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Job Title: Training and Resource Manager-Philadelphia Teaching Fellows

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:
Training and Resource Manager – Philadelphia Teaching Fellows
Philadelphia, PA

The New Teacher Project (TNTP) strives to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom. A national nonprofit organization founded by teachers, TNTP is driven by the knowledge that effective teachers have a greater impact on student achievement than any other school factor. In response, TNTP develops customized programs and policy interventions that enable education leaders to find, develop and keep great teachers. Since its inception in 1997, TNTP has recruited or trained approximately 43,000 teachers and worked with more than 200 districts in 31 states - benefiting an estimated 7 million students. Meanwhile, TNTP's acclaimed studies of the policies and practices that affect the quality of the teacher workforce -- most recently including The Widget Effect (2009) and Teacher Evaluation 2.0 (2010) -- have influenced federal education policy and inspired reform efforts across the country.
TNTP is active in more than 25 cities, including 10 of the nation's 15 largest. For more information, please visit www.tntp.org .
We are currently seeking a Training and Resource Manager for our Philadelphia Teaching Fellows program. The Training and Resource Manager will be a TNTP employee based in the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows office at the School District of Philadelphia. This position is available immediately.

New Teacher Effectiveness

TNTP’s New Teacher Effectiveness Group is responsible for recruiting great teachers to teach in high-need schools and subject areas, and for preparing those teachers to be immediately effective in the classroom. TNTP’s Teaching Fellows programs streamline the path to teaching for accomplished career changers and recent graduates. In 2011, TNTP will recruit, select and provide training to outstanding teachers in more than 20 cities and 18 states. In 9 of those states and the District of Columbia, TNTP is also approved to recommend teachers for certification through our rigorous, relevant preparation model, which has been shown to produce highly effective teachers. Building on this strong track record, TNTP is pioneering an evaluation program to recommend certification only for teachers who demonstrate their ability to advance student learning.

The Program

TNTP is currently entering its sixth year working in Philadelphia to implement the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows (PTF) program, a high quality and highly selective alternate route into the classroom for outstanding career changers from a variety of backgrounds who commit to teach critical shortage subject areas in high-need schools in Philadelphia. Through a rigorous training institute, nearly 100 Fellows prepare to begin teaching in classrooms each year. The Philadelphia Teaching Fellows partners with both the School District of Philadelphia and charters to recruit, select and train outstanding candidates who show the potential to make a significant impact on student achievement in Philadelphia classrooms. To date, eleven cohorts of Teaching Fellows have been trained, and over 500 Fellows are in SDP classrooms throughout the city. For more information about the program, please visit www.philadelphiateachingfellows.org.



Role and Responsibilities

The Training & Resource Manager will be responsible for the successful planning, implementation and evaluation of the Training Institute. In addition, the Training & Resource Manager is responsible for connecting Fellows in their first or second year of teaching to resources to ensure their success in the classroom. The Training & Resource Manager will also be responsible for carrying out responsibilities related to the end of Institute evaluation and Assessment of Classroom Effectiveness, which includes but is not limited to the design of program evaluations and the collection of student achievement data.

Training Institute Responsibilities:

Fellows participate in a five to six-week Training Institute designed to prepare them for teaching in a high-need Philadelphia public school. Fellows engage in a curriculum with an emphasis on raising student achievement and attend seminars and workshops on standards, foundations of teaching, and classroom management. Specifically, the Training and Resource Manager will be responsible for:

• Leading hiring, training, and managing of PTF training staff
• Implementing TNTP’s curricular framework and materials based on district and school initiatives, culture, and organization
• Developing and implementing an operations and communications plan for the Training Institutes
• Planning for Training Institute opening and closing ceremonies including securing speakers, panelists, workshop presenters, etc.
• Assisting with the management of pre-Institute Fellow activities like school observations
• Recruiting, hiring, and training Cooperating Teachers to work with Fellows during Institute
• Ensuring Fellows meet the objectives of the Training Institute curriculum
• Ensuring students participating in our school program during Institute achieve rigorous academic goals
• Developing and maintaining relationships with district and client staff
• Ensuring that each group of participants becomes a well connected cohort of teachers with a positive culture
• Assessing faculty performance in order to continually improve Training Institute quality
• Overseeing Fellow performance management and evaluation, including the formal evaluation of all Fellows at the end of Institute
• Collecting, tracking, and analyzing Fellow performance data and trends, including student achievement data for the Assessment of Classroom Effectiveness
• Motivating and leading a team of training staff toward goals

Teacher Performance Management Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Acting as the main contact person for Fellow instructional concerns
• Recruiting, hiring, and managing Fellow Effectiveness Coaches during the academic year to conduct classroom observations of Fellows and provide actionable feedback on performance
• Assisting in the site’s cultivation of school leaders, including conducting regular school visits and ensuring school leaders are informed about programmatic requirements
• Producing and distributing monthly newsletters for the PTF program
• Planning and facilitating regular professional development meetings during the school year
• Identifying development areas for struggling Fellows and developing targeted improvement plans
• Developing structures to ensure that Fellows fulfill our program mission of increasing student achievement
• Serving as the primary point person for the the licensure program for PTF to ensure a smooth transition from the pre-service training experience to the school year as well as to share data on Fellow performance throughout the year

This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to have a profound impact on how teachers are prepared to teach in hard-to-staff schools in Philadelphia.

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates who believe deeply in our organization's mission, thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, and who display a record of achievement. Successful candidates will also demonstrate:
• Interest in and support of alternative routes to teacher certification
• Strong education background and instructional skill set with at least two years K-12 teaching experience (required), preferably in high-need schools or with high-need populations
• Experience teaching in a high-need school in Philadelphia (preferred)
• Track record of raising student achievement
• Familiarity with Pennslyvania curriculum standards (preferred)
• Previous experience developing and leading teacher professional development
• Excellent communication and leadership skills
• Exceptional organizational and project management skills
• The ability to work effectively with others at all levels of an organization
• Comfort working with computers and strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (preferred)
• A willingness to work non-standard hours and/or occasional weekends

Compensation

The annual salary for this full-time position is $60,000 or commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for a performance based bonus. TNTP offers a motivated team of dynamic colleagues, a collegial atmosphere that values professional development and valuable feedback, a comprehensive benefits plan effective on the first day of employment – including low cost medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, a 403(b) plan with matching, potential opportunities for performance based bonuses – as well as the chance to impact the direction of a growing, mission-driven company that is committed to the success of our nation’s children. For more information on TNTP’s competitive benefits package, please visit http://tntp.org/join/our-benefits/



To Apply

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online at:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=THENEWTEACHERPROJECT&cws=1&rid=907

We review applications on a rolling basis – so it is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible. We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position, which can be addressed to the Human Capital Team. The New Teacher Project is committed to fostering and capitalizing on the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. If you would like to learn more about our mission, please visit our web site at www.tntp.org.

To Apply For This Position:



To Apply

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online at:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=THENEWTEACHERPROJECT&cws=1&rid=907

We review applications on a rolling basis – so it is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible. We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position, which can be addressed to the Human Capital Team. The New Teacher Project is committed to fostering and capitalizing on the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. If you would like to learn more about our mission, please visit our web site at www.tntp.org.

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