PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 817: Teacher (NYC Teaching Academy Collaborative Coach) - NYCTA

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

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TEACHER - NYC Teaching Academy Collaborative Coach

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


Various selected Teaching Academies in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island


·         NYCDOE licensed and appointed teacher with a minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience; and

·         1+ year of experience in a teacher leadership role including, but not limited to, Mentor Teacher, Lead Teacher, Cooperating Teacher, NYC Teaching Fellow (NYCTF) Summer Staff, Peer Collaborative Teacher, Model Teacher, Master Teacher, NYC Teaching Collaborative (NYCTC) Coach.



Teaching skills:

·         Possesses deep content knowledge in assigned subject(s)

·         Demonstrates effective classroom management and creates a positive, productive classroom culture

·         Differentiates instruction and assessment effectively, as well as, uses a variety of effective/high quality instructional strategies as evidenced by the Danielson Framework for Teaching

·         Experience with backwards design framework in long term and unit planning process

·         Uses student data to inform decisions around planning, preparation, instruction, and assessment

·         Designs high quality instructional activities and assessments

·         Demonstrates strong foundational skills in classroom culture, instruction, and assessment as evidenced by the Danielson Framework for Teaching

Coaching/Leadership Skills:  

·         High-energy collaborator with the drive necessary to be a key player in in supporting the high-quality implementation of the program.

·         Effectively communicates and is able to articulate beliefs and rationale behind actions, decisions and ideas for both students and teaching candidates

·         Clearly describes research-based instructional best practices

·         Holds high expectations for students and colleagues

·         Is open to using facilitative, directive and dialogical coaching strategies for a variety of pre-service teachers from a range of programs

·         Models habits of continuous improvement

·         Possess strong organizational and time management skills

·         Evidence of ability to reflect on feedback and adjust professional practice when necessary

Program Commitment:

·         Investment in the Teaching Academy model, as well as in the success of and high expectations for Pre-service Teachers (PT)* to master foundational teaching skills and reach ambitious goals with students

*Pre-service Teachers (PTs) can include, but are not limited to, teaching candidates from

·          Teachers in training from Alternative Certification Programs such NYC Teaching Fellows, NYC Teaching Collaborative, etc.

·          Student Teachers from traditional teacher preparation programs, i.e. universities.


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


·         Complete Staff Orientation.

·         Attend weekly training sessions at your school and complete any necessary pre-work as it relates to training

Communication and Implementation  

·         Communicate Pre-service Teacher progress and performance issues/concerns/effectiveness to Teaching Academy Lead Coach and Site Manager

·         Communicate professionalism and/or performance updates via program-approved database

·         Collect data and participate in data analysis related to Pre-service Teacher performance at school site and program-wide

Coaching and Modeling

·         Take responsibility for the success of 1-2 Pre-Service Teachers and maintain high expectations of Pre-service Teacher performance throughout the program

·         Use performance data to support Pre-Service Teacher development and progress towards goals by:

o    Observing Pre-Service Teacher practices daily

o    Utilizing NYC Teaching Academy Rubric to provide specific, actionable feedback on instructional practice and design on a weekly basis and ongoing support to Pre-service Teachers

·         Model program approved foundational teaching strategies, as well as consistent habits of continuous improvement by being open to observations and feedback and continually improving own practice as a teacher leader

·         Facilitate individual practice sessions, outside of regularly scheduled teaching periods, to support teaching candidates’ acquisition and improvement of key instructional skills

·         Gradually release lead-teaching responsibilities to Pre-service Teachers as outlined in the Teaching Academy Scope and Sequence


·         The role is for one semester at a time (August- December and/or January-June) based on the following:

o    Availability of pre-service teachers

o    Your schools participation in a given semester

·         Training hours (TN)

o    Approximately 6-12 hours of training during the month of August 2018 and/or January 2019

o    Approximately 1 hour per week of ongoing training (each week, from September through mid-December and/or January through May)

·         Per-Session Hours (TR)

o    Approximately 6 hours per month during the Fall (September through Mid-December and/or Spring (January through May)


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


1.       Please Send your cover letter and resume to:

2.       In the subject heading please write: Collaborative Coach Position_ (Insert your school’s DBN- no parenthesis) (Insert first Initial and Last Name)  (for example: Collaborative Coach Position_08X111_MJones)


Please forward any questions regarding this posting to

**Hiring offer is subject to revocation according to availability of Pre-service Teachers, proximity of Teaching Academy Site to Pre-Service Training university program, or if applicant does not demonstrate proficiency in the Teaching Academy Collaborative Coach skills by the conclusion of the Teaching Academy Collaborative Coach Training Sessions, as determined by the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality. **        

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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