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Teach For America
315 West 36th Street,
New York, NY, United States

Phone: 212-279-2080
Web Site: www.teachforamerica.org

Company Profile


Manager, Teacher Leadership Development


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Job ID:

967

Posted:

06.25.2020

Location:

New York, NY 

Zip Code:

10018
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Occupations:

Education: Corporate Development and Training

Category:

Arts | Culture | Humanities |Museums and history, Children | Youth, Education | Library | Resource Center

Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Requisition:

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Job Description:

TEAM: Las Vegas

REPORTS TO: Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development

LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada

 

THE ROLE

 

Managers of Teacher Leadership Development (MTLD) are at the heart of Teach For America's work. You are an educator, advocate and systems change leader charged with developing and cultivating teachers’ leadership skills and mindsets to foster educational equity and excellence. You will coach corps members towards expanding their perspectives, skills, and knowledge to go beyond traditional expectations to advance the academic and personal growth of their students. You will accomplish this through partnering with communities, school leaders, students and families as well as the broader network of MTLDs across the country. You will also support broader regional and organizational priorities, such as: selecting new corps members, supporting regional alumni initiatives, and participating in team committee initiatives. MTLDs report to the manager of the teacher leadership development team, through the leadership of the senior managing director and executive director.

 

The ideal candidate is eager to coach, empower corps members, and guide their understanding of the community in which they teach. When faced with obstacles, you deepen resolve, adapt, and persist with optimism. You demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, and you are committed to coaching corps members to do the same. Additionally, the ideal candidate leads with a commitment to diversity, equity & inclusiveness. You feel excited about coaching corps members around diversity, equity and inclusiveness, to ensure they are making progress in their development and integrating equitable practices in their classrooms. You have the ability to engage in difficult conversations and you know how to zero in on the main issues and prioritize accordingly with strong solutions. You constantly reflect and work to grow and improve. Your goal is to coach and empower vision driven leaders that reach our regional and teaching as leadership goals.

 

THE ORGANIZATION

There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.

 

Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission, core values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness, and are ready to join us in this global movement.

Qualifications:

THE PERSON

Coach and empower corps members

  • Have a deep knowledge of effective teaching practices.
  • Observe corps members live in action to help them connect their values and beliefs to their work, stay centered on their classroom visions, and learn critical instructional and leadership skills.
  • Facilitate small group sessions and design learning experiences that offer best practices and create communities of collaboration.
  • Help corps members understand the community in which they teach and provide strategies for them to build meaningful relationships with multiple partners within the community.
  • Ability to provide others with effective professional development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Use data to drive towards your outcomes and vision.

Lead with a commitment to diversity, equity & inclusiveness

  • Deepen your understanding of your own identity by engaging in personal development around diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
  • Coach corps members around diversity, equity and inclusiveness, to ensure they are making progress in their development and integrating equitable practices in their classrooms.
  • Build meaningful relationships with school level staff, administration and people in the community that may offer differing perspectives, to build  a  culture  that  celebrates  unique  contributions  and  unites  people  around  shared  values  and  common  purpose.

Mindsets

  • When faced with obstacles, you deepen resolve, adapt, and persist with optimism.
  • You demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, and you are committed to coaching corps members to do the same.
  • You have the ability to engage in difficult conversations.
  • You know how to zero in on the main issues and prioritize accordingly with strong solutions.
  • You constantly reflect and work to grow and improve.
  • You have a desire to constantly improve and learn from past experiences
  • Exceptionally skilled in identifying an area of opportunity from a complex situation.

THE MUST HAVES

Prior Experience

  • Minimum of two years of experience achieving ambitious outcomes as a classroom teacher in a low-income community. 
  • Experience coaching, developing or leading adults.
  • Have a deep commitment to Teach For America's mission and core values.

Skills

  • When faced with obstacles, you deepen resolve, adapt, and persist with optimism.
  • You demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, and you are committed to coaching corps members to so the same.
  • You have the ability to engage in difficult conversations.
  • You are a relationship builder who can initiate and grow strong relationships across lines of difference, especially in 1-on-1 settings.
  • You know how to zero in on the main issues and prioritize accordingly with strong solutions.
  • You constantly reflect and work to grow and improve.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree required

Work Demands

  • Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Independent travel to multiple school sites throughout the day that may be significant distances from one another.
  • A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one before the first day of employment.
  • Potentially travel to at least two Teach For America conferences each year.
  • Strong organizational skills.

