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Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Los Angeles, CA, USALos AngelesCAUSA
Full-time

We are looking for an experienced educator who is deeply motivated by working in Los Angeles and has experience in this community. You have 3+ years of teaching experience with a track record of achieving ambitious results with students and experience coaching and leading other adults. Working with novice teachers brings you joy, and the prospect of being there for first and second-year teachers during this critical stage energizes you.

The ideal candidate will be passionate for the job, with the ability to build relationships with our corps members and the many constituents that impact a corps member’s experience. You thrive in situations where you are able to build deep relationships in a short period of time and then leverage these relationships to do hard yet meaningful work. When things get hard and a corps member doubts their own leadership or impact, you will remain asset-based in your coaching and leverage your unshakable belief in your teachers to uplift them and motivate them as leaders in their classroom. 

Managers work together alongside a Director to see students growing academically and personally, including in their abilities to access opportunities and in their sociocultural and political consciousness. This is how we know they are on a path of expanded life opportunities. You will be charged with the instructional leadership development of the corps members in your portfolio, ensuring that they achieve ambitious outcomes for students and the long-term leadership needed to fight for educational equity.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Management and Coaching

  • Plan on a quarterly basis towards end of year goals, including strategically calendaring school visit and coaching cycles
  • Manage a subset of schools and execute consistent short cycle coaching across multiple grades and contents that strengthens corps member practice and impacts student outcomes at a school
  • Provide adaptive leadership coaching to all corps members that is inclusive and differentiated based on each corps member’s vision and student data, school context, and student goals
  • Maintain a constant pulse on corps member experience and impact and leverage others to respond to problems and opportunities that arise
  • Use corps member retention and satisfaction data to inform planning and strategy, and maintain high expectations for you and your team’s results in the area of corps member satisfaction

Relationship Building

  • Build relationships through multiple touchpoints to connect with corps members' diverse styles, strengths, and needs
  • Maintain consistent, clear, compelling, and timely communication with key stakeholders including corps members and alumni, your Director, and other members of the community group
  • Develop powerful coaching relationships by always motivating CMs and modeling persistence and innovative thinking in challenging situations

Collaborating with Others

  • Co-own team goals and reliably deliver on individual goals
  • Create networks of support around CMs and foster the skills required for CMs to continue growing and leveraging their networks
  • Participate in region and organization-wide initiatives and events such as corps member selection, staff learning and development days, new corps member confirmation, and other regional events
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree required
Skills/Experience: 
  • 3+ years experience achieving ambitious outcomes as a classroom teacher in a low-income community required
  • Instructional coaching or adult facilitation experience required
  • Teach For America alumni preferred 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Expertise in effective teaching practices 
  • Proficiency in analyzing student data and proficiency in Excel preferred
  • Ability to operate with extreme comfort in settings that require you to be flexible and adaptive
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly and build relationships across lines of difference

Work Demands

  • 1-2 weekend events a month and evening work hours required
  • Ability to travel independently to multiple, potentially geographically distant school sites throughout the day and up to 5 days a week
  • Ability to navigate school facilities that may or may not be ADA-compliant

Organization Info

Teach For America

Overview
Headquarters: 
New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
$100-500M
Founded: 
1993
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

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: 
Jun 12 2019
Active Until: 
Jul 12 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Teach For America
industry: 
Nonprofit