Pre-K thru Elementary, Middle/Junior High thru High School
Yu Ming Charter School seeks dynamic, innovative, and experienced educators to join our team, committed to nurturing lifelong learners who are bilingual, bicultural and able to create change in their own lives and in our community. We seek teachers that are excited by the possibility of transforming the traditional model of education to be learner-centered through personalized and project based learning that cultivates both the cognitive and social emotional skills our students need to succeed in school and beyond. Yu Ming teachers are leaders that thrive on exploration, collaboration, and seek to continuously learn and grow as individuals and team members.
ABOUT YU MING CHARTER SCHOOL
As a leader in Mandarin Immersion education, Yu Ming nurtures our inclusive and diverse community to become empowered, engaged and outstanding global citizens. We are a tuition-free charter public school located in Oakland, California serving students in Kindergarten to 8th grade from many racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Through learning experiences that are purposeful, rigorous, and personalized we unlock each student’s unique potential and nurture the necessary skills, mindsets, and values to make a positive impact in the world. Our model is anchored on four pillars: Academic Excellence, Mandarin Immersion Leadership, Whole Child Education, and Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Community. Yu Ming is the first Mandarin immersion public charter school in the state and is a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and 2020 California Distinguished School. To learn more about our innovative school visit our website www.yumingschool.org.
K-5 Chinese Teacher
K-5 English Teacher
Middle School Chinese Teacher
Middle School English/Humanities Teacher
Middle School Math/Science Teacher (Full time or part time)
Physical Education Teacher
Develop and implement Common Core State Standards-aligned units of study and lessons that build and integrate rigorous, hands-on, inquiry-based and student-centered learning experiences in Mandarin Chinese and all standard subjects (i.e. language arts, mathematics, social science, science)
Personalize learning by teaching effectively to the diversity of students in the classroom and ensuring student mastery of academic skills
Assess and analyze student achievement using a variety of means to collect and report on data, make strategic planning decisions, and tailor instruction to meet individual student needs
Establish a strong classroom culture for learning that is positive, inclusive, restorative, and contributes to the broader school community
Actively collaborate with all colleagues, contribute pedagogical knowledge and expertise, and provide shared stewardship of the school
Plan and pursue a program of personal professional growth and participate in both internal and external professional development activities
Build meaningful relationships and communicate effectively with students, families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders
Maintain a high-level of professionalism including meeting deadlines and commitments to self and the community
May participate in summer program teaching or professional learning or curriculum development
For K-8 classroom teachers:
Use educational technology to support instruction, develop and deliver content and skill benchmarks, organize instructional materials, and track student progress
Provide access and ensure results for all students (i.e. above and below grade level proficiency, with IEP’s, English Learners) and integrate needed differentiation, interventions, accommodations, and extensions
For Middle School classroom teachers:
Serve as an Advisory teacher to a grade level cohort of students, acting as the primary trusted adult and family liaison and supporting students in community building, character development, and academic progress monitoring
For Physical Education teacher:
Manage physical education and recess equipment and the rooms that hold all the equipment
Teach and travel between two campuses that are about 1.5 miles apart
185-day school year, 10 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.
Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for employee and dependents.
First combined PDF documentwhich includes the following:
Copies of valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate
Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST and/or CSET
Second combined document which includes the following:
A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals
Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months
Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.
Yu Ming Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.
B.A. or B.S.
Hold (or be eligible for) appropriate California Credential (or transferable out of state equivalency)
For Chinese teachers: Near-native ability in Chinese (including simplified and pinyin systems) and proficiency in English
M.A. or M.S. in Education or Subject Area
Three years experience teaching in relevant grade(s) or subject
Experience in teaching related to dual-immersion and Chinese language development
Experience with Google apps and other educational technology
Experience with one or more of the following : project-based learning, social-emotional learning, personalized learning, service learning, interdisciplinary curriculum
Understanding of the Common Core State Standards
Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, colleagues and families
Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to work in a dynamic, creative and start-up learning environment
Driven adult learner dedicated to his or her own professional growth, including learning new and innovative teaching practices
Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude
About Yu Ming Charter School
As a leader in Mandarin Immersion education, Yu Ming nurtures our inclusive and diverse community to become empowered, engaged and outstanding global citizens. We are a tuition-free charter public school located in Oakland, California serving students in Kindergarten to 8th grade from many racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Through learning experiences that are purposeful, rigorous, and personalized we unlock each student’s unique potential and nurture the necessary skills, mindsets, and values to make a positive impact in the world. Our model is anchored on four pillars: Academic Excellence, Mandarin Immersion Leadership, Whole Child Education, and Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Community. Yu Ming is the first Mandarin immersion public charter school in the state and is a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. To learn more about our innovative school visit our website www.yumingschool.org.
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