THE TEAM

At Teach For America Las Vegas, we build off the great impact our corps members, alumni, and broader community is making to work towards a collective vision that is innovative and community-driven if we want to work collaboratively with our constituents to reach ONE DAY.  To this end, we embark on the first year of our 2025 Plan, where we root ourselves in Las Vegas, center on student equity and excellence, and seek change at the systems-level. We deeply care about the students and families we work with, partner with others to iterate and improve our education ecosystem, and lead through our TFA’s core values and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

 

You will serve on the region’s teacher leadership development team, a subteam within our region’s program continuum. This team comprises seven managers of teacher leadership development and managing director of teacher leadership development. On this team, you will work with other managers of teacher leadership development to work towards our regional Corps and Alumni Learning Index (CALI) and Corps Strength Index (CSI) goals, as well as reach the Teacher Leadership Development goals outlined by the managing director, teacher leadership development. You will also collaborate with members across the program continuum team to develop, partner and lead programming that moves the team towards our regional vision.

 

THE PERKS

By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

 

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS

At Teach For America, we aspire to embody the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness we envision for our nation.

  • Unequal access to opportunity along lines of race, class, and other aspects of identity has deep roots in American
  • history, and institutional racism and classism contribute to inequitable access to educational opportunity in our country today. Therefore, understanding race, class, and the intersectional nature of oppression along these and other lines is
  • critical to eliminating educational inequity and creating an education system in which all students can flourish.

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

 

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

*This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

 

APPLY NOW

To be considered for the Manager, Teacher Leadership Development position in Las Vegas, you must complete the following sections of the application (see below for the full details).

  1. Submit a short online profile and resume. (You do NOT need to submit a cover letter for this application.) Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the link to start your application. You must be logged in to apply.
  2. Once you submit the online application, you will automatically receive an email from MTLDHiring@teachforamerica.org titled “Next steps to complete your MTLD application” with instructions on how to complete the application form. Complete the online application form, which includes:
    • Responding to a series of short answer questions about your teaching experience
    • Reflecting on Teach For America’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness and responding to a series of questions

Recommendations for the online application form:

  • We strongly recommend candidates save their written responses in a Word document to ensure your information is not lost.
  • If you have applied to an MTLD role in previous years, your previous responses may pre-populate on this form. Please delete or edit any pre-populated responses on this form, so that you are presenting your most current skills and mindsets on the application.

Once these materials have been successfully submitted, you will receive an automated email indicating your application is complete. If you have questions, please contact MTLDHiring@teachforamerica.org.



Company Info


Teach For America
315 West 36th Street,
New York, NY, United States
Phone: 212-279-2080
Web Site: www.teachforamerica.org

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

col-narrow   

Job ID:

967

Posted:

06.25.2020

Location:

New York, NY 

Zip Code:

10018
col-wide   

Occupations:

Education: Corporate Development and Training

Category:

Arts | Culture | Humanities |Museums and history, Children | Youth, Education | Library | Resource Center

Employment Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Requisition:

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Job Description:

TEAM: Las Vegas

REPORTS TO: Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development

LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada

 

THE ROLE

 

Managers of Teacher Leadership Development (MTLD) are at the heart of Teach For America's work. You are an educator, advocate and systems change leader charged with developing and cultivating teachers’ leadership skills and mindsets to foster educational equity and excellence. You will coach corps members towards expanding their perspectives, skills, and knowledge to go beyond traditional expectations to advance the academic and personal growth of their students. You will accomplish this through partnering with communities, school leaders, students and families as well as the broader network of MTLDs across the country. You will also support broader regional and organizational priorities, such as: selecting new corps members, supporting regional alumni initiatives, and participating in team committee initiatives. MTLDs report to the manager of the teacher leadership development team, through the leadership of the senior managing director and executive director.

 

The ideal candidate is eager to coach, empower corps members, and guide their understanding of the community in which they teach. When faced with obstacles, you deepen resolve, adapt, and persist with optimism. You demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, and you are committed to coaching corps members to do the same. Additionally, the ideal candidate leads with a commitment to diversity, equity & inclusiveness. You feel excited about coaching corps members around diversity, equity and inclusiveness, to ensure they are making progress in their development and integrating equitable practices in their classrooms. You have the ability to engage in difficult conversations and you know how to zero in on the main issues and prioritize accordingly with strong solutions. You constantly reflect and work to grow and improve. Your goal is to coach and empower vision driven leaders that reach our regional and teaching as leadership goals.

 

THE ORGANIZATION

There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.

 

Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission, core values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness, and are ready to join us in this global movement.

