Oct 16, 2019
The Associate Program Consultant (APC with Math focus) will deliver face-to-face and/or online professional development for mentors, coaches, principals, and/or client stakeholders, continuously deepening her/his own capacity as well as strengthening and refining the presentation skills of co-presenters. The APC- Math will support the Program Delivery team in providing consultative services to district-level leadership in client districts to ensure sustained high-quality program implementation. The APC- Math will also contribute to the design, development, and refinement of NTC's products and services. Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.
Present and facilitate a variety of professional development to mentors, coaches, and school and/or program leaders.
Will be expected to cultivate expertise in at least two of NTC's main product lines
With PC, build trusting relationships and a culture of collaborative partnership with client stakeholders through ongoing communication, being cognizant that APC serves in a highly visible role for those educators participating in professional development sessions
Provide professional development facilitation support to local client presenters
Provide technical assistance to support logistical components of professional development delivery and other aspects of program administration
Thought-partner with/Support PC in utilizing program standards to identify/analyze/ monitor all available program data (Learning Zone, etc.)
Utilize Learning Zone and other available data to design customized Forums to meet specific needs presented by client context
Engage actively with senior NTC colleagues to develop consulting skills and deepen knowledge
Engage in constructive, collaborative communication with NTC supervisor and PC/APC colleagues regarding client programs' successes, challenges, strategic support, and progress/alignment against contracted scopes of work
As appropriate, conduct and/or participate in in-field coaching sessions with PC, client program lead, and/or other educators in the partner organization (i.e. principals, coaches/mentors, etc.)
Collaborate with/make contributions to NTC staff to design and give feedback regarding professional development products and services
Serve on NTC work teams in order to have opportunities for direct organization-level input
May be asked to present or facilitate sessions at annual NTC Symposium
May manage a project-focused workgroup
Professional Learning Responsibilities:
Engage actively in collaborative NTC meetings, work sessions, and internal initiatives: could include developing/co-developing or leading/co-leading sessions and projects to support the professional learning of colleagues
Remain current with professional readings and research, especially in regards to rigorous learning standards, adult learning theory, and the U.S. K-12 education policy landscape
Share video of practice
Engage in formal formative assessment practices
Develop conference proposals and conduct conference presentations
Utilize NTC’s online systems including Learning Zone, Collaborate, Talent, Ascentis, Intranet, and Netsuite
Manage personal calendar, travel, and job responsibilities
5+ years K-12 and/or P-12 classroom teaching experience, math specialty experience required.
Minimum 2 years of mentoring experience in NTC supported model or equivalent preferred
Must have teacher leader experience and/or responsibilities
Strong Instructional coaching background
Experience delivering and/or designing professional development
Demonstrate basic knowledge of: NTC approach to teacher and principal development (Theory of Change, program standards, tools/protocols/services, etc.), Adult learning theories and practices, School reform movements including professional learning communities, teacher leadership, the impact of coaching/mentoring, etc.
Candidates must have knowledge of/experience with: Common Core/New rigorous state standards, Professional teaching and/or administrative standards, Content areas (w/math focus area), formative and summative assessment, instructional strategies/ methods/approaches that improve student achievement
Willingness to travel 50-70% of the time based on location/client/project assignments
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPointPossesses
Strong interpersonal skills and recognizes the critical role of relationship-building within the client district, as well as within NTC, to ensure effective program implementation
Eager to collaborate with clients and internal NTC personnel to assess and improve program implementation utilizing innovative and effective approaches
Comfortable and confident with formal meeting facilitation/managing group dynamics as well as peer-coaching interactions
Can thrive in a team environment and have a healthy tolerance of ambiguity
Must be experienced with Common Core State Standards or New Rigorous State Standards; and/or Early Learning content/standards.
Can manage one's own time and productivity in a fluid, team-oriented work environment demanding high levels of initiative, creativity, and flexibility
Reflective practitioner demonstrating the ability to use feedback to improve self, program, and community
Willing to explore complexity, resist certainty, and seek insight while aiding colleagues and clients in solving implementation challenges (no quick fixes/pre-packaged answers.
Successful completion of NTC professional development in Teacher Induction, Instructional Coaching, and/or School Leadership preferred
ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:
Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
Limited physical effort required
Hearing, repetitive hand motions, sitting, talking, typing
Significant travel required
**This is a remote-based position with heavy travel to school sites across the nation.
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