Director of Teacher Support, NFTE Headquarters
Official Job Description
The Director of Teacher Support, a new role, will seek to improve student outcomes for NFTE’s core in-school program by developing our teachers and the program staff who serve them. The Director will be responsible for two types of development, one focused on delivery of NFTE’s curriculum and one focused on fostering a professional culture of continuous refinement of teaching practice, aligned with Instructional Rounds or a similar model.
The Director will work closely with NFTE’s Program Directors and Program Managers, based in the domestic field offices, and Director of Teacher Training. In addition, the Director will partner with teams from Curriculum and Field Operations on projects related to assessments, incentives, and research and evaluation, among others.
The position reports to the Vice President of Programs.
The Director of Teacher Support will contribute to three primary areas of the Curriculum and Program team’s work:
- In conjunction with Program Directors, develop effective professional development modules and strategies aligned with NFTE’s 11th edition Entrepreneurship curriculum.
- Coach program staff in delivery of teacher support.
- Design modules suitable for in-person and distance adult learning, prioritizing modules that address knowledge gaps identified by research analyses and program staff reports.
- Foster a culture of professional inquiry focused on instructional practice.
- Buildcross-officenetworkofprogramstaffdedicatedtoimprovingNFTE teaching practice through Instructional Rounds or a similar model.
- Develop materials to support the instructional network, such as classroom observation and teacher feedback guidelines.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams on initiatives related to teacher development.
- Support the creation of periodic and summative assessments.
- Recommend a structure for teacher incentives.
- Continually adjust teacher support based on research and evaluation results.
- Bachelor’ s degree required; master’ s degree in education preferred.
- Minimum 3-4 years experience teaching, preferably middle and/ or high school, with a record of successfully impacting student achievement and working successfully with students who have the greatest needs.
- Minimum 2-3 years experience coaching teachers, managing and facilitating professional development programs, and/ or designing professional development modules.
- Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues, including the ability to create and nurture a professional community of adult learners.
- Proven ability to use data to inform instruction.
- Knowledge of curriculum standards and varied assessments (including periodic assessments).