Lighthouse Community Public Schools
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in the EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving over 1,600 students in East Oakland. LCPS is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.
Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org.
Dual Enrollment Coordinator — Competencies And Qualifications
Lighthouse Community Public Schools is looking for a talented Dual Enrollment Coordinator to join our team. Our mission is to ensure that traditionally underserved students of color complete college, secure a career of their choice, and become lifelong changemakers. We believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community.
If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students’ lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!
The role of the Dual Enrollment Coordinator is to facilitate a partnership with some of our local community colleges to implement community college classes at both of our high school campuses. These community college classes are a central feature of our academic program and help students earn college credits, explore career interests, and prepare for life after high school. The Dual Enrollment Coordinator is an integral member of our College and Career Success Team. Funding for this position is secure for the next two years through the Strong Workforce Grant Initiative.
You will embody the following Core Competencies to be an effective change-agent:
- Be an anti-racist leader and educator committed to educational justice as evidenced by respectful and supportive relationships, well-planned programs, and a deep belief in students’ college and career success.
- Demonstrate excellent project management, organizational, and time management skills to build the success of programs
- Demonstrate a keen belief in and ability to create, collect and analyze achievement and access data to drive student learning and outcomes for all students
- Be a strong community builder, partner, and team collaborator
- Model and foster a growth mindset with agency, persistence, and flexibility
- Be a collaborative and responsible professional educator and leader
- Work toward our long-term goal of having 80% of our students graduate with at least 6 units of college credits.
Your Responsibilities Will Include
ESTABLISHING & MAINTAINING A DYNAMIC DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM
- Run LCPS’ dual enrollment program in accordance with our Strong Workforce Grant and in conjunction with our Director of College & Career Success.
- Research best practices around dual enrollment and bring what fits to LCPS in order to build out an impactful and sustainable program.
- Collaborate with community college Staff (Deans, Department Chairs, and Professors) to bring 3-4 dual enrollment classes per semester plus 1-2 per summer to LCPS; at least one dual enrollment class per semester/summer will directly support Lighthouse’s Business Academy.
- Build a case-management system where each student has the appropriate check-ins and support to ensure success in dual credit classes
- Providing regular reports around student progress in dual enrollment classes to the Director of College and Career Success, CEO, and Board of Directors.
- Recruit students/families for the dual enrollment program.
- Recruit, supervise and support Dual Enrollment tutors. Funds are available to hire 1-2 of these per semester.
- Ensure that a course agreement is in place for each dual enrollment course, which sets students up for success, and that this course agreement is adhered to by all parties at all times.
- Promote LCPS’ dual enrollment program to students, staff, families, and the wider community by developing collateral, video testimonials, and feature newsletter updates for internal and external audiences.
- Assist students with the process of registering and enrolling in community college classes; send required enrollment information to the appropriate staff in the community college system.
- Attend dual enrollment classes and work to actively support both community college professors and LCPS students in making each course offering mutually beneficial.
- Meet weekly with dual enrollment professors to help ensure student success.
- Lead study sessions for students in the dual enrollment program to promote conceptual understanding and strong habits of work.
- Participate and attend meetings, workshops and conferences that support the development of our dual enrollment program at LCPS.
- Coordinate the logistics of the dual enrollment program with school teachers and leaders.
- Regularly review and reflect on student performance in the dual enrollment program and use this data to make programmatic improvements.
ENGAGING IN PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION
- Meet regularly with the College and Career Success Team including the Director of College and Career Success, the College/Career Advisor, Work-based Learning Coordinator, and Destination College Advisor Fellow to coordinate programming.
- Assist with data collection, documentation, budgeting and reporting for Measure N, Strong Workforce, and other initiatives related to dual enrollment.
CONTRIBUTING TO A POSITIVE SCHOOL CULTURE
- Grow and contribute as an educator, colleague, learner, and community member including engaging in professional development and your own growth as a teacher in service of student learning and outcomes.
- Demonstrate advocacy, autonomy, and collegiality.
- Demonstrate self-awareness, reflect on practice with self and others, and act on feedback.
- Demonstrate flexibility and ownership of our collective results.
- Administer all policies and procedures in a professional and timely manner as mandated by LCPS, and state and federal agencies (i.e., attendance records, dress code, reporting of sexual/physical abuse).
- May be assigned an advisory/Crew of students each day in addition to other work.
- Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
Are you ready to join an educational movement that is bigger than one classroom?
If you are excited about the opportunity to foster and facilitate a progressive growth mindset in students and engage in transformational teaching, we are actively looking for student-centered, dedicated and dynamic teachers.
We would love to hear from you if your educational toolbox includes the following:
- B.A. or B.S. required; Master’s Degree preferred
- 3+ years teaching or program administration experience at the high school and/or college level
- Valid California Teaching Credential, preferred
- A nuanced understanding of the differences between high school and college courses and how to help students navigate the transition between the two
- Experience building programs from the ground up
- Experience working in the Business, Design, and/or Manufacturing industries, a plus
- Ability to interpret and use data for the purpose of improving student outcomes.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred
This position will report to LCPS’ Director of College and Career Success
This position is 1.0 FTE full-time salaried exempt and follows a 12-month (233 day) work year with significant student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and interaction with families. Includes approximately 5 weeks of paid holidays/breaks during the school year in addition to accruing 10 days of PTO during the year for use during the summer.
Common Building Hours: 8:00-5:00 pm for administrators. Occasional weekend and evening hours are required as determined by supervisor.
Our Compensation Package
Range: $72K-95K. Commensurate with experience and licensure.
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees. We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a competitive salary and generous health and retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical and dependent FSA).
People of color and/or bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested Candidates Should Submit
- Cover letter describing your interest in this exciting position and why you are an optimal fit, including how your teaching philosophy, approach to student learning, and educational expertise would contribute to Lighthouse Community Public Schools.
- 3-5 Professional References: Name, position, phone number and email address. (Two of which should be current or previous supervisors of your role).
Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site or on Zoom.
Lighthouse Community Public School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.
Compensation: From $72,000.00 to $95,000.00 per year