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Reading tester

Posted by | September 3, 2021 |

Beyond Basics is a non-profit literacy support initiative based in Detroit, MI.  We are dedicated to providing intensive literacy interventions in the Detroit Public Schools and surrounding communities.  Beyond Basics offers a research based, scientifically supported instructional methodology that has proven to be highly effective in literacy development.  Testing personnel is needed to assess students prior to tutoring and also after the tutoring sequence has ended.  Schedules are variable with both full- and part-time options available.

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Development Assistant

Posted by | August 25, 2021 |

Position Title: Development Assistant

Salary Range: $35,000$45,000 + benefits

Reports to: Director of Operations

Position Description:

Give Merit is looking for a Development Assistant to join their team. This person will play an integral part in Give Merit’s fundraising and development strategy, working with relevant staff and board members. To ensure success, this person will have a clear understanding of the organization’s core values. Top candidates thrive in a fast-paced environment, are willing to learn new things, and pay close attention to details.

Roles & Responsibilities:

General

  • Develop deep understanding of Give Merit mission, values, programs, and vision
  • Attend one FATE workshop per week
  • Coordinate special guest mentor/visitor experience at program offerings

Development Support

  • CRM Maintenance
    • Remain in constant pursuit of learning the capabilities of the database and sharing how it can best serve the organization
    • Uphold accurate and up-to-date information regarding constituent profiles and giving history
      • Regularly input precise data into CRM in accordance with organizational processes
    • Gift processing
      • Become expert on donation processes and protocols
      • Maintain donation intake for organization following outlined processes
      • Ensure donors are acknowledged in a timely fashion
    • Reporting
      • Run reports as necessary for purposes including, but not limited to:
        • Data tracking
        • Outreach & Engagement
        • Events
        • Publications
      • Donor Cultivation
        • Work with staff and board to implement and execute stakeholder cultivation practices
          (i.e. Thank You Cards, Emails, & Calls)
        • Attend occasional meetings with donors and prospects
          • Prepare materials as necessary
        • Prospect and secure partners/donors for annual corporate pledges and FATE Professional Academy event
      • Grant Writing
        • Manage a segment of organizational grant proposals (Composition, Reporting, etc.)

Special Projects (support as needed)

  • Fundraising events
  • Alumni engagement
  • Social media

Qualifications:

  • Passion for serving the Detroit community, especially youth
  • Effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Extremely strong attention to details
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Familiarity with Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive)
  • Experience with coordinating donors/volunteers, youth, or events (preferred)
  • Experience with utilizing CRM (i.e. Bloomerang, Salesforce, etc.) Software (preferred)
  • Understanding of what the grant seeking process entails (preferred)

 

 

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Program Assistant

Posted by | August 23, 2021 |

Position Title: Program Assistant

Salary: $40,000 + benefits

Reports to: Stakeholder Strategy Director

Position Description:

Give Merit is looking for a Program Assistant to join their team. This person will provide support to a variety of members on the Give Merit team while also managing a key component to Give Merit’s FATE program: its volunteer mentors. To ensure success, this person will have a clear understanding of the organization’s core values. Top candidates thrive in a fast-paced environment, are willing to learn new things, and pay close attention to details.

Roles & Responsibilities:

FATE

  • Develop deep understanding of Give Merit mission, values, programs, and vision
  • Participate in and support weekly curriculum development meetings
  • High School Program – This position will primarily support the Cohort Lead for the Class of 2024 & Class of 2025 to meet the needs of the cohort and mentors at large.
    • Uphold program mission, values, and goals while supporting delivery of FATE programming
    • Establish meaningful relationships with students
    • Cohort lead support – Support workshop preparation, setup, and execution, including, but not limited to, the following elements:
      • Curriculum facilitation as needed
      • In-person: workshop snacks & meals, bus coordination, room setup & breakdown, workshop table groups, material prep & distribution, student engagement
      • Manage cohort trackers/internal data
    • Mentor Management – This position will utilize the systems and processes created to support recruitment, training, and relationship development to best support FATE mentors.
      • Recruitment (Informational sessions, Application review, Interviews)
      • Training
      • Communication & Coordination
      • Workshop Logistics
      • Events

Special Projects (support as needed)

  • Fundraising events
  • Alumni engagement
  • Social media
  • CRM support

Qualifications:

  • Passion for serving the Detroit community, especially youth
  • Effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Extremely strong attention to details
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Familiarity with Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive)
  • Experience with coordinating volunteers, youth, or events (preferred)

 

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K-5 Teacher

Posted by | August 10, 2021 |

Are you excited to inspire and equip scholars in a rigorous and nurturing classroom environment that prioritizes student learning and social-emotional development? Join our dynamic and passionate team of educators this Fall at MacDowell Prep Academy on Detroit’s West Side!

MacDowell Preparatory Academy is seeking passionate and nurturing teachers who can provide individualized and supportive instruction that allows each student to achieve academic excellence and exhibit independence and social responsibility.

Duties and responsibilities of a teacher will include but are not limited to:

Outstanding academic achievement and student character development
Create a positive, achievement-oriented, joyful, and data-driven classroom that excites and invests students.
Motivate students to reach and manifest high academic and behavioral standards.
Build learning environments of respectful, achievement-oriented, optimistic, persistent, team-oriented, and joyful learners.
Hold all students accountable for proper diligence and behavior in and out of school.
Professional learning, development, and growth
Collaborate with Deans, and other members of the school team to improve instruction, culture, and results.
Utilize and maximize MPA’s’ Pacing Plan, quarterly assessments, data-analysis systems, professional development, and instructional strategies.
Enthusiastically participate in formal and informal learning and development opportunities.

Skills and Characteristics

Mission-driven with extremely high standards for student achievement
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Problem-solving attitude with incredibly strong work ethic and humility
A joy of learning and leading
Strong instructional and classroom management skills
Professional level of personal organization and planning
Willingness to respond positively to feedback with a solutions-oriented attitude
Mastery of and enthusiasm for the subject matter.
Educational Background and Work Experience

Willingness to seek valid state certification if needed.

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Middle School Math Teacher

Posted by | August 10, 2021 |

Are you excited to inspire and equip scholars in a rigorous and nurturing classroom environment that prioritizes student learning and social-emotional development?

MacDowell Preparatory Academy is seeking a passionate and dedicated curriculum, teaching life skills and nurturing Middle School Math Teacher who can provide individualized and focused emotional intelligence through a supportive instruction that allows each student to achieve academic excellence and exhibit community environment. social responsibility.

The Middle School Math Teacher:

Inspires students to learn, promoting creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills that students can apply outside of the classroom
Develops goals that assist with gauging academic performance while giving students clear directives on how to improve
Utilizes excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills to identify in life. student needs
Models the standards and behaviors they ask of their students, aiding in each students’ ability to cultivate desirable habits and behaviors

QUALIFICATIONS

Attributes:

Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and administrators their future and own their own learning. They and clearly express complex ideas will maximize their potential and achieve
Willingness to leverage the student support network to ensure that students’ success in every area of their lives. social, emotional, nutritional, and health needs are addressed
Confidence speaking in front of groups and enforcing classroom rules
Ability to create engaging lesson plans and successfully instruct students in accountable for creating an environment where theories, methods, and tasks, inspiring students to learn scholars enthusiastically learn
Proficient active listening skills to understand and adapt to students’ various learning needs
Strong public speaking and oral presentation skills actively supporting our children’s dreams and
Excellent organization and time management skills
Advanced technology skills to track student attendance and grades and present creative lessons
Leadership skills and patience for working with students of all levels
Thrives both independently and within a collaborative working environment students
Maintains a high level of personal and professional integrity

Education and Experience

Valid Michigan Teacher Certificate in appropriate grade level and/or content
Knowledge of State Standards and Common Core Standards staff and students
Two years of teaching experience preferred
High level of comfort working in a growth-focused coaching environment relationships based on observations, debriefs, action planning, and progress monitoring
High quality written and verbal communication skills
High proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook
Experience working in a multi-cultural setting preferred
Successful completion of federal and state criminal background checks
Ability to meet educational standards as applicable
Ability to work well under pressure as well as effectively prioritize and execute tasks to meet deadlines consistently
Understanding of and ability to manage confidential information
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Classroom Culture and Student Development

Implement MPA curriculum & instructional practices
Relentlessly work to meet all goals related to student achievement and culture as well as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals
Develop, administer, and/or facilitate assessments to determine student math levels
Create instructional math plans to match student ability and learning styles
Deliver highly effective daily lessons based on student need and rooted in research-based instructional practices
Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students, guiding scholars through math activities to help them overcome obstacles
Create a joyful, caring, and loving classroom environment for all students
Integrate culturally responsive teaching practices into daily lessons and interactions with students, parents, and colleagues
Consult with parents and teachers to recommend at-home strategies to improve math skills
Communicate regularly with families regarding the academic and social-emotional growth of their child
Implement school-wide culture expectations and norms, inside the classroom and beyond
Incorporate 21st-century technology skills into daily classroom practice and team settings
Participate in the planning and implementation of non-instructional activities such as social events and field trips

Organization and Collaboration

Partner with colleagues to employ teaching/learning strategies that promote math comprehension
Maintain current and efficient records including the preparation of reports, data visuals, and presentations
Assist in the creation and implementation of after-school and/or math tutoring programs
Model successful math instruction in elementary and/or middle school classrooms
Collaborate and communicate effectively, humbly, and respectfully with all colleagues
Other related duties as assigned by the School Leader/Principal

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K-8 Teachers

Posted by | August 10, 2021 |

Position Title:  Teacher

Reports to:  This position reports to and is evaluated by the School Principal

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Michigan Teacher Certification

Position Description:  The classroom teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing high quality instruction to all students.  He or she will use a variety of methodologies and curriculum resources to ensure that all students meet grade level content expectations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Deliver engaging high quality instruction to all students;
  • Utilize a variety of researched-based instructional techniques, strategies, and methods;
  • Implement a tiered system of instruction within the classroom to meet the needs of all students;
  • Hold ongoing instructional-specific conversations focused on improving student learning;
  • Collaborate to create and execute clear, logical instructional plans that produce strong results in student learning;
  • Integrate technology in instruction, planning and communication;
  • Coordinate instruction within and across grade levels;
  • Demonstrate successful teaching techniques and classroom management skills as defined by the District’s evaluation tool;
  • Create a learning environment that is conducive for learning;
  • Design a physical environment that uses classroom space, walls and room arrangement to support effective learning and communication;
  • Build meaningful, caring relationships with students;
  • Motivate students and influence their behaviors;
  • Use appropriate tone and language when redirecting students;
  • Actively participate in the Teaching for Learning Cycle which requires analyzing data, completing action plans, delivering re-teach lessons and reflecting on the instructional learning cycle;
  • Participate and adhere to all specialized student plans i.e. Individual Educational Plans (IEPs), 504, Behavior Plans, etc.
  • Utilize the multi-tiered system of support to identify and address barriers to learning;
  • Design and utilize formative assessments to modify and adjust instruction on a daily basis;
  • Collect and analyze data to inform instructional decisions;
  • Contribute to a professional environment that is one of mutual respect, teamwork, and accountability;
  • Adheres to the District’s and School’s policies, expectations, and protocols as outlined in the District’s Policies and Procedures Manual and School’s Procedures Manual.

Required Competencies & Skills:

  • Achieve results by taking risks and reflecting and acting on lessons learned;
  • Maintain his/her drive for results by demonstrating persistence, directness, and the ability to monitor and plan ahead;
  • Possess the aptitude to discuss subject specific content instruction and the drive to try out new ideas to improve student learning;
  • Achieve outstanding student achievement results in a short amount of time;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships and work effectively in a collaborative environment;
  • Possess a track record of leadership, integrity, initiative, curiosity and perseverance;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written), interpret policy and procedures, maintain emotional control under stress;
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional;
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel and the Google Suite;
  • Express a commitment to relentless pursuit of increasing student learning; and
  • Ability to skillfully challenge the status quo.

Physical Requirements:  Light Work:  Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects; Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling.

Terms of Employment:  Salary benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan.  Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the District.

Evaluation:  Performance of this job will be evaluated by the School Principal in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

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Jalen Rose Leadership Academy : ELA Teacher

Posted by | August 3, 2021 |

We are seeking :  High School ELA and College Bound Scholars Teachers

As an educator at Promise Schools you will:

  • Continuously improve your expertise in the classroom in collaboration with your peers, accelerating your time to mastery.
  • Jump-start your career growth potential. PS is a rapidly expanding network of schools, which means plenty of opportunity for you in the classroom or through our administrator pathway compared to other education organizations.
  • Get results. Our mission isn’t accomplished, but the early indicators of success propel us forward. As one example, 90+% of our scholars earn acceptance to a four-year college.

Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

1. Outstanding academic achievement and student character development

  • Live the American Promise Way and be the model of a renaissance learner.
  • Create an aspirational, positive, achievement-oriented, joyful, and data-driven classroom that excites and invests students.
  • Motivate student to reach and manifest high academic and behavioral standards.
  • Build learning environments of respectful, achievement-oriented, optimistic, persistent, team-oriented, and joyful learners.
  • Hold all students accountable for proper diligence and behavior in and out of school.

2. Professional learning, development, and growth

  • Collaborate with Deans, Captains, Chieftains, Gurus, and other members of the school team to improve instruction, culture, and results.
  • Utilize and maximize American Promise Schools’ Pacing Plan, quarterly assessments, data-analysis systems, professional development, and instructional strategies.
  • Enthusiastically participate in formal and informal learning and development opportunities.

Strong applicants will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • An active Michigan teaching endorsement or ability to demonstrate a clear path to obtain certification in the near future
  • At least two years of teaching experience with a proven track record of high student achievement or a new teacher with the demonstrated ability to contribute to closing the achievement gap immediately
  • Unrelenting, high expectations for student achievement
  • An openness to feedback and collaboration with a solutions-oriented mindset

 

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Two years of teaching experience highly preferred with a proven record of high student achievement.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university.
  • Possess or is eligible for a valid Michigan teaching license and proper certification.

Experience and Skills:

  • Mission driven with extremely high standards for student achievement
  • Indefatigable will and spirit
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong belief in the Promise Way, mission, values, and model.
  • Problem-Solving attitude with incredibly strong work ethic and humility
  • A joy of learning and leading with a sense of humor
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • Professional level of personal organization and planning
  • Willingness to respond positively to feedback with a solutions-oriented attitude
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.

 

Salary

Starting pay is $55,000 for certified teachers. 401K Match (6%), free yoga classes

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3rd Grade Math Teacher

Posted by | July 7, 2021 |

Are you excited to inspire and equip scholars in a rigorous and nurturing classroom environment that prioritizes student learning and social-emotional development?

MacDowell Preparatory Academy is seeking a passionate and dedicated curriculum, teaching life skills and nurturing 3rd Grade Math Teacher who can provide individualized and focused emotional intelligence through a supportive instruction that allows each student to achieve academic excellence and exhibit community environment. social responsibility.

