Leading Educators is growing! The following roles will shape the ongoing development of our program, services and infrastructure, all in support of our ultimate goal: providing high quality professional development experiences for teacher-leaders and public school communities across the nation.

Leading Educators is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

Current Openings

National Team

Director of Design, Location Flexible - National 

As Leading Educators continues to grow our scale and impact nationally, we are seeking a new Director of Design who will focus on our goals to:

  • Integrate rigorous, standards-based content alignment into our current teacher leader training sessions and approach to coaching
  • Train staff to support teacher leaders and principals in applying instructional leadership strategies that drive implementation of Common Core State Standards
  • Build the capacity of teacher leaders to design and implement Common Core aligned cycles of professional learning for teachers on their teams
  • Ensure teacher leaders can set goals that target the right content and strategies to implement Common Core State Standards and shifts, as well as to close the student opportunity gap
  • Design a coaching scope and sequence for regionally based and virtual coaching to support teacher leader learning of Common Core content and implementation of cycles of professional learning in schools

The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge and experience with Common Core State Standards, as well as leadership experience in a high-performing public school. In addition, the candidate will have experience in designing and delivering professional development. 

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description


Director of Instructional Practice - DELIVERY TEAM, Location Flexible - National
As Leading Educators continues to grow our scale and impact nationally, we seek a new Director of Instructional Practice for the Delivery Team. This role is a new position on the team. We seek an individual who will set a high bar for what’s possible in the following areas of responsibility:

  • Models, teaches, monitors performance, and reinforces with staff the vision and systems for coaching principals, school leadership teams, and teacher leaders to:
    • develop clear goals, roles, and cycles of professional learning that develop teachers’ capacity for standards-based instructional planning and delivery
    • focus on evidence-based comparison of current performance against goals followed by systematic planning and practice to build capacity to attain those goals
  • Collaborates in an iterative design process with the Director of Instructional Practice, Design Team
  • Contributes to and leverages program resources, in particular performance assessments and portfolio reviews, to ensure excellent culture and instruction in client schools
  • Lead a team of consultants who provide virtual coaching experiences aligned to clients’ grade and content areas
  • Design and deliver training sessions for staff and clients

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description


Communications Manager - National

Deadline: May 23, 2016
Location: Chicago, Illinois or New Orleans, Louisiana

Leading Educators is seeking an accomplished Communications Manager who has at least five years of communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role within a nonprofit entity, and covering areas such as website content, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.

Are you obsessed with finding and sharing stories online?  Do your friends look to you on Facebook and Twitter for the latest trends and ideas?   As a leading organization in the teacher leadership movement, we are looking to transform how the world discovers and promotes information about teacher leadership.  

The Communications Manager will work closely with the Senior Vice President of Storytelling and Development as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

Responsibilities: 

The Communications Manager will assist in setting and guiding the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate Leading Educators’ mission.  The Communications Manager will work to ensure that Leading Educators is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within this diverse network and constituent base.

Specifically, in this role, the person will execute many of the organization’s external writing projects, monitor news coverage, and help deliver Leading Educators’ messaging in a variety of media that support the organization’s overall strategic efforts. Writing projects will include, but are not limited to: editorial projects, communications toolkits and training guides, talking points, and press releases.  

The Communications Manager will: 

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan
  • Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and Leading Educators’ website
  • Serve as the primary editorial projects writer for Leading Educators’ leadership
  • Manage all media contacts
  • Write major announcements and descriptions of events
  • Draft press releases and Q&As for announcements
  • Draft letters and other correspondence as needed
  • Draft toolkits outlining advice on communications issues
  • Monitor media, blogs and education related writings through conducting regular news searches
  • Track and analyze coverage of major events and announcements
  • Support the External Relations Team in drafting and editing content when needed


 For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description


 

GREATER KANSAS CITY

 

Leadership Coach, Full-time - Kansas City, MO. 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible since priority consideration will be given to candidates that apply before May 16th

Our Ideal Leadership Coach has a…

Demonstrated commitment to improving high needs schools through coaching and training. The candidate should also possess the following:  

  • Significant teaching and leadership experience in a high performing, urban public school  
  • Depth of experience with standards-based instruction sufficient to provide developmental feedback to teacher leaders on instructional planning, practice, and assessment  
  • Successful experience coaching and assessing adults within a given framework that enables skill development and rigorous, standards and/or content based learning.  
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others to meet ambitious goals
  • Knowledge of the school improvement context, both nationally and in Kansas City, and of current, effective innovations in education  
  • Discretion in protecting the confidentiality of participants and schools  
  • Enthusiasm for being assessed and initiative in seeking feedback on performance as a coach  
  • Strong sense of purpose regarding social justice and educational equity

