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K-12 Librarian (Part-Time)

Lighthouse K-12 (Whole School) | Oakland, CA | Part Time

Job Description


Part-Time K-12 Librarian (19-20)

THE ORGANIZATION

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

Social justice movements come in all shapes and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in 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. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,300 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges. We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement gaps for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding quality education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Lighthouse Community Charter School is looking for a School Librarian to join our K-12 school team who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice. Lighthouse believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students’ lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!

Are you ready to join an educational movement that is bigger than one classroom?


Core Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to listen and communicate effectively with students K-12, parents, teachers, staff.  and administrators.

  • Effective organization and management skills, including classroom management as well as  supervision of personnel and resources.

  • Current knowledge of children’s and young adult literature,  library skills, online resources, literacy promotion, and technology.

  • Appreciation of cultural diversity; sensitivity to the feeling of all persons regardless of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or national origin.  

  • Love and enthusiasm for learning;  actively works to instill a love of reading and learning in all students.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaches library and information skills to classes K-12, including use of online catalog and databases.

  • Develops the library collection, with input from staff and students, through selection and acquisition to reflect cultural diversity.

  • Generates funding for books through grant writing, solicitation of donations, and and other means.

  • Supervises the maintenance, organization, and and inventorying of  library’s collection, including shelving, organization, and regularly updating and disseminating overdue book notices and collecting fines for lost or damaged materials.

  • Keeps collection up-to-date and in good order by systematic weeding and repair of damaged materials.

  • Assists teachers in selecting appropriate material for units of study.  Cooperates with and supports faculty members.

  • Catalogs or supervises the cataloging of materials.

  • Promotes a love of reading through book talks, book clubs and book fairs.  

  • Supervises library personnel, volunteers, and student helpers.  

  • Administer Lighthouse’s student policies and procedures (i.e. attendance, dress code, etc.).

  • Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.  

 

We would love to hear from you if your educational toolbox includes the following:

  • Experience as a classroom teacher preferred; experience as a school librarian preferred.

  • CA Multiple Subject Credential or Single Subject Credential in a relevant field &/or valid CA Teacher Librarian Services Credential preferred; highly qualified candidate has Masters Degree in Library and Information Science.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to maintain cooperative and working relationships with others

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to manage multiple developmental levels of age groups.

  • Interest in working in a professional, collaborative, and responsive school environment dedicated to high academic outcomes for every child.


Supervision:

This position will report to: K-8 Principal 


TIME COMMITMENT

This position is and 11-month part-time non-exempt (.2-.4 FTE depending on availability and experience, exact schedule to be determined in conjunction with supervisor).  Building hours to maintain are 8 am - 4 pm.

Schedule follows the Lighthouse school calendar.  200-day work year for 11-month employees with 23 student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and families. All new instructional staff will report on July 29th, 2019.


Common Building Hours:  8:00 - 4:00 pm and 8:00-5:00 one day a week for Professional Development.


OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees.  We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a competitive salary and generous health and retirement benefits. 


TO APPLY

People of color and/or bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this exciting position and why you are an optimal fit, including how your teaching philosophy, approach to student learning, and educational expertise would contribute to Lighthouse Community Public Schools.

  • 3 references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Tittle/nature 

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.