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19 Jul 2017

Instructional Support Fellow Effectiveness Manager – New York City Teaching Fellows

TNTP
 New York, New York, United States

Job Description

TNTP seeks a part-time Fellow Effectiveness Manager to join the NYC Teaching Fellows program team. This position is based in New York City and is available immediately.

Who We Are
TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education.

The New York City Teaching Fellows (NYCTF) program is preparing a critical mass of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for the New York City students who need them most. In the last ten years, the NYC Teaching Fellows program has provided New York City public schools with over 16,000 new teachers. Fellows who successfully complete our program become full-time teachers within a few months of enrolling. They participate in an innovative, practice-based training program during the first semester of school and then earn a subsidized master’s degree in education while teaching in a New York City public school. Fellows for our 2017 Fall program will train to teach Special Education (elementary and secondary), District 75 (moderate to severe special education settings), and English as a New Language (ENL).

What You’ll Do
Fellow Effectiveness Managers are responsible for conducting classroom observations and evaluating Fellows during their field experience teaching in a coach’s classroom.

Training and Development

Effectiveness Managers will be required to complete 20-25 hours of virtual training as well as 3-4 ongoing professional development sessions for the observer team. These trainings will start by early September and continue through November. Initial training will be conducted virtually via an online course supplemented by conference calls. Evaluators may also attend one-on-one check-in meetings with the NYCTF staff as needed; these will be in-person meetings to discuss observation logistics like caseload and scheduling or to practice norming with other Evaluators.

Classroom Evaluations

Effectiveness Managers will conduct observations in three distinct rounds lasting two to three weeks each, beginning in early October 2017 and continuing through December 2017. The information gathered during evaluations will aid in NYCTF’s understanding of each Fellow’s growth trajectory and form an important part of how we ultimately evaluate their overall performance in pre-service training.

Specifically, Fellow Effectiveness Managers will be expected to:

  • Schedule observations for all assigned Fellows during each Observation Round based on Fellows’ schedules and availability
  • Observe each assigned Fellow during the scheduled Observation Round for an announced observation during the regular school day that will last 30-45 minutes per Fellow (October through December)*
  • Travel to local schools, using personal or public transportation
  • Evaluate each teacher using the NYCTF Instructional Framework
  • Write a comprehensive observation report aligned to the NYCTF Instructional Framework components for ratings for each teacher and submit reports through the program’s electronic database
  • Consult with school-based pre-service training coaches about Fellow performance and development
  • Articulate alignment between NYCTF Instructional Framework components and the Danielson Group’s Framework for Teaching
  • Participate in all required introductory and ongoing trainings, team meetings, and one-on-one check-ins
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately evaluate Fellow performance based on NYCTF’s observation rubric

What You’ll Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. If you’ve been pegged as a problem solver, complimented for your communication skills, and proven you thrive in a fast-paced environment, you’ll be right at home here. We’re looking for talented people who learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push themselves, their work and the people around them to the next level.

Successful applicants to the Fellow Effectiveness Manager position will demonstrate strong time management, organizational, and communication skills, both oral and written; are self-motivated; and display a commitment to improving teacher effectiveness for all students. Ideal candidates will also:

  • Have a strong education background, content knowledge, and instructional skill set with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in high-need schools (Common Core teaching experience preferred)
  • Demonstrate strong familiarity with and understanding of the Common Core State Standards (preferably in NYS)
  • Support alternative teacher certification programs
  • Demonstrate a track record of meeting ambitious academic goals with students
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Possess the ability to provide polished, professional, and comprehensive written observation reports of new teachers
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully work in a self-directed role
  • Have experience evaluating early career teachers using the Danielson Group’s Framework for Teaching (preferred)
  • Have experience and expertise in working with students with moderate to severe disabilities (required for D75 evaluators)

All candidates must also pass the final assessment administered at the close of initial training to continue as a Fellow Effectiveness Manager. If a candidate does not pass, s/he will be paid for participation in initial training but not for any of the subsequent follow-up meetings or check-ins.

Time Commitment
Training (20-25 hours) will launch by early September via an online course and conference call. Observations will be conducted in three distinct rounds, from October to December, with dates for each round determined by the NYCTF program. Additional details about timelines and the structure and content of training will be shared later in the hiring process.

While Effectiveness Managers can expect to work 10-15 hours per week (approximately 5 observations and follow up each week) during observation cycles, weekly working time will vary based on how the evaluator chooses to schedule his/her assigned observations. Evaluators will not be expected to work more than 20 hours per week.

It is important to note that Effectiveness Managers must schedule observations during each round based on teachers’ instructional schedules and evaluator’s availability. All observations will take place during the normal school-day.

What We Offer
Effectiveness Managers will be paid at an hourly rate of $30/hour for all training, school-year norming calls, site-based check-in meetings, scheduling, and observations (classroom time, writing reports, etc.). Effectiveness Managers will be assigned a caseload of Fellows each evaluation round for whom they must schedule observations based on the Fellows’ instructional schedules and their availability.

To Apply
Please submit your resume online at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=THENEWTEACHERPROJECT&cws=1&rid=2294.

Interviews for this role will be conducted via video call during August 2017.

Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check and clearance of any applicable conflict of interest policies or agreements.

TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to Apply

To Apply Please submit your resume online at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=THENEWTEACHERPROJECT&cws=1&rid=2294. Interviews for this role will be conducted via video call during August 2017.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Part-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.

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