Instructional Fellow
Relay Graduate School of Education - New York, NY

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Instructional Fellows support both Assistant Professors and their cohort of graduate students through the two-year Relay GSE Master’s program. In doing so, they play a pivotal role in providing future Relay GSE graduates with the best possible differentiated preparation. Instructional Fellows’ duties are challenging and diverse. They range from supporting Assistant Professors in instructional preparation and delivery to guiding students through their Relay GSE experience through classroom observations, personalized feedback, and grading. Instructional Fellows have the opportunity to build deep relationships with their graduate students and support them to generate significant, measurable student achievement gains in their K-12 classrooms.


Supports Assistant Professors in the following ways:
  • Provides a first audience for feedback and iteration of their weekly instruction
  • Aids in the facilitation and delivery of weeknight classes by orchestrating and supervising student practice and small-group work; providing tactical observation and feedback to graduate students; answering questions; assisting in activities; and running all logistical elements of class time
  • Grades assessments, synthesizes performance data, tracks cohort progress and identifies gaps in graduate student understanding
Ensures graduate students’ progress and success in the following ways:
  • Observes graduate students in their own classrooms at least three times a year as their primary source of practical evaluation and provides them with specific, actionable feedback around best teaching practices
  • Provides graduate students with additional classroom support and observations as needed
  • Holds routine office hours
  • Serves as the first responder and primary contact for graduate student questions, channeling only the most difficult questions to Assistant Professors
  • Grades and provides quality feedback to graduate students on Relay GSE assessments
  • Creates and maintains a positive work environment and sense of community with all graduate students
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned

First and foremost, Instructional Fellows must share the team’s sense of urgency about the need to improve student achievement through phenomenal teacher preparation. Additionally, candidates for the position must possess the following:
  • A Master’s degree or PhD
  • At least two to four years of teaching experience in a high-needs community with demonstrated K-12 student achievement
  • Strong student and team orientation and collaborative nature
  • Ability to work efficiently and intensely in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • A demonstrated passion for urban education and closing the opportunity gap

Relay GSE offers a competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees.

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