Open Positions - Five Keys Charter School - San Francisco, Los Angeles, East Bay, Solano — Five Keys Schools and Programs

Part-Time Construction Instructor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512638-624368
    • Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 29, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Salary: Based on Education and Experience
    • Site/Location: Weber Community Center - Los Angeles, CA 90003
    • Work Schedule: TBD
    • Reports to: Principal
    • Union: United Educators of San Francisco
    • Retirement: CalSTRS and optional 403b Retirement Plan
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Job Description:


Through the use of Social and Restorative Justice principles, Five Keys provides traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to restart their education with a focus on the Five Keys: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY.


Originally established by the SF Sheriff’s Department (2003) as the first charter school in the nation to operate inside of a county jail, today Five Keys is a nationally recognized education management (non-profit) corporation that operates accredited charter schools and programs for TAY youth and adults at 70 locations across California.

Five Keys operates with the goal of restoring communities through education and other programs that respond to the students’ and community needs---which in turn creates safer communities. Five Keys provides a range of educational programs and services including: high school diploma, career and technical education, digital literacy, ESL, cognitive behavioral, recovery programs, case management, correctional education consulting and college access to transitional aged youth and adults in six California counties.


The Five Keys Part-Time Construction Instructor coordinates and provides Pre-Apprenticeship, Industry-Aligned Skills Training and Career Path Development for students pursuing employment within the trades.

Part-Time Construction Instructor will coordinate/facilitate a hands-on, skill-focused Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program covering content aligned with the Southwest Carpenters Union, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union, and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

The Five Keys Construction Trades Program provides training for individuals interested in developing the skillset needed for employment within their desired industry sector. Students are encouraged to look inward and consider how their interests, values and preferences might shape their career path and longevity. Throughout their training, Five Keys students are empowered to address/develop the Pro-Social & Core Employability Skills needed for successful transition to Employment or Advanced Skills Training through our Partnerships with local Trades Unions and Community Colleges.

Areas of instruction may include:

  • Intro to the Trades
  • Shop/Tool/Jobsite Safety
  • Intro/Mid-Level Carpentry, Construction, Painting & Masonry Skills
  • Collaboration between the trades
  • Trades Culture & Work Ethic
  • Project-Based, Real-World OTJ Training
  • Core Employability Skills/Career Path Development


  • Coordinate/Facilitate the Construction Trades Program
  • Creating Course Flow/Lesson Plans/Etc.
  • Supply Ordering/Management/Logistics
  • Facilitation and maintenance of an engaging learning environment
  • Communicate with Students/Coworkers in a Clear, Effective & Respectful manner
  • Evaluate student progress based on learning objectives/outcomes
  • Development of Community-Based Resources/Relationships/Project Development
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

  • Prior teaching/mentoring experience preferred
  • Licensed Contractor (Required)
  • Understanding of and commitment to Restorative Justice
  • Awareness of how best to serve the unique Five Keys student population
  • Knowledge of how to educate students who have been determined to be "At Risk"
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in effective methodology and techniques used to instill confidence and self-respect in adult students
  • Knowledge of general learning theories and curriculum development
  • Computer skills—Computers used for tracking attendance, grades, etc.
  • A team player with experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Possesses conflict resolution skills
  • Is patient and caring
  • Uses good organizational skills to meet the needs of his/her class
  • Is open to innovative approaches to meeting educational goals
  • Promotes and supports multiculturalism
  • Is capable of working with classroom groups of varying size
  • Is adaptable and flexible
  • Possesses an ability to work in a correctional environment
  • Able to hold students accountable for pro-social behavior and a willingness to take corrective measures to that end
  • Ability to maintain strong and appropriate boundaries with personal identifying information when interacting with students or community or program partners, and while at any school location or community or program partner site
  • Exceptional written communication skills; ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision in written documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Eagerness to learn new things and adapt to constantly changing circumstances
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks simultaneously
  • Advanced problem-solving skills; tactfully address and resolve questions/concerns

This position typically requires:

  • Preliminary Full-Time Designated Subjects CTE Teaching Credential OR Full-Time Designated Subjects CTE Credential in the subject matter being taught, or proper industry certifications
  • At least 5 years of experience in a related field
  • Moderate to extensive degree of physical and emotional stamina
  • Ability to instruct for 2 ½ -3 hours without a break
  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking and sitting
  • Ability to seek assistance with students in emergency situations
  • Frequent and prolonged talking and hearing conversations
  • Frequently lifting or carrying chairs, desks or tables, course-related equipment/supplies up to 25 pounds, as needed for the classroom
  • Ability to follow oral directions in emergency situations
  • Travel to multiple sites may be required
  • Clear TB test results dated within 60 days of hire to be submitted within 10 days of hire required


We offer a competitive benefits package. The benefits will vary depending on the position

• Medical with employee premium contributions
• Employer paid Dental
• Employer paid Vision
• Employer paid Life Insurance
• Employer paid AD&D, Short and Long-term Disability
• HRA Benefit
• Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts
• Pre-Tax Transit and Parking Accounts
• State Teachers Retirement (STRS) with Employer Matching for eligible employees
• 403 (b) retirement plan with Employer Matching for non-STRS positions
• Free Employee Assistance Program
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Gym membership reimbursement up to $100 for employees

Five Keys Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.