Summer Teacher Development CoachesMultiple Locations, Summer 2013Across the country, TNTP’s Teaching Fellows programs recruit, select, and train high-achieving mid-career professionals and recent college graduates from all backgrounds to teach in high-need schools.Our staff shares your commitment to students in underserved communities. We work to increase studentachievement and secure positive life outcomes for students by increasing the concentration of effectiveteachers working in high need schools. By becoming a pre-service training team member, you can helpensure that Fellows are ready to increase student achievement as soon as they enter the classroom.The program is currently seeking experienced educators for the summer position of TeacherDevelopment Coach to help prepare a new cohort of effective teachers who will begin teaching full timein the 2013-2014 school year.Role and ResponsibilitiesThe goal of TNTP’s pre-service training (PST) is that every Fellow is prepared to achieve immediate,measurable success with their students in the fall. Our training approach, called Fast Start, focuses on asmall number of foundational skills that we believe Fellows must master before the first day of school tohave a strong start to the school year and be prepared to master more advanced skills quickly. Duringtheir pre-service training, Fellows will rehearse these four Fast Start skills, receive coaching on them, andpractice them with students. Through TNTP’s partnership with Uncommon Schools, Fellows also learnand practice Teach Like a Champion techniques aligned with the Fast Start skills. Fellows mustdemonstrate proficiency in these skills in order to successfully complete pre-service training and becomea teacher of record in the fall.Teacher Development Coaches are experienced and successful teachers who play the most significantrole in developing Fellows’ teaching skills by managing a group of 12 to 15 Fellows towards mastery ofthe Fast Start skills throughout pre-service training.The responsibilities of the Coach include, but are not limited to, the following: Actively develop Fellows toward mastery the Fast Start skills through: o Observing and providing specific, actionable, on-the-spot feedback to individual Fellows at least twice per week on their teaching performance in a summer school classroom (i.e. Field Experience) o Planning and executing daily coaching experiences, including in-classroom interventions, for Fellows that are based on performance data and offer opportunities for Fellows to practice the Fast Start skills and receive immediate feedback o Co-facilitating skill building sessions, which support Fellows’ acquisition of Teach Like a Champion techniques aligned with the Fast Start skills o Deeply internalizing Teach Like a Champion and the principles of effective practice with the techniques Evaluate and track Fellow performance by: o Accurately assessing Fellow proficiency in the Fast Start skills in order to identify the highest priority development areas o Using data to identify trends in teacher performance for individuals and group
o Formally evaluating Fellows on their proficiency in the Fast Start skills at specific points throughout PST Keeping accurate records of Fellow performance in our programs’ data systems Establish a culture of achievement that drives Fellows to ensure that all students achieve at high levels by: o Influencing, coaching, and motivating a group of Fellows to reach ambitious goals with students during summer school and beyond o Promoting analytical self-reflection in Fellows in order to accelerate growth and student achievement Contribute to the PST team by: o Implementing interventions and support structures to ensure all Fellows improve their teaching practice o Meeting with other PST team members to plan meaningful training activities and norm on Fellow performance standardsQualificationsSuccessful candidates for the Teacher Development Coach position will have a proven record ofacademic success working with students in high-needs schools and high expectations for students andteachers. They will also have strong organizational and communication skills. Ideal candidates will alsohave: Minimum two years of successful teaching experience in high-need subject areas Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire students and adults Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement Readiness to work non-standard hours over the course of the pre-service training (40+ hours per week) Exceptional skills in time management Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment A positive outlook, flexibility, and sense of possibility in stressful situations Demonstrated ability to connect with adult learners quickly and to build strong working and mentoring relationships Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making Experience with Teach Like a Champion techniques (highly preferred) Experience with alternate teacher preparation and certification routes (preferred)CompensationSuccessful candidates will be paid a salary of $455 per week for approximately 16 weeks, beginning withtraining in the spring and ending after the conclusion of pre-service training. Coaches can expect up to40 hours of training over multiple days in the spring, preparation work in advance of pre-service training,and a full time commitment for the five week pre-service training. A typical Coach can expect to makeapproximately $7,280 over four months.Instructors will be employees of TNTP, a non-profit working to end the injustice of educational inequalityby providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies andpractices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom. For more information on TNTP, please seewww.tntp.org.To Apply
To apply for open roles in Atlanta, Augusta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Washington, DC, Fort Worth,Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, or Providence, RI, visit our website athttps://seasonalstaff.teachertrack2.org to submit an online application. Priority deadline is January 4, 2013;applications accepted until February 15, 2013.