About Urban Teachers
Our mission is to improve educational and life outcomes of children in urban schools by preparing culturally competent, effective career teachers who accelerate student achievement and disrupt systems of racial and socioeconomic inequity. Urban Teachers accomplishes this by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state-of-the-art training, and linking their certification to their demonstration of effective teaching practices and skills. Our residents and teachers will provide the necessary proof points to make a national case for educator effectiveness and accountability. Learn more about Urban Teachers on our website: http://www.urbanteachers.org
Urban Teachers is recruiting an Interim Elementary Instructional Coach, with special education certification/experience and bi-lingual experience preferred, to provide high-quality coaching that develops effective teachers. For this position, a background or experience working with students who receive special education services is preferred. Coaching is a critical facet of our teacher development and clinically based program model. We provide three years of coaching support to ensure that our participants are fully engaged in their ongoing development and develop habits of practice that will serve them long into their teaching careers. Qualified individuals who are fully invested in Urban Teachers’ mission and vision and who thrive in supporting and preparing teachers who are growing in their anti-racist stance and their classroom practice are encouraged to apply. This is an 8-month position with a coaching roster of up to 16 participants for the duration of the interim period.
Urban Teachers is seeking experienced coaches to support our participants. Coaches have practice-based responsibilities throughout the school year. This position reports directly to the Lead Clinical Faculty and is part of the DC team led by the Director of Clinical Faculty. Instructional coaches are expected to demonstrate solid competencies across 5 domains:
Target Start Date: As soon as possible. Posting closed September 16th
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: $54,000 & is subject to a geographic differential which could increase or decrease it by 4% or 8% depending on city of residence. We are an anti-racist organization that prioritizes equity so we do not negotiate salaries.
Covid-19 Vaccination requirement: All Urban Teachers employees, including those working remotely, must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to show proof of vaccination before they begin their role. There will be exemptions for medical or religious reasons (exemptions must be approved by HR).
Applicants must provide a letter of interest, current resume / CV, and three professional academic references.
Urban Teachers Values
WE SERVE CHILDREN.
Children are the center of our work. We rely on the communities we serve to guide and inform the decisions we make about our curriculum, program and practice.
WE ARE AN ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATION.
We are committed to ongoing knowledge seeking, reflection, and action to deliberately oppose racism. We are an inclusive organization that values the diversity of people, backgrounds and perspectives. We are active allies who pursue justice in the communities in which we live and work.
WE ARE LIFE-LONG LEARNERS.
We are dedicated to continuous improvement, innovation and excellence. We strive to be on the forefront of what is best for teacher education and students based on research and practice.
WE VALUE EACH OTHER.
We value each other as whole people. We are servant leaders who foster a supportive working environment that is empathetic and caring, and values direct, constructive feedback.
EOE Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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