7th Grade Math Associate Teacher

June 3, 2022

Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Our exceptional teachers connect students’ academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence every day. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop the courage to become more than great students, but great people.

Overview of Position

This position is for a 7th grade math associate teacher, beginning August 2022. This teacher will report to the Middle School Division Head and will work in close collaboration with the lead 7th grade math teacher, the 7th grade team, and the math department. This is a full-time teaching position.


  • Assist in teaching Illustrative Mathematics curriculum and Desmos Math curriculum, problem-based, student-centered, common-core-aligned programs, to the entire 7th grade of approximately 72 students.
  • Support and teach students in whole group, small groups, and 1on1 as directed by the lead teacher.
  • Support and collaborate in the preparation of the class by grading work, preparing materials, etc.
  • Substitute teach for lead teacher as needed.
  • Support students, lead teacher, and grade level team as needed in study hall .
  • Serve on the 7th grade team with ongoing collaboration with other grade team members.
  • Collaborate with the other math teachers to ensure a cohesive mathematics program across the whole middle school.
  • Effectively communicate with a diverse parent body.
  • Support lead teacher and 7th grade team in preparing for and participating in parent-teacher conferences as needed.
  • Support lead teacher in writing reports twice a year.
  • Support grade level team by occasionally leading activities, subbing, or co-leading advisory sessions.
  • Participate in all grade-wide field trips, special events, meetings, and initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • Appreciation for and desire to work with middle school-aged students
  • Understanding of the development of middle school-aged students
  • Familiarity with middle school math education
  • Understanding that there are many equally valid paths to math understanding and that all require different types of support to succeed
  • Ability to create a safe and joyful learning environment that fosters a growth-mindset class culture
  • Knowledge of the essential role social-emotional literacy plays in the workplace and interest in the application of  social-emotional learning  within the educational setting
  • Knowledge of identity safe and anti-bias educational practices and the ability to create an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
  • Ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Detail-oriented
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multitask
  • Knowledge of educational technology to support teaching and learning

In addition to required qualifications, desirable additional skills include:

  • Familiarity with Illustrative Mathematics curriculum
  • Familiarity with Desmos
  • A nuanced understanding of DEI/social justice knowledge from a personal or programmatic perspective

School-Wide Duties

  • Ancillary duties include responsibilities that are part of middle school life, e.g., team and staff meetings, attendance at school functions, recess duties, etc.


This is a full-time, hourly position. Benefits included.

How to Apply

Email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to:

Nathan Tanaka, Middle School Division Head
Email: avisjobs@prospectsierra.org
Subject line: 7th Grade Math Associate Teacher

Prospect Sierra is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.


To apply for this job email your details to avisjobs@prospectsierra.org