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Yu Ming is seeking qualified candidates from the surrounding community to join our Board of Directors.

 

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Yu Ming Charter School, a Mandarin immersion public charter school in the San Francisco Bay Area, is seeking experienced and dynamic teachers to provide a variety of instructional techniques to second grade students.  Yu Ming Charter School opened Fall 2011 with K-1, and will serve 200 students in grades K-3 in School Year 2013-14. We are growing into a K-8 school. Yu Ming is committed to fostering diversity and developing youth with curiosity, compassion, strong moral character and responsibility to the community and the environment.

We are actively recruiting potential candidates for the following positions:

  • Grade K-4 Mandarin Immersion Teachers
  • Elementary Mandarin Immersion Teaching Assistant
  • Mandarin Reading Specialist

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume on our career site.

 

Grade K-4 Mandarin Immersion Teachers

 

Job Responsibilities

The teachers will provide a nurturing and growth-minded climate conducive to organically learning Mandarin Chinese and all standard subjects (e.g. math, science, social studies, life skills):

  • Create and implement an effective, high-quality, rigorous program that builds bi-literacy skills and multi-cultural appreciation via a variety of instructional techniques
  • Create a classroom learning environment of respect, exploration and perseverance
  • Provide for the individual learning needs of all students
  • Establish a culture for learning that is positive, inclusive and challenging
  • Develop Chinese immersion curriculum using research-based best practices which also meets CA state standards
  • Work well with a team of Chinese and English speaking members on planning, professional development, curriculum design, and teaching responsibilities
  • Communicate with families regarding student progress, ideas and support for learning
  • Assess and monitor each student’s academic and language proficiency growth using multiple measures, including informal and formal assessments
  • Utilize student data to inform classroom practice

Qualifications

  • Native or near-native ability in Mandarin Chinese (including understanding traditional, simplified and pinyin systems) and proficiency in English
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a dynamic and academically rigorous education program
  • Experience in teaching at the elementary school level and in teaching related to dual-immersion and Mandarin language development
  • Entrepreneurial passion; the ability to thrive in the excitement and ambiguity of a start-up environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, parents and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States and credentialed as K-8 teacher in California

Minimum educational level: Bachelor’s degree. Credentialed to teach elementary in California.

Experience preferred

  • 2+ years professional teaching experience, preferably in immersion or foreign language

Compensation and Benefits:  Salary commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package offered for employee and dependents.

Contact:  We are presently accepting cover letters and resumes at our career site.  Multiple positions available; positions will be open until filled.

 

Elementary Mandarin Immersion Teaching Assistant

 

Overview
New Mandarin immersion public charter school in the San Francisco Bay Area seeks experienced and dynamic teaching assistant to provide classroom support to kindergarten through grade 2 students. Yu Ming Charter School was unanimously approved by the Alameda County Office (ACOE) Board of Education and opened in Fall 2011 with 104 students in grades K-1. Yu Ming is committed to fostering diversity and developing youth with curiosity, compassion, strong moral character and responsibility to the community and the environment. To learn more about our school visit our website www.yumingschool.org

Job Responsibilities
The teaching assistant will support teachers with their instruction, classroom management, preparation and distribution of resources and small group instruction:

  • Support the classroom teacher’s instruction through help in preparation and execution
  • Work with children in small groups or 1-2-1 to support their needs
  • Plan lessons in assigned subject areas and submit to teachers
  • Lead lessons / present subject matter under the guidance of the teacher
  • Supervise students in the classrooms, halls, cafeterias and other communal areas
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical mental and social development
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students
  • Grade homework and tests and compute results
  • Assist teacher in monitoring, recording and presenting student progress
  • Work well with a team of Chinese and English speaking members on planning, professional development and curriculum design

Qualifications

  • Native or near-native ability in Mandarin Chinese (including understanding traditional, simplified and pinyin systems) and proficiency in English
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a dynamic and academically rigorous education program
  • Experience in elementary classrooms
  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, parents and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States and credentialed as K-8 teacher in California or an out of state equivalent

Minimum educational level: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience preferred

  • 2+ years professional classroom experience

Compensation and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply: We are presently accepting cover letters and resumes at our career site. Cover letters should address the following questions:

  1. What is your experience in elementary classrooms
  2. How you will support the teacher to meet the educational needs of the students and the school’s objectives

The position will be open until filled.

 

Mandarin Reading Specialist

 

Overview
The Mandarin Literacy Specialist (MLS) will provide Chinese (Mandarin) as a second language support to K-4 students through direct services to students and other teachers. The MLS will provide literacy interventions and academic support to students and work with other staff, including special education staff. The MLS will provide professional development, modeling, coaching, resources, and other support to help teachers integrate literacy development in their classroom practice.

Qualifications

  • Possess a strong understanding of literacy acquisition, particularly as it pertains to bilingualism, second language acquisition, immersion, reading, and the transfer of skills from one language to another.
  • Proven ability to teach literacy skills in Chinese.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree with focus on education, special education and/or literacy acquisition.
  • A valid California instructional certificate as a reading specialist and/or Chinese teacher, or evidence of ability to pass the appropriate tests for those licenses.
  • Experience as a literacy specialist or a Chinese teacher in the US.
  • Experience teaching in a Chinese immersion setting in the US or in a K-12 grade setting.
  • Native or near native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese with strong communication skills in English.
  • A solid understanding of Common Core ELA standards and how these relate to standards for Mandarin

Responsibilities
Including, but not be limited to:

  • Offer Chinese support to K-4 students who are at risk academically and those who require additional challenge.
  • Assist with curriculum design, instruction and student assessment.
  • Identify students in need of literacy intervention with the student’s classroom teachers.
  • Provide small group or individual intervention for identified students.
  • Help administer the school’s screening, progress monitoring, diagnostic and outcome proficiency (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) measures.
  • Document student progress and maintain accurate records of student progress.
  • Work with teachers on the administration and interpretation of Chinese proficiency assessment data.
  • Research and develop resources to teachers on literacy practices to the school’s immersion program.
  • Coordinate with other classroom teachers on progress of students.
  • Participate in Response to Intervention (RtI) and special education meetings with focus on Chinese literacy and working as a team member delivering required services.
  • Communicate with parents and staff on student progress, including writing progress reports. Coordinate with other teachers to write report cards and give updates to parents at parent-teacher conferences twice a year.
  • Other duties as assigned by administration.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Master degree preferred

To apply: We are presently accepting cover letters and resumes at our career site. Yu Ming Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Yu Ming Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.