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Job Title: Preschool Teacher

Organization: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI)

Location: Stanford University Stock Farm Road Children's Center, Stanford, CA

Salary: Competitive pay rate ranging from $20-25/hr

Job type: Full-time

“We are a community of thousands of children, families, community leaders, great thinkers, innovative doers, program experts, and those with the heart, soul, and commitment to make change for children and families every day.”

About Us: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI) is a leading international early childhood education, health, and development organization that provides award-winning locally-initiated preschool and infant/toddler Emergent Curriculum programs in over fifty countries from Ghana to Malaysia and partners with UNICEF, World Health Organization, and many other leading organizations. Founded in 1981, our early education programs are based on child-directed, Reggio-inspired, developmentally appropriate practices. We seek full-time Infant/Toddler Teachers who embrace the opportunity to make a lasting difference in children’s lives. Our three centers on the Stanford campus (Madera, Arboretum, and Stock Farm) offer growth opportunities, competitive pay, a positive team culture and excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement, paid training and partnerships with leading early childhood educators. ICRI envisions a world in which all children are able to fulfill their greatest potential.

The Opportunity: As a full-time Infant/Toddler Teacher on the Stanford University campus you are responsible for nurturing each child’s creativity and curiosity on the path of growth and early learning. Responsibilities include implementing curriculum, providing instruction and supervision, communicating with parents and team members, and creating a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff. All ICRI teachers and staff are held to our high standards regarding communication, curriculum, professionalism, and safety.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Plan and implement activities with your co-teacher team for the classroom.

  • Create an environment in which each child has a chance to grow and thrive.

  • Provide a balance between child-initiated and teacher-informed activities.

  • Actively engage with children to support social and emotional development.

  • Implement hands-on activities that develop positive self-esteem and social skills.

  • Promote positive guidance techniques.

  • Provide a variety of creative and expressive activities.

  • Manage classroom through positive redirection, problem-solving, and active listening.

  • Follow routines that have been established to ensure smooth transitions.

  • Communicate with children at their developmental level.

  • Answer questions while children engage in their explorations.

  • Lead small groups and prepare learning activities.

  • Use a variety of methods (songs, art, outdoor activities) to motivate abilities.

  • Display inclusive practices to accommodate children with special needs.

  • Utilize classroom materials and routines to promote an environment conducive to age-appropriate levels of development, interests, and special needs of the children.

  • Assist in documentation of student work; such as portfolios, and wall displays.

  • Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information (after speaking with your team), and share relevant information from parents with the team.

Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education units, including 3 units in Infant/Toddler Development (required)

  • 1+ year Infant/Toddler Education Experience (preferred)

  • Knowledge of early childhood education and child development

  • Knowledge and experience with emergent curriculum - a plus

  • Experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children

  • Commitment to promoting the mission and values of ICRI

  • A positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for education and learning

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • US Work Authorization and excellent references

  • Submission of TB clearance and background check

  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

  • Must be able to work from 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Working at ICRI: Our team is here to support you learn and grow as an educator. We provide all teachers and staff with a positive environment that rewards excellence, promotes learning, and offers great benefits, including:


  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance

  • Competitive pay with opportunities for raises

  • Commuter reimbursement (up to $300/year)

  • Opportunity to participate in a 403(b) retirement program, with a matching plan

  • Paid professional development days (4 days/years of small group courses)

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually to support ongoing learning.

How to Apply: Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of children and join an amazing team? Contact us today to find out how we can help you grow your career in early childhood education and how you can inspire the next generation. 


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Job Title: Preschool Teacher

Organization: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI)

Location: Stanford University Stock Farm Road Children's Center, Stanford, CA

Salary: Competitive pay rate ranging from $20-25/hr

Job type: Full-time

“We are a community of thousands of children, families, community leaders, great thinkers, innovative doers, program experts, and those with the heart, soul, and commitment to make change for children and families every day.”

