Welcome To Rooted School Las Vegas - Applying For The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Position

Career and Technical Education Instructor (CTE Instructor)                

School Overview:

Rooted School Las Vegas exists to accelerate upward mobility for underserved youth in Las Vegas, NV. As the fourth in a national network of high-achieving schools, RSLV will bring an innovative education model to Clark County with the support of a national backbone organization, Rooted School Foundation.

Rooted’s goal is that all RSLV students graduate from high school with a job offer in one hand and a college acceptance letter in the other. Rooted’s student-centered model provides scholars with self-directed learning pathways, project-based learning, and industry-based internships and credentials to help them achieve academic success and prepare for a high-paying career.

Opening its doors in 2022, RSLV will serve 360 students annually when all grades are filled. 66% of students are projected to be from low-Income families, 43% are projected to be Latinx students, and the school anticipates serving students receiving ELL services (14%).

Overview of the Role:

As our CTE Instructor, you will be responsible for designing and integrating our tech pathways curricula, managing student internship placements by cultivating partnerships with employers, and overseeing the dual-enrollment program while collaborating with our post-secondary partners, and assuring the alignment of our career and technical education (CTE) pathways with necessary, relevant, and current industry credentials upon graduation.

You will work alongside our School Leader to fulfill our mission of putting students on the pathway to financial freedom by ensuring they graduate with a job offer in one hand and a college acceptance letter in the other.                                       

Above all, you will help us determine how we’ll fulfill the Rooted Promise.

This will not be easy. Many will say we can’t do it. We hope you’ll join us anyway

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

Start Date: July 1st, 2023

The Foundation of How We Work Together:

We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted's mission.

  • We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong).
  • We want teammates who can thrive in a startup environment (comfort with frequent, focused change and ambiguity + strong initiative).
  • We want teammates who have at least three years' experience in high school serving a low-income or high needs population with a track record of outstanding results (experience as a guidance counselor role preferred).
  • We want teammates who have exceptional skills in organization, functioning well under tight accountability and deadlines.
  • We want teammates who are deeply invested in supporting students in maintaining the highest academic standards as reflected in course passing rates as well as overall GPA.
  • We want teammates who are skilled in analyzing student academic data, coupled with a deep commitment to data-driven decision making.
  • We want teammates who show extraordinary initiative in the development of systems to track the impact of all guidance-related services as well as other key guidance-related data.
  • We want teammates who possess experience in designing proactive measures to promote student growth and success.
  • We want teammates who remain committed to researching and remaining abreast of the best instructional and guidance practices that may advance our mission.
  • We want teammates who are obsessive about their personal growth, willing to put the team’s mission above their personal one, and have a reputation of being someone who’s aligned to our values.

Areas of Responsibility Include (but are not limited to):                                                                                                           

  • Designing and overseeing career and technical education for our various technology pathways offered at Rooted School Las Vegas.
  • Managing dual-enrollment site offerings at CSN, UNLV, PIT, etc.
  • Forming partnerships with local technology companies and community partners to create, manage, and oversee student internships placements.
  • Monitor student progress on attaining industry-based credentials in their respective pathways.
  • Proactively responding to student academic challenges by designing innovative solutions to address student needs.
  • Developing strong relationships with students, families, community members, and teammates.
  • Maintaining, monitoring, and reporting on student academic achievement data.
  • Consulting with students and families in developing and completing Individualized Graduation Plans that reflect student postsecondary and workforce readiness goals, in accordance with skills, talents, and strengths.
  • Collaborating with, coaching, and supporting Rooted teammates to effectively respond to student academic needs and challenges.
  • Assisting school leadership and teachers in planning and executing school-related programs and events.
  • Analyzing student performance in the classroom to provide guidance and identifying potential problems.
  • Communicating with teachers, parents, and administrators on an ongoing basis about behavioral and academic problems and successes.
  • Achieving the SMART goals aligned to our approach of running a Deliberately, Developmental, Organization.                        

Knowledge Base

  • Strong knowledge of Nevada graduation requirements
  • Strong knowledge of required coursework for tech pathways such as computer programming, video game design, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of career and technical education.
  • Strong knowledge around standardized test planning, preparation, and test administration.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Ability to balance administrative and support services efficiently.

To Apply:                                                                                          
If you're as excited about this role as we are, please apply to this position, or please email a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to info@rootedschoolcc.org

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