Seeking Passionate Instructional Leaders!
TNTP seeks summer Teacher Development Coaches for Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF). This position is based in Indianapolis and is available in Spring 2019.
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 Indianapolis Teaching Fellows Program is an alternative route to a career in teaching for talented professionals committed to improving the odds for kids by raising student achievement. This unique partnership with Marian University, has placed more than 500 teachers in the classroom across the city of Indianapolis. More than 10 of these Fellows have been named the Teacher of the Year in their school or network.
ITF 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.
What You’ll Do
Teacher Development Coaches are experienced and successful teachers who develop Fellows towards mastery of a small number of foundational skills that we believe Fellows must have to ensure a strong start to the school year as a new teacher.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Influence, coach, and motivate a group of 12-15 Fellows to reach ambitious goals with students and mastery of the four foundational skills by:
- Observing and providing specific, actionable, on-the-spot feedback to individual Fellows at least twice per week on their teaching performance in a summer school classroom
- Planning and executing daily coaching experiences, including in-classroom interventions, that are based on performance data and offer opportunities for practice and immediate feedback
- Co-facilitating skill building sessions, which support Fellows’ acquisition of Teach Like a Champion techniques aligned with the foundational skills of PST
- Facilitate and/or co-facilitate responsive coaching sessions to provide Fellows with valuable practice time in critical teaching skills.
- Evaluate Fellow performance by assessing Fellow proficiency, using data to identify trends in teacher performance and identifying the highest priority development areas on an individual and group level
- Promote analytical self-reflection in Fellows in order to accelerate growth and student achievement
- Meet with other PST team members to plan meaningful training activities and norm 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 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 Teacher Development Coaches 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 two years of successful teaching experience in high-need subject areas (required)
- Strong familiarity and experience with the Indiana 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 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.
What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience in a similar position. Teacher Development Coaches’, on average, make $25 per 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.
Teacher Development Coaches can expect up to 40 hours of training over multiple days in the spring and the summer. Teacher Development Coaches are focused on preparation work in advance of pre-service training and a full-time commitment of 40 – 50+hours/week for the five weeks of pre-service training.
If you are interested in becoming a Teacher Development Coach for Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, please submit a resume and one-page cover letter online that answers the following questions:
- Why do your experience and skills make you a strong candidate to mentor new teachers who are preparing for their first years in high need classrooms?
- What do you believe to be the biggest challenges incoming Fellows will face in their first year and how you will help them to overcome these challenges during pre-service training?
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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