Full-Time Teacher - AmeriCorps NCCC Pacific Region, Various Locations
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|John Muir Charter School and the AmeriCorps NCCC Pacific Region are recruiting and hiring for a very unique full-time teaching position. The teacher will be based in Sacramento, Ca, and travel up to ten weeks at a time with a NCCC work team, living and working with 10-15 students and a NCCC team leader.
The position begins in December 2012 and lasts through July 15, 2013.
- Travel, live, work and teach with a NCCC work team up to 10 weeks at a time.
- Spend interim days living, working and teaching in Sacramento, Ca while teams re-tool and re-train.
- Teach all core subject areas (English, Mathematics, Sciences and Social Sciences) and some elective courses as needed.
- Assist students in studying for the GED in some instances.
- Hold classes daily, Monday through Friday in a variety of settings: Campgrounds, schools, and churches, halls- wherever the NCCC project work takes the team.
- Travel may include trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and US Pacific Territories.
This is a first year educational program in need of a strong, organized, dedicated, flexible and adventurous teacher.
|John Muir Charter School/National Civilian Community Corps Pacific Region, Sacramento, CA
John Muir Charter School (Muir) and the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps- Pacific Region (NCCC) are recruiting and hiring for a very unique full-time teaching position. The Teacher will be based in Sacramento, CA, and travel up to ten weeks at a time with a NCCC team, living and working with 10-15 Corps Members/students and a Team Leader.
|AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps||Top of Page|
|AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18-24. Corps Members are assigned to one of five campuses, located in Denver, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Perry Point, Maryland; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Vinton, Iowa. Each team consists of 10-15 Corps Members and 1 Team Leader. All Corps Members commit to 10 months of service and travel for up to 3 months at a time to a project site within the Pacific Region. The Pacific Region encompasses 10 states: Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Alaska, and Hawaii.
The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based, local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national or state parks, Indian Tribes and schools members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.
Drawn from the successful models of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and the U.S. military, AmeriCorps NCCC is built on the belief that civic responsibility is an inherent duty of all citizens and that national service programs work effectively with local communities to address pressing needs.
- Possess a valid California teaching credential (Multiple subject; Math and English preferred).
- Ability to comprehend and adhere to Muir's school charter and NCCC organizational structure to implement innovative educational programs.
- Familiarity with or willingness to learn and maintain computer skills necessary to meet job requirements.
- Ability to maintain positive working relationships throughout both organizations.
- Teaching experience preferred within alternative education.
- Creativity, flexibility, integrity and commitment.
- The Teacher is required to adhere to a mutually agreed upon fiscal year work schedule on file with the Muir office. The Teacher is expected to work all regular student attendance days and to attend all in-services. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- To complete and submit all required paperwork and documentation on each student as prescribed.
- To advise and counsel students regarding available educational opportunities.
- To communicate school information to the students.
- To evaluate student academic progress while on the grade and/or in other community based learning opportunities.
- To understand and abide by all Muir and NCCC policies and procedures.
- To safeguard and oversee the proper use of all Muir property.
- To develop, deliver and improve individual, class and grade-based instruction and curriculums with the support, direction and guidance of Muir administrative staff.
- To deliver direct instruction in a variety of appropriate settings.
- To attend all appropriate site staff meetings and events as well as meetings with the Northern Regional Director, Deputy Director and/or Muir Executive Director.
- Participate in NCCC-based student evaluation and disciplinary procedures.
- To maintain daily communications with NCCC Team Leader and periodic communication with NCCC Point of Contact at all times.
|The Teacher completes or ensures that all paperwork and documentation is completed as required. Completed documentation must be submitted by specific due dates or housed on site as specified in this document, within the policies and procedures, the school charter or by the Muir Administration. The required documentation includes but is not limited to the following:
- Attendance Roll Sheets: must be sent to Muir office on a weekly basis as specified on the attendance roll sheet.
- Student Achievement Plan (SAP) Contracts: all paperwork completed and signed/initialed by teacher and student. Originals to be kept in student's SAP.
- Graduation Request and Packet: originals must be submitted to Muir office.
- Report Cards: originals must be submitted to the Muir office, with a copy kept in the student's site file.
