Seeking Passionate Instructional Leaders!
TNTP seeks summer Instructional Coaches for the Nevada Teacher Corps. This position is based in Las Vegas and is available in Spring/Summer 2018. The instructional coach position has been reserved for 2018 Lead Nevada cohort members.
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.
TNTP’s Nevada Teacher Corps consists of aspiring teachers who are committed to improving the odds for kids in Nevada by raising student achievement. This is an exciting time for education in Nevada, and the Nevada Teacher Corps will play an important role in new state-wide reform efforts. This is the third year of operation for the Nevada Teacher Corps and this summer we intend to work with 80-90 elementary teachers.
The Nevada Teacher Corps prepares Fellows to achieve immediate, measurable success with their students in the fall. Our training approach, called Fast Start, focuses on foundational skills that we believe Fellows must have to ensure a strong start to the school year as a new teacher. During their pre-service training, Fellows rehearse the foundational skills, receive coaching, and practice them with students. Fellows must demonstrate proficiency in these skills in order to successfully complete pre-service training and become a teacher of record in the fall.
About Lead Nevada Academy (www.leadnevada.org)
Lead Nevada Academy is a nine-month, selective professional development program for teachers in Clark County. Throughout the duration of this program, talented educators receive training and support to hone the skills necessary to be tomorrow’s school leaders, while making a difference in their current school communities. The Academy begins with field experience in the Instructional Coach role at the Nevada Teacher Corps Pre-Service Training (PST) and culminates with the design of a project to improve student achievement and spark innovation in Clark County. Throughout the nine months, participants grow day-by-day in their current roles through coaching, workshops, and online training in preparation for becoming an instructional leader, dean, or principal.
The job description for the field experience portion of Lead NV academy is below. Note: The Lead Nevada application process begins with this application for the Instructional Coach role.
What You’ll Do
Instructional Coaches both directly coach a group of fellows and lead skill-building sessions focused on the foundational skills of pre-service training, ensuring Fellows have high quality opportunities to both learn and practice the skills. In addition, Instructional Coaches design and facilitate sessions that support Fellows’ ability to plan and execute instruction. In order to do this effectively, instructors spend time in classrooms and collaborate with Teacher Development Coaches to prepare NTC teachers.
Specifically you will be expected to:
- Coach, influence, and motivate a group of 8-10 Fellows to reach ambitious goals with students, and mastery of a small number of the four foundational skills by:
- Observing and providing specific, actionable, on-the-spot feedback to individual Fellows multiple times per week on their teaching performance in a summer school classroom
- Planning and executing coaching experiences, including in-classroom interventions, that are based on performance data and offer opportunites for practice and immediate feedback
- Deeply internalize Teach Like a Champion and the principles of effective practice with the techniques
- Facilitate a particular strand of teacher development sessions, specializing in one or more of the following, and maintaining high levels of session rigor through skillful adult facilitation:
- Parent Investment Family Engagement (PIFE)
- Teach Like a Champion techniques
- Instructional planning
- Identify and communicate trends in Fellow performance by observing them in sessions and in the classroom
- In partnership with the Summer Site Manager and Teacher Development Coaches, keep a pulse on the state of teacher development and the student experience, using site-wide data to take proactive measures to address development trends
- Meet with PST team to plan meaningful training activities and align on Fellow performance standards
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 empower students to reach their full potential 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.
Instructional Coaches are experienced educators who demonstrate a track record of success working with students in high-need schools, hold high expectations for students and teachers, and have strong organizational and communication skills.
Ideal candidates will also have:
- Minimum four years of successful teaching experience in high-need subject areas (highly preferred)
- Strong familiarity and experience with the Common Core State Standards (highly preferred)
- Experience with Teach Like a Champion techniques (highly preferred)
- Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire students and adults
- Experience and comfort providing direct, in-the-moment feedback to teachers and direct reports, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement
- Experience in facilitating effective training experiences for adult learners
- Demonstrated ability to connect with 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
- Readiness to work non-standard hours over the course of the seven-week pre-service training
- A positive outlook, flexibility, and sense of possibility in stressful situations
- Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings
- Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making
- Ability to build an inclusive and welcoming environment for adults
What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position.
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.
Instructional Coaches can expect to attend up to 70 hours of training over multiple days in the spring. In the summer Instructors are focused on preparation work in advance of pre-service training and roughly 50 hours per week for the seven weeks of pre-service training.
If you are interested in becoming an Instructional Coach for the Nevada Teacher Corps, 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 both mentor new teachers who are preparing for their first years in high need classrooms and support beginning teacher development coaches?
- What do you believe to be the biggest challenges that incoming Fellows will face in their first year and how will you will help them to overcome these challenges in this role?
Please submit your application online.
Hiring process: http://tntp.org/join/hiring-process