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5 Mar 2019

Instructional Support Senior Instructional Fellow, Relay Indianapolis

 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States

Job Description

Type: Full-Time

Start Date: Spring 2019

If you love coaching teachers, grading assignments, working on a team of experienced high-performing educators, and are hungry to further build your instructional leadership skillset, the Instructional Fellow role is right for you. In this role, you’ll be able to build relationships with graduate students and adapt our curriculum to meet their needs. Your responsibilities will be challenging and diverse.

During an average week, you can expect to do things like work closely with a senior faculty member (e.g., Dean) to prepare to teach graduate students during evening classes, meet in-person with graduate students that need extra help, observe graduate students teaching in their K-12 classrooms, and grade assessments.

As a result of this effort, you’ll benefit from seeing teachers that you’ve worked with during the year grow as people and professionals. Plus, you’ll maximize your community impact by supporting teachers in generating significant, measurable student achievement gains in their K-12 classrooms.

To grow your own skills as a teacher coach and leader of adults, you will have the opportunity to participate in individual, team, and institution-wide professional development. You will also receive individualized coaching. We will support you in your development in the same way that you will support your graduate students.


Support Assistant Professors and/or Deans:

  • Provide a first audience and feedback of weekly instruction
  • Aid in the facilitation of weeknight classes 2-6 nights/month by orchestrating and supervising student practice and small-group work; provide tactical observation and feedback to graduate students; answer questions; assist in activities; and run all logistical elements of class time
  • Grade assessments, synthesize performance data, track cohort progress, and identify gaps in graduate student understanding
  • Assist in teaching and facilitating classes in spring / summer
  • Monitor and advise graduate students’ towards completion of their state certification requirements, providing support and follow through as needed.
  • Advise and support graduate students as their primary point of contact and support as they navigate their Relay experience
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


Ensure graduate students’ progress and succeed:

  • Observe graduate students in their K-12 classrooms at least three times a year as their primary source of practical evaluation and provide them with specific, actionable feedback around best teaching practices
  • Provide graduate students with additional classroom support and observations as needed
  • Hold routine office hours to support graduate students
  • Serve as the first responder and primary contact for graduate students, channeling only the most difficult questions to Assistant Professors or Deans and provide quality feedback to graduate students on Relay assessments
  • Create and maintain a positive work environment and sense of community with all graduate students
  • Monitor and advise graduate students’ towards completion of their state certification requirements, providing support and follow through as needed
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


First and foremost, Instructional Fellows must share the team’s sense of urgency about the need to improve student achievement through phenomenal teacher preparation.  Additionally, you must possess the following:

  • A master’s degree or PhD
  • Only three to five years of experience teaching in a school serving a high-needs community with demonstrated K-12 student achievement
  • At least one year of experience observing, coaching, and developing novice teachers
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and intensely in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • A demonstrated passion for urban education and closing the opportunity gap
  • Experience teaching middle school or high school students is a plus
  • Experience with data tracking & creating systems is a plus
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.


Relay offers a competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees.

Please note: This is an entry to a mid-level position within our faculty. The salary for this role is most aligned to the compensation someone with 5 years of experience would receive.


  • Faculty must have the ability to transport themselves to public schools across the city in order to conduct
    classroom observations.
  • As part of our hiring process, we ask for candidates’ current manager as a final reference before an offer is extended.

Relay Graduate School of Education provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website ( - you can find the job description and application for the Senior Instructional Fellow, Relay Indianapolis opportunity here:

Bureaus: Indiana. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.