About Us: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI) is a leading international early childhood education, health, and development organization that provides award-winning locally-initiated preschool and infant/toddler Emergent Curriculum programs in over fifty countries from Ghana to Malaysia and partners with UNICEF, World Health Organization, and many other leading organizations. Founded in 1981, our early education programs are based on child-directed, Reggio-inspired, developmentally appropriate practices. We seek full-time Infant/Toddler Teachers who embrace the opportunity to make a lasting difference in children’s lives. Our three centers on the Stanford campus (Madera, Arboretum, and Stock Farm) offer growth opportunities, competitive pay, a positive team culture and excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement, paid training and partnerships with leading early childhood educators. ICRI envisions a world in which all children are able to fulfill their greatest potential.

The Opportunity: As a full-time Infant/Toddler Teacher on the Stanford University campus you are responsible for nurturing each child’s creativity and curiosity on the path of growth and early learning. Responsibilities include implementing curriculum, providing instruction and supervision, communicating with parents and team members, and creating a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff. All ICRI teachers and staff are held to our high standards regarding communication, curriculum, professionalism, and safety.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Plan and implement activities with your co-teacher team for the classroom.

  • Create an environment in which each child has a chance to grow and thrive.

  • Provide a balance between child-initiated and teacher-informed activities.

  • Actively engage with children to support social and emotional development.

  • Implement hands-on activities that develop positive self-esteem and social skills.

  • Promote positive guidance techniques.

  • Provide a variety of creative and expressive activities.

  • Manage classroom through positive redirection, problem-solving, and active listening.

  • Follow routines that have been established to ensure smooth transitions.

  • Communicate with children at their developmental level.

  • Answer questions while children engage in their explorations.

  • Lead small groups and prepare learning activities.

  • Use a variety of methods (songs, art, outdoor activities) to motivate abilities.

  • Display inclusive practices to accommodate children with special needs.

  • Utilize classroom materials and routines to promote an environment conducive to age-appropriate levels of development, interests, and special needs of the children.

  • Assist in documentation of student work; such as portfolios, and wall displays.

  • Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information (after speaking with your team), and share relevant information from parents with the team.

Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education units, including 3 units in Infant/Toddler Development (required)

  • 1+ year Infant/Toddler Education Experience (preferred)

  • Knowledge of early childhood education and child development

  • Knowledge and experience with emergent curriculum - a plus

  • Experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children

  • Commitment to promoting the mission and values of ICRI

  • A positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for education and learning

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • US Work Authorization and excellent references

  • Submission of TB clearance and background check

  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

  • Must be able to work from 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Working at ICRI: Our team is here to support you learn and grow as an educator. We provide all teachers and staff with a positive environment that rewards excellence, promotes learning, and offers great benefits, including:


  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance

  • Competitive pay with opportunities for raises

  • Commuter reimbursement (up to $300/year)

  • Opportunity to participate in a 403(b) retirement program, with a matching plan

  • Paid professional development days (4 days/years of small group courses)

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually to support ongoing learning.

How to Apply: Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of children and join an amazing team? Contact us today to find out how we can help you grow your career in early childhood education and how you can inspire the next generation. 


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The Lake School is searching for a fabulous toddler teacher for a safe, part-time teaching position. This is a wonderful opportunity to join our caring community and dedicated teaching team who are passionate about the rights of play in childhood The Lake School is a private, not for profit play-based preschool in its 38th year of serving Oakland families.

The job will be:

-part time (T/W/Th, 8am -1pm) with the possibility to increase hours.

-Teaching 2 & 3 year olds in a play based setting


  • low risk- only 6 children, 1 teacher, large space, lots of outdoor time.

  • starting immediately

-playful & spontaneous as well as thoughtful & focused

Applicants should be:

-experienced teachers

-well versed in and familiar with the benefits and methods of play-based early childhood education.

Applicants should have:

-At least 12 ECE units or degree in ECE

-Several years work experience (preferred)

-Desire to teach and learn as a team with all staff

-willingness to help care for animals: bunny, guinea pig, reptile, tortoise, fish, bugs & plants.

-flexibility of mind and abilities

Pay: commensurate with experience

COVID-19 considerations:

Our school is well aware of the requirements and suggestions for keeping our staff, students and families safe from exposure to Covid-19. Our organization will be following the mandatory safety regulations as well as common-sense best practices.


