The Director of Teacher Residency will be responsible for the oversight and execution of the Teacher Residency Program for Lighthouse Community Public Schools (LCPS) & Envision Education School Systems. The Residency Director role will include faculty member duties such as teaching courses online and in person every week to teacher candidates and teacher mentors, collaborating on curriculum development with other directors, as well as providing individual coaching to support and create excellent teachers. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2019 with 60-100 hours of work between the fall 2018 and June 30, 2019. These duties will be collaboratively determined based on Director's current job and will include resident hiring/interview days and some planning for cohort launch in July.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design and facilitate group instruction for all Residents each week based on best practices in adult learning and teacher education, working very closely with the other Directors to align trainings to meet the needs of the Residents in your region.
Engage in collaborative, cross-regional work with a spirit of innovation and adventure, helping to write the next chapter in teacher education.
Deeply learn the models and approaches of both Envision and Lighthouse and serve as a liaison between the two organizations, representing the needs of both.
Lead excellent site visits that foster Resident and Mentor growth.
Supervise, manage and support Residents through the Residency year.
Design and facilitate group instruction for all Mentors each month and provide on-going coaching and support.
Participate in relevant GSE activities. For example, the Director will join at least one retreat with other Directors, join Director rounds and participate in various professional development opportunities.
Promote the growth of the Residency (including professional writing activities such as WASC accreditation).
Support and collaborate with principals who work with Residents.
Collaborate with the team to recruit, select, and match an excellent Resident/Mentor cohort each year.
Travel as necessary often monthly.
Co-plan and run summer Mentor-Resident Orientation and teach summer course in July as well as two courses during the school year as part of Resident Seminar.
Participate in weekly Residency team meetings, Leadership Retreats, all Resident selection and assessment and other events as a primary leader in new teacher development at LCPS and Envision.
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, GSE and K-12 missions, visions, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
Experienced in supporting highly effective and Master's level teachers and new (resident) teachers
Deep knowledge in curriculum, instruction and adult learning
Excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills
High sense of urgency
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects concurrently
Ability to work independently
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues with diplomacy and even-handedness and ability to work effectively with teammates of all levels
High level of commitment to LCPS and Envision's models, approaches to project-based learning, and student-centered pedagogy
Proven leadership skills with exceptional ability to bridge and enhance cooperative working relationships
Master's degree or higher, preferably in education
Doctoral-level degree, either accomplished or in progress, preferred
5+ years working in K-12 public education
Experience observing teachers and managing and delivering professional development programs and/or coaching for teachers
Possession of a valid Teaching credential highly preferred
Teacher Residency experience desired
The work environment characteristics are representative of those in a normal office, classroom/school setting which one might encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work indoors in a standard office environment, computer lab, and/or classroom environment.
Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments.
Exposure to dust, oils, and cleaning chemicals.
Some exposure to childhood and other diseases in a school environment.
May be required to work outside of normal workdays and office hours to meet operational deadlines.
Access to a car and/or ability to travel between school sites to supervise and work with teachers on a weekly basis.
Ability to travel a minimum of two days per month within California.
Submit a resume and cover letter via our online application system by October 15, 2018. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Apply Here
Who We Are:
Envision Education's mission is to transform the lives of students - especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college - by preparing them for success in college, career, and life. At Envision, we believe the current achievement gap reflects a systemic failure to understand how kids learn, what motivates them to learn, and what they need in order to learn well. We know that vibrant learning communities apply compassion and high expectations to inspire and empower students. Envision Education is a national model for using Performance Assessment to prepare students for success in college and in life. Envision Education operates three small high schools and one middle school across the Bay Area. Graduates go on to succeed in college at significantly higher rates than their peers: 99% attend college and 85% persist once they get there. Envision also operates Envision Learning Partners, a consultancy division that takes Envision's innovative practices of performance assessment to schools and leaders throughout the country. Learn more at www.envisionschools.org.
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in the EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools serving nearly 1,500 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org
As equal opportunity employers, we believe deeply in diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all people. Envision and Lighthouse recruit, employ, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and the many other characteristics that make us diverse.