Curriculum Specialist: SECONDARY SCIENCE

Green Dot Public Schools - Los Angeles, CA - Full time

Green Dot Public Schools - Los Angeles, CA - Full time

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ABOUT GREEN DOT

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.

Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for studentsso that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

OPPORTUNITY:

The Curriculum Specialist in Secondary Science will support teachers in the implementation of the Green Dot Science Program at multiple schools.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

> Provide teachers with coaching and support to implement grade level NGSS-aligned science instruction to all students, including English Learners, Standard English Learners, Gifted and Talented Students, and Students with Disabilities.

> Provide support and assistance to all school-site science teachers in the implementation of the Green Dot Science Program and benchmark assessments.

> Promote standards-based instruction by providing demonstration lessons, focused observations, and professional development on research-based instructional strategies and classroom practices and provide opportunities for teacher reflection.

> Assist with curriculum planning to ensure mastery of the NGSS standards and curricular materials.

> Assist teachers with the diagnosis of student difficulties in science with the use of student data and evidence and the planning of appropriate intervention strategies for diverse learners. > Work collaboratively with the Science Team, school site administration and department chairs/ teacher leaders to plan and facilitate science professional development.

> Collaborate with teachers and other members of the coaching team to develop science pacing guides and benchmark assessments for use across the organization.

> Engage in other duties relevant to the successful implementation of the Green Dot Science Program/Initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

> A passion for improving urban schools and driving education reform

> Four years of successful teaching of science at the secondary school level

> Valid secondary science credential (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geosciences)

> Master in Education (or related field) preferred

> Appropriate certification to teach English Learners (CLAD, BCLAD, SB1969 certificate, BCC or LDS certificate) or willingness to commit to gain certification within one year of assignment

> Ability to travel to other sites/locations

> Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards and 3D instruction and assessment > Knowledge of differentiated classroom instructional practices that promote student academic success in science

> Knowledge and understanding of the needs of a diverse student population (EL, SEL, SpEd, and gifted and talented)

> Strong oral and written communication skills

> Experience in collaborative planning and delivery of differentiated staff development to classroom teachers

> Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> Must be able to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

COMPENSATION

The annual salary range for this position is $75,000 - $85,000, commensurate with education and experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

We require all candidates to complete an online application athttp://careers.greendot.org/. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position for a start date no later than July 1, 2018.

Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants. 

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Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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