Pacific Heritage Academy

Employment
Pacific Heritage Academy Assistant Director

Pacific Heritage Academy, a free public charter school located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is eagerly
seeking an Assistant Director for the 2021-22 school year. This innovative and exciting K-8
school, which first opened in 2012, has a proud tradition of embracing the diversity that exists in
the Salt Lake area. With a particular emphasis on using Pacific Islander and world cultures as a
continual topic of interest and intellectual pursuit within our curriculum, this innovative school
has a vision for what education can look like when we’re committed to our students, their
families and to our neighborhoods. PHA believes that all students can achieve at high levels
given engaging curriculum, active instruction, and leadership opportunities.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Assistant Director at PHA is responsible for, under the direction
of the Director, leading and developing a dynamic faculty who will set high expectations for our
students and will support our students as they work toward and meet these expectations. The
Assistant Director, under the direction of the Director, will support an innovative vision for
student and faculty achievement and will strategically implement the school’s mission through
effective leadership of and engagement with all stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students,
parents, and our community. The Assistant Director must see individual student success (both
academic and social) as paramount and it should guide work with teachers, students and parents.
The Assistant Director reports to the Director of PHA and receives support from the Director and
Office Manager.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Social Curriculum/School Culture
● Monitor and support the use of Positive Behavioral Support and Restorative Practices school
wide.
● Set and execute vision for schoolwide behavior and support all staff members toward that
vision.
● Foster student leadership, service and stewardship.
● Make recommendations to suspend or expel students. Parent/Community Involvement
● Communicate regularly with parents through monthly bulletins and other communication.
● Be present during arrival and dismissal times to greet and speak with students and families.
● Review Family Handbook annually and make revisions as needed. Provide to parents annually.
● Ensure teachers hold student-led conferences two times per year. Support teachers in getting
100% attendance. Arrange and attend conferences when needed or requested.
● Ensure progress reports are provided to parents according to schedule.
● Engage and supervise parent volunteers. ● Support and encourage parent attendance at school events. Develop and support plans to
increase participation among parents/community members
● Attend PHA Parent meetings when possible or if invited.
● Work with Director to schedule and hold open houses for community members and
prospective families. Plan and hold orientation for new families.
● Hear and respond to parent concerns related to their children, instruction and other school
matters
Assessment and Accountability
● Ensure that teachers assess student learning and use data and information to inform instruction.
Support teachers in using learning targets as an effective assessment for learning strategy.
● Ensure that teachers provide assessment information and data to parents during parent teacher
conferences.
● Ensure each student has a high-quality portfolio and that teachers cultivate these portfolios
year round.
● Provide support for individual teachers as needed in collecting data. Ensure that assessments
are organized and stored at the school for compliance reviews and audits.
● Coordinate standardized testing (RISE, Acadience, WIDA Access) for the school. Attend state
training or seek out training from informed state officials. Inform parents and teachers of testing.
Create schedule and oversee test administration. Ensure test security.
Personnel/Human Resources
● Assemble interview teams for available positions.
● Communicate and coordinate with prospective teachers. Schedule interviews. Meet with
candidates to answer questions and help them understand our school and the expectations of the
positions. Check references for prospective employees.
● Submit contract recommendations to the Director for new and returning staff.
● Review and update the staff handbook.
● Communicate regularly and clearly with staff through weekly staff notes and other forms of
communication. Student Information/Records/Database
● Oversee the office and operations staff and the organization of student files and databases.
● Ensure office staff follows procedures and responds to requests of the Director.
● Prepare for annual student file audits based on guidelines provided by the Director.
● Ensure that all families return all enrollment documents and keep up to date information on file
including residency documentation.
SUPPORTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
Curriculum/Programs
● Ensure PHA teachers understand and fully implement the curriculum as detailed in the
curriculum frameworks.
● Develop and oversee plans for curriculum review and development.
● Review expedition plans developed by teachers and provide detailed feedback. ● Ensure the resources, materials and supplies are purchased and in place to fully implement the
curriculum. Involve teachers in requesting supplies and researching materials.
● Ensure curriculum resources reflect the diversity of our student population.
● Oversee after school programming. Ensure programs are adequately staffed and well defined.
Ensure safety and consistent use of PBS, RJ and our schools discipline policies.
Instruction
● Ensure that instruction is effective and meets the needs of diverse learners.
● Observe and provide feedback to teachers on instruction at least biweekly, with more frequent
observations as needed. Set up instructional improvement plans as necessary.
● Propose schoolwide instructional goals to director based on data and feedback. Additionally,
support teachers in setting personal and grade level goals. Monitor and support progress towards
goals.
● Ensure equity in instructional delivery. Promote schoolwide belief that all students can learn
and achieve at high levels.
● Develop instructional schedules for classes and special subjects. Ensure common planning
time for teachers. Ensure schedules support instructional and curricular goals. Revise as needed.
Maintain updated schedules in a folder on Google Drive.
● Work with Director to develop a plan and implement strategies for raising achievement in
subgroups who are not achieving at proficient levels. Work with teachers to develop plans for
individual students achieving below grade level.
● Coordinate Leadership Team meetings. Select teachers to participate as needed and coordinate
schedules and agendas.
● Support PHA in moving forward with technology use. Support teachers with technology
integration by providing resources, professional development opportunities, and suggestions.
Professional Development
● Work with the Director and the Leadership Team to create a yearlong schedule for Friday and
full day PD. Ensure professional development aligns with PHA SIP (School Improvement Plan)
goals.
● Coordinate Friday PD. Utilize teacher leaders and outside experts. Include staff rituals and
community building as part of PD.
● Plan summer PD with input from Leadership team, and the Director.
● Maintain a record of professional development (summer, Friday, outside) in a folder on Drive.
● Arrange logistics (ie, substitute plans, logic behind decisions, timing) for any outside
professional development for teachers.
QUALIFICATIONS
● Dedication to our mission: A steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels,
regardless of demography.
● Determination: A willingness to make things happen and a sense of urgency around
educational equity for all students.
● Strong communication: The ability to communicate in a direct and sensitive fashion with
community members, students, parents, and colleagues.
● Team player: A desire to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with
colleagues. ● Growth mindset: An ability to receive frequent feedback with humility and a strong desire to
grow and develop as a leader.
● Reflective attitude: An ability to constantly reflect on student data as well as personal areas of
strength and growth.
● Flexibility: Willingness to work in an ever changing field and face challenges with a positive
attitude
● Professional integrity: A personal alignment with the values and ethical standards of PHA
● Bachelor’s degree (required), Master’s Degree (preferred)
● At least four years prior teaching experience in a public education setting or charter school
● Two years in a leadership position preferred
● Strong technical skills (required)
HIRING PROCESS AND TIMELINE
June 2021-July 10 // Resumes and cover letters accepted. 30 minute phone interviews scheduled
and conducted. Site visits and in person interviews will be scheduled.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to: admin@phlearning.or or
sheena.alaiasa@phlearning.org

