REPORTS TO: Site Administrator
Education for Change is looking for dynamic and visionary teachers who will engage students, parents, and other members of our learning community to ensure high student achievement. The substitute teacher performs all duties of a MSTC teacher on a long-term assignment. Under the direction of a site leader, in the absence of the classroom teacher, they provide instruction, encourages student progress, and manages the learning environment. They demonstrate professional practices in teaching using the course of study and lesson plan provided by the regular classroom teacher. They will know how to successfully work in an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population.
About Education for Change Public Schools
Founded in 2005, Education for Change (EFC) is a charter management organization that was created as a partnership between Oakland Unified School District and the education reform community in order to leverage the flexibilities in charter law to facilitate greater innovation and to address the underperformance of our most vulnerable student populations. EFC is Oakland’s largest charter operator, serving over 3,000 students in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of East Oakland. Five of seven of our schools were formerly OUSD schools that converted to EFC to leverage the flexibility and agility provided by charter law for greater outcomes for our students.
- Implement effective long-term instructional plans and classroom activities aligned with student needs, California State standards, EFC and school instructions, goals, and objectives
- Provide a classroom climate and learning experiences that further our students’ social, emotional, physical, and academic development
- Collect homework and student assignments as directed for the regular classroom teacher
- Establish and maintain a positive, safe, and supportive classroom and school environment that values learning and achievement
- Report all student injuries, accidents and illnesses to the proper school administrators immediately or as soon as possible
- Demonstrate respect and understanding of students and families from diverse backgrounds
- Maintain and respect confidentiality of student and school personnel information
- Report to the Main Office upon arrival at school, meets with the school administrative assistant, checks mailbox of absent teacher for lesson plans and materials
- Request clarification of school rules and district policies, if necessary
- Return the room keys to the school administrative assistant and instructional materials and equipment to the proper place
- Maintain accurate student records, including attendance
- Support the mission, vision, and core values of Education for Change
- Incorporated within one or more of the previously mentioned performance responsibilities, which are essential functions of this job description, are the following essential physical requirements:
- Ability to read printed matter and computer screens.
- Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation.
- Other: Employment is subject to and contingent upon the completion of a criminal background check by the California Department of Justice. Convictions of certain crimes, including, but not limited to sex and narcotics offenses and serious and violent felonies, as specified in the Education and Penal Codes, will bar employment with the Organization. In addition, employees will be required to provide a current verification of a negative TB test prior to employment.
- Bachelor’s Degree, required.
- Valid California teaching credential or ability to obtain one: 30-day emergency, temporary permit for statutory leave, multiple subject teaching credential, OR single-subject teaching credential.
- Don’t have a credential? We can help you get one! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
- English Language Learner Authorization
- Experience accelerating student learning and achievement in low income communities
- Spanish language proficiency.
EFC Core Values
- Connected- We continually work to build trusting relationships among students, families, staff, and the Oakland community at large. We are an all-hands-on-deck network driven by empathy. We value our collective identity and the individual identities of our community members and scholars such that we have a sense of collective ownership and responsibility for each other and for our scholars.
- Inclusive- We proactively disrupt predictable patterns of opportunity, power, privilege, and performance. We create an inclusive environment where multiple perspectives are not only valued but sought, where people from all backgrounds feel seen and heard and can thrive, and where we all feel a deep sense of accountability to our mission.
- Interdependent- Our success at every level is dependent on our individual and collective sustainability. To that end, we are transparent, creative, and collaborative problem-solvers who seek to build trusting relationships. We are curious and are open to new ideas while also putting systems in place to ensure continuity so that our employees can stay, grow, thrive, and help make good on our promise to our students and families.
- Learners- We support each other to develop and grow so that we can leverage our collective power, intelligence, and passion on behalf of our students. We lean on home-grown leaders who are rooted in our community. Individuals feel known and are provided opportunities to maximize their potential in alignment with their passions and goals.
Other: Employment is subject to and contingent upon the completion of a criminal background check by the California Department of Justice. Convictions of certain crimes, including, but not limited to sex and narcotics offenses and serious and violent felonies, as specified in the Education and Penal Codes, will bar employment with the Organization. In addition, employees will be required to provide a current verification of a negative TB test prior to employment.