Content Facilitator - Part Time , Apply by 8/11/2017 (San Francisco, CA)

The Role

Teach For America – San Francisco is looking for three part-time content to support the design and facilitation of content development experiences for corps members over the course of the school year from August to mid-May. During this time, you will work closely with our Coaches and our Senior Managing Director of San Francisco to design, facilitate, and grow as a facilitator in both in-person and virtual teacher professional development experiences. These three positions are:

  • 1 Secondary Science Content Facilitator
  • 1 Secondary Math Content Facilitator
  • 1 Bilingual Education Content Facilitator

We aspire to have an increasingly connected and engaged corps member and alumni teaching force that is continuously learning and growing. In order to realize this vision, we believe that our alumni educators, given their experience, perspective, and leadership, must play an active role in our day-to-day work. As a result, we are launching a part-time role: Part-time Content Facilitator, to help strengthen the skills of our corps members and in turn grow the impact and strength of our educator community. We hope that the work we do together both benefits the work of our corps members so that they can continue to grow/develop and thus better impact kids and families and builds a stronger culture amongst our alumni educators and corps members. The role is part-time and will be around 20-30 hours a month at $20-25 an hour depending on experience (pretax – between/around $5,680 and $7,100 for the year).

The Team

The Bay Area team has set a clear mandate to harness our unique community assets—unparalleled intellectual, human, technological, and financial capital—to rethink our organizational approach, striving to build the next generation model for Teach For America and for teacher and educational leadership development.

For 25 years, Teach For America has been a critical force in creating classrooms and schools that are bucking the status quo for low-income students. And yet, our very best schools nation-wide are still facing a reality where fewer than 50% of students are on a path to college or meaningful post-secondary options. While an impressive shift from the status quo, we know that we must think differently to realize our aspiration of every student having the opportunity to fulfill her or his full potential.

We see clear indicators that what we are doing is working. From top quartile increases in corps member experience metrics to increased demand from our partners for our teachers, we are energized by the tangible results we are seeing as a result of our innovations. We are continuing to make strategic investments, learn from the wins and the misses, and evolve our thinking to ensure we accelerate the path we are on.

Mindsets

You approach your work through an equity lens. You fundamentally believe that race, class, and privilege are at the core of inequity in our society and schools. You work to understand the way that your own identity impacts your thoughts, actions, and ultimately your leadership, and you are excited to support educators in understanding this as well.

You are a relationship-builder and connector: You can quickly forge strong, trusting relationships with diverse sets of people and readily inspire others to action. You are naturally empathetic and can quickly understand people's needs and aspirations. You are fueled by connecting people, collaborating and forging communities in pursuit of something bigger.

You learn and continuously improve: You take the initiative to seek help and creative inputs from others to move the work of the team forward. You are reflective, figure out what is working and replicate it, and drive your own learning. You access resources around you to ensure you are learning and growing in your work. You model this in your own work and apply those same principles to the work you do while developing other adults.

You are self-driven: You have excellent written, organizational, and project management skills. You work with integrity in mind, and follow-through on all facets of your work. You demonstrate personal responsibility and take initiative to do what it takes to achieve success.

Qualifications:

Responsibilities

Session design and facilitation (70%)

  • Adapt and create 3-5 content workshops in the first trimester (Sept 1- Nov 30) aligned to our regional monthly themes and trimester goals for student outcomes and teacher skills and responsive to demonstrated teacher need. (ideally after school but potentially on weekends)
  • Design and Facilitate a content Community of Practice (if there is energy around this with Corps Members) that meets 3-4 times (Dec 1- mid-May)
  • Participate and Design/Facilitate a session for our Community PD Days (11/4 and 3/3)
  • Receive feedback and support aligned to Teach for America's adult facilitation rubric.

Follow Up (15%)

  • Follow up with corps members and community coaches around key teacher skills and deliverables after each workshop.
  • For example: After a session around strong unit planning with SDC teachers, you might have corps members send you their draft unit plan so that you can provided targeted feedback on their plan and determine the efficacy of your design and facilitation.
  • Hold regular office hours for Corps Members (after school or on the weekends)

Check-ins and data (15%)

  • Onboarding on 8/17 or 8/18 (a remote option may be available as needed)
  • Meeting 3-5 times per trimester with coaches and/or our Senior Managing Director of San Francisco to deepen understanding of our regional programming and support your design and facilitation.
  • Creating post-content experiences, analyzing data, and sharing change indicators with community coaches in order to drive corps member learning forward.
  • Maintain strong ongoing communication with TFA Bay and San Francisco staff members
  • Attend any additional training meetings and ongoing staff meetings (will likely be very limited)

Requirements

Prior Experience

  • 3+ years of teaching/coaching experience
  • Strong classroom evidence of the Bay Area's Conditions for Equity
  • Some experience designing and facilitating adult learning experiences (PLCs, ILT meetings, PD, etc.), including virtual facilitation (via Webex, Google Hangout, etc.)
  • Experience using standards to create student-driven experiences for learning

Work Demands

  • Based in San Francisco
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Can commit to 1-2 evenings or weekends per month for facilitation
  • The time commitment for the roles will be between August 17, 2017 - May 2018 and around 20-30 hours a month (around 10-12 hours on the weeks where there is session facilitation and around 5-6 hours for weeks where there is not)

Education

  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred.

Apply Now

Qualified applicants should submit a resume. Please submit your application here: www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until 8/4/2017. Applicants will hear back by 8/11 re: status of your application.

About 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 (TFA) finds, develops, and supports an ever-expanding network of outstanding and diverse leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children in schools, school systems, and in every sector and field that shapes the context in which schools operate. Representing the diversity of America and sharing the experience of having taught successfully in our most challenging public schools, TFA corps members and alumni form a network of change agents inside and outside of education who are grounded in the tremendous potential of our most underserved children and connected to families and communities impacted by educational inequity.

Founded by Wendy Kopp in 1989, Teach For America has since expanded to 36 states and 53 regions, reaching more than 10 million students. Now 53,000 strong and growing each year, the TFA community is leading across all sectors, including as teachers, school and school system leaders, elected officials, policy and advocacy organizers, social entrepreneurs, and business and civic leaders. We support the individual and collective leadership of this network as they work hand-in-hand with students, families, and allies in the effort to realize educational equity and excellence for children across the nation.

Benefits and Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Learn more at

www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/employee-benefits.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

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. Learn more about our diversity on staff:

www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/life-at-tfa/workforce-diversity-and-inclusiveness.

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.


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