Founding English Teacher at KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory
KIPP Bay Area Schools - Oakland, CA

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Summary KIPP San Francisco College Prep will open in August 2013 and will serve the students of KIPP Bayview Academy, KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy, and other San Francisco students who are committed to doing whatever it takes to get to college. We are seeking a founding staff of ninth grade teachers in all core content areas.

Content Areas:
  • English (Literature)
  • Speech and Composition
  • Algebra I and and Geometry
  • Biology
  • World History
These positions are an opportunity to play a significant role in the development of a school-wide atmosphere focused on academic achievement, character, and college-readiness. We are seeking teachers who have the passion, expertise, and dedication needed to create an exemplary school. Founding staff members must thrive in an entrepreneurial atmosphere and have prior experience working as part of a team to impact student academic and character growth. Teachers will teach one core subject in addition to taking on other school and classroom duties.

KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory will pride itself on a professional work environment with a focus on growth and collaboration. Each teacher receives a cell phone, a laptop computer, and the resources necessary for high-quality instruction. Teachers have a significant role in creating policies and systems, designing curricula, determining instructional methods, and enforcing a disciplined, college-preparatory school culture centered around the core principles that All Children Will Learn and There are No Shortcuts and No Excuses.

About KIPP Bay Area Schools In the San Francisco Bay Area, five KIPP middle schools and two KIPP high schools are closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. In the fall of 2013, a third high school, KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory, will open in San Francisco. These tuition-free, college-preparatory schools are located in the under-served neighborhoods of Bayview Hunters Point and the Western Addition in San Francisco, East San Jose, San Lorenzo, and West Oakland. KIPP Bay Area Schools serves more than 2,500 students.

About KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory The mission of KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory is to prepare all of our students with the academic skills, knowledge, and strength of character to succeed in college and in the competitive world beyond. Through a rigorous academic program that emphasizes critical thinking, analytical writing, and public speaking, students will be empowered to take ownership over their own education and achieve success not only as students, but as active citizens engaged in their community.

Students, parents, and staff members commit to excellence and doing whatever it takes to make sure every single student matriculates to and is successful in the nation’s finest four-year colleges and universities. In addition to academic rigor, we are committed to empowering our students to be informed citizens who participate actively in their local and global communities. Approximately 90% of our students will be the first in their families to go to college.

Curriculum and Instruction
  • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, one Saturday a month, and 3-4 weeks during the summer to ensure that all students are on track to enter into competitive colleges.
  • Assist in development of curriculum standards and mapping across the school.
  • Create and execute a scope and sequence, long term plans, and unit plans in collaboration with other school faculty
  • Develop and execute daily lessons plans to ensure student learning as prescribed by the California academic content standards and/or College Board Advanced Placement standards. Each teacher is accountable for students’ academic performance and for delivering effective, engaging, rigorous lessons that reach all learners.
Data, Reflection, and Continuous Learning
  • In addition to classroom assessments, aid in developing quarterly interim assessments.
  • Use data to drive instructional practices to constantly improve instruction and student achievement.
  • Seek to constantly develop as a teacher through ongoing feedback conversations with the School Leader and other faculty.
  • Participate in coaching and professional development opportunities to improve your instructional practice and support others to improve their craft.
School Culture and Professionalism
  • Help to envision and create a positive learning environment and build strong relationships with students, parents, and staff.
  • Hold high expectations for each student.
  • Consistently model the school values of Excellence, Community, Grit, and Joy!
  • Lead one extracurricular activity and/or tutorial session during KIPP block
  • Perform school duties beyond the classroom including running an advisory and supervisory duties.
  • Reinforce the school’s positive behavior support system consistently with all students.
  • Must be available to help students, parents, and staff via cell phone at night and on weekends.
Qualifications We are seeking team players committed to KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory mission and high expectations as well as to their own professional growth. In addition, we are seeking candidates with a strong desire to work with a racially and economically diverse student body.

All applicants must:
  • Possess at least a bachelors degree
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Have demonstrated success in the classroom
  • Must either possess a CA or out-of-state teaching credential or be enrolled in a credentialing program
Highly Desired (but not required) Qualifications:
  • At least 2 years of full-time relevant subject teaching experience in an urban, underserved community
  • Leadership and/or counseling experience and/or ability to coach a team sport (ex: music, art, sports)
Key Attributes
  • Reflective, hard-working and dedicated to student success
  • Strategic thinker
  • Willingness to be an integral part of a team
  • Organized
Salary KIPP Bay Area Schools offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

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KIPP Bay Area Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.