Elementary Math Content Specialist

Employer
YES Prep Public Schools-3
Location
Houston, TX, US
Salary
Competitive
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Job Description

POSITION: Elementary Content Specialist

REPORTS TO: Elementary Content Director

POSITION TYPE: 12-month

START DATE: 22-23 School Year

COMPENSATION: $6 3,967 - $ 7 9,5 3 5 annually

EVERY OPPORTUNITY STARTS WITH A YES

Great schools begin with great people who believe every day is an opportunity to make a difference. At YES Prep, you have an opportunity to join a family of diverse educators who are leveling the playing field by providing opportunities for a high-quality, college-forward curriculum while also ensuring our students feel supported through their academic journey and empowered to lead choice-filled lives. YES Prep is more than a family of public charter schools, it's the future of public education-it's an opportunity to say, "Yes, you can!

Our campuses are advancing educational equity. Some quick stats about us:
• 17,000 Students
• 1,800 Team Members
• 19 Secondary Campuses
• 6 Elementary Campuses
• 91% Students Who Qualify for Free/Reduced-Price Lunch
• 94% Hispanic & African American Students
• 90% Students Who Are Accepted to a 4-Year University
• 88% First-Generation College Students
• Top 100 High Schools in the Nation, U.S. News & World Report

We serve the students of Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city across the United States. There are over 20 public-school districts and other great public charter school options, like KIPP Texas-Houston and IDEA Public Schools, within Houston's city limits serving our increasing population. We are a rapidly growing organization, committed to creating life-changing opportunities for over 23,000 students by 2025.

THE OPPORTUNITY

YES Prep needs a dynamic Content Specialist , w ith a diverse set of experiences to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.

To put it simply, you will ensure our students experience a rigorous academic program that increases achievement and better prepares them for college success by creating high-quality, aligned curriculum, assessments, and professional development in your content area.

THE ROLE

When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work and responsibilities will include:

Exemplary Teaching
  • Modeling effective teaching practices on a campus or campuses
  • Directly and positively impacting student achievement in your content area
  • Developing, refining, and sharing best practices and curricular resources through regular application and reflection

Curriculum and Resource Development
  • Remaining up to date on standards, pedagogy, and assessment methodology for your content
  • Creating and managing creation of aligned, effective unit plans and key resources for designated courses, setting a standard for rigorous and meaningful daily instruction designed to reach all learners, leading to strong system-wide academic results and support implementation of these resources
  • Working with Content Director to build strong vertical alignment across the content team that leads to college-readiness in your content area

Assessment Writing and Data Analysis
  • Creating and managing creation of aligned, effective, and valid unit /module and common assessments for all courses to monitor progress towards ambitious student achievement goals
  • Internalizing and utilizing up-to-date student achievement data to drive planning and support; communicate key takeaways and recommendations to teachers and leaders

Support and Develop Fellow Educators and Leaders
  • Planning, coaching teacher facilitators, and facilitating effective Content Days leading to teacher development and collaboration
  • Collaborating meaningfully with others, such as Special Education team members, Interventionists , and instructional leaders to ensure instruction and teacher support is aligned
  • Regularly designing and facilitating professional development sessions for teachers and/or instructional leaders
  • Additional duties as assigned.

THE PERSON

We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:

MUST HAVES
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • A minimum of 3 years of exemplary teaching experience
  • Experience as a teacher or instructional leader in a n elementary school environment
  • A valid Texas Teaching certificate in your content area
  • Knowledge of current curricular and assessment strategies specific to your content area
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional

THE NICE TO HAVES
  • Experience in coaching adults and facilitating professional development

THE PERKS
  • Compensation- This position is an exempt, salaried position; offers commensurate with experience.
  • Health and Supplemental Insurance - A $0 monthly medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, etc. Employees must work 20+ hours a week to be eligible for a full spectrum of benefits, and 10 hours a week minimum for medical benefits.
  • Retirement Plans - Participation in Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a 457b Retirement Plan.
  • Paid Time Off - Employees working 20+ hours a week receive 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures during the Academic Calendar .

Please note, part-time hourly employees (working fewer than 40 hours/week) do not receive pay during system closures. Additionally, 10- and 11-month hourly employees do not receive pay during the months in which they are not working.

  • Paid Leave Programming - In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers paid leave, paid out at 100%, based on eligibility and tenure.
  • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development .
  • Award Winning Culture - The strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were named Houston's Best Place to work in 2018 , 2019, and 2021. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well.

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY

YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-five percent (95%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

Company

WHO WE ARE   For over twenty years, YES Prep Public Schools has redefined what is possible in public education. With 14,100 college-bound students across 19 campuses, we are a system of high-performing public charter schools proving that students from underserved communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. Our exceptional results demonstrate that better outcomes are not only possible, but also probable, when school systems build a culture of high expectations, and create effective support systems to ensure that student achievement is at the forefront of every decision made.  

 

MISSION   YES Prep Public Schools will increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead.  

 

VISION   Every child in Houston will have equitable access to a public school that delivers a college-ready education.  

 

OUR CORE VALUES  

Grow Authentic Leaders  

Eliminate Educational Inequity to Advance Social Justice  

Achieve Jaw-Dropping Results  

Build Transformative Relationships  

Create Pathways to Opportunity  

Our focus at YES Prep is to prepare thousands of underserved students in Houston to be college ready, thereby transforming the city’s educational landscape. As such, all YES Prep students are expected to embody and demonstrate the YES Prep core values through their actions, their work, and their relationships. 

 

WHY WE EXIST   Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Over the long term, these statistics damage our economy and prevent the next generation of leaders from emerging. In a country where a child’s zip code often determines their life trajectory, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible when students are given access to high-quality educational opportunities. At YES Prep, we believe that every student, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, deserves the opportunity to receive a world-class education.  

 

OUR CHARTER SCHOOL STATUS   Charter schools are public schools intended as champions for education innovation. Charter schools are free from some of the regulations and red tape of traditional public schools. While we are a public school, some of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools do not apply to us. We do not have contracts for teachers, we are not required to provide duty free lunches to our teachers, and we can set our own academic calendar and hours of operation, providing more learning time for our students and subject to the Texas Education Agency. In Texas, charter schools receive state funding, but must raise funds privately to account for resources not funded by the government.  

 

Along with this freedom comes a heightened sense of expectations for our staff and our students. Our mission is only possible if we hold ourselves, each other, and each of our students to the highest standards of performance and behavior.  

 

   

Find Us
Telephone
2162883620
Location
5515 South Loop East, Suite B
Houston
Texas
77033
US
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