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Director, Teacher Leadership Development

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Chattanooga, TN, USA

In order to help us create leaders who are Clear, Cultivated, Connected, and Convicted, in both their classrooms and understanding of the educational system, TFA Nashville-Chattanooga is seeking a Director, Teacher Leadership Development (D,TLD) to work out of the Chattanooga office, who will play a critical role in helping our region meet its ambitious goals for student achievement and corps member leadership. The D,TLD will manage a portfolio of no more than 20 first year teachers. Additionally, the D,TLD will oversee the day-to-day management of Teach For America’s relationship with our placement schools.  Through strong vision, the D,TLD will be responsible for the effectiveness, retention, and stewardship of their cohort and will lead team wide and individual data conversations to increase the effectiveness of our full coaching unit. The D,TLD will be managed by the Vice President, Deputy Executive Director and work in within a matrixed structure in coordination with our region’s Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development.

Areas of Responsibility: 

School Relationship Management (20%)

  • Serve as point person for localized, school specific opportunities that arise to ensure aligned experience for corps members and our partners
  • Ensure proper data management with the district that informs our approach (e.g. assessment tracking)
  • Collaborate with the VP, Deputy Executive Director to ensure aligned communication with school partners to strengthen our partnerships while providing the best support for our corps members
  • Analyzing data to draw accurate conclusions and to inform team management approach
  • Support VP, Deputy Executive Director with assessment of school and district partnership visioning

Coach and Develop Leadership Cohort (60%)

  • Regularly coach, support, and steward all first year teachers in Chattanooga  through regularly and high quality classroom observations, coaching and debrief sessions, data mining and lesson planning conferences
  • Create and execute on a vision for the development of a leadership cohort of no more than 20 strong first year corps members
  • Directly coach and develop the leadership cohort, aligned with Teach For America’s Theory of Leadership Development
  • Facilitate small group sessions and learning experiences to continue additional learning of best practices and assist corps members in assembling communities of collaboration among other corps members, including occasional meetings on evenings (possible weekends)
  • Manage corps member communication for cohort, including but not limited to: timesheets, data submission, weekly newsletter, etc.

Regional Stewardship (20%)

  • Regional Ambassador for program work in Chattanooga
  • Participate in staff committees and task forces
  • Corps member recruitment, admissions, and matriculation
  • Team meetings and professional development
  • Regional events and programming (such as teacher orientation and end-of-year celebration)
  • Act as liaison and/or ambassador for regional and national initiatives as pertinent to the TLD team
  • Serve as active and engaged members of school communities; requiring independent travel to school sites during normal business hours
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 5 years field of education preferred or comparable advanced degree in education
  • Minimum 2 years coaching or management experience
  • Teach For America staff experience strongly preferred

Work Demands

  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel independently to multiple school sites throughout the day that may be significant distances from one another
  • Ability to navigate school facilities that may or may not be ADA-compliant


  • Manages and influences others to achieve a vision that is aligned to goals and priorities
  • Operates with urgency and sense of possibility to achieve ambitious, measurable results
  • Develops and cultivates trusting relationships and inclusive networks in order to achieve results
  • Inspires committed and positive action toward individual and organizational goals by valuing the diverse
  • experiences and contributions of our team members
  • Analyzes data to draw accurate conclusions and to inform team management approach
  • Makes informed, timely decisions and uses sound judgment to prioritize actions
  • Tracks tasks, assesses progress, and follows through on the execution of plans
  • Embodies organization’s core values (Strengthen Community, Achieve Impact, Demonstrate Resilience,
  • Choose Courage, Learn Continuously, Act with Humility, Pursue Equity

Organization Info

Teach For America

New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates, professionals, or graduate students who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Teach For America's mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. In the 2016-2017 school year, 6,900 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members are teaching in 53 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than 10 million students. Teach For America's more than 40,000 alumni are providing critical leadership -- as teachers, school and district leaders; elected officials and policy advisers; and founders and leaders of education and social reform initiatives -- to ensure all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 12 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 12 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Teach For America