Join the GOOGLE +Rubber Room Community

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Want A Job At A Turnaround School Left Open After The Staff Is Let Go? The Teachers Are

The New York City Department of Education Wants To HIRE Managers Who Can Recruit Inexperienced Teachers For Turnaround Schools
The Recruitment Programs team, within TRQ, manages the recruitment and selection of diverse, talented individuals who are not yet certified teachers to make a difference in the NYC classrooms that need them most.  In partnership with key stakeholders, the Recruitment Programs team designs and supports cohort model programs that prepare teachers to raise student achievement as early as possible in their careers.
Manager, NYC Teaching Residency for School Turnaround
Tracking Code
Job Description
Please Note: Reimbursable Funded Position
Position Summary:   The Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (TRQ) is responsible for the recruitment of high quality teachers to meet the staffing needs of Department of Education (DOE) public schools, as well as being responsible for initiatives to promote the equitable and quality distribution of teachers across all schools.  Research has repeatedly shown that teacher quality is the single most important variable in raising student learning.  The Office accomplishes its work through a strategic, data driven approach.  Among TRQ’s responsibilities are to: 
  • Serve as the primary marketing agent and source of information to individuals seeking to become DOE public school teachers to recruit a large, high quality and diverse pool of candidates.
  • Design and manage recruitment initiatives, programs, and pathways for individuals to become DOE teachers, especially to address subject and geographic shortage areas.
  • Select a high quality pool of candidates to become teachers through rigorous, research-driven, screening processes.
  • Provide strategic assistance to schools to help them make optimal, local hiring decisions.
  • Lead teacher portfolio initiatives, including incentives to promote an equitable distribution of teachers across all schools and especially ensure that students with the greatest need are served by highly effective educators.   
The Recruitment Programs team, within TRQ, manages the recruitment and selection of diverse, talented individuals who are not yet certified teachers to make a difference in the NYC classrooms that need them most.  In partnership with key stakeholders, the Recruitment Programs team designs and supports cohort model programs that prepare teachers to raise student achievement as early as possible in their careers.
 The Manager, NYC Teaching Residency for School Turnaround is a key position in the NYC Teaching Residency for School Turnaround program, a new DOE recruitment initiative.  The mission of this program is to recruit and prepare talented, committed individuals to become effective teachers who are ready to dedicate themselves to raising student achievement and drive change as part of a school reform strategy in the DOE’s lowest performing schools. Turnaround Residency Managers work closely with 1-2 training sites and are responsible for successful implementation of the residency program in their school/s, which include overseeing the program status of the Residents in schools and advising on the residents’ successful completion of the program to become a teacher in DOE schools. The Manager, NYC Teaching Residency for School Turnaround is an innovator and sees the big picture with ideas for improving teacher preparation to ensure that the residents are prepared to be effective teachers in some of NYC’s lowest performing schools.  Performs related work. 
Reports to:  Program Director, NYC Teaching Residency for School Turnaround 
Direct Reports:  N/A 
Key Relationships:  NYC Teaching Residency for School Turnaround Managers; Program Director, NYC Teaching Residency for School Turnaround; the Division of Human Resources and Talent Office, Division of Portfolio Planning, external vendors; administrators and principals. 
Program Design and Evaluation 
  • Create systems, processes, and policies for assessing and evaluating Resident and Mentor Teacher performance, including mechanisms for formal monthly feedback, processes for ongoing feedback, reflection, and goal setting in collaboration with Program Director and other Turnaround Residency Managers.
  • Advise the Director of Teacher Recruitment Programs and Director of NYC Residency for School Turnaround on key policies, including whether Residents are in good standing with the program and the DOE, and on Residents’ successful completion of the program and readiness for hire as a teacher at the end of the Residency year.
  • Makes key policy recommendations regarding participants standing in the Residency program.
  • Manage approximately 15 per session employees at a school to conduct the program efficiently.
  • Act as internal expert on teacher education, assessment, retention, teacher quality and teacher preparation, coaching and development.
  • Oversee key areas of program implementation, including communications, technology, training, or school partnerships.
  • Conduct complex analyses and evaluation of residency program, particularly around the preparation and support aspects of teacher preparation programs.
  • Design and implement processes for program implementation and continuous improvement.
  • Design and oversee implementation of NYC Teaching Residency for School Turnaround program curriculum for Residents and Mentor Teachers.
  • Contribute to key policies on designing the teacher selection model for the Residency Program, and participate in events as appropriate.
  • Communicate with TRQ leadership about ongoing successes and challenges and as founding member of the NYC Teaching Residency staff, proactively recommend solutions. 
Communication and Implementation 
  • Confer with school leadership on policy and programmatic matters, including building school investment in residency model and trouble-shooting challenges as necessary.
  • Serve as the primary point person for residents and mentor teachers in all programmatic matters and trouble-shoot, as necessary.
  • Communicate expectations to mentor teachers and residents for successful program participation, hold all participants to high standards, and remediate if necessary.
  • Create and sustain investment of mentor teachers and the host school in the program and the resident’s success.
  • Visit resident/mentor teacher classrooms on a daily basis and oversee coaching and feedback to program staff and participants.
  • Coordinate inter-classroom and inter-school visitations to meet the diverse learning needs of residents.
  • Coordinate evaluation of residents to determine if they are ready to raise student achievement in their classrooms and participate actively in a school turnaround strategy.
  • Advise residents on their job search for full time teaching positions.
  • Partner with institutions of higher education and support program technology. 
Qualification Requirements: 
  1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, or a closely related field, and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in budget administration, economic or financial administration, fiscal or economic research;  management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; educational, personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, labor relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program  planning/administration,  labor market research, economic planning, fiscal management, or a related area, for educational program(s) and/or institution(s), 18 months of which must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above;  or
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience as described in '1' above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience described in '1' above.  
  • Experienced superior teacher in a high needs school with a minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience, ideally at the middle or high school level in an urban setting.
  • Experience coaching other adults; a strong relationship builder who has expertise in teacher training, coaching and development. 
  • High energy collaborator with the drive necessary to be a key player in launching a new program.
  • Knowledge of urban high poverty schools and success driving student achievement in high needs schools.
  • Experience and success coaching/mentoring adults a must; knowledge of specific coaching/mentoring skills preferred.
  • Strong program manager, including goal setting and tracking, project planning and implementation.
  • An interest in teacher recruitment, selection and preparation, especially through alternative pathways.
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion strategies.
  • Belief that all students can achieve and low performing schools can be turned around to meet the needs of their learners.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Exemplary problem solving skills and ability to mediate complex relationships.
  • Ability to build investment of people without formal supervisory relationships.
Salary: $70,000 +
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. 
Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2012.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding. 
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted gr ounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 923, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at

No comments: