Reports To: Mills Teacher Scholars Executive Director
Summary of Position
Mills Teacher Scholars is a learning program of the Mills College School of Education that creates the conditions for collaborative, educator-led inquiry to support teachers, coaches, and leaders across Bay Area districts and schools. Mills Teacher Scholars provides educators with a framework within which they can formally conduct inquiry into their students' learning. This work is done across systems, creating communities of educators who together to hone their understanding of student and adult learning in order to continuously improve outcomes for students.
Mills Teacher Scholars is generating an applicant pool of qualified program associates to facilitate in-field program work and support courses offered by Mills Teacher Scholars. Screening of applicants begins immediately and continues as needed. Applicants will be invited for an interview and appointed as openings arise. The number of positions varies from semester to semester and may be renewed based on need and performance.
Mills Teacher Scholars is a project of the Mills College School of Education, and is fiscally sponsored by Mills College.
The Program Associate will:
Facilitate 2-3 School-site Scholars projects supporting teacher-led inquiry to improve student learning outcomes
Co-develop and utilize Mills Teacher Scholars protocols for best-practices in teacher-led inquiry
Use teacher data to analyze effectiveness of program work and to guide support for school site
Have continuous improvement growth mindset
Provide monthly in-person inquiry-based coaching to teachers
Meet monthly with principals or site administrators to provide leadership coaching
Work with principals to move contract work forward from one year to the next
Utilize digital tools to document and support teacher inquiry work
Support teacher-driven data collection through video and audio recording, observational note taking, conducting focal student interviews, etc.
Prepare quarterly data-driven reports on teacher learning and student learning goals
Employee may need to perform light lifting occasionally
Requires availability two Saturdays and six evenings a year (dates provided well in advance), dependable car a must
Maintain effective and productive working relationships within a diverse and multicultural environment
Provide effective and personal customer service attitude toward colleagues, teachers, board members, and grant-makers, as well as other constituents
Maintain safe work conditions and comply with established safety policies, practices, procedures, and requirements of Mills College
Perform related duties as needed
Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in urban school environment
Experience mentoring teachers and/or participating in a learning community
Experience engaging in teacher inquiry work
Interest in teacher learning
Dynamic facilitation and communication skills
Sense of humility and openness to multiple approaches
Excellent listening skills for coaching
Content area expertise
Have a mature sense of responsibility, including the ability to work independently, to manage time effectively, to be self-motivated, to be detail-oriented
Be comfortable working in a shared office space, with minimal direct supervision
Have confidence to work with program staff to develop protocols for best practices for teacher inquiry work
Comfort with Google Suite and willingness to explore a range of digital platforms
Be flexible to grow into additional tasks as program matures
Ability to travel to multiple school sites and Mills College
This is a non-exempt, full-time position (open to consider part time). Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 10 pro-rated days of vacation for year one, 15 pro-rated days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 pro-rated days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 pro-rated sick days and 17 pro-rated paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: 403(b) retirement plan, pet insurance, long-term care insurance and legal-assistance insurance.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to: https://inside.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php.
All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.
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Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The application deadline for this hiring session has ended. However, to be considered for future positions and as program needs arise, you may submit your application. Applicants will be invited for an interview and appointed as openings arise. Thank you for your interest.