PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 816: Teacher (Lead Instructor for New York City Teaching Collaborative) - NYCTA

  • Posted Date: Jun 4, 2018 Deadline: May 31, 2019

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TEACHER - Lead Instructor for New York City Teaching Collaborative (Up to 10 positions)

(Please Note: This position is for one semester with the option of returning for an additional semester pending performance).



Various locations



2+ years experience as New York City Department of Education licensed and appointed teacher in Math, ELA, Social Studies, Science, Common Branch, Special Education, or ESL.



  • Desire to work with and develop new teachers.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory experience in current Department of Education position and other per session activities.
  • Possess deep content knowledge in assigned subject(s).
  • Experience with backwards design framework in long term and unit planning process.
  • Experience and comfort providing positive and productive direct, in-the-moment feedback to adults, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to model habits of continuous improvement by being open to observations and feedback and continually improving his/her own practice as both a teacher and a teacher leader.
  • Exceptional skills in time management, including the ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly model and describe research-based instructional best practices.
  • Evidence of logical and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings as well as successfully on independent, self-driven projects.
  • Consistent and reliable access to email, phone, and the Internet.



  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire adult learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with adult learners quickly and to build strong working and mentoring relationships.
  • Experience in facilitating effective training experiences for adult learners.
  • Experience using cognitive, facilitative, and instructional coaching methods to develop new teachers.


**Hiring offer is subject to revocation if applicant does not demonstrate proficiency in facilitation for adults at the conclusion of Lead Instructor training, as determined by the Teacher Training Team. **           



  • Demonstrate consistent investment in NYC Teaching Collaborative goals and success of Partner Teachers.
  • Customize and facilitate structured twice-weekly skill-building sessions for groups of 25-45 Partner Teachers.
  • Deeply internalize the NYCDOE Criteria for Day One Readiness and aligned skills and best practices.
  • Expertly model classroom management and Common Core-aligned instructional techniques so that Partner Teachers understand the essential components of effective instruction, and can develop those components within their own teaching practices.
  • Lead sessions that support Partner Teachers’ acquisition of instructional planning and execution skills.
  • Provide targeted, actionable feedback to Partner Teachers as they practice foundational teaching skills during skill-building.
  • Identify and communicate trends in Partner Teacher performance by keeping accurate records of Partner Teacher attendance, professionalism, and performance.
  • Implement interventions and support structures to ensure all Partner Teachers improve their teaching practice.
  • Establish and reinforce a culture of achievement that drives Partner Teachers to ensure that all students achieve at high levels.
  • Successfully complete pre-spring Lead Instructor orientation and training.
  • Attend monthly meetings with program staff to continue growing your practice as a Lead Instructor.
  • Respond in a timely manner to Partner Teacher and program staff inquiries and requests, including responding to program surveys.
  • Related duties, as necessary.


**Lead Instructors will be evaluated based on his/her proficiency in the above criteria, as determined by the Teacher Training Team. **



  • Approximately 18 hours of Lead Instructor orientation and training sessions in August/January, for which Lead Instructors are paid at Training Rate (TN).
  • Approximately 24-42 hours of work preparing and facilitating Candidate Orientation, during 4-7 days in late August 2018, for which Lead Instructors are paid at the Per Session Rate (TR).
  • Approximately 6-8 hours per week of work preparing and facilitating Skill Building Sessions, September 2018-December 2018/January 2019 - May 2019, for which Lead Instructors are paid at the Per Session Rate (TR).
  • Approximately 12-16 hours of training in monthly meetings over the course of the semester, for which Lead Instructors are paid at Training Rate (TN).



Per Session rates as per the UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Contingent Upon Funding Availability. (UFT or relevant Union/Organization).



  • Please complete this application in its entirety,
  • Upload to the application a current resume, and a unit and lesson plan.




Please forward any questions regarding this posting to

Signature for Peter Ianniello

NOTE: Service exceeding the number of hours specified in Chancellor’s Regulation C-175 governing per session activities requires prior approval.  The appropriate Per Session Supervisor must make the request via the Per Session Service System and receive approval before the person can begin working in the activity. Failure to obtain a valid waiver may result in the withholding of payment for hours worked beyond the maximum.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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