We're Hiring

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


Click “Learn More” below to apply! Candidates new to LA Unified must meet the multiple measures of the district’s recruitment process. All current employees must meet all district requirements to transfer.

Hired teachers will get:

  • Paid planning days before you start your assignment
  • Instructional support throughout the school year
  • Substitute coverage for full day planning (when applicable)

We are currently accepting applications for credentialed (or soon-to-be credentialed) candidates in:

  • Multiple Subjects (elementary and middle school)
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • P.E.
  • Art
  • Special Education K-12


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, Carver Middle School

George Washington Carver Middle School joined the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools network at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Named after Dr. George Washington Carver, a noted African-American scientist, the school is located in the South Park district of Downtown Los Angeles near the Gilbert Lindsay Community Center Park. It provides instruction to about 760 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

Carver Middle School embodies the rich diversity of its South Los Angeles neighborhood. The majority of Carver students come from Hooper, Harmony, 49th Street, Sally Ride and Ascot Elementary Schools. For the most part, they continue on to Thomas Jefferson High School or Santee Educational Complex. Our current enrollment of 760 students reflects the profound shift of the neighborhood composition from a historically African American community to a mostly Latino community. Carver Middle School is identified as high needs, given that 96% of our student population participates in the free and reduced lunch program, and a number of our students are identified as homeless or in foster care.

Principal, Santee Education Complex

Santee Education Complex is a Los Angeles Unified high school located in South Los Angeles, just minutes south of downtown. The Partnership seeks an inspirational leader with a track record of success and a vision of college completion for all of Santee’s students.

Santee serves approximately 1900 students in grades 9 through 12.  The student body is 95% Latino and 5% African-American, and about a quarter of the school’s students are English learners. The Santee staff and community are seeking an inspirational leader with a strong instructional background as well as a robust toolkit for managing operations.  Highest priorities for the campus are continued implementation of rigorous Common Core-aligned instruction, using data to guide instructional decision-making, continuing to build a culture of high expectations, college completion 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.

The single most important resource needed for us to achieve our mission is TALENT. We need talented individuals who read our mission and immediately sense that it speaks to who they are at their core.

Ian Guidera, Chief Academic Officer

Current Openings

Manager, Finance and Business Affairs

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ Manager of Finance & Business Affairs (Manager of F&BA) is primarily responsible for building the relationships and culture necessary to scale the internal financial operations of the Partnership, with many cross-functional and stakeholder-facing touchpoints. In the most recently audited fiscal year, the Partnership earned $14.5M in revenue, booked $12.3M in expenses, issued 127 W-2s and 360 1099s, and held net assets of $38.8M.  The Manager of F&BA manages and/or executes all processes related to finance, payroll, business affairs, and human resources, interfaces with both internal and external parties, and provides guidance to other staff for contracts, 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, FASB, HIPAA, ACA, 501(c)(3), etc. compliance). This person will report to the Senior Director of Finance and Business Affairs (Sr. Director of F&BA).

College Success Advisor, AmeriCorps VISTA

The AmeriCorps VISTA program provides the opportunity for corps members to make a tangible difference in the biggest challenges facing our nation, including lack of access to education.  The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is committed to providing all of our students with the preparation that they need to matriculate to the 4-year college of their choice and be successful upon arrival.  In order to meet that vision, we understand that there must be a K-12 commitment to building a strong college-going culture.  We are seeking corps members to serve as College Success Advisors at Partnership Middle Schools and High Schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Each advisor will support their assigned school(s) with college and career event planning, college readiness presentations, field trips, family engagement, and other related activities.  Advisors will also help students navigate the transition from elementary to middle school and middle to high school to support them in transitioning to schools that also support this mission.

Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Literacy

The Partnership is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Literacy 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 Senior Director of School Transformation for Literacy, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator will support high school teachers and site-based instructional coaches, coordinators and administrators with Common Core literacy instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis.

Research Assistant (part-time)

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is looking for a passionate individual to support the successful implementation of the Data and Impact team vision. This is a paid part-time Research Assistant position for approximately 15 hours a week depending on project need. All work will be completed at Partnership offices. The hourly salary is $20 an hour.

Research Assistant will assist Partnership team members with various projects ensuring that home office and school site staff have access to data. Duties include:

  • Data management and cleaning
  • Preparing data for reporting
  • Maintaining data spreadsheets from multiple sources
  • Creating data visuals



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Intermediate level of Excel
  • Intermediate level knowledge of statistical software, preferably R or STATA
  • Familiarity with Tableau
  • Interest in education, non-profits and data analysis

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