The Teacher Development Manager (TDM) monitors the teacher training and individual progress of Fellows enrolled in the Arkansas Teacher Corps (ATC) program and is responsible for facilitating learning communities for novice teachers at partner schools to increase student achievement.
In order to coach teachers toward greater student learning, the Teacher Development Manager will be responsible for setting and maintaining a rigorous vision for excellent, equitable education across grade levels and content areas by building reciprocal, trusting relationships with teachers and other stakeholders; facilitating workshops and other whole-group learning; observing and debriefing teachers’ instruction; leveraging a variety of coaching methods and approaches to support adult learners individually; analyzing student and teacher data to assess classroom needs; and creating a culture of professionalism, collaboration, and learning within their cohort.
Additional responsibilities will include communicating with principals, mentor teachers, and other stakeholders regarding Fellows’ progress; assisting Fellows with long-term goal-setting and monitoring progress towards goals; supporting struggling Fellows through targeted support plans and differentiated interventions; and collaborating with the ATC Teacher Development Team to assess programmatic gaps and identify systemic solutions.
The Teacher Development Manager may also be called on to assist in the recruitment and selection of Fellows, as well as the seven-week Summer Institute for incoming Fellows which may require them to live and work on-site during portions of the summer training. The Teacher Development Manager must be able and willing to travel across the state by automobile and be available to work some nights and weekends. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
- Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Experience teaching K-12 with a strong track record of student achievement
- Experience with developing, coaching, or managing adults
- Experience building relationships with diverse community groups
- Experience teaching math or science
- At least 3 years K-12 teaching experience in diverse public schools
- Experience supporting or training novice teachers specifically
- Resides or willing to reside in service area (central or eastern Arkansas)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Excellent written and interpersonal skills
- Strong instruction and curricular planning skills
- Familiarity with adult learning theory
- Emotional resilience and conflict resolution
- Critical reflection and self-awareness
- Time management and personal organization
Application Close Date: 06/18/2021
Anticipated Start Date: 07/19/2021
Salary: $45,000 – $49,000 commensurate to education and experience
Location: flexible – central or eastern Arkansas preferred
Special Instructions: To be considered for the position, applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest (demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed above), (2) complete resume, and (3) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of three references. A criminal background check and a motor vehicle registry check will be required for finalists.
This is a one-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Contact: Lizzy Hetherington, ATC Director of Teacher Development, eahether[at]uark.edu