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8th Grade Science Teacher

PUC Inspire Charter Academy

8th Grade Science Teacher
Job Details

PUC Inspire Charter Academy – Pacoima, CA

Full Time

$60,000.00 – $110,137.00 Salary/year

10 Month

Certificated – Teachers
Organization Overview
Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) Schools is comprised of a non-profit network of public charter schools designed to significantly increase high school graduation rates, college entrance, and college graduation rates for underserved students in North-East Los Angeles, and the North-East San Fernando Valley.
Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high-quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low-achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that promote college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.
The Team Member we are searching for
The ideal Teacher believes in, and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their leadership, reflection, execution of school culture, and collaboration to ensure student success.

What you’ll need to accomplish:
  • Foster a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • Build professional knowledge
  • Organize classroom systems/procedures and manage student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
  • Develop and maintain IATs (lesson plans) 
  • Establish an environment where students are excited about learning and preparing for college
  • Develop lesson plans according to the California state standards
  • Prepare lesson plans for substitutes
  • Build strong relationships with students and parents
  • Communicate with parents/guardians on a weekly basis
  • Identify student’s areas for improvement and work with the student, family, and internal resources to suggest options for improvement
  • Provide continual assessment of student progress, maintain student records and portfolios, and complete assigned paperwork in provided time frames
  • Conduct both student and teacher lead parent conferences
  • Collaborate with the Inclusion Specialist to meet the needs of all students
  • Attend and participate in Academic Success Team, Parent/Teacher Advisory Council, and other school-based meetings and activities
  • Perform disseminated leadership duties
  • Attend and implement professional development training throughout and beyond the school year
  • Demonstrate support and knowledge of school’s goals and mission
  • Detail-oriented when tracking students’ grades, attendance, etc.
  • Work with the Principal and Assistant Principal to ensure teaching methods are directed towards meeting and surpassing the standards
  • Attend and participate in school-based meetings and activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
What do we require from you?
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Master’s degree in subject matter field or Education is strongly preferred
  • Possess a current California teaching credential in the appropriate field/subject or be enrolled in a credentialing/internship program at a college/university is highly preferred
  • Completed California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) required
  • Solid knowledge of the subject matter, including California State Standards and subject-specific frameworks and assessments

Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Able to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
  • Alignment with core characteristics required of every PUC employee: pursuit of excellence, innovation, community, tenacity, and authenticity
  • Must be flexible and team-oriented
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Strong work ethic, accountability, and ownership of work
  • Regular attendance, dependability and, punctuality in conformance with the standards are essential to the successful performance of this position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Compensation & Benefits:
  • This is a full-time exempt, salaried position
  • Our benefits include:
    • Comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision and additional voluntary benefits
    • STRS and other Retirement Plan Options
    • Paid Time Off
    • Ongoing Professional Development