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Summer Training Instructors

Location: North Carolina
Type of Vacancy: Part-Time Seasonal


Seeking Passionate Instructional Leaders! 
TNTP seeks summer Training Instructors. This position is based in Charlotte and is available in Summer 2019. You must be a current Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employee and available to work approximately 20-35 hours per week from mid-June to late July.   

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 and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools partnered together to create the CMS Teaching Residency, a district-operated teacher pipeline and one option for alternative route licensure. The program is recruiting and training secondary math, secondary ELA, secondary science, and general elementary teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. 

CMS Teaching Residency prepares candidates to achieve immediate, measurable success with their students in the fall. Our training approach focuses on foundational skills that we believe candidates must have to ensure a strong start to the school year as a new teacher.  During their summer field experience and training, candidates rehearse the foundational skills, receive coaching, and practice them with students.  Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in these skills in order to successfully complete summer field experience and training and become a teacher of record in the fall.    

What You’ll Do
Instructors lead skill-building sessions focused on the foundational skills of summer field experience and training, ensuring candidates have high quality opportunities to both learn and practice the skills. In addition, Instructors design and facilitate sessions that support candidates’ ability to plan and execute instruction.  
Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Internalize Teach Like a Champion and the principles of effective practice with the techniques 
  • Plan and/or facilitate daily skill-building sessions based on Teach Like a Champion for multiple groups of candidates, including: 
    • Expertly modeling Teach Like a Champion techniques so that candidates understand the essential components of the techniques and their impact on student learning 
    • Leading candidates in analyzing the Teach Like a Champion techniques 
    • Providing targeted, actionable feedback to candidates on their practice of the techniques 
    • Maintaining high levels of session rigor through skillful facilitation 
  • Facilitate Culturally Responsive Teaching Development and content-specific sessions  
  • Plan and/or facilitate collaborative planning sessions for groups of candidates, that include designing and leading weekly lesson planning sessions that support candidates’ acquisition of instructional planning skills 
  • Identify and communicate trends in candidate performance by communicating performance trends to Teacher Development Coaches, who work with smaller groups of candidates to further develop skills in the classroom  
  • Meet with other staff members to plan meaningful training activities and norm on candidate 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.  

Instructors 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.   

  • Current Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employee (required) 
  • Minimum of two years of successful teaching experience in high-need subject areas (required)  
  • Strong familiarity and experience with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (required) 
  • Experience with Teach Like a Champion techniques (highly preferred) 
  • Experience in facilitating effective training experiences for adult learners (highly preferred) 
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire students and adults 
  • Experience and comfort providing direct, in-the-moment feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate 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 work environment 
  • Readiness to work non-standard hours over the course of summer field experience and training (approximately 20-35 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. Summer Training Instructors’ hourly wage is $25, with a $20/hour training rate. 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. 
Time Commitment  
Summer Training Instructors can expect up to 40 hours of training over multiple days in May and June.  Summer Training Instructors are focused on preparation work in advance of summer field experience and training and a full-time commitment of 20 – 35+hours/week for the six weeks of summer field experience and training from mid-June to late July. 
To Apply
If you are interested in becoming a Summer Training Instructor for the CMS 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 mentor new teachers who are preparing for their first years in high need classrooms? 
What do you believe to be the biggest challenges that will beset the incoming teacher candidate in their first year and how you will help them to overcome these challenges during the sessions you will lead? 
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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