As a Leadership Coach, you will

Undertake direct coaching of participants in the Leading Educators Fellowship, relationship development, and continued program development. The role reports to the Regional Program Director and includes the following responsibilities:

Coaching

  • Coach fellows to develop leadership competencies, be effective in school roles, and successfully plan, implement and evaluate their Leader Impact Projects
  • Provide regular written progress and assessment reports on fellows, relative to fellow development and student achievement
  • Participate in internal staff development sessions to bolster professional skill set and enhance overall organizational effectiveness

Relationship Development

  • Engage principals/supervisors to best leverage influence and support for fellows to be effective in their schools
  • Nurture relationships with school leaders and teacher-leaders at school sites to share information about the Leading Educators program and recruit for the next cohort of participants
  • Models office and team expectations

Program Development

  • Analyze roles, specific responsibilities, common issues and challenges of fellows in their schools in order to contribute to more effective work with school leaders and to increase Leading Educators’ organizational knowledge
  • Assist in the development and refinement of Leading Educators’ coaching model and coaching reporting system
  • Attend and facilitate sessions and trainings
  • Facilitate trainings with principals and school teams on the Leading Educators Teacher Leadership Competency Framework (TLCF), data analysis, distributive leadership, and team impact

 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible since priority consideration will be given to candidates that apply before May 16th

 

For further responsibility details and information about this role, as well as how to apply, download the full job description

 


GREATER MEMPHIS

Leadership Coach, Full-time - Memphis, TN. 

Our Ideal Leadership Coach has a…

Demonstrated commitment to improving high needs schools through coaching and training. The candidate should also possess the following:

  • Significant teaching and leadership experience in a high performing, urban public school
  • Depth of experience with standards-based instruction sufficient to provide developmental feedback to teacher leaders on instructional planning, practice, and assessment 
  • Successful experience coaching and assessing adults within a given framework that enables skill development and rigorous, standards and/or content based learning
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others to meet ambitious goals 
  • Knowledge of the school improvement context, both nationally and in Memphis, and of current, effective innovations in education 
  • Discretion in protecting the confidentiality of participants and schools 
  • Enthusiasm for being assessed and initiative in seeking feedback on performance as a coach 
  • Strong sense of purpose regarding social justice and educational equity

As a Leadership Coach, you will:

Undertake direct coaching of participants in the Leading Educators Fellowship, relationship development, and continued program development. The role reports to the Regional Program Director.

For further responsibility details and information about this role, as well as how to apply, download the full job description


Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge

Currently there are no positions available for this team region. Please check National listings for positions that may be located at our New Orleans national headquarters.


Washington, D.C. Metro Region

Program Director, LEAP - Washington, D.C.

Leading Educators has partnered with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to support their innovative approach to distributed leadership. Leading Educators will support over 400 assistant principals, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders as part of DCPS’s new approach to professional learning for teachers, or LEAP (LEarning together to Advance our Practice). At its core, LEAP is about creating content-specific learning communities that will engage teachers in a cycle of lesson planning, content knowledge development, formative observations, and student work analysis – all tied to the DCPS curriculum and facilitated by a content-specific leader, called a LEAP Team Leader. LEAP Team Leaders will be trained and coached by Leading Educators Leadership Coaches.

The Leading Educators LEAP Program is led by a Managing Director of Program and two Program Directors. The Program Director manages Leadership Coaches, builds strong relationships with school and district partners, and guides program development, delivery, and evaluation. This position provides a highly motivated individual the opportunity to build systems, design content and tools, and manage others to ensure that our schools become models of distributed leadership such that teacher capacity is strengthened and student achievement increases. The position reports to the Managing Director of Program and has the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage Leadership Coaches to ensure effective execution of the coaching model through weekly PLCs, regular observation and feedback, check-ins, and quarterly reviews.
  • Collaborate with regional and national program staff to design systems, structures, and processes to support Leadership Coaches’ work and ensure outstanding program execution.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Leading Educators LEAP Program and identify opportunities for continuous improvement in conjunction with LEAP team leaders.
  • Ensure that team delivers high-quality training sessions by conducting planning meetings, leading effective practice, and providing feedback.
  • Facilitate sessions to large groups of participants in areas such as best practices for leading teams, establishing strong adult cultures, designing and facilitating professional development, data analysis, and coaching using an observation and feedback model.
  • Design quarterly data reviews to support schools in analyzing progress and planning next steps.
  • Build and consistently strengthen relationships with stakeholders.
  • Collaborate closely with DCPS’s Office of Instructional Practice to refine LEAP programming.
  • Consistently model and foster the Leading Educators values of Equity, Service, Community, Growth, and Results and enhance overall organizational effectiveness.
  • Participate in events that occur outside of the normal Monday through Friday work schedule.

