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We're Hiring

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.

As a Partnership teacher leader I not only have access to additional resources and professional development opportunities, but I have the privilege of collaborating with amazingly passionate and likeminded educators from across the network. When we come together, we form a dynamic educational think tank that never ceases to push my thinking, add skills to my toolbox and improve my classroom practice.

Kristen Sheline, Math Instructional Coach, Hollenbeck Middle School

Current Openings

Teachers

Current and Anticipated Vacancies – we welcome applications for any of the following

  • Art
  • Elementary General Education
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Secondary Special Education

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

Current Openings

Principal, Jordan Partnership Academy for the Arts

JORDAN PARTNERSHIP ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS
2510 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Home of the Bulldogs, Jordan Partnership Academy for the Arts is located in Watts. Jordan is the only high school in Watts that offers an interdisciplinary college preparatory program which includes: Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes, an Art Academy, an award-winning athletics program for girls and boys, as well as a special needs program that meets the complex demands of its learners. Over the last five years, it has doubled its graduation rate, brought its suspension rate to 0%, and staff feel strongly that their school is moving in the right direction based on feedback surveys. Jordan has partnerships with City Year, College Track, College Summit, USC Trio, EduCare, Geffen Playhouse, and the Watts Health Center in order to provide students with an array of individualized enrichment programs. Jordan is proud to serve the Watts community.

PRINCIPAL POSITION

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 Jordan.  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 guardians) 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.

Below are the responsibilities and qualifications required of Partnership principals. The specific school community’s stakeholders, including school staff, parents, students, and partner organizations, will also provide their highest priority qualities and characteristics. These priorities will inform the hiring committee’s selection process.

COMPENSATION
This is an A-Basis position at level 44G ($111,922 – $139,570). The Partnership may provide an additional one-time bonus for additional experience and/or performance.

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.

The single most important resource needed for us to reach our mission is TALENT; Talent that reads our mission and immediately sense that it speaks to who they are at their core.

Ian Guidera, Chief Academic Officer

Current Openings

Senior Manager of Family and Community Engagement

The Partnership is seeking a Senior Manager of Family and Community Engagement who will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing school-based family and community engagement initiatives across our network of schools. The Senior Manager uses their independent judgment and discretion in determining which community engagement initiatives should be developed and how they should be implemented. This role focuses on capacity building and serves as the coach/liaison to traditional public school administrators on implementing effective family and community engagement strategies to support school transformation. This role collaborates across several Partnership efforts including academics, school-based community partnerships, the Parent College program, parent leadership and advocacy, student outreach and enrollment, and college-going culture. The Senior Manager of Family and Community Engagement will work closely with the Partnership’s school administrators, coordinators, and Family Action Teams. This role will be focused on supporting the Family Action Team lead who is typically an assistant principal on the campus. The senior manager will report to the Director of Family and Community Engagement and be a member of the larger External Relations team.

Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Math

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Math to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator will support teachers and schools with Common Core math instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis. The Coordinator will serve as an integral Partnership team member. He/she will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Academic 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 secondary math instruction (middle and high school), teacher development and Common Core.

Secondary Math Coach

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Math Coach to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Coordinator of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Math Coach will provide site-based support with Common Core Math instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis. The Coach will serve as a Partnership team member. He/she will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation with strategic school-site planning and implementing Partnership Academic 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 secondary Math instruction, teacher development and Common Core.

 

Manager of Student Recruitment and Strategy

The Partnership is looking for a Manager of Student Recruitment & Strategy responsible for developing, managing and executing strategic initiatives to bolster student recruitment at our network of schools. In an overall context of declining enrollment at traditional public schools in Los Angeles, stabilizing and growing student enrollment is a critical element of school transformation. The Manager’s role is aimed at generating capacity, strategies, resources and momentum so that our schools can improve outcomes for all students.

This role includes being the coach/liaison to traditional public schools on implementing effective school-based strategies to help boost student recruitment and enrollment. It also includes spearheading network-wide initiatives, including marketing Partnership schools and coordinating joint initiatives between schools.

The Manager will work closely with the Partnership schools’ leaders, administrators, coordinators, and Family Action Teams.  The manager will report to the Senior Manager of Strategy and Operations.

Talent and School Operations Associate

The Partnership is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join the Partnership Operations Team. The primary responsibilities for this role will include helping to build a highly-effective cohort of teachers, school leaders, and home office staff for our organization and supporting schools to resolve high leverage staffing, budgetary, and operational obstacles to improving student achievement.  The Associate’s responsibilities will require a strong focus on providing great customer service and candidate cultivation support in ways that maximize the impact of both talent management and school operations work across the Partnership schools and the Partnership home office.

 

Parent College Outreach Team Member (part-time)

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (“The Partnership”) was founded in 2007 as the cornerstone of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s strategy to improve education in Los Angeles. An independent, nonprofit organization, the Partnership contracts with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to transform schools so that all students have a foundation for academic excellence and personal success. The Partnership created Parent College in order to accelerate parents’ capacity so they can become informed advocates for their children’s education. The Parent College is an educational and empowerment program that serves parents from Partnership schools and throughout LAUSD.

 

OPPORTUNITY

The Partnership is seeking someone to assist with logistics and outreach for the Parent College program. The Parent College outreach team member will be in charge of delivering quality customer service to our parents and school sites. This individual’s core duties and responsibilities focus on managing logistics and providing the highest level of support to the outreach efforts of our Parent College program.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Parent College outreach team member responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure that curriculum, operations, and outreach run smoothly
  • Manage all logistics of the Parent College program
  • Create and update trackers to ensure that all necessary items for the program are secured
  • Attend Parent College trainings and meetings
  • Support in Parent College events (Saturday mornings)
  • Promote the Parent College program
  • Make phone calls to Parent College members and Partnership families

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

  • Experience working with parents in the communities of diverse communities
  • Customer service training
  • Event coordination
  • Experience with budget tracking a plus

 

Skills:

  • Ability to communicate with parents in an effective manner
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Ability to effectively communicate with varied audiences over the phone and in person
  • High quality customer service
  • Ability to perform tasks with limited direction
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer and technology skills; Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

 

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach and core values
  • Enthusiasm to help build a strong school community by educating and involving parents and community members
  • Ability to work with diverse communities

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a part-time, hourly position with pay of $12.00 per hour. Outreach Team members work a seasonal school-year scheduled between August and May only. This position is not eligible for benefits.

 

TO APPLY

Please prepare a resume and a cover letter answering the following prompts:

  • Why you are interested in working with Parent College?
  • What experience do you have working with parents or within communities?
  • What skills or experiences could you bring to the Outreach Member role?

Email your resume and cover letter to: Virginia.Lee@partnershipla.org

Please write your Last Name and “Parent College Outreach Team Member” in the subject line of the email.

 

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