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

Teacher Development Coordinator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512638-686919
    • Job Location: Oakland, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 31, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Salary: Based on Education and Experience
    • Site/Location: 320 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612; Northern California sites
    • Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, hours vary from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7.5 hours per day, 37.5 hours per week
    • Reports to: Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
    • Retirement: CalSTRS and optional 403b Retirement Plan
    • On-site Hours/Week: 37.5 per week
    • Other Ino: oakland
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Job Description:


Our mission is to further social and restorative justice by counteracting poverty, inequity, and trauma with accessible, high-quality programs that offer meaningful opportunities for individuals, families, and communities.


Our vision is that all people have access to the resources needed to lead positive, productive, and self-determined lives. Our commitment to the pursuit of equity is expressed through collaborative partnerships and innovative approaches across three areas of impact: access to education, workforce development, and promoting vibrant communities.


Five Keys was founded in 2003 by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department as the first accredited charter high school in the nation to provide diploma programs for adults in county jails. Today, we are proud to offer high school education, vocational skills, life skills classes and access to college and workforce programs.

We have expanded far beyond the walls of county jails. Beginning in 2008, Five Keys began providing innovative access to a high school education and vocational skills in underserved neighborhoods throughout California. Our 80 community learning centers serve students of any age and regardless of background or circumstance.

Today, we have more than 550 dedicated employees serving 25,000 individuals each year in 7 counties, including San Francisco, Alameda, Solano, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties, with expansion into Marin and Sonoma Counties on the horizon.

We have experienced 20-30% growth for the past 3 years. Some of this growth is due to serving students in more county jails and community learning centers. However, the majority of the growth is due to diversification of services we offer. We now operate career centers inside county jails and create linkages to community-based workforce networks. We manage a transitional housing shelter in San Francisco. We also hire people directly into our transitional employment positions for formerly incarcerated individuals and people currently or formerly experiencing homelessness.


Carries out the vision and direction of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, with a focus on supporting the continual development of teachers through:

  • District-level professional development

  • Instructional technology initiatives

  • Resource development and training

  • Program implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment initiatives

  • Support program implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment initiatives. This includes:

    • Supporting the NorCal Professional Development (PD) Coordinator and Director of CIA:

      • Plan, organize and conduct in-service staff development activities; including coordinating and carrying out regional All-Staff PD events and District-level PD events

      • the development of workshops on Common Core, curriculum, evidence-based instructional strategies, and other priorities as identified in Five Keys’ accountability/compliance/accreditation plans

      • ensuring staff meetings align to org-wide PD goals

    • Collaborating with the Curriculum and Assessment coordinators to bring initiatives to teachers/support program implementation through:

      • providing consulting

      • coordinating and conducting training for teachers

      • resource creation

    • Planning and implementing instructional technology initiatives, including:

      • Serving as the editor in chief of The BITE (schoolwide instructional blog)

      • Using platforms like Litmos and Google Classroom for teacher development trainings

      • Expanding our online course program

    • Providing support to and collaborating with the Teacher Coach Coordinators to ensure the continued quality of the Coaching, Mentoring, and STEP programs

  • Coordinate the CIA team’s in-house professional development programs:

    • Northern California STEMCAP coordinator (STEM Credential Attainment Program), in collaboration with the Southern California STEMCAP coordinator. This includes overseeing the coordination, development, and maintenance of STEMCAP, participant support, and CalEd grant tracking and reporting.

    • NHEXT coordinator (New Hire Extension Training) - this includes overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of the program, as well as participant support (note: this program is not yet available)

  • Serve as a member of the following committees/teams:

    • Academic Committee (sub-committee chair)

    • NorCal Leadership team

    • Professional Development committees (both NorCal and SoCal)

    • Other committees related to instruction, as needed

  • Facilitate in-house professional development workshops, as needed. This includes: New Hire Training, STEP (Substitute Teacher Education Program), other training needed to for curriculum and assessment initiatives/programs

  • Support principals with classroom instruction and observation initiatives

  • Assist the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in:

    • Development, implementation, and maintenance of accreditation, accountability, and compliance documents, including: LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan), WASC Schoolwide Action Plan, and SARC (School Accountability Report Card)

    • Providing leadership for innovative curricular/instructional program development

    • Keeping abreast of updates to state Ed Code, initiatives, and policy directives, and ensuring that all educational programs and activities are operated within the limits and the interest of the state and federal law

    • Working cooperatively with leaders of other administrative programs in integrating and coordinating individual effort into a unified program for the school

    • Initiating development of new programs, self-supporting services and strategies for streamlining services

  • Other responsibilities:

    • Participate in professional training to prepare for the role and utilize a formative assessment system for ongoing individual professional development

    • Remain abreast of development and innovations in the field by reading current literature, attending professional association meetings, conferences and by discussing developments and issues of mutual interest with others in the field

    • Respond promptly to requests of internal and external clients; provide them needed direction, assistance, training, materials and resources

    • Abide by Five Keys and Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures

    • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

  • Strong instructional background; ability to demonstrate deepening understanding and application of the K-12 California Content and Common Core Standards

  • Demonstrated commitment to personal professional growth and learning

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent facilitation skills

  • Excellent computer literacy / technology skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; High level of Social / Emotional Intelligence

  • Exceptional written communication skills; ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision in written documents

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and professional working relationship with individuals, groups, public and private agency personnel

  • Knowledge of education code, federal and state laws, codes, regulations and requirements pertaining to areas of assigned responsibility

  • 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

  • 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:

  • California Clear Teaching or Administrative Credential

  • Previous experience adopting curriculum frameworks and instructional materials for student learning

  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, and sitting

  • Frequent talking and hearing conversations

  • Occasional reaching with hands and arms

  • Occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds

  • Ability to follow oral directions in emergency situations

  • Travel to multiple sites required

  • Clear TB Risk Assessment (or results, as needed) dated within 60 days of hire to be submitted within 10 days of hire required

  • Must be willing and able to work in a correctional facility and travel throughout the area to community sites

  • Work environment varies from site to site. There is some personal safety risk working with the at-risk population

  • Moderate noise level



• 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.