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High School CTE Pathway Coordinator

Lighthouse 9-12 Band (High School) | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

 Lighthouse CTE Pathway Coordinator (Measure N/SWP)


At Lighthouse Community Public Schools (LCPS), we believe an exceptional education brings out each child’s unique light and potential. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,000 students in East Oakland.  With a vision of transforming our community through creating a family of exceptional schools serving youth and families in Oakland, our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.  Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice and rooted in the EL Education model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. LCPS will continue to increase its impact as we grow to a third site in 2019, ultimately serving 2500 low-income students and their families. Lighthouse exists to counter persistent educational inequity that threatens our collective future. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and each graduate fulfills the promise of a better, brighter Oakland and our results can testify.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted to four-year colleges.  Lighthouse was named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013  and Lighthouse Community Charter High School was named the #1 high school for closing the achievement for low-income, Latino students in 2016.  Learn more at


Lighthouse Community Public Schools is seeking an emerging leader to oversee the growth and development of our Lighthouse Product Innovation Design Pathway. This will include serving as the primary point of contact and oversight of program elements for both Measure N and Strong Workforce Program Grant implementation. This will include supervising and coaching pathway teachers and leading our pathway team’s continued compliance with the Measure N, Linked Learning and Strong Workforce Program requirements. This person will also work closely with our College Counselor to develop our work-based learning offerings in alignment with our pathway and to connect students and families to this work. This person will report to the HS Principal as well as collaborate with the site and other instructional leaders and teams to make collective progress towards our high-quality pathways and linked learning goals.

This is an exciting opportunity for a developing instructional leader or teacher leader who is energized to bring to life an innovative vision for career pathways for high school students and passionate about transformational growth for yourself, the leaders and teachers you will serve, and our students, families, and Oakland community.

Core Responsibilities: 

Instructional Leadership & Support (25-30%)

  • Coach, evaluate and supervise pathway teachers. 

  • Oversee, manage, and champion the Lighthouse Product Innovation & Design Pathway courses.

  • Ensure continued development of interdisciplinary pathway projects integration into core classes and integration of Pathway into 10th passage and 12th Capstone experiences. 

  • Lead professional development that results in articulation of Lighthouse pathway courses to Laney CC course offerings.

  • Lead the development of math support model for grades 7-9 that align to Laney CC Math 220 course sequence in accordance with pathway improvement plans outlined in a strong workforce.

Community Leadership (25-30%)

  • Build and sustain partnerships with Laney college to ensure that pathway courses are articulated and all students earn community college credit through articulation.

  • Oversee the Lighthouse Industry Advisory Board and facilitate Advisory Board meetings (4-8 times a year). 

  • Participate in required external meetings as part of the Bay Area Manufacturing Alliance in support of pathway.

  • Build and sustain partnerships with industry and community organizations that lead to improved opportunities and outcomes for pathway students.

Operational Leadership (15-20%)

  • Support budget process for Measure N and SWP program funds to ensure alignment to program goals.

  • Plan and execute work-based learning experiences including fieldwork and job shadow opportunities for students aligned to pathway goals and outcomes.

  • Serve as the lead member of the Pathway team and manage communication with the Measure N Commission, OUSD including writing our yearly SPSA report, attending Measure N meetings and coordinating site visits from the Measure N team.

  • Ensure goals and outcomes of Strong Workforce Grant are met

High-Quality Pathway Development  (5%)

  • Lead team process for Linked Learning Gold Certification.

  • Oversee and collaborate on the Lighthouse Work-based Learning continuum in partnership with the College Counselor and Principal. 

  • Champion the Pathway courses with students and families. 

  • Support integrated project development across high school.

  • Participate in a linked learning community of practice and conferences.



  • Believes that every student can meet high expectations and our mission of college and career of choice.

  • Demonstrates commitment to coaching and supporting teachers to achieve equitable outcomes.

  • Supports teachers to provide access and results for all students, in particular, SPED and English Language Learners.

  • Holds a growth-mindset for self, colleagues, and students.


  • Builds meaningful relationships and communicates effectively with students, families, colleagues, and community.

  • Builds a school culture where all students and staff are known well and are supported in their learning.


  • Supports teachers to design and facilitate culturally responsive and rigorous learning experiences in which students wrestle with complex, cognitively engaging problems.

  • Holds a  sense of urgency by assessing and analyzing teacher practice and student achievement data and making strategic decisions about coaching moves which advance goals.

  • Extensive knowledge of EL instruction, standards-based grading, constructivist pedagogy. 


  • Provides strong leadership and actively collaborates with all colleagues and staff.

  • Complies with all school and band obligations, policies, and expectations, including abiding by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.

  • Exhibits the highest level of professionalism and urgency driven by an understanding of our student and community needs.


  • B.A. or B.S. required Master’s Degree preferred

  • California secondary teaching credential and/or administrative credential preferred

  • 5+ years of teaching experience in an urban education setting serving low-income students of color preferred

  • 2+ years of coaching and/or school leadership experience preferred

  • Experience teaching and support teachers within a CTE pathway preferred

  • Experience with Google apps

  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Reports to: HS Principal

Time Commitment

This is a 1.0 FTE 12-month, ­salaried exempt position. The schedule for this position is in accordance with the school calendar, including approximately five weeks off during school vacations and two additional weeks off during the summer months determined in conjunction with the manager.


Lighthouse offers competitive wages; benefits include a comprehensive employer-contributed retirement plan, medical and dental coverage, medical and dependent care FSA, and professional development opportunities. LCPS also offers generous PTO/vacation, including approximately 6 weeks of vacation scheduled with supervisor approval and 8 sick/personal day


People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter--Describing why you are an optimal fit for this position and your philosophy of teaching that describes how your instruction and leadership would support teachers and students achieving the Lighthouse mission

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.  

Lighthouse Community Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.