The Content Facilitator
will be an integral member of a team that builds and executes an unparalleled vision and plan for summer training in the Bay Area. The Facilitator will lead a robust set of learning experiences that will produce radically different outcomes for kids and a dramatically different skill set for our teachers going into the fall. The Facilitator must have a deep knowledge of (and the drive to become an expert in) lesson planning and data pedagogy. You’ll work with another Content Facilitator to execute the majority of learning spaces on site, as well as provide feedback on corps member lesson plans and tracking systems. Successful candidates will also have a track record of achieving excellent results for students and success leading effective and outcome-driven professional development in their area of expertise.
More than 400 corps members, 1,600 alumni, and dozens of staff members from TFA national teams call the Bay home, making for a collaborative, supportive environment that encourages the out-of-the-box thinking and innovative spirit the Bay is known for. Our main Bay office is in downtown San Francisco, but our community teams work extensively in the four communities we partner with—San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, and San Jose—and work out of their respective satellite offices.We cannot achieve our long-term vision of unleashing the potential of every teacher without re-examining their entry point to our movement and we can’t achieve these new heights with our students unless they have a very different start to the school year. As the Bay Area regional pre-service team, we believe that by localizing the summer training experience, we have the opportunity to create a cohesive model as part of the broader program redesign and iterate to achieve a future where every incoming corps member is having a fundamentally different start to their career in education.For more information on the summer training experience, please visit https://www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/summer-staff-opportunities
You are a content leader.
You have a track record of achieving excellent results for students and success developing and leading effective and outcome-driven professional development in your area of expertise.
You are obsessive about outcomes and data.
You have an incredibly strong past record of results. Your decisions are data-driven, and you stay laser focused on your goals regardless of the day to day chaos you might find yourself in. You have a demonstrated record of success in your work despite obstacles.
You are motivated by relationships.
You cultivate and manage strong and lasting relationships with ease and have a knack for achieving ambitious goals by working alongside others. You strike that perfect balance between being a nurturer and holding a consistently high bar for those around you.
You are self-driven and efficient with your time.
You have superior organizational and time-management skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks. You demonstrate personal responsibility and take initiative to do what it takes to achieve success.
You are an out-of-the-box thinker.
You are able to see what currently exists and reimagine it. You deeply internalize the principles of our new model and are nimble at envisioning the many ways they can come to life.
Build foundational instructional skills
- Help drive an unparalleled vision and plan for ensuring that summer school students are achieving path-changing academic outcomes, as one of two experts on site in the student curriculum we offer during the summer
- Contribute to leading robust learning experiences that go beyond traditional professional development and produce significant and sustained programmatic results for teachers
- Exercise excellent analytical skills and judgment to assess the unique needs of our corps members who are at varying stages of proficiency, and help ensure that you adapt learning experiences to meet those unique needs based on observable trends and underlying causes
- Collaborate frequently with other summer staff to ensure student achievement and corps member learning is relevant, responsive, and maximized
Build catalytic relationships with teachers
- Quickly build relationships with teachers and staff members that engender trust and action and lead to dramatically improved outcomes in classrooms
- Work one-on-one and in small groups with teachers to gather data on student learning and teacher proficiency and problem solve with teachers to prioritize actions that most impact student success
- Minimum of four years of relevant work experience
- Current or previous experience as an instructional coach preferred
- Goal-oriented, drives toward results, and has achieved ambitious results in leadership positions
- Experience managing a team of people towards achieving results and providing one-on-one and/or small group training, coaching, and support
- Has demonstrated an ability to think critically and problem solve in high-stakes, fast-paced environments
- Ability to dissect data and use it to influence path and outcomes
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary starting in February for spring training
- Attend ALL the following Pre-Summer Conferences: February 10, March 10, March 31, April 21, May 19, and June 9
- Available full-time June 10–July 28 (during the application process you will be prompted to note any conflicts)
- Bachelor’s degree required
To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application and complete the following steps by November 15
. Please find the link to the online application at the bottom of the page.1. Submit your initial application that includes uploading your resume (maximum length one page). No cover letter or additional uploads are required.
2. The initial application will require you to provide short answers (maximum length 1-2 paragraphs) to 1-4 questions depending on whether you are a new applicant or a previous summer institute staff member.
- New Applicants: Please answer all of the questions provided. If the question addresses returning staff members, please type in “N/A” as the answer.
- Previous Staff: If you are a previous summer institute staff member applying for the same role you held, please only answer the first question addressed to returning staff and type in “N/A” as the answer for the remaining questions. If you are applying for a different role than the one you held last year, please answer all of the questions.
3. Once you have submitted your initial application, you will receive an “Institute Application Started” email. In the “Institute Application Started” email you’ll see a “Reference Request Form” link. Follow that link to request up to three professional contacts to complete a reference survey on your behalf. The survey is intended to give hiring managers an understanding of your full trajectory as a teacher and leader. Therefore, we ideally want to see feedback from professional, managerial contacts (you should not ask friends or family members to serve as a reference) who can speak to your experience in the classroom and school/corps community over time. This is not about the number of references (although hearing from several people can sometimes help understand your full trajectory); this is about getting a full picture.Upon submitting their contact information to us, we will send your references the reference survey to complete. We encourage you to leave adequate time for your references to complete this step. The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes for them to complete.Please note that if references are unable to complete the survey by the application deadline, this should not hold you back from applying.For more information, please contact Tamila.Gresham@teachforamerica.org
and CC Monique.Moore@teachforamerica.org