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Email Marketing Manager

Posted by | September 7, 2018 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks an email marketing manager to create a best-in-class email experience that helps drive conversion from readers to donors.

Chalkbeat’s email marketing manager will drive key outcomes for both our revenue and editorial teams — growing email subscribers, driving revenue through ongoing online donor campaigns (via our new membership program), and working closely with our editorial team to keep our newsletters relevant and engaging. This position will report to the head of revenue.

Who are you?

You are mission-driven, and understand that the success of Chalkbeat means combining excellent journalism with a strong business model. You know your way around email, and can navigate its many strengths — as a way to build trust, credibility, and engagement, as well as drive donations and revenue. 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, moving among reporters, salespeople, and our tech team.

What background and skills do you have?

  • 4+ years of work experience, with 2+ years of working on email marketing or newsletters
  • Bonus if you have experience working on donor email campaigns at a nonprofit or on newsletters at a news outlet (or both!)
  • Proven track record of growing an email subscriber base
  • Proven track record of email-based conversion (either donations or e-commerce sales)
  • Experience utilizing the full capabilities of an email service provider
  • Comfort with segmentation and data
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to work autonomously

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?

  • 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.
  • Driving our email subscriber growth
  • Driving revenue (especially recurring donations) via email
  • Managing our new membership program, including internal communication and coordination, customer service, payments processing, etc.
  • Leveraging analytics to develop best practices for growth and engagement; campaign analysis
  • Collaborate with Revenue, Editorial, Product, and Analytics teams to identify and execute on optimization and growth 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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Math Lead

Posted by | September 4, 2018 |

We seek to hire a full-time Math Lead to lead the effort to improve math instruction in partner schools and systems, to deliver support that leads to measurable change in instruction and to offer professional learning opportunities for teachers and leaders. We seek a self-motivated and detail-oriented educator with a strong background in mathematics and instructional coaching in grades K-12 as well as in developing and facilitating impactful adult learning experiences. Candidates should be passionate about improving instructional effectiveness and believe in the potential of students, teachers, and systems. The Math Lead reports to the Director of Instructional Support.

 

Responsibilities:

System Support

  • Accompany Directors of Instructional Support on school walkthroughs, use the Instructional Practices Guide (IPG) to observe and score math instruction, and give feedback on trends to system and school leaders and teachers
  • Conduct reviews and create reports on quality of assessments, curricula, pacing guides, scope and sequence guides, and other materials to inform system strategy for instructional improvement
  • Answer partners’ questions (directly and via Directors of Instructional Support) to support effective, informed decision-making
  • Supervise and train IPG specialists in the IPG Norming process during school walkthroughs
  • Work with partners’ math teams to support their instructional improvement cycle, including school visits, classroom observations, professional development, and content support
  • Assist with the build-out of curriculum implementation playbooks for systems

Content Development & Delivery

  • Develop content, such as model lessons, content exercises, and training session materials and PowerPoints
  • Lead professional development for teachers and leaders, and train content specialists to deliver training content
  • Support development of curriculum-specific transition and implementation plans and resources
  • Prepare materials for and lead the math portions of professional learning opportunities for teachers and leaders
  • Prepare materials for and lead sessions during topical meetings, quarterly network meetings, and other events as needed

Team Coordination

  • Train and manage part-time math content specialists to assist on content development and delivery

 

Candidate Qualifications and Traits:

  • Commitment to excellent daily instruction for all students
  • 3+ years of experience as a math teacher and 3+ years as an administrator or instructional coach, with a record of success achieving clearly-defined outcomes and improving student learning
  • Deep knowledge of math content and pedagogy in grades K-12
  • Deep understanding of the math standards, assessments, and instructional implications
  • Detail orientation, organization, and follow through
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience building positive relationships with diverse team members and stakeholders
  • Able to travel to schools in Indianapolis weekly and to team meetings (location TBD) bi-annually
    • Travel often includes early morning departures and/or overnight stays. A flexible schedule Monday through Friday is required. Instruction Partners covers all travel expenses.

