Job Openings: Multiple Positions, KIPP SF Bay Academy (SF)
KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy is a free college prep middle school in the Western Addition community in our third year of existence. We currently serve students in grades 5, 6, and 7. Next year we will serve students in grades 5-8. We are searching for two (2) highly effective, motivated educators to join our incredible staff. Joining our school in only our 4th year of existence will give you many opportunities develop your leadership skills. You will not only have a tremendous impact on students’ lives, but you will also greatly impact the school’s culture as the school is in its infancy. The positions are intense but the rewards are enormous. Our students have already begun showing huge progress.
We are currently searching for a team member to teach 6th grade Math. Are you a highly effective educator who wants to work with others who are effective, thoughtful, and dedicated? Are you a teacher who dreams of working with a dynamic team of educators to help build an excellent school for underserved students? Are you an educator who believes one way to fight poverty is college? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to make success the norm? If you answered yes to all of these questions and have at least two years of teaching experience, email your resume right away!
Teaching Hours at KIPP SF Bay Academy
Weekday hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday school is held twice a month, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Teachers are required to:
Believe deeply in the mission and values of KIPP and subscribe to KIPP's Five Pillars (review on www.kipp.org)
Hold high expectations for each student
Possess a strong knowledge of content area
Demonstrate strong pedagogy
Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
Exhibit positive rapport with students
Create and teach challenging and engaging lessons linked to state standards
Create and foster a positive learning environment
Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents
Be available for Open Houses, Parent-Teacher Conferences and other events involving parents
Attend all staff meetings
Assist in development of curriculum standards and mapping
Assist with bus, lunch, and detention duties
Teach non-core classes as needed
Maintain a neat, clean classroom environment and a professional personal appearance
Plan and implement co-curricular and extracurricular activities for students
Organize and conduct school functions and field trips, both in and out of state
Serve on school committees as needed
Perform clerical duties required with textbooks, instructional supplies, student reports and records, attendance reports, etc.
Remain on call in the evenings (via school cell phone) to provide student support
Pass a criminal background check, as required by law
Know that all kids can learn
Believe that college is one way to fight poverty
Qualifications for teaching posts at KIPP SF Bay Academy:
§ At least two years of teaching experiences (Required)
§ Bachelors degree (Required)
§ Experience/strength in content area (Preferred)
§ State teaching credential (Required)
§ Willingness to work towards state teaching credential (Required)
§ Commitment to working with underserved students (Required)
§ Commitment to the design and development of the school (Required)
§ Facility in Spanish (Preferred)
§ Experience teaching in a public middle school (Preferred)
§ Experience teaching in an urban school (Preferred)
§ Be California credentialed by fall 2006
§ Have taught in a low income community for at least two years
KIPP teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their content areas that produces unmatched results and student understanding. Teachers will perform additional duties and do whatever it takes for all KIPP students to learn.
High School Preparation & Placement Director:
Responsibilities for the Director of High School Preparation and Placement include, but are not limited to:
· Developing a High School Preparation and Placement Office that includes:
§ Researching high school options so students can make informed choices about where they will continue their education;
§ Closely guiding families through the high school application process, including;
· school visits,
· and applying for financial aid and scholarships.
§ Creating relationships with schools to which our students will apply.
§ Working closely with various organizations to establish options for our students.
§ Raising funding to supplement scholarships and financial aid monies.
· Fully lead another project in the school (teaching Spanish classes, creating and directing the Community Outreach Program, or some other significant program at the school).
· Teaching a high school prep class to seventh and eighth graders.
· Assisting in developing curriculum, processes, and procedures at the school level.
· Supervising students during breakfast, lunch, and family/team meeting times on occasion.
· Providing and receiving feedback regularly (from peers and the administration) in order to improve the performance of the entire student body.
· Contributing to the school culture by sharing ideas, working as a team, continually reflecting and changing according to students’ and school needs.
· Attending school from 7:00-5:30 each weekday, Saturday School Sessions, and some during the summer.
· Attending collaboration and professional development activities each Friday from 2:00pm-5:00pm.
· Talking with students and families via cell phone during the early evenings if questions arise about high school preparation and placement.
· Organizing and chaperoning field lessons.
For both positions, please send your resume right away to Lydia Glassie, Principal: lglassie@....
Compensation & Benefits:
The competitive benefits package includes life, medical, dental and vision insurance.
Joining our school in only our fourth year of existence will give you many opportunities develop your leadership skills. You will not only have a tremendous impact on students’ lives, but you will also greatly impact the school’s culture.
Chandra Alexandre, Ph.D.
Director of Operations & Development
KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy
No Shortcuts...No Excuses
1430 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 440-4306 phone; (415) 440-4308 fax