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The mission of the Office of School Improvement and Supports (OSIS) is to ensure we support our schools and our students to succeed and to meet the Goals of our Strategic Plan. The Office works to dramatically accelerate the number of excellent schools through school transformation, including design, partnerships, Connected Schools, and Comprehensive School Planning (CSP). The Office develops, aligns, and delivers high-quality supports to ensure students, particularly students furthest away from opportunity, are in school, able to engage in rigorous learning, and have a joyous educational environment. The Office ensures our schools have excellent leaders, educators, and staff who are prepared to meet the diverse needs of the young people we serve.
Within OSIS sits out Talent Development division:
- Talent Development:
- Talent Acquisition: Advances talent development through an equity lens. Ensures we recruit, select, hire, and retain great people.
- Leadership Development: Ensures leaders are prepared at each stage of their career with the full complement of skills and capacities necessary to guarantee student and school success.
The Specialist, Teacher Selection and Cultivation is responsible for ensuring that key elements of the teacher and educational aide selection processes are implemented with fidelity by owning key projects, developing team talent, and setting and reaching ambitious goals. The Specialist will analyze key recruitment and selection data to make strategic decisions. Among other major workstreams, this role oversees the Teacher Selection Ambassador (TSA) program and our team’s cultivation efforts.
The Specialist, Teacher Selection and Cultivation will report to the Manager, Teacher Selection and Cultivation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Supports the Manager, Teacher Selection in implementing key team initiatives, including: an aggressive and innovative national strategy for recruiting outstanding teachers to join DCPS; a seamless, efficient execution of the educational aide and teacher selection processes, including application screening (phone interviews and sample teaching videos) and quality reviewing selection decisions in order to select approximately 600 outstanding teachers candidates from approximately 4,000 applications; and, working to retain our district’s best teachers.
- Applies deep content knowledge and understanding of instructional best practices and relevant experience to the evaluation of educational aide and teacher applications; advises the TR&S leadership team on selection process design and modifications; and helps build competency in other team members.
- Manages all aspects of the Teacher Selection Ambassador (TSA) program, including: recruiting, selecting, training, and providing ongoing feedback for 60 part-time selection staff to ensure accurate selection decisions and high inter-rater reliability in the teacher selection process.
- Supervises all logistics of the Teacher Selection Ambassador (TSA) program, including: interview scheduling, budget management, selector payment, and application advancement to ensure operations are smooth for both TSAs and external candidates.
- Builds relationships and liaises with various internal departments to drive collaboration; and develops detailed recommendations and implementation plans to ensure a rigorous and accurate teacher selection process.
- Creates detailed timelines for the team’s cultivation workstreams; assesses and tracks project progress regularly using various computer programs and tools; and drives project completion holding others accountable for responsibilities and deadlines.
- Builds relationships with school leaders, teachers, and district staff to develop a deep understanding of the unique needs and cultures; and interacts with and responds effectively to urgent requests from multiple internal and external DCPS stakeholders.
- Liaises with successful applicants, other departments in Central Office, and school leaders to ensure that applicants are well matched to schools and district staffing needs are met.
- Collaborates with the team in executing strategies and overseeing initiatives that support the retention of strong DCPS teachers.
- Manages communication with potential and current teacher applicants.
- Bachelor's degree and three to five years of related work experience.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus, and experience in recruitment and selection beneficial.
- Strong understanding of instructional best practices. Teaching experience preferred.
- Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as exceptional writing and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills, including keen attention to detail and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
- Excellent time-management and a willingness to work non-standard hours.
- The ability to proactively identify challenges and work to find solutions.
- STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
- COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
- EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
- EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
- TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
- JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.