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                               Morgan Autism Center 

**Instructional Aide and Skills Trainer positions available – Part Time with Full Benefits!** 

***CURRENTLY HIRING FOR OUR DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM***

Work in a Nationally Renowned School for Students with Autism -- located in West San Jose, CA (Willow Glen area).

Seeking creative, caring, and motivated individuals interested in Special Education.  We are a non-profit organization.  No experience required, ongoing on-site training provided.Our mission is to help children and adults with autism or other developmental disabilities maximize their potential in a dignified, positive and loving environment.The hallmark of our program is intensive teaching and therapy based on a neuro-developmental model, which includes:

· A highly structured and supportive setting· Continuous diagnostic assessment of strengths and weaknesses

· A high degree of flexibility, which allows tailoring to meet needs and learning styles of each child

· One to one staff to student ration in our school program

· One to three staff to adult client ratio in the adult program 

We work with representative school district personnel, families, and other professionals to serve our students and clients. Come and join us in a work environment that is team oriented, positive and supportive! 

Instructional Aide and Skills Trainer positions available – Part Time with Full Benefits!

Beginning salary: Instructional Aide $1735.60 / Skills Trainer $1876.12 per month for 2020-21 school year 

· Employment Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 2:45 pm (30 min. lunch time) = 28.75 work week

· Between 8-9 weeks PAID TIME OFF throughout the year· Major holidays observed

· Full 100% employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, chiropractic/acupuncture, life insurance)

· Retirement benefits – 403b retirement plan (a.k.a. Non-profit 401k)

· Perfect position for college students or parents 

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume to Amy Horan at or call (408) 241-8161 ___________________________________________________________________________

***ON CALL SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE – $20.00 PER HOUR*** (No benefits)

Keywords: Autism, education, care, caring, instruction, instructional aide, ABA, disabilities, spectrum, Autism Spectrum, school, classroom, functional, moderate, severe, structure, respite, para-educator, special needs 


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Do you want to join a dream team of educators who are innovative, passionate, and committed to challenging the status quo in public education and building a model for academically rigorous social justice education in Oakland and beyond?!

Who we are:ARISE High School, a small independent charter school in East Oakland, California focused on preparing students to find success in college and career, is growing and seeking a passionate and skilled clinician interested in joining a crew of dedicated and experienced educators, students, parents, and community leaders who struggle together to help create a more just, healthy, and equitable society.  

At ARISE we nurture, train, and discipline our school community to engage in a continuous practice of developing mind, heart, and body towards a vision where we actively rise up. Agency and self-determination drive our struggle to improve our own material and social conditions towards a more healthy, equitable, & just society.     The mission of ARISE High School is to empower ourselves with the skills, knowledge, and agency to become highly educated, humanizing, critically conscious, intellectual, and reflective leaders in our community.

Required Qualifications


  • B.A. from accredited college or university

  • Bilingual Spanish Speaking

  • Growth mindset, commitment to building a healthy staff culture of professional learners

  • Commitment to equity and serving the students, families, and community of ARISE

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with trauma-informed classroom and restorative justice

  • Two years of experience in an urban setting

Lead SEC and Case Management of disengaged students


  • Identify students who require SEC support based on attendance and grades

  • Identify and coordinate necessary services to support student engagement and academic success including referrals for support services and development and management of contracts

  • Facilitate regular individual check ins with students and parents/families

  • Maintain regular contact with home about academic progress

  • Communicates regularly with teachers, staff, and A-team  about services and academic progress

  • Coordinates with Academic Counselor and College and Career Counselor to ensure students are enrolled in the appropriate courses

  • Holds students accountable to attending office hours, guided group time, and other support services

  • Logs interventions, communications, and data regarding SEC referred students

  • Manages and participates in time restoration 

  • Works closely with the Pathway Student Intervention and Support Assistant to support students

  • Facilitates SEC team meetings and coordinates with SEC team 

Manages 504s


  • Oversees and ensures the implementation of existing 504s including communications with staff, students, and families

  • Meets and collaborates with the Special Education Team to implement support for students with 504s.

