Training & Curriculum Manager

Chicago Public Schools Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 months ago

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 360,000 students in 600 schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Six core values are embedded within these commitments student centered, whole child, equity, academic excellence, community partnership and continuous learning.

About the CPS Teacher Residency Program

With partners across the city, CPS' Talent Office has launched Teach Chicago 2025, an initiative that includes the Teacher Residency Program as a key lever to support schools in the district to accomplish the following goals:

  • Expand new teacher pipelines into CPS classrooms.

  • Improve Day One Readiness of new teachers.

  • Ensure equity in students' access to high quality teachers.

  • Support teacher recognition, leadership and retention.

  • Build diversity now for long-term change.

The CPS Teacher Residency Program is an accelerated two-year program, in partnership with two Universities, that trains new teachers and earns them a Professional Educators' License (PEL), a Masters Degree in Teaching (MAT) and an endorsement in a high-need content area (Bilingual Education, Special Education or Early Childhood Education).

The mission of the program is to recruit, prepare and retain a diverse base of culturally competent individuals to successfully teach high-need subjects in underserved communities. Undergirding our approach to this work is a vision of a teacher workforce that reflects student and overall city population and is devoid of talent shortages, particularly in the highest needs schools and communities. We believe that the best talent should go to the highest needs schools and communities and strive for our program to serve as a model for preparing teachers for today and leaders for our next generations of students and teachers.

The Training & Curriculum Manager will be a part of the Talent Acquisition team responsible for building teacher talent pipelines to better meet the needs of Chicago Public Schools and leading efforts to improve the readiness of CPS' new teachers during their pre-service training. Reporting to the Director of Teacher Residencies, the Training & Curriculum Manager leads the Teacher Residency Program's efforts to build robust professional development structures and experiences for teachers in high-need content areas such as Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education.

The Training & Curriculum Manager will also work very closely with higher education institutions, school principals and mentors as well as Talent Office colleagues to curate training sites, identify and interview Mentor Teacher candidates and coordinate professional development content. The primary objective of the Training & Curriculum Manager is to oversee Resident Teacher progress, including monitoring Resident-Mentor relationships, reviewing Principal and Mentor evaluations, visiting training sites in junction with university staff and building and following up on critical training experiences for program participants.

The Training & Curriculum Manager will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with university partners and other key stakeholders, lead the process to design integrated professional development and student supports for the Teacher Residency Programs.

  • Infuse cultural competency measures with pedagogical instruction for a well-rounded training experience for program participants.

  • Build strong relationships with residency candidates, training sites, university partners, internal CPS departments as well as other professional learning organizations.

  • Manage the Resident placement and training site selection processes in order to match Residents to the best possible learning environment and to meet student needs.

  • Lead the selection and development of Mentor teachers who directly engage with Residents in a year-long classroom apprenticeship, using data, classroom observation and administrator recommendations to support that process.

  • Support university preparation partners to deliver effective Resident Teacher Programming.

  • Partner with training sites to ensure positive and supportive learning experiences for Resident Teachers, including visiting schools to resolve on-site problems or concerns.

  • Deploy a wide variety of training methods to support diverse learning and processing styles.

  • Assess current and future professional development needs of the program cohort(s) and develop and deliver professional development content based on individual and collective needs.

  • Curate and coordinate existing professional development content in partnership with subject matter experts internally and externally.

  • Leverage "train-the-trainer" model and other team development models to engage the broader program team in delivering content that aligns with their own strengths, skills and knowledge.

  • Monitor and manage online evaluation platforms connected to training and development.

  • Co-teach coursework for Resident Teachers with university partners.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Type of Education Required:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required.

Type of Experience and Number of Years:

  • 3 years of PK-12 teaching experience, including significant leadership.

  • Proven record of successful project management.

  • Experience working with teacher residency programs is a plus.

  • Experience mentoring and/or coaching new or pre-service teachers is a significant plus.

  • Valid Driver's License and vehicle access preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional organizational/project management skills and attention to detail in managing multiple streams of work.

  • Strong initiative and a team player attitude.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and build trusting relationships with a broad cross-section of audiences, including program candidates, university partners and school leaders.

  • Strong interpersonal, relational and presentational skills and confidence in leading small and large group discussions.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills (especially for public speaking).

  • An outcome-focused approach that is informed, data-driven and empathetic.

  • Proficient computer skills, including Google suite, Microsoft Office and data management systems.

  • Passion about education and serving students in the community.

  • Proficient practice with issues of diversity, specifically around race, class, and gender.

Residency Requirement: As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of his or her CPS hire date and maintain residency throughout their employment with the district.


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