Managers of Teacher Leadership Development (MTLD) are at the heart of Teach For America's work. You are an educator, advocate and systems change leader charged with developing and cultivating teachers’ leadership skills and mindsets to foster educational equity and excellence. You will coach corps members towards expanding their perspectives and knowledge to go beyond traditional expectations to advance the academic and personal growth of their students. You will accomplish this through partnering with communities, students and families as well as the broader network of MTLDs across the country. You will also support broader regional and organizational priorities, such as: selecting new corps members, encouraging alumni to join our staff, and supporting regional alumni initiatives. You will report to the Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development in Nashville.
Lead with a commitment to diversity, equity & inclusiveness
- Deepen your understanding of your own identity by engaging in personal development around diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
- Coach corps members around diversity, equity and inclusiveness, to ensure they are making progress in their development and integrating equitable practices in their classrooms.
- Build meaningful relationships with school level staff, administration and people in the community that may offer differing perspectives, to build a culture that celebrates unique contributions and unites people around shared values and common purpose.
Coach and empower corps members
- Have a deep knowledge of effective teaching practices.
- Observe corps members live in action to help them connect their values and beliefs to their work, stay centered on their classroom visions, and learn critical instructional and leadership skills.
- Facilitate small group sessions and design learning experiences that offer best practices and create communities of collaboration.
- Help corps members understand the community in which they teach and provide strategies for them to build meaningful relationships with multiple partners within the community.
- Minimum of two years of experience achieving ambitious outcomes as a classroom teacher in a low-income community
- Experience coaching adults
- Have a deep commitment to Teach For America's mission, core values, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness
- When faced with obstacles, you deepen resolve, adapt, and persist with optimism.
- You demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, and you are committed to coaching corps members to do the same.
- You have the ability to engage in difficult conversations.
- You know how to zero in on the main issues and prioritize accordingly with strong solutions.
- You constantly reflect and work to grow and improve.
- Occasional weekends and evenings required
- Independent travel to multiple school sites throughout the day that may be significant distances from one another
- A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one before the first day of employment with no major driving violations in the last three years may be required
- Potentially travel to at least two Teach For America conferences each year