Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college-going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning. We have 20 schools and close to 12,000 students across Los Angeles.  Our schools are located in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high-quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

 

Part of what differentiates Green Dot is our intense focus on truly serving ALL students; our collaboration with reform-minded unions; and our work focused on large-scale turnarounds of schools formerly run by the districts; and our ability to take on the toughest challenges with the same public funding received by traditional district schools but accomplishing very different results.  Green Dot California’s results are undeniable.  Nine of our high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the country.  We have three California Distinguished schools and 3 California Gold Ribbon schools, and several of our schools have been recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards, which honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Additionally, Green Dot’s first turnaround, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association in 2019.

Jul 17, 2019
Lead a highly effective team to provide outstanding customer service to employees. Maintain organizational compliance by developing and implementing policies, programs and services that allow employees to focus on the mission of preparing students for college, leadership, and life. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES > Manage and coach 3 direct reports and oversee a department of 7-9 team members to deliver day-to-day human resources services to over 1200 employees > Empower team members to engage in reflective practice resulting in continually improved practices, protocols and systems > Effectively set and execute short and long-term strategic goals and metrics for the department that complements and enhances the strategic goals of the organization and consistently delivers on the department vision > Be a visible network leader in all HR conversations, interactions, and communications thru embodying and championing Green Dot as a great place to work thru Green Dot’s culture and core values > Partner with the Human Capital Department to connect talent strategy with seamless Human Resources operations (e.g. hiring, onboarding, job changes, exits, etc.) that ensures programs, policies, and services meet the needs of staff with all legal, government, and benefits reporting requirements > Inspire continuous improvement and implementation of the following functions and partnerships within the department: * General employee relations, such as written warnings, mediating investigations, and terminating employees * Timely and accurate regular and off-cycle pay and benefits related deductions * Continuous improvement of the HRIS system (Workday) to automate HR processes, increase employee self-service, and ensure accurate employee data and timely reports for payroll processing and compliance reporting * Administration and compliance of hiring and ongoing employment requirements such as background and TB clearances, mandatory trainings, and credential compliance * Administration and compliance of Green Dot’s health and welfare benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and employee assistance program * Administration and compliance of retirement plans, including Green Dot’s 401K and state pension programs * Administration and compliance of leaves of absences and worker’s compensation * Administration of Green Dot’s volunteer program, ensuring seamless onboarding and off-boarding, and ensure compliance with volunteer requirements per federal, state, and/or authorizers * Support Green Dot Managers in employee compensation, classifications, job changes, etc. to ensure best practices and compliance are being met; deliver training & development to Green Dot Managers to ensure consistency of policies and practices and provide updates on newly updated laws > Negotiate with HR vendors, including, but not limited to annual health and welfare benefits renewal, to secure maximum benefit for employees across Green Dot > Implement systems that ensure overall HR compliance is being met across federal, state, and charter authorizer requirements, including annual review of Green Dot employee handbooks > Actively engage with employees at all levels across the organization to promote positive and constructive employee relations > Partner with Green Dot’s Collective Bargaining teams to strategize and execute on HR related contract language > Develop, evaluate, and continuously improve and evolve systems to deliver HR services with attention to efficiency, measurable quality, customer service, and data-driven decision making QUALIFICATIONS > A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred, with an emphasis in human resources, business or a related field > You have 6+ years of work experience, including at least 3 in strategic HR management > You have 4+ years managing and developing people with a proven track record in effectively managing and developing staff talent > You have experience in education, especially in public K-12 strongly preferred > You have excellent strategic thinking and strategic planning abilities > You have excellent analytical skills, with the ability to direct others in collecting data and deriving practical insights from data analysis > You have demonstrated success improving the efficiency and effectiveness of an operation; smart systems-building > You have demonstrated success in building exceptional relationships and being a trusted advisor > You have a relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution > You have a high level of personal responsibility and drive towards ambitious goals > You have a strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow > You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve > You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer 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. COMPENSATION The annual salary range for this position is $110,000 - $130,000, based on experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support 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. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position for a September, 1 2019 start date.