The 3rd Grade Math Teacher:

– Inspires students to learn, promoting creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills that students can apply outside of the classroom
– Develops goals that assist with gauging academic performance while giving students clear directives on how to improve
– Utilizes excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills to identify in life. student needs
– Models the standards and behaviors they ask of their students, aiding in each students’ ability to cultivate desirable habits and behaviors

QUALIFICATIONS

Attributes:

– Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and administrators their future and own their own learning. They and clearly express complex ideas will maximize their potential and achieve
– Willingness to leverage the student support network to ensure that students’ success in every area of their lives. social, emotional, nutritional, and health needs are addressed
– Confidence speaking in front of groups and enforcing classroom rules
– Ability to create engaging lesson plans and successfully instruct students in accountable for creating an environment where theories, methods, and tasks, inspiring students to learn scholars enthusiastically learn
– Proficient active listening skills to understand and adapt to students’ various learning needs
– Strong public speaking and oral presentation skills actively supporting our children’s dreams and
– Excellent organization and time management skills
– Advanced technology skills to track student attendance and grades and present creative lessons
– Leadership skills and patience for working with students of all levels
– Thrives both independently and within a collaborative working environment students
– Maintains a high level of personal and professional integrity

Education and Experience

– Valid Michigan Teacher Certificate in appropriate grade level and/or content
– Knowledge of State Standards and Common Core Standards staff and students
– Two years of teaching experience preferred
– High level of comfort working in a growth-focused coaching environment relationships based on observations, debriefs, action planning, and progress monitoring
– High quality written and verbal communication skills
– High proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook
– Experience working in a multi-cultural setting preferred
– Successful completion of federal and state criminal background checks
– Ability to meet educational standards as applicable
– Ability to work well under pressure as well as effectively prioritize and execute tasks to meet deadlines consistently
– Understanding of and ability to manage confidential information
– Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Classroom Culture and Student Development

– Implement MPA curriculum & instructional practices
– Relentlessly work to meet all goals related to student achievement and culture as well as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals
– Develop, administer, and/or facilitate assessments to determine student math levels
– Create instructional math plans to match student ability and learning styles
– Deliver highly effective daily lessons based on student need and rooted in research-based instructional practices
– Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students, guiding scholars through math activities to help them overcome obstacles
– Create a joyful, caring, and loving classroom environment for all students
– Integrate culturally responsive teaching practices into daily lessons and interactions with students, parents, and colleagues
– Consult with parents and teachers to recommend at-home strategies to improve math skills
– Communicate regularly with families regarding the academic and social-emotional growth of their child
– Implement school-wide culture expectations and norms, inside the classroom and beyond
– Incorporate 21st-century technology skills into daily classroom practice and team settings
– Participate in the planning and implementation of non-instructional activities such as social events and field trips

Organization and Collaboration

– Partner with colleagues to employ teaching/learning strategies that promote math comprehension
– Maintain current and efficient records including the preparation of reports, data visuals, and presentations
– Assist in the creation and implementation of after-school and/or math tutoring programs
– Model successful math instruction in elementary and/or middle school classrooms
– Collaborate and communicate effectively, humbly, and respectfully with all colleagues
– Other related duties as assigned by the School Leader/Principal

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Middle School Math Teacher

Posted by | July 7, 2021 |

Are you excited to inspire and equip scholars in a rigorous and nurturing classroom environment that prioritizes student learning and social- emotional development?

MacDowell Preparatory Academy is seeking a passionate and dedicated curriculum, teaching life skills and nurturing Middle School Math Teacher who can provide individualized and focused emotional intelligence through a supportive instruction that allows each student to achieve academic excellence and exhibit community environment. social responsibility.

The Middle School Math Teacher:

– Inspires students to learn, promoting creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills that students can apply outside of the classroom
– Develops goals that assist with gauging academic performance while giving students clear directives on how to improve
– Utilizes excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills to identify in life. student needs
– Models the standards and behaviors they ask of their students, aiding in each students’ ability to cultivate desirable habits and behaviors

QUALIFICATIONS

Attributes:

– Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and administrators their future and own their own learning. They and clearly express complex ideas will maximize their potential and achieve
– Willingness to leverage the student support network to ensure that students’ success in every area of their lives. social, emotional, nutritional, and health needs are addressed
– Confidence speaking in front of groups and enforcing classroom rules
– Ability to create engaging lesson plans and successfully instruct students in accountable for creating an environment where theories, methods, and tasks, inspiring students to learn scholars enthusiastically learn
– Proficient active listening skills to understand and adapt to students’ various learning needs
– Strong public speaking and oral presentation skills actively supporting our children’s dreams and
– Excellent organization and time management skills
– Advanced technology skills to track student attendance and grades and present creative lessons
– Leadership skills and patience for working with students of all levels
– Thrives both independently and within a collaborative working environment students
– Maintains a high level of personal and professional integrity

Education and Experience

– Valid Michigan Teacher Certificate in appropriate grade level and/or content
– Knowledge of State Standards and Common Core Standards staff and students
– Two years of teaching experience preferred
– High level of comfort working in a growth-focused coaching environment relationships based on observations, debriefs, action planning, and progress monitoring
– High quality written and verbal communication skills
– High proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook
– Experience working in a multi-cultural setting preferred
– Successful completion of federal and state criminal background checks
– Ability to meet educational standards as applicable
– Ability to work well under pressure as well as effectively prioritize and execute tasks to meet deadlines consistently
– Understanding of and ability to manage confidential information
– Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Classroom Culture and Student Development

– Implement MPA curriculum & instructional practices
– Relentlessly work to meet all goals related to student achievement and culture as well as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals
– Develop, administer, and/or facilitate assessments to determine student math levels
– Create instructional math plans to match student ability and learning styles
– Deliver highly effective daily lessons based on student need and rooted in research-based instructional practices
– Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students, guiding scholars through math activities to help them overcome obstacles
– Create a joyful, caring, and loving classroom environment for all students
– Integrate culturally responsive teaching practices into daily lessons and interactions with students, parents, and colleagues
– Consult with parents and teachers to recommend at-home strategies to improve math skills
– Communicate regularly with families regarding the academic and social-emotional growth of their child
– Implement school-wide culture expectations and norms, inside the classroom and beyond
– Incorporate 21st-century technology skills into daily classroom practice and team settings
– Participate in the planning and implementation of non-instructional activities such as social events and field trips

Organization and Collaboration

– Partner with colleagues to employ teaching/learning strategies that promote math comprehension
– Maintain current and efficient records including the preparation of reports, data visuals, and presentations
– Assist in the creation and implementation of after-school and/or math tutoring programs
– Model successful math instruction in elementary and/or middle school classrooms
– Collaborate and communicate effectively, humbly, and respectfully with all colleagues
– Other related duties as assigned by the School Leader/Principal

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Assistant Principal

Posted by | June 16, 2021 |

Position Title: Assistant Principal

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: Michigan

Reports To: School Principal

Start Date: July 2021

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

 

Position Description:

The Assistant Principal is a self-driven and motivated educational leader whose philosophy and beliefs align with Distinctive Schools’ mission, vision and values. This person has a keen instructional lens and is able to provide targeted and actionable feedback. They possess a growth mindset and build staff staff by motivating colleagues to work towards both the campus and network goals. The Assistant Principal is a fun-loving, hard-working individual who is interested in collaboration and growth.

The Assistant Principal leads school campus initiatives to ensure fidelity of the Distinctive Schools (DS) mission, vision and values alongside the DS Strategic Plan. The primary outcomes of the the Assistant Principal are to: 1) implement the DS instructional coaching model by supporting and fostering the development of individual teachers and the instructional coaches; 2)  facilitate the formal and informal observations process; 3) oversee all MTSS efforts and processes to support student learning including data, planning, and problem solving meetings; and 4) support school-wide academic and social and emotional learning to reinforce safe, joyful, and personalized learning environments.

Assistant Principal roles and responsibilities include:

Culture

  • Build and foster positive and professional relationships with all staff
  • Honor teacher voice and autonomy in the coaching partnership
  • Foster positive climate and culture among all team members
  • Model and cultivate a strengths-based mindset and language
  • Celebrate teacher and staff milestones, accomplishments, and growth towards goals
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Promote safe, supportive learning and professional working environments with an equity conscious mindset
  • Coordinate and lead special events in partnership with the School Director, including visits and tours

 

Instructional Leadership

  • Serve as the model for instructional and social-emotional best practices
  • Serve as a member of the school’s  Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) to support alignment, including and performing other ILT duties (In Professional Learning and Leadership)
  • Co-execute the Campus Growth Plan in alignment with DS Strategic Plan in partnership with the School Principal
  • Develop, implement, and oversee specific projects based on the unique needs of the campus and in alignment with the campus growth plan efforts, and student centered learning initiatives in partnership with ILT
  • Oversee campus implementation of DS MTSS processes, protocols, and tools with ongoing collaboration with network teams.
  • Uphold and support successful implementation of core curriculum and assessments
  • Meet with the Instructional Coaches at least bi-weekly to prioritize coaching caseload and determine action steps
  • Provide feedback to instructional coaches and mentors to support their professional growth and development
  • Meet with the Mentor Teachers at least monthly to problem-solve and determine action steps
  • Provide feedback to teachers, including instructional coaches and mentors, to support their professional growth and development
  • Conduct formal observations in adherence to regional expectations and protocols
  • Coordinate and oversee all required testing administration in partnership with the school director/principal and Director of Data and Assessment
  • Plan and present ongoing professional development and collaborative planning sessions
  • Oversee the implementation and data analysis of instructional technology and online programs
  • Monitor and ensure staff adherence to the norms outlined in the DS Professional Expectations and Responsibilities

 

Instructional Coaching

  • Exemplify and support the DS instructional coaching model, including facilitation of deep coaching cycles based on teacher need and experience
  • Move the performance of individual teachers through goal-setting, observation, co-teaching, modeling, and goal-specific feedback
  • Model specific teaching skills or strategies for teachers through the use of video and classroom instruction
  • Create coaching tools (e.g., checklists, observation protocols, conversation agendas, etc.) to support each teacher’s progress towards and achievement of the goal
  • Prioritize the needs of teachers who need intensive and ongoing support (i.e. first-year teachers)
  • Provide weekly (minimum) coaching for those teachers actively participating  in a deep coaching cycle, including those on a Direct Support Plan (DSP)
  • Provide directive coaching as an extension of the formal observation process
  • Document and model documentation of  deep coaching work

 

MTSS Processes  

  • Review lesson plans and provide feedback based on individual coaching cycles and/or school-wide professional development goals
  • Lead MTSS initiatives, processes, and structures at the campus level and contribute to network MTSS design
  • Facilitate campus and grade level problem solving meetings ensuring evidence-based decision making for Tiers 1, 2, and 3 responses and interventions
  • Collaborate with school team to design, develop, document and implement a continuum of effective, research-based and innovative interventions and instructional supports  as part of a multi-tiered system of supports
  • Model and coach teachers in effective Tier 1, 2, and 3 instruction and implementation
  • Support communication with parents on MTSS processes, intervention and student progress
  • Pilot tools, resources, data collection and programs in partnership with the network Academic Team

 

Assessment and Data Analysis 

  • Review & analyze campus academic and behavior Tier 1, 2, and 3 data (e.g, universal screeners and core program assessments, digital program data, check-in/out, etc.). Update the ILT and DS Academic Team on progress.
  • Assist with coordination of the campus’ universal screening process for both academics and behavior
  • Maintain records of student progress toward standards, intervention progress monitoring, and digital program data in established network systems
  • Collaborate with instructional coaches and mentor teachers to model and support strong data analysis, and lesson design during weekly planning meetings. Facilitate grade or team Data & Design meetings as assigned by the Director.
  • Seek out, be receptive to, and respond to feedback

 

Professional Learning and Leadership

  • Participate in all network and campus-based professional development and meetings, including AP huddles and Academic Planning days
  • Meet with Director of Instructional Coaching at least biweekly to reflect on coaching caseload and  discuss instructional coach development and support
  • Serve as a member of the school’s  ILT to support alignment and to perform additional ILT duties
  • Plan and facilitate weekly campus professional development and collaborative planning, including Welcome Week
  • Collaborate with instructional coaches and mentor teachers to ensure strong data analysis and planning
  • Oversee the Professional Growth Plan (PGP) process
  • Fulfill all Assistant Principal duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred
  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certification
  • Valid or working towards a General Administrative/School Principal Endorsement in the state of Michigan

Qualifications 

  • Ability to work outside of normal school hours as needed and/or determined by School Director
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet numerous deadlines simultaneously
  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of commitment; ability to work as part of a team
  • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Comfortable with social media administration

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

  • We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students
  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way
  • We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city
  • We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

 

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and 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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Marygrove Early Childhood Educator

Posted by | June 15, 2021 |

Are you looking for an educator role that allows you to re-ignite and live your passion and purpose?

Is it time for you to invest in your own personal and professional growth and development?

Want to dive into a pioneering, high-profile environment in a state-of-the-art facility that is operating with UM and the Kresge Foundation professionals?

As an educator with the new Marygrove P-20 “Cradle to Career” education model, you will partner with a co-teacher to develop and implement an educational program for 0-6 year olds.  The curriculum will include experiences that support a full range of developmental and social/emotional needs, including those that develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills and creativity.  Further, you will focus on team-building with your students and their families to embrace a strong sense of self and belonging.

You will have the opportunity to participate in trainings, workshops and other professional development to keep current in innovative and best-practice methods related to curricula, approaches to learning, healthy relationships, trauma care and social justice and DE&I.

If this sounds like your dream job, we can’t wait to talk to you!!

Highly competitive compensation and benefits package to focus on your personal wellness.

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K-8 Principal

Posted by | June 11, 2021 |

The principal provides leadership and management of the school. This position requires an organized professional to manage the school, including skills that ensure thoroughness and accuracy as well as have the capacity to build systematic processes for a changing organization. This position reports to the Chief Learning Officer supervises the faculty and staff of the school and works closely with the students and families.

Duties and responsibilities of the principal will include:

School Leadership

Create an aspirational and data-driven culture, staff, and school community.
Cultivate positive relationships with administrators, teachers, students, families, and the community.
Supervise the senior administrative team, including the Dean of Instruction and Dean of Students.
Assemble and manage a highly functioning, problem-solving, results-oriented, positively supportive team.
Communicate with parents, students, faculty, and staff through formal and informal mailings, meetings, and assemblies.
Ensure the fiscal year concludes with a positive fund balance.

Student Achievement

Lead and manage the school’s instructional program.
align teaching and learning techniques to the goals of the MICHIP plan
Ensure that students show dramatic growth each year and meet the ambitious goals set by the MPA Board of Directors
Analyze data with administrative staff and faculty to maximize student learning.

Teacher Development and Evaluation

Work with Chief Learning Officer to implement professional development during the summer and throughout the year to maximize student learning outcomes.
Evaluate teachers through observations and effective feedback with follow-through.

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Director of Operations

Posted by | June 2, 2021 |

Position Title: Director of Operations

 

Salary Range

70,000 – 80,000 + full-time benefits package

 

Reports To

This position reports to the Executive Director

 

Position Description

Give Merit is looking for a visionary Director of Operations to ensure the organization’s operational procedures are effective and befitting of the organization. This person will work with executive leadership to manage and direct company operations to meet organizational impact and financial goals, overseeing day-to-day operations and administration of the organization. To ensure success, this person will have a clear understanding of our organization’s core values and culture. Top candidates will be exemplary leaders who are excited by the prospect of leading a small organization into a big future.

 

Responsibilities & Duties

 

Org Operations

  • Develop a deep knowledge of Merit’s/Give Merit’s history, purpose, and goals to create platforms for young people to create the future
  • Spearhead the implementation of an organization-wide strategic plan and clearly communicate its objectives
    • Create, implement, and evaluate internal operations strategy and policies
    • Innovate and implement operational practices to support clear communication, staff development, identifying and applying leading best practices
    • Identify growth strategy and staffing model within plan
  • Conduct annual performance reviews in accordance with employee work plans, goals, and organizational strategic plan
  • Manage systems and processes to maximize org-wide talent development and employee engagement
  • Grow program recognition and thought leadership opportunities
  • Oversee Park Director

 

Org Finance

  • Determine how Give Merit’s fund development will support the strategic plan in conjunction with CFO
  • Assist with strategic budget development
  • Monitor contracts and vendors and money handling procedures in conjunction with CFO
  • Lead Revenue Innovation Committee
  • Develop fee-for-service model and revenue generating ideas

 

Qualifications

  • Energetic, flexible, and strategic thinker
  • Passion for serving the Detroit community, especially youth
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Ability to interact with a broad cross-section of stakeholders: staff, board, community
  • Extremely strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Familiarity with Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive)
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks online or similar database platforms
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Data & Operations Coordinator

Posted by | May 24, 2021 |

Position Title: Data & Operations Coordinator

Hours: Full-time with schedule flexibility; includes occasional evening or weekend hours

Location: Detroit, Michigan; remote work until September 2021 due to COVID precautions

Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience, with benefits and 401(k)

Reports to: Executive Director, 313Reads

 

About 313Reads

313Reads is a Detroit coalition committed to working side by side in collective impact with citywide, statewide, and national partners toward early literacy access, equity, and justice to support grade level reading.

 

  • We operate from the understanding that Detroit children, families, community members, and community organizations are brilliant and can do anything when we have access to high quality opportunities, resources, and support.

