Seeking Dynamic Experts in Rigorous and Engaging Instruction
TNTP seeks a full-time Senior Effectiveness Coach for our Client Team. This position will be based in a home office in California and is available immediately. Frequent travel up to 60% annually is expected.
Who We Are
TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
TNTP is currently expanding our work into academic strategy to build stronger classrooms for more kids, faster. While strong human capital policies and practices are necessary to build and maintain excellent schools, we know that in order to ensure students are really learning, districts must have a clear academic vision, the ability to translate that vision to schools, and, most importantly, know how to improve the quality of instruction offered to kids. TNTP is helping schools, districts and states to establish policies and practices that prioritize and support effective teaching, every day.
What You’ll Do
As a Senior Effectiveness Coach, you will develop a group of teachers into their most effective selves. Specifically, you will:
- Develop teachers through direct coaching and training, ensuring that teachers rapidly improve their performance
- Identify innovative solutions for improving the overall performance of your caseload of teachers to meet contract goals
- Design Common Core State Standards aligned, content specific sessions for teacher professional development
- Play a supporting role in TNTP’s teacher development initiatives, proposing and crafting long-term, Common Core aligned teacher development strategies and services
What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.
We expect our Senior Effectiveness Coaches to:
- Have classroom experience. You have at least two years of teaching experience (preferably in a high-need school) and a proven track record of raising student achievement. You have strong familiarity and expertise with the Common Core State Standards (highly preferred).
- Know great teaching when they see it. Whether you are watching a teacher deliver a lesson or looking at student performance data, you can identify where that teacher is effective and what s/he needs to do to improve immediately and in the long-term.
- Develop teachers at varied points in their career. You track and analyze teacher data, but it’s what you do with it that really has an impact. Based on your data analysis and what you see in the classroom, you identify new approaches to improve performance of either new or experienced teachers under a quick timeline.
- Have stage presence. We’re counting on your strong facilitation skills and ability to expertly lead teacher professional development.
- Be comfortable with the unknown. Ambiguity doesn’t scare you; just the opposite, you thrive on it. You will use your creative instincts, teacher performance data and anecdotal evidence from classroom observations to develop solutions with limited guidance and historical precedent in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment.
- Familiarity and expertise with implementing College and Career-Ready (CCR) standards, including:
- Experience as a lead practitioner in a school system that has adopted the Common Core State Standards or similar CCR standards, and/or a deep conceptual understanding of the instructional shifts required by CCR standards
- Experience with the role of complex text in ELA instruction, research-based approaches to foundational literacy skills, and the major work of each grade
- Specific expertise in the upper elementary (grades 3-5) or secondary (grades 6-8)
- Deep knowledge of content and instruction, with at least four years Pre-K-12 teaching experience, preferably in high-need schools or with high-need populations, and a proven track record of raising student achievement
- Previous experience designing and facilitating professional development for teachers (highly preferred)
- Strong creative instincts to develop new approaches, programs or initiatives with limited guidance and historical precedent
- Proven ability to overcome barriers and provide seamless service to program stakeholders
- Ability to track and analyze data on teacher and student performance to uncover trends and act strategically and effectively to improve results
- Ability to communicate direct feedback in a compelling way that inspires teachers to make immediate improvements to instruction that will accelerate their students’ achievement
- A commitment to constant learning and improvement, in both your own work and the work of others. You thrive on feedback and implement it quickly to continually improve your practice
- Willingness to work non-standard hours and occasional weekends
What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance based bonus. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.
Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online.
It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position.
TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.
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Life at TNTP: http://tntp.org/about-tntp/our-people
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