Qualifications:

THE PERSON

Coach and empower corps members

  • Have a deep knowledge of effective teaching practices.
  • Observe corps members live in action to help them connect their values and beliefs to their work, stay centered on their classroom visions, and learn critical instructional and leadership skills.
  • Facilitate small group sessions and design learning experiences that offer best practices and create communities of collaboration.
  • Help corps members understand the community in which they teach and provide strategies for them to build meaningful relationships with multiple partners within the community.
  • Ability to provide others with effective professional development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Use data to drive towards your outcomes and vision.

Lead with a commitment to diversity, equity & inclusiveness

  • Deepen your understanding of your own identity by engaging in personal development around diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
  • Coach corps members around diversity, equity and inclusiveness, to ensure they are making progress in their development and integrating equitable practices in their classrooms.
  • Build meaningful relationships with school level staff, administration and people in the community that may offer differing perspectives, to build  a  culture  that  celebrates  unique  contributions  and  unites  people  around  shared  values  and  common  purpose.

Mindsets

  • When faced with obstacles, you deepen resolve, adapt, and persist with optimism.
  • You demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, and you are committed to coaching corps members to do the same.
  • You have the ability to engage in difficult conversations.
  • You know how to zero in on the main issues and prioritize accordingly with strong solutions.
  • You constantly reflect and work to grow and improve.
  • You have a desire to constantly improve and learn from past experiences
  • Exceptionally skilled in identifying an area of opportunity from a complex situation.

THE MUST HAVES

Prior Experience

  • Minimum of two years of experience achieving ambitious outcomes as a classroom teacher in a low-income community. 
  • Experience coaching, developing or leading adults.
  • Have a deep commitment to Teach For America's mission and core values.

Skills

  • When faced with obstacles, you deepen resolve, adapt, and persist with optimism.
  • You demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, and you are committed to coaching corps members to so the same.
  • You have the ability to engage in difficult conversations.
  • You are a relationship builder who can initiate and grow strong relationships across lines of difference, especially in 1-on-1 settings.
  • You know how to zero in on the main issues and prioritize accordingly with strong solutions.
  • You constantly reflect and work to grow and improve.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree required

Work Demands

  • Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Independent travel to multiple school sites throughout the day that may be significant distances from one another.
  • A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one before the first day of employment.
  • Potentially travel to at least two Teach For America conferences each year.
  • Strong organizational skills.

THE TEAM

At Teach For America Las Vegas, we build off the great impact our corps members, alumni, and broader community is making to work towards a collective vision that is innovative and community-driven if we want to work collaboratively with our constituents to reach ONE DAY.  To this end, we embark on the first year of our 2025 Plan, where we root ourselves in Las Vegas, center on student equity and excellence, and seek change at the systems-level. We deeply care about the students and families we work with, partner with others to iterate and improve our education ecosystem, and lead through our TFA’s core values and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

 

You will serve on the region’s teacher leadership development team, a subteam within our region’s program continuum. This team comprises seven managers of teacher leadership development and managing director of teacher leadership development. On this team, you will work with other managers of teacher leadership development to work towards our regional Corps and Alumni Learning Index (CALI) and Corps Strength Index (CSI) goals, as well as reach the Teacher Leadership Development goals outlined by the managing director, teacher leadership development. You will also collaborate with members across the program continuum team to develop, partner and lead programming that moves the team towards our regional vision.

 

THE PERKS

By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

 

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS

At Teach For America, we aspire to embody the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness we envision for our nation.

  • Unequal access to opportunity along lines of race, class, and other aspects of identity has deep roots in American
  • history, and institutional racism and classism contribute to inequitable access to educational opportunity in our country today. Therefore, understanding race, class, and the intersectional nature of oppression along these and other lines is
  • critical to eliminating educational inequity and creating an education system in which all students can flourish.

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

 

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

*This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

 

APPLY NOW

To be considered for the Manager, Teacher Leadership Development position in Las Vegas, you must complete the following sections of the application (see below for the full details).

  1. Submit a short online profile and resume. (You do NOT need to submit a cover letter for this application.) Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the link to start your application. You must be logged in to apply.
  2. Once you submit the online application, you will automatically receive an email from MTLDHiring@teachforamerica.org titled “Next steps to complete your MTLD application” with instructions on how to complete the application form. Complete the online application form, which includes:
    • Responding to a series of short answer questions about your teaching experience
    • Reflecting on Teach For America’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness and responding to a series of questions

Recommendations for the online application form:

  • We strongly recommend candidates save their written responses in a Word document to ensure your information is not lost.
  • If you have applied to an MTLD role in previous years, your previous responses may pre-populate on this form. Please delete or edit any pre-populated responses on this form, so that you are presenting your most current skills and mindsets on the application.

Once these materials have been successfully submitted, you will receive an automated email indicating your application is complete. If you have questions, please contact MTLDHiring@teachforamerica.org.