 

The unacceptable literacy inequities that impact our children are the product of our current systems. Part of our approach is recognizing the roles we play in these systems and using our positionality to change them to better support our incredible communities and young people. Our collective impact network is committed to addressing systemic inequities through the levers of: Evidence-Based Early Language and Literacy Practices; Summer and Out-of-School Time Learning; Early Childhood Enrollment and Attendance; Whole Child Health; Data for Impact and Equity; and Literacy Policy Advocacy.

 

Learn more about us at www.313reads.org.

 

Mission

Our mission is to mobilize alongside our community to address systemic barriers and ensure literacy equity so that all children in Detroit are reading at grade level by third grade.

 

Our Core Values

  • Equity and justice
  • Creating spaces that foster open dialogue among partners
  • Democratic and transparent decision making
  • Amplifying the work of our partners

 

Job Description

High quality data to inform collective impact is central to the work of 313Reads. The Data and Operations Manager is responsible for developing and leading strategy to mobilize and coordinate shared early literacy assessments, data, and data sharing systems across coalition partners. The Manager will coordinate the work of the Global Evaluation Team, which includes university evaluators and cross-sector partners at the systems level. Relationships are at the foundation of collective impact work and this role requires successfully building and sustaining relationships with coalition partners in Detroit and at state and national levels. The Data and Operations Manager also leads internal operations for the 313Reads backbone, including coordinating with the coalition’s fiduciary on budget, finance, and human resources. The Manager collaborates with the 313Reads backbone team on grant writing and reporting, annual reports, and other communications for stakeholders.

 

Core Responsibilities

  • Data:
  • Develop and lead strategy for mobilization and implementation of shared literacy assessments across partners, including: recruit test administrators; work with co-backbone team to hire and onboard test administrators; secure, distribute, and collect testing materials; maintain assessment data platform; provide related technical support to program partners
  • Build strong, collaborative relationships with community, community-serving organizations, network partners, funders, and stakeholders
  • Coordinate Global Evaluation Team meetings, deliverables, and communications across stakeholders, including university evaluation teams
  • Lead backbone team in recruiting community members as administrators for shared literacy assessments
  • Coordinate professional learning for network partners with focus on early literacy assessment, data literacy, and use of data for continuous improvement
  • Contribute to collaborative team writing and reporting for grants, evaluations, reports, etc.
  • Manage interns/VISTAs/etc. supporting work as needed

  • Operations:
  • Collaborate with fiduciary to review 313Reads’ operational and grant budgets and related operational tracking and reporting
  • Solicit bids from vendors and consultants as needed for projects and trainings; coordinate contracts for project-based temporary employees, consultants, and vendors, in collaboration with fiduciary
  • Coordinate team calendars and scheduling with external stakeholders as needed
  • Order materials and refreshments for meetings, Learning Communities, and workshops
  • Takes detailed minutes during Steering Committee and Table meetings for which the Data and Operations Manager does not serve as facilitator

 

Required Competencies, Related Skills, and Qualifications

The successful candidate must believe in and enact the core values of 313Reads, and be driven by the coalition’s mission and vision.

  • Shares the organization’s strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice through community assets-based lenses
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Extensive program/project management skills
  • Experience gathering and managing data to support formal evaluation and continuous improvement
  • Experience self-directing to successfully coordinate multiple projects across stakeholders to meet timelines for high-quality deliverables
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; comfort with collaborative writing and writing to tight deadlines
  • Strong digital literacy skills, including creating and coordinating spreadsheets as tools for data collection and collaboration among multiple stakeholders
  • Comfortable speaking in front of small groups and facilitating professional dialogue
  • Resourcefulness, creativity, and strong problem-solving skills
  • Shares the organization’s strong commitment to professional self-reflection and growth mindset
  • Comfortable working flexibly in a highly collaborative team environment

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of landscape of out-of-school and community-based education programming in Detroit
  • Knowledge and experience with standardized assessment and/or evaluation preferred, but not required
  • Experience leading a team in use of digital project management platform
  • Experience collaborating on grant writing
  • Experience working with an advisory board
  • Experience supporting strategy for collective impact

 

Working Conditions

  • This position is an opportunity to collaborate with different personalities and individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds through assets and equity lenses.
  • Requires extensive multitasking and simultaneously managing multiple projects with different deadlines
  • Requires extensive use of Google Drive, digital video conferencing, and cloud-based project management applications
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time at computer
  • Local travel required; reliable transportation needed
  • May require occasional evening and weekend work
  • Requires public speaking and facilitating group meetings with internal and external stakeholders, including via video conferencing
  • Requires access to reliable high-speed Internet and cell phone for remote work.

 

This job description describes the general nature and level of work for this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities in performing the essential functions of the job.

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Michigan State Director

Posted by | May 21, 2021 |

Overview of Teach Plus

The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. The organization empowers expert teachers to advance policy changes and improve instructional leadership and teacher supports; trains and coaches teacher leaders to successfully mobilize and lead teacher teams; and empowers teacher leaders to be change agents among their peers and policy makers.  Since 2009, Teach Plus has trained thousands of teacher leaders across the country who are driving policy changes and improving the instructional practices of teachers to create an education system driven by equity, access, and excellence for all students.  

 

Position Description

Reporting to the Illinois Senior Executive Director, the Michigan State Director will – with support from Teach Plus’ national team — advance educational equity for students in Michigan through policy change led by teachers. The Michigan State Director will be responsible for all aspects of leading and growing a successful Michigan Teacher Leadership Collaborative,  launching in the summer of 2021, in order to build a critical mass of teacher advocates prepared to lead on behalf of their students. The Michigan State Director will be a credible broker between teachers and policymakers and teachers and the media, building partnerships across the state in order to lay the groundwork for teacher voice and create opportunities for teacher leaders to have influence on critical issues. 

 

Position Responsibilities:

1)      Lead a successful cohort of teachers in the Michigan Teacher Leadership Collaborative 

The Michigan State Director will, in partnership with Education Trust Midwest, lead a policy fellowship of 15-20 current Michigan teachers.  This work will include:

 

  • Ensuring the Michigan Teacher Leaders secure at least one major policy win at the state level.  This will require successful management of the fellowship, including building strong relationships with Teacher Leaders, policymakers, and the media.
  • Delivering high-quality program content (including delivering Teach Plus curricula or arranging for another staffer to deliver it as needed, assigning readings and lectures, arranging guest speakers, and leading group discussions and working groups) that gives Teacher Leaders an understanding of policy and research related to Teach Plus’ Equity Focus Areas.
  • Managing Teacher Leaders’ work, including working group projects, overseeing the writing of op-eds and/or policy briefs.
  • Connecting Fellows with policy leaders in ways that enable their policy recommendations to advance.

 

2)      Partnerships, Field-Building & Advocacy

The Michigan State Director will serve as the policy leader of Teach Plus Michigan by building relationships that enable teachers to have an impact on critical policy issues. In particular, the State Director will achieve this by:

  • Establishing a strong collaboration with Education Trust Midwest, our partner in co-leading the Michigan Teacher Leadership Collaborative
  • Establishing strong relationships and effective partnerships between Teach Plus, state education leaders, education coalitions, local districts, media and other local educational organizations.
  • Connecting teachers to media contacts, and actively pursuing opportunities for Teach Plus teachers to showcase their work and ideas.

 

3)      Landscape Analysis and Fundraising Exploration  

The Michigan State Director will establish a strong relationships with external partners and begin to lay the groundwork to build a long-term and sustainable presence in Michigan beyond the presence of the initial grant, including:

  • Developing and growing relationships and engagements with new funders for Teach Plus, while maintaining and managing relationships with state-wide and local funding sources in Michigan. 
  • Strategically diversifying the funding base, increasing the number of local and individual philanthropic leaders who know and support Teach Plus’s work.
  • Exploring and laying the groundwork for establishing a fuller Teach Plus presence in Michigan, including: 
    • Complete an analysis of Michigan education landscape, including relevant partners and stakeholders and issues that could be addressed in a Teaching Policy Fellowship, with advocacy strategy and products, etc. 
    • Identify and engage with potential funders to determine interest in funding work in Michigan.
    • Identify key stakeholders (policymakers, education nonprofits, state department of education, district administrators, etc.) for exploratory conversations around expanding our work beyond the Collaborative in Michigan.

 

4)      Activate and grow the network of informed and active teacher leaders

The Michigan State Director will be the primary driver of the expansion of the state-wide network of Teach Plus teachers. They will do this in a variety of ways, including:

  • Organizing events that allow Fellows to engage a broader group of teacher voices to influence state policies.
  • Collaborating with national staff to participate in national advocacy work.
  • Leading recruitment and selection of state-wide fellows and building an alumni group and strategy.

 

III. Qualifications

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • An understanding of major education policy issues that affect both the teaching profession and the success of children from low-income families. Specific policy areas of interest for Michigan include education funding, recruiting and retaining a diverse teaching workforce, the academic, social, and emotional impact of COVID-19 on Michigan students, and student assessments.
  • An understanding of the current state of the education policy making landscape and the political climate in Michigan.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience facilitating adults.
  • Strong project management skills and the initiative to complete tasks independently.
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate effectively, both in-person and in a virtual environment.
  • The ability to organize and mobilize a group of people toward a shared goal.
  • A passionate commitment to equity and improving public education by retaining and supporting outstanding teachers to support the success of all students, in particular for low-income learners and students of color. 
  • Previous teaching experience is a significant plus.

 

Commitment to Diversity
In order to better-serve the teachers and students at the core of our mission, Teach Plus is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

 

Location and Travel

Although this position will be conducted virtually (primarily from a home office) applicants should live in, or within driving distance, of Lansing, Michigan.  There will be a need to travel occasionally around the state and to be a presence in Lansing during the legislative session.  The tentative start date for the position is July, 2021, pending confirmation of funding.

 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Teach Plus offers a  generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 3% matching 401k plan, disability and life insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and childcare expenses. Teach Plus offers generous time off benefits including 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, 5 sick days, 11 holidays, and winter break. Additionally, Teach Plus offers parental leave and a 4-week paid sabbatical for every five years of service.

 

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Program Associate, Cleveland

Posted by | May 4, 2021 |

Position: Program Associate, Cleveland

Reports to: Executive Director, Cleveland

Location: Cleveland / Northern Ohio (Currently Remote)

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Start Date: Immediate

 

The Program Associate will be responsible for delivering Facing History and Ourselves’ program services for school/district agreements in Northeast Ohio and the surrounding region, as well as general support for schools, school leaders, and educators.

The Program Associate will support and coach trained teachers of the program, co-facilitate professional development workshops and seminars, document relationships and communications with educators and key constituencies in our organizational database, recruit new teachers, schools, and districts to explore and implement Facing History and Ourselves, and manage events or projects on a case-by-case basis. Some travel may be required to assist with regional or national initiatives.

Who we are: The Northeast Ohio office is a small team with a large reach. We are passionate educators and care deeply about our community. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we constantly look for better ways to serve our teachers, our schools, and their students. We work closely together and depend on clear communication, commitment to each other as a team, and a positive energy.

Who you are: You share our passion for education, youth, and the community, with an attention to equity and inclusion. You bring your experience and unique perspective to make us stronger together. You thrive in a team environment, bringing both strong collaboration skills and independent initiative. You have a constant curiosity, and an appreciation for all of Facing History’s core case studies.  You are confident facilitating workshops and conversations that explore identity, racism, antisemitism and other challenging topics in diverse settings. You demonstrate the ability to build community face-to-face and online, and seek to be part of a team which is making a positive impact in the Northeast Ohio region.

Essential Skills/Qualities

  • BA/BS; MA preferred
  • Entrepreneurial and collegial style; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrates effective communication and facilitation skills
  • Secondary classroom (grades 7-12) teaching experience required.
  • Experience with culturally responsive teaching, equity and justice initiatives required.
  • In-depth knowledge of European and United States history required, preferred experience teaching the Holocaust and other examples of collective violence, the Civil Rights Movement and the history of race in America.
  • Experience with literacy, writing/English/language arts/humanities, Common Core standards, and the Ohio State Standards preferred.
  • Familiarity with Social Emotional Learning, whole school reform, school culture, and civic education.
  • Growth mindset in approaching new challenges and reflecting on past efforts; a desire to deepen knowledge in Facing History content areas and strategies.
  • Coaching experience is a plus.
  • Fluency in online digital media literacy skills and comfort with integrating web-based and social media technologies for support of a global network of teachers and students.
  • Fluency in Google suite and some familiarity with the use of databases is preferred.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Ability to organize and execute tasks in a non-profit context.
  • Interest in, and ability to articulate the mission of Facing History.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
  • Some travel required (when safe to do so)

Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package
including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program,
generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax
Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4
voluntary Aflac plans, and a friendly work environment.

Facing History proudly values diversity, equity and inclusion. To read our full DEI statement please follow this link from our careers page. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Principal (2020-21 School Year)

Posted by | April 28, 2021 |

The Assistant School Principal supports and leads school campus initiatives to ensure fidelity of the Distinctive Schools (DS) mission, vision and values alongside the DS Strategic Plan. The Assistant School Principal is responsible for implementing the DS instructional coaching model through formal observations and supporting instructional coaches at the campus level. The Assistant School Principal also supports school-wide social and emotional learning to reinforce safe and academic focused learning environments.

  • Co-execute the Strategic Plan alongside School Principal
  • Support and implement DS instructional coaching model including the DS Teaching Framework and  PGP
  • Plan and present ongoing professional development and collaborative planning sessions
  • Plan and support all personalized learning initiatives
  • Oversee implementation, evaluate data, and build capacity in instructional technology and online programs
  • Oversee and support the campus-level MTSS process
  • Conduct observations in service of our formal evaluation process
  • Promote safe, supportive learning and professional working environments
  • Co-coordinate and help lead special events at the school with the School Principal, including visits and tours
  • Oversee compliance and accountability of staff members alongside School Principal
  • Fulfill all Assistant School Principal duties as needed and determined by School Principal
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Assistant Principal (2020-21 School Year)

Posted by | April 28, 2021 |

The Assistant School Principal supports and leads school campus initiatives to ensure fidelity of the Distinctive Schools (DS) mission, vision and values alongside the DS Strategic Plan. The Assistant School Principal is responsible for implementing the DS instructional coaching model through formal observations and supporting instructional coaches at the campus level. The Assistant School Principal also supports school-wide social and emotional learning to reinforce safe and academic focused learning environments.

  • Co-execute the Strategic Plan alongside School Principal
  • Support and implement DS instructional coaching model including the DS Teaching Framework and  PGP
  • Plan and present ongoing professional development and collaborative planning sessions
  • Plan and support all personalized learning initiatives
  • Oversee implementation, evaluate data, and build capacity in instructional technology and online programs
  • Oversee and support the campus-level MTSS process
  • Conduct observations in service of our formal evaluation process
  • Promote safe, supportive learning and professional working environments
  • Co-coordinate and help lead special events at the school with the School Principal, including visits and tours
  • Oversee compliance and accountability of staff members alongside School Principal
  • Fulfill all Assistant School Principal duties as needed and determined by School Principal
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Director of Achievement

Posted by | April 26, 2021 |

Detroit Children’s Fund (DCF) believes that all children, no matter their circumstances, have the innate talent to learn, grow, and succeed in life. Detroit is undergoing an exciting renaissance, but our city’s turnaround will not be fully realized until all its children have access to an excellent school. For more information, visit www.detroitchildrensfund.org.

DCF is seeking a Director of Achievement who will serve in three meaningful ways:

  • will work with our team of leaders/leadership teams in the city of Detroit to drive systemic change by creating and developing a shared vision of what excellent instruction and instructional leadership looks like.
  • will be responsible for coaching current school leaders/leadership teams to operationalize that vision by developing their instructional expertise, identify gaps, and help them determine where to prioritize and focus their time as a school leader to best enable deeper learning in their school.
  • will manage important components of the DCF grant portfolio, including major investments in leadership development, teacher development, and school support.

Success in this role requires a strong background in school leadership experience that may include the following: teaching, school principal, assistant principal or instructional coach with at least five (5) years of relevant experience in or with school administration.  Familiarity with typical school systems and processes is required.

