What Employees Say
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel I make a difference here.
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
People care about each other here.
What They Do
We asked Uplift Education to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.
Uplift Education is the largest public charter school network in North Texas. Established in 1996 with one school in Irving, we now educate nearly 16,000 scholars in Pre-K through 12th grades at 36 schools across the D/FW metroplex.
About this Company
| Website: www.uplifteducation.org|| Industry: Education & Training|
| US Headquarters: Dallas, Texas, 75207|| US Sites: 36|
| Major Locations: Dallas, Texas, 75207; Fort Worth, Texas|| US Employees: 1,791|
| Corporate Structure: Non-Profit|| Founded: 1996|
Perks and Programs
We asked Uplift Education to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.
- Compensation Program: Though our Rewarding Excellence Compensation Program, teachers and staff can earn up to 6% increase annually for exemplary performance.
- Wellness Wednesday: Every second and fifth Wednesday a month, the entire Uplift network enjoys an early release day open for you to take care of whatever you need to rest and relax.
- Professional Development and Leadership Pathways: From regular campus-level feedback and training to network-wide curriculum plans and collaboration, you’ll be supported every step of your career whether you desire to stay in the classroom or take advantage of our expedited leadership pathways to the central office or school leadership.
- Years of Service: Every five years, Uplift employees receive special recognition with apparel, dinners with Uplift's CEO, plaques and a $1,500 stipend for the professional development of their choice. The stipend is renewable every five years and professional development opportunities are subject to approval.
- Paid Time Off and Vacations : All Uplift employees received paid time off with up to five days able to roll over each year. Both the Central Management Office and all schools close for most bank holidays, one week for Fall Break around Thanksgiving, two weeks for Winter Break, and one week for Spring Break in March.
COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS
|95% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for full time)|| 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance|
WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS
| 12 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment|| 3 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment|
| 8 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment|
WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS
- Flexible schedule (10% use it)
- Telecommute option (10% use it)
FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS
|60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) ||60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take|
|60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)||5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take|
|60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*|
FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS
- Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS
- Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
- Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
- Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
- Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
- 2 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
- Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
How to Get Hired
We asked Uplift Education for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Do you have what it takes to be a teacher at Uplift? We aren't just looking to fill positions. We are looking for people with the drive to become excellent teachers and guide our scholars on their Road To College. If you possess these traits, then you might have a home with Uplift Education:
-Passion for serving low socio-economic, minority and/or first-generation college students
-Self-reflective with a growth-mindset
-Data-driven and results-oriented
-Open to and actively seeks constructive feedback
-Tenacious about scholar success in college and beyond
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Apply online! Uplift Education has achieved what others thought was impossible. That’s because we hire only the most dedicated team members; those who are truly devoted to the mission. As such, you can expect a rigorous hiring process, which provides a 360 view of why the best teachers continue to choose Uplift Education.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Visit our website at jobs.uplifteducation.org.
| 369 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year|| 20% Job Growth|
| 11 Average applicants per opening|| 4,256 Total job applicants|
| 75% New hires by employee referrals|| 38% Openings filled by current employees|
| 91 Recent graduates hired|| 15% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees|