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

Yu Ming is now hiring for the 2017-2018 academic year!

Yu Ming Charter School seeks dynamic, innovative, and experienced educators to join our team, committed to nurturing lifelong learners who are bilingual, bicultural and able to create change in their own lives and in our community.  We seek teachers that are excited by the possibility of transforming the traditional model of education to be learner-centered through personalized and project based learning that cultivates both the cognitive and social emotional skills our students need to thrive in school and beyond.  Yu Ming teachers are leaders that thrive on exploration, collaboration, and seek to continuously learn and grow as an individual and team member. We are an Oakland based charter public school committed to providing an academically rigorous, innovative and comprehensive Chinese-English bilingual education to students from many racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  Our 350 K-6 students live in nearly every zip code of Alameda County, and we will grow one grade level each year until we are at full-size (450 students, grades K-8).  Yu Ming is committed to fostering diversity and developing youth with curiosity, compassion, strong moral character and responsibility to the community and the environment.  Yu Ming is the only stand-alone immersion charter school in Alameda County, and the only stand-alone Mandarin immersion public school in the East Bay.

 We are actively recruiting potential candidates for the following positions for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Interested candidates should submit the following at our career site.

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months
  • Copies of valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate
  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST and/or CSET

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.    
 
 

Part-Time Music Teacher

Music Teacher Responsibilities

  • Provide a high quality, personalized education program in music

    • Build a classroom culture in which students love music

    • Engage students with a repertoire that is relevant to their lives and interests and incorporates choral and instrumental music

    • Design and execute high-quality community music performance opportunities for all students

    • Collaborate with teachers to build a world-class music program while investing the community in the vital role of the arts in education

    • Prepare lesson plans and course timelines; select materials for courses

    • Communicate regularly with students and their families about classroom activities and student progress

    • Manage student behavior to ensure every student is fully engaged

    • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs

  • Develop a week-long expeditionary hands-on learning experiences for upper school students and accompany students on field trip

  • Actively participate in professional development activities including engaging in training with school leaders and coaches to benefit from targeted feedback on instruction, accelerating learning and growth with unparalleled support

  • Collaborate with colleagues to improve instructional practices throughout the school; share best practices

  • Maintain a high-level of professionalism including meeting deadlines and commitments to self and the community

  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Music or multiple-subject teaching credential or plan to enroll in a teaching intern program
  • Successful completion of CBEST and/or CSET exam; CLAD or BCLAD
  • Experience working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or teaching assistant preferred
  • Fluency in Chinese preferred
  • Professional training in a rigorous music or music education program
  • Experience working with children and implementing music instruction
  • Passionate about music and learning
  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, colleagues and families
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to work in a dynamic, creative and start-up learning environment
  • Driven adult learner dedicated to his or her own professional growth, including learning new and innovative teaching practices

TIME COMMITMENT

190-day school year, 6 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for employee and dependents.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months
  • Copies of valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate
  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST and/or CSET

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

 

K-5 Mandarin Chinese Immersion Teacher

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Common Core State Standards-aligned units of study and lessons that build and integrate rigorous, hands-on, inquiry-based and student-centered learning experiences in Mandarin Chinese and all standard subjects (i.e. language arts, mathematics, social science, science)
  • Personalize learning by teaching effectively to the diversity of students in the classroom and ensuring student mastery of academic skills
  • Assess and analyze student achievement using a variety of means to collect and report on data, make strategic planning decisions, and tailor instruction to meet individual student needs
  • Use educational technology to support instruction, develop and deliver content and skill benchmarks, organize instructional materials, and track student progress
  • Establish a strong classroom culture for learning that is positive, inclusive, restorative, and contributes to the broader school community
  • Provide access and results for all students (i.e. above and below grade level, with IEP’s, English Learners) and integrate needed differentiation, interventions, accommodations, and extensions
  • Actively collaborate with all colleagues, contribute pedagogical knowledge and expertise, and provide shared stewardship of the school
  • Plan and pursue a program of personal professional growth and participate in both internal and external professional development activities
  • Build meaningful relationships and communicate effectively with students, families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders
  • Maintain a high-level of professionalism including meeting deadlines and commitments to self and the community

QUALIFICATIONS Required

  • Native ability in Chinese (including simplified and pinyin systems) and proficiency in English
  • Experience in teaching related to dual-immersion and Chinese language development
  • B.A. or B.S. and appropriate California Credential (or transferable out of state equivalency)
  • Successful completion of CBEST and/or CSET exam; CLAD or BCLAD
  • Minimum of three years experience teaching in relevant grade(s) or subject
  • Understanding of the Common Core State Standards
  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, colleagues and families
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to work in a dynamic, creative and start-up learning environment
  • Driven adult learner dedicated to his or her own professional growth, including learning new and innovative teaching practices

Preferred

  • M.A. or M.S. in Education or Subject Area
  • Experience with Google apps and other educational technology
  • Experience with one or more of the following a plus: project-based learning, social-emotional learning, personalized learning, service learning, interdisciplinary or IB curriculum
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

TIME COMMITMENT

190-day school year, 6 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for employee and dependents.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months
  • Copies of valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate
  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST and/or CSET

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

Resource Teacher/Education Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Common Core State Standards-aligned lessons for individuals and small groups  that build and integrate rigorous and student-centered learning experiences which are based upon an individual student’s academic, behavioral, social and emotional needs and goals
  • Assess and analyze student achievement using a variety of means to collect and report on data, make strategic planning decisions, and tailoring small group instruction to meet individual student needs
  • Provide accommodations, modifications, and differentiation needed for students to be successful in the general education classroom as determined by individual student IEPs, 504 plans, and behavior plans
  • Assist in the creation and delivery of IEPs and participate in IEP meetings
  • Use educational technology to support instruction, develop and deliver content and skill benchmarks, organize instructional materials, and track student progress
  • Actively collaborate with all colleagues including general education teachers, administration, and related service providers  as well as contribute pedagogical knowledge and expertise, and provide shared stewardship of the school
  • Plan and pursue a program of personal professional growth and participate in both internal and external professional development activities
  • Build meaningful relationships and communicate effectively with students, families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders
  • Maintain frequent communication and collaboration with families, colleagues, and related service providers
  • Maintain a high-level of professionalism including meeting deadlines and commitments to self and the community
QUALIFICATIONS
Required
  • B.A. or B.S. in Special Education or related field
  • Appropriate California Credential (or transferable out of state equivalency)
  • Successful completion of CBEST and/or CSET exam; CLAD or BCLAD
  • Experience in teaching at the elementary (K-6) level
  • Understanding of the Common Core State Standards
  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, colleagues and families
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to work in a dynamic, creative and start-up learning environment
  • Driven adult learner dedicated to his or her own professional growth, including learning new and innovative teaching practices
 Preferred
  • M.A. or M.S. in Education or related field preferred
  • Experience with Google apps and other educational technology
  • Experience with one or more of the following a plus: project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and personalized learning, service learning, interdisciplinary or IB curriculum
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

TIME COMMITMENT

190-day school year, 6 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for employee and dependents.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months
  • Copies of valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate
  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST and/or CSET
Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

 
 

After School Program Leader, Chinese Speaking or English Speaking

Responsibilities

Under general supervision of the After School Program Coordinator, performs a variety of duties related to supporting K-2 students in Yu Ming’s After School Program

  • Develop age appropriate educational activities and lessons designed to teach youth new skills while helping youth find their passions and interests.
  • Role model for youth Yu Ming’s Core Values
  • Promote a positive work environment and relationships with team members and school.
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, families and school.
  • Create opportunities for youth to experience opportunities to learn how to form close, durable human relationships with peers that support and reinforce healthy behaviors.
  • Be a role model for youth. Make an impact with your actions as well as your words. Guide them towards behaviors that help them to thrive, and away from those that are risky.

Requirements

  • At least 1-2 years prior experience working with youth and/or teens.
  • Must be a High School graduate and Associate of Arts or Science (AA or AS) degree preferred
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid, or be certified within 30 days of hire.
  • Provide proof of negative tuberculosis test.

Compensation

Hourly rate commensurate with experience.  Afternoon work schedule with 12-18 hours/week.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Yu Ming Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

For more information, please visit www.yumingschool.org

Yu Ming Charter School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Yu Ming Charter School expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.