This role typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree.  Exceptions to education attainment can be made for an individual with the right experiences, skills, and mindset.  The Director of Achievement will gain exposure to grant-making, networking opportunities, and learning opportunities and have an excellent view to build a more sophisticated understanding of Detroit’s education systems.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support increased academic outcomes for historically underserved students by providing direct coaching and/or support for school leaders and instructional leadership teams.
  • Facilitating weekly goals-based coaching aligned to program priorities and differentiated for individual leader and school needs and context.
  • Designing and facilitating professional development for new and veteran school leaders.
  • Designing and delivering training experiences for aspiring school leaders.
  • Collaborating with state, network, and district leadership to observe and deliver concrete, actionable feedback to school leaders.
  • Internal collaboration with colleagues to develop DCF’s best practices in leadership development.
  • Contributing to the vision and strategy, as well as expansion, of DCF’s work in Detroit’s educational landscape.
  • Provide implementation support to establish strong, replicable foundations at a flagship site with an eye towards scaling across additional site(s).
  • Lead structured capacity building opportunities on a range of topics, including leading equity, lesson and unit internalization, data driven instruction cycles, adaptive leadership, observation and feedback, and professional development delivery.
  • Lead ongoing school-based walkthroughs and feedback sessions to ensure that curriculum and instructional systems are being implemented with fidelity.
  • Facilitate quarterly step backs to assess progress.
  • Support the creation and implementation of foundational systems through review, observation, and feedback on key practices and deliverables.
  • Analyze and codify high quality practices and resources from schools who range in their ideological and pedagogical approach.
  • Support DCF’s school site review services and leverage instructional expertise through the analysis of artifacts of school practice and observations of classroom instruction and school culture.  Provide written feedback and proposed action steps provided to schools.
  • Provide support and manage some of DCF’s grants portfolio, including but not limited to its investments in talent development.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in school administration or related field.
  • Familiarity with schools, preferably having worked in either school administration, as a teacher, or school instruction coach.
  • You can walk the walk. You have led significant and measurable student academic achievement results in high-needs schools.  School leadership or instructional coaching experience is required.
  • A nuanced understanding of the research behind and pedagogy that supports the Common Core State Standards/College and Career Ready shifts.
  • An ability to see the through-line of development needs for leaders at the district/CMO and school level, and how their development will impact teachers and students. You design and facilitate learning around equity, content, and leadership that will allow leaders to impact teachers and students.
  • A demonstrated and unshakeable belief that all children can achieve, and schools play the most important role in helping them do so.
  • Equity is at your core. A lifelong, heartfelt commitment to directly challenging historical inequity and to dismantling systemic racism. A complete commitment to the mission of anti-racism/racial equity and school transformation.
  • You are an influencer. You hold extremely high expectations of yourself, your colleagues, and your partners. You communicate those expectations in a direct, caring, and motivating way.
  • You are a learner. You have a deep hunger for professional growth and continuous feedback.

This role is a full time salaried position and reports to the Senior Program Officer.  The Detroit Children’s Fund offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision 401k (with a match), life insurance and disability coverage.

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Special Education Tutors/Instructors

Posted by | March 11, 2021 |

About Varsity Tutors

We are revolutionizing the way the world learns. 

Our mission is simple: to help people learn! Varsity Tutors is a fast-growing education technology company that is revolutionizing how people learn with new and innovative technology. Our award-winning online and mobile learning platforms connect students and professionals from all around the world with experts to achieve any goal.

As a part of this vision, we are looking to contract educators and connect them with students online in small groups and 1:1 opportunities.  

 

About the Opportunity 

Varsity Tutors is looking for professionals in special education and reading/math remediation to teach classes and tutor online. By partnering with Varsity Tutors as an independent contractor, teaching students online becomes easier, which we believe improves outcomes. Some benefits of the platform include:

 

  • face-to-face video through the live online platform anywhere & anytime (on PC, Mac or mobile device Phone, iPad, Android).
  • interactive and collaborative learning tools, including session recordings, whiteboard/sketchpad, the ability to draw with a mouse or touch screen, etc.
  • a team that takes care of finding students and discussing payments for you! (You’ll never have to ask a client about billing!)

 

What’s in it for you? 

  • the opportunity to tutor 1:1 and/or teach 100% online
  • the ability to design your own courses & curriculum
  • the freedom to use your own teaching styles and methods
  • the freedom to set your own schedule (no mandatory hours or opportunities!)
  • competitive rates that start at $15-$50/hour (depending on certifications, specific program expertise, and teaching format)
  • a dedicated technical support team for tutors and clients

 

What are we looking for? 

  • Certified educators
  • Experience working with students on IEPs or 504s
  • Interest in flexible schedules and remote work
  • Availability during the school year and summer
  • The desire to help students learn

 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience or Certification in 1 (or more) of the following programs: 
    • Special Education
    • Reading Specialist 
    • Orton Gillingham
    • Wilson Method
    • Susan Barton
    • Wired For Reading
    • Other similar programs 

 

*Candidates working towards their certification in those areas listed above or similar programs are also encouraged to apply. 

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Newsroom Visuals Coordinator

Posted by | December 3, 2020 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks a visuals coordinator to join our team. Chalkbeat provides deep, local coverage of education policy and practice to inform the decisions and actions that lead to better outcomes for children and families, especially those in low-income communities. We believe that every child deserves an excellent education and that a strong press is vital to making that happen. In our eight local bureaus and a national desk (and growing), we’re working with communities to reimagine and recreate the press public education deserves. Learn more about how our unique model — a nonprofit newsroom covering a single topic in multiple locations — represents a promising path forward for local news. Read more about our mission and values.

The newsroom visuals coordinator collaborates daily with reporters, editors, data journalists, and bureau chiefs across Chalkbeat to make sure our stories are accompanied by the best photos and visual treatments. While this is not a photographer role, if you have photography skills there is an opportunity to take photos occasionally.

We’re looking for a flexible, self-directed person who enjoys interacting with people and finds fulfillment in sweating the smallest details. You must thrive in a fast-paced environment. You will report to Chalkbeat’s Managing Editor for Style and Standards.

 

Your impact as the visual coordinator:

  • Enhance the visual presentation of Chalkbeat’s journalism by maintaining our photo database, building our photo library, and uploading freelance and partnership photos.
  • Manage the daily process of selecting and acquiring photos and/or other visuals for stories and track which photos are used. 
  • Ensure that our published photos reflect the communities that we report for.
  • Maintain our asset manager. Fix errors or omissions in metadata and oversee best practices.
  • Refine and maintain our guidelines for workflow, stock photography, indexing, partnerships, and editorial and ethical standards for visuals. 
  • Work closely with the operations team to manage and oversee our Getty Images accounts, freelance photography relationships, and photo partnerships with other newsrooms.
  • Train and coach reporters on incorporating photojournalism best practices into newsgathering and story field production.
  • Work with our data team to create and organize a searchable database of past graphics and data sets.

 

What background and skills do you have?

  • You are highly organized, comfortable working with databases, and thrive on bringing order to chaos.
  • You have strong time management skills and are adept at prioritizing and multitasking while maintaining an attention to detail.
  • You have a basic understanding of photography and strong understanding of post-production workflows including metadata tagging, the Adobe Creative Suite, and storytelling. 
  • You are an avid news consumer.
  • You are comfortable working remotely or with remote team members.
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a variety of personalities.
  • You are a solid communicator who knows how to ask for help, empathize with teammates, and take ownership of your work.
  • You share Chalkbeat’s commitment to reflecting and including diverse people and perspectives in our content.

 

Bonus points if you’ve got:

  • Experience working in a newsroom.
  • Experience or familiarity with copyright law and contracts. 

We recognize that every candidate brings interesting skills and experiences that we haven’t thought of. Don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. 

We are working remotely for the foreseeable future, but our virtual newsroom features daily interaction, fun slack channels (#pets and #foodies), personal development sessions, and team exercise and meditation get-togethers.  This position can be done permanently remotely, or when it is safe for our offices to reopen, you’re welcome to join us in person in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., or New York City.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran statuses, sexual orientations, and marital statuses to apply.

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Program Manager

Posted by | September 10, 2020 |

Program Manager

Reports to: Director, Government Relations and Public Policy

The Council of Michigan Foundations is seeking a two-year, full-time grant-funded Program Manager for the Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (SEM-ECFC). This position will work remotely.

The Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (ECFC) is a network for grantmakers that come together to: (1) learn the latest research; (2) strategically coordinate and align philanthropic, public and private funding and resources; and (3) facilitate equity-focused approaches and timely responses to opportunities and needs so that we ensure quality early childhood development and education in Southeast Michigan, including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties, as well as the city of Detroit and support stronger outcomes for their children and families.

The Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative has existed as an informal networking group since 2007. Funders involved with ECFC currently include the: Ballmer Group, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kresge Foundation, McGregor Fund, PNC Foundation, Skillman Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. As a whole, the foundations involved in the collaborative invested more than $60 million in early childhood in metro Detroit between 2012-2015 and also created the Head Start Innovation Fund, which is now an $11 million effort specifically designed for Head Start agencies in the area.

Position Summary

The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader with knowledge of both the philanthropy and early childhood fields, with strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to support and facilitate a strong and sustainable funder network.

Job responsibilities include leading and managing key aspects of the collaborative’s work, including: planning and organization development; field building and collaboration with partners; development and implementation of a learning community; communication and education on early childhood priorities; and fundraising and fiscal management.

Essential Job Functions

  • Planning and organization development. The Program Manager will lead formalization of the collaborative structure and processes and help members achieve their expanded vision. The Program Manager will also be responsible for working with early childhood funders to identify a set of outcomes and associated metrics for the funders collaborative and will use those metrics to measure progress for the collaborative.
  • Field building and collaboration. This position will be responsible for building a network of early childhood funders that invest both in Detroit and across the four main Southeast Michigan counties, and who are dedicated to aligning and leveraging philanthropic, public and private resources to promote federal, state and local policies and practices, as well as systemic, equity-focused approaches that support young children, their families and the early childhood community. As part of this effort, the Program Manager will engage in periodic, directed conversations with early childhood nonprofit leaders, intermediary organizations, and grantee partners. Research of, and building connections to, other funding collaboratives from around the country will also be required periodically.

    Specifically, the Program Manager will work closely with the Hope Starts Here Implementation Director and the City of Detroit Director of Youth and Children Services to coordinate systems-level collaborative efforts. Through this work, the Program Manager will represent the interests and priorities of the collaborative as a whole in city, state and federal public funding and policy conversations to ensure alignment between philanthropic priorities and public policy. Policy priorities may include, but are not limited to, increased public funding for early childhood, alignment of public and philanthropic funding programs and the adaptation of federal, state, or local government funding models to support early childhood.

    The Program Manager will participate as a Hope Starts Here imperative lead responsible for supporting a coordinated approach to public, private, and philanthropic funding to serve children and families. In this role, the Program Manager will:

    • Share with collaborative members the policy and funding priorities emerging from engagement efforts led by the City of Detroit, Hope Starts Here and other partners in order to facilitate data-informed grantmaking strategies.
    • Work with the Hope Starts Here policy team to identify ways to leverage public and philanthropic funding and share insights with collaborative members to inform collective grantmaking strategies.
    • Participate in monthly meetings with other Hope Starts Here imperative leads, the development of an annual work plan connecting its work with the collaborative and that of the Hope Starts Here collaborative.
    • Share progress updates with the Hope Starts Here Stewardship Board.
  • Development and implementation of a vibrant learning community. The SE Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative offers a learning community providing meetings, webinars, conference calls and other events to engage members, partner funders and field experts in deep discussions of issues critical to early childhood. In addition to overseeing the development and implementation of learning community activities, this position will facilitate networking opportunities to provide peer support, share resources and lessons learned, and create opportunities for funders to participate in collaborative and cross-field grantmaking. The Program Manager will also seek to leverage investments and key opportunities for the community, elevate joint data and evaluation strategies to better assess the impact of collective investments and utilize technology tools that can be used for shared learning.
  • Communication and education. The Program Manager will facilitate periodic learning sessions for a broader audience about key early childhood topics to bring other leaders/community members into the discussion and strategy building. This position will also provide joint communication and storytelling activities aimed at highlighting work being accomplished through key grantees/collaborative funding and promoting the impact of the collaborative as an incentive for other funders to participate.
  • Financial management. This position will work with the collaborative’s fiscal sponsor, the Council of Michigan Foundations, to raise funds annually for this role from ECFC’s members. This position will also oversee financial tracking and management in support of the ECFC’s work
  • Supervisory Responsibilities. Working from their home office, the Collaborative Manager will lead the process to identify and select any consultants who may be contracted to support the work of the collaborative (i.e. communications firm, evaluation firm) and will serve as the primary liaison between consultants and the collaborative.

Special Requirements

  • This is a virtual position; a home office is required.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required. This is a full-time position, with flexibility around working hours

Qualifications

  • A. degree with a minimum of five years of experience in early childhood and/or related fields, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Passion for early childhood issues and knowledge of and experience in early childhood and/or related fields.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the field of philanthropy.
  • Exceptional project management and leadership skills.
  • Creative, innovative, and high-energy. Ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast-paced work situation.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement learning community activities.
  • The ability to interact with a wide range of constituents, ranging from policymakers to practitioners, community members and funders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Detroit and across Southeast Michigan, and examples of place-based, community-rooted leadership.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to problem solve and resolve conflicts quickly and effectively.
  • Good research and analytical skills.

Who we are:

The Council of Michigan Foundations is a community of philanthropists committed to improving outcomes for Michigan and beyond. We are the nation’s foremost philanthropy serving organization, highly respected for our leadership role in advancing the sector’s public policy engagement. We maintain a reputation for excellence because our staff and the organizations we partner with are invested in growing the impact of Michigan philanthropy. We do this by investing in the state’s charitable organizations, convening business government and nonprofit leaders, collaborating on critical issues, seeking innovative solutions, sharing knowledge, and advocating. Collectively, CMF members comprise nearly 85 percent of the state’s organized philanthropic assets. CMF trustees and members have developed endowment funds to support the organization’s advocacy efforts.

Read more about us at: www.michiganfoundations.org

Follow us at: @michfoundations

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Tammie TenBroeke at jobs@michiganfoundations.org. Items must be received no later than September 25, 2020.

The Council of Michigan Foundations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All correspondence will remain confidential.

 

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Teach 313 – Teacher

Posted by | July 23, 2020 |

Interested in making an impact in the lives of Detroit children? Come teach with us!

Detroit, MI schools are hiring and Teach 313 is here to help get you hired! Teach313 is an initiative to recruit, retain, empower, and support Detroit teachers in the classroom and beyond. Teach 313 teachers receive a competitive salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities, as well as a peer group of educators throughout the city. Teach 313 is seeking certificated teachers from any state. We have open roles for all content backgrounds, so apply now!

Want to learn more about Teach 313 or talk to one of our staff?! Fill out this Interest Form and we will reach out to schedule a cultivation call.

 Applying is easy – complete the Common Application (linked here) and we’ll connect you directly with schools that are hiring. Please apply by August 15!

 

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Instructional Coach

Posted by | July 8, 2020 |

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH, DETROIT

ABOUT US

At CollegeSpring we equip schools and teachers with the tools to help students confidently prepare for the SAT and ACT. These tests are a critical part of college admissions, and every student deserves a chance to prepare. Yet test prep courses and private tutoring are often costly or hard to access. Our programs reduce this inequity by bringing high quality test preparation into schools. We build Test Confidence™ by training, supporting, and providing ongoing coaching to teachers at our partner schools to deliver the CollegeSpring curriculum to their students. Since 2008, CollegeSpring has helped provide school-day test prep to over 30,000 students in the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, and New York. We are preparing to launch services in Detroit, MI in the Fall of 2020 pending funding. 

POSITION SUMMARY

This position reports to the Head of Partner Success. The Instructional Coach supports a portfolio of partner schools by training and coaching teachers and managing partner relationships to deliver a high-quality CollegeSpring program. The Instructional Coach believes that impact on students is possible through supporting dedicated and capable teachers. Instructional Coaches work collaboratively with members of the Partner Success Team and the Programs and Impact team. This is not a supervisory position to teachers. 

Please note that CollegeSpring has entered a competitive RFP process with Detroit Public Schools (RFP #20-0188: PSAT/SAT CURRICULUM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT). We anticipate we will be notified of the result of this process during the Summer of 2020. We are inviting applications for the Instructional Coach role, and will hire contingent on funding. 

