• Posted Date: Jul 10, 2019 Deadline: Jul 31, 2019
  • 65 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York United States

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Teacher Assigned B - Division of Human Capital: NYC Specialized Teacher Enhancement Pathway (STEP)

Teacher Trainer

Position is one year – renewal based on funding and performance



Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality

65 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Effective or Highly Effective tenured teacher with a minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience.

NYC STEP Program:

NYC Specialized Teacher Enhancement Pathway (NYC STEP) is a district-embedded teacher training program that aims to increase the number of qualified educators with the skills and competencies to support multilingual learners and secondary students with disabilities. NYC STEP provides current, certified teachers a school-embedded training program to leverage their skills and experiences to meet the needs of specialized populations at their schools. NYC STEP is an initiative driven by teams from the Division of the Chief Academic Officer and Division of Human Capital, including the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (TRQ). TRQ is responsible for the recruitment of high-quality teachers to meet the staffing needs of Department of Education (DOE) public schools and programs, as well as being responsible for initiatives to promote the equitable and quality distribution of teachers across all schools.

The NYC STEP Team seeks a Teacher Trainer. The ideal candidate will be prepared to collaborate with partners to improve the quality of clinical preparation in NYC public schools, as well as build learning experiences for teacher candidates to prepare them to meet the needs of our city’s students. The Teacher Trainer will develop current teachers and teacher leaders (NYC STEP Facilitators, Observers, and Instructors) who most directly support them. The trainer will be responsible for preparing and executing a high-quality, innovative teacher training and development program for experienced teachers seeking to gain additional skills to support students. The role will include program oversight, communications, relationship management, and the design and delivery of instructional sessions for adult learners.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated expertise in teacher training, coaching and development.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and collaboration skills.
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent record of attendance and punctuality.
  • Preferred: Experience and success coaching/mentoring adults; knowledge of specific coaching/mentoring skills.
  • Preferred:Experience in either a bilingual education classroom (all grades) or a special education classroom in grades 7-12.
  • Preferred: Strong knowledge of the Danielson Framework for Teaching

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver training experiences for NYC STEP Facilitators, Instructors, and Observers.

  • Support NYC STEP Facilitators, Observers, and Instructors, ensuring they are providing teacher participants with the support, feedback, and experiences necessary to gain new skills.

  • Support key areas of program implementation, including communications, technology, training, school partnerships, and program evaluation.
  • Communicate with NYC STEP leadership about ongoing successes and challenges and proactively recommend solutions.
  • Confer with school leadership on policy and programmatic matters, including building school investment in program and trouble-shooting challenges as necessary.
  • Create and sustain investment of NYC STEP Facilitators and principals in the program and the teacher participants’ success.
  • Visit teacher participant/NYC STEP Facilitators’ classrooms and oversee coaching and feedback to program participants.

Work Year:

September 1 to August 31; 31 days’ vacation


  • This is a 12-month position based on the NYC DOE Central Calendar.
  • Candidates selected must be available to commence service almost immediately after selection (per-session will be available for Summer 2019).


8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday or equivalent (e.g., participation in periodic

evening cohort sessions may be required throughout the year)


As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement


Email cover letter and resume, including circular number in the subject line, by July 31, 2019 to:

nycstep@schools.nyc.gov with the subject line “Teacher Trainer position”

Office of Field & Information Services  Division of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

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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