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Status: Full time
Location: San Francisco, California
Reports to: Chief Academic Officer
School Description: The Life Learning Academy (LLA) is an SFUSD charter high school for students with profound histories of school failure and truancy. Our mission is to create a nonviolent community for students who have not been successful in traditional school settings. LLA welcomes students into an ‘extended family’ which motivates everyone to give and receive support, develop responsibility and judgment, and build the academic, vocational and social skills necessary to be successful.
LLA was developed out of the Juvenile Justice Local Action Plan under the Mayor’s Office in 1997 and was implemented by the Delancey Street Foundation. For 21 years, Life Learning Academy has successfully supported high-need students from the San Francisco Bay Area to thrive. In addition to our extended day program, workforce development, and award-winning educational curriculum, many of our students need more comprehensive support. Many experience unstable or unsafe living situations that interfere with their ability to learn and flourish. To address this gap we opened an on campus dormitory. We now have the capacity to house 20 students on our Treasure Island campus.
Factors contributing to the uniqueness of LLA’s program include: (1) the degree to which the students are involved in school management; (2) the ability to re-engage youth who were previously disconnected from school and community; and, (3) innovative project-based curricula and career development programs such as a community-based internship and employment program; student-operated culinary academy and organic mini-farm; and digital arts training program.
Additionally, LLA maintains a 1:6 teacher to student ratio with 6-8 students per class, utilizes a block schedule model for extended instructional periods, and maintains immediate, on-call student intervention and counseling support. Students are eligible for credit recovery options if appropriate, concurrent enrollment with local community colleges in their senior year, and ongoing transition services including education and employment counseling post graduation.
LLA’s achievements in helping disconnected youth re-engage with school, graduate, and continue on to productive post-secondary education and employment have been
recognized consistently by external observers and reviewers. Select awards and recognition that LLA has received over the years include: Finalist, Innovation in American Government Award, Harvard University’s Ash Institute; Unsung Hero Award for project-based math and art curriculum; California Charter School Association Hart Vision Charter School of the Year, California; AT&T/Giants Community All Stars in addressing community violence; and Model Program, California Corrections Standards Authority.
Position Summary: We are seeking an enthusiastic Teacher with experience and a clear passion for teaching young people about English Language Arts. In these unpredictable times we need someone with flexibility and a collaborative spirit to join us in meeting the challenges that come with such uncertainty.
Desired qualifications: All employees must possess an unshakable faith in students' abilities to learn and to develop healthy, productive, independent lives; and each staff member must demonstrate the talent, energy and commitment necessary to help transform those individual abilities into a collective reality.
- Bachelor's degree
- CA Teaching Credential (Multiple Subjects or Single Subject in English or Social Sciences)
- Some experience in classroom instruction at the high school level
- Knowledge and commitment to supporting the needs of disconnected and system-involved youth and at least two (2) years experience working directly with this population.
- Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills.
- Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work independently.
- Competency with Google Docs and Google Classroom.
- Criminal Justice Clearance required.
Desired skills, experience and dispositions for LLA teachers:
- Encourages a culture of mutual respect and equitable practice
- Demonstrates content knowledge
- Commitment to understanding student academic needs and catering instruction to meet those specific needs
- Supports students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs
- Implements Project-Based Learning techniques and strategies
- Facilitates and designs effective group work & independent learning opportunities
- Provides timely feedback and collaborates with faculty to offer specialized support
- Showcases student work within the local and wider school community
Status: Part-time (5-10 hrs/week), Volunteer, Remote
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION: The Life Learning Academy (LLA) is an SFUSD charter high school for students with profound histories of school failure and truancy. Our mission is to create a nonviolent community for students who have not been successful in traditional school settings. LLA welcomes students into an ‘extended family’ that motivates everyone to give and receive support, develop responsibility and judgment, and build the academic, vocational and social skills necessary to be successful.
POSITION SUMMARY: We are seeking a Social Media Intern to join our team as the primary go-to for social creativity with a primary goal of expanding our reach and impact. As LLA continues to grow its brand awareness and community visibility, we're looking to grow our social media presence. In this role, you will engage, research, and develop content across the current social media channels (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube). The Social Media Intern will interface heavily with senior management and the development team. This role requires executive-level communication and significant knowledge of social media processes. We are looking for an all-in team player who is driven and highly motivated. A personality highly suited for this role is someone proactive; a self-starter who takes initiative, with strong attention to detail and business-savvy project prioritization capabilities.
What your skills will contribute towards…
Social Engagement (25%)
- Engage with consumers on social to amplify our influence, expand reach, and impact
- Proactively oversee engagement tasks as designated by the development team
Research and tracking (25%)
- Research competitors and industry trends
- Identify category trends (i.e. culture, followers, impressions, and clicks)
- Track engagement, touchpoints, and trends in excel and salesforce
Content Creation (50%)
- Collaborate in meetings
- Create content for each social media platform
- Follow out campaign strategies as designated by the development team