 

Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

Organization:
Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Pacific Heritage Academy is a tuition-free, public
school serving approximately 350 students in grades K-8. At Pacific Heritage
Academy, we use the power of education, the endurance of language and culture,
and the virtue of relationships and community to help young people on voyages of
discovery.
Through thoughtful inquiry, challenging curricula, rigorous requirements, and
compassionate service students learn who they are and what they can become. We
create learning experiences and students find their Roots…and their Wings.
We invite potential candidates for this position to learn more about Pacific Heritage
Academy by exploring our website, www.phlearning.org
Job Purpose: To plan, organize and present instruction and instructional
environments that help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute
to their educational and social development.
Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:
The Teacher/Crew Leader will fulfill the following responsibilities:
Instruction:
 Prepare for and teach all scheduled classes as determined by the daily school
schedule and the Director and/or Head of School.
 Implement LEA chosen curriculum for ELA
 Submit weekly / daily lesson plans including learning targets, if asked by the
Director.
Curriculum:
 Ensure that standards, curriculum, instructional practices, assessment, and
curriculum are aligned to support the school mission and goals.
 Utilize the adopted curricula for reading, writing, math as the primary
structure for teaching those subjects.Assessment:
 Regularly track, document and communicate student
performance/achievement.
 Administer diagnostic assessments to identify specific areas of students’
need (i.e. literacy remediation, recovery and intervention.) Designate
targeted goals and objectives for student improvement in specified areas of
need.
 Complete quarterly report cards as determined by the annual school
calendar and in accordance with the template used by the school.
Communication:
 Be proactive in communicating with parents individually via meeting, phone,
or email.
 Develop and update a class website on Parent Square and/or other modes of
communication, as agreed upon by the Director.
 Support the messaging, vision, and marketing of PHA within the community,
country, and world.
Professionalism:
 Reflect upon your performance as a teacher using the teacher evaluation
rubric (Utah State Standards).
 Be punctual and diligent about fulfilling yard duty and other time-sensitive
obligations.
 Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities
that promote self-efficacy and the development of one’s skill set.
 Exhibit positivity about the School, Faculty, Staff, Parents and Students.
 Devote a reasonable amount of time to understanding internal processes and
procedures. Abide by PHA’s internal procedures including but not limited to
finance, transportation, HR, admissions, marketing, fundraising, etc.
 Attend Faculty/Staff Meetings, participate in school-wide events including
but not limited to: Heritage Days, Back to School Nights, Parent Action
Counsel, Student led conferences, Celebration of Learning, Graduation,
Internal and External Professional Development, etc.
 Devote a reasonable amount of time to completing additional duties as
assigned by the Director or designee, including but not limited to leading at
least one After School Club and an additional duty (i.e. committee
membership, program leadership, etc.)
 Agree to and abide by the expectations outlined in the Pacific Heritage
Academy Employee Handbook.
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
o Certified Utah Educators License/ARL or related
o Teaching experience and/or related professional experience.
o Must be able to present Common Core-based curriculum.o Strong interpersonal skills.
o Ability to work well with a team and independently.
o Evidence of professional development in educational topics.
Physical Requirements:
 Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as
computers, copiers and equipment for children, etc. Must be able to exert a
negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or
otherwise move objects. Due to amount of time spent standing and/or
walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for Light Work.
To apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to: admin@phlearning.or