Please note that this position is remote. CollegeSpring does not have an office in Detroit, MI. Regular travel to schools is an expectation of the job (in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Detroit Public Schools). In addition to travel to schools, the Instructional Coach will work remotely. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teacher Coaching and Support

  • Build strong relationships with teachers through program partnership, coaching, and support, ensuring that teachers understand CollegeSpring mission and goals.
  • Coach teachers to deliver the CollegeSpring program, engage students, and develop their knowledge of Test Confidence ™.
  • Adjust pacing of lessons as defined by program standards.
  • Regularly communicate and meet with teachers to understand successes and challenges of CollegeSpring program instruction and delivery.
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, and information to strengthen CollegeSpring instruction and planning. 
  • Complete non-evaluative teacher level observations and provide feedback.
  • Adjust support and meeting cadence to meet program needs and ensure high-quality delivery of programs by teachers.
  • Monitor, analyze, and interpret student, teacher, and school level data, when available, to look for trends and create action plans across portfolios to ensure that data is being used to drive instruction.
  • Work with teachers in setting and monitoring class and student level goals, focused on observations and data.
  • Create action plans based on observation and data to support individualized teacher practice.

Partnership Management and Relationship Building

  • Foster and maintain strong partner relationships across a portfolio of partner sites that lead to strong program quality, student outcomes, and partner satisfaction.
  • Create an implementation plan per program and calendar and lead conversations with each partner to map out programming and support to facilitate high quality programming.
    • Serve as the main point of contact for each partner’s relevant stakeholders – administrators, site coordinators, and teachers.
    • Communicate regularly with school partners to share score reports, progress updates and share challenges and opportunities with program implementation. 
    • Host mid-year and end of year meetings to review data and successes and challenges of partnership.
    • Collaborate with Partner Success Manager to share partner-level information that will support program operations.
    • Support data collection – enrollment, survey collection, official SAT data, as defined by Programs & Impact.
    • Track and monitor program milestones.
    • Gather relevant student data as needed from partner sites, including rosters.

Training and Ongoing Development

  • Deliver high-quality training to CollegeSpring teachers virtually and in-person.
  • Train site coordinators and provide proctor training, resources, and check-ins to ensure strong diagnostic testing implementation.
  • Coach teachers across your portfolio, specifically focusing on needs across your portfolio of sites.
  • Deliver additional training and mini-training sessions as part of organizational wide training plans.
  • Share additional CollegeSpring resources and materials based on teacher and student needs.

Cross-Functional Collaboration 

  • In partnership with Programs & Impact team, support program evaluation and on-going data monitoring and reviews to strengthen the CollegeSpring program.
  • Share regional data trends and learnings with the national Programs & Impact team to inform future support of program implementation and teacher coaching. 
  • Work across the Partner Success team to ensure partners and organization meet goals.
  • Partner with other Instructional Coaching staff and Programs & Impact team to share and develop best practices, review data, and make organization-wide adjustments in order to ensure continuous programmatic improvement.
  • Collaborate with Partnerships for sales handoff for relevant partners.

The Ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Mission and values-driven: You hold a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of teachers, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels. You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily.
  • Communication: You are adept and creative in all forms of communication and able to apply the right communication mode and style to the situation. You have strong awareness and command of non-verbal communication and self-presentation and have strong listening skills.
  • Problem Solving: You are open to different and new ways of tackling challenges and have a willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things. You are calm under pressure and are able to think analytically and logically through stressful situations. You are adept at including stakeholders in the problem-solving process. You have flexibility and openness to failure and a willingness to try multiple solutions. You have the ability to bring critical thinking and informed assessment to all aspects of work.  
  • Relationships: You are able to anticipate the needs of people and proactively act. You have an ability to respond to stakeholders in an empathetic and compassionate way that values the relationship. You build strong internal relationships and have the ability to empathize and see others’ perspectives.
  • Data Analysis: You have the ability to interpret numbers, reports, data and trends and use that to inform decisions, program improvements and communication. You have the ability to find trends in data and translate those trends into strategic recommendations. 
  • Collaboration: You have strong respect for different thoughts and opinions when approaching a project. You have the ability to fill in the gaps and highlight areas that others may have missed. You have the ability to communicate with different people and teams and manage communication from others – all while committed to a shared outcome. 
  • Project Management: You take initiative to move forward on projects; proactively and seek guidance rather than waiting for direction. You have the ability to tackle large complex projects by breaking them down into project plans and managing diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders to achieve timely success. You have the ability to manage up. 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of high school teaching experience.
  • At least 2 years coaching or training adults.  
  • Experience with education technology and online learning a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering high-quality training for teachers and/or adult learners, and giving feedback to others.
  • Proven ability in using student-level data to guide instructional decisions.
  • Experience working with Detroit schools required.
  • Experience and demonstrated success in coaching others to meet goals.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple school wide stakeholders (principals, teachers, counselors) towards ensuring student level impact and success.
  • Demonstrated evidence of professional growth, including leadership and participation in a wide range of significant professional development activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MA or teaching credential preferred.
  • Experience in the test prep or college access space a plus.
  • Salesforce and Google suite use a plus.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW

This position is based in Detroit, MI.

This position is contingent on funding.

This is a remote position.

This position requires frequent travel to school sites across Detroit once it is deemed safe for schools to return to in-person instruction. Otherwise, support will be delivered virtually.

There may be occasional evening and weekend work.

Physical requirements are those of a typical office environment.

This position must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and requires adaptability and flexibility.

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Data and Operations Manager

Posted by | February 18, 2020 |

Detroit Children’s Fund (DCF) believes that all children, no matter their circumstances, have the innate talent to learn, grow, and succeed in life. Detroit is undergoing an exciting renaissance, but our city’s turnaround will not be fully realized until all its children have access to an excellent school. For more information, visit www.detroitchildrensfund.org.

The DCF is seeking a Data and Operations Manager who will work to ensure the organization builds its internal systems, processes, and learning agenda. As DCF grows from a “start-up” to high-functioning institution, the Data and Operations Manager will help DCF become a more productive and efficient operation.

The role will work with DCF team members, grant partners, and consultants to streamline DCF operations and processes, create a data collection process that is reliable and supports grant partners, help the DCF team gain insights from the data it collects, and build a learning agenda that ensures DCF is innovating toward success. It will also work closely with key team members to streamline DCF’s grantmaking, budgeting, and other systems.

Success in this role requires a strong operations background with experience in or with schools. Familiarity and facility with school data (financial and academic), as well as typical school systems and processes, is required. Occasionally, through this role, DCF may offer direct coaching and support to schools around data organization and strategy.

This role typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree. Exceptions to education attainment can be made for an individual with the right experiences, skills, and mindset. The Data and Operations Manager will gain exposure to grant-making, networking opportunities, and learning opportunities and have an excellent view to build a more sophisticated understanding of Detroit’s education systems.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCES AND SKILL-SETS:

  • Experience with financial and K-12 education data, ability to design systems to ensure data is accurate, complete, and reliable
  • Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions, run statistical analyses, and gain insights
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate data to multiple audiences, including educators, non-educators, funders, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to build process and implement them effectively within growing organizations
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build relationships and confidence with people of all backgrounds
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Manage DCF’s research agenda, ensuring that we are learning from our investments – and our
    partners – to innovating toward success
  • Manage DCF’s data enterprise, including data collection from grant partners and pulling in
    learnings from key research
  • Examine and streamline DCF’s internal operations, including budgeting, board management,
    policies and procedures, and grantmaking
  • Manage all DCF’s grant making processes and procedures, including supporting in setting agendas
    and producing resources that generate learning-oriented conversations and insights
  • Produce digestible data materials for multiple stakeholders, including the general public, DCF
    boards and funders, and grant partners
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Story Editor

Posted by | February 6, 2020 |

Chalkbeat the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of public education across the country, seeks a story editor who will make our stories sing.

Chalkbeat has seven bureaus — Indiana, New York, Chicago, Colorado, Detroit, Newark, and Tennessee — plus a national desk. The story editor will edit two bureaus to be determined. Stories include daily news pieces, step-back analyses, and longer enterprise work. Our story editing process is thorough, collaborative, precise, and fast-paced. Story editors work one-on-one with bureau chiefs and reporters, providing crucial perspective, adding regional or national context, and ensuring that stories read logically, adhere to Chalkbeat style, and are properly sourced. While each piece that comes across the transom is different, all of our stories taken together should add up to a coherent whole, and the story editor is essential to achieving that goal through a mix of line editing, copy editing, and pulled-back critical thinking.

This position will report to the managing editor for style and standards.

Who are you?

You’re a diehard and experienced editor fluent in AP Style who believes that equity in education and incisive education coverage are critical to civic life. Although this position does not manage writers directly, you possess a mentoring spirit that’s able to coax the best story possible from reporters both green and seasoned. You believe it’s better to teach than to tell. You live by your gut instinct for a good story and whack your way through unnecessary words to smooth and tighten. You can write nut grafs in your sleep. You’re used to being busy and you thrive under pressure. You edit quickly and will occasionally work late.

Required background and skills:

  • 5+ years experience in daily journalism
  • Expertise in story shaping, line editing, and copy editing. 
  • Experience working in a CMS.
  • Stellar news judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with opinionated reporters and editors.
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a plus, but not required.
  • Journalism experience in New York, Denver, Indianapolis, Detroit, Memphis, Chicago, Newark, and/or the Bay Area is a plus.

Note: We know there are great candidates who may not have all the skills we list, or who have other skills we haven’t thought of. If that sounds like you, please still apply and tell us more about yourself!

The ideal candidate is based in New York or another Chalkbeat bureau, but remote candidates will be considered.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission, values, and five-year strategic plan.

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Social Media Strategist

Posted by | October 18, 2019 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks a social media strategist to grow our audience, help develop and maintain online communities on- and off-platform, and advise our local and national bureaus on daily social best practices.

Chalkbeat’s social media strategist will join a growing engagement team to help our network of local bureaus and national desk take full advantage of opportunities to promote our work and embrace new readers. The social media strategist will dive deep into our readership on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and emerging platforms to cultivate relationships with niche audiences, and expand our reach to bring vital education reporting to the people that need it most.

Who are you?

You are committed to local journalism and put the audience first. You have a capacity for creating safe, inclusive spaces online and stoking productive conversation among readers. You’re sharp, thorough, and organized, with a deep affection for spreadsheets and systems. You’re a self-starter who can keep up with the daily flow of stories publishing while also developing strategy for long-term projects. You like collaborative work, and can adapt social media plans for the newsroom’s various levels of familiarity and capacity. You’re known for your follow-through, and enjoy running experiments, collecting results, and making recommendations based on solid data. 

What background and skills do you have?

  • 2+ years of work experience in digital media and/or journalism
  • Strong overall writing and editing skills
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Detail-oriented and able to work autonomously
  • Experience with growing a brand’s audience and boosting loyalty through social media
  • Experience using data to inform your work
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices

We know there are great candidates who may not have all the skills we list, or who have other skills we haven’t thought of. If that sounds like you, please still apply and tell us more about yourself! 

What will you be responsible for?

  • Fine-tune social media strategy for the entire Chalkbeat network (seven local bureaus + national desk), according to best practices
  • Manage scheduling for Chalkbeat’s main Facebook and Twitter profiles
  • Support local bureaus with strategies to boost reach and make major features, projects, and investigations get the readership they deserve
  • Collaborate with reporters, editors, and your engagement colleagues to identify and execute on growth opportunities, including new platforms 
  • Develop and maintain online forums (e.g., Facebook Groups) for new and existing Chalkbeat readers

Ideally, you’d be based in one of seven cities where Chalkbeat bureaus already exist: Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, or New York City. However, working remotely is a possibility for the right candidate. 

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 25 – January 1.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values, and what’s in store for our next five years

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Chalkbeat 2020 Reporting Internships

Posted by | October 8, 2019 |

We’re looking for interns to report on education in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, New York City, and Memphis. 

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns. Our reporting teams cover schools in seven cities — Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, and New York City — and our national bureau covers issues affecting schools across the country.

The 10-week paid internship from June to August 2020 offers students the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top education journalists at a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. At this critical moment for an active, independent press, join us as we produce journalism that matters.

Interns will work 40-hour weeks and undertake daily education news assignments, work on enterprise stories, and participate in our reporting teams in every way. 

Learn more about what it’s like to be an intern at Chalkbeat here.

Who are you?

You’re energized by our mission and excited to help us build a news organization that reimagines daily newsgathering while upholding traditional journalistic values. You have a passion for public policy and social issues journalism, plus strong reporting and writing skills, and you’re eager for feedback to become even better. You’re an entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, and tenacious reporter. 

Candidates should have:

  • Clips that demonstrate strong reporting and writing skills.
  • Meaningful high school, college, or professional journalism experience.
  • A passion for and curiosity about education.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Graphic Designer/Project Manager

Posted by | September 20, 2019 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks a graphic designer with strong project management skills to join the product team. Chalkbeat’s mission is to provide deep, local coverage of education policy and practice to inform the decisions and actions that lead to better outcomes for children and families, especially those in low-income communities. We believe that every child deserves an excellent education and that a strong press is vital to making that happen. In our seven bureaus (and growing), we’re working with communities to reimagine and recreate the press public education deserves. Learn more about how our unique model — a nonprofit newsroom covering a single topic in multiple locations — represents a promising path forward for local news.

Chalkbeat’s product team is responsible for our digital products and visual storytelling. We also provide support for editorial and revenue initiatives that require product thinking, such as newsletters, investigative projects, and membership. That support comes in many forms and degrees, from envisioning strategy to tactical execution. 

Your impact as the graphic designer/project manager will be:

  • Designing and building new products to reach parents, teachers and other members of our communities to increase Chalkbeat’s sustainability and audience engagement.
  • Elevating our brand while designing daily. From event flyers and social media assets to branding for new products to internal reports and pitch templates, you’ll work with teams across Chalkbeat and ensure brand consistency across our external and internal materials. 
  • Enhance the visual presentation of Chalkbeat’s journalism by developing an illustration strategy, maintaining our photo archives and managing freelance photography.

What background and skills do you have?

  • You’ve designed and delivered a wide range of visual materials, from printed flyers and banners to digital media assets.
  • You are comfortable working remotely or with remote team members.
  • You enjoy working in fast-paced environments, such as a newsroom.
  • You are a solid communicator who knows how to ask for help, empathize with teammates and take ownership of your work.
  • You are highly organized and adept at managing projects. 
  • You use modern design tools, such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop and web design software, such as Figma, Sketch or InDesign. 
  • Bonus points for: Fluency in HTML and modern CSS (including SCSS/SASS). An understanding of web accessibility requirements and best practices.