 

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive with charter and nonprofit sector positions and is commensurate with experience. Detailed information about the organizational compensation philosophy is available upon application. Instruction Partners offers flexible work hours and location. Competitive benefits and private retirement investment options are available, as well as a generous vacation policy.

Location:

We are looking for candidates in Memphis and Indianapolis. Remote candidates who are able to travel will also be considered.

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Design Teacher

Posted by | August 17, 2018 |

Job Description

PPHS is seeking passionate, flexible, and optimistic teachers who will thrive in a dynamic environment.  Our teachers are personal learning coaches that help each student investigate what interests and drives them.  Fulfilling the role as a personal learning coach means encouraging students to demonstrate high levels of social responsibility, personal accountability, and independent thinking.  Thus, at PPHS, teachers are referred to as “coaches”. A PPHS coach embodies design-thinking by empathizing with students, parents, guardians, and co-workers. Coaches also prototype and iterate upon systems to best support student achievement.   Through this, our coaches help students discover their superpower and unique capabilities in order to prepare them for jobs that do not yet exist.

 

A Purdue Polytechnic Personal Learning Coach is a…

Collaborator

  • Successful working in a team environment
  • Skilled in motivating students
  • Able to relate to a diverse population
  • Desire to learn from multiple sources to grow professionally and personally

Communicator

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of technology applications to enhance instruction and perform administrative tasks
  • Experience working with online learning is a plus
  • Dedication to building a rapport with student families and the surrounding community

Innovator

  • Adaptable to shifting priorities while attaining a positive learning environment
  • Able to think and act creatively
  • Passionate about shaking up the traditional curriculum status quo
  • Strategic in using multiple sources to plan and implement supports for exceptional student

 

In addition to the qualifications above, we are seeking someone with the following:

  • Current Teaching Certification in subject specialty, dual licensure preferred
  • Experience working with high school age students in a non-traditional setting highly preferred
  • Experience and dedication working with restorative practices
  • Able to gather and analyze data for informed decision making

 

Personal Learning Coach Duties

  • Create and support an outstanding experience for each student.
  • Analyze and interpret data (academic, personal growth, and 21st-century skills) and make necessary adjustments to ensure students are fully engaged and achieving to the best of their ability.
  • Mentor all students on academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Assist in activities such as recruitment, enrollment, culture establishment, and curriculum development.
  • Reflect and promote PPHS core values at all times, including in serving as the school’s main point of contact between a student and their guardians.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

 

What Purdue Polytechnic High School offers:

As a coach at PPHS, you will have the opportunity to reinvent high school by analyzing the future of work, partnering with local organizations, and coaching students how to learn and problem solve. You will expose students to different career pathways, work-based learning opportunities, and internships to help them better prepare for their future. You will have a dedicated and mission-driven team for continuous collaboration. Finally, you will have dedicated instructional coaching and support to help you grow professionally.  

 

Additional Information

  • Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis offers competitive compensation and benefits.

 

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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, 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’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
  • 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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Indiana Standards Bootcamps Content Coach

Posted by | March 13, 2018 |

This is a part-time, contract position located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The application deadline is March 30. Applicants will be notified regarding whether or not they have been selected by April 13.

 

Who We Are:

At Instruction Partners, we are a team of educators obsessed with instructional excellence. We dig deep into the often overlooked practical actions that power progress to learn what works, and translate it into support for schools and educators. We believe we can get better faster, together, and make every classroom a place of great learning that prepares students for successful, rewarding lives.

 

What We Do:

We work shoulder to shoulder with schools and educators to improve the quality of instruction in core academics. We don’t offer one-size-fits-all solutions or push particular programs. Instead, we get into classrooms together and work through a collaborative process, with a singular focus of improving student outcomes. We work in two ways: we partner with schools and districts to support academic growth, and we provide deep-dive professional development for educators.

 

Position Description:

This summer, Instruction Partners is offering Standards Bootcamps, three-day intensive trainings offered in both math and ELA for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade bands, focused on the most challenging domains for each content area. The goal of Standards Bootcamps is to provide cross-system, grade- and content-specific support to educators in various roles, especially teachers.

Content Coaches are current educators, ideally classroom teachers or instructional coaches, in the grade band and content area they coach. We are seeking educators who know their content deeply, have a strong command and understanding of the rigor and expectations of the standards, and are passionate about helping other teachers. Ideally, Content Coaches will have taught for several years in the content area and grade band and have experience in leading professional development or other learning experiences for adults.

As a Content Coach, you can expect:

  • Deep, personal learning around the focus domains
  • To have your thinking and understanding of the content and standards challenged
  • Training to strengthen knowledge and skill in facilitating adult learning
  • To work directly with teachers to build their understanding of the standards and the underlying content
  • To build your network of passionate, committed educators from across Indiana

We are seeking a cohort of Content Coaches in the following grade bands and content area:

  • K-2 ELA (June only)
  • K-2 Math (July only)
  • 3-5 ELA
  • 3-5 Math
  • 6-8 ELA
  • 6-8 Math
  • 9-12 ELA
  • 9-12 Math

 

Key Qualifications

  • Deep belief in the ability of all students to meet high expectations
  • Passion for supporting teachers through building their knowledge of the standards and skills for teaching
  • 3+ years of experience as a teacher or instructional coach in ELA or math, with a record of success improving student learning
  • Deep understanding of the math or ELA standards, assessments, and instructional strategies and implications
  • Experience leading adult learning experiences
  • Detail orientation, organization, and follow-through
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to attend one in-person training on May 11-12, and Bootcamps on June 26-28 and/or July 17-19

 

Estimated Time Commitment

Content Coaches are part-time contractors. All work for this position can be done outside of regular school hours, in the evenings, weekends, or over the summer. Facilitation opportunities may vary depending on enrollment. Please see below for expected Content Coach activities and time estimates.

 

Preparation

To prepare to serve as a Content Coach during Bootcamps this summer, you will engage in virtual meetings throughout the spring, as well as a two-day, in-person training. During the virtual training, you will first engage with the content deeply as a learner to challenge your own understanding and practice. During the in-person training, you will turn your attention to preparing to lead the training experience for your peers. These trainings will also provide an opportunity for you to network with other great educators.

May:

  • Attend Virtual Content Coach Orientation (1.5 Hours)
  • May 11-12: In-person facilitator training in Indianapolis (4:00-8:00 EST on Friday, 9:00-4:00 EST on Saturday)

June

  • Attend Virtual Content Coach Training (1.5 Hours)
  • Complete Virtual Bridge-to-Practice Assignment (1.5 Hours)
  • June 26: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)
  • June 27: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)
  • June 28: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)

July

  • Attend Virtual Content Coach Meetings (1.5 Hours)
  • Complete Virtual Bridge-to-Practice Assignment (1.5 Hours)
  • July 17: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)
  • June 18: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)
  • June 19: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)

 

Compensation

Travel expenses to in-person training and facilitation for Content Coaches will be covered. Selected Content Coaches will earn $500 per day for in-person facilitation and $50 per hour for virtual work, such as reviewing and providing feedback on participant learning checkpoints.

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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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Director of Curriculum

Posted by | January 26, 2018 |

Summary
Act in accordance with the network team and school level leadership to provide leadership in planning developing,
maintaining, and evaluating the curriculum and instruction; to coordinate, organize, perform duties dealing with instructional
support, supervision, budgeting, investments, and professional development; collaborate with instructional program
leadership and is responsible for representing the best interests of the school programs; provide direct supervision
of staff responsible for curriculum and instruction development; provide leadership to the network in complying with federal
and state laws and regulations.

Education and Experience
• Master’s Degree in education, curriculum, or related field
• Five (5) years’ experience in the area of curriculum and instruction
• At least three (3) years of teaching experience
• Valid Indiana Teaching License
• Valid Indiana Administrative license preferred; not required

Qualifications
● Experience with STEM, preferred
● Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
● Strong knowledge of Indiana State Academic Standards and Graduation Requirements
● Knowledge of state assessment requirements
● Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness
● Ability to manage budget and personnel
● Ability to implement policy and procedures
● Ability to interpret data
● Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

Duties
● Plans and carries out a program of curriculum review and development that is aligned using the Design Thinking
Process.
● Align certification and work experiences to Indiana State Standards to allow for credit application.
● Manage teacher licensing and renewals
● Apply research and data to improve the content, sequence, and outcomes of the teaching-learning process
● Work with appropriate faculty to develop, maintain, and revise curriculum documents based on systematic review
and analysis
● Involve instructional faculty team in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student learning
needs.
● Monitor professional research and disseminate ideas and information to others.
● Ensure the use of technology in the teaching-learning process.
● Plan the necessary time, resources, and materials to support accomplishments of education goals.
● Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data to examine curriculum and instruction
program effectiveness.
● Provide effective staff development activities that incorporate the mission of the school, program evaluation
outcomes, and input from teachers and others.
● Acts as a liaison with other networks, universities, and State Department personnel in order to keep abreast of
new educational developments and ideas.
● Keeps current with educational developments and the literature in the field of education and participates in the
affairs of state and national professional societies devoted to the advancement of education.
● Assists with all assessment and accountability programs, data analysis and interpretation.
● Provides leadership in the evaluation of instructional methods and programs, and recommends such changes and
improvements as are needed.
● Guides individual professional development experiences
● Supervises the instructional and professional development programs of the staff
● Assist in the planning and implementation of effective programs of supervision and evaluation.
● Designs, recommends, carries out educational initiatives; disseminates and interprets the results to
administrators, teachers, and parents as appropriate.
● Supervises and coordinates the work of curriculum resource consultants.
● Provides guidance in the selection and use of instructional materials
● Works with teachers in the preparation of curriculum materials.
● Perform other duties consistent with the position assigned.

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English, Math, Science, or Social Studies Teachers

Posted by | January 24, 2018 |

Math, Science, English, or Social Studies Teacher

Summary

Teachers of Purdue Polytechnic High School will facilitate an academic experience with social supports tailored specifically to the needs of students. Teachers and students work together to schedule time for instruction, which can occur individually, in small groups, or in large groups depending on the learning styles of the students. Fulfilling the role as a personal learning coach, teachers will encourage students to demonstrate high levels of social responsibility, personal accountability, and independent thinking. Through design-based problems and projects teachers will facilitate student learning in a variety of formats to master Indiana state standards, pass state high school graduation exams, and meet college requirements.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in subject specialty required. Prefer a minimum of 2 years teaching experience.

Qualifications

  • Current Indiana Teaching Certification in subject specialty, dual licensure preferred.
  • Experience working with high school age students in a non-traditional setting highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success meeting educational needs and understanding student learning styles.
  • Demonstrated success in working in a team environment.
  • Has working knowledge of technology applications to enhance instruction and perform administrative tasks.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong motivational skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others.
  • Adaptable to shifting priorities while attaining a positive learning environment.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse population.
  • Experience working with online learning is a plus.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish, highly preferred.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data for informed decision making.
  • Possess the essential mindset that all students can succeed.

 

Duties

  • To provide support for learning that contributes to an outstanding student experience from the start of the PPHS journey to progressing into further study or employment.
  • To work directly with Facilitators, Peers and Partners to ensure students are fully engaged with all aspects of student personal learning and achieving to the best of their ability.
  • To provide, on a one to one and group basis, high quality interventions that encourage learners to engage and enable the achievement of realistic yet challenging goals to support future success and progression.
  • To measure the impact of personalized learning and project management to evaluate effectiveness and inform continual improvement.
  • To assist in activities such as recruitment events, enrollment activities and assessment of support needs.
  • To understand barriers to learning and to support learners to overcome these by guiding students in developing a growth mindset and delivering a consistently outstanding service.
  • Establishes and maintains PPHS core values and guides all interactions between students, parents, community and industry members to achieve a positive learning environment conducive to the success of the students.
  • Manages and monitors students’ learning experience to ensure student engagement and accomplish learning goals.
  • Analyze and interpret data and make necessary adjustments to achieve learning goals
  • Attend all team and professional development meetings.
  • Evaluate academic, personal growth, and 21st Century skills data.
  • Accepts responsibility for appropriate utilization of and the care of equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Performs such other duties as assigned that will lead towards the success of the PPHS

 

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2018 Standards Training Facilitator, K-12 ELA & Math + Leadership

Posted by | January 10, 2018 |

This is a contract position requiring three in-person days in the spring (as well as roughly 10 hours of virtual work) and is based in Indianapolis, IN.

The application deadline is January 26, 2018.

 

Who We Are:

Instruction Partners is a team of educators guided by a simple belief: you should be able to walk into any classroom and see every student engaged in the kind of challenging, inspiring, and supportive learning that will open doors and help them reach their potential. We believe this vision can be a reality for every child, in every classroom, in every school, in every district.

 

What We Do:

We believe if we can unlock the practical actions that have powered student growth and translate it into effective support for educators, we can get better faster, together, and make every classroom a place of great learning that prepares students for successful, rewarding lives. We do this by working shoulder-to-shoulder with teachers and leaders to improve the quality of instruction in core academics. Specializing in small schools and districts, we work in two ways: through partnerships with districts and schools to assess and pursue options for instructional improvement, and by providing teachers and leaders with targeted support to solve the real-world instructional challenges they face in their classrooms.

 

Position Description:

This spring, Instruction Partners is launching a three-part training series on the Indiana standards and instructional shifts. The goal of this training is to build Indianapolis instructional leaders’ understanding of the standards and underlying content to ensure students consistently receive rigorous instruction.

We are looking for local Indianapolis practitioners to help co-facilitate each of the five tracks we plan on offering: K-5 Math, 6-12 Math, K-5 ELA, 6-12 ELA, and a CAO/Leadership track.

We are seeking current educators, ideally classroom teachers or instructional coaches, with experience in leading professional development or other learning experiences for adults. We are looking for candidates who know their content deeply, have a strong command and understanding of the rigor and expectations of the standards, and are passionate about helping other educators.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate professional development sessions for three days from February-April 2018
  • Participate in three one-hour training sessions in preparation for facilitation
  • Review predesigned training materials, including PowerPoints, facilitator notes, and digital and print participant materials

 

Candidate Qualifications and Traits:

  • 3+ years of experience as a teacher, with a record of success achieving clearly-defined outcomes and improving student learning
  • 3+ years as an instructional coach or content developer, with a record of success achieving clearly-defined outcomes and improving student learning
  • Experience leading adult learning experiences
  • Passion for supporting teachers through building their knowledge of the standards and shifts
  • Deep belief in the ability of all students to meet high expectations
  • Deep knowledge of content and pedagogy in candidates’ chosen track
  • Deep understanding of the rigorous academic standards, assessments, and instructional implications
  • Detail orientation, organization, and follow-through
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

 

Dates of Training

K-5 Math:

  • Session 1 Date: February 13
  • Session 2 Date: March 12
  • Session 3 Date: April 10

6-12 ELA:

  • Session 1 Date: February 13
  • Session 2 Date: March 21
  • Session 3 Date: April 10

K-5 ELA:

  • Session 1 Date: February 15
  • Session 2 Date: March 22
  • Session 3 Date: April 11

6-12 Math:

  • Session 1 Date: February 15
  • Session 2 Date: March 22
  • Session 3 Date: April 11

CAO/System Leaders:

  • Session 1 Date: February 15
  • Session 2 Date: March 22
  • Session 3 Date: April 11

 

Compensation:

Facilitators will earn $500 per day for in-person facilitation and $50 per hour for virtual work, such as participating in the three facilitator trainings and reviewing and providing feedback on predesigned session materials.

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Indiana Policy Associate

Posted by | October 30, 2017 |

Overview of Teach Plus

Mission. The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students’ success.

Programs. Teach Plus programs are designed to place highly effective teachers at the center of improvements in schools as leaders of their peers and outside schools influencing policy decisions that affect their classrooms.  The programs develop excellent teachers into leaders who achieve change and mobilize others in their school, district, state, and across the nation to bring change to scale.

