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Managing Director Teacher Leadership Development

Company name
Teach For America, Inc.

Location
Boston, MA

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TEAM: Massachusetts Regional Team REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Massachusetts LOCATION: Massachusetts (Gr. Boston, Western Mass. or South Coast) \u00a0 THE ROLE As Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development (MDTLD), you will help to build an unstoppable movement that ensures educational excellence for all. In regions throughout the country, MDTLDs like you lead staff members charged with ensuring that the students in corps members\u2019 classrooms are on fundamentally different trajectories and that, as a result of that experience their corps members and other partners are inspired to become lifelong advocates for educational equity. Successful heads of TLD grow and develop exceptional new teachers who, along with their students, achieve outcomes that defy traditional expectations. At the same time, they also create vibrant communities of corps members, where our teachers feel valued, supported and committed each day to this hard but vital work. \u00a0 As leader of a team of nine Managers, Teacher Leadership Development (MTLDs, or teacher coaches), you will inspire your team to internalize the possibility of achieving ambitious goals related to student outcomes, realize their potential to set students on a dramatically different life trajectory, and claim their role as leaders in the movement for educational equity. You deeply enjoy management, and are excited to achieve results through your team. You are ready to support your MTLDs to become the most effective coaches possible, breaking down barriers for their teachers and fostering a positive, inclusive culture as they do the intense work of making sure our teachers are reaching their full potential. \u00a0 Managing Directors are leaders on their regional teams, ensuring that the region achieves its goals. You will also support the development and execution of critical efforts around diversity and inclusiveness for the team. As a member of the regional leadership team, you will contribute to the broader vision, culture, and team priorities of the region. \u00a0 The Managing Director, TLD will report directly to the executive director, and will manage approximately 8-9 teacher coaches across Massachusetts. \u00a0 THE ORGANIZATION There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children\u2019s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities. \u00a0 Teach For America\u2019s (TFA) is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission and and are ready to join us in this Qualifications: THE PERSON Manage and Develop a Successful Teacher Leadership Development Team Lead a highly impactful and vibrant corps by managing and developing a team of coaches to provide exceptional instructional support and support a strong corps culture. Develop and execute a vision focused on maximizing the region\u2019s impact on students\u2019 immediate academic success and long-term opportunities in life Lead your team to take actions that result in significant changes in classrooms, thereby demonstrating results and putting kids on a life path that gives them the same opportunities as their more affluent peers Coach and develop 8-9 MTLDs working statewide via regularly scheduled team meetings, individual check-ins, team retreats, and field time. In partnership with the Team Lead, Teacher Preparation & Training, the Director of Teaching & Learning and MD, State and University Partnerships, develop and execute on a theory of corps member development Ground team in the regional vision and goals enabling them to plan and execute successfully towards quarter and yearly goals Create an inspiring and inclusive MTLD-team and corps culture Build a culture where corps members leave their corps commitment dedicated to advancing educational equity as a long-term pursuit \u2013 with a strong likelihood of doing so in the immediate future by teaching a 3rd year Partner with Key Stakeholders Build strong relationships with individual school and district leaders to monitor progress, align on support, and build a long-term movement. Partner with district staff to regularly align on programmatic and corps member efficacy and impact Implement systems for regular compilation and analysis of TLD data to inform team wide strategies Regional Team Responsibilities & Leadership Support, attend, and\/or participate in regional team activities, including regular staff meetings and retreats, and regional pre-service (one week in June). Participate in team-wide initiatives and campaigns, such as selecting and matriculating corps members and outreach to our local alumni Sit on our Regional Management Team THE MUST HAVES Skills Track record of instructional excellence, as a teacher or school leader, and a deep knowledge of pedagogy, developing strong classroom culture, and developing effective teachers. Demonstrated ability to manage others to effectively track tasks, assess progress, and follow through on the execution of plans Unusual skill in inspiring and motivating a team to perform against measureable goals Exceptionally skilled at developing and cultivating deep relationships and networks (with all types of people in all types of contexts) in order to achieve results Remarkable orientation towards collaboration and team building Facility with data analysis and ability to translate data into actionable solutions for a team Prior experience Minimum of 7 years\u2019 work experience, with at least 3-5 years of successful teaching experience, and at least 2 years of successful management experience. Teach For America corps member experience preferred, and Teach For America \u2013 Massachusetts regional team experience highly preferred Work demands Evening or weekend work is often required. This role is centered on supporting new teachers, and their coaches, who are in highly demanding roles. Given the nature of this work, you will often need to work well outside of the traditional business day. The ideal candidate will fully embrace the flexibility needed to perform at a high level in this role. Occasional weekends and evenings required for corps member events Frequent travel throughout the Massachusetts region is required. Independent travel to multiple school sites throughout the day that may be significant distances from one another, navigating school facilities that may or may not be ADA-compliant. Valid driver\u2019s license or the ability to obtain a driver\u2019s license before the first day of employment, with no major driving violations in the last three years Occasional conference travel 1-2 times per year Regular travel to our Boston, South Coast, or Western Massachusetts offices for team meetings and events Availability to visit and regular travel to our Institute in the summer (Lowell and Lawrence, MA) Education Bachelor's degree required THE TEAM Massachusetts regularly leads the nation in general indicators of educational excellence, yet low-income students are still subject to one of the largest disparities in academic outcomes. We believe that it is unconscionable that students in many communities are receiving anything less than the world-class education we are capable of providing them. \u00a0 Teach For America \u2013 Massachusetts launched our teaching corps in 2009, and has since grown into a diverse community of 250 corps members and over 2100 alumni working each day on behalf of children. Building on the success of the past eight years, we are launching an exciting new strategic plan that will help grow clusters of strong schools in low-income communities statewide, including our three sub-regions: Greater Boston, Western Massachusetts, and the South Coast. \u00a0 A hallmark of our team is a strong culture that fully embraces our core value of Strengthen Community \u2013 approaching our work with a strong spirit of collaboration, generosity, professionalism\u2026and fun! We also embrace our organizational belief that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness is at the center of our work, making engagement with issues of race, class, and other aspects of identity a welcome and regular part of what we do. \u00a0 We work hard, we laugh often, and we\u2019re passionate about what we all do each day. We care deeply for one another, and most importantly for the communities we serve. We ground everything we do in a disciplined focus on what is best for kids and schools. Learn more about our work at . \u00a0 THE PERKS By , you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a that has proven to be pretty competitive. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process. \u00a0 WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the , as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. \u00a0 *This job description reflects Teach For America's assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time. \u00a0 NEXT STEPS Interested in this position? Apply now! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application. If you still have questions regarding the role, feel free to contact our recruitment team at staffing@teachforamerica.org or visit . \u00a0

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Teach For America, Inc.
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Although 16 million American children face the extra challenges of poverty, an increasing body of evidence shows that they can achieve at the highest levels. Our mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.

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