ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded 15 years ago on the belief that all children, regardless of ZIP code, are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is one of the largest and most successful nonprofit public charter school networks in the nation, operating 28 high-performing, tuition-free, open-enrollment middle and high schools in Los Angeles’ educationally underserved communities. Alliance has a proven record of success for our 13,000 scholars and 14,000 alumni. Though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade levels behind in reading, they outperform California state and local districts on state standardized testing in math and English Language Arts. Ninety-five percent of Alliance alumni have graduated from high school and been accepted to college, 73% to a four-year university. Our schools have been recognized among the best in the state and nation by U.S. News & World Report, Innovate Public Schools, the California Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Education.
WHY TEACH AT ALLIANCE?
Alliance believes that all youth who enter our schools can reach their full potential when high expectations are matched with personalized instruction and support. We aspire to have 75% or more of our scholars complete a four-year college degree. To attain this goal, we provide teachers with the autonomy to adjust their practices to best meet the individual needs of their scholars. We also provide teachers with resources such as curriculum maps, a repository of instructional materials and videos, interim assessments and item banks, one-on-one teacher coaching, weekly professional development, and freedom to innovate. Teachers are able to focus on the individual needs of scholars due to small class sizes and ancillary resources, including English Learner and special education interventions, counselors, and instructional assistants.
The Alliance schools network is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. About two-thirds of our teachers and administrators identify as people of color. We believe in the importance of diverse role models for our scholars and the rich cultures of the families and communities we serve. Teaching at an Alliance school is an opportunity to inspire transformational change for scholars and their communities, while building lifelong, meaningful relationships.
THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL
- Demonstrate an ability to develop a positive, achievement-oriented, supportive, and collaborative culture of high expectations that motivates and inspires scholars to learn at college-preparatory levels.
- Know how to use data, technology and innovative teaching methods to drive classroom learning and prepare all scholars to succeed in college and beyond.
- Thrive in an environment of high expectations and collaboration to grow and hone their craft.
- Have a relentless belief that all scholars, regardless of their economic or social circumstances, deserve a quality education and can earn a four-year college degree.
- Desire to be a part of Alliance’s social justice mission and teach in systemically underserved communities in Los Angeles.
- Possess strong academic content expertise, instructional and classroom management skills, as well as content area expertise and a deep knowledge of effective evaluation and assessment techniques to drive scholar learning.
- Have strong interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills with both children and adults.
- Be open to feedback, eager to develop professionally, and have an entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Active California teacher certification in the assigned subject area(s) and a valid English Learner Authorization (e.g. CLAD) by August 1, 2020.
- Applicants who will hold any of the following credentials by August 1, 2020, are welcome to apply:
- California Single or Multiple Subject Credential (Clear or Preliminary)
- California University Internship Credential Eligible
- California Credential in Progress
- Non-California Credential Transferring to California (i.e., from other U.S. states)
- The starting salary for Alliance teachers is based on years of prior credentialed teacher experience. Alliance’s performance-based compensation system focuses on rewarding teachers for what matters most—making the biggest impact on scholar achievement—and allows teachers to earn higher salaries faster than the local district.
- Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision are covered at 100% of monthly premiums for individual employees and at least $1,000 per month towards family plan premiums.
- Retirement: Teachers may participate in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) with an expected Alliance match of 18.4% for 2020-2021 school-certified employees.
- Leave: Teachers are provided five weeks of paid leave during school breaks, plus sick leave that accrues at one day per month.
- Relocation: Alliance supports out-of-state teachers with relocation fees to Los Angeles.
- Substantial school-based and network-wide professional development support for teachers, including two weeks of professional development for new hires that introduces the Alliance culture and builds classroom management and instructional planning skills.
- Reimbursable Teacher Induction program fees to clear General Education/Education Specialist preliminary credential.
- Leadership opportunities in the classroom, with scholar extracurricular activities, and through school and network-wide teacher councils. Professional growth opportunities through our Teacher Leader Cadre program, Instructional Lead/Department Chair roles, and pathways to school administration.
- Teacher of the Year awards provide special recognition and compensation to teachers who demonstrate their dedication inside and beyond the classroom, as well as their exceptional ability to engage scholars and activate their excitement for education. Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are tuition-free public charter schools that do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.