Special Education Teacher

Organization:
Pacific Heritage Academy is a K-8 free public charter school in the Salt Lake area. Pacific
Heritage Academy is currently looking to hire a full time Special Education teacher for
grades K-8.
We invite potential candidates for this position to learn more about Pacific Heritage
Academy by exploring our website, www.phlearning.org
Responsibilities include:
 Supporting the vision of Pacific Heritage Academy
 Conducting and implementing student IEP’s
 Maintaining compliance with Special Education regulations
 Managing and coordinating a team of Special Education support staff
 Providing and overseeing instruction that supports the state core standards, in a
manner supportive of evidence-based curriculum that is used
 Working cooperatively with the school team in all areas of instruction, assessment,
documentation, parent involvement, and classroom management
 Participating in regular and ongoing professional development efforts to strive for
excellence in education
Communication:
 Be proactive in communicating with parents individually via meeting, phone, or
email.
 Support the messaging, vision, and marketing of PHA within the community,
country, and world.
Professionalism:
 Reflect upon your performance as a teacher using the teacher evaluation rubric
(Utah State Standards).
 Be punctual and diligent about fulfilling yard duty and other time-sensitive
obligations. Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities that
promote self-efficacy and the development of one’s skill set.
 Exhibit positivity about the School, Faculty, Staff, Parents and Students.
 Devote a reasonable amount of time to understanding internal processes and
procedures. Abide by PHA’s internal procedures including but not limited to finance,
transportation, HR, admissions, marketing, fundraising, etc.
 Attend Faculty/Staff Meetings, participate in school-wide events including but not
limited to: Heritage Days, Back to School Nights, Parent Action Counsel, Student led
conferences, Celebration of Learning, Graduation, Internal and External Professional
Development, etc.
 Devote a reasonable amount of time to completing additional duties as assigned by
the Director or designee, including but not limited to leading at least one After
School Club and an additional duty (i.e. committee membership, program
leadership, etc.)
 Agree to and abide by the expectations outlined in the Pacific Heritage Academy
Employee Handbook.
Minimum Qualifications:
 Special Education teaching endorsement.
 A valid Utah Educator’s license preferred.
 Experience in the related field.
 Ability to work collaboratively with staff, parents, and community members.
 Ability to be creative, resourceful, and reflective.
 Commitment to educational excellence.
If interested, please contact:
Leah Elam
Special Education Director
801-363-1892
Leah.elam@phlearning.org

Kitchen Aide

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs routine manual work in connection with the kitchen operations of the National School Lunch program. Does related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only) Preparation of food Loads, operates and unloads dishes and hand washes food preparation and serving equipment, utensils, pots, pans, etc.; Delivers and stores clean dishes and utensils to proper storage area; Cleans kitchen area, tables, cabinets, equipment, etc.; Disposes of trash and garbage; Brings food deliveries to storage area(s); Assists in loading food trays on carts or trucks for delivery; Maintains and cleans storage area and assists cook in maintaining inventory control sheet; Assists cook(s) in moving/lifting bulk food items, stockpots, trays, etc.; Performs related kitchen duties as required and assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Familiarity with sanitary cleaning practices, supplies and equipment; ability to use cleaning supplies and equipment; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions; ability to read and understand English; ability to get along well with others; willingness to perform manual tasks; tact; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Ability to take the Food Handlers test Preferred 6 month or more kitchen experience

Substitute Teacher

Job Summary: Looking for an energetic and motivated substitute teacher to work with students at all levels from Kindergarten to Middle School.

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follow regular teacher’s lesson plans in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning, and that encourages students to participate
  • Assign classwork and homework as necessary, according to lesson plans
  • Modify teaching styles to fit the learning styles of various students
  • Maintain a well-managed classroom and positive learning environment
  • Supervise students out of class such as in the hallways and in the cafeteria
  • Create lesson plans, grade classwork, h0omework and tests and attend student-led conferences (only for long term subs) Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
  • Bachelor’s degree (or some college)
  •  Strong command of English language
  • Above-average competency in at least two subject areas (such as math and social studies); overall average competency in most or all subjects
  • Ability to remember many names
  • Pass background check
  • Flexible, friendly and good at establishing quick rapport with students
  • Setting the proper tone from the beginning for classroom management

Physical Requirements:  Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers and equipment for children, etc. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Due to amount of time spent standing and/or walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for Light Work.