We recognize that every candidate brings interesting skills and experiences that we haven’t thought of. Don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

This position is remote and reports to a manager in Austin, Texas. If you prefer to work in an office, you’re welcome to join us in one of Chalkbeat’s bureaus in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Washington D.C. or New York City.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Director, Adult College Completion, Detroit Drives Degrees

Posted by | September 3, 2019 |

Our Why: The Detroit Regional Chamber leads the most comprehensive talent and education portfolio of program and policy work in the state. With the goal to increase postsecondary degree attainment in Southeast Michigan to 60% by 2030, the Chamber’s work will grow the talent pool for employers. The impact of the Chamber’s effort is also aimed at increasing per capita income and cutting the region’s racial equity gap in half.
Detroit Drives Degrees is a collective impact initiative within the Chamber’s education and talent strategy that works to remove barriers for individuals to pursue a postsecondary credential or degree whether a high-quality certificate, Associate or Bachelors’ degree.
What We Do: Detroit Drives Degrees convenes cross-sector leaders from K-12, higher education, government, philanthropy and the non-profit sector to create alignment, share data and drive systems-level change to improve student outcomes. Detroit Drives Degrees supports college access and success for traditional-age students and helps reengage the 690,000 adults in Southeast Michigan who have “some college, no degree” by providing pathways for these individuals to finish their credentials.
What Drives You: Doing this work requires diverse leadership by team members who share a commitment to both our mission and to supporting the process of long-term systems change. You should be passionate about education and about working with business and other sectors to catalyze change.
What We Need:

(This Role) Director, Adult College Completion, Detroit Drives Degrees – salary range $60,000 – $80,000

(Similar Role) Fellow, College Access and Success – nine-month assignment, 20-hrs per week, hourly rate $15.00 – $20.00

(Similar Role) Director, Programs and Employer Partnerships, Detroit Drives Degrees – salary range $65,000 – $85,000

Detroit Drives Degrees is seeking a talented, equity-driven individual to serve as the Director, Adult College Completion, Detroit Drives Degrees. The work of the Director, Adult College Completion will encompass two distinct bodies of work: 1) working with higher education, nonprofit and business partners to develop systemic infrastructure to reengage and support completion of adult learners; and 2) serving as a “navigator” in providing one-on-one advising assistance to adults wanting to enroll in college.
An ideal candidate for the Director, Adult College Completion position would embody or possess the following:
Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in counseling, higher education, social work or other related fields and extensive experience in higher education, developing community and business partnerships, project management, and direct service work.
Entrepreneurial self-starter, who is passionate about the mission of this work and has strong programmatic execution skills.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to work in a collaborative manner to build and grow partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
Proven capability to manage multiple projects at once in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, while at the same time demonstrating careful attention to detail.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to plan and lead meetings, to facilitate workshops and to develop written content for newsletters and social media.
Cultural sensitivity, a high-level of energy and a positive attitude in providing one-on-one navigational support and advising to prospective adult reconnecting students.
An understanding of the issues surrounding adult college students, appreciation for the needs of higher education, employers and adults in the workforce, and knowledge of the educational landscape in Southeast Michigan, including admissions, academic advising, financial aid and wrap-around services, is preferred.
Quantitative and administrative capacity to oversee reconnecting student database in coordination with IT department, including running data reports and analyzing metrics to drive performance. Experience with Salesforce CRM is preferred.
Ability to travel within Southeast MI.

Director, Adult College Completion, Detroit Drives Degrees Responsibilities:
Provide one-on-one navigational support in guiding adult returning students through their options, offering encouragement, providing assistance with eliminating barriers to postsecondary education and helping them develop a plan to re-enroll in and complete their degree. Establish and implement strategy for providing the highest impact to the greatest number of students and meeting established benchmarks. Offer advising, assistance, follow-up and referrals, and, as program expands, manage additional navigators and neutral advising contractors doing this same work. Work hours will include some late evenings and occasional weekends, to accommodate the schedules of adult learners.
Develop and maintain relationships with corporations, community-based nonprofits and government entities to conduct outreach to adult students and to provide support for them to finish their credentials. Work with these partners to organize community events focused going back to school and facilitate workshops for employees at large companies, aimed at adult returning students, to provide wrap-around services, to publicize a joint marketing campaign (within predetermined program budget) and to seek other innovative ways to partner. In work related to outreach to Chamber members, investors and stakeholders, coordinate efforts with Chamber’s Engagement Team. Utilize Chamber CRM to track communications. Conduct research on best practices across country on adult reengagement and co-implement with partner stakeholders.
Oversee collaborative network of advisors from the region’s higher education institutions, who assist in providing “neutral advising.” Help maintain the Salesforce student database in coordination with the IT department and with appropriate training on how to handle private student information. Facilitate smooth handoffs upon enrollment and provide continued wrap-around services and student supports.
Collaborate with the Chamber’s marketing team on the development and execution of an integrated marketing strategy (inclusive of digital and print assets) to target potential adult reconnecting students. Set vision and goals for the strategy, input on creative concepts, and execute outreach and project management as needed. Help draft content for newsletter, social media and, video testimonials.
Oversee Salesforce student database in coordination with the IT department and with the appropriate training on how to handle private student information, ensuring that all client interactions and correspondence is documented. Run timely reports on services rendered for both internal and external stakeholders. Other duties as assigned

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will range from $60,000- $80,000. Includes a robust benefits package, including generous paid time off, paid holidays, health, dental, vision, life and LTD insurance, flexible spending accounts and a retirement savings plan.

This position is grant funded for two years and will be maintained thereafter only as long as additional funds are raised by an external source.

Required application materials: To apply, please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume as an attachment to your application via the Chamber online portal.
The Detroit Regional Chamber is an equal opportunity employer.

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Detroit Reporter

Posted by | August 12, 2019 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking a reporter to join our Detroit team. 

Detroit’s schools, which routinely post the lowest test scores in the nation, are at the center of a national conversation about urban education. Extreme poverty, decades of disinvestment, and extensive school choice, engineered in part by Betsy DeVos before she became U.S. education secretary, all have shaped this story. At the same time, the school board and superintendent are two years into a massive turnaround effort. Chalkbeat Detroit will explore the challenges and complexities of such efforts — telling stories from early childhood through high school — at a pivotal time. 

This position will report to Chalkbeat’s Detroit bureau chief.

Who are you? 

You are committed to local journalism and respect the transformative power of a good story. You’re a self-starter who is hungry to break news, eager to understand and inform vital public policy debates, and enthusiastic about creating new models for sustainable journalism. You’re a strong beat reporter who can develop reliable sources and beat the competition. You’ve got the ability to write a range of stories, from breaking news to enterprise and long-term projects. Most importantly, you can serve as a guide for our readers—school personnel, education insiders, parents, students, and curious citizens—in explaining how schools in the city work. And you’re not afraid to call its leaders to task when warranted. We are open to hiring a veteran reporter or an up-and-coming journalist for this position.

What background and skills do you have?:

  • Experience covering education, government, or public policy
  • Familiarity and experience with social media
  • Comfort or experience working with data, research, and reports 
  • Interest in or experience with reader engagement, including finding creative ways to connect with a diverse set of readers and use those efforts to inform our reporting
  • Knowledge of early childhood education, K-12 education, pathways to college, and state and city policy issues
  • Experience with building sources and generating story ideas
  • The ability to write clearly, cleanly, and on deadline for quick-take, daily and longer-form stories  

Note: We know that many strong candidates will not have all the skills we list. That’s OK. What else do you bring to the table? Please tell us!

What will you be responsible for?

  • You’ll be responsible for conceiving and executing stories that help people understand how breaking news connects to the big picture, and how public policy decisions impact and connect to the people and institutions in Detroit. 
  • You’ll collaborate with our product team as Chalkbeat comes up with innovative ways to present news and distribute stories. 
  • You’ll communicate and build relationships with readers and key players in the local community through our regular morning newsletters, social media posts, and the reporting process.

We offer a flexible work environment, with shared office space in midtown Detroit and the ability to work from home when appropriate.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 25 – January 1.

About Chalkbeat:
Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Special Education Teachers

Posted by | August 9, 2019 |

A major portion of the special education teacher’s time should be spent in the regular education classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following and are specific areas of support in the regular classroom:

 

  • Provide direct services to special education students that are supportive of the general education teacher.
  • Provide consultation and assistance to general education teachers for planning, making adaptations and accommodations for special education students.
  • Team teach with general education teachers who have special education students that require direct special education teacher instruction in the following instructional areas:  language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
  • Assist general education teacher in providing supervision to volunteers and teacher aides who assist teachers in making curriculum modifications, adapting assignments and providing individualized support to special education students.
  • Assist teachers and the school social worker in developing and implementing behavior intervention plans for students on his/her caseload.
  • Consult with general education teachers in assigning grades and developing evaluative measures for students on his/her caseload.

 

      Other duties may be assigned.

 

 

The following are essential duties and responsibilities which require time outside the classroom:

 

  • Participate in child study teams and assist with the evaluation of educational needs and intervention strategies for students suspected of being handicapped.
  • Schedule and conduct IEPT meetings.
  • Identify student deficits and strengths and write individual students goals, objectives, transition plans and education plans (IEP).
  • Work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) for students referred for special education services.
  • Assist teachers with curriculum and classroom activity adaptations and modifications.
  • Serve as liaison to parents of special education students and encourage their participation in the program of services.

 

      Other duties may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree; teacher certification with special education endorsement(s) – OR – master’s degree and other qualifications to enable application for temporary or full approval as special education teacher.
  • Experience:  none required; successful special education teaching experience preferred.
  • Skilled in interviewing, individual and group treatment techniques.  
  • Ability to formulate eligibility recommendations for special education students. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and understanding in working with students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written communications.  
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with board policies and established procedures.
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George Crockett Middle School ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies Teachers

Posted by | July 10, 2019 |

SUMMARY

Provide high-quality instruction to students and work collaboratively with the school leader, colleagues, students, parents and the board to accomplish or surpass the academy’s articulated educational goals.  Work as a collaborative team member to implement the academy curriculum and accomplish short- and long-term academy goals.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning; develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure; enforce the academy’s student discipline code; collaborate in the implementation of initiatives such as school-wide behavior management systems.
  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs and goals of students; establish clear objectives for all lessons and units; ensure that lessons —  as planned, delivered, and assessed — are aligned with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Develop lesson plans and submit them for review and feedback as scheduled; work cooperatively with the academy’s instructional coach to learn from feedback and improve the quality of instruction. Participate in ongoing analysis and planning to ensure that the school’s curriculum remains aligned to state standards.
  • Collaborate with special education staff to implement, to the greatest extent possible, an inclusive approach to students with special needs.  Remain aware of student needs; participate in child study teams or individualized education planning; implement accommodations and modifications as indicated in student IEP’s; seek advice and counsel from student support services areas when needed to ensure that all students are fully served. 
  • Collaborate with other staff, as necessary, to implement grant-funded programming to accelerate learning for students with a variety of needs including special education, at-risk, limited English proficient students and others, to bring them to grade level proficiency.  
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required; maintain the confidentiality of student records and student information. Complete any documentation necessary for the academy to be in compliance with regulatory requirements, such as time and effort reporting.
  • Communicate with parents and make provisions for being available outside normal hours; work with parents to encourage participation in their child’s learning experiences; provide regular communication to parents regarding their children’s performance.
  • Maintain professional competence via conferences, mentoring, involvement in professional organizations, continuing coursework, etc.  Complete all coursework and other requirements necessary to maintain teaching credentials and “highly qualified” status, as required by the teacher’s assignment.
  • Inform the school leader of needed instructional resources. Serve as an active member of teams such as grade-level, school-wide planning, school improvement or other areas of focus.
  • May participate in extracurricular activities such as coaching, clubs, student government, tutoring, enrichment activities, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • State teacher licensure/certification with appropriate endorsements(s).
  • Bachelor’s degree with subject area emphasis and/or coursework and/or experience necessary to be deemed “highly qualified” for the grade/subjects to be taught.  (Will consider non-certified applicants with a degree in the subject area to be taught; would be required to complete a plan of action to become “highly qualified” within a prescribed period of time.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to young people’s learning success and achievement.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a teaching/tutoring capacity as acquired through prior experience in tutoring, teaching or other education-related experience; evidence of successful experience in student and parent relations.
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K-12 Teachers

Posted by | June 27, 2019 |

U Prep teachers are responsible for implementing curriculum, maintaining a positive classroom culture, using assessments to drive instructional practice, using district resources in an efficient and responsible manner, contributing to the educational and social development of all students, and participating in the professional development of the learning community.

U Prep Perks:

  • Small class sizes
  • $4,000 longevity salary increase after three years for all teachers
  • Attendance and Core Value Bonuses
  • 50% – 80% tuition paid for masters through GVSU
  • 401k 6% dollar for dollar match after first year of employment

About U Prep Schools:  

If you are dedicated to a pursuit of excellence both in yourself and our students; if you are self-motivated; if you are an innovator and if you want to play a key role in changing young lives –we are looking for U. Our mission: to give students the courage to pursue a future full of possibilities. Our students come to our network of schools looking for a rewarding and fulfilling education. Comprised of three public charter school districts; University Preparatory Academy,  University Prep Science and Math and Henry Ford Academies; we educate over 3,300 students in the burgeoning city of Detroit. Help us to prepare our students for success in life and be a part of U.

Desired Competencies:

• Knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment

• Mission-driven, connecting the overall teaching strategy to the goals of U Prep Schools

• Ability to nurture and sustain high-quality teaching

• Experience in building positive relationships with colleagues, students, and parents

• Ability to make decisions in a strategic way balancing building strong relationships and maintaining high academic rigor

• Courage to make decisions in support of academic and cultural goals while maintaining a steady pulse of team and school goals

• Meticulous organization and use of time

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Education/Experience:

• Bachelors’ degree or higher

• Must have and maintain valid Michigan teaching certificate or a bachelors degree in the content area

• Must meet highly qualified criteria in content area taught, which includes certificate endorsement in the appropriate area(s)

• Desire to teach in an urban environment

Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary duties and areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following:

Professional Development

• Actively contributes to a professional community that focuses on instruction and high student achievement

• Seeks opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge

• Implements recommendations and best practices acquired through professional development, continuing education, observation, coaching, and evaluation

• Utilizes effective instructional practices responding to the needs of each student in the learning community

Curriculum/Learning Model

• Utilizes data to implement learning model and modify instructional practices and daily lesson plans as needed

• Works closely with principal to create and lead an effective Data Team within the school

• Coordinates curriculum within the team and school

• Integrates all aspects of the learning model into classroom procedures, instruction

School Culture

• Ensures a safe, supportive, and productive environment for students

• Sets and maintains high academic expectations for students

• Implements effective student discipline, conflict resolution, and helpful student support services

• Promotes teamwork within the learning community

• Demonstrates cultural competencies in being part of a multi-cultural institution

• Incorporates core values into all work, projects, and interactions with members of the school community

Community/Parental Outreach

• Actively engages parents in the learning process and school functions

• Communicates on a regular basis with families through newsletters, announcements, and updates

• Seeks and builds relationships with professional organizations

• Resolves parent issues respectfully and effectively

Compliance

• Drafts, updates, and submits lesson plans and data analysis action plans on a consistent basis

• Takes accurate attendance in a timely manner

• Maintains professional credentials and submits updates to the Human Resources Department prior to expiration dates

• Responds to requests from the School Operations Team for any required actions or documents to maintain accurate and complete records and meet reporting deadlines

Building Management

• Implements classroom procedures that promote a safe, clean, orderly, and productive classroom environment

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Detroit Bureau Chief

Posted by | June 26, 2019 |

We’re looking for the next leader of our Detroit team. 

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a seasoned journalist to serve as our Detroit bureau chief. 

Detroit’s schools are at the center of a national conversation about urban education. Extreme poverty, decades of disinvestment, and a robust system of school choice engineered in part by Betsy DeVos before she became U.S. education secretary all have taken a toll on Detroit schools, which routinely post the lowest test scores in the nation. At the same time, the school board, superintendent, and motivated community groups are trying to position Detroit schools for a turnaround. Chalkbeat Detroit dives deep to explore the challenges and complexities of such efforts — telling stories from early childhood through high school — at a pivotal time. 

The bureau chief will lead that coverage, with a focus on the debate around how to create educational equity. You will oversee a team of two reporters and be responsible for story budgets, readership growth, and impact, working to shape and edit stories so they connect to the important story Chalkbeat is telling across the country. You will serve as Chalkbeat’s public face in Detroit, working with our experienced leadership and engagement team to build a local community strategy, maintain news partnerships, and represent the organization at public events. Finally, you’ll oversee the bureau’s budget and office with support from Chalkbeat’s central network. 

This position will report to one of Chalkbeat’s two Managing Editors for Local News.

Who are you?

You are committed to local journalism and respect the transformative power of a good story, both as a reporter and as an editor. You’re hungry to break news, eager to understand and inform vital public policy debates, and enthusiastic about creating new models for sustainable journalism. You find coaching reporters energizing, from helping them connect the dots across several incremental stories to instructing them in the fine art of source-building. You get the urgency of making strong coverage decisions quickly, know how to balance quick news hits with enterprise work, and have experience planning longer-term investigative projects. While you love being on the ground and in the community, you’re also inspired by the idea of collaborating with colleagues across the Chalkbeat network to learn and share best practices and get the support you need to lead your team to greatness. You can serve as a guide for our readers — teachers, education insiders, parents, students, and curious citizens — in explaining how the schools in the city work. And you’re not afraid to call leaders to task when warranted.  

What background and skills do you have?

