May 26, 2023

Associate Teacher

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • San Jose, CA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Associate Teacher is a critical member of the teaching staff at Rocketship. Associate Teachers lead small group instruction, classroom coverage as needed, and assessments. The Associate Teacher is designed as a pathway to develop the skills to deliver high quality instruction as a Humanities or STEM Teacher at Rocketship and Associate Teachers partner with experienced Rocketship teachers to support their development. This position is contingent on term-limited supplemental funding and will be reassessed annually.

This role reports either to the Principal or to an Assistant Principal.

Essential Functions:
    • Support a classroom culture of excellence and deliver rigorous instruction by building content expertise in humanities or STEM that is captured in units of study and daily plans.
    • Engage in cycles of data driven instruction to inform planning and personalize instruction to student needs.
    • Collaborate with special education staff so students identified as needing extra support are meaningfully included.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.

      Student and Parent Partnership:

    • Build authentic relationships with families beginning with home visits that form the foundation for frequent ongoing communications to support student success.
    • Engage with families on academic and behavioral goals and transparently share student progress so that both parents and teachers own each child's successes and challenges.

      Rocketship Professional Culture:

    • Commit to doing and being your best, and to growing your skills as professionals and as individuals
    • Attend all professional development meetings and opportunities that may exceed the regular school day hours of 7:45a-4:00p
    • Urgently and courageously takes actions in the best interest of students, even if they are new or unfamiliar
    • Meet all professional obligations and proactively communicate when changes come up
    • Exhibit a high level of honest and humble self-reflection owning good and bad outcomes
    • Effectively respond to and implement constructive feedback
    • Communicate effectively with colleagues and contribute to positive staff culture

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Valid teacher's credential for state where you are teaching, in the process of receiving one, or ability to transfer an out-of-state credential to current state
    • Ability to efficiently interpret, manage, and utilize multiple sets of data in order to best support students' progress
    • Fluency in English
    • Flexibility and a willingness to learn

$64,480 - $72,250 a year


Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement. Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or medical exemptions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and wellness benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy. For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Human Resources.

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