Director, Teacher Efficacy & Student Learning (Greater New Orleans)

The Role

Teaching is a profound act of leadership. At Teach For America, we have a unique role to play in illuminating what it takes to coach & develop teachers that are early in their careers. We are looking for a D, Teacher Efficacy & Student Learning responsible for ensuring that our corps members are strong teachers that have a meaningful and measurable impact on their students. As the Director, Teacher Efficacy and Student Learning, your mission is to push the conversation on what is possible for 1st and 2nd year teachers and to develop three best in class coaches.

The Team

Teach For America- Greater New Orleans has been working in the region for over 25 years. We develop a powerfully connected group of leaders who, together with students, families, and our community, co-create positive social change at the nexus of innovation and learning. Today we have over 200 corps members and 1,000 alumni who are working together to advance educational outcomes for children. The vast majority of our alumni go on to hold positions that are advancing educational equity in schools, school systems, and other student-serving institutions, and by working alongside those they serve, they are advancing regional, state, and national priorities on issues affecting low-income communities with the perspective that comes from having been (or continuing to be) a public school teacher.

Qualifications:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serving on the regional management team that stewards our values and curates the culture that leads to a positive staff experience and staff retention
  • Coaching and developing a team of teacher coaches (Managers of Teacher Leadership Development) to achieve ambitious goals related to student achievement, corps member effectiveness, retention, culture and leadership
  • Translating multiple teacher philosophies and best practices to inform and apply an integrated coaching philosophy
  • Creating a results driven culture by regularly analyzing quantitative and qualitative data that illuminates the state of student learning and teach effectiveness. This includes survey analysis, focus groups, corps member relationships, classroom observations, and more.
  • Developing ambitious goals to asses teacher effectiveness and student learning that are on par with how the best teacher in the country are evaluated
  • Working in partnership with other directors on Teacher Leadership Development team to create a consistent and integrated corps member experience
  • Engaging with key partner organizations (ex: Louisiana Department of Education, New Schools for New Orleans, TeachNOLA, etc.) to push the conversation on teacher efficacy and development in our region

Do you connect with the following?

  • You are inspired by developing coaches who positively impact the life of teachers
  • You are eager to explore how to improve the effectiveness and impact of new teachers
  • You are energized by developing the leadership of others
  • You believe deeply in the impact that teachers can have and believe there is a unique role that 1st and 2nd year teachers must play
  • You consider yourself a student of teacher practice and keep abreast of current best-practices and the evolution of the pedagogy
  • You have an ever-growing understanding of your identity and how race, class, and privilege influence your values, mindsets and behaviors and ability to work alongside lines of sameness and difference
  • You have a growth mindset and constant seek to reflect on progress, learn and improve
  • You believe in and embody our core values and culture pillars

Requirements

Prior Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience coaching teachers with a record of exceptional results
  • 3+ years of managing others
  • Experience teaching in a low-income urban or rural setting is preferred

Work Demands:

  • Willing and able to work some early mornings, evenings or weekends
  • Willing and able to travel 2-3 times per year for professional development purposes
  • Willing and interested in contributing to evening or weekend events that support regional programming and culture (ex: All Staff Meetings, Staff Socials, etc.)
  • Willing and able to contribute to broader organizational and regional efforts including recruitment, matriculation, selection, etc

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree required

Apply Now

To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application. For more information, please contact staffin[email protected] or visit www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers.

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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