Long Term Art Substitute Teacher (Achieve) (Dec-Jun., 2020)
Position SummaryEducation 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 teacher provides instructional leadership to students and actively participates in and contributes to a collaborative, results-oriented professional learning community. (S)he engages community partners and families in serving the whole child and ensuring ALL children achieve at high levels prepared to succeed in any setting. (S)he 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 SchoolsFounded 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.Responsibilities• Work with students in grades TK-5 to help them to develop an understanding and appreciation for art history, artists, and artistic techniques while engaging in the production in their own works • Develop and implement effective, inspiring art education program aligned with student needs, California State standards, and EFC and school instructions, goals, and objectives • Plan and direct art contests and art exhibits • Provide a classroom climate and learning experiences that further our students’ social, emotional, physical, and academic development • Establish and maintain a positive, safe, and supportive classroom and school environment that values learning and achievement • Demonstrate respect and understanding of students and families from diverse backgrounds • Assess students regularly • Use assessment results and student needs to inform and differentiate instruction • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with team members to effectively address those needs; when necessary, refer to appropriate resources, such as health and psychological services • Involve students’ families as partners • Collaborate with colleagues and work as a team to achieve shared goals • Communicate regularly with students and families about student learning • Actively participate in professional development opportunities • Maintain accurate student records, including attendance • Support the mission, vision, and core values of Education for Change • Actively participate in key student events • Attend a mandatory new hire trainingRequired Qualifications:Education and/or Experience• Content expertise in Art Education instruction to elementary school-aged students • At least two years of experienceOther Qualifications• Able to build immediate and caring rapport with children of all ages and from diverse backgrounds; some understanding of child growth and development • Passion for teaching and working with students from urban communities, with specific knowledge and understanding of the needs of students from different experiences, languages and backgrounds • Excellent organization, time management and follow up skills; high sense of commitment; ability to work as part of a team • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively • Must possess a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practice • Able to work in a creative and demanding learning environment, including the ability to problem solve and manage ambiguity and adversity • Commitment to the vision, mission and guiding principles of the school • Sense of humor, high ethical professional standards, equity perspective • Computer literate and comfortable with acquiring new technology skillsDesired Qualifications:• Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university • Have a strong foundation in art theory and history (art specific) • Spanish language proficiencyEFC 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.Compensation & BenefitsThe daily rate for long-term substitute teacher assignments is $229. As temporary, part-time teachers, they do not receive any benefits.Application ProcessApply online at www.efcps.org/immediate-openings.