  • Completes and submits all 504-required documents (i.e. weekly grades, IEP forms, progress reports, evaluations, curriculum plans, etc.) on time

School Culture and Climate 


  • Attend Adelante meetings and give input and support to the team 

  • Attends Academic Familia meetings to provide communication, input, and support to staff regarding students on caseload

  • Maintain strong presence around campus before school, during passing periods, during lunch, and after school

  • Supports implementation of Restorative Justice school wide

  • Supports with the development and maintenance of a beloved and abolitionist school culture

ARISE Crew Expectations


  • Participates in ARISE evaluations process 

  • Attends and participates fully in the Summer Professional Development Institute (approx. 2 weeks prior to start of school), including overnight August retreat

  • Attends and participates fully in weekly Professional Development days as well as full-day Professional Development days throughout the school year

  • Participates in key ARISE related events such as Back to School Night, Student Led Conferences, Exhibitions of Student Work, 10th grade Bridges, and Warrior Intellectual Portfolio Defenses

  • Supports Post Session courses during the final two weeks of the school year

  • Embodies and helps the school realize its goals, mission, and vision

We offer:


  • Clinical supervision for BBS hours with LCSW if needed 

  • Rewarding work environment within a community that is passionate, caring, and dedicated to social justice

  • Family oriented environment

  • On the job training and access to professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis

  • Competitive salary, with health, sick, and pension benefits

  • Stipends available for leadership responsibilities, advanced degrees, Spanish fluency

  • Employment runs from August 1st through the beginning of June. On-site work is estimated to begin the first week of August

Hours of Workday Staff are required to arrive by 8:15 every day and stay until dismissal or campus coverageThese hours exclude special meetings or events that are set by the Academic Calendar (including student led conferences, graduation, exposition nights, back to school nights, field trips, etc.).

Work Year The number of working days each year is set by the ARISE High School Academic Calendar. Employees are expected to work all days set out as working days in the Academic Calendar including school days, professional development days and other days.  

Employment Details and Selection ProcessAll candidates are asked to submit the following via email to 


  1. a cover letter that includes how the candidate is a good fit with ARISE

  2. a resume

  3. three references


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We are looking for an English native preschool teacher.

12+ ECE units or teaching credential required.

Either Campbell or San Carlos location.


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Rising Star Montessori School - IMMEDIATE OPENINGS  

Well - Established Montessori Program in Alameda currently seeking several full-time positions.  

Montessori Classroom Assistant Teachers who: 

Have "presence" in a classroom or program and can effectively lead a group of up to 12 students.

Have a warm and engaging personality and ability to relate to children. Prefer Montessori classroom experience and willingness to learn Montessori practices and philosophy.   

Responsibilities include: 

Assisting the Head Teacher in the running of the Classroom. Supervising lunch, rest time, and working in our Extended Care Program.

Please review the qualifications carefully before sending your resume. Qualified candidates MUST have:  


  • A minimum of 12 ECE units including Child Development, Family, Child & Community, and Curriculum for Early Childhood. 

  • Coursework in Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial.

  • Fluency in English: reading, writing, and speaking.

  • The physical fitness needed for this demanding but rewarding job.

  • Completed Live- Scan fingerprints / Criminal background check / Authorized to work in the US. 

  • Current TB test and current Health Report.

  • 3 professional references.

  • Official transcript and diplomas are required for pay verification. 

Our benefits package includes partial medical and paid time off days. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and our pay scale. Please email your resume and cover letter to info@risingstarschool.org  Please list child development coursework completed in your cover letter. Candidates must be available for an in-person / zoom interview.       


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Are you passionate about building a movement to make sure every student in the Bay Area has a world-class public school? Join us as a community organizer in San Jose, CA  to find, train and coach parents leaders so they can advocate effectively for more high-quality public schools in the Bay Area. Reports to VP, Organizing.

About Innovate Public Schools:

Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring that all Bay Area students, including low-income students and students of color, receive an excellent education. We're building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools, and we publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions.

