RocketBooster Specialist (Extended Day Teacher)

Washington, DC School Support - Operational Support Full-time
At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The full-time Rocket Booster!/Operations Specialists (RB/OS) Hybrid Role is a critical member of the staff at Rocketship. RB/OSs are charged with the planning and leadership of lunch and recess during the school day.  Additionally, they can cover classroom teaching,  lead small group instruction, support with assessments as needed, and assist with other operations projects.  Staff will be required to teach our Rocket Booster! Before and Aftercare and stay compliant with all requirements for that program. This position is contingent on term-limited supplemental funding and will be reassessed annually.
This role reports either to the Site Manager of Extended Learning, with support from school leadership and regional teams.
Essential Functions
  • Support Lunch and Recess activities during school day hours. This includes planning and executing physical enrichment/recess plans as well as building and maintaining strong foodservice systems. 
  • Work and lead Rocket Booster! Before and/or after school programming, while meeting all requirements of that program. 
  • Collaborate with special education staff so students identified as needing extra support are meaningfully included.  

  • Rocketship Professional Culture:
  • Commit to doing and being your best, and to grow your skills as professionals and as individuals 
  • Attend all professional development meetings and opportunities that will exceed the regular school day hours of 7:45a-4:00p or the varying hours of this position (10:00am - 6:30pm). 
  • Urgently and courageously takes actions in the best interest of students, even if they are new or unfamiliar 
  • Meet all professional obligations and proactively communicate when changes come up 
  • Exhibit a high level of honest and humble self-reflection owning good and bad outcomes 
  • Effectively respond to and implement constructive feedback 
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and contribute to positive staff culture
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, Associate’s degree, or relevant professional work experience. 
  • Successful completion of all OSSE Before and Aftercare teacher requirements. 
  • Ability to efficiently interpret, manage, and utilize multiple sets of data in order to best support students’ progress
  • Fluency in English Flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Our Rocketship DC schools have a COVID vaccination mandate. All new employees must have received their first shot prior to their 1st day of work. New employees are expected to receive their full vaccination series within one month of their start date.  Failure to comply with this COVID mandate could result in termination of employment.

  • COVID-19:
    Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement. Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or medical exemptions.

    Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

    Compensation:
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

    Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy.  For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Kenzie Kilb. Email: kkilb@rsed.org. Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.