Part-Time Instructional Assistant (Immediate Start)
Location(s) Oakland, CA
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 17-Jan-2019
Job Description

Part-Time Instructional Assistant (Immediate Start)


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 teachers 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 individuals and team members.


About Yu Ming Charter School

As a leader in 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


Position Summary

Under the direction of school staff, work alongside homeroom teachers to provide differentiated learning and extra support.  Instructs individuals, small groups or classes of students designated by teachers from different classrooms; within teacher guidelines.  May be expected to prepare lesson plans, materials for lessons, and assess students’ progress. Meets with staff and/or parents. Assists with program planning, evaluation, and revision.



  • Instruct individuals, small groups or classes of students within certificated teacher guidelines

  • May prepare lesson plans, materials for lessons, and assess student progress

  • Document student progress/activities/outcomes and provide regular feedback to student(s), classroom teachers, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

  • May work with students to reinforce learning of material or skills as described in an Individualized Education Plan.

  • Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of the individual student's needs, interests, and abilities.

  • Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about the student as is expected of fully licensed teachers.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with school personnel, parents, and other service providers for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.

  • Other duties as needed




  • Native or near native fluency in Mandarin Chinese



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Experiences as a classroom aide and/or coursework in Education/Special Education preferred

  • Ability to organize data, schedules, and information collected and/or submitted by teachers

  • An aptitude to work with children and teachers; warmth, empathy and the desire to become involved in the instructional process

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

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

  • Ability to follow instruction and accept constructive suggestions and professional standards

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



Part-time hourly compensation commensurate with experience.



Interested candidates should apply at


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


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