Headquartered in Herndon, VA, this company develops the curriculum for free online public education for states and school districts and then in many cases implements it by instituting kindergarten through grade 12 online academies in those states. In addition, it has its own tuition-based online K-12 school programs, which individual students in any state can enroll in.
It develops its own curriculum for each of its many schools, and so it hires both teachers who may either teach or create the curricula and assessments.
Types of Work-at-Home Positions at K12:
Because of the diversity of its offerings in K-12 education, K12 seeks a range of education professionals in many states in both teaching and non-teaching positions. Depending on the position, the jobs may be fully virtual or may be in a school or office. Some jobs may be partially virtual but require travel as well.
Teaching jobs are usually specific to a state with different levels and skills sought. They require certification in that state but are often virtual within that state, meaning you can live anywhere in the state and teach online. In addition to teachers, school psychologist, principals and other administrators are needed in particular states. These jobs are both full- and part-time.
Requirements vary for each positions, but residency and certification in specific state are usually required.
The states in which K12 has schools, and in turn potentially offers home-based jobs, include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois,Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Washington.
If there are no jobs available in your state, click on "Search Open Positions" and put "US" in the state field to find jobs available anywhere in the U.S.
On a corporate level, the company seeks instructional designers, writers, editors, curriculum specialists, enrollment specialists, sales people to work from home. These jobs, while listed with a Virginia location, are often hired nationwide.
While the specifics of its benefits packages will vary by state of residence, position and number of hours worked, in general the company offers medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance, life insurance, paid time off, wellness programs and flexible spending accounts
Applying to K12:
To apply go to the K12 website and search the postings by your location. Create a login then upload a profile which you can use to make applications to various positions as they become available. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
For similar positions, see this list of online tutoring jobs and read about the various types of WAH jobs for education professionals. And this list narrows the field to just work-at-home jobs for K-12 educators.
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