Green Dot Public Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Human Resources
Jul 17, 2019
The Literacy Curriculum Specialist will support teachers in the implementation of the Green Dot ELA and ELD Programs at multiple schools through coaching, professional development and curriculum development.     ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES District, Cluster and School Literacy Strategic Plan Supports > Align district, cluster and school Site Strategic Plans related to literacy and English Learners > Provide resources to support school and district strategic plans related to literacy by: *coordinating efforts of the ILT, literacy, and ELD teams *supporting efforts to build literacy across the curriculum at school sites *providing guidance and professional development to literacy leads at each school and ensure *sustainability of literacy strategic plans *attending district professional development and collaboration, serving as liaison between the home office and campus leadership teams Literacy Intervention and Enrichment Programs In conjunction with Director of Literacy and ELD Programs, Coordinators of ELD Programs, Special Education Program Specialists, and other Curriculum Specialists, design supports for students at intensive, strategic, benchmark, and advanced levels with an emphasis on *assisting in identifying and scheduling students according to entry and exit criteria *planning and providing professional development to teachers and administrators *coaching ELA teachers *supporting the implementation of district and school-wide reading strategies Core ELA Programs In conjunction with the Director of Literacy and ELD Programs, support and develop core ELA curriculum by *improving students’ college and career readiness related to writing with an emphasis on improving students’ analytical writing skills *developing and enhancing core ELA, intervention and enrichment course curriculum *assisting in selecting texts and materials *providing professional development and classroom coaching to Core ELA teachers   QUALIFICATIONS > You have at least 4 years teaching experience at the middle or high school level > You have a Bachelor’s Degree plus successful completion of the CBEST and CSET examinations > A Master’s degree in Education (or related field) is preferred > You have a valid CA Single Subject Credential in English > You have the appropriate certification to teach English Learners (CLAD, BCLAD, SB1969 certificate, BCC or LDS certificate) or willingness to commit to gain certification within one year of assignment > You have solid knowledge of subject matter including CA State Standards > Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential > You have expertise in adolescent literacy and research on high school writing development > You have experience developing and facilitating professional development > You have a strong ethical base and self-awareness > You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve > You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer   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.
Green Dot Public Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Jul 15, 2019
OPPORTUNITY The School Psychologist will provide psychological services to middle and high school students. The School Psychologist will also support the school by consulting with the Student Support Teams (SST) and providing support with the intervention process. The Psychologist may also provide group and/or individual counseling for both general education and special education students for a variety of student needs. Additionally, the school psychologist will collaborate with school staff including the school counselors, and social workers to provide crisis intervention. This position is for 193 working days per year. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES > Complete Psycho-educational assessments, including but not limited to Initial Evaluation, Triennial Evaluation, Manifest Determination, Functional Analysis, Social-Emotional evaluation, and others as needed > Consults with district/school level teams to implement all levels of RtI and SST procedures, and student specific interventions as needed > Collaborate within the SST and when appropriate and necessary, evaluate students based on RtI for special education services. > Collaborate with parents and staff to design appropriate accommodations and interventions when special education or a 504 plan is necessary > Provides Behavior Consultation for students by designing and implementing measurable behavior interventions > > Provides individual and/or group counseling for students with IEPs, as designed on an I.E.P > Provides counseling, consultation and community liaison work for students > Develop, coordinate, and support the implementation of 504 plans Serves as a Behavior Intervention Implementor to support student with behavior support plans and provide training to BII to ensure implementation of treatment plans. Supports RTI and MTSS initiatives with mental health. > Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by Director of Special Education & Psychological Services, Special Education Program Administrator, Cluster Director, or Chief Academic Officer. QUALIFICATIONS > You have a current CA Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential > You have a MA/MS degree in Educational Psychology or related field. > Bilingual – Spanish: fluency in both written and oral language highly desired > You have DIS counseling experience > You have experience in crisis prevention and intervention > You are able to work independently at a high level of professionalism > You have a valid CA driver’s license: job requires work at multiple sites > You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve > You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer 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 COMPENSATION The annual salary for this position starts at $78,000. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support 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 Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position for an 8/1/2019 start date.
Green Dot Public Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Jul 15, 2019
‘Project Lead The Way’ (PLTW) is an elective course in community-based problem solving at our Ánimo Legacy Charter Middle School in south Los Angeles. The course is broken into two units: Design and Modeling, and Computer Science for Innovators and Makers:   Design and Modeling focuses on the application of the engineering design process to solve real-world problems. Students work in teams to solve various design problems. Students will depend up on the 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking in order to succeed in this unit.  Computer Science for Innovators and Makers teaches students that programming goes beyond the virtual world into the physical world. Students are challenged to creatively use sensors and actuators to develop systems that interact with their environment. Designing algorithms and using computational thinking practices, they code and upload programs to microcontrollers that perform a variety of authentic tasks. The unit broadens students’ understanding of computer science concepts through meaningful applications. Teams select and solve a personally relevant problem related to wearable technology, interactive art, or mechanical devices. Throughout this course, students will also continue to work on their Math Skills via the iReady computer program.   Green Dot recognizes that high-quality instruction is central to the academic success of students. Our teachers effectively deliver a superior education built on the rigorous requirements of Common Core State Standards and the expectations of the state college systems. Simultaneously, the collaborative and flexible nature of Green Dot’s curriculums encourage teachers to develop creative lesson plans to personally and thoroughly engage each student in their classrooms. 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. Recognizing the importance of professional empowerment, teachers are represented by the Asociación de Maestros Unidos (AMU), an affiliate of the California Teachers’ Association, and the National Education Association. Click  here  to learn more about what it is like to be a teacher at Green Dot. If you are/will be eligible for a CA Intern credential) by July 2019, please apply  now for our teaching positions.   ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES > 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 > Engage in critical reflection, constantly revising practice to increase effectiveness > 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   This job primarily operates on a school site and in classrooms, and utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Physical demands include: positioning to lift (should be able to lift up to 50 pounds to waist high), carry, push, and/or pull, kneel, stoop, crouch and bend. Generally, the job is 60% Stationary and  40% moving/traversing. Normal business hours are approximately 7:00am – 4:00pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and may require occasional evening and weekend work based on organizational needs).  Minimal or no  travel required, other than visits to other local school sites or the Home Office ( as needed ) . QUALIFICATIONS > A Bachelor’s degree is required > You have a growth mindset and love of learning > You have met the CA Basic Skills requirement > You hold a valid CA Preliminary or Clear Multiple Subject*, Education Specialist or Single-Subject credential OR be eligible for a CA Single Subject Intern Credential by July 2019 * Applicants with a multiple-subject credential are eligible for hire. However, Green Dot will require that you obtain your Single Subject credential or Subject Matter Authorization by June 30, 2020. NOTE:  Applicants with an out-of-state credential or no credential should visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing  website before applying. Please check to see that you will be eligible to teach in a California public school by July 2019. > You have a PLTW training certification OR are willing to complete the required training, (you will be compensated for the training, which includes online training 2x per week, for 10 weeks) > You have a strong STEM background, or are passionate about gaining STEM skills >You have strong content knowledge, pedagogical understanding, and the capacity to plan and deliver instruction to meet the needs of students > You display a relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution > You are passionate and demonstrate a high level of personal responsibility towards ambitious goals > You have excellent collaborative and organizational skills > You have excellent verbal and written communication skills > You have a strong ethical base and self-awareness > You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve > You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer   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. Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and STRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.   How To Apply https://careers.greendot.org/ We ask that you complete an online application at  http://careers.greendot.org/ . Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position for the 2019-20 school year.   Green Dot Public Schools has embedded a  diversity, equity and inclusion lens  in our organizational culture, as well as in our educational and talent practices. We are committed to hiring those who reflect the diversity of our communities, and we recruit, employ, support, compensate and promote employees, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.  
Green Dot Public Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs