Jan 19, 2019
At Teaching Trust we believe that strong school leadership is at the core of schools that are changing the odds for our most vulnerable students. As a Part-time Managing Director of Leadership Development, you will be charged with guiding a portfolio of participants to implement specific practices (related to instruction, team effectiveness and change management) at their schools. You will direct participants to success by delivering large group professional development sessions and providing site-based and other coaching. Your day-to-day work may include: • Strategic planning with the Program Officer to align priorities against organizational goals. • Collaborating with participants to establish appropriate student achievement goals in light of school vision and context. • Assessing participant performance to advance instructional competence, team effectiveness, and student achievement.• Coaching at individual schools to provide high leverage feedback to individual team members and teams as a whole. • Planning and facilitating professional development sessions for audiences of 30-150, focused around instructional excellence and team effectiveness. • Establishing and leveraging relationships with individual program participants to cultivate a sense of community within and across school teams. • Developing collaborative relationships with Teaching Trust team members to develop best practices around leading school change. What You’ll Bring We are looking for someone who shares our deep commitment to equity and results for all students. You will thrive in this role if you feel an urgent need to improve student achievement in urban schools, cultivate trusting relationships, boldly adopt new approaches, learn from your mistakes, and persist through challenges.Additionally, we expect you to: Bring a proven history of results: You have coached teachers and/or school leaders, or led schools that have a record of improving outcomes for kids. You can speak to the the role you played and the strategies and actions employed to achieve these results. Lead through influence: You know that great leaders can inspire others to act without being in a direct management role. You know how to balance motivation and accountability to lead others to action and can speak about specific examples in your professional history when you have led through influence. Deliver exceptional professional development: You have experience designing and leading professional development for large groups of people. You have the content expertise to create practice-based learning experiences for school leaders that will drive change back on school campuses. Demonstrate a strong sense of resilience: You approach challenges head on. You know what it means to make tough calls, hold yourself and others accountable to reaching goals, and learn from your mistakes. You expect there to be setbacks and you leverage challenges as an opportunity to improve. You actively seek to get better in all that you do. You are passionate about delivering programming that amplifies and creates equity and disrupts traditional power structures that may impede educational equity. You are highly motivated by and deeply committed to our organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work. Ideal candidates will have: • Minimum three years as a principal or administrative leadership role; preferably in a high-needs setting • Ability to speak to consistently improving results for students • Experience planning and facilitating practice-based, effective professional development• Demonstrated ability to identify effective instructional practices and coach others to reach rigorous goals • Strong content knowledge in personal leadership, instructional leadership, and school culture leadership • Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills with ability to influence, collaborate and build trusting relationships to drive results • Ability to tie leadership practices and actions to student achievement data in order to strategically and effectively replicate results • High level of comfort delivering and receiving direct feedback to influence leaders and improve outcomes • Ability to work well with people with a very wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics; must be capable of achieving results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion • Desire and ability to build an aspirational school culture rooted in high-expectations • Experience with culturally responsive teaching preferred • Comfort tackling sensitive issues and modeling crucial conversations• Authorization to work in the United States required Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate: • Educational Equity: We prioritize work based on its impact in eliminating the achievement gap. • Disciplined Behavior: We are unapologetically results and competencies driven . • Courage and Resilience: We take risks, rebound and persevere. • Entrepreneurial Mindset: We own our outcomes and act with urgency. • Reflection and Growth: We seek feedback and modify behavior to achieve results. Who We Are Teaching Trust is a nonprofit organization grounded in the conviction that school leadership is the single largest lever to improve public education. We develop strategic, visionary leaders at multiple levels within schools and school systems to engage and lead accountable, collaborative teams. These teams in turn ensure schools have high quality teaching and learning and aspirational cultures, which are necessary to provide an education that eliminates the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color. We work in the following ways to provide education opportunities that eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities and give our students choice for their life path: • We train, develop, and support school teams to grow leadership capacity • We collaborate with partners to transform principal preparation programs • We build a community of educators through our work • We influence the practices of the school systems with which we partner What We Offer Teaching Trust offers a competitive salary for this role. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and ensuring compensation equity for our staff, the salary for this role will be aligned based on level and tenure with the organization. We also offer flexible spending account options, a generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching. Teaching Trust also offers a one-time moving stipend to new hires who are relocating for the role. Teaching Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Teaching Trust evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria and does not discriminate any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Teaching Trust positions are contingent on securing relevant contracts.
Teaching Trust Dallas, TX Part-time