Impact. Teach Plus ensures that effective teachers have influence beyond their classrooms as:

  • a key voice in legislation in local, district, state, and federal policy
  • change agents in transforming student learning across a school
  • leaders of other teachers in improving practice
  • a grounded perspective in the media and on research

Position Responsibilities

Reporting to the Indiana Policy Manager, the Indiana Policy Associate is primarily responsibility for supporting teacher directed communications around our Policy Fellowship and additional events, opportunities, and programs for teachers.  In addition the Indiana Policy Associate will support the basic management and operations for the Policy Fellowship and greater teaching network. The role will include opportunities for professional growth in education policy and nonprofit management. Primary responsibilities will include:

Communications

  • Update social media and other forms of communication to keep local teachers informed about key educational issues and to promote Teach Plus.
  • Identify opportunities for teacher leadership and publicize them through a monthly Teacher Leadership Email and social media outreach.
  • Review major publications covering education policy and drafting tweets highlighting key articles for the @teachplusindy Twitter handle.
  • Maintain certain local pages of the Indiana website.

Events Management

  • Manage logistics and set up for monthly Fellows Sessions (in-person and virtual) including, but not limited to, building and sharing surveys, sending follow up emails with pre-work, and communicating logistics with fellows.
  • Support and implement marketing for upcoming teacher leadership and policy events.
  • Create PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and other relevant materials to support events.
  • Coordinate logistics for policy events, including site research, vendor research, set up, technology support, and ordering necessary food and supplies.

Recruitment and Selection of Program Participants

  • Support the recruitment and selection process across the policy fellowship programs in collaboration with the Program Coordinator by helping to craft messaging, support logistics, promote opportunities, etc.
  • Support the Program Coordinator in communicating application requirements and program details to applicants through multiple channels across the state, including in-person presentations, webinars, etc.

Policy Support

  • Provide administrative, logistical, and editorial support for the policy work as needed including but not limited to, policy briefs, policy memos, testimonies, and op-eds.

Data Management

  • Maintain accurate and timely data and enter appropriate information as it relates to the policy programs into the Salesforce database for ongoing accountability reports.

Administrative Support

  • Support the daily needs of the office including scheduling meetings, greeting and directing office visitors, initiating and answering telephone calls, and responding to direct requests for information.
  • Provide meeting support as needed, e.g. preparing materials, logistics.
  • Support the daily operational needs of the office such as ordering necessary supplies, technical requests, etc.

Qualifications

In order to be successful in this role, ideal candidates should have:

  • Demonstrated passion for policy and ensuring that all urban students have access to highly-effective teachers
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Comfort with Excel and database programs
  • Strong project management skills
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial environment and the willingness to contribute as needed to a growing organization
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and dedication to data-informed decision-making
  • Solutions-orientation
  • Sense of humor
  • Teaching experience a 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.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is competitive and will be based on prior experience and qualifications. Full benefits package includes medical, dental, retirement, disability, life insurance, and generous paid time off benefits.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete an online application found here. The online application will require you to upload a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should include an explanation of your interest in the position as well as a summary of relevant qualifications and experience. Teach Plus will receive applications until the position is filled.

Application Link:  https://www.tfaforms.com/4643487

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Indiana Bureau Chief

Posted by | October 24, 2017 |

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

The bureau chief will lead our Indiana bureau’s coverage, with a focus on bottom-up reporting on the debate around how to create educational equity. This is a “player-coach” role, meaning you’ll be balancing both management of staff and your own reporting. You will oversee a strong team of two reporters, and be responsible for guiding our coverage decisions and priorities, working with reporters and senior editors to help shape stories on the front end so they connect to the important story Chalkbeat is telling across the country. (You may pinch-hit on editing when one of our ace story editors is out, too.) You’ll also serve as Chalkbeat’s public face in Indiana, working with our experienced leadership to build a local community strategy and representing the organization in the community. Finally, you’ll oversee the bureau’s budget and office with support from Chalkbeat’s central network.

Who are you?

You are committed to local journalism and respect the transformative power a good story can wield. 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 can balance quick news hits with enterprise work, and have experience planning longer-term 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—school personnel, education insiders, parents, students, and curious citizens—in explaining how education works in Colorado. And you’re not afraid to call officials to task when warranted.

What background and skills do you have?