Innovate Public Schools supports parents across the region to build powerful community organizations in their local communities that can successfully push for better schools and hold the system accountable to the needs of families and children. Innovate leads a network of grassroots community organizations led by passionate parent leaders from across the Bay Area in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.

http://innovateschools.org/parent-action-network/

 

About the Position:

As an Innovate community organizer, you will work alongside of the most veteran community organizing staff in the country, including professional organizers who have built successful low-income, volunteer-driven education reform efforts throughout California. This is a full-time / exempt position located in San Jose, CA.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Annual salary range begins at $63,000 and is dependent on the candidate's experience.

In this role, you will:

-Identify, train and develop community leaders in the principles and practices of community organizing in order to build powerful parent-driven organizations affiliated with Innovate Public Schools

-Develop and manage relationships with a broad base of constituents from targeted neighborhoods (including faith-based institutions, public officials, local government agencies, social service agencies, teachers and school leaders), and build their support for the reform efforts of Innovate's affiliated parent organizations.

-Conduct at least 15 one-to-one visits with parents and community members every week

-Over time, build and manage multiple parent organizations that drive local school reform work and bring new community leadership to communities in San Francisco or Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties

-Plan and coordinate large public forums and meetings, led by parent leaders

-Participate in local, regional and national staff development sessions with organization partners

-Participate in fundraising and administrative activities as required

Your Resources:

-Extensive formal training in community organizing through participation in Innovate's national, year-long Community Organizer Training Program (COTP)

-Membership in a national cohort community of organizers through the COTP, with the opportunity to learn from and share with others in your field

-Weekly coaching and development from veteran organizing team members and national experts in the field

-Learning about latest changes in education policies and cutting edge practices in designing new, world-class schools through collaboration with experts on Innovate's other teams

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Annual salary range begins at $63,000 and is dependent on the candidate's experience.

Sample "Week in the Life" of a Community Organizer:

-Meet 1-1 with one of your parent leaders to strategize about the next steps in your campaign to expand educational options in the district

-Prepare and then support your team of 15 parent leaders as they hold their first meeting with the local superintendent about the district's plans to improve outcomes for low-income students

-Meet with Innovate's Research and Policy Team to plan a powerful presentation on achievement gap data for a local congregation

-Role-play your upcoming training on power and leadership for the organizing team and receive feedback from your colleagues

-Train a parent to chair a meeting with her local school board president, and coach her to think through the appropriate tone and level of challenge the group should bring to the board member about their issue

-Make calls to invite parents to attend an upcoming meeting and schedule 1-1 visits with them for the next week

-Meet with your supervisor to evaluate your previous parent leader team meeting

-Schedule a 1-1 with a local nonprofit leader to learn more about their work with families and the changing political environment in local cities

-Read and reflect on a classic organizing text, like Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Qualifications (Required):

-Baccalaureate degree or equivalent work experience

-Proficiency in Spanish

-Work experience in low-income communities

-Demonstrated experience in community organizing or advocacy work (paid or voluntary)

-Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and communities

-Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively, including speaking in small and large group settings

-Strong strategic thinking skills and an ability to analyze policies and institutions

-Experience with and sensitivity to multicultural work environments

-Willingness to work as member of and contribute to a team in a dynamic, learning environment

-Passion for creating more high-quality school options for working families

-Eagerness to learn and apply Innovate's approach to community organizing

-A valid driver's license and reliable, insured vehicle (needed to fulfill job requirements)

-Proof of eligibility to work in the United States

-Ability to work frequent evening meetings (average 3-4 per week) and some weekends

Qualifications (Preferred):

-Two to five years of professional community organizing or community development experience

-Understanding of the education reform landscape

-Academic or experiential knowledge related to building social capital and political power in low-income and multilingual communities

-Skills as a trainer with specialized knowledge in grassroots leadership development, political context, public policy development, and/or public education

-Experience developing and supporting public policy solutions to local or regional problems

-Experience working with African American and/or Latino communities

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY: Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Innovate Public Schools here: https://jobs.lever.co/innovateschools/6aac6d53-13f5-4f93-8656-cda0aa5cc829?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=LocalWise

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline: open until filled.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the person in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Innovate Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer, and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Do you love hanging out with kids, being creative, and encouraging positive relationships? Can you set clear limits with confidence and maybe a bit of humor? 

