Current and Anticipated Vacancies – we welcome applications for any of the following
- Elementary General and Special Education
- Secondary Special Education
- Social Studies
- American Sign Language
We are looking for highly motivated professionals who will empower all students with an excellent education. We are currently hiring for various teacher, school leader, and home office positions.
As a Partnership teacher, you will receive all the benefits of being an LAUSD employee. In addition, Partnership teachers have access to professional development opportunities, coaching and training above and beyond what is traditionally available in district settings. For those seeking to take the next step in leadership without leaving the classroom, our network-wide teacher leader programs are unparalleled in their support of future leaders.
I am inspired by the face of each child. They look to me for gratification, help, validation – they are little people counting on me for their future success.
Traci Taylor, Ritter Elementary School
Current and Anticipated Vacancies – we welcome applications for any of the following
Recruiting and retaining outstanding school leaders is key to our success. Partnership school leaders receive intensive support and coaching that goes beyond what the District provides, including year-round professional development that is aligned for principals and assistant principals. We provide opportunities for leaders across our network of schools to collaborate and share best practices to unstick difficult problems around staffing, facilities, and budgeting. We also provide additional operations support and advocacy to help our schools make the most of their dollars and maximize services for students.
Being a Partnership principal allows me to be an innovative leader who can truly transform the lives of my students and the trajectory of my school.
Katherine Nelson, Principal 107th Street Elementary School
Principal, Edwin Markham Middle School
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools seeks a highly effective, transformational urban school leader to drive continued growth and sustain a positive academic culture and safe climate for children and adults at Markham. The Principal will be responsible for ensuring that all students have the tools they need to be academically successful, that all members of the community (students, teachers, parents and families) have high expectations for student achievement and conduct, and that academic performance improves continuously for all students. The Principal will be an experienced, committed, and entrepreneurial school leader who is excited by the challenge of school transformation and who has demonstrated success at dramatically improving student achievement at a high-need school.
EDWIN MARKHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL
Edwin Markham Middle School is an Investment School (Reed) located in the Watts community of Los Angeles, serves approximately 800 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The student body is 78% Latino and 22% African-American, and about a quarter of the school’s students are English language learners. The Markham staff and community look forward to finding an inspirational leader with a strong instructional background. Highest priorities for the campus are continued implementation of rigorous Common Core-aligned instruction, using data to guide instructional decision-making, and building a culture of high expectations and excitement about learning throughout the campus.
Our work at the Partnership’s home office allows us to support our schools and impact policy change. We help our students access new opportunities, provide operational support to our schools, and help our teachers and leaders improve their craft. Most importantly, our staff is passionately aligned with our mission to transform schools and revolutionize school systems.
People are drawn to the Partnership because they want to support high-need students and see change. Each day presents new opportunities to create change for our kids and the larger school system.
Mikelle Willis, CSOO
Senior Associate of Communications
The Partnership is seeking a Senior Associate of Communications to assist in the implementation of an integrated communications and marketing strategy to strengthen the Partnership’s brand, and to raise its visibility in Los Angeles and in the education sector more broadly. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the organization’s website, contributing regularly to our social media channels, developing communications geared toward our teachers and donors, and updating and disseminating effective messaging to the stakeholders within our network, including home office staff, school-based staff, and the families and students we serve. In addition, this individual will support the development of an influence communications and marketing strategy aimed at increasing the prominence of the Partnership for external stakeholders. Will support Board of Directors meetings and special projects for the chief External Relations officer.
Manager of Finance and Business Affairs
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ (Partnership) Manager of Finance & Business Affairs (Manager of F&BA) is primarily responsible for the internal operations of the Partnership, with many cross-functional and stakeholder-facing touchpoints. The Manager of F&BA will meet high demands, in both quantity and quality, as the work is inherently high stakes/impact and foundational to the success of the organization and the network.
The Manager of F&BA handles all day-to-day duties related to finance and accounting, contracts and vendor management, legal concerns, human resources, administrative procedures, and other functions related to the Partnership’s operations and the needs of stakeholders. Guided by the Partnership’s mission, the Manager of F&BA continuously improves existing policies and procedures; serves as a hub of information, counsel, and direction; and executes a myriad of transactions with the highest integrity (i.e. OMB Circulars, GAAP, ACA, 501(c)(3), etc. compliance). The Manager of F&BA’s work affects all departments of the organization to varying degrees and the position requires a nuanced understanding of the organization’s mission, initiatives, pertinent compliance requirements, etc., to resolve issues and conflicting priorities.
Coordinator of College-Going Culture
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of College-Going Culture to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Senior Director of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator of College-Going Culture, HS will support schools in A-G success, master scheduling, and in building a college-going culture. They will also work with teachers and schools through professional development and coaching. Additionally, they will support special leadership projects designed to coach schools through their improvement process. The Coordinator of College-Going Culture will serve as an integral Partnership team member. They will report to and, also assist, the Senior Director of School Transformation with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Academics Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience in high school around instruction, college-going cultures, leading professional development and coaching, implementation of blended learning, the Common Core State Standards, and NGSS.
Coordinator of School Transformation, K-8
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of School Transformation, K-8 to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Senior Director of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator of School Transformation, K-8 will support teachers and schools with professional development and coaching. Additionally, they will support special leadership projects designed to coach schools through their improvement process. The Coordinator of School Transformation, K-8 will serve as an integral Partnership team member. They will report to and also assist the Senior Director of School Transformation with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Academics Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with literacy, math, science and social studies instruction, leading professional development and coaching, implementation of blended learning, the Common Core State Standards, and NGSS.
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