Teacher Development Coach – New York City Teaching Fellows
Seeking Passionate Instructional Leaders!
TNTP seeks summer Teacher Development Coaches New York City Teaching Fellows. This position is based in New York City and is available in Spring 2017.
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.
The New York City Teaching Fellows program is preparing a critical mass of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for the New York City students who need them most. In the last ten years, the NYC Teaching Fellows program has provided New York City public schools with over 17,000 new teachers. Fellows who successfully complete our program become full-time teachers within a few months of enrolling. They participate in an innovative, practice-based summer training program and then earn a subsidized master’s degree in education while teaching in a New York City public school. Fellows for our 2017 program will train to teach math, science, special education, bilingual education, English, and English as a Second Language.
What You’ll Do
Teacher Development Coaches are experienced and successful teachers who develop Fellows towards mastery of foundational skills that we believe Fellows must have to ensure a strong start to their school year as a new teacher. As the most significant form of support for NYC Teaching Fellows during Pre-Service Training, the Teacher Development Coach will be expected to:
- Influence, coach, and motivate a group of 12-15 Fellows to reach ambitious goals with students and master foundational teaching skills
- Plan and execute in-class interventions that lead to immediate improvement in Fellows’ teaching
- Lead coaching conversations that provide specific, actionable feedback to individual Fellows
- Provide feedback on lesson plans that subsequently improves classroom instruction
- Facilitate small group sessions and independent learning to support Fellows’ acquisition of key instructional skills
- Evaluate performance by assessing Fellow proficiency on NYCTF’s Instructional Framework
- Use Fellow performance data to make data-driven decisions about Fellow support by:
- Observing and providing specific, actionable, on-the-spot feedback to individual Fellows in a summer school classroom
- Planning and executing daily coaching experiences, including in-classroom interventions, based on performance data and offer opportunities for practice and immediate feedback
- Co-facilitating skill building sessions, which support Fellows’ acquisition of Teach Like a Champion techniques and Common Core aligned instructional strategies aligned with the foundational skills of PST
- Meet with other PST team members to plan meaningful training activities and norm on Fellow performance standards
- Teacher Development Coaches work alongside a small team of other NYCTF staff at a NYC summer school. In 2017, the majority of our summer school locations will be in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and upper Manhattan.
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.
We expect our Teacher Development Coaches to demonstrate a record of academic success working with students in high need schools, high expectations for students and teachers, and strong organizational and communication skills. Ideal candidates will also have:
- Minimum two years of successful teaching experience in high-need subject areas (required)
- Strong familiarity and experience with the Common Core State Standards (required)
- Experience with Teach Like a Champion techniques (preferred)
- Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate teacher improvement
- Demonstrated ability to connect with adult learners quickly and to build strong working and mentoring relationships
- Exceptional skills in time management, including the ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Readiness to work non-standard hours over the course of the pre-service training with a positive outlook, flexibility, and sense of possibility in stressful situations
What We Offer
A Teacher Development Coach can expect to earn $6370 on average for time worked during staff training and PST. TNTP offers a motivated team of dynamic colleagues, a collegial atmosphere that values professional development and valuable feedback, and the chance to impact the direction of a growing, mission-driven company that is committed to the success of our nation’s children.
Teacher Development Coaches will begin their roles in May and June with up to 40 hours of training, which will take place on nights and weekends (4 full Saturdays) to accommodate teachers’ schedules. During pre-service training:
- Through the last two weeks of June, Teacher Development Coaches will work 2-3 hours per day in the afternoon/evening (Monday-Friday)
- From the first week of summer school through early August, Teacher Development Coaches can expect a full-time commitment at their summer school site (40-50 hours per week).
If you are interested in becoming a Teacher Development Coach for the New York City Teaching Fellows, please submit a resume and one-page cover letter that answers the following questions:
- Why do your experience and skills make you a strong candidate to mentor new teachers who are preparing for their first years in high need classrooms?
- What do you believe to be the biggest challenges incoming Fellows will face in their first year and how you will help them to overcome these challenges during pre-service training?
Please submit your application online.
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.
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