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Why Yu Ming

Join a team that is re-imagining public education. Our unique educational model and mandarin immersion approach is nationally recognized and at the forefront of transforming schools.

Every member of our team – teachers, leaders, and student support – plays an instrumental role in nurturing Yu Ming scholars who are bilingual, bicultural and able to create change in their own lives, in our community, and the world.

Team culture

Yu Ming teachers are passionate educators, life-long learners, and collaborators who thrive in working in teams, and care deeply about student learning and innovative teaching. They are committed to honing their craft, unleashing student potential, achieving results, and building a joyful community of educators, life-long learners and friends.

Commitment to development

We invest in sustained professional growth of every team member into becoming world-class educators through more than 250 hours of development time per year including 10 days of student-free learning, periodic grade level planning days, and weekly professional learning time in grade levels, departments, and school teams. Our teachers are also supported through a close coaching model with every educator assigned a collaborative coach and every new teacher assigned an additional mentor.

Career pathways

When you want to take your educational leadership to the next level, we help you continue your career growth trajectory through unique internal and external opportunities to enhance your learning and leadership. Yu Ming has developed pathways to teacher leadership that provide opportunities for gaining the skills and experience to grow your career including leadership positions such as Instructional Coach, School-Site Teacher Leader, Department Head, or other instructional leadership team roles.

Competitive benefits

Yu Ming acknowledges and rewards the hard work and dedication of its teachers with competitive salaries and stipended leadership opportunities. We also offer retirement benefits and generous health care coverage. Yu Ming also sponsors work visas and long-term U.S. employment status for qualifying staff.

Dynamic and diverse region

Live and work in Oakland, a vibrant city with great diversity and culture which attracts brilliant, hard-working, and deeply committed educators.

Personal fulfillment

We are invested in teachers not only having fulfilling careers, but more importantly, though deeply meaningful professional work in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Through the Yu Ming Teacher Intern and Residency Programs (see below for more information), Yu Ming Charter School aims to create a world-class pathway to teacher preparation for immersion and innovative teaching. We have partnered with the Reach Leadership Institute and Alder Graduate School of Education to train highly effective teachers, create a talent pipeline of strong Bilingual Immersion and STEM teachers, and retain the very best teachers in the Bay Area.

Current Openings

2019-2020 K-2 English Teacher (Immediate Start, Full-time)
K-2 English Teacher (full-time) 2019-2020
Location(s) Oakland, CA
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 26-Dec-2018
Job Description

 

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 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 individuals and team members.

About Yu Ming Charter School

As a leader in the Mandarin Immersion education, Yu Ming nurtures our inclusive and diverse community to become empowered, engaged and outstanding global citizens. We are a tuition-free charter public school located in Oakland, California serving students in Kindergarten to 8th grade from many  racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Through learning experiences that are purposeful, rigorous, and personalized we unlock each student’s unique potential and nurture the necessary skills, mindsets, and values to make a positive impact in the world. Our model is anchored on four pillars: Academic Excellence, Mandarin Immersion Leadership, Whole Child Education, and fostering a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Community. Yu Ming is the first Mandarin immersion public charter school in the state, and the only stand-alone Mandarin immersion public charter school in Alameda County.  To learn more about our innovative school visit our website www.yumingschool.org.

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 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)

Preferred

  • M.A. or M.S. in Education or Subject Area

  • Three years experience teaching in relevant grade(s) or subject

  • 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 curriculum

  • 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

  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

TIME COMMITMENT

185-day school year, 10 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.

This is a full-time position.

COMPENSATION

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

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit the following on Edjoin

  • 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.

2019-20 After School Program Teacher, Chinese Speaking or English Speaking
2019-20 After School Program Teacher, Chinese Speaking or English Speaking
Location(s) Oakland, CA
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 08-Jun-2017
Job Description

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.

About Yu Ming Charter School

As a leader in the Mandarin Immersion education, Yu Ming nurtures our inclusive and diverse community to become empowered, engaged and outstanding global citizens. We are a tuition-free charter public school located in Oakland, California serving students in Kindergarten to 8th grade from many  racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Through learning experiences that are purposeful, rigorous, and personalized we unlock each student’s unique potential and nurture the necessary skills, mindsets, and values to make a positive impact in the world. Our model is anchored on four pillars: Academic Excellence, Mandarin Immersion Leadership, Whole Child Education, and fostering a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Community. Yu Ming is the first Mandarin immersion public charter school in the state, and the only stand-alone Mandarin immersion public charter school in Alameda County.  To learn more about our innovative school visit our website www.yumingschool.org.

Responsibilities

Under general supervision of the Extended Care Program Coordinator, performs a variety of duties related to supporting K-2 students at our Lower School After Care Program or Grades 3-8 students at our Upper School After Care 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 a negative tuberculosis test.

Compensation

Hourly rate commensurate with experience, within the range of $18-21/hour. Afternoon work schedule with ~19 hours/week.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit Resume and Cover Letter on Edjoin:

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

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