Training Academy Director- New York City Teaching Fellows

Seeking Passionate Instructional Leaders!

TNTP seeks summer Training Academy Directors for New York City Teaching Fellows. This position is based in New York 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 16,000 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

The Training Academy Director plays an integral role in the success of pre-service training by providing leadership and management support to a group of seasonal staff throughout the spring and summer, ensuring a smooth implementation of Field Experience, and serving as a leader and expert teacher developer at a NYC summer school throughout pre-service training (PST). As a member of the PST leadership team, you will be expected to support the development of staff both before and during PST.

  • Manage a team of 4-10 Teacher Development Coaches and 1-4 Lead Instructors, including:
  • Ensuring each staff member is fulfilling the responsibilities of their role and is motivating Fellows to reach ambitious goals with students
  • Meeting with staff to plan or practice sessions or coaching, and norm on Fellow performance standards
  • Ensuring that staff members keep accurate and timely records of Fellow performance in the program’s data system, TeacherTrack2
  • Coordinating formal evaluations of PST Staff and Fellow performance
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with school site leadership and staff over the course of the spring and summer, beginning in May 2017
  • Establish and reinforce a culture of achievement that drives Fellows to ensure that all students achieve at high levels through all interactions with Fellows and PST team members
  • Identify and act on trends in Fellow performance by using data to identify trends in teacher performance for individuals, groups and the entire cohort
  • Monitor and give feedback on development steps identified by coaches to ensure they improve Fellow performance
  • Observe and give feedback on session facilitation to ensure skill-building sessions improve Fellow performance
  • May lead and/or support facilitation of skill-building sessions.
  • Work with the PST leadership team to implement interventions for struggling Fellows
  • Support the training of pre-service training staff during the spring
  • Oversee set-up, operations, and logistics at the Field Experience site, which is 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.

Training Academy Directors will demonstrate an ability to motivate and inspire adults, strong time management, organizational and communication skills, and a history of high expectations for, and success with, students and teachers. Ideal candidates will also have:

  • Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in high-need subject areas (required)
  • Strong familiarity and experience with the Common Core State Standards (required)
  • Experience directly managing adults (highly preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire students and adults
  • Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers and colleagues, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with, inspire, and motivate 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 work environment
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making
  • Readiness to work non-standard hours over the course of the pre-service training
  • A positive outlook, flexibility, and sense of possibility in stressful situations
  • Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings

What We Offer

A Training Academy Director can expect to earn $8300 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.

Time Commitment

Training Academy Directors will begin their roles with approximately 60 hours of training which occurs part-time on a weekly basis beginning in April 2017, and 4 full-day Saturday trainings across May and June.. During pre-service training:

  • During the last two weeks of June, Training Academy Directors will work 2-3 hours per day in the afternoon/evening (Monday-Friday).
  • From the first week of summer school until early August, Training Academy Directors can expect a full-time commitment at their summer school site (40-50 hours per week). This includes attending meetings, managing and developing PST staff, and maintaining partnerships with the Field Experience site.

To Apply

If you are interested in becoming a Training Academy Director 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 manage new teacher coaches and instructors who are preparing teachers for their first years in high need classrooms?
  • What do you believe are biggest challenges pre-service training staff will face in preparing brand new teachers and how you will help your staff overcome these challenges during pre-service training?

The priority deadline to apply for this role is January 20th, 2017. Please submit your application online at

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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