Associate Director of Teacher Residency

Associate Director of Teacher Residency

Position Summary The Associate Director of the Teacher Residency will be a key member of the KIPP Public Schools - Northern California Teacher Residency (KTR) program.  The Associate Director will manage and maintain systems that support the mentor and resident development process, including, but not limited to facilitating seminars, conducting one on one meetings with mentor-resident pairs,  and sharing mentor and resident performance data with School Leaders and other members of school based leadership teams.  Additionally, they are responsible for supporting the resident recruitment process and serve as a liaison between Alder Graduate School of Education and KIPP Public Schools - Northern California, specifically as it applies to programming execution and adherence to guidelines outlined in our partnership MOU.  This is a full time exempt position on a full year calendar cycle, located in our regional Support Office with 75% travel to schools.  This role is available immediately with a desired start date of July 1, 2021.  This position reports into the Director of People Initiatives.About The Teacher Residency Program The KIPP Teacher Residency program launched in Fall 2017 in partnership with Alder Graduate School of Education.  The vision of the residency program is to recruit and train excellent teachers who have deep content knowledge to prepare our students for their future, which coincides with the KIPP Public Schools - Northern California mission:Together, with families and communities, KIPP Public Schools Northern California creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose --college, career and beyond -- so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world.In order to run an effective program, we focus on the following tenets:Explicit commitment to developing resident’s racial equity lens Clear performance management guidelines High touch support for residents and mentors in their development More information about the residency program can be found on the KTR Website and Alder Graduate School of Education website.Preferred Qualifications Experience:At least two years of experience coaching teachers and managing their development (school administrative experience preferred) At least three years of teaching experience in the K-12 continuum Experience with project management and engaging multiple stakeholders Familiarity with credentialing requirements in CaliforniaEducation:Masters degree required (will be responsible for teaching resident seminar, a credit bearing course at Alder Graduate School of Education)Knowledge/skills required:Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks. Excellent speaking and presentation skills. Ability to create and present ideas and in a variety of formats. Ability to maintain confidential records. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. Adapts communication and approach to influence different internal and external stakeholders Seeks feedback to understand how other perceive actions, comments and tone Develops mutually beneficial relationships based upon trust, respect and achievement of common goalsEssential Functions and ResponsibilitiesProfessional Development and Coaching for Residents and Mentors - 75% Supports instructional improvement by observing, coaching, modeling for and teaching residents and teachers -- gives specific positive and constructive behavioral feedback to support the development of others Effectively adjusts plans when situations arise in order to achieve goals Uses data to accurately assess areas for improvement Design and co-facilitate group instruction for all residents each week Working very closely with Director of People Initiatives, Alder Directors, and Alder Dean who collaboratively create instruction for all Alder residents Designing and participate in mentor training for all mentors each month Coach and provide on-going support to Resident-Mentor pairs Support School Leaders, Assistant Principals, and Coaches who work with Resident-Mentor pairs Internalize and modify graduate coursework for residents/complete grading of resident assignments Grounds diversity, equity and inclusion in an examination of their own beliefs, race, power and privilege Models cultural competence in communication, management and leadership style Has the courage and skill to respectfully interrupt conversations and behaviors laden with unconscious, implicit, or explicit bias; exhibits cultural competence and the ability to effectively work across differences in identity (race, ethnicity, class, age, etc...) Resident Recruitment - 15% Complete phone screens for resident candidates Participate in recruitment events as needed Present residency to school teams Places, develops and retains a diverse cohort of residents and  employs effective management practices and individualized retention strategies Manage Partnership Systems and Other Supports- 10% Manage operations:event planning, RSVPing space for resident and mentor events, etc. Attend Alder retreats three times a year Attend weekly Alder Director calls All other duties as assignedPhysical, Mental and Environmental Demands Physical:Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.Mental: Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.Environmental: Frequent classroom/school environment and travel. In emergency context (e.g., pandemic) work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., ability to stay connected through different technology means). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.Classification Full-time, exempt positionAbout KIPP Public Schools Northern California We are a thriving nonprofit network of 16 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.Compensation We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.How to Apply Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.Questions? Email careers@kippnorcal.org