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  • 1. Selector – Arizona Teaching FellowsPhoenix, ArizonaTNTP seeks Selectors for our Arizona Teaching Fellows Program. This position will be based inPhoenix, Arizona. Training begins November 2012 and for seasonal work during the months ofDecember 2012-May 2013.New Teacher EffectivenessTNTP’s New Teacher Effectiveness Group is responsible for recruiting great teachers to teach inhigh-need schools and subject areas, and for preparing those teachers to be immediatelyeffective in the classroom. TNTP’s Teaching Fellows programs streamline the path to teachingfor accomplished career changers and recent graduates. In 2011, TNTP recruited, selected andprovided training to outstanding teachers in more than 20 cities and 18 states. In 9 of thosestates and the District of Columbia, TNTP is also approved to recommend teachers forcertification through our rigorous, relevant preparation model, TNTP Academy, which has beenshown to produce highly effective teachers. Building on this strong track record, TNTP ispioneering an evaluation program to recommend certification only for teachers whodemonstrate their ability to advance student learning.Arizona Teaching FellowsIn Phoenix, TNTP has managed such a program, Arizona Teaching Fellows, since 2007,recruiting, selecting, and training nearly 200 teachers to date to teach in Arizona’s most high-need public schools in Holbrook, Nogales, Page, Phoenix, Sanders, Tucson, and Yuma. And, in2011 Arizona Teaching Fellows launched TNTP Academy – Arizona, among, the first accreditedteacher preparation programs in the country to require all teachers to demonstrate theireffectiveness in the classroom in order to then be recommended for certification. ArizonaTeaching Fellows believes that high-quality first-year teachers not only shape the future of ourstudents’ lives; effective teachers can and must close the achievement gap.Role and ResponsibilitiesSelectors will be responsible for evaluating candidates for the Arizona Teaching Fellowsprogram based on a highly structured and rigorous selection model. This position offers thesuccessful candidate the opportunity to have a profound impact on how teachers are selected toteach in hard-to-staff schools throughout Arizona.Specific responsibilities include:o Successfully complete 10-12 hours of Selector training that will take place November 2012.o Interview 4 candidates per candidate selection event using the selection model with fidelity to document selection decisions.  One 8 hour selection event will take place on each of the following dates: 12/15/12, 1/13/13, 1/27/13, 2/16/13, 3/17/13, 3/30/13, 4/14/13, 4/27/13, 5/4/13  Selectors will be expected to be available for a minimum of 6 selection events based on an agreed-upon schedule.
  • 2.  Selectors will be expected to provide their schedule upon hire (with the possibility that it would change based on availability and number of applicants).o Use one’s own laptop during the interview event to capture and evaluate candidate performance and complete selection decisions for submission by the close of the event.o Maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive candidate documentation and communication.o Attend one all-selector meeting during the mid-point of the selection season (tentatively March).o Respond in a timely manner to staff inquiries regarding use of selection model, interview documentation, and other related administrative requirements.o Demonstrate a high-level of professionalism in all communications and interactions at all times.o Meet to review, discuss and norm selection decisions with program staff, as necessary.o Manage personal scheduling accurately and efficiently, being in constant communication when emergencies and unexpected circumstances arise.Please note that if you foresee any long absences or lack of availability to be available for the minimumnumber of interview events, please plan to bring this to the attention of the Arizona Teaching Fellowsstaff at the interview. Also, please be prepared to discuss your training availability at the interview aswell.QualificationsSelector candidates for this opportunity will demonstrate:• Knowledge of the local public school system and/or experience working with under- performing schools• Prior experience evaluating teaching skills or interviewing teaching candidates (preferred)• Excellent time management skills• Strong critical thinking skills• Flexibility and persistence• The ability to work in a cooperative setting• A high level of professionalism and reliability in following through on commitments, particularly scheduling commitments• Openness and responsiveness to feedback• Strong computer skillsCompensationSelector compensation will be $20 per hour.Application InstructionsStart by thoroughly reviewing the Arizona Teaching Fellows website atwww.arizonateachingfellows.org.Please send us a current resume and cover letter that addresses the following questions: • Why are you interested in becoming a selector?
  • 3. • What skills or experiences have you had that will make you a strong candidate for this position?Forward application materials via email to: Erin Krapf, Senior Program Operations Manager, aterin.krapf@tntp.org, by 10/26/2012, indicating “Selector Application” in subject line of email.Please do not submit applications online for this position (only applications sent toerin.krapf@tntp.org will be considered.)TNTP is an equal opportunity employer.TNTP strives to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the studentswho need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in everyclassroom. A national nonprofit organization founded by teachers, TNTP is driven by the knowledge thateffective teachers have a greater impact on student achievement than any other school factor. In response,TNTP develops customized programs and policy interventions that enable education leaders to find,develop and keep great teachers. Since its inception in 1997, TNTP has recruited or trainedapproximately 43,000 teachers and worked with more than 200 districts in 31 states - benefiting anestimated 7 million students. Meanwhile, TNTPs acclaimed studies of the policies and practices thataffect the quality of the teacher workforce -- most recently including The Widget Effect (2009) andTeacher Evaluation 2.0 (2010) -- have influenced federal education policy and inspired reform effortsacross the country. TNTP is active in more than 25 cities, including 10 of the nations 15 largest. Formore information, please visit www.tntp.org .