Jul 05, 2019

Assistant Director of Teaching & Learning

  • Los Angeles Education Partnership
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Education (K-12)

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Teaching & Learning will build and sustain coherent systems that support LAEP coordinators, partner schools, and fee for service clients in achieving agreed upon outcomes and initiative that support the mission and vision of LAEP.

 

The Assistant Director of Teaching & Learning will be hired by LAEP and supervised by the Senior Director of Transform Schools with support from the Director of Teaching & Learning.

 

The success of any student depends upon collaboration among educators, parents, nonprofits, government and businesses to create collective impact. Los Angeles Education Partnership is committed to facilitating collaborations that enable students to graduate college and career ready. We do this by enhancing teachers’ skills and collaboration, empowering students and parents, and engaging community organizations to partner with schools. Our commitment to creating effective schools is woven into the transformational models that we implement.

 

The Assistant Director of Teaching & Learning will:

Develop and support LAEP’s mission and vision

·        Work as part of the LAEP Leadership Team, focused on the successful development and implementation of LAEP’s models, frameworks, strategic plans, and goals.

·        Facilitate and navigate the dismantling systemic barriers to high quality resources and learning experiences for all.

·        Support a culture of excellence, teamwork and collaboration among the LAEP staff, schools, networks, teachers, students, and families.

·        Work with administrative district, union, and school leadership staff to ensure an alignment in goals and expected outcomes of LAEP’s work.

·        Participate and lead, as needed, in LAEP project workgroups, feeder pattern networks, coordinator networks, department meetings and all staff development meetings and activities.

 

Employ data analysis:

·        Participate in the collection and input of LAEP partnership evaluation data used to measure on-going program effectiveness and progress toward schools’ goals for internal monitoring and external reporting.

·        Participate and lead a continuous cycle of professional growth through analysis and interpretation of results from SCAI, SBAC, district level, school level, and other forms of data to inform next steps, interventions, and action plans of LAEP staff and the schools we serve.

·        Create opportunities to collect and use local data and authentic voice to contribute to policies and practices of LAEP and our schools.

 

Facilitate professional development:

·        Plan and facilitate high quality professional development to the East LA schools specific to project-based learning, trauma-informed practices, and employee wellbeing strategies.

·        Plan and facilitate high quality professional development for LAEP staff, school staff, and other clients in a variety of different topics included in LAEP’s menu of services.

·        Plan, facilitate, and foster small learning communities such as: feeder pattern meetings, instructional leadership teams, instructional rounds, communities of practice, and network meetings.

·        Employ Cognitive Coaching model and Adaptive Schools strategies to support all coordinators and partners.

 

Implement Coaching:

·        Providing coaching to teams of teachers and school staff in East LA around project-based learning, strategic planning, and trauma-informed practices.

·        Engage LAEP staff, school administrators, teachers, and partners in ongoing consultation and coaching that is reflective, responsive, supportive and contextual to develop sustainable trauma-informed mindsets, systems, practices and school-community partnerships.

·        Facilitate professional and clear communication structures to all stakeholders.

 

Build Our Local Fee for Service Work:

·        Interview and hire qualified consultants for a range of coaching and professional development needs.

·        Coordinate with the Transform Schools Coordinator to schedule and prepare consultants to meet the objectives outlined in each contract.

·        Communicate in a timely and professional manner with all consultants and clients

·        Create contracts and proposals based on clients’ needs and LAEP’s fee for service schedule.

·        Act as an ambassador for LAEP by networking and seeking to share the work of the LAEP in an effort to generate more fee for service opportunities.

·        Collaborate with LAEP staff to design proposals for additional services when needs arise for the schools/districts/communities we serve.

 

Supervise:

·           Interview, hire, and onboard new staff members.

·           Supervise, coach, and support teaching and learning coordinators to strengthen LAEP’s impact at the schools we serve through goals and work plans in our 6 core elements and aligned with LAEP’s organizational goals and vision.

·           Facilitate check-ins and monitor progress of staff’s planning, reflection, and overall professional growth towards meeting the objectives and goals of the scope of work.

·           Provide documentation as required for administrative procedures, including invoices, timesheets, evaluation materials and tracking logs.

·           Conduct annual evaluations of assigned staff

 

Knowledge, Skills and Disposition

·              Excellent project and time management skills, ability to balance analyze multiple priorities with proven ability to anticipate challenges, solve problems and maintain a calm demeanor in high-pressure situations

·              See educational equity as fundamental to dismantling systemic barriers to high quality resources and learning experiences

·              Experience strategic planning for Community Schools supports to increase student’s academic success through parent engagement, school collaboration, and social emotional health

·              Ability to quickly establish and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships, build trust in a limited time, and engage with a broad range of school-based staff and community partners

·              Ability to demonstrate effective skills in group facilitation, managing teams/groups, organizational dynamics, and consensus building.

·              Cultural responsiveness and ability to navigate and promote sensitivity of racial equity and racial justice in the context of public education.

·              Knowledge and/or experience with change management as it relates to positive organizational change.

 

Qualifications

·                 3-years minimum experience working with Community Schools programs that support children’s academic success through parent engagement and community/school collaboration.

·                 A valid California teaching credential

·                 5 years minimum full-time, content teaching experience

·                 Prefer experience supervising and managing employees

·                 Prefer Cognitive Coaching and/or Adaptive Schools trained

·                 Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

·                 Master’s or Doctoral degree preferred in a related field such as education leadership, ethnic studies, or behavioral studies

·                 Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

 

Physical and Mental Requirements:

·              While performing the duties of this job, you are frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; and climb stairs.

·              The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·              Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

 

Licensing and Certification Requirements:

·              Daily driving could be required, must provide own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of full vehicle insurance coverage;

·              Negative tuberculosis screen (required);

·              Must pass criminal background check.

 

Required Documentation at Time of Application:

·              If you believe that you qualify for this position based upon education or training you have received, you will be required to provide a copy of your official transcripts or copy of diploma from the accredited college/university, and/or a copy of a certificate indicating your successful completion of any required training, before your qualifications will be evaluated. 

Title / Level of Responsibility

Director, Deputy Director

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