Citizens of the World Los Angeles

  • Teaching Associate (2018-19 School Year)

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    Classroom (Support)
  • Overview

    Organization Overview

    The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

    • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
    • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
    • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity


    The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,900 students in three high-performing schools, growing to well over 2,000 students over the next several years. CWC LA’s schools rank in the top 8% (English) and 7% (math) out of 758 LAUSD, magnet and charter elementary schools, and all subgroups outperform the district and state. Our schools include:

    • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);
    • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade); and
    • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, renewed charter approved in December 2017, currently TK-6th grade and growing to TK-8th grade over the next two years).


    CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools, linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.


    Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

    • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
    • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
    • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
    • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
    • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways


    Position Description

    The Teaching Associate is an experienced and innovative elementary school educator who is energized by our unique charter school environment. Teaching Associates will be expected to work with a Lead Teacher to implement a high-quality, rigorous and engaging academic program. In addition, Teaching Associates must have a passion for and interest in pedagogical practices grounded in constructivism, project-based learning and the multiple intelligences theory.


    A Teaching Associate’s job responsibilities include:

    • Ongoing assessment of student progress and achievement using a variety of means to collect and report on academic data
    • Use of data to tailor instruction to meet individual student academic and social needs
    • Support of the creation of a strong classroom culture that is developed through CWC’s social emotional learning focus, and contributes to the broader school community
    • Participation in professional development activities, both internal (led by the principal, lead teachers and visiting experts) and external (visiting other schools, attending conferences, and engaging in best practice sharing with others in the charter school community, etc.)
    • Collaboration with other Teaching Associates to plan school-wide community events
    • Frequent communication and engagement with students’ families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders, as coordinated and led by the Lead Teacher
    • Supervision of meals and recess, leading students in active play designed to facilitate social, emotional, and cognitive development
    • Participation as an active member of the community to provide stewardship of the school and adherence to its mission and guiding principles
    • Facilitation of conflict resolution strategies when conflicts arise
    • Maintenance of a high-level of professionalism, exhibited by meeting deadlines, and commitments to self, students, and the community
    • Facilitation of instructionally safe, fun, and inclusive Physical Education/Active Play time (site-by-site basis)
    • Other duties, as assigned by the Lead Teacher or school administration


    Candidates must have the following:

    • Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s preferred) or 5+ years of applicable experience
    • Some experience working in relevant elementary grades, or other high-quality educational settings
    • Experience working in a socio-economically, racially, and culturally diverse classroom setting
    • Ability to effectively manage and instruct both small and large groups of students
    • An exhibited ability to work with children in a caring and respectful manner in order to create a joyful, caring classroom environment where instructional time includes community building, conflict resolution, skill-building, and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change


    The ideal candidate will also have:

    • Successful completion of CBEST exam (required if occasional substitute teaching for a Lead Teachers occurs), or demonstrated progress toward successful completion
    • A California multiple subject credential or demonstrated progress toward attaining one
    • Fluency in a second language (ideally Spanish or Korean)


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