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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.

English Assistant Teacher (Grade 6-7)

Overview of Position

The Assistant Teacher position is a full- or part- time position that reports to Yu Ming’s Director of Upper School.  The Teaching Assistant will provide support and assistance to English Lead Teacher(s) to implement our educational program to help children grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially.  This role is idea for recent college graduates who are looking for a supported teaching position that provides opportunities to work closely with students.  Assistant Teachers will be provided the experience, professional development, mentorship to assume a lead teacher position in the future.

Responsibilities

  • Provide individual, small group, and whole group instruction for students with both special and typical learning needs in the general education environment.
  • Individualize instruction as needed for students
  • Participate with the Lead Teaching Team to design and implement engaging curriculum
  • Assist in the preparation of classroom materials and maintaining a clean, well-organized learning environment
  • Participate in the professional learning community and school-wide professional development
  • Implement classroom administrative and organizational tasks
  • Supervise recess and lunchtime safety, operations, and activities
  • Participate as an active member of the staff to provide stewardship of the school
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Upper School

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students
  • Experience working with young children in a school setting
  • A shared dedication to the Yu Ming vision, mission, and model
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, kindness, sense of humor, respect for others, and a solutions-oriented attitude
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with the lead teacher and colleagues

Time Commitment

190-day school year, 6 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.  This position is typically a full-time position.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees 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
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months
  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST

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

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.

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.