Science Teacher - San Diego - Signing Bonus Eligible

San Diego, CA
Teaching: 24-25 School Year – Middle School /
Full-Time 2024-2025 School Year /
On-site
Who We Are

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 23 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, within 20 Local Education Agencies (LEA), educating more than 10,000 students and supporting 6,800 alumni to and through college and beyond.

What We Believe

KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.

What We Do

At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it's not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

You Should Apply If

You love building lasting relationships with students, creating inspiring and engaging lessons, and growing as an educator and a teammate. Oh, and you love science of course! We love talking to teachers who bring this subject area to life. We have opportunities available in 5th-8th grade as well as a K-4 science role that requires a single subject credential.

We are also offering up to $10K in signing bonus for experienced and credentialed teachers. These bonus are paid out in two installments throughout the year. Additional details available once your application is received.

What You'll Do

    • Teach the knowledge and skills, nurture the confidence and character, and inspire the passion needed for our students to achieve their goals, live their best lives, and positively impact the world
    • Value and draw upon students’ experiences and backgrounds
    • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies based on the diverse needs of all the students that engage all students
    • Develop and administer a variety of assessments to measure students’ growth towards goals and to monitor students mastery of the content standards
    • Analyze informal and formal student assessment results and use this information to drive and inform instruction
    • Communicate and collaborate professionally with teammates, parents, and community members
    • Implement classroom management techniques to create a nurturing and structured classroom environment and structure
    • Maintain high expectations for students academic achievement and conduct

You'll Be Qualified If You Have

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
    • Passing score on the California Basic Skills Test (CBEST) or basic skills equivalency
    • Valid preliminary or CLEAR teaching credential appropriate to role (Strong preference but not required)

Joining KIPP SoCal Means the Following

    • Working at an organization committed to the hard work necessary to ensure education is for liberation 
    • Spending time with students and families in the best communities of LA, Compton, and San Diego
    • Support and care from fellow teachers, administrators, and regional team members
    • Ongoing professional development and coaching from a school site manager 
    • Creation of an individualized credentialing plan with top-notch support from our dedicated Talent Team

Working with Us Means the Following Perks

    • Very competitive and transparent compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the cost
    • Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
    • Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
    • Generous paid time off program includes holidays and sick leave
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, college tuition benefits program through Guardian Dental plan, etc.)


KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippsocal.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.