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Leadership Coach - Atlanta

Location: Georgia
Type of Vacancy: Full time

Description

​Seeking passionate turnaround school leaders!

TNTP seeks a full-time Leadership Coach to support our leadership development work in Atlanta, Georgia. This position must be based in a home office in Atlanta, Georgia. and is pending on contingent work.  Travel up to 40% annually may be required.     

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.

Across the country, we work on the ground to create effective leaders by recruiting and training new school leaders and developing current leaders through targeted professional development and one-on-one coaching. In Atlanta, we are working with the instructional leadership teams of a subset of underperforming schools to ensure teachers and leaders are equipped to produce significantly better outcomes for students. 

What You’ll Do

We know that to have an effective teacher in every classroom, there must be an effective leadership team in every school.  As a Leadership Coach, you will work with the instructional leadership team (including Assistant Principal, Reading Specialist, Lead Teachers and any other member of the school leadership team) in turnaround schools to drive change by creating and developing a shared vision of an excellent school and what excellent instruction looks like; and, providing the support to assist school leadership teams in actualizing that vision.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Leveraging district assets and building capacity to implement high quality leadership development in service of improved student outcomes
  • Designing and implementing trainings and supports for school leadership teams that optimize supports for school leaders to transform their schools
  • Supporting school leadership teams with change management best practices, as they help navigate their schools through the transformation process
  • Providing training and one-on-one coaching for school leadership teams to transform their schools through a cohesive vision and strategic solutions in leadership and talent, culture, academics and operations
  • Helping leaders use student achievement and teacher performance data to drive curriculum and instruction decisions
  • Collaborating with TNTP leadership coaches across the organization to leverage and refine TNTP’s best practices in leadership support and development
  • Managing other TNTP staff in their work to coordinate projects, examine data and develop metrics to support the successful implementation of services 

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 the Leadership Coach to:

  • Bring a distinguished track record in coaching school leaders or school leadership. You have significant experience coaching school leaders or have led schools that achieved great things for their students.
  • Demonstrate expertise in facilitating powerful learning experiences for adults. You excel at designing and implementing professional development: you have the content expertise to create rich training materials, conceptualize meaningful interactive learning experiences and facilitate training sessions for school and district leaders.
  • Have stage presence. We’re counting on your strong public presentation skills and ability to provide thoughtful and compelling insights in settings small and large, formal and informal. 
  • Propose innovative solutions to complex challenges. You have a history of tackling high stakes challenges head on and moving work forward toward successful outcomes. Ambiguity doesn’t overwhelm you; just the opposite, you thrive on it. Your creative instincts will help you deal with vague situations and develop new approaches with limited guidance.
  • Influence leaders to act. You’ll regularly interact with and be expected to influence clients – motivating them to make both incremental change and take quantum leaps.  

Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a school leader and a proven track record of raising student achievement, preferably in high-need schools or with high-need populations
  • Experience coaching and facilitating professional development for school leaders and teachers
  • Immediate understanding of what effective teaching looks like and what an excellent school looks like with a deep commitment to effective and rigorous instruction.
  • Strong familiarity and experience with the Common Core State Standards (preferred)
  • Deep expertise in school improvement strategy, change management and system level change
  • Ability to track and analyze performance data to uncover trends and act strategically and effectively to improve results
  • Ability to communicate compelling feedback that motivates leaders, develops instruction and accelerates student achievement
  • Comfort tackling sensitive issues and modeling crucial conversations
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills, including the ability to collaborate, and attain and grow effective partnerships to meet common goals

What We Offer

TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance based bonus. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.  

To Apply

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online. 

It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position. 

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.

Learn More

  • TNTP:  www.tntp.org
  • Benefits and hiring process: http://tntp.org/join 
  • Life at TNTP: http://tntp.org/about-tntp/our-people



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