Full-Time K-8 Physical Education Teacher 2019-2020
Location(s) Oakland, CA
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 27-Nov-2018
Job Description

2019-2020 Full-Time K-8 Physical Education Teacher


Yu Ming Charter School seeks dynamic, innovative, and experienced educators to join our team, committed to nurturing lifelong learners who are bilingual, bicultural and able to create change in their own lives and in our community.  We seek team members that are excited by the possibility of transforming the traditional model of education to be learner-centered through personalized and project based learning that cultivates both the cognitive and social emotional skills our students need to thrive in school and beyond.  Yu Ming teachers are leaders that thrive on exploration, collaboration, and seek to continuously learn and grow as an individual and team member.


About Yu Ming Charter School

As a leader in the Mandarin Immersion education, Yu Ming nurtures our inclusive and diverse community to become empowered, engaged and outstanding global citizens. We are a tuition-free charter public school located in Oakland, California serving students in Kindergarten to 8th grade from many  racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Through learning experiences that are purposeful, rigorous, and personalized we unlock each student’s unique potential and nurture the necessary skills, mindsets, and values to make a positive impact in the world. Our model is anchored on four pillars: Academic Excellence, Mandarin Immersion Leadership, Whole Child Education, and fostering a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Community. Yu Ming is the first Mandarin immersion public charter school in the state, and the only stand-alone Mandarin immersion public charter school in Alameda County.  To learn more about our innovative school visit our website www.yumingschool.org.



  • Develop and implement lesson plans and activities aligned with California Physical Education Content Standards

  • Personalize learning by teaching effectively to the diversity of students in the classroom and ensuring student mastery of physical education skills

  • Manage physical education and recess equipment and the rooms that hold all the equipment

  • Teach and travel between two campuses that are about 1.5 miles apart

  • Assess and analyze student achievement using a variety of means to collect and report on data, make strategic planning decisions, and tailor instruction to meet individual student needs

  • Plan and pursue a program of personal professional growth and participate in both internal and external professional development activities

  • Build meaningful relationships and communicate effectively with students, families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders

  • Maintain a high-level of professionalism including meeting deadlines and commitments to self and the community





  • B.A. or B.S.

  • Appropriate California Credential (or transferable out of state equivalency)

  • Native ability in Chinese (including simplified and pinyin systems) and proficiency in English



  • M.A. or M.S. in Education or Subject Area

  • Minimum of 1 year of teaching preferably physical education

  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, colleagues and families

  • Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to work in a dynamic, creative and start-up learning environment

  • Driven adult learner dedicated to his or her own professional growth, including learning new and innovative teaching practices

  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude



185-day school year, 10 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.



Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for employee and dependents.



Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals

  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months

  • Copies of valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate

  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST and/or CSET

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.  


Yu Ming Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.


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