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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 – Robert Louis Stevenson College and Career Preparatory

Robert Louis Stevenson College and Career Preparatory, home of the Pirates, is located in the Boyle Heights/East LA area. The school is named after the famous author Robert Louis Stevenson and has been in existence for over 90 years. The school includes two magnets focusing on Leadership and Technology and Gifted and High Achieving students. The school actively engages parents and has been the Partnership Parent Engagement School of the Year for the last seven years. Students have access to electives that include Spanish, Forensics, Coding, Graphic Arts, Journalism/Yearbook and Music. The student sports teams have won numerous Citywide sports titles and the school hosts motivational speakers including famous alumni and former Major League Pitcher, Ricky Romero.

 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.  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.

Principal – Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary 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 Joyner.  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.

Principal – Hollenbeck Middle School

Home of the Junior Rough Riders, Hollenbeck Middle School is located in Boyle Heights. Hollenbeck has a Science Technology Math and Medicine Magnet and offers a linked learning program, with students working in interdisciplinary teams to explore computer science concepts including programming and robotics. Hollenbeck has been serving the Boyle Heights community since 1914, and combines engaging instructional activities and events to create a stimulating learning environment. Hollenbeck Middle School feeds into the Boyle Heights Zone of Choice.

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 Hollenbeck Middle School.  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.

Principal – 99th St. Elementary 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 99th Street.  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.

Home of the Eagles, 99th Street Elementary school is located in Watts. The school, which opened in 1925, has developed strong partnerships with the community and enjoys active parent involvement. 99th Street strives to provide an outstanding K-5th grade learning environment for its population of approximately 609 students. Student achievement continues to improve at the school each year, evidenced by an 11% increase this past year in students meeting or exceeding standards on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test in English Language Arts and an 8% increase for students meeting and exceeding the standards in mathematics. 99th Street School is also committed to providing differentiated experiences for students as well as incorporating blending learning activities into daily instruction.

 

Assistant Principal – Santee Education Complex

The Partnership is seeking a highly effective, transformational urban instructional leader to drive change and dramatically improve the academic culture and student achievement. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of increasing and accelerating student achievement, as evidenced by performance data, and will be prepared to lead the students, staff, and community toward dramatic academic improvement and success.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the Partnership’s key instructional initiatives that focus on Teacher Development and the transition to the Common Core State Standards with the use of Blended Learning as a core instructional strategy. Improving teacher practice is a paramount priority with an emphasis on development opportunities, collaboration and an expanded use of a new, multiple measure evaluation system. The candidate will be well-versed in the Common Core State Standards and be able to support the development of common assessments, units of study, as well as understanding the key instructional shifts in ELA and math.

Reporting to the school principal, the successful candidate will be a committed and entrepreneurial school leader who is excited by the challenge of turning around a struggling school and making a real difference in the lives and future college and career choices of low-income Latino and African-American students. S/he will have previously worked in similar schools and will be prepared to accept the complexities and challenges of working with all stakeholders to understand and educate students from this community.

Assistant Principal – 107th Street & STEAM Magnet Elementary School

The Partnership is seeking a highly effective, transformational urban instructional leader to drive change and dramatically improve the academic culture and student achievement. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of increasing and accelerating student achievement, as evidenced by performance data, and will be prepared to lead the students, staff, and community toward dramatic academic improvement and success.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the Partnership’s key instructional initiatives that focus on Teacher Development and the transition to the Common Core State Standards with the use of Blended Learning as a core instructional strategy. The candidate will be well-versed in the Common Core State Standards and be able to support the development of common assessments, units of study, as well as understanding the key instructional shifts in ELA and math. Elementary instruction at 107th Street Elementary includes implementation of a Balanced Literacy model and the Eureka Math modules.

Reporting to the school principal, the successful candidate will be a committed and entrepreneurial school leader who is excited by the challenge of turning around a struggling school and making a real difference in the lives of low-income Latino and African‑American students. S/he will have previously worked in similar schools and will be prepared to accept the complexities and challenges of working with all stakeholders to understand and educate students from this community.

Assistant Principal – Edwin Markham Middle School

The Partnership is seeking a highly effective, transformational urban instructional leader to drive change and dramatically improve the academic culture and student achievement. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of increasing and accelerating student achievement, as evidenced by performance data, and will be prepared to lead the students, staff, and community toward dramatic academic improvement and success.

 

The successful candidate will be a committed and entrepreneurial school leader who is excited by the challenge of turning around a struggling school and making a real difference in the lives and future college and career choices of low-income Latino and African American students. S/he will have previously worked in similar schools and will be prepared to accept the complexities and challenges of working with all stakeholders to understand and educate students from this community.

Assistant Principal – Ritter Elementary School

The Partnership is seeking a highly effective, transformational urban instructional leader to drive change and dramatically improve the academic culture and student achievement. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of increasing and accelerating student achievement, as evidenced by performance data, and will be prepared to lead the students, staff, and community toward dramatic academic improvement and success.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the Partnership’s key instructional initiatives that focus on Teacher Development and the transition to the Common Core State Standards with the use of Blended Learning as a core instructional strategy. The candidate will be well-versed in the Common Core State Standards and be able to support the development of common assessments, units of study, as well as understanding the key instructional shifts in ELA and math. Elementary instruction at Ritter Elementary includes implementation of a Balanced Literacy model and the Eureka Math modules.

