The Federal Reserve 2020 Summer Teacher Webinar Series

Due to social distancing guidelines surrounding COVID-19, we’re moving our professional development for educators online! Join the Kansas City Fed this summer for live webinars on a variety of topics that are free to K-16 educators. All will include highlights of current trends, first-hand updates from subject matter experts and access to a variety of teacher tools and resources, all related to economics and personal finance.

We hope to see you at any or all of the series, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in partnership with Emporia State University’s (ESU) Center for Economic Education. More depth and a graduate credit option of 1 to 3 credit hours will be available from ESU (more details will be provided after registration. Check out the topics we’ll be covering below!

Registration: There is no cost to attend but advance registration is required for the live webinars through the links below.


RegisterJune 19:

10-11 am
The T in STEM: Technology Jobs of the Future
Explore how emerging technology has and is transforming the workforce to create innovative career pathways, as well as how schools have approached technology-related workforce training, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
RegisterJune 24:

10-11:30 am

The Culture of Poverty: Its Effect on Youth and Education
Investigate how socio-economic scarcity manifests in the lives and learning capacity of youth, as well as how support systems within the community and education system offer assistance, advocacy and programs to promote financial sustainability.
RegisterJuly 8:

10–11 am

Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition: Insights on Labor Market Trends and Opportunities
Delve into the latest analysis of employment and unemployment trends, and explore the effect of recent labor force trends on future employment prospects.
 RegisterJuly 15:

10–11 am
The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Food and Energy
Hear from Fed economists about how COVID-19 has affected food supply chains and energy prices, and what this means to consumers.
 RegisterJuly 22:

10–11 am
Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition: Connecting Schools and Employers
Learn about organizations that partner students with businesses and how apprenticeships and other career development programs collaborate with schools to provide hands-on training to prepare students for the labor force.
 RegisterJuly 29:

10–11 am
Preparing Students for a Workforce in Transition: Equipping Educators with Tools and Resources
Access timely information and classroom-ready resources that support career pathway instruction, work-readiness training and related curricula.

Why the term “Latinx”?

The Latinx Education Collaborative leads from a place of inclusivity and a commitment to equity and social justice. The “X” is powerful. We see the “X” as a symbol of the intersection point of all of our Latin American communities, backgrounds, and identities. It creates space for those that are often marginalized within our own community.

We acknowledge that the term Latinx isn’t one that everyone likes or wants to use. And that’s ok. We understand that there may never be a term that fully describes and captures the beautiful vastness of our community. However, we welcome ALL of our community to join us in elevating the voices of and supporting Latinx educators. Latinx students deserve to see themselves represented and reflected in the teachers that serve them.


External Strategic Engagement Specialist @ Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is seeking a Strategic Engagement Specialist to support our external engagement portfolio of work within Diversity and Inclusion.  This position reports directly to the Diversity, Inclusion and Strategic Engagement Manager.  The Strategic Engagement Specialist is a hybrid role with project management responsibilities across multiple programs and functions, helping to advance relationships with key stakeholders, external organizations, bankers, and community and business leaders.  The person must be able to develop and complete a variety of complex projects and work with minimal guidance.

Working closely with the Diversity and Inclusion team, this position will support critical components of strategy for engaging with external audiences and stakeholders. The position will :

  • Coordinate and cultivate mutually beneficial strategic partnerships.
  • Engage with external audiences and stakeholders through developing diverse banker programs and engagement opportunities for other key stakeholders. 
  • Support of external newsletter, database organization and management and content contribution.
  • Provide administrative and project management support to projects.
  • Develops strong internal partnerships within the Bank to develop and execute programs.
  • Assists in the coordination, supervision and completion of special projects as appropriate.

Key Activities:

  • Oversees and coordinates strategic outreach initiatives throughout the District
  • Partners with appropriate internal and external organizations to plan and host place-based programs for strategic stakeholders
  • Disseminates relevant Bank research, resources and publications to the appropriate stakeholders in a timely and coordinated manner
  • Represents the Bank at appropriate events
  • Authors or co-authors articles and resource materials
  • Conducts annual review of the programs offered by state and national banking associations to identify potential gaps
  • Maintains database of strategic stakeholders
  • Track, analyze and report metrics on a quarterly basis

Supports the Management with:

  • Board and advisory council recruitment
  • External relationship building
  • Onsite and offsite event coordination


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience. An educational background in economics, regional analysis, urban or community planning, finance, public policy or closely related field
  • One year of related work experience
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and customer service skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication; presentation; interpersonal; and project management skills
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail, and applicable business applications
  • In addition to the above, the following are preferred:
  • Experience in banking and finance industry with community relations and marketing background. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with high-level stakeholders with tact diplomacy and poise
  • Ability to work with minimal management, find solutions be productive independently
  • Promote quality through continuous performance improvement
  • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion
  • Event planning experience  

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer.  As such, the Bank recruits, hires, trains, and promotes individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability and/or sexual orientation.


