Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content–rich education.

Alma gets results for kids. After fewer than three years at Alma, our scholars outperform their district peers in reading ability and surpass their suburban peers in mathematics achievement. In addition, we’re known for being a highly inclusive school. Over 30% of scholars at Alma receive some additional academic or behavioral support and we have been nationally recognized for our effectiveness in serving this population.

The Behavioral Fellow (Paraprofessional) Role

Behavioral Fellows have the opportunity to hone their teaching skills while providing direct services to address the academic and behavior needs of scholars with special needs. Fellows collaborate closely with experienced lead teachers and academic specialists to ensure that all scholars in the classroom are consistently progressing. Over the course of the year, fellows will receive targeted coaching, training, and professional development to prepare them for the next step in their teaching career at Alma or another school. At the culmination of their fellow year, most fellows take on an associate teaching or academic specialist role. However, some prefer to stay in this individualized instruction role. At Alma we believe that we can best serve our scholars by helping you to meet your long-term professional growth and career needs.

Who We’re Looking For

Outstanding candidates will meet the following qualifications:

  • At least one year experience providing individual or small group support to children with special needs within a school setting
  • Experience in ABA is highly preferred
  • Patience and dedication to the idea that all scholars can succeed
  • Strong team orientation
  • Infectious joy


**Please include in your cover letter a response to the question, "What about the Alma del Mar mission inspires you?"**