Alpha Public Schools is a network of public charter schools serving the students of East San Jose.
Alpha students, families and teachers collaborate to develop the 21st century academic skills and character strengths students need for success in school, college and career. Together we create self-reliant leaders committed to making positive change in the world.
Alpha is seeking entrepreneurial staff members who will thrive in a dynamic startup environment. We have high expectations for all students and a willingness to work hard, doing whatever is necessary to ensure the success of every student. We possess a growth mindset, strong personal character, and a consistent track record of high performance that is results-oriented. We are hardworking, punctual, urgent, energetic, and embrace a spirit of self-reflection with a constant desire to improve. Finally, we hold a deep belief that all students can succeed in college, and that it is the responsibility of school staff to ensure that success.
Implement curricula aligned to Common Core standards
Provide coverage inside and outside of the classroom for 7th grade math
Participate in all professional development meetings/retreats and opportunities to further enhance your expertise as a teacher and leadership skills as an Alpha employee
Reflect regularly on teaching practice and act on constructive feedback
Work with small groups of students and provide remediation support, as needed
Support with arrival, dismissal and lunch duty, as needed
Ensure a safe, fun and academically challenging classroom culture
Reinforce the school-wide behavior management systems and expectations
Build on the student core values and personalized leadership training in and outside of the classroom
Hold all students to high expectations both academic and behavior
Develop positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
EXPERIENCED: Alpha teachers typically have 1-5 years of teaching experience in an urban public school and Alpha teachers must hold a valid teaching credential.
DRIVEN: Alpha teachers have a relentless drive to advance the minds and lives of students in and out of the classrooms. They have a strong sense of personal responsibility.
ENTREPRENEURIAL: Alpha teachers are risk takers who innovate in the classroom to best suit the needs of students. They learn from data, and act on constructive criticism to improve their craft.
COLLABORATIVE: Alpha teachers engage in regular problem solving and curriculum construction in grade level teams. They demonstrate strong communication and relationship building with students, families, and colleagues.
FLEXIBLE: Alpha teachers adapt to meet the needs of students and a startup work environment.
Former teaching or student teaching experience a plus, but not required
Valid California Substitute Teaching Permit, required
California Multiple or Single Subject Teacher Credential, a plus but not required
Conversational Spanish or Vietnamese a plus
What Alpha Offers
As a staff member, you will change the educational and economic trajectory of students who otherwise would not attend college. You will significantly and directly impact the success and direction of a startup charter school, and have the opportunity to advance into a leadership role within a rapidly growing organization.
Competitive starting salaries
Excellent medical benefits
Pathways to leadership and specialization
Frequent instructional coaching and administrative support
A safe, engaging, dynamic work environment
Technology needs, including a laptop computer, email, and class web page
A remarkably supportive staff and mission-driven organization
Apply to work at Alpha:
Please submit your application online
A cover letter that includes the following:
Why do you want to work at Alpha Public Schools? (250 words or less)
Describe an experience that required you to be flexible and adaptable. (250 words or less)
Incomplete applications or those with errors will not be considered. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.
If you have any questions, reach out to the Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Public Schools