Is it exciting rather than intimidating to log one kid on zoom, help another with a word problem, and then quickly call a parent about a schedule conflict you just discovered for their child....all within 10 minutes.

If so, please consider joining us.  Onstage - Kids 'N Dance 'N Theater Arts has had a thriving after school program, Homebase, for almost 10 years. Due to Covid, we have created a Distance Learning Daycare program for families committed to having their children in Distance Learning through to winter break. We assist students while on zoom, reteach concepts as needed, support homework completion and provide a safe, fun nurturing social environment during free time.

Hours Morning and/or afternoons. 8:30-5:30 window of time

Duties and Responsibilities:• Actively supervise independent play time of children ages 5-8.• Supervise distance learning zoom classes, homework completion, direct weekly craft projects, supervise play outside and in our gym room assuring that in all activities children are safe and happy• Actively facilitate small groups of children in games of their choosing• Setting up activities• Cleaning up daily including: sanitizing tables, sweeping floors, disposing of trash• Maintain communication with parents, other staff members and the program director

Certifications and other requirements:• Will discuss at the time of application

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS The health and safety of our staff and clients are our priority. Our protocols to reduce the risk of contracting Covid exceeds the Alameda County Health & Safety Guidelines.


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  • Are you passionate about building a movement to make sure every student in California has a world-class public school? 

  • Are you a finance, business, and excel wiz?

  • Do you believe that effective planning, financial transparency, and financial accountability leads to good organizational decision making?

  • Are you insatiably curious about operational efficiency and love to discuss tools and systems improvements that lead to more effective ways of working for a team?

  • Do you get a lot of satisfaction from developing leaders and helping someone else succeed?

  • Do you thrive working in a rapidly evolving environment that requires innovation and agility?

  • Do you excel at using your planning and management skills to deliver excellent thought partnership?

  • Are you able to identify trends and anticipate challenges and opportunities?

  • Do you enjoy working as part of a “all-hands-on-deck” team?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you may want to check out this exciting opportunity with Innovate Public Schools!  Innovate Public Schools is looking for a Director, Finance, reporting directly to the VP, Partnerships and Finance. The Director of Finance will play a critical role in financial operations and partnering with the leadership team in strategic decision making as the organization continues to scale.  Duties will include (but are not limited to) the areas listed below.

About Innovate Public Schools

is a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring that all Bay Area and Los Angeles students, particularly low-income students, students of color, and students with disabilities, receive an excellent education. We’re building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools, and we publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions.

Key Responsibilities

(20%)



  • Play a key role on the organization’s leadership team.  Foster a culture that encourages diversity, equity, inclusion, collaboration, accountability, and transparency.  Contribute to the organization’s overall success and sustainability.


  • Set the organization’s financial strategy and vision, integrating business planning with financial management as the organization continues to grow and embark on a new strategic plan and potentially expand to a 501(c)(4).


  • Develop and track important KPIs and analyze trends to provide continuous evaluation and planning to keep the organization focused and on track toward long-term goals.


  • Forecast return on investment (ROI) for current and future programs to evaluate program effectiveness and inform thoughtful decisions.


  • Develop resources and tools to empower leaders within the organization by developing and publishing easy-to-read dashboards.

  • Manage and develop 1 - 2 direct reports.

(70%)



  • Manage and improve people, systems, and processes to ensure timely and accurate financial transaction entry. Manage and improve timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual close of financial statements.


  • Manage organizational Balance Sheet, including cash flow, investments, and credit card payable. Maintain relationships with banking institutions.


  • Manage organizational forecasting, including providing multi-year financial modeling scenarios.


  • Analyze and present financial statements, projections and other reports in an accurate and timely manner for both internal and external audiences; gather financial reporting materials for current and prospective donors, and oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting (grant spenddown).


  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the organizations internal policy and procedures manual, and implement proper controls and financial oversight of accounting processes and transactions to achieve a clean financial audit.