  • Strong track record in journalism, preferably in digital, with experience on public policy issues
  • Familiarity with Indiana and experience covering the news here
  • Proven strategies for building an effective team. Experience managing direct reports preferred.
  • Experience managing budgets and other administrative duties preferred
  • Experience working in a CMS, preferably WordPress
  • Stellar news judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with curious reporters and skeptical editors
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a strong plus, but not required

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.

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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President

Posted by | August 3, 2017 |

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the President will be a dynamic leader committed to the mission of Catholic education and the Cristo Rey model. The President will be expected to demonstrate a record of executive and fiscal management, along with the achievement of strategic and operational goals. The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic and leader who can effectively articulate the school’s mission to its various constituencies. Preference will be given to candidates with a mission orientation that incorporates Catholic education and Cristo Rey ideals with a strategic vision for the development of all aspects of the school and students—mission, academics, work-study, finance, operations, admissions, and advancement.  Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred.  A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.  Expected start date is November 1, 2017.

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High School Principal (18-19 SY)

Posted by | July 31, 2017 |

Indianapolis Public Schools is reinventing the high school experience by offering more college and career options and 100 percent school choice in the 2018-2019 school year.  We know that our vision requires bold and innovative school leadership.  With an increased salary range up to $150,000 annually and significant building autonomy, we are looking for leaders who are able to articulate a vision for excellence and work relentlessly to achieve this vision alongside students, staff, parents, and community members.  Access and apply for the position posting here.

If you are interested in learning more about high school leadership with Indianapolis Public Schools, complete this short form, and a member of our leadership search committee will be in contact. If you have any questions, please email Alex Moseman at MosemanR@myips.org.

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SUMMARY: Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is looking for exceptional founding principals to lead our new, autonomous high schools focused on college and career readiness through innovative choice programs and career themed academies.  By 2020, we expect every high school student in IPS to have either chosen a career pathway, be actively engaged in researching pathways, or be enrolled in one of IPS’ existing, high -performing choice programs.

Our new High Schools require bold and visionary leadership combined with relevant career experience and a demonstrated skill set.  Specifically, we are looking for leaders who are able to articulate a vision for excellence and work relentlessly to achieve this vision alongside students, staff, parents, and community members.  In addition to demonstrated instructional leadership, we are seeking individuals who are strong human capital managers and skilled in hiring, developing, and retaining mission-driven team members.  Our principals must be able to navigate uncertainty, operate with autonomy, demonstrate strong judgement, and deliver results in an outcomes-oriented environment. Above all, we are looking for individuals who believe in the potential of our students and are passionate about demonstrating what is possible in secondary education.

As principal, you are the chief building administrator responsible for developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student and the professional development of each staff member.  The principal is responsible for managing and overseeing all functions of the individual school site including all aspects of the instructional program, school environment, and the operational and fiscal health of the school. As IPS high schools continue to expand to serve more students, the principal will develop and refine a comprehensive strategic plan to ensure every high school student is on the path to be enrolled in a two or four-year college or university, enlisted into the military or employed with a livable wage upon graduation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:  

  • Develops and Implements Plans to
    • Increase student achievement
    • Increase graduation rate
    • Increase attendance
    • Strengthen instructional opportunities
    • Provide a safe learning environment
    • Provide student services
    • Ensure all students are employed, enrolled, or enlisted upon graduation
  • Communicates, collaborates, and builds strong relationships with key stakeholders including:
    • Teachers and staff
    • Students and parents
    • Community and business partners
    • Other members of the school and district community
  • Selects and mentors a highly quality school staff through professional development, formal, and informal observations.
  • Develops and maintains quality data, a balanced budget and operational systems closely tied to instructional priorities.
  • Directs and maintains records on the materials, supplies and equipment, which are necessary to carry out the daily school routine.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: A strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students. A minimum of 3-5 years of developing instructional expertise in a low-income school with demonstrated exemplary results.

  • At least three years of leadership in a low-income school with demonstrated exemplary results
  • A record of success in leading adults; prior experience with direct management, supervision and growth of employees with high staff retention rates.
  • A deep passion for social justice and equity for all children; believes that all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of demography
  • Alignment with IPS Core Commitments and Beliefs
  • A history of leadership in engaging a team in the development of task-focused, organized and systematic work habits.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Education/Experience: Master’s degree required.  A minimum of three years’ teaching experience and experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity.  Must possess successful experiences working with a diverse population of students and faculty.

