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Benefits

Why We Love Ingenium!
 
 
Our View
We believe in Ingenium employees. We understand and value families, ours and yours, and work with you to ensure we meet your needs. Ingenium offers flexible work opportunities, telecommuting (position dependent), and opportunities for career development. Ingenium strives to remain competitive with benefits and wages by annually reviewing staff salaries in comparison to similar schools.

Our Benefits

Health

Basic Coverage
100% Paid by Ingenium for full-time employees (25+ hours per week or more):
Kaiser HMO HDP Health Plan
VSP Vision
Delta Dental HMO

Optional Coverage
Alternative Health Provider (employee pays the difference between basic coverage and optional premium plan)
Kaiser HMO Low
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Anthem Blue Cross HMO

Delta Dental PPO
Aflac optional supplemental benefits

Sick Leave
Full-time Executive: 70 hours 
Full-time Teacher: 56 hours 
Full-time Classified: 63 hours 
Part-time Classified: 48 hours 

Sick Leave Donation Policy

Vacation
Full-time 12-month Executive: accrue 20 days per year
Full-time 12-month Administrative: accrue 10 days per year

Personal Leave
11-month full-time employees and teachers: accrue 3 days per year; cap 5 days

Retirement
- CalSTRS required participation for certificated employees at all of our campuses
- 403(b) or 457 optional enrollment

Life Insurance
$25,000 life insurance policy for all full-time employees
 
Other Benefits

Teacher Classroom needs: Rather than select an arbitrary dollar amount for teacher classroom needs, Ingenium encourages grade-level teams to design and present grade-level needs for approval and funding. Ingenium also works with teacher special requests (e.g., flexible seating, learning experience materials, etc.) and provides teachers with basic classroom materials. We strive to provide materials necessary for student learning in the classroom, and we will use prioritization tools to make decisions when we do not have adequate funding to meet this aim.

External Professional Development Employee Request Process: Employees can request and may receive approval to attend a job-relevant, philosophically-aligned professional development or conference of their choice.

Weekly Professional Learning: Every school site has time set aside each Wednesday for staff professional learning. Instructional leaders utilize staff input to design professional learning to ensure it is meaningful, relevant, and engaging for staff.

Teacher Induction
50% BTSA or similar teacher induction program reimbursement
Ingenium Teacher Mentors to support your completion of BTSA

Growth Opportunities

Teacher Career Pathways: Ingenium provides two options for teacher career pathways: Teacher Leaders and Teachers on Special Assignment.
 
  • Teacher Leader roles include Ingenium-wide teacher mentor, school site teacher mentor, lab classroom teacher, instructional technology guru, and school site assessment coordinator. Teacher Leaders still teach full time but are given some release time and a stipend to complete extra responsibilities and broaden their impact. These leaders are part of a specialized professional learning community and receiving coaching and mentoring to grow their leadership capacity.
  • Teachers on Special Assignment are teachers who have stepped out of the classroom to fulfill other roles and grow leadership capacity. These roles include a behavior and operations TOSA, ELD coach TOSA. TOSAs also receive support through a PLC and individualized coaching and mentorship. TOSAs also have the opportunity to create a specialized internship to increase their knowledge and skills in a new area, such as project management, creating intrinsically motivating environments for adults, or managing and measuring learning. We believe teacher career pathways elevate teacher voice in our organization and provide opportunities for career advancement and support.

Professional Development Presentation: Teachers (including first year teachers) and classified employees are encouraged to develop areas of expertise and signature practices and to share these practices and knowledge at both Ingenium-wide conferences and external PDs.

Joy at Work: Ingenium surveys all employees each month to monitor and understand employees' joy at work. Joy at work is measured by an employee's level of intrinsic motivation. Specifically, an employee's level of meaning, autonomy, support, cooperation, and challenge at work.

Staff Learning System and Feedback Model: Ingenium Schools does not evaluate employees. Instead, coaching cycles are embedded within the teacher learning model and within non-teacher capacity matrices. Our coaching philosophy is guided by the belief that employees want to do a good job and improve and that employees have a right to joy and meaning in their work and learning. Our only aim is continual improvement. Our theory is that if we focus on what’s meaningful to employees, help them develop aims that are aligned to our definition of quality teaching, provide feedback that is targeted and timely, and we eliminate the practice of rating teachers and employees, the result will be teachers, employees, and students that experience joy in learning while getting better and better all the time.
 

*Benefits subject to change or modification at Ingenium's discretion.