  • 7+ years’ experience in journalism, preferably in digital, with a focus on public policy issues
  • Experience covering Detroit and/or Michigan preferred
  • Breaking news metabolism and decisiveness under pressure
  • Proven strategies for building an effective team and experience managing direct reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with curious reporters and skeptical editors
  • Stellar news judgment
  • Experience managing budgets and other administrative duties preferred
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a strong plus, but not required

Note: We know that many strong candidates will not have all the skills we list. That’s OK. What else do you bring to the table? Please tell us!

We offer a flexible work environment, with shared office space in midtown Detroit and the ability to work from home when appropriate.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

About Chalkbeat:
Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Teacher Hiring Event

Posted by | June 18, 2019 |

WE’RE HIRING!

Our Michigan campuses are seeking innovative, collaborative, next-generation educators. We’re hosting a hiring event on Monday, June 24th click HERE to RSVP.  No need to complete the online application in order to attend this event, simply fill out the RSVP.

A Distinctive Opportunity

Attracting and retaining top talent is our top priority. Research clearly shows that the most important factor to student growth is talented teachers. To retain our top talent, Distinctive Schools provides leadership and growth opportunities. Our culture is positive, supportive, and solution-oriented. We empower our teachers to do what they do best – teach and lead!

Why join the Distinctive Schools Team:

  • Culture is at the heart of everything we do
  • We foster a love of learning from the very first day of school
  • We create next generation learning environments for students in the 21st century
  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way
  • We love to laugh and have a good time
  • We offer a great benefits package (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b)?
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George Crockett Academy K-8 Teachers All Subjects

Posted by | June 10, 2019 |

Teacher

Job Description

Employer: The Leona Group

Job Title: Teacher

Department: School

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: School Leader

Required: Must pass a criminal background check

 

SUMMARY

Provide high-quality instruction to students and work collaboratively with the school leader, colleagues, students, parents and the board to accomplish or surpass the academy’s articulated educational goals.  Work as a collaborative team member to implement the academy curriculum and accomplish short- and long-term academy goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning; develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure; enforce the academy’s student discipline code; collaborate in the implementation of initiatives such as school-wide behavior management systems.
  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs and goals of students; establish clear objectives for all lessons and units; ensure that lessons —  as planned, delivered, and assessed — are aligned with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Develop lesson plans and submit them for review and feedback as scheduled; work cooperatively with the academy’s instructional coach to learn from feedback and improve the quality of instruction. Participate in ongoing analysis and planning to ensure that the school’s curriculum remains aligned to state standards.
  • Collaborate with special education staff to implement, to the greatest extent possible, an inclusive approach to students with special needs.  Remain aware of student needs; participate in child study teams or individualized education planning; implement accommodations and modifications as indicated in student IEP’s; seek advice and counsel from student support services areas when needed to ensure that all students are fully served.
  • Collaborate with other staff, as necessary, to implement grant-funded programming to accelerate learning for students with a variety of needs including special education, at-risk, limited English proficient students and others, to bring them to grade level proficiency.  
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required; maintain the confidentiality of student records and student information. Complete any documentation necessary for the academy to be in compliance with regulatory requirements, such as time and effort reporting.
  • Communicate with parents and make provisions for being available outside normal hours; work with parents to encourage participation in their child’s learning experiences; provide regular communication to parents regarding their children’s performance.
  • Maintain professional competence via conferences, mentoring, involvement in professional organizations, continuing coursework, etc.  Complete all coursework and other requirements necessary to maintain teaching credentials and “highly qualified” status, as required by the teacher’s assignment.
  • Inform the school leader of needed instructional resources. Serve as an active member of teams such as grade-level, school-wide planning, school improvement or other areas of focus.
  • May participate in extracurricular activities such as coaching, clubs, student government, tutoring, enrichment activities, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • State teacher licensure/certification with appropriate endorsements(s).
  • Bachelor’s degree with subject area emphasis and/or coursework and/or experience necessary to be deemed “highly qualified” for the grade/subjects to be taught.  (Will consider non-certified applicants with a degree in the subject area to be taught; would be required to complete a plan of action to become “highly qualified” within a prescribed period of time.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to young people’s learning success and achievement.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a teaching/tutoring capacity as acquired through prior experience in tutoring, teaching or other education-related experience; evidence of successful experience in student and parent relations.
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Elementary or Middle School Teacher

Posted by | June 6, 2019 |

Position Title: Elementary Teacher or Middle School Teacher (Option to teach in grade levels K – 5th Grade or Middle School Core Subjects)

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: Detroit, MI; Harper Woods, MI; or Redford, MI

Reports To: School Principal

Start Date: August 2019

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

  • We foster a love of learning from the very first day of school
  • We create next generation learning environments for students in the 21st century
  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way
  • We love to laugh and have a good time
  • We offer a great benefits package (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b)

Position Description:

As a Distinctive School Teacher you will inspire young minds and share a commitment to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential. This person will…

  • design lessons that focus on engaging children in 21st century learning experiences
  • provide opportunities that challenge students to think critically
  • work closely with team members and parents to  to see how to best to meet students needs
  • monitor student progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must be highly qualified for elementary teaching in the state of Michigan or enrolled in an Alternative Certification Program by August 2019
  • Prefer minimum 1 year of experience teaching in urban setting

 

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and 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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Primary Grade Teacher

Posted by | June 6, 2019 |

Position Title: Primary Grades Teacher (2018-19 School Year)

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 17175 Olympia Redford, MI 48240

Reports To: School Director

Start Date: August 2018

Why join the Distinctive Schools Team:

  • We foster a love of learning from the very first day of school
  • We create next generation learning environments for students in the 21st century
  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way
  • We love to laugh and have a good time
  • We offer a great benefits package (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO;403b)

Position Description:

As a Distinctive School Teacher you will inspire young minds and share a commitment to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential. This person will…

  • design lessons that focus on engaging children in 21st century learning experiences
  • provide opportunities that challenge students to think critically
  • work closely with team members and parents to  to see how to best to meet students needs
  • monitor student progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must be highly qualified for elementary teaching in the state of Michigan
  • Prefer minimum 1 year of experience teaching in urban setting

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and 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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Managing Editor for Style and Standards

Posted by | May 16, 2019 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks a Managing Editor for Style and Standards to lead our editing team, oversee editorial operations, and boost our newsroom leadership.

The Managing Editor for Style and Standards will help elevate our overall story quality and improve our collective skills so that our journalism is the best it can possibly be. This person will supervise a team of four story editors, oversee style and voice guides, and manage onboarding and training programs for reporters and editors. The role will blend day-to-day guidance on story editing with strategic thinking on how the newsroom functions.

This position will report to the executive editor and sit on the network management team that helps guide organization-wide strategy and planning.    

Who are you?

You know that good writing starts with good reporting, and that editing starts before any words hit the page. You recognize the value of context. You believe that style standards matter, and so does voice, both organizationally and individually. You’re committed to providing learning opportunities no matter how experienced the employee (all of us can always improve!), and you understand the importance of a new reporter’s first few months. You geek out on process (perhaps you even enjoy a good spreadsheet). You want to make a difference, and you see how impact-driven local journalism can do that. You’re not a pageview chaser — you believe in listening to audiences and forging lasting relationships. Whether or not you have experience covering education, you find the topic fascinating.

What background and skills do you have?

  • 10+ years of work experience, with 5+ years of working in a digital environment
  • Experience editing breaking news, daily, and/or enterprise stories
  • Proven track record of team management with positive culture
  • Experience managing copy and other workflows, with examples of improvements you’ve made
  • Experience with onboarding and training programs, even informal ones, with examples of ones you’ve overseen
  • Ability to work autonomously while sharing pertinent information up, down, and across
  • Excellent news judgment

We know that many strong candidates will not have all the skills we list. That’s OK. What else do you bring to the table? Please tell us!

What will you be responsible for?

  • Supervising a team of four story editors, likely with more to come in the next year as Chalkbeat continues its growth trajectory, to create compelling, impactful journalism
  • Managing and updating our style and voice guides
  • Examining and optimizing our newsroom workflows and systems so that they better support our journalism
  • Working with our Operations team to revise our current onboarding programs for reporters and editors
  • Working with other team leads in Chalkbeat’s “networked model” to help guide newsroom decisions
  • Representing local needs to network leadership, and organizational priorities to story editors and local teams
  • Working with the Executive Editor and other leaders on organizational growth planning, with an eye toward future expansion
  • Collaborating with the Director of Product on CMS improvements  

Ideally, you’d be based in one of seven cities where Chalkbeat bureaus already exist: Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, New York City or Newark. However, working remotely is a possibility for the right candidate.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.


About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Teachers (K-12 All Subjects)

Posted by | April 17, 2019 |

Summary

U Prep teachers are responsible for implementing curriculum, maintaining a positive classroom culture, using assessments to drive instructional practice, using district resources in an efficient and responsible manner, contributing to the educational and social development of all students, and participating in the professional development of the learning community.

Our mission is to prepare students for success in life. If you are dedicated to a pursuit of excellence both in yourself and our students; if you are self-motivated; if you are an innovator and if you want to play a key role in changing young lives –we are looking for U.

Desired Competencies

• Knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment

• Mission-driven, connecting the overall teaching strategy to the goals of U Prep Schools

• Ability to nurture and sustain high-quality teaching

• Experience in building positive relationships with colleagues, students, and parents

• Ability to make decisions in a strategic way balancing building strong relationships and maintaining high academic rigor

• Courage to make decisions in support of academic and cultural goals while maintaining a steady pulse of team and school goals

• Meticulous organization and use of time

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Education/Experience

• Bachelors’ degree or higher

• Must have and maintain valid Michigan teaching certificate or passing score on the MTTC for the content area

• Must meet highly qualified criteria in content area taught, which includes certificate endorsement in the appropriate area(s)

• Desire to teach in an urban environment

Salary

Compensation for this position depends on prior experience and is competitive.

Benefits

  • Medical coverage
  • 401(k) – up to 6% matching
  • Eight sick and four personal days
  • Core Value bonuses
  • Career development
  • Masters program tuition reimbursement through GVSU

Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary duties and areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

Professional Development

• Actively contributes to a professional community that focuses on instruction and high student achievement

• Seeks opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge

• Implements recommendations and best practices acquired through professional development, continuing education, observation, coaching, and evaluation

• Utilizes effective instructional practices responding to the needs of each student in the learning community

Curriculum/Learning Model

• Utilizes data to implement learning model and modify instructional practices and daily lesson plans as needed

• Works closely with principal to create and lead an effective Data Team within the school

• Coordinates curriculum within the team and school

• Integrates all aspects of the learning model into classroom procedures, instruction

School Culture

• Ensures a safe, supportive, and productive environment for students

• Sets and maintains high academic expectations for students

• Implements effective student discipline, conflict resolution, and helpful student support services

• Promotes teamwork within the learning community

• Demonstrates cultural competencies in being part of a multi-cultural institution

• Incorporates core values into all work, projects, and interactions with members of the school community

Community/Parental Outreach

• Actively engages parents in the learning process and school functions

• Communicates on a regular basis with families through newsletters, announcements, and updates

• Seeks and builds relationships with professional organizations

• Resolves parent issues respectfully and effectively

Compliance

• Drafts, updates, and submits lesson plans and data analysis action plans on a consistent basis

• Takes accurate attendance in a timely manner

• Maintains professional credentials and submits updates to the Human Resources Department prior to expiration dates

• Responds to requests from the School Operations Team for any required actions or documents to maintain accurate and complete records and meet reporting deadlines

Building Management

• Implements classroom procedures that promote a safe, clean, orderly, and productive classroom environment

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Lead Teacher – DAA & DP (K-7)

Posted by | April 7, 2019 |

We are looking for extraordinary leaders and learners to join our team who:

  • Teach to give students a strong foundation of academic excellence,
  • Foster the social-emotional and character development of young learners,
  • Build a love of learning in all students,
  • Engage families as partners in our students’ education,
  • Commit to constant learning, reflection, and improvement of their own practice,
  • Bring their passions, personalities, humor, and joy to school every day,
  • Thrive in a start-up environment, and
  • Are committed to equity and the belief that all children in Detroit can reach their full potential.

A Lead Teacher at Detroit Achievement Academy (DAA) and Detroit Prep (DP) is responsible for the educational and social-emotional outcomes for each student in his or her crew. Lead Teachers embrace their work with students, families, colleagues, and school leaders toward achieving our collective mission and goals. A Lead Teacher is responsible for teaching all core academic disciplines including language arts, social studies, science and mathematics. Lead Teachers report to the Principal/Head of School.

Competitive salary based on experience and track record of success with students.

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Detroit Reporter

Posted by | October 9, 2018 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking a reporter to join our Detroit team.

Detroit’s schools are at the center of a national conversation about urban education. Extreme poverty, decades of disinvestment, and a robust system of school choice engineered in part by Betsy DeVos before she became U.S. education secretary all have taken a toll on Detroit schools, which routinely post the lowest test scores in the nation. At the same time, a new school board, superintendent, and motivated community groups are trying to position Detroit schools for a turnaround. Chalkbeat Detroit will explore the challenges and complexities of such efforts — telling stories from early childhood through high school — at a pivotal time.

This position will report to Chalkbeat’s Detroit bureau chief.

Who are you?

You are committed to local journalism and respect the transformative power of a good story. You’re a self-starter who is hungry to break news, eager to understand and inform vital public policy debates, and enthusiastic about creating new models for sustainable journalism. You’re a strong beat reporter who can develop reliable sources and beat the competition. You’ve got the ability to write a range of stories, from breaking news to enterprise and long-term projects. Most importantly, you can serve as a guide for our readers—school personnel, education insiders, parents, students, and curious citizens—in explaining how schools in the city work. And you’re not afraid to call its leaders to task when warranted. We are open to hiring a veteran reporter or an up-and-coming journalist for this position.

What background and skills do you have?:

  • Experience covering education, government, or public policy
  • Familiarity and experience with social media
  • Comfort or experience working with data, research, and reports
  • Interest in or experience with reader engagement, including finding creative ways to connect with a diverse set of readers and use those efforts to inform our reporting
  • Knowledge of early childhood education, K-12 education, pathways to college, and state and city policy issues
  • Experience with building sources and generating story ideas
  • The ability to write clearly, cleanly, and on deadline for quick-take, daily and longer-form stories  

Note: We know that many strong candidates will not have all the skills we list. That’s OK. What else do you bring to the table? Please tell us!

What will you be responsible for?

  • You’ll be responsible for conceiving and executing stories that help people understand how breaking news connects to the big picture, and how public policy decisions impact and connect to the people and institutions in Detroit.
  • You’ll collaborate with our product team as Chalkbeat comes up with innovative ways to present news and distribute stories.
  • You’ll communicate and build relationships with readers and key players in the local community through our regular morning newsletters, social media posts, and the reporting process.

We offer a flexible work environment, with shared office space in midtown Detroit and the ability to work from home when appropriate.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

About Chalkbeat:
Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Digital Marketing Manager

Posted by | September 7, 2018 |

Chalkbeatthe nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks a digital marketing manager to help Chalkbeat grow into one of the largest nonprofit news sites in the country.

Chalkbeat’s digital marketing manager will drive key outcomes for both our revenue and editorial teams — increasing digital revenue, growing email subscribers, and piloting new audience growth initiatives. This is a highly interdisciplinary role, working in tandem with almost every team at Chalkbeat, from editorial, revenue, tech, analytics, etc. This position will report to the Head of Growth.

Who are you?

You are mission-driven, and you understand that the success of Chalkbeat means combining excellent journalism with a strong business model. You’re a self-starter who can both see the big picture and jump in to help execute important work. You’re comfortable wearing many hats and are highly collaborative, able to earn trust and drive outcomes along the way.

What background and skills do you have?

  • 3+ years of work experience related to marketing or audience growth
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, with stories to tell
  • Proven track record of email-based conversion (either donations or e-commerce sales), and experience utilizing the capabilities of an email service provider
  • Comfort with segmentation and data
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to take initiative without heavy oversight

We know that many strong candidates will not have all the skills we list. That’s OK. What else do you bring to the table? Please tell us!

What will you be responsible for?

