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Black Teacher Collaborative | New Orleans, LA
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Black Teacher Collaborative


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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Black Teacher Collaborative believes in the genius and beauty of Black children and the unique role of Black Teachers in cultivating their gifts. The Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC) seeks to ensure that all Black children will have challenging, affirming, and innovative learning environments staffed by a critical mass of Black educators who are equipped to maximize their shared racial identity to push students’ academic growth, sociopolitical consciousness, and socio-emotional well-being.

Black Teacher Collaborative seeks to transform the educational experience for Black students by creating an innovative, job-embedded professional learning experience for Black educators that serve as sacred learning spaces. BTC Staff will facilitate high-quality, practice-based, teaching & learning opportunities for Black educators that will allow them to tap into their full potential as exceptional Black teachers of Black students. The BTC experience supports Black teachers by creating a learning experience that builds the mindsets, knowledge and skills needed to actualize their effectiveness and impact in racially congruent learning environments; with the ultimate goal of the advancement of Black children, our families, and our communities.

THE BTC EXPERIENCE

BTC’s current programmatic scope focuses on improving teacher impact in shared racial identity learning environments (SRILE). BTC has developed an innovative pedagogy, professional development curriculum and teacher fellowship for Black teachers. BTC launched a pilot version of the 2-year Fellowship with 45 fellows in three cities (Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA and Atlanta, GA) in the 2019-2020 school year. 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

We are seeking candidates who believe deeply in BTC’s mission, who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic virtual work environment, and who demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for the role along with a record of achievement. 

Successful candidates for the BTC Instructional Coach position will have a proven record of academic success working with Black students in SRILEs as well as a record of success providing support to teachers that leads to immediate improvement. BTC Instructional Coaches will be able to support teachers in both virtual and in-person learning environments while demonstrating high expectations for both Black students and Black teachers. They will also have strong organizational and communication skills.

POSITION SUMMARY

BTC Instructional Coaches are integral members of the Program and Innovation Team whose work will ensure that BTC Fellows are well equipped to increase student achievement in SRILEs. The goal of BTC’s Fellowship Program is to ensure every BTC Fellow is supported and prepared to achieve immediate, measurable success with their students. Coaches will work closely with a dynamic team to ensure all program participants and schools partners have an exceptional experience. 

BTC’s training approach, based on the Shared Racial Identity Learning Environment (SRILE) Pedagogy, focuses on four prioritized elements per year that we believe are essential to Fellow success in the program. Throughout the school year, BTC Instructional Coaches will support Fellows via goal-driven individualized learning experiences that are aligned to the four prioritized elements. BTC Fellows must demonstrate proficiency in these competencies in order to complete the training experience to maximize the benefit of SRILEs. BTC Instructional Coaches will collaborate with BTC Facilitators to ensure alignment between training sessions and coaching sessions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

BTC Instructional Coaches are experienced and successful teachers who will play the most significant role in developing Fellows’ teaching skills by supporting Fellows in several schools towards proficiency in the prioritized BTC elements throughout the year. The responsibilities of the Instructional Coach include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively develop Fellows toward proficiency of the four critical elements by:
  • Planning and executing virtual and/or in-person coaching experiences for each Fellow at least twice per month
  • Observing and providing specific, actionable, on-the-spot feedback to individual Fellows on their teaching performance throughout the year
  • Using LMS to engage with Fellows online and provide additional resources that extend the learning from coaching sessions
  • Collaborating with BTC Facilitators to ensure alignment of small-group and individual learning experiences which support Fellow’s acquisition of prioritized knowledge and skills
  • Deeply internalizing the BTC SRILE Pedagogy and aligned instructional techniques 
  • Evaluate and track Fellow performance by (1) accurately assessing Fellow proficiency in the core skills in order to identify the highest priority development areas and (2) using data to identify trends in performance for individuals and group
  • Keep accurate records of Fellow performance in BTCs program data systems
  • Establish a culture of achievement that drives Fellows to ensure that all students achieve at high levels by:
  • Coaching, and motivating a group of Fellows to reach ambitious goals with Black students 
  • Promoting analytical self-reflection in Fellows in order to accelerate growth and student achievement
  • Contribute to the Program and Innovation team by:
  • Implementing interventions and support structures to ensure all Fellows improve their teaching practice
  • Collaborate with Facilitators and the BTC Design team to inform training needs for Fellows based on ongoing one-on-one sessions 
  • Collaborate with other Fellowship team members to norm on Fellow performance standards

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum five years of successful teaching experience with proven results
  • Minimum three years of successful instructional coaching experience
  • Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement
  • Ability to use LMS to communicate additional resources, evaluation or tools to BTC Fellows
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making 
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire Black students and adult learners
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with adult learners quickly and to build strong working and mentoring relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities while maintaining a positive outlook and flexibility in a high-impact, fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional skills in time management
  • Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings
  • Some experience using virtual platforms to facilitate engaging live sessions for adults
  • Willingness to travel to local BTC partner schools, as needed
  • Willingness to travel to regional, organization-wide meetings at least 4 times per year

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Black Teacher Collaborative believes in the genius and beauty of Black children and the unique role of Black Teachers in cultivating their gifts. The Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC) seeks to ensure that all…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on Black Teacher Collaborative Career Page.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on Black Teacher Collaborative Career Page.

Location

New Orleans, LA

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