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Teachers, Elementary Education

Posted by | May 8, 2017 |

Title: Teacher, Elementary Education (K – 6)

 

 

Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is a growing network of public charter schools in Indianapolis. We employ a “blended” instructional approach, utilizing whole-group, small group, and computer-enabled instruction on award-winning educational software to provide research-based and rigorous instruction in core academic subjects. Our certified teachers and teacher’s assistants lead instruction ultimately, creating a highly personalized learning experience. The PLA model also incorporates other best practices from the nation’s top schools emphasizing social-emotional growth, art and music programs, character education, and college readiness. Check us out at http://www.phalenacademies.org.

 

The passionate dedication of our teachers is the foundation of our success.

 

At PLA, we maintain high expectations of teachers and students, and we work together to ensure that all PLA Teachers perform in the capacity of self-contained academic practitioners able to use the Phalen model, which is a blended learning curriculum. PLA Teachers effectively lead lessons and activities for scholars that will support academic skill development and support the core learning objectives.  Our expectation is that under the direct teaching and guidance of our PLA Teachers, our scholars:

 

  • Can articulate what they are learning, why it matters to their lives, and how it contributes to college and career readiness
  • Assume ownership for routines and procedures in an orderly, efficient, self-directed manner
  • Feel emotionally and physically safe and secure in their classroom, and feel empowered to seize academic risks and persist through difficult tasks or texts
  • Make genuine connections to prior experience, personal interests or their community context to deepen understanding of the ideas and narratives presented in rich texts
  • Strive to achieve personal goals and are motivated to learn and improve, not merely to win prizes or surpass their peers.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A passion for working with students and families in under-served communities
  • High sense of possibility; unwavering commitment that every student receives a quality instruction & achieves at high levels
  • Demonstrates a wide range of instructional techniques based on instructional and content based best practices
  • Previous experience with blended-learning and/or technology based curriculum preferred
  • Effective pedagogical skills that are driven by curriculum standards and data driven assessment; and promote critical thinking, and problem solving
  • High proficiency of grade-level standards, benchmarks, and curriculum
  • Proficiency in backwards planning and unit design
  • Experience informing parents about student progress, providing daily, weekly and quarterly feedback
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Indiana Teachers Certificate or out of state equivalent for appropriate grade level and/or subject area assignment; no license, expired license and/or emergency license does not meet position eligibility
  • Experience teaching primary, upper elementary and middle school grade-levels

 

 

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Director of Engagement – Education

Posted by | April 10, 2017 |

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has engaged EFL Associates in a search for a Director level role, which will be responsible for working with the Vice President of Public Affairs to serve as an advocate and constituency builder for the Foundation’s key urban educational outreach programs.

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation (www.kauffman.org) is among the thirty largest foundations in the United States with an endowment base of approximately $2 billion.  The Foundation works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and improve the educational achievement of urban youth, and spends approximately $47 million annually on education programs. We are seeking candidates who possess:

At least 5 years of experience in constituency-building or advocacy roles involving the development and execution of strategic plans.

  • Significant knowledge of urban education environments and an understanding of national trends in urban school improvement practices.
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to mobilize both internal and external resources to achieve goals.
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IPS Opportunity Culture

Posted by | February 8, 2017 |

IPS has adopted an Opportunity Culture model for teachers to develop a world class staff for our students. This innovative staffing structure creates high impact roles for exceptional teachers by increasing the number of students they reach and investing in their ongoing development. This initiative creates empowered teams of educators who are able to collaborate and obtain measurable results, transforming the schools, students, and the city of Indianapolis. We are looking to grow the number of OC roles in the district by more than 70% and are eager to see the direct impact that these teachers will make on over 5000 students across Indianapolis.

 

Application for Opportunity Culture teacher leadership positions are now open; Priority applications will be accepted until February 17th and will receive notice of next steps by March 6.

To stay up to date with opportunities and important deadlines sign up here.

Learn more about Opportunity Culture, click here.