Seeking Passionate Instructional Leaders!
TNTP seeks summer Field Experience Managers for the Baltimore City Teaching Residency (BCTR). This position is based in Baltimore, Maryland and is available in Summer 2019 with training for the role beginning in Spring 2019. To be considered for this role, you must be able to attend training during the Spring at least twice per week for a six-week time period.
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.
Through a TNTP partnership with City Schools, Baltimore City Teaching Residency (BCTR) provides career changers and recent college graduates the chance to transform the lives of Baltimore City youth. We are not just any teacher preparation program. We do not just provide a means to earn certification. We prepare teachers to lead thriving, academically demanding classroom communities in which students achieve at high levels. Currently, one in ten Baltimore City Teachers became a teacher through BCTR.
The Baltimore City Teaching Residency prepares Residents to achieve immediate, measurable success with their students in the fall. Our training approach, called Fast Start, focuses on foundational skills that we believe Residents must have to ensure a strong start to the school year as a new teacher. During their pre-service training, Residents rehearse the foundational skills, receive coaching, and practice them with students. Residents must demonstrate proficiency in these skills in order to successfully complete pre-service training and become a teacher of record in the fall.
What You’ll Do
The Field Experience Manager plays an integral role in the success of pre-service training (PST) by managing a group of seasonal staff members toward ambitious goals, ensuring a smooth implementation of Field Experience, and serving as a site-wide leader before and during training.
As part of the Pre-service Training leadership team, the responsibilities of the Field Experience Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assist with the management and training of pre-service training staff by:
- Assigning Residents to coaching groups \
- Co-facilitating portions of staff training
- Assist with the planning of the Field Experience component of PST by:
- Coordinating with district staff to identify summer school cooperating teachers and assigning Residents to summer school classrooms
- Organizing and implementing Field Experience orientation activities for cooperating teachers and Residents
- Assist with the set up and maintenance of the PST site (posters, attendance systems, bulletin boards, etc.)
- Manage a team of 3-4 Teacher Development Coaches/Instructors, including:
- Ensuring each staff member is fulfilling the responsibilities of their role and motivating their group Residents to reach ambitious goals with students during summer school and beyond
- Meeting with staff to plan or practice sessions or coaching, and norm on Resident performance standards
- Ensuring that staff members are keeping accurate and timely records of Resident performance in the program’s data systems
- Coordinating periodic formal evaluations of Resident performance
- Identify and act on trends in Resident performance by:
- Using data to identify trends in teacher performance on Fast Start skills and techniques for individuals, groups and across the entire cohort
- Evaluating development steps identified by coaches to ensure they are efficiently and effectively improving Resident performance
- Evaluating session facilitation, and especially practice, in skill building sessions to ensure they are effectively improving Resident performance
- Working with the rest of the PST leadership team to manage Resident performance, including interventions for struggling Residents
- Ensure the smooth execution of the Field Experience by:
- Working with cooperating teachers and school staff to remove roadblocks to Residents’ gaining meaningful teaching experience
- Conducting brief “pop-in” visits at all Field Experience summer school sites weekly to maintain high level knowledge of Resident performance and relationships with cooperating teachers
- As needed, assist Residents with resolving conflicts with the cooperating teacher or school staff
- Establish and reinforce a culture of achievement that drives Residents to ensure that all students achieve at high levels through all interactions with Residents and PST team members
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 our Field Experience Managers to demonstrate a record of academic success working with students in high need schools, high expectations for students and teachers, and strong organizational and communication skills.
- Minimum three years of successful teaching experience in high-need subject areas (required)
- Experience coaching, mentoring, and providing feedback to staff members
- Experience working with the Baltimore City Teaching Residency or a similar alternative certification program (preferred/not required)
- Strong familiarity and experience with the Common Core State Standards (highly preferred)
- Experience with Teach Like a Champion techniques (highly preferred)
- Familiarity with Baltimore City Public Schools curriculum in your certification area (preferred/not required)
- Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire students and adults
- Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate teacher improvement
- 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 environment.
- Readiness to work non-standard hours over the course of the pre-service training (50+ hours per week)
- 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.
- Willingness to be a part of a culture that is diverse and inclusive
What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience in a similar position. On average, Field Experience managers can expect to make $25/hour. 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. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work each day.
Field Experience Managers can expect up to 40 hours of training over multiple days in the spring and summer. Field Experience Managers are focused on preparation work in advance of pre-service training and a full-time commitment of 40 – 50+hours/week for the six weeks of pre-service training.
If you are interested in becoming a Field Experience Manager for the Baltimore City Teaching Residency, 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 manage coaches and/or instructors
What do you believe to be the biggest challenges incoming Residents will face in their first year and how you will help them to overcome these challenges during pre-service training?
Please submit your application online.
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.
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