Assistant Principal – Dolores Huerta Elementary School

The Partnership is seeking a highly effective, transformational urban instructional leader to drive change and dramatically improve the academic culture and student achievement. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of increasing and accelerating student achievement, as evidenced by performance data, and will be prepared to lead the students, staff, and community toward dramatic academic improvement and success.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the Partnership’s key instructional initiatives that focus on Teacher Development and the transition to the Common Core State Standards with the use of Blended Learning as a core instructional strategy. The candidate will be well-versed in the Common Core State Standards and be able to support the development of common assessments, units of study, as well as understanding the key instructional shifts in ELA and math. Elementary instruction at Dolores Huerta Elementary includes implementation of the Lucy Calkins Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop models and Eureka Math.

Assistant Principal – Roosevelt High School

The Partnership is seeking a highly effective, transformational urban instructional leader to drive change and dramatically improve the academic culture and student achievement. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of increasing and accelerating student achievement, as evidenced by performance data, and will be prepared to lead the students, staff, and community toward dramatic academic improvement and success.

The successful candidate will be a committed and entrepreneurial school leader who is excited by the challenge of turning around a struggling school and making a real difference in the lives and future college and career choices of low-income Latino and African American students. S/he will have previously worked in similar schools and will be prepared to accept the complexities and challenges of working with all stakeholders to understand and educate students from this community.

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

Chief External Officer

The Partnership is seeking a highly-skilled chief external officer (CXO) to serve as a key member of the executive team. The CXO will work closely with the chief executive officer, leadership team, board of directors, and internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic and operational oversight of the Partnership’s development, communications and marketing, policy and advocacy, and family and community engagement initiatives. This unique position presents an opportunity for a strong team leader to oversee a synergistic cross-functional team that is responsible for fundraising, strengthening the Partnership’s brand, influencing key stakeholders including the LA Unified School District, and building a grassroots movement of engaged parents and community partners who propel academic progress for students from the ground up.

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.

Manager of Organizing & Advocacy

The Partnership is looking for a Manager of Organizing & Advocacy who will be responsible for leading our community organizing strategy in support of greater equity in our education system. As a member of the policy team reporting to the Director of Policy & Planning, this position will align with and support the Partnership’s policy and system change objectives through community organizing & advocacy. In practice, this will mean organizing, training and supporting parent leaders from Partnership schools to be advocates for their children’s education at the school, system and policy level. Working through the Partnership’s Parent College, Family Action Teams, school community representatives and community partners, the Manager of Organizing & Advocacy will organize parent leaders who will successfully advocate for positive change in the education system. In addition, the Manager will support the Partnership’s systems change objectives through research, policy analysis and strategy.

Secondary Literacy Coach

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Literacy 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 Literacy Coach will provide site-based support with Common Core literacy 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 literacy instruction, 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.

 

Operations Associate

The Operations Associate position provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in multiple different areas while making a significant and immediate impact. The Operations Associate is responsible for providing administrative support to the Operations team, but with touch points throughout the organization and the network, balancing a large number of work streams in an inspiring, fast-paced and mission-oriented environment.

The Operations Associate executes many of the day-to-day tasks that make the organization run smoothly and efficiently while simultaneously improving existing procedures and internal systems. The Operations Associate must be a highly service-oriented serf-starter who proactively seeks opportunities to contribute. The Operations Associate serves as a key generalist and systems thinker for the Operations team, as a hub of information for the entire organization, and as a temporary team-member of other teams within the organization as needed. She/he must be extremely organized, adaptable to change, and able to communicate effectively when issues and competing priorities arise.

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.

 

Request for Proposal: Leveraging Family and Community Engagement Project

The Leveraging Family and Community Engagement Project offers an opportunity to strengthen the effectiveness of family and community engagement at the Partnership schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Key project goals include:

  • Broaden and deepen the impact in high-need schools by scaling best practices for family engagement throughout the Partnership network and across LA Unified and beyond.
  • Pilot non-traditional approaches for engaging hard-to-reach families as partners in their children’s growth and achievement.
  • Build capacity for and alignment within Partnership’s FACE program through improved evaluation capabilities, revised curricula, and expanded professional development.

The Partnership is seeking a consultant (or consultants) to conduct one or more of the following Project Components:

  1. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: Develop and implement a qualitative research project to understand the challenges and barriers that prevent parents and families from meaningfully engaging in Parent College and school-based activities to support their student’s success. Research findings will inform a new project piloting non-traditional outreach strategies for engaging hard-to-reach families and the case study.
  2. CASE STUDY: Develop a case study that describes the FACE program model in-depth and highlights best practices and lessons learned that have resulted in strengthened relationships among Partnership families, schools and community partners.
  3. EVALUATION: Develop an evaluation framework and tools for FACE initiatives.

 

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