Jan 09, 2020
Content Specialist Featured
$55,126 - $68,542 yearly
POSITION: Content Specialist REPORTS TO: Content Director POSITION TYPE: 12-month START DATE: July 2020 COMPENSATION: $55,126 - $68,542 THE CHALLENGE Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 87% of our students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-three (83%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at five times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? YES Prep has 19 campuses serving 6th-12th graders, like Monique Bowie . While students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind, they quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. To combat this further, YES Prep is opening 2 elementary campuses starting in the 20-21 school year, and adding 2 elementary campuses per year until 2024, to serve even more families and provide access to a college preparatory mindset from a child’s first schooling experience. Houston is the 4th largest city and our increasing population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow from 14,123 students currently, to 23,000 by the 2024 – 2025 school year. THE OPPORTUNITY YES Prep needs a dynamic Content Specialist, with 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 and semester 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, Literacy Specialists, 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 secondary 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 BONUS POINTS 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 $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc. Retirement Plans – Participation in Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a 457 Retirement Plan. Paid Time Off – 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar . P aid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers 6 - 12 weeks of full paid leave. 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 and 2019. 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. THE NEXT STEPS If this sounds like your just right job, apply today! If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent team to be connected to a recruiter by filling out this form .
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