  • Membership: Driving growth in reader revenue, specifically the evolution and expansion of our brand new membership program.
  • Email marketing: Creating a sustainable and scalable email experience across teams, especially as our reach continues to expand into new locales and topics within the education space.
  • New initiatives and market research: Identifying, evaluating, and piloting promising initiatives that support Chalkbeat’s growth, from re-investing in existing products to incubating new high-potential opportunities.

Ideally, you’d be based in one of the cities where Chalkbeat already has a presence: Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, New York City, or Washington, D.C. However, working remotely is a possibility for the right candidate.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

About Chalkbeat

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Designer/Developer

Posted by | September 5, 2018 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks a designer/developer to join the product team.

Chalkbeat’s product team is predominantly responsible for our technology — the CMS, chalkbeat.org, analytics, and visual storytelling. But we’re also responsible for providing support for editorial and revenue initiatives that require product thinking, such as newsletters, investigative projects, and membership. That support comes in many forms and degrees, from envisioning strategy to tactical execution. As the designer/developer, you’ll have the opportunity to work on both large-scale product design — like our website and newsletters — and help us find innovative ways to create engaging storytelling. You will have a high degree of autonomy and trust in your expertise. This position will report to the Director of Product.

Who are you?

  • You have a proven track record of solving complex design challenges, and have an online portfolio to demonstrate your experience with real work examples.
  • You value user experience and have strong communication skills, deftly connecting design decisions to the organization’s goals.
  • You are highly organized and enthusiastic about building systems that are easy to scale and adapt to new features.
  • You are curious, seeking out new ideas and skills to continuously inform your work.
  • You are passionate about supporting a new journalism model and contributing to sustainable local news coverage with a focus on education.

What background and skills do you have?

  • A solid foundation in design thinking, user experience principles, and UI design
  • A background in visual design with an appreciation for the finer arts of typography, layouts, and spacing
  • 4+ years work experience, ideally in web design, UX/UI design, or frontend development
  • Fluency in HTML and modern CSS (including SCSS/SASS), and a working knowledge of modern JavaScript
  • An understanding of accessibility requirements and best practices
  • Experience or interest working remotely or with remote team members

We don’t expect you to check all of these boxes, and we also know you’ll bring interesting skills and experiences that we haven’t thought of. Whether you identify as a designer or a developer — or both — we want to hear from you. Don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

This position is remote and reports to a manager in Austin, Texas. If you prefer to work in an office, you’re welcome to join us in one of Chalkbeat’s bureaus in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, or New York City.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

About Chalkbeat

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Engagement Editor

Posted by | August 17, 2018 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks an engagement editor to grow our audience and deepen our relationship with readers.

Chalkbeat’s next engagement editor will help our network of local bureaus and national team better understand the news needs of our core audiences, elevate voices that are often ignored by mainstream media, build stronger relationships with communities that need critical information about schools, and expand our reach to inform as many people as possible about key developments in public education. This position will report to the Executive Editor.    

Who are you?

You are committed to local journalism and understand that means putting the audience first.  You want to make a difference, and you see how impact-driven journalism can do that.  You’re not a pageview chaser — you believe in listening to communities and fostering lasting relationships. You’re a self-starter who can both see the big picture and jump in to help execute important work. You’re comfortable wearing many hats and moving in between the education policy world and journalism industry circles. You have experience in building and engaging audiences on social media, and growing newsletter subscribers. You think in headlines, tweets, and subject lines. You can strategize about in-person events, and you care deeply about the user experience online.

What background and skills do you have?

  • 7+ years of work experience, with 5+ years of working on the digital side of media, journalism, or communications
  • Experience reporting and writing news and/or feature stories
  • Proven track record of growing a brand’s audience and boosting loyalty through email lists and social media
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to work autonomously
  • Proficiency with third-party email service providers
  • Experience developing strategy informed by analytics
  • Excellent news judgment

We know that many strong candidates will not have all the skills we list. That’s OK. What else do you bring to the table? Please tell us!

What will you be responsible for?

  • Develop social media strategy for the entire Chalkbeat network (seven local bureaus + national desk)
  • Own newsletter strategy and help grow subscriber base
  • Manage national and local news partners
  • Support local bureaus with strategies for in-person events and engagement-driven reporting that brings in voices from the communities we serve
  • Leverage analytics to develop best practices for growth and engagement
  • Collaborate with Product, Analytics, and Revenue teams to identify and execute on optimization and growth opportunities

We’re building this team out, so you’ll also be hiring and overseeing another engagement team member, who will be responsible for supporting social and email strategy and execution.

Ideally, you’d be based in one of six cities where Chalkbeat bureaus already exist: Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, or New York City. However, working remotely is a possibility for the right candidate.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Director of Product

Posted by | March 16, 2018 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a director of product to lead our product and UX team.

Who are you?

You thrive in smaller organizations where you can make a huge impact, and you can draw clear lines from broad organizational goals to products that delight users and drive results. You translate strategy into execution and enjoy doing the work, not just calling the shots. You might be a news nerd or someone who loves reading policy papers, but you’re definitely inspired by our daily journalism and our mission of educational equity. You excel at communication and recognize the importance of conveying the why and how in addition to the what. You’re skilled at presenting data findings, knowing that product strategy is meaningless without the data to support it. You shine at problem-solving in highly collaborative environments and bring clarity to complex situations.

What background and skills do you have? (Not all are required, but we hope you’ll have several of these.)

  • Significant product management experience, ideally at a news organization
  • Background in UX and/or design and an innate sense for what looks good and works well
  • Experience using data to influence product strategy and the ability to present data findings in an authoritative way
  • Strong skills in data analysis and interpretation; experience with analytics platforms (e.g. Google Analytics) and A/B testing methodologies
  • Strong technical background, including knowledge of frontend, backend, and infrastructure technologies, and experience managing developers
  • Understanding of data visualization
  • Proven record of successfully launching and scaling products while working with multiple inputs
  • Outstanding communication: stellar listening skills, the ability to clearly capture other people’s viewpoints, and a knack for driving consensus and decision-making across the organization
  • Past creator of roadmaps/project plans, style guides, user manuals, and other relevant process documentation
  • Familiarity with best-in-class digital products across the journalism landscape and beyond, plus existing relationships with other news and/or product organizations
  • Interest in education and passion for Chalkbeat’s equity mission

What will you do?

  • Develop a product strategy that advances Chalkbeat’s mission, resonates with our audience, and drives toward our key performance indicators: readership, loyalty, and revenue
  • Define and own the product roadmap and feature prioritization to build and improve the user experience and outcomes
  • Establish ideal product development process and oversee product requirements and documentation
  • Communicate evolving priorities across the company, respond to requests from the newsroom and business teams, and design effective tools to document processes and train people to follow them
  • Use data to test assumptions, make recommendations, and drive actions
  • Build use cases and user stories and communicate them effectively
  • Serve as player-coach: You’re a manager, but you’re also a doer. You demonstrate capability to inspire a team while moving quickly to deliver on organizational objectives.
  • Coach, mentor, and manage your direct reports, including a full-stack developer and digital producer, plus oversee relationships with outside web development and design consultants

This position is ideally based in New York City or one of Chalkbeat’s other locations: Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, or Memphis. We will also consider remote candidates. This position will report to Chalkbeat’s executive editor.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Story Editor (Part-Time)

Posted by | March 14, 2018 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a story editor with digital experience to make our news stories sing.

The story editor will be responsible for editing a mix of articles out of our seven local bureaus: Chicago, Colorado, Detroit, Indiana, Newark, New York, and Tennessee. Stories will vary among news pieces, step-back analyses, and longer enterprise work, and each day will be different. You will work with the managing editor, digital producer, and local reporters to ready stories for publication on our website, and coordinate with the growth editor for social promotion. You will also work with the managing editor to help connect the dots across bureaus and ensure that Chalkbeat is telling a cohesive overarching story.

The story editor will provide crucial perspective, adding regional or national context where needed and ensuring that stories read logically, adhere to Chalkbeat style, and are properly sourced. While each piece that comes across the transom is different, all of our stories taken together should add up to a coherent whole, and the story editor is essential to achieving that goal through a mix of line editing, copy editing, and pulled-back critical thinking.

Who are you?

You respect the power of the (virtual) red pen, craft grabby headlines, and geek out on style guides. Although this position does not manage writers directly, you possess a mentoring spirit that’s able to coax the best story possible from reporters both green and seasoned. You believe that it’s better to teach than to tell. You live by your gut instinct for a good story and whack your way through unnecessary words to sniff out the best angle. Nut graphs? You slay them.

What background and skills do you have?

  • 5+ years’ experience in journalism and/or digital content creation
  • Expertise in story shaping, line editing, and copy editing
  • Experience working in a CMS, preferably WordPress
  • Stellar news judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with opinionated reporters and editors
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a strong plus, but not required
  • Journalism experience in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Newark, New York, or Memphis is a plus

The ideal candidate is based in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Newark, New York, Memphis, or Washington, DC. Remote candidates will also be considered.

This is a part-time position (20 hours per week). Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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National Reporter

Posted by | March 2, 2018 |

Chalkbeat is looking for a passionate, enterprising reporter to join our national reporting team.

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. Read more about our mission and values.

We’re currently in six locations — Colorado, Detroit, Indiana, Newark, New York, and Tennessee — and we’re about to be in one more, Chicago. Now, we’re looking for an additional reporter to join our two-person national team to help cover the organizations and ideas that span the country and shape what happens locally.

You’ll be responsible for writing a range of stories at a fast clip. A typical week in your reporting life might include profiling a growing charter school network, breaking news about a national teachers union, and synthesizing local stories about challenges facing refugee students.

You’re a good fit for this position if most or all of these apply:

  • You’re excited about holding powerful organizations accountable to the public.
  • You’ve thrived as a journalist in a fast-paced, high-volume news environment.
  • You’ve previously covered education locally or nationally and have more questions than when you got started.
  • You believe high-quality journalism can make a difference to the lives of students, the work of policy makers, and the strength of our democracy.

The ideal candidate would be based in or willing to relocate to New York City, but we’re open to someone working elsewhere, especially from another Chalkbeat bureau.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

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2018 Summer Internship – Detroit

Posted by | October 16, 2017 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit education news organization, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as summer reporting interns.

The 10-week paid internship from June-August 2018 will offer student journalists the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top education journalists in a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. At a critical moment for an active independent press, join us as we build an organization working to sustain journalism that matters.

Interns will work 40-hour weeks and will have the opportunity to undertake daily education news assignments, to work on enterprise stories, and to participate in the life of our reporting teams in every way.

Who are you?

You’re energized by our mission and excited to help us build a news organization that re-imagines daily newsgathering while embracing traditional journalistic values. You have a passion for public policy and social issues journalism, strong reporting and writing skills, and comfort working in digital media. You’re an entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, and tenacious reporter.

What background and skills do you have?

  • Clips that demonstrate strong reporting and writing skills
  • Significant high school, college or professional journalism experience
  • A high level of comfort with the exciting opportunities and challenges inherent in working in a high-energy start-up environment
  • Passion for and curiosity about education is a must; knowledge of education issues such as standards, school choice, and segregation is a strong plus, but not required.
  • Access to a car is desirable but not required.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in six locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Detroit Reporter

Posted by | September 12, 2017 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a reporter in the city of Detroit.

Detroit’s schools are at the center of a national conversation about urban education. A robust system of school choice, engineered in part by Betsy DeVos before she became U.S. education secretary, has thrust the city’s education landscape into chaos. Low test scores have made the city a national symbol of educational crisis. And extreme poverty deepens the challenges. But at the same time, Detroit’s schools have the potential to see change as a new school board and new superintendent take control of the district, which has been freed from the debts of the old Detroit Public Schools. And community groups are also exploring new ways to address the needs of the city’s youngest children.

This reporter will cover these dynamics at a pivotal moment for the city. You’ll primarily be responsible for conceiving and executing daily stories that help people understand how breaking news connects to the big picture, and how public policy decisions impact and connect to the people and institutions in Detroit. You’ll also lead our early childhood education coverage and cover English language learners, special education, and other issues facing students. You’ll collaborate with our product team as Chalkbeat comes up with innovative ways to present news and distribute stories. Finally, you’ll communicate and build relationships with readers and key players in the local community through our weekly newsletter, social media and the reporting process.

Who are you?

You are committed to local journalism and respect the transformative power a good story can wield. You’re a self-starter who is hungry to break news, eager to understand and inform vital public policy debates, and enthusiastic about creating new models for sustainable journalism. You’re a strong beat reporter who can develop reliable sources and beat the competition. You’ve got the ability to write a range of stories, from breaking news, to enterprise and long-term investigative projects. Most important, you can serve as a guide for our readers—school personnel, education insiders, parents, students, and curious citizens—in explaining how the city works. And you’re not afraid to call its leaders to task when warranted.

What background and skills do you have?

  • At least three years of reporting experience, preferably in digital, with a focus on public policy issues
  • Experience working in a CMS, preferably WordPress
  • Background in data journalism and visual production is a plus
  • Passion for education and the future of Detroit and its children is a must
  • Knowledge of early childhood education, K-12 education, pathways to college, and state and city policy issues are strong pluses, but not required

This position can be based from a home office in the Detroit area or from our shared office space in Midtown Detroit.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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Story Editor

Posted by | September 12, 2017 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a story editor with digital experience to make our news stories sing.

The story editor will be responsible for editing a mix of articles out of our five local bureaus: Colorado, Detroit, Indiana, New York, and Tennessee. Stories will vary among news pieces, step-back analyses, and longer enterprise work, and each day will be different. You will work with the managing editor, digital producer, and local reporters to ready stories for publication on our website, and coordinate with the growth editor for social promotion. You will also work with the managing editor to help connect the dots across bureaus and ensure that Chalkbeat is telling a cohesive overarching story.

The story editor will provide crucial perspective, adding regional or national context where needed and ensuring that stories read logically, adhere to Chalkbeat style, and are properly sourced. While each piece that comes across the transom is different, all of our stories taken together should add up to a coherent whole, and the story editor is essential to achieving that goal through a mix of line editing, copy editing, and pulled-back critical thinking.

Who are you?

You respect the power of the (virtual) red pen, craft grabby headlines, and geek out on style guides. Although this position does not manage writers directly, you possess a mentoring spirit that’s able to coax the best story possible from reporters both green and seasoned. You believe that it’s better to teach than to tell. You live by your gut instinct for a good story and whack your way through unnecessary words to sniff out the best angle. Nut graphs? You slay them.

What background and skills do you have?

  • 5+ years’ experience in journalism and/or digital content creation
  • Expertise in story shaping, line editing, and copy editing
  • Experience working in a CMS, preferably WordPress
  • Stellar news judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with opinionated reporters and editors
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a strong plus, but not required
  • Journalism experience in New York, Denver, Indianapolis, Detroit, Memphis, Chicago, Newark, and/or the Bay Area is a plus

The ideal candidate is based in New York, Denver, Indianapolis, Detroit, Memphis, or Washington, DC. Remote candidates will also be considered.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess. We will also consider a part-time schedule for the right candidate.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

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K-12 Teachers: All Subjects

Posted by | August 28, 2017 |

Detroit Public Schools Community District is hiring K-12 teachers across all subject areas. We have a specific need for special education, elementary, science, and math teachers.

Learn what DPSCD has to offer. We invite you to attend our Teacher Hiring Fair on Thursday, August 31, from 5-7pm at Ben Carson High School (571 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48201). You will have the opportunity to meet principals who have vacancies in your certification area and learn more about teaching with DPSCD.

Be part of our city’s rebirth. To realize our potential as a city and bring revitalization to our communities, we need excellent public schools, and to have excellent public schools, we need teachers at every level who are ready to roll up their sleeves and rebuild our district, brick by brick.

Help us transform public education and our students’ futures. Our mission is clear: provide all students with the opportunities and support they need to thrive. Recent progress is positioning us to do just that. We’ve achieved fiscal stability. We’ve regained local control. We’ve hired an inspiring new superintendent. Now, we need to add teachers to our team who share our belief that all students are capable of greatness. Join us in the transformation.

Lead, innovate, grow. Detroit Public Schools Community District is out to prove that public education works. That means a relentless focus on our students’ success and a real investment in our educators. Our students need you to lead from the classroom, try new ways of helping them reach higher standards, and get better on their behalf. You need a district that will stand behind you as you do it. We are in. Are you?