May 16, 2023

CA: 2023-24 College & Career Readiness Teacher

  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

Thank you for your interest. If you are a Green Dot employee, please apply using the Career Worklet on the Workday Home Page.

High school positions are available at both our Ánimo Ralph Bunche site and our Alain LeRoy Locke College Prep Academy. Green Dot recognizes that high-quality instruction is central to the academic success of students. We are committed to ensuring that every student, regardless of background or circumstance, is not only provided with the opportunity to succeed, but empowered with the self-confidence and support networks necessary to transform opportunities into accomplishments. This mission has fueled our thriving professional development and growth programs, which support and challenge teachers to maximize their impact in the classroom and advance their careers as leaders in education.

Graduates will be career- and college-ready, critically conscious and literate citizens, culturally competent leaders and critically engaged change agents. Teachers will work with students on college-readiness test preparation and college applications as well as the scholarship and financial aid application process, as well as teach and reinforce the skills needed to make a successful transition from high school to post-secondary education and/or the workforce. The positions will also work with department members to maintain the schools' scope and sequence as scholars move from grades 9-12.

Recognizing the importance of professional empowerment, all Green Dot California teachers are represented by the Asociación de Maestros Unidos (AMU), an affiliate of the California Teachers' Association, and the National Education Association. Visit to learn more about what it is like to be a teacher at Green Dot.

Exhibit and uphold Green Dot core values
Create a culture of learning in your classroom
Engage in data-driven planning and assessment of student learning
Establish a culture of respect and rapport with the students which supports the students' emotional safety
Facilitate rigorous learning by delivering cognitively engaging lessons that incorporate our instructional methodologies
Develop students in:
* Academic Knowledge and Skill Building - clarify high school graduation requirements, build study skills and hold bi-weekly academic consultancy and goal setting meetings
* Social Emotional Learning (SEL) - create and deliver lessons to support the mental health and wellness of scholars
* Life Skills and Cultural Competence - support scholars in the art of financial literacy, resume writing, job interviews, etc.
* College and Career Knowledge - support scholars in researching colleges and careers, writing personal statements, completing college applications, preparing for college-readiness exams, exploring careers to name, etc.
* Positive School Culture and Restorative Practices - create a weekly focus on building a sense of connection, belonging and community with peers, adults and the schools through Community Circles and other school initiatives
*Provided culturally responsive teaching strategies to support the needs of African American, English Language Learners, Homeless and Foster Youth, and individual Education and 504 Plan students
Engage in critical reflection, constantly revising practice to increase effectiveness
Utilize and analyze data to drive instruction and intervention via Power School and other data platforms
Participate in a professional community across your school site and the Green Dot network
Develop partnerships within the community by communicating with families and bringing to bear resources that support student success in college, leadership, and life

As an ideal candidate, you

have a bachelor's degree (required)
have a growth mindset and love of learning
have met the California Basic Skills requirement
hold (or will hold by July 2023) a valid California Preliminary or Clear Single Subject credential* (credentials in English and Social Science are preferred due to a strong focus on essay writing)
*Applicants with a preliminary or clear multiple-subject credential are eligible for hire. However, Green Dot will require that you obtain a Single Subject credential/authorization by June 30, 2024.
NOTE: Before applying, those with an out-of-state credential or no credential should visit the to determine their eligibility to teach in a California public school as of July 2023.
have knowledge of and experience with AVID strategies (Preferred but not required)
have the capacity to plan and deliver instruction to meet the needs of students, demonstrating cultural competence in working with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
be able to integrate technology into instruction
display a relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution
are passionate and demonstrate a high level of personal responsibility towards ambitious goals
have excellent collaborative and organizational skills
have excellent verbal and written communication skills
have a strong ethical base and self-awareness
are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot's mission and the communities we serve
will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (submission of proof of vaccination will be required)

A plus if you are fluent in English/Spanish, but it is not required

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

Our current step and column teacher salary scale ranges from $56,938 - $108,518, based on education and experience. (Visit to learn more, as well as to obtain an estimate of your potential salary.)

In addition, Green Dot offers one of the most robust and comprehensive benefits packages in the industry (for both you and your dependents):

PPO, EPO and HMO choices for medical, dental and vision coverage - including a 100% employer-paid option (visit for more information).
Employee Assistance Program (100% employer-paid)
Life and AD&D Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Optional Term Life & AD&D Insurance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care)
A CTC-approved mentor-based Teacher Induction Program (, which is > > 100% reimbursable
Wellness programs and resources
Financial planning/coaching access
Student Loan forgiveness access
Asociación de Maestros Unidos (AMU) membership, an affiliate of the CTA and NEA
California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) participation, with both employee and employer contributions
Higher 'longevity' salary step increase in years 4, 8 and 12*
Annual 'exemplary attendance' bonus*
Potential 'returning teacher' bonus*
Potential 'new hire' signing bonus*
Potential opportunities for paid stipend work (as needed by each school site)
Approved family care and/or medical leave (unpaid)
~198-day work year*

Green Dot also offers generous paid time off for an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students:

10 days of paid time off during the school year for personal illness/injury (a portion of which may be used for personal necessity)
25 days of paid time off during the school year for our Fall, Winter, and Spring breaks* (which include the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays) as well as an additional 6 annual paid holidays (MLK Day, President's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran's Day)
3-5 days of paid bereavement leave (if needed)

*subject to change

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill positions for the 2023-24 school year.

Green Dot California Home Office, Los Angeles, CA

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