"We're hiring why-sayers"
We are hiring for
People who want to make things better, make things more fun, more clever. People who aren't afraid of the boss. People who aren't restricted by convention, but challenged by it. People who fit perfectly at SCVi, because it is the "why" that makes us successful.
--Adapted from employment ad for IKEA
the following positions
** A note about our hiring process: We take applications year-round and are always looking for why-sayers with a flexible mindset that would be a great addition to our team. Even if you have a credential, some of the noncredentialed positions are a great way to get your foot in the door. Many current teachers have become full-time taking this route. During the months before the school year starts, we are looking more actively than others. However, it's always a good time to submit your résumé; just please follow up throughout the year.
Year Round Submissions:
(high school diploma needed)
January - July Submissions:
- yard duty
- support staff
- specialty elective teachers (2 afternoons per week)
- support staff substitutes
- special circumstance aides
- classroom substitutes (need CBEST)
- specialty teachers (i.e. Spanish, P.E., art, music)
- facilities special projects
- project managers
(may submit year-round, but follow up after Jan.)
- Full-time teachers
- single subject (all subjects)
- multiple subject
- SPED professionals
It is especially helpful, but not necessary, to have the following skills and/or credentials:
TEACHERS FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR
- IB training levels 1, 2, 3
- Project-based teaching, training & experience
- Singapore Math training
- Advanced and cutting-edge knowledge with technology, specifically applied in the classroom
- Music background & training
- Kinesthetic methods of teaching
- "Love and Logic" applied in the classroom setting
In order to be offered a full-time teaching position at SCVi, teachers will need to go through one of our hiring bonanzas held in the months of January through June.
This is a full-day, interactive job interview that involves multiple SCVi stakeholders. After an initial paper screening process, we will invite approximately nine candidates to come to Bonanza Day in the spring on approximately four different occasions. These candidates will be teachers from a range of different content areas and possibly for other nearby partner schools.
The day will begin with mingling with staff. Next, the candidates gather in a room for an orientation to the SCVi philosophy and culture. All candidates will teach a 45-minute to one-hour class in an SCVi classroom appropriate to their content area. This can be what the students are already studying or something they are passionate about. After the lesson, students and current staff fill out feedback forms on the candidate.
In addition to teaching, the candidates spend time observing in the classrooms on a school tour. During the rotations, the candidates interview with groups of parents and students informally in the Village.
Toward the end of the day, candidates will gather in a classroom to design projects with groups from the hiring bonanza and current staff. Since we value collaboration and adult learning, we want to see how well candidates can work with other adults. To culminate the day-long interview process, teams will present their projects to the SCVi family.
Decisions are generally made by July 1.
SCVi shall be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations and shall not discriminate against any pupil or employee on the basis of their characteristics, whether actual, or perceived, as listed in Education Code section 220, including, but not necessarily limited to the following: disability, gender, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, association with a person or group with one or more of the above actual or perceived characteristics.
[Ref. California Education Code §47605 (d)(1)]