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

 

Interested in job opportunities at Yu Ming?

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:

  • Office Manager & After School Director
  • Grade K-4 Mandarin Immersion Teachers
  • Lunch and Recess Supervisor
  • Elementary Mandarin Immersion Teaching Assistant
  • Mandarin Reading Specialist
  • K-G2 English Literacy Coordinator

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

 

Office Manager & After School Director

 

Overview

New Mandarin immersion public charter school in the San Francisco Bay Area seeks experienced and organized Office Manager.  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, we now have 257 students in K-4. 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 wonderful school visit our website www.yumingschool.org

Job Responsibilities

The Office Manager will:

Support the Principal

  • Manage correspondence from a variety of stakeholders
  • Schedule meetings, fieldtrips and conferences
  • Send out school communications
  • Order supplies and secure bids for contracts

Maintain school records

  • Organize student files in a way to ensure confidentiality and ready access for staff and parents

Act as a central point of contact for the school

  • Answer phones and respond to public enquiries about the school
  • Greet and direct visitors
  • Address questions from parents and proactively seek to educate people about the school
  • Nurture and support students who come to the office

After School Director

  • Work with our partner YMCA to provide a top quality and cost effective After School program for students
  • Contract with a number of independent contractors to provide enrichment options in addition to the YMCA program
  • Book keeping: Daily attendance tracking for invoices, submit monthly invoices to pay enrichment vendors, send invoice to parents, prepare deposits
  • Fall and Spring registration, classroom assignment and fee collection
  • Communicate with parents about the ASP

Qualifications

The candidate for this position should have:

  • Minimum A.A. Degree
  • Three or more years of experience as an Office Manager or Administrative Assistant; school background preferred but not required
  • Strong organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a dynamic and academically rigorous education program
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in Mandarin is preferred but not essential

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

To apply:  We are presently accepting cover letters and resumes at http://www.ikrut.com/microsite/Microsite.ashx?cid=822c54ea-6cf9-4fa7-9e3b-0fa8a1ce9193 . The position will be open until filled. 

 

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.

 

Lunch and Recess Supervisor

 

Overview
Mandarin immersion public charter school seeks a part-time lunch and recess supervisor to monitor and support students during and after lunch to ensure a safe, secure, and comfortable environment conducive to student interaction and learning. 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

  • Supervises students during lunch / recess and passing periods, including enforcing school rules and school behavior expectations
  • Ensures a safe environment in the lunch room, bathroom, and playground areas
  • Works with other school staff and parent lunch volunteers to ensure sufficient level of supervision coverage in all areas of the lunch room and playground areas
  • Helps mediate and resolve conflicts between students
  • Maintains communication with Revolution Foods and coordinates school lunch online ordering process. Maintains paperwork related to school lunch, including school lunch lists and menus.
  • Conducts training of lunch volunteers and communicates with parent lunch volunteers as needed.
  • Administers first aid as needed
  • Helps keep the kitchen clean
  • Identifies any major security or safety hazards and major repair needs in the recess area and ensures safety rules are followed
  • Completes accident reports as needed
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Yu Ming Charter School’s mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Qualifications

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem-solving ability; good judgment
  • Ability to interact appropriately with staff, parents, and children of different ages
  • Computer Skills

Minimum educational level: High School Diploma required

Experience Required

  • Experience in a food services position or school environment preferred

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, talk, listen, reach and use hands. May be required occasionally to run, climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, crouch, and lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Vision abilities require close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee will spend part of the day working outdoors, and is subject to hot, warm, cold, and wet or humid conditions. The noise level is moderate and can sometimes be noisy.

Compensation and Benefits: $10 to $15 per hour, depending on experience.

To apply: We are presently accepting cover letters and resumes at our career site. The position 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.

 

K-G2 English Literacy Coordinator

 

New Mandarin immersion public charter school in the San Francisco Bay Area seeks experienced and dynamic English Language teacher to provide a variety of instructional techniques to first and second grade students. Yu Ming Charter School opened in Fall 2011 with 104 students in grades K-1 and now has 212 students from K-3. To learn more about our school visit www.yumingschool.org

Job Responsibilities
The English teacher will provide a nurturing and growth-minded climate conducive to learning English in a predominantly Mandarin speaking environment:

  • Create and implement an effective, high-quality, rigorous program that builds English literacy skills and multi-cultural appreciation via a variety of instructional techniques
  • Create a classroom learning environment of respect, exploration and perseverance
  • Differentiate instruction to provide for the learning needs of all students
  • Establish a culture for learning that is positive, inclusive and challenging
  • Develop an English literacy curriculum aligned with Common Core Standards using research-based best practices
  • 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 English speaker, preferably speaks some Chinese (though not essential)
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a dynamic and academically rigorous education program
  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, parents and colleagues
  • Experience in teaching literacy, differentiating plans and curriculum development
  • Entrepreneurial passion; the ability to thrive in the excitement and ambiguity of a start-up environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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: 3+ years professional teaching experience

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

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

Cover letters should address the following questions:

  • How would you approach teaching English to a class of 50% native speakers and 50% Mandarin speakers?
  • How would you use limited instructional time (about 2.5 hrs per week) to ensure CCSS standards are met by all students?

Please limit your answers to no more than ½ page per question. The position will be open until filled.