2013-2014 SFUSD Teacher on Special Assignment- Environmental Literacy Content Specialist

San Francisco Unified School District
Environmental Literacy Content Specialist
The mission of the San Francisco Unified School District is to provide each student with an equal
opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential.
Our three primary goals focus on closing the achievement gap and diminishing the predictive power of demographics:
ï‚· Access and Equity: We will make social justice a reality by ensuring every student has access to quality teaching and learning.
ï‚· Achievement: We will ensure that every student graduates from high school ready for college and career success in the 21st century.
ï‚· Accountability: We will keep our promises to students and families and enlist everyone in the community to join us.
The Environmental Literacy Content Specialist (ELCS) reports to the Science Program Administrator at the Office of Curriculum and Instruction in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). The ELCS supports environmental literacy and outdoor education for Kindergarten through 12th graders through a variety of curriculum work, professional development and community partnership efforts. The ELCS collaborates with the content specialists within the STEM Department, the SFUSD Director of Sustainability and external environmental education partners to further environmental education programming in SFUSD. The ELCS is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Environmental Literacy grant including: documentation of grant activities, writing summary and final reports, identification of potential new funding sources, developing and managing budgets and working with an external evaluator.
ï‚· Coordinates all grant processes (e.g. evaluations, budget, finance, reports, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the district and funder guidelines;
ï‚· Works with the SFUSD Curriculum and Instruction staff and external environmental education partners to align environmental education opportunities with State and District curriculum standards;
ï‚· Working with teachers within the district to infuse environmental literacy into the K-12 curriculum;
ï‚· Plans and facilitates onsite professional development to support teachers in promoting environmental literacy;
ï‚· Provides information on environmental education opportunities to teachers across the District by maintaining and promoting the[[http:GreenTheNextGen.org|GreenTheNextGen.org]] website and conducting other forms of outreach;
ï‚· Works with the Education Outside Corps members to support onsite garden-based education program
ï‚· Completes requirements for various funding sources including program evaluation and reporting;
ï‚· Identifies grants and other funding sources to sustain and expand the environmental literacy program;
ï‚· Develops tools and resources that support quality environmental literacy instruction and facilitate analysis of student achievement;
ï‚· An additional 10-20 paid days of work outside of the instructional calendar; and
ï‚· Performs related duties as assigned.
Experience in teaching science and/or environmental education; planning and facilitating science or related environmental literacy professional development activities for teachers; addressing equity issues related to access and achievement; working with underserved student and parent populations; and working successfully with multiple audiences, including administrators, teachers, parents, community members, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and students;
Skill in designing professional development activities in science and/or environmental education; writing final grant reports for funders; conducting meetings and presentations; researching, interpreting, analyzing, reporting, and utilizing data and evaluating processes and resources; operating a computer, and accessing Internet resources;
Knowledge of professional development theory, effective science and environmental education instructional practices, environmental science and environmental issues, the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts; educational issues and trends; and practices and trends related to the integration of technology into instruction;
Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups and coordinate activities; communicate effectively orally and in written form; manage time and tasks; exercise sound judgment; model norms of behavior that reflect high expectations for colleagues, students, and community members; travel to various locations; and work flexible hours;
Physical abilities include standing and sitting for extended periods, talking/hearing, near and far visual acuity, pushing/pulling, lifting, reaching, carrying, and fine manual dexterity.
ï‚· Five years of teaching experience in a classroom or environmental education setting;
ï‚· Outstanding and/or Highly Satisfactory Summary Evaluations;
ï‚· Strong content knowledge of science and/or environmental science and ability to apply it to teaching and learning;
ï‚· Experience facilitating groups and conducting professional development in science and/or environmental education;
ï‚· Valid California Teaching credential either multiple subject or single subject in science
ï‚· Possession of CLAD/BCLAD certification;
ï‚· Experience as a mentor teacher or content specialist;
ï‚· Experience using multimedia for the integration of technology into the classroom;
ï‚· Bilingual/biliterate.

How to apply

To Apply:

  • Go to www.sfusd.edu/jobs
  • Create an account and complete a certificated application. Applications generally take 1-2 hours to complete. SFUSD looks very carefully at the entire application, including the 3 short answer questions.
  • Go to the “Jobs” tab to view and apply for specific openings.
  • Please check back often to connect your application to specific openings as they are posted.
  • Applicants will be contacted based on the needs of the district and current selection criteria.

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San Francisco, California
San Francisco Unified School District
Ruth Diep
(415) 355-7334

555 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, US