Classroom Evaluators - New York City
Seeking Passionate Evaluators!
TNTP seeks Evaluators based in the New York City area. This position is available starting December 17, 2018.
Who We Are
TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believes our nation's public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we're a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
NYC Specialized Teacher Enhancement Pathway (NYC STEP) is a teacher preparation pathway run by the NYC Department of Education. In this program, experienced educators will participate in a training experience to gain the skills and knowledge to serve a specialized student population and potentially earn a certificate extension. For the 2018-19 school year, NYC STEP is designed to increase the number of qualified educators with the skills and competencies to support students in specialized populations, including secondary students (grades 7-12) with disabilities.
What You'll Do
Evaluators are strong communicators who will observe and evaluate NYC STEP participating teachers. Evaluator duties and responsibilities include:
- Communication and Implementation
- Communicate regularly, openly and collaboratively with the program staff in a timely way about participant performance
- Communicate and openly accept feedback from program staff about ways in which you are evaluating the teacher participant and supporting program goals
- Collect data and participate in data analysis related to participant performance
- Responsible for the formal evaluation of 6-12 program participants at four points throughout the school year
- Visit schools throughout NYC to observe and evaluate participating teachers
- Use the Danielson Framework for Teaching rubric to accurately evaluate participant performance
- Communicate evaluation ratings and feedback to participants
- Submit evaluations using online platform in a timely manner
What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. You'll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.
Evaluators have an unwavering belief that ALL children can learn. A passion for education is essential to being successful in this role. Deadlines, changing priorities and new projects don't overwhelm you. Instead, they inspire you to rise to the occasion.
- Teacher Skills
- Possesses deep knowledge of student population specific instructional skills (Secondary Special Education)
- Previous experience implementing a performance-based evaluation using a rubric
- Evaluator/Leadership Skills:
- High-energy collaborator with the drive necessary to be a key player in launching a new program.
- Holds high expectations for students and colleagues
- Models habits of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and continually improving own practice
- Possess strong organizational and time management skills
- Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to adults, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement
- Comfort using a rubric to evaluate teacher performance
- Program Commitment:
- Investment in the success of teacher participants to master new student population teaching skills and reach ambitious goals with students
What We Offer
Evaluators will be paid at an hourly rate of $30 per hour for all training, school-year norming calls, site-based check-in meetings, scheduling, and observations (classroom time, writing reports, etc.).
Evaluators will be assigned a caseload of teachers (generally 6-12) with whom they must schedule observations during each round based on the teachers' instructional schedules and the evaluator's availability. While evaluators can expect to work ~10-20 hours per week during observation cycles, weekly working time will vary based on how the evaluator chooses to schedule his/her assigned observations. Evaluators will not be expected to work more than 20 hours per week, and there will be several weeks without any observations between each round.
Evaluations must successfully complete staff training in January 2019 and attend monthly Evaluator development sessions throughout the school year. More details about the structure and content of training will be shared later in the hiring process. Observations will be conducted in four distinct rounds from January through June.
If you are interested in becoming an Evaluator, please submit a resume and one-page cover letter online.
It's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.
TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.
Life at TNTP: http://tntp.org/about-tntp/our-people
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