- Student Folders: kept at the site and contains all required student work and documentation.
|The Teacher is expected to serve students with widely varying educational needs. A broad base of educational knowledge as well as a thorough understanding of the educational opportunities available thorough Muir is required. This knowledge, which is constantly evolving, encompasses a high degree of competence in and the ability to deliver the following:
- Numerous Muir curricular options.
- Learning approaches, styles and the availability of appropriate resources.
- Graduation requirements and options.
- Internet resources.
- Techniques/methods of instruction.
- Interpretation of charter growth areas/standards.
- Community based learning experiences.
- Curriculum development and implementation.
- Ongoing assessment, interpretation and implementation.
- Communicate with other Muir sites and test centers for availability/use of resources for NCCC students as needed.
When a Teacher cannot solve an educational problem, he/she will actively seek assistance. This may include but is not limited to discussing the situation with other teachers or professionals, the Northern Regional Director, the Deputy Director and when appropriate, the Muir Executive Director. In addition the teacher will also incorporate NCCC Team Leaders and NCCC POC into the discussion and search for appropriate measures.
|The Teacher functions as the main liaison between Muir, NCCC, and the student. Communication from the teacher will occur through face-to-face interactions, telephone calls, on-line communication, and/or through other forms of writing with all involved parties. The Teacher's goal is to provide the highest quality service in meeting the students' educational needs without undue consideration for their own convenience and responsibilities.
|It is the responsibility of the Teacher, with input from the student and the NCCC Team Leader to document the daily learning of each student. This documentation will provide evidence of student proficiency in the Muir standards and the achievement of their individual graduation plans. Supportive documentation on the progress of each student is maintained in the individual student folders and tracked on the Muir report card system.
|The Teacher is required to attend all in-services, events and meetings scheduled by the Deputy Director and/or the Muir Executive Director. Teachers are required to remain current with and abide by the charter along with all adopted policies and procedures.
|Each teacher is required to adhere to an appropriate and professional use of computers, the Internet and e-mail protocols. Additionally each teacher will be accomplished in the use of specified software programs and computer technology as needed to support student mastery of the Muir computer literacy standards; and the electronic submission of work related documentation.
|Site Specific Requirements: Teacher, NCCC Pacific Region, Sacramento||Top of Page|
- Oversee the daily school operations.
- Develop and maintain class schedules for NCCC Pacific Region Members.
- Act as on-site liaison between Muir and NCCC Staff.
- Work and coordinate with other Muir/NCCC staff and NCCC Team Leaders to incorporate practical academic learning experiences related to life skills, leadership, vocational training and other appropriate subjects.
- Monitor and maintain student compliance with NCCC program requirements.
- Assist the NCCC Team Leader in providing supervision at NCCC school and training sites.
- May assist in identifying and organizing appropriate community service projects.
- Monitor and maintain member progress in the attainment of the GED and High School Diploma.
- Prepare daily, weekly and monthly lesson plans.
- Develop plans to provide well-rounded individualized and group instruction as appropriate.
- Identify and use appropriate tools to assess, document and report student periodic and final progress.
- Utilize a variety of appropriate instructional methods to address different learning styles.
- Review and recommend necessary and appropriate materials and equipment.
- Assess student need for and provide special tutoring as necessary.
- Assist in identification of outside resources related to education.
- Identify and provide opportunities in the classroom for members to demonstrate leadership skills.
- Participate in community service projects, attend retreats, workshops and conferences as required.
- Inform NCCC management, the NCCC Team Leader and other appropriate staff of student issues that affect student progress
- Review, evaluate, monitor, report and document student attendance and progress.
- Maintain individual confidential student educational files including work samples, lesson plans, educational progress, attendance sheets and educational service plans.
- Maintain student grades and grade book.
- Travel and participate in NCCC student activities
- Perform other duties as assigned.
For more information:
NCCC AmeriCorps: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/nccc.asp
|$40,000 per year, full medical, dental and vision benefits. This position will also have a small food stipend for required travel. This is a full time non-traditional position. The teacher will be required to travel full time, up to 10 weeks at a time, with the NCCC AmeriCorps Members. The school year begins October 1, 2012 and ends June 30, 2013.
|Please FAX a letter of application, resume, current valid California teaching credential, and two letters of recommendation to Cathy Akana, Administrative Coordinator at 916-366-7349. Incomplete applications will not be considered.