Senior Manager, English Learners Academics – West Region
Western Region (California High Preferred)
TNTP seeks a full-time Senior Manager, English Learner Acaedemics to for the West Region. It is required that this role be based in a home office anywhere in the following states California (highly preferred), Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Frequent travel across the West region of up to 40% is required.
Who We Are
TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believes our nation's public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we're a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
Staff in TNTP's Consulting Division work alongside teachers, school leaders, districts and states to help them achieve their goals for students. Our West Regional Team executes a wide variety of projects from curriculum implementation support, to teacher development sessions, to leadership coaching, and more. Currently, we are working to expand our ELL services by providing support for stronger Integrated and Designated English Language Development as well.
What You'll Do
As a Senior Manager, English learner Academics you will partner with school districts and/or TNTP programs across the Western region to advocate for and implement models aimed to raise the quality of classroom instruction through the development and implementation of academic strategies, specifically to support English Language Learners.
Specific responsibilities may include:
- Supporting district and school leaders to deliver on their instructional leadership priorities and improve instruction for all students by supporting them with key aspects of their roles, such as:
- Conducting classroom visits to assess the quality of instruction
- Modeling effective observation and feedback practices
- Facilitating the implementation of strong instructional materials aligned to the shifts and demands of college and career ready standards
- Designing and delivering professional development experiences
- Setting up and maintaining data systems
- Executing a strategy to monitor changes in instruction
- Coaching district leaders, school leaders, and teachers to improve instruction for all students, especially English Language Learners
- Customizing and implementing diagnostic evaluations that support systems to identify strengths and challenges in their instructional program
- Design sessions and facilitate professional learning for district leaders, school leaders, teachers and other stakeholders
- Supporting the design and execution of regular cycles of teacher professional learning grounded in strong instructional materials in partnership with school and district leaders/leadership teams
- Supporting implementation of instructional materials aligned to standards
- Tracking the success of these projects and making strategic decisions about what is needed next
- Developing and managing relationships with district leaders, school leaders, teachers and other stakeholders
- Contributing to the creation of high-quality, data-driven reports demonstrating the effect of newly created models on the quality of instruction
- Communicate progress to a variety of district school and community stakeholders
- Managing staff, including contributing to and building an inclusive team culture and growing and developing individual staff to be successful in their work and career
What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. You'll be right at home here if you bring deep knowledge and expertise, but also you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.
We expect our Senior Managers to:
- Know great, standards-aligned, teaching and learning when you see it. Whether you are watching how students engage during a lesson or looking at student performance data, you can identify whether students are grappling with the right content and diagnose what needs to happen to improve student learning outcomes in the short and long-term. You understand the implications of the shifts in instruction required by the Common Core Standards and English Learner Proficiency Standards for students, teachers, school leaders and district staff. You know high quality instructional materials in ELA and/or Math and can support partners in their implementation at the classroom and school level.
- Translate your instructional knowledge and ELL content expertise. You have both a deep understanding of instruction and the systems that support—or hinder—access for ELL students. You use this knowledge to meet our clients where they are at by designing reasonable solutions to their challenges and you have the ability to assess and adjust to the needs of your clients. You can clearly communicate complex information to a variety of audiences, including teachers, school leaders and district staff in the way that you design and facilitate professional development.
- Build relationships. You have an ability to connect with and build relationships with diverse communities. Bilingual abilities are a plus.
- Motivate and influence education leaders. We're counting on your strong public presentation skills and your ability to build strong individual relationships. You'll regularly partner with, and be expected to influence, clients, teachers and school leaders, investing them in a vision of rigorous instruction for ELLs, especially when they are often the most underrecognized and underserved subgroup of students.
- Connect the dots in ambiguous circumstances. You'll use your analytical and problem-solving skills to design and facilitate trainings and meetings, craft strategic academic interventions that improve student performance, and propose solutions to academic challenges every day. Ambiguity doesn't scare you; just the opposite, you thrive on it. Your creative instincts will help you deal with vague situations and develop new approaches with limited guidance.
- Develop strong project plans from a high-level vision. You have an aptitude for taking a vision and/or goals, building a scope and sequence for the work, and leading team members to accomplish ambitious program goals.
- Sweat the details. You'll use your strong organizational and project management skills to execute and move our work toward ambitious goals. You will always know when projects are on or off track to reaching their goals.
- Deep knowledge of instructional techniques that support English Language Learners, with at least four years Pre-K-12 teaching experience and a proven track record of raising ELL student achievement (required).
- Experience working at the district/system/charter network level which serves high percentages of ELLs
- Strong familiarity and expertise with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), including a deep conceptual understanding of the instructional shifts (required)
- Deep understanding of English Language Proficiency standards followed in California and Western states
What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.
It's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position.
Please submit your application online.
TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record, conviction record, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of TNTP, including recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, and administering all personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs or terminations.