Vista College Prep
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Why Join Team VCP:
Vista College Prep is a growing network of high-performing tuition-free public charter schools serving high minority, high poverty communities in Phoenix. VCP was founded in 2013 with the belief that demographics do not determine destiny and that all students deserve an excellent education.
What sets us apart? Our small class sizes, family engagement, rigorous curriculum, targeted professional development, and-most of all-our mission-aligned team. VCP staff are committed to closing the achievement gap, and we are honored to share that our flagship campus recently earned an ‘A’ rating for a 3rd consecutive year, in addition to being the only 2018 National Blue Ribbon School in Phoenix. VCP’s joyful, urgent, intentional culture underscores all we do to make our schools a proof point for what is possible for all students in Arizona. Join us!
Elementary School Teachers (K-8th gr.) help lay the critical foundations in literacy and math that ensure students are fully set up for future success. In this role, you will build relationships that help instill the joy of life-long learning in our scholars, collaborate closely with your coach, team members, and your students’ families, and use coaching and assessment data to continually improve your effectiveness, all for the benefit of our scholars.
Implement rigorous, standards-aligned lesson plans targeted with an end goal of student performance at or above grade level expectations;
Build positive relationships with students grounded in respect, enthusiasm, achievement, courage, hard work and self-determination through structured social-emotional learning;
Teach and maintain school-wide systems, rules and consequences, and rewards;
Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
Communicate effectively and proactively with students, families, and colleagues;
Analyze student achievement data collaboratively with colleagues to critically and strategically respond to the learning needs of students;
Work to continuously improve effectiveness in all instructional practices, using school’s teacher performance rubric as a guide;
Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards; and,
Participate in annual three-week staff training.
Mastery of and enthusiasm for teaching academic content;
Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains or comparable results;
Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance;
Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills;
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree;
Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card.
We offer a competitive compensation package, and comprehensive health benefits. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including all curricular materials, relevant and quality professional development, laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies. Details of VCP’s compensation are as follows:
Health and dental insurance – We cover you and your family's health and dental insurance up to 80% of the monthly premium costs.
Long-term/Short-term Disability Insurance & Life Insurance – We cover 100% of the premiums for LT/ST Disability insurance and base Life Insurance. You also have the option to purchase supplementary life insurance through our provider.
Caregiver leave for new parents – We provide to 12 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and 2 weeks of paid leave for partners.
Simple IRA – We offer VCP Simple IRA and match up to 3% of monthly contributions.
Top 5 reasons to Teach and Lead at Vista College Prep:
A joyful, urgent, intentional culture and team environment where everyone is collaboratively working toward the same goal. We recruit the brightest, most committed, and most capable teachers all dedicated to providing the best education for our scholars.
Unparalleled professional development. Teachers receive targeted, relevant, and strategic professional development that focuses on lesson execution, data analysis, and school culture. In addition, we provide time in the schedule for weekly professional development for teachers to work in grade-level teams and as a school.
Grounded in the reality of what has worked and boldly seeking to achieve ambitious goals with our scholars, we are constantly working to improve our program and ourselves. Vista College Prep teachers and staff visit high-performing schools and participate in professional development sessions across the country so that we can continue to learn and adopt best practices.
We opened in 2013 with kindergarten and first grade and we are adding a grade every year until we scale up to K-8 in 2020-21. You have the opportunity to be part of a team that is working to create a network of proof point schools in Arizona.
Through exhaustive and highly selective recruitment efforts, extensive summer training, weekly professional development, and regular observations with feedback, Vista College Prep team members are part of a mission-aligned professional community that facilitates connection, growth, impact, and a commitment to building the best network of schools possible.
Apply Today! Email a resume and cover letter to Bridget White at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more information, please visit our website: www.vistacollegeprep.org .
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building a company that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We believe that diverse teams build better outcomes, bring more perspective to the table, contribute to our success and help foster a more inclusive environment for all employees.