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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 is an Oakland based charter public school committed to providing an academically rigorous, innovative and comprehensive Mandarin-English bilingual education to students from many racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Our 310 K-5 students live in nearly every zip code of Alameda County. We have been fully enrolled with a long waitlist since opening in Fall 2011, and 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 2016-2017 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.

 

Assistant Principal

Position Summary

We are seeking an Assistant Principal who is an experienced and innovative instructional leader with exemplary academic and professional credentials.  Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Assistant Principal will be responsible for co-managing all operational functions of the school including but not limited to creating a collaborative professional learning community, analyzing and responding to data, supporting teachers in their growth, monitoring and guiding educational programs, ensuring effective administration of personnel, budget, and facilities.  The Assistant Principal  engages all staff, community partners, and families in serving the whole child and ensuring all children achieve at high levels.  The Assistant Principal assumes full responsibility for school operations in the absence of the principal.

 Responsibilities

  • Serving as an administrative point person in tandem with the Principal.
  • As aligned to our educational model, helping to collect, manage and analyze academic data to track school performance and student achievement.
  • Managing our special education and intervention programs, including the associated personnel, day-to-day logistical operations, and compliance requirements.
  • Managing, supporting and coaching Teaching Associates within classrooms and unstructured playtime.
  • Developing additional intervention programs to support Yu Ming’s ability to differentiate for our entire student body within the school day and in after-school settings.
  • Supporting students who need additional help with behavior and conflict resolution with restorative practices, including partnering closely with families.
  • Maintaining frequent communication with students, families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders.
  • Sustaining and refining school-wide operations, emergency systems and procedures.
  • Coordinating and being an administrative point person for all school-wide summative assessments.
  • Recruiting, hiring and training of certain instructional support staff (TA’s, SPED, etc.) while also helping to create and facilitate professional development for our team.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal Assistant Principal will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and Masters degree in education
  • Teaching and/or administrative credential in CA
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience, with demonstrated student results and leadership experience
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
  • Superb interpersonal and communication 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
  • Excellent written, communication, and presentation skills
  • Experience managing teams and coaching individuals within a school setting
  • Experience with and passion for pedagogical practices grounded in project based learning, personalized learning, and language immersion education
  • Experience creating standards-based interdisciplinary units and lessons using “backwards design” curriculum development tools
  • Experience working with diverse populations, including English learners, special education and accelerated students
  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education
  • Experience with culturally responsive curriculum and a positive discipline approach
  • Experience developing caring classroom environments where instructional time is dedicated to community building, conflict resolution skill-building and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change
  • Maturity, initiative, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude
  • Fluency in a second language preferred (Chinese as priority languages).

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 degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and valid California Pupil Personnel Services credential with a School Psychologist authorization

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.

Grade 4 English Teacher (Part-Time or Full-Time)

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Common Core State Standards-aligned units of study and lessons that build and integrate rigorous and student-centered learning experiences in English in partnership with Mandarin Chinese co-teacher leading other subjects (i.e. Chinese 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

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • 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, and personalized learning, service learning, interdisciplinary or IB curriculum
  • Experience in teaching in dual-immersion and or Mandarin language development settings a plus
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

TIME COMMITMENT

190-day school year, 9 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.  The Grade 4 English Teacher position is a 75% time position, but additional duties may be added if full-time is desired for the most qualified candidate.

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 Leader, Chinese and English Speaking

 

Responsibilities

Under general supervision of the After School Lead Teacher, 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

  • Minimum 48 semester (or 72 quarter) units, or have passed the CBEST.
  • Prefer prior experience working with youth and/or teens.
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid, or be certified within 30 days of hire.
  • Complete YMCA child abuse prevention within 30 days of hire.
  • Provide proof of negative tuberculosis test.
  • Bilingual Chinese preferred.

COMPENSATION

Hourly rate commensurate with experience.

To Apply

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

  • Resume
  • A cover letter
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months

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 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

  • Minimum of three years experience teaching students with disabilities in a general education or resource setting
  • Experience in teaching at the elementary (K-6) level
  • 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
  • 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

  • Native ability in Mandarin Chinese (including simplified and pinyin systems) and proficiency in English strongly 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, 9 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.

Family Resource Liaison (Part-Time)

 

Position Summary

The role of the Family Resource Liaison is to provide support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for providing information on programs and services available to students and families as well as school activities and procedures; referring families to other agencies; and fostering an ongoing partnership between the home and school.  The Family Resource Liaison is responsible for developing 1) Relationships with families that foster partnership between families and the school, 2) Effective strategies to cultivate participation and leadership of under-represented families, and 3) Opportunities for parents to support student academic achievement, a welcoming climate, and positive school culture.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a leader/role model, and work with staff and teachers to develop strong relationships  and enhance communication between parents  and school staff
  • Work with families of LCAP target group populations (African American, English Learner, Special Education, Economic Hardship), to increase their participation and engagement
  • Facilitate parent meetings, workshops and leadership development in collaboration with teachers and school leadership team
  • Assist students, staff, teachers, parents and community members (e.g. applications for services, transporting parents/students, interpreting technical information, etc.) for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and other services required by families or teachers.
  • Work with Head of School, staff, and teachers to develop effective casework services with individual student and families, in conjunction with school staff and outside agencies for the purpose of providing support and referrals to improve student progress and ensure ongoing family involvement in the educational process.
  • Communicate with parents on behalf of school (e.g. attendance and homework issues, available programs/services, completing paperwork, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that an ongoing partnership between the home and school is formed.
  • Conduct home visits and parent meetings for the purpose of gaining information and/or discussing needs, improving communication, providing information regarding school policies and programs, and/or providing referrals.
  • Confer with teachers, parents and/or appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating student progress and/or implementing student objectives.
  • Organize activities (e.g. affinity groups, parent meetings, conferences, etc.) for the purpose of providing support to the school and parents, showcasing students’ strengths and abilities, and celebrating the diversity of the community.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines.
  • Prepare documents, reports and written materials (e.g. registrations, activity logs, phone logs, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to parents, staff; providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.
  • Refer students and their families to outside agencies (e.g. state agencies, medical professionals, counselors, foundations, charities, etc.) and resources for the purpose of ensuring the needs of students and families are met.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • One to three years experience in the public, private or non-profit sector
  • Experience as a Family School Liaison or other similar role highly desirable
  • Experience with planning and implementation of public policies and programs (experience working with Family Collaborative highl;
  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, colleagues and families
  • Ability to independently organize and prioritize multiple projects with multiple time lines simultaneously
  • Ability to synthesize information and high-level communication (written and oral);
  • 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
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

TIME COMMITMENT

This is an hourly part time position at 10 hours weekly.

COMPENSATION

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

TO APPLY

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

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.

 

 

Please apply at our career site

For more information, please visit www.yumingschool.org
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