanding of students and families from diverse backgrounds
• Assess students regularly
• Use assessment results and student needs to inform and differentiate instruction
• Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs; when necessary, refer to appropriate resources, such as health and psychological services
• Involve students’ families as partners
• Collaborate with colleagues and work as a team to achieve shared goals
• Communicate regularly with students and families about student learning
• Actively participate in professional development opportunities
• Maintain accurate student records, including attendance
• Support the mission, vision, and core values of Education for Change
• Attend a mandatory new teacher training

• Bachelor’s degree
• Valid California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
• English Language Learner Authorization
• NCLB Highly Qualified

• Experience accelerating student learning and achievement in low-income communities
• Spanish language proficiency
• Experience and desire to use data and technology as levers to drive instruction

EFCPS offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. For details, email jobs@efcps.net.

Apply online at www.efcps.org/immediate-openings.