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Organization Endeavor College Prep
Location Los Angeles, California
Classification Other
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 11/26/2013

Description

Position Summary
The teaching assistant’s primary duties include:
· Helping classroom teachers with small group interventions in reading, math, and/or writing
· Administering one-on-one assessments with students
· Teaching physical education and/or arts lessons
· Working with teachers to build school culture, following the school-adopted norms and consequences
· Supervising students during morning break and/or lunch/recess
· Supervising students during homework help after school
· Translating for parent meetings
· Making copies, grading papers, entering grades, updating trackers, and changing bulletin boards for classroom teachers as needed
· Assisting in office as needed
· Attending relevant professional development sessions
· When needed, TAs with an appropriate credential may substitute teach for classroom teachers

Requirements
· Philosophical alignment with the college preparatory mission of the school
· The desire to work as part of a team
· Commitment to continuous professional development
· High behavioral expectations and strong classroom management skills
· Bachelor’s Degree, or 90 units completed AND currently enrolled in a university program
· If hired:
Fingerprint clearance
TB test clearance
CPR/First Aid clearance
Emergency substitute credential

Preferred Qualifications
· CA teaching credential (in special education, multiple subject, ELA, or math) with English learner authorization
· Proof of CA basic skills requirement (CBEST) met
· Fluency in Spanish

Application Process
· Answer the following four essay questions with a thoughtful response of no more than ½ page each. Use Times New Roman, size 12 font, single-spaced.
1. Why are you interested in teaching at Endeavor College Prep?
2. Looking at the job description, what excites you the most? What concerns you the most?
3. What are your long-term careers plans? Why?

· Once finished, save your responses as a Word document titled “TA_firstinitial.lastname_essays.doc”.

· Send an email to Michelle Jasso at mjasso@endeavorcollegeprep.org with the following three attachments:
a. A thoughtful cover letter
b. Your resume (including GPA)
c. Responses to the essay questions listed above, formatted appropriately

· The e-mail subject line should read: “TA: [full name]”.

· Upon review of your resume and the essay responses, we will contact the most promising candidates for an interview.