Manager, Teacher Leadership Development – Second-Year Teachers @ Teach for America Kansas City

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development – Second-Year Teachers
TEAM: Kansas City Regional Team
REPORTS TO: Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development
LOCATION: Kansas City
Teaching is a powerful act of leadership. At Teach For America, we have a deep belief that, even in the first few years in front of students, teachers have the ability to transform the lives and education of students. We also believe that the experience of teaching will strongly influence a corps member’s long-term leadership, and that the corps experience will be a transformational experience for our participants. We believe that prioritizing the development of first and second year teachers is critical to our commitment to students and school partners. In Kansas City we are in the first year of piloting a differentiated support model. The role of a 2nd year coach is focused primarily on helping corps members develop a strong theory of change, aligned with their next role in the fight for educational equity, while continuing to operate as a culturally responsive practitioner that leads their students to strong academic and personal growth. End of year outcomes for the 2nd year team are focused on reaching breakthrough results in our Corps and Alumni Learning Index (CALI) and meeting the bar set in our regional vision for student achievement.
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’s 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.
Teach For America’s (TFA) mission 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, core values and commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusivenessand are ready to join us in this global movement.
The Manager, Teacher Leadership Development – Second-Year Teachers will be responsible for:  

Small Group Development (60%) 

Opportunities for group collaboration will occur throughout the year; MTLDs will collaborate with the 2 CM team to develop and execute small group development sessions centered on the outcomes listed above.  Session should focus on the following themes, while also being responsive to data trends within the corps:Developing a theory of changeBuilding personal and professional networks through Career Learning Tracks and ongoing opportunities to learn from and with CMs and alumniHaving strong academic impact with their studentsGrowing in their practice as a culturally responsive educator 
Team Collaboration (15%)

The 2 CM Team will work in close collaboration to ensure alignment across second year development.  Team members will meet on a weekly basis at minimum to share session plans and coaching practices, as well as identify trends across the corps to ensure development is both in line with the overall scope and sequence and responsive to teacher need as necessary.
In the early years of model revision, this time will heavily influence the CM scope and sequence and the tools used to execute and manage CM learning and performance within the model.  This could include but is not limited to development of team documents, trackers, and crafting of communication.
Coach and Empower Corps Members (15%) 

Weighted most heavily in the beginning of the school year, the 2nd year team will work to directly coach and support 2nd year CMs.  The coaching role will include, but is not limited to:Observing teachers’ instruction (requires independent travel to school sites)Establishing rapport quickly and building deep and trusting relationships that allow coaching to go deeper fasterEffectively coaching teachers using a variety of methods aligned with Teach for America’s Theory of Leadership (focusing largely on the self sphere of development, with introductions to concepts in the group and system spheres) and The Art of CoachingSupporting CMs in developing a theory of change that encompasses both the lessons learned during their time in the corps and their current beliefs about the role they will play in reaching One DayWorking across the 2nd year team to collectively lead 2nd year corps members in a way that values deep self-reflection, focuses on strengths, and deepens awareness of how their identity impacts their workMaintaining current and valid quantitative data regarding the impact of your corps membersWork in collaboration with the Director, Network Impact to retain CMs throughout their 2 year commitmentWork in collaboration to form open and collaborative relationships with schools/centers to further support CM development 
Regional Responsibilities (10%)Participate fully in Regional Team meetings and eventsParticipate in several rounds of selection for incoming CMsPartner with regional colleagues to measure and communicate CM impact and ensure CMs meet program requirements 
Prior Experience3-5 years teaching/instructional coaching experience preferredStrong track record of student achievement requiredTrack record of leading adults highly preferred 
SkillsAbility to:Operate with a high level of autonomyManage time to meet outcomesCommunicate clearly and compellingly using a variety of communication methods 
Work DemandsObserve corps member instruction, requiring travel to school sites during business hoursBuild relationships through multiple touchpoints to connect with corps members’ and school administration diverse styles, strengths and needs, including meetings and communication on eveningsPlan and set up professional development sessions, including transporting and setting up materials (up to 30 pounds)Some weekend and evening work required
Kansas City is Too Much City for One State. Operating in both Kansas and Missouri, TFA KC has brought more than 1,000 leaders to the region who have service over 150,000 students. Today, with a local TFA network of 500+ leaders, Teach For America has established itself as a leader in the education space. Through Kansas City’s well-known spirit of entrepreneurship, foundations, non-profits, and schools are building a community intent on creating innovative solutions to advancing the work of educational equity.
By joining staff, 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 comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. 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.
Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, 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.
*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.
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 or