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.


Associate Director for Events and Operations, LEAP - Washington, D.C.

The Associate Director for Events and Operations is a new position and provides a highly motivated individual the opportunity to build systems, structures, and processes to support exceptional event planning and management for a growing nonprofit organization. Leading Educators creates and delivers professional development opportunities and training events for educators. Our organization has a strong reputation for designing and leading trainings of the highest caliber. As Leading Educators grows, we need a talented professional who will set a new standard of planning excellence for our organization and for the partners we serve.

The Associate Director for Events and Operations will report to a Program Director and will lead the planning, communication, and execution for two large multi-day events (450+ participants) and subsequent smaller events (280+ participants) each year, and provide additional program operations leadership as needed.

Events

LEAP Events

Leading Educators has partnered with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to support their innovative approach to distributed leadership. We will train and coach teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and assistant principals as part of DCPS’s new approach to professional learning, LEAP (LEarning together to Advance our Practice).

The Associate Director for Events and Operations will oversee the development and execution of the LEAP Summer Intensive (LEAP SI), a ten-day event bringing together over 450 DCPS school leaders for an unmatched professional development experience. In collaboration with the Leading Educators LEAP team and the DCPS Office of Instructional Practice, the Associate Director for Events and Operations will direct multiple work streams to ensure that team members across both organizations produce high quality materials against demanding deadlines.

Throughout the school year, Leading Educators will build on the LEAP SI with four workshops for 250+ participants.

National Leading Educators Events

In Summer 2017, the organization will host its third national Leading Educators Institute (LEI) for approximately 350 teacher leaders and 150 guests from five regions, in addition to a second LEAP Summer Intensive with DCPS.

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.


Leadership Coach, LEAP - Washington, D.C.

Leading Educators has partnered with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to support their innovative approach to distributed leadership. Leadership Coaches will support over 400 Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Assistant Principals as part of DCPS’s new approach to professional learning for teachers, or LEAP (LEarning together to Advance our Practice). At its core, LEAP is about creating content-specific learning communities that will engage teachers in a cycle of lesson planning, content knowledge development, formative observations, and student work analysis – all tied to the DCPS curriculum and facilitated by a content-specific leader, called a LEAP Team Leader.

The Leadership Coach’s work is grounded in a deep commitment to achieving exceptional results for students – and therefore is focused on carefully and intentionally coaching and training leaders to improve teacher practices that impact student learning. This role is a unique opportunity to make a deep, transformational impact on how teachers develop and students learn in our nation’s capital.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that school leadership teams leverage distributed leadership such that teacher capacity is strengthened and student achievement increases
  • Consult with principals and school leadership teams to design systems, structures, and processes to support distributed leadership and launch the LEAP model successfully
  • Train Assistant Principals, Instructional Coaches, and Teacher Leaders in best practices for leading teams, establishing strong adult cultures, designing and facilitating professional development, data analysis, and coaching using an observation and feedback model
  • Provide regular, in-person coaching and other support to Assistant Principals, Instructional Coaches, and Teacher Leaders as they lead content-specific learning teams, conduct informal classroom observations, and provide feedback to teachers
  • Facilitate professional development sessions on topics such as leading teams and instructional coaching to large groups
  • Lead quarterly data reviews to support schools in analyzing progress and planning next steps
  • Build and consistently strengthen relationships with stakeholders and differentiate support
  • Develop and maintain systems for effectively tracking and monitoring multiple sources of information from a variety of stakeholders to ensure they receive exemplary support
  • Collaborate closely with DCPS’s Office of Instructional Practice to refine LEAP programming
  • Consistently model and foster the Leading Educators values of Equity, Service, Community, Growth, and Results and enhance overall organizational effectiveness
  • Participate in events that occur outside of the normal Monday through Friday work schedule

For more information about this role and how to apply, download the full job description.

 

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