TEACHERS FOR Pre K- 5th Grade

We are always looking for great teachers to join our team. If you are interested, you live in the Bay Area, have working visa status, and your professional experience fits the description outlined below,  please email us your CV with the subject title: "Teacher Application" to BerkeleyTurkishSchool@gmail.com

BTS Teachers are entrusted with advancing the mission of the school through the development of a standards-aligned curriculum, execution of engaging and focused lessons on measurable outcomes, and the support of all scholars in meeting behavioral and cultural expectations. BTS Teachers are held accountable by the President & Vice President of School and Director of Curriculum and Instruction for their performance and growth, student achievement, and quality of curriculum.

Suggested Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of school.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of one year working in urban elementary education with a history of significant gains in student performance and/or growth.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills both in English and in Turkish
  • Experience or familiarity analyzing data and using data to inform decisions and/or instruction.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Openness to feedback, desire to continue development as a professional, and willingness to take responsibility for scholar outcomes and achievement.
  • Must be Bilingual (English/Turkish)


  • Embody mission and vision of the Berkeley Turkish School.
  • Create mission-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, unit plans, and lesson plans.
  • Develop weekly, interim and end of year assessments as needed.
  • Develop and implement creative and standards-aligned lesson plans targeted with end goal of scholar performance at or above grade level expectations.
  • Teach & enforce school-wide systems, rules & consequences, disciplinary codes, and rewards at all times.
  • Provide engaging, motivating, and rigorous instruction in whole-class, small group and individual settings.
  • Provide academic support and tutoring to small groups or individual scholars as needed/scheduled.
  • Analyze student achievement data and action plan accordingly in collaboration with staff and leadership.
  • Communicate regularly and proactively with scholars and families.
  • Draft scholar report cards and revise as required.
  • Collaborate with other staff members and actively participate in all professional development and learning opportunities.
  • Continuously use feedback to make productive changes in instructional practices and overall performance.
  • Complete all administrative requirements before given deadlines.
  • Participate in additional activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout year.


Job Description:
The Berkeley Turkish School is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization serving the Bay Area Turkish American community. We’re looking for an energetic program administrator who is interested and invested in supporting our mission and making a difference in our community. We would like to interview parties with experience in supporting administration teams in running an organization, preferably a non-profit one. The Program Administrator reports to the President. 
This is a contract position requiring a commitment of approximately 10 hours/week, and compensation will be a negotiated stipend.
Dates: August 2017 – June 2018, with breaks for Holidays.

Required Qualifications:
- Experience working with the public and projecting a positive image for the organization
- Experience working with volunteer and/or non-profit organization/s
- Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stake-holders including the administration, tutors, families, volunteers, donors, and the general public
- Be fluent in English
- Have clean background check with no adverse records, complete with finger printing
- Sensitivity to cultural and personal differences including differences in ages, ethnicities, and lifestyles
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Comfortable using Microsoft Office and Google Docs, and preferably experienced in Adobe Suite (InDesign/Photoshop)
- Be comfortable with lifting equipment up to about 20lbs in event set-ups
- Have a computer and access to printer

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Throughout the semester
- When requested by the President, be present at the school during school hours (10am – 12pm) to help the Founder and Co-Founder with running some of the daily tasks which may include help setting up for a workshop, specific help for a classroom tutor, special events, etc.
- Help coordinate the school’s ongoing activities (email communications with teaching and volunteer teams/scheduling meetings/filing, organizing and maintaining our Google Drive and BTS Library, etc.)
- Attend meetings and take meeting minutes as needed
- Lead administering the school’s various databases and reports
- Maintain our website (Squarespace)
- Support administration with marketing efforts – may be small projects, or scheduling meetings, etc.

During Registration (beginning of Fall and Spring semesters)
- Prepare and maintain class rosters and database, coordinate with teachers
- Support teachers with ordering classroom supplies
- Lead interface with our student/tuition management system (Kinderlime)

During Fundraising
- Assist in the planning of events – organization, planning, budgeting, purchasing, community outreach, etc.
- Assist in tracking donations and communications with donors

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume with a brief description of why you are interested in this position along with the subject title: "Program Administrator" to BerkeleyTurkishSchool@gmail.com


We are always looking for tutors who have teaching experience in a preschool through elementary school environment.  Separate from the above, we are also looking for tutors who teach Turkish lessons for adults. We get requests about this so we are in the process of creating a database.

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in teaching and/or volunteering at our school please email your resume and references with the subject title "Tutor"  to: BerkeleyTurkishSchool@gmail.com

We would love to meet you to speak about future needs, as our school is growing.

All teacher applicants must have legal status to work in the US.


We are looking for the 2017Fall - Spring 2018 semester teacher aids who will commit to our school's schedule to volunteer their time to help our classroom teachers with the following:

  1. Check in with the main teacher earlier in the week to make sure you understand what topics and what materials will be covered.
  2. Arrive to classroom 15 minutes prior to class to help set up the class box.
  3. Be ready to greet the children by the classroom door as they walk in.
  4. Assist parents in signing in their childrenand signing out when they pickup
  5. Be our school's librarian: Sign in and sign out the books every weekend
  6. Watch the class door and make sure no child leaves the classroom without a parent signing them out.
  7. Return & help teachers tidy the classroom to original state.
  8. Our school is held only on Sundays. Please check our calendar for the dates we request our teacher aids to be present.

We would prefer bilingual candidates who can speak English and Turkish. If you have previous experience with children and early education, it is a plus- please let us know. 

Compensation for this position is a stipend of $500 per semester. If you would like to be a part of our community school, please email us your resume with the subject line Teacher Aid to:  BerkeleyTurkishSchool@gmail.com

Candidates must have valid work permit to work in US for this position.