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Teacher Resident

Job Details

PUC Schools Central Office - Burbank, CA
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
$23.00 - $32.53 Hourly
Classified - Support Roles


Organization Overview

Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) Schools is comprised of a non-profit network of public charter schools designed to significantly increase high school graduation rates, college entrance, and college graduation rates for underserved students in North-East Los Angeles, and the North-East San Fernando Valley.

Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high-quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low-achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that promote college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the success of our students and through inspiring them to uplift our communities now and forever, and through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.

The Team Member we are searching for

The ideal PUC Teacher Resident believes in and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their leadership, reflection, execution of school culture, and collaboration to ensure student success. The Teacher Resident commits to uplifting our community, now and forever, by providing a high-quality, personalized education program for all students. The Teacher Resident upholds the mission and values established by PUC Schools and takes initiative for personal reflection and growth. This individual is also an ambassador to the community and a role model for potential residents to follow.

This role is a teacher in training who is admitted to the Teacher Residency Program (TRP) for one year simultaneously with enrollment in Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) credentialing program. The Teacher Resident is placed at a PUC school and paired with a mentor teacher for the residency year as a co-teacher. Upon successful completion of the residency and LMU credential requirements, the Teacher Resident will be eligible for hire as a teacher after one year.

What you will need to accomplish:

Planning and Instruction:

  • Organize classroom procedures and manage student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
  • Establish a culture of high expectations that includes college preparation for all students
  • Develop and implement lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with Common Core, state, or other national standards and PUC instructional guidelines
  • Assess students regularly under PUC guidelines, examine student assessment data, and refine classroom activities to differentiate instruction for each student
  • Collaborate closely with PUC team members (grade-level, school-wide, and across sites) to align curriculum across subjects, improve own and others’ instructional practices, and share best practices
  • Actively participate in professional development activities such as training sessions and working with the mentor teacher, principal, and instructional coaches
  • Attend professional development trainings or meetings outside the regular school day
  • Provide students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities and student progress that involves parents/guardians in their students’ education
  • Track critical student information, and maintain accurate student records and attendance per PUC procedures
  • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with other team members and outside service providers to diagnose and address learning challenges
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


What do we require from you?

Minimum Qualifications


  • Applicants must be on track to completing or have completed a bachelor's degree by June 2024

  • Valid Substitute Permit preferred or willing to obtain one with support from PUC Schools
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 semesters of 90 quarter units earned (*Individuals with a GPA below 3.0 may apply but must include a one-page explanation of the circumstances that contributed to a lower GPA to be considered.)
  • Applicants must meet the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) by the spring of their Residency year to meet requirements for credentialing (*Applicants are encouraged to complete the BSR prior to enrollment in TRP, but it is not necessary)

Desired Qualifications

  • Effective planning skills
  • Ability to build rapport with students
  • Open-minded and innovative
  • Proven track record of working in a collaborative setting
  • Passion for improving education to prepare students for college and beyond

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of diversity in society, including but not limited to diverse abilities, culture, language, ethnicity, and gender orientation
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, team-oriented, and flexible
  • Proven ability to engage in self-reflection and reflective decision-making

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • This is a full-time, hourly position
  • Our benefits include:
    • Comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision and additional voluntary benefits
    • 403b Retirement Plan with an annual contribution match
    • Paid Time Off
    • Ongoing Professional Development

DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.

PUC National is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.