Manager, Beginning Teacher Assistance Program @ Teach for America Kansas City

Posted 2 years ago
Manager, Beginning Teacher Assistance Program
TEAM: Teach For America Kansas City
REPORTS TO: Director, Education Partnerships
LOCATION: Kansas City, MO
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 prioritizing the development of first and second year teachers is critical to our commitment to students and school partners, and that building a strong community among these groups of teachers in buildings will contribute to culture and retention in ways that have a positive impact on students in both the short and long term. This belief, coupled with partner need, has led to an expansion of this year’s single-school Beginning Teacher Assistance Program pilot. In year two, we will expand to a portfolio of 6 schools, impacting over 200 new teachers. The Manager, Beginning Teacher Assistance Program, will work in partnership with school administration at approximately three sites to develop a scope and sequence for group development across the year for new teachers, teachers new to the school site, and their in-school mentors.
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 coaching includes, but is not limited to:
BTAP Participant and Mentor Development (40%)Observing teachers’ instruction in-person at school sitesEffectively coaching teachers using a variety of methods aligned with Missouri Department of Education requirements for 1st and 2nd year teachersSupporting mentors at participating schools to be effective partners in teacher successEstablishing rapport quickly with participants and partners in order to build deep and trusting relationships that allow coaching to go deeper fasterWork in collaboration with the Director, Teacher Talent to form open and collaborative relationships with schools/centers, ensuring alignment of support between BTAP and the partner’s vision and strategy 
Small Group Development (40%)Design and execute group sessions according to scope and sequence in alignment with DESE requirements, as well as utilizing the Theory of Leadership as supplemental support for beginning teachers and mentorsRoutinely collect, analyze, and share data regarding the effectiveness of the programShare quarterly updates on participant satisfaction and student impact with the Director, Education Partnerships and the Chief Program Officer to help inform the direction of the pilot in coming years 
Team Collaboration (10%)  Work in close collaboration with the BTAP team to ensure alignment across first and second year teacher developmentMeet as a team on a bi-weekly basis to align on session plans and coaching best practices 
Regional Responsibilities (10%)Participate fully in KC Regional Team meetings, events and dutiesParticipate in regional and national efforts for the recruitment, selection, and matriculation of new corps members 
Prior Experience3-5 years teaching/instructional coaching experience preferredStrong track record of student achievement requiredTrack record of leading adults highly preferredSkillsOperate with a high level of autonomyManage time to meet outcomesEvidence of ability to build relationships across lines of differenceCommunicate clearly and compellingly using a variety of communication methodsWork DemandsObserve corps member instruction, requiring travel to school sites during business hours and after school hoursBuild relationships through multiple touchpoints to understand corps members’ and school administration’s diverse styles, strengths, and needs, including meetings and communication during 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.
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