Directors of Teacher Leadership Development (DTLD) serve as members of a region's program leadership team and are responsible for helping the region meet its ambitious goals for student achievement and corps member retention and stewardship. Specifically, DTLDs manage and develop one to three MTLDs who each influence the outcomes of approximately 35 corps members. DTLDs will develop the necessary support tools and execute the professional development experiences required to build literacy, pedagogical or values-based leadership knowledge among corps members and other program staff. DTLDs will also work collaboratively with other members of the program team to identify gaps within the corps member classrooms, and design appropriate solutions to meet corps members' needs. Additionally, in partnership with the program team, the DTLDs will manage some aspects of corps-wide professional development. As members of the program leadership team, DTLDs impact key leadership functions such as managing staff members to achieve ambitious results, vision setting, strategic planning, and talent cultivation and hiring. Depending on the number of direct reports the DTLD manages, s/he will allocate roughly 30-50 percent time to managing MTLDs, 30-40 percent to managing ongoing professional development, 10-20 percent time to connecting classrooms to community resources for students and professional development. The DTLD reports directly to the MD, TLD.
For the last 90 years, the population growth and shifting demographics in San Antonio have predicted those of the rest of our nation. Today, we hope to lead the state and the nation in ending educational inequity. Nearly 200 corps members and more than 100 alumni join the community in San Antonio's education revolution - an effort to ensure positive educational outcomes for all children growing up in our deeply historic and culturally rich city.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Management of MTLDs (40-50%)
Working closely with the regional TLD leadership team to shape and effectively execute the strategy for improving teacher effectiveness in order to achieve ambitious student achievement goals
Cultivating, hiring, and managing a high-performing team of MTLDs to achieve ambitious student achievement goals
Managing one to three Managers, Teacher Leadership Development
Partnering with the regional TLD leadership team to develop a strong, outcomes focused performance culture within the program team and the corps
Serving as a member of the regional and national leadership teams who make decisions about the vision and strategy for our teacher support and development
Fostering the leadership of the TLD team in order to ensure strong contributions to all regional priorities
Developing Corps Member Learning Experiences (30-40%)
Designing and executing individual and group learning experiences to ensure that corps members acquire critical instructional, content, or leadership-specific knowledge, skills, and mindsets to increase their proficiency
Designing and developing instructional tools including long-term plans, assessments, rubrics, etc. and ensure strong use of other available tools and resources
Ensuring that instruction through certification partners is aligned to increasing corps member proficiency in literacy pedagogy
Leading Across the Movement (10-20%)
Making connections between local community organizations, initiatives, and/or individuals and corps member classrooms to drive student achievement and teacher leadership.
Developing corps members to gain the insight and commitment to serve as effective stewards of the Teach For America movement beyond their corps experience
Building strong relationships with school leaders, district leaders, and community leaders to facilitate effective school placements and establish lasting partnerships
Participating in corps member selection and matriculation and cultivating corps members and alumni for staff positions to fuel our movement
Attend national conferences twice yearly to engage in professional development.
Participate in monthly role-specific Professional Learning Communities
Attend yearly regional retreats
Attend monthly all-staff meetings
Candidate Profile and Experience Prerequisites
Managing or influencing others to achieve a vision that is aligned to goals and priorities
Operating with urgency and sense of possibility to achieve ambitious, measurable results
Analyzing data to draw accurate conclusions and to inform team management approach
Making informed, timely decisions and using sound judgment to prioritize actions
Tracking tasks, assessing progress, and following through on the execution of plans
Developing and cultivating relationships and networks in order to achieve results
Inspiring committed and positive action toward individual and organizational goals
Exemplifying Teach For America's core values, in particular the core value of team should be at the forefront of this candidates work at all times
Bachelor's degree required
Experience as an MTLD at Teach For America with a record of strong results preferred
Willingness to work some weekends and evenings to facilitate corps member professional development
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Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Learn more at
Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
Teach For America seeks individuals of all ethic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Learn more about our diversity on staff:
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