  • Coordinate and lead the annual financial audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary as well as completion of all regulatory requirements (e.g., 990, state, and federal filings).


  • Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with 

  • the leadership team; ensure the completion and approval of a strategically aligned budget; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep the leadership team and the Finance Committee abreast of the organization’s financial status.


  • Implement a robust contracts management system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.


  • Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the VP, Partnerships and Finance and CEO.

(10%)


  • Work with the VP, Talent and Operations to ensure internal controls and budget management in the areas of payroll administration, benefits administration, and business insurance.

  • Work with the VP, Talent and Operations and the leadership team to further develop Innovate’s professional development and staff growth plan.

  • Work with the VP, Talent and Operations and the leadership team to play a key role in Innovate’s efforts to further its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work, including raising and leaning into important and sometimes uncomfortable conversations with authenticity, thoughtfulness, openness, and sensitivity.

  • Work with the Operations team to effectively manage fixed assets.


  • Manage and minimize risk by monitoring risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized.  Review and recommend adjustments in insurance coverage for the organization and the Board of Trustees.  Act as key liaison with the organization’s legal counsel.

  • As requested, contribute to fundraising proposals, grant reports, and other projects that may be led by others but require the expertise of this position.

  • Collaborate with other Innovate team members and participate constructively in team meetings and project planning.

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate is/has:



  • Passionate about Innovate Public Schools’ mission to initiate, support, and advocate for great public schools for low-income children and children of color.


  • Experience of final responsibility for the accuracy, quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination; experience leading organizational budgeting processes.


  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.


  • Successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.


  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and contractors.


  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal.


  • A collaborative project manager: Can manage multiple projects involving different individuals, teams and vendors to meet collective goals on time and with excellence, and can model and extend these practices throughout the organization.


  • A supportive manager and developer of people and teams: Has experience supervising and developing staff and creating a productive, inclusive team culture.


  • Unquestionable integrity and experience managing complex financial scenarios.


  • Keenly aware of issues impacting organizational culture: Driven by a commitment to equity, and considers decisions through that lens. Can lead and strengthen an organizational culture that is deliberately diverse, equitable and inclusive.


  • An excellent communicator and ambassador: Can clearly communicate both one-to-one and with a staff as a whole. Models the values of our organization (excellence, integrity, urgency, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion) in our office and as a common practice. 


  • Transportation: Valid driver’s license, insurance and access to a vehicle required

 

Location: Virtual, until further notice, at which point the position can be based out of any one of Innovate’s offices in California.  (San Jose, San Francisco, Redwood City, Los Angeles)

Salary and Benefits: Benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k) with 5% match, and generous paid time off. Compensation is $130K - $140K.

Application deadlines 

Apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Innovate Public Schools. Open until filled.

Innovate Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Are you looking for a flexible job while you are in school, making plans for graduate school, or trying to figure out the next steps in your career?  

Study Smarter is a small, local company based in Oakland. Since 1997 we have been offering high-quality tutoring to students throughout the East-Bay Area. We are a caring team looking out for the well being of tutors, students, and their families. Our close-knit team supports learning and growth for all our tutors, in and out of work. Our tutors build meaningful mentor relationships with their students in local, Bay Area communities.

We are looking for conscientious individuals with dynamic personalities and strong interpersonal skills. High energy people who enjoy thinking creatively and motivating high school students will love this job. Study Smarter offers a fun, casual work experience with extensive support and mentorship.

• $30/hr starting, with regular pay increases

• Paid training

• Part-time and full-time positions available. Tutors can work as few as 5hrs/week and as many as 40hrs/week depending on the subject(s) they tutor and their availability.

• Health benefits included if hours greater than 25hr/week

• Although applicants should be enthusiastic and willing to learn, no prior teaching experience is required

• Start Fall 2020 with specific date and schedule flexible

Requirements:

• Applicants must demonstrate a solid knowledge in one or more of the following fields: math (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus), science (chemistry, physics, biology), English/writing, Spanish, or study skills

• A commitment to work with students through the end of the school year, mid-June 2021

• Must have a car

Please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter and by calling 510.350.8444.


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