We are seeking a mission aligned Teacher to join the growing team at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy. Our ideal candidate is hard-working, entrepreneurial, and possesses a strong desire to foster high levels of academic achievement and socioemotional well-being with middle and high school scholars. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about scholars and excited to join a community-centered school driven to dismantle systemic oppression through the unit of the school .
RVLA employees are committed to continuing their own learning and refining their practice to stay current in the field, ensuring a quality education for all. RVLA offers weekly professional development, specialized cross-network professional development days in collaboration with others in the network, regular observations, coaching and feedback, and summer training for all staff. We believe strongly in providing training and support to all staff in order to enable strong teaching and learning in every classroom. Leadership opportunities are also available at RVLA.
To learn more about what it’s like to work at RVLA, please visit: wa.greendot.org/rvla.
ABOUT RAINIER VALLEY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY:
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is located in Seattle’s thriving Southeast Seattle neighborhood. RVLA’s mission is driven by an unwavering belief in the potential of ALL scholars, eliminating barriers to learning and continuously striving for scholar success. We believe every scholar in every community deserves to go to a great school. With this belief in mind, RVLA opened its doors to a founding class of 6th grade scholars in August, 2017. In the Fall of 2018, it launched its high school with a founding class of 9th graders. We strive to build strong partnerships with scholars, families and community partners to foster a learning environment of belonging and community-centered leadership.
RVLA was originally launched as a Green Dot Washington school. Over the 2019-20 school year, RVLA is transitioning to become a community-centered, standalone school. As such, it is looking for team members who are inspired to lead this development of a locally-centered revisioning process that prioritizes community agency and our scholars’ voices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Effectively instruct school scholars in English Language Arts as prescribed by college-ready, state, and RVLA academic content standards
Utilize direct instruction, demonstration, audio-visual aids and other materials to supplement presentations with the overall goal of engaging scholar learning
Teach a mentor group focused on social/emotional skill-building, college, leadership, and life
Maintain effective supervision and discipline in the classroom
Set clear short-term and long-term goals to drive instruction
Develop and submit daily and weekly lesson plans, unit plans, and assessments containing standards, objectives, essential questions, and assessments;
Assign, review, and provide feedback on scholar homework
Consistently administer tests to evaluate scholar progress, record results, and issue meaningful reports to inform parents of progress
Attend faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required
Work as part of interdisciplinary team and within content areas planning and aligning curricula to ensure that instruction follows curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school
Create and implement scholar intervention plans when necessary
Maintain the school's scholar management policies and procedures (i.e., attendance records, dress code, etc.) and report to the school administrators when necessary
Work with other teachers and administrators to address and resolve scholar issues
Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all scholars
Lead and participate in scholar activities such as: sponsoring scholar activities or organizations, coaching a sports team, working with parents and the community as part of a committee or group, provide morning or after school supervision, and chaperoning scholar events.
Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.
Special projects and duties outside of primary teaching responsibility as assigned.
Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing Green Dot Rainier Valley Leadership Academy (i.e., scholar recruitment)
RVLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for a balanced, productive workforce, which is diverse in terms of age, gender, and cultural identity. We do not base hiring or promotional decisions on factors other than performance and professional growth potential. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H-1B Visa applicants.
Compensation for this role is competitive and based on education and experience. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of scholars in Southeast Seattle.
If interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we interview and hire on a rolling basis. The start date for this position is early August, 2020.
RVLA does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights, 504 and Title IX Coordinator: Andra Maughan, (206) 659-0956, firstname.lastname@example.org, 6020 Rainier Ave. South Seattle, WA 98118.
Bachelor’s Degree (required)
Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with content-area endorsement
Experience teaching English Language Arts at the middle or high school level
Knowledge of and experience with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Experience designing curricula and assessments (highly preferred)
Can articulate a clear, compelling vision for strong ELA instruction
Excellent collaborative and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Growth mindset and love of learning
A strong ethical base and self-awareness
Relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution
Passionate with a strong sense of personal responsibility towards achieving ambitious goals
Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow
Humility, sense of humor, and rock-solid commitment to RVLA’s mission and the Southeast Seattle community
Commitment to building programs from beginning to end
Ability to multi-task and function in a high-energy environment
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About Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is located in Seattle’s thriving Southeast Seattle neighborhood. RVLA’s mission is driven by an unwavering belief in the potential of ALL scholars, eliminating barriers to learning and continuously striving for scholar success. We believe every scholar in every community deserves to go to a great school. With this belief in mind, RVLA opened its doors to a founding class of 6th grade scholars in August, 2017. In the Fall of 2018, it launched its high school with a founding class of 9th graders, in the 2020-2021 school year we will serve scholars in grades 6-11. We strive to build strong partnerships with scholars, families and community partners to foster a learning environment of belonging and community-centered leadership.
We are driven by our core values of community, scholar leadership and activism, and decolonization of educational programming.