Part Time Faculty (Special education and all content areas)

Instructional Richmond, California





Job Description


Division:Middle or Upper School

Reports to: Vice Principal

Status: Part-time


Position Summary

The role of the Part-time Teacher is to develop and implement effective instruction in the courses they teach that engage students while also creating a safe, supportive, and rigorous learning environment within the classroom.  Making Waves Academy (MWA) teachers are also expected to collaborate with colleagues, and, lesson and unit plan to help students meet and exceed proficiency in content standards. Teachers are expected to actively engage and participate in culture building, including but not limited to the classroom, lunch and recess/break supervision, and hallway norm expectations. Teachers are also expected to invest and engage in the work of developing a results-oriented, data-informed, collegial, and productive, team-oriented approach to the work.


Making Waves Academy offers the following part-time teaching position options:

        Up to 10-hours per week

        Up to 30-hours per week

        M/W/F or T/Th/Fri only (will vary depending on course sections)

        Please reference the teacher criteria chart on page two for position details


Primary Responsibilities



        Create and revise culturally relevant, effective, best practice and MWA compliant unit and lesson plans aligned with Common Core and California State curricular standards; these lesson plans and unit plans are differentiated and designed to engage and challenge MS students.

        Execute a formalized student management plan that is aligned with the MWA student management system.

        Integrate literacy and writing during instruction.

        Differentiate instruction according to varied learning styles, including child cognitive and social development.



        Create and consistently use Formative and Summative Assessments that embed and provide students practice for unit tests, finals, and standardized tests such as the SBAC.

        Manage a formalized student and parent engagement plan that details engaging students and parents, as well as provides metrics to measure growth and development, socially and academically, on a quarterly basis.

        Design a wide range of performance assessments aligned with lesson plans, instruction, unit objectives, MWA pacing guides, and California state standards.

        Administer, analyze and reflect upon quantitative and qualitative student data (schoolwide benchmark data and classroom data) to inform instructional practice.


Additional Responsibilities and Expectations


Mission Alignment

        Communicate with, teach and build relationships with staff, faculty, students, and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community.

        Commitment to become an active participant in the school community – attend weekly division-specific professional development sessions, school performances, school assemblies, extracurricular activities, field trips, and conduct home visits, if needed.



        Perform additional duties as assigned.


Work Environment

This job operates in a classroom environment. This role routinely uses standard classroom equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, whiteboards, and Chromebooks.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time and lift items more than 10 lbs.



Some travel is required for MWA related events, such as workshops or conferences.


Teacher Criteria


“1/3” PT Role

“2/3” PT Role

FT Role


10 hours/week

30 hours per/week

40 hours/week

# of core courses/day




# core courses taught




# of Advisories/HRs/day




# of intervention courses taught




Supervision duty (arrival/lunch or dismissal)




Professional Development participation




Health Benefits




Temporary COLA Stipend




*the number of courses per day may vary based on the block schedule.










        Teaching experience is desirable, but related work experience may be considered

        Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communities

        Dedication, commitment, and resilience to succeed in an urban public school

        Familiarity with reading and analyzing data

        Previous mentorship experience desirable

        Understanding and ability to implement restorative justice practices



        Highly effective communication skills

        Skills in designing and revising authentic, culturally relevant, standards-based lesson plans for middle school students

        Ability to adapt and align with school-related initiatives

        Highly organized, goal-oriented, and focused on outcomes

        Ability to design a wide range of performance assessments aligned with lesson plans, instruction, unit objectives, MWA pacing guides, NGSS, and California state standards

        Ability to communicate with, teach and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community

        Demonstrate an understanding of technology and literacy learning platforms (PowerSchool, Canvas, Google Drive and Calendar, Khan Academy, Newsla, Zinc/Springboard, etc.)

        Professional orientation – appearance, communication, organization, and attitude



        Bachelor’s Degree required

        California Single Subject or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or enrollment in a credential program required

        Passing scores on CBEST and CSET required

CTC Fingerprint/Certificate of Clearance (COC) required.
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Document requirements to submit with MWA application

        Copy of transcript(s)

        Copy of credential

        Copy of test scores that verify basic skills requirements - visit the CTC website for more information

        Cover letter




        Advanced Degree desirable

        Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required


Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy extends to all job applicants and employees and to all aspects of the employment relationship, including the hiring of new employees and the training, transfer, promotion, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits of existing employees. For a full copy of our non-discrimination policy, visit: