Partnerships to Uplift Communities (also known as PUC Schools) is comprised of a non-profit network of public charter schools designed to significantly increase high school graduation rates, college entrance and college graduation rates for underserved students in North East Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that promote college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.
The ideal Teacher believes in and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their development, reflection, execution of school culture, implementation of student rigor and proven results of student success.
Essential Duties and responsibilities, listed but not limited, below:
Fosters a safe and nurturing learning environment
Continuously builds professional knowledge
Organizes classroom systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
Develops and maintains IATs (lesson plans)
Establishes an environment where students are excited about learning and preparing for college
Develops lesson plans according to the California state standards
Prepares lesson plans for substitutes
Builds strong relationships with students and parents
Communicates with parents/guardians on a weekly basis
Identifies student's areas for improvement and is able to work with the student and family and internal resources to suggest options for improvement
Provides continual assessment of student progress, maintain student records and portfolios, and complete assigned paperwork in provided time frames.
Conducts both student and teacher lead parent conferences
Collaborates with the Inclusion Specialist to meet the needs of all students
Attends and participates in Academic Success Team, Parent/Teacher Advisory Council, and other school-based meetings and activities
Performs disseminated leadership duties
Attends and implements professional development training throughout and beyond the school year
Demonstrates support and knowledge of school's goals and mission
Is detail oriented when tracking students' grades, attendance, etc.
Works with the Principal and Assistant Principal to ensure teaching methods are directed towards meeting and surpassing the standards
Attends and participates in school-based meetings and activities
Special assignments as assigned throughout the year
Regular attendance, dependability and punctuality in conformance with the standards is essential to the successful performance of this position
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments
Experience, Education & Skills Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Master's degree in subject matter field or Education is strongly preferred
Possess a current California teaching credential in the appropriate field/subject or be enrolled in a credentialing/internship program at a college/university is highly preferred
Must have completed California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
Solid knowledge of subject matter, including California State Standards and subject-specific frameworks and assessments
Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
Must be computer literate (MS Office)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.
Salary & Benefits
Salary scale is based on experience and education ($45,760-$95,663)
Teachers participate in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System)
Full benefits and additional voluntary benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, disability, etc.)
Paid Time Off or Sick Accrual
Retirement Plan Options
Ongoing Professional Development
DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.