Teaching Matters (http://www.teachingmatters.org), a leading non-profit educational organization, is seeking exceptional educational consultants to support New York City public schools towards transformative instructional improvements. This career opportunity offers the right candidates the chance to have a major impact on urban K-12 teachers and students.
Teaching Matters is dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Over the course of nearly two decades we have partnered with more than half of New York City’s 1,750-plus public schools. During the past year we provided in-depth programming to approximately 1,600 teachers reaching 23,000 students in over 100 schools—the majority in underserved areas.
Work will primarily be school-based and require intensive interaction with school leaders, teacher leaders, and teachers. Travel throughout Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens required.
The primary role of the Math Educational Consultant will be to support teachers and administrators in NYC public schools in the following key areas:
Support teachers and school leaders in implementing best instructional practices in the Math classroom and deepening content knowledge and pedagogy of teachers.
Conduct a needs analysis of schools, analyzing data, conducting instructional walks with administration, observing instruction, and reviewing curriculum.
Develop an action plan for coaching aligned with a measurable goal for the work.
Execute on a coaching action plan, refining and revising when needed to meet the needs of the school.
Build teachers’ capacity to effectively implement Common Core aligned curriculum and analyze data effectively to drive instruction.
Differentiate teacher support based on individual needs
Facilitate teacher teams reflecting on practice, analyzing data, and looking at student work toward the goal of improving student outcomes.
Develop leadership skills of teacher leaders
Guide school leaders in making critical changes to systems, structures, and communication in their school, leading to an environment where professional collaboration is embraced and student success is the focus.
Lead refinements to Teaching Matters’ programs in response to needs identified in schools.
Minimum of 4 years experience as a math coach/school leader AND minimum of 4 years (grades K-12) of teaching or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated effectiveness in achieving ambitious, measurable student results in reading and/or writing.
Experience facilitating teacher teams / groups to achieve student outcomes.
Dynamic presenter, comfortable engaging large groups of educators in professional workshops and work-sessions
Proven success in advocating for change in high-needs schools
Demonstrated knowledge of classroom management strategies.
Experience in urban schools.
Technology skills with current computer software, including word processing and online collaboration tools.
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, well organized.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Superior interpersonal skills to motivate and lead others at all levels within a school.
Demonstrates deep commitment to Teaching Matters’ mission, vision, and core values.
Bachelor and Masters Degrees required.
Perks of the Job:
Monthly Professional Growth Days - an opportunity to collaborate with your intelligent, like-minded colleagues
Flexible scheduling - work as much, or as a little as your schedule allows - you set your schedule
Ability to accrue sick days
Biannual social gatherings with the team
Per Diem positions currently available.
Teaching Matters is unable to hire any employees of the New York City Department of Education within one year of the end of their employment.
Teaching Matters is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
About Teaching Matters
Teaching Matters is dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Our services transform how educators work together at urban public schools, helping the most effective teachers develop the skills they need to lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement. We also partner with school leadership to create a work environment that equips teachers to succeed in the classroom.