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Education Specialists
Education for Change Public Schools

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Education Specialists

Education for Change Public Schools

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 15 days ago
Job Role
Teacher, Special Education Instructor
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Education

Job Description

Education for Change is looking for experienced Education Specialists who want to help us rethink and reimagine how we deliver services to have greater impact.

The Special Education Teacher works closely with Director of Special Education Programs and site staff to ensure the quality of the special education instructional program on the site and to act as a resource in the areas of teacher support, federal accountability, and support to students with disabilities. They are a skilled teacher who is able to plan, provide, and supervise instruction that accelerates student learning. In addition, the Special Education Teacher assists in the training of site staff in areas of meeting the needs of students with disabilities and special education compliance. They will engage community partners and families in serving the whole child and ensuring ALL children achieve at high levels prepared to succeed in any setting.  They should know how to successfully work in an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population, including students who have experienced trauma.
Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid California Education Specialist credential in appropriate content area OR ability to obtain one
  • CLAD, BCLAD, or English Language Learner Authorization
  • Must possess a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practice
  • Experience with Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, a plus

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience accelerating student learning and achievement in low-income communities
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Experience and desire to use data and technology as levers to drive instruction

Compensation & Benefits:
EFCPS offers a competitive salary and benefits package. For details, go to

Business Overview

Our Story

About Education for Change Public Schools

Education for Change Public Schools (EFCPS) believes it is the right for every child to have access to a high-quality, 21st-century education. Our mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children by creating a system of schools that focus relentlessly on our students’ academic achievement. EFCPS is a charter management organization that manages a diverse portfolio of TK-8 schools, growing to a portfolio of TK-12 schools in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of Oakland, currently serving 3,000 children.  Additional information about Education for Change can be found at .

Our Values

We collaborate. We are a team. We plan together, observe and analyze each other’s work, collaborate with our coaches and site leaders, partner with our families, and together make decisions about our programming
We are a learning organization. We approach our practice with an inquiry stance and a growth mindset; we analyze, innovate, and iterate every day so that we continually improve. We believe in coaching and developing people at every level of experience, at every level of the organization.
We are solutions-oriented. We approach every challenge with a problem-solving orientation. We listen to and encourage each other. We are resilient in the face of adversity.
We are accountable. Our mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children. We assume personal accountability for student growth; we analyze multiple forms of data, and that analysis drives our instruction.
We are student-focused. We form close relationships, utilize personalized learning, differentiate instruction, make learning culturally relevant, engage families, and provide individualized interventions to meet the needs of every child.
We listen. We are a small, responsive organization that values student, family, and employee voice and input.
We are rooted in community. Ours is a place-based strategy that works deeply with neighborhood leaders and partners to serve our children. We understand that the cultures, values, traditions, and assets that our families bring must be leveraged and honored to reach and teach our children.

Why Work at Education for Change?


Culture & Perks

Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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