Careers At YES Prep Public Schools
Share with friends or Subscribe!

We appreciate your interest in YES Prep Public Schools. 

To be considered for a position, please submit an online application. All current job openings are posted below and updated regularly. YES Prep is highly selective, and prior to applying, we strongly encourage you to review our application tips for submitting the best application possible.  Please note that YES Prep Public Schools is not currently hiring candidates requiring visa sponsorship. 

If you are applying for a teaching position at YES Prep and do not already hold a valid Texas teaching certification, you will be required to obtain one. To learn more about the process of certification, please click here to learn more. 

Current Employees: You must submit your application through our Internal Careers page. This information can be found on the Talent Acquisition SharePoint site or email talent@yesprep.org for more information. 


Content Specialist -High School Math- YES Prep System Office (IMMEDIATE OPENING)

Department: Academics
Location: Houston, TX

POSITION: Content Specialist -HS Math- YES Prep System Office (IMMEDIATE OPENING)

REPORTS TO: Content Director

START DATE: June 2018

LOCATION: Houston, Texas

THE CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY

Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities’ graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 84% of their students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Ninety-seven (97%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at four times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do they do this? Each of YES Prep’s 18 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory as a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders and access to excellent educational opportunities.

As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 7,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow from 12,600 to 17,000, between now and 2023.

YES Prep needs a dynamic and diverse Content Specialist to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. To put it simply, you will ensure our students experience a rigorous academic program that increases achievement and better prepares them for college success by creating high-quality, aligned curriculum, assessments, and professional development in your content area.

THE PERSON

We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas to meet the needs of our growing body of students. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility.

When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work will include:

Exemplary Teaching

  • Model effective teaching practices through daily instruction on a campus (2 periods)
  • Directly and positively impact student achievement in your content area
  • Develop, refine, and share best practices and curricular resources through regular application and reflection

Curriculum and Resource Development

  • Remain up to date on standards, pedagogy, and assessment methodology for your content
  • Ensure creation and implementation of aligned, effective unit plans and key resources for designated courses, setting a standard for rigorous and meaningful daily instruction designed to reach all learners, leading to strong system-wide academic results
  • Work with Content Director to build strong vertical alignment across the content team that leads to college-readiness in your content area

Assessment Writing and Data Analysis

  • Ensure creation of aligned, effective, and valid unit and semester assessments for all courses to monitor progress towards ambitious student achievement goals
  • Internalize and utilize up-to-date student achievement data to drive planning and support; communicate key takeaways and recommendations to teachers and leaders

Support and Develop Fellow Educators and Leaders

  • Plan, coach teacher facilitators, and facilitate effective Content Days leading to teacher development and collaboration
  • Collaborate meaningfully with others, such as Special Education team members, Literacy Specialists, and instructional leaders to ensure instruction and teacher support is aligned
  • Regularly design and facilitate professional development sessions for teachers and/or instructional leaders

THE MUST HAVES

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • A minimum of 3 years of exemplary teaching experience
  • Texas Teaching Certificate in your content area
  • Knowledge of current curricular and assessment strategies specific your content area
  • Skills and experience in leading adults and facilitation professional development 
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty, including evenings and weekends

THE TEAM

As a Content Specialist, you will join a warm and welcoming Academics team at the Home Office.

YES Prep teams understand they are setting the example for how their students experience their YES Prep education and want to make sure it feels like a second home to them. Teams are obsessed with improving themselves because they know that living the core values translates directly into stronger results and college access for all students.

THE TANGIBLE GOOD

YES Prep offers a competitive salary as well as a full benefit plan. We value longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program and opportunities provided for performance increases. YES Prep invests in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development. The strong culture of our campuses are just one of many reasons we were among Houston’s Best Place to work. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well. Travel + Leisure recently named Houston the best city for foodies and, with an affordable cost of living Houstonians enjoy life and all the city has to offer.

For more detail about this opportunity, see our FAQ’s here.

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY

YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. 97% of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

THE NEXT STEPS

If this sounds like your just right job, please apply now. If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent team to be connected to a recruiter at talent@yesprep.org.

Applicant Tracking System Powered by ClearCompany HRM Applicant Tracking System