EFC values its employees and the contributions they make to our community. Our compensation packages are just one way we demonstrate our appreciation for and commitment to our staff and their families.

Competitive salaries

EFC pays competitive salaries. For our new ’19-’20 teacher salary schedule, go here.

Medical insurance for employees and dependents

EFC pays 80-90% of the core benefit costs for benefit eligible team members and their spouse and/or dependents. Core benefits include medical (Kaiser/Sutter Health), dental, and vision.

Click to see three sample teacher compensation packages  – please note that these samples are based on our ’18-’19 salary schedule.

Retirement Programs

EFC encourages all benefit eligible team members to participate and invest according to their retirement goals and to seek professional advice when making their retirement investment choices.

STRS/PERS Retirement Systems. EFC team members participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) or Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) benefit. These are mandatory retirement programs in which team members are automatically enrolled. In conjunction with the team member’s contribution, EFC also provides an employer contribution to these retirement systems.

403(b) Retirement Program. A 403(b) retirement plan, also known as a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan, is the not-for-profit equivalent of a 401(k) used in many corporate settings. EFC team members have the option of contributing into a 403(b) plan and have several providers from which to choose.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Education for Change offers Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for health and dependent care. Health FSA may be used for the reimbursement of eligible medical expenses for you, your spouse or dependents. Dependent Care FSA can be used to reimburse a participant for eligible dependent care expenses.

EFC also offers a Commuter Benefit Program. WageWorks Commuter is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for public transit-including train, subway, bus, ferry, and eligible vanpool – as part of your daily commute to work.

Additional EFC Paid Insurance

Employee Assistance Program. EFC offers all benefit eligible team members confidential assistance through CONCERN. Services include: short-term counseling, parenting and childcare resources, legal consultations, financial counseling, elder care resources, and online education.

Life, Disability, and Accident Coverage. EFC covers 100% of basic group term life accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage through The Hartford for all benefit eligible team members should a staff member be in need of these services for $10,000.