PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 237: Teachers (Summer Teaching Academy Director for the NYC Teaching Fellows Program) - NYCTF

  • Posted Date: Mar 25, 2019 Deadline: Jul 31, 2019

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Summer Teaching Academy Director for the NYC Teaching Fellows Program (up to 45 positions available)



Various locations   



NYCDOE licensed and appointed teacher with a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience



  • Strong interest in new teacher development
  • Knowledge and experience with coaching models used to develop new teachers; experience with Teach Like a Champion techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with, inspire, and motivate adult learners quickly and build strong working and mentoring relationships
  • Experience managing adults in current or previous roles, particularly in setting expectations and providing feedback to support growth and development for both Fellows and summer staff members
  • Ability to smoothly prioritize and manage logistics and urgent issues, including operations, professionalism issues,relationship development and management between school staff and program staff
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision making
  • Highly organized; able to create, execute, and oversee detailed project plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional skills in time management, including the ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced setting
  • Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings
  • Maintains a positive outlook, flexibility, and problem-setting mentality even in stressful situations


Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate:

1+ years of experience in a teacher leadership role including, but not limited to, Mentor Teacher, Lead Teacher, Cooperating Teacher, NYCTF Summer Staff, Peer Collaborative Teacher, Model Teacher, Master Teacher, Collaborative Coach, Lead Coach.




  • Manage and lead a team of up to 15 Summer School Collaborative Coaches, 1 Lead Instructor, and 1-2 Fellow Effectiveness Managers to support approximately 40 NYC Teaching Fellows; ensure each staff member is fulfilling responsibilities of their role and motivating Fellows to reach ambitious goals with students
  • Meeting with staff to align on Fellow performance and progress
  • Ensure staff members keep accurate and timely records of Fellow performance and professionalism in the program’s data tracking system
  • Coordinate formal evaluations of staff and Fellows
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with school leadership and summer school staff starting in Spring 2019
  • Establish and reinforce a culture of achievement that drives Fellows to ensure that all students achieve at high levels
  • Observe and give feedback on Lead Instructor-facilitated Skill-Building Sessions to increase impact of session on Fellows’ development and progress
  • Identify and act on trends in performance data to make action-oriented plans for improvement for individuals, small groups, and the entire cohort
  • Work with staff to implement interventions for struggling Fellows
  • Provide targeted, actionable feedback to Fellows as they practice foundational techniques so that Fellows understand the components of effective instruction, and can develop those components within their own teaching practice.
  • Model rigorous instruction and strong classroom management
  • Participate in training sessions for the role during the Spring outside of school hours, and support the training of other staff members
  • Oversee set-up, operations, and logistics at assigned site throughout the duration of summer school



  • Conduct 15-minute observations of assigned Fellows during each Observation Round based on Fellows’ schedules and availability
  • Evaluate each Fellow using a rubric
  • Write a detailed observation report aligned to the rubric components for each Teaching Fellow and submit reports through an electronic database in accordance with program deadlines
  • Consult with school-based Collaborative Coaches and Lead Instructor about Fellow performance and development; provide targeted, actionable suggestions to NYCTF staff to help Fellows master the components of effective instruction


WORK SCHEDULE:              

Summer (July - August):

6 hours/day, 5 days/week for 5 weeks (exact start and end times vary by Summer School site) (approximately 150 hours) at the Teacher Rate (TR) as per the UFT contract.



As per Collective Bargaining Agreement



To apply please email your cover letter, resume and application form OP-175 to with the subject line, “NYCTF Summer Teaching Academy Director Application” by July 31, 2019.




If you have any questions about this activity, please e-mail

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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