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Job Openings: School Improvement Fellows, Partners in School Innovation (Bay Area)

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    Partners in School Innovation has just expanded its partnerships in San Jose Unified and Oak Grove School Districts and is currently offering full-time School
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 14, 2006
      Partners in School Innovation has just expanded its partnerships in
      San Jose Unified and Oak Grove School Districts and is currently
      offering full-time School Improvement Fellowships to fill school-
      based roles in these South Bay districts. The two-year Fellowship
      connects outstanding individuals who have a strong teaching
      background and a deep commitment to closing the achievement gap with
      direct school improvement experience focused on improving teacher
      practice and accelerating student learning.


      The core of the program is site-based, school improvement work at an
      urban elementary school. The primary responsibility of a School
      Improvement Fellow (SIF) is to lead change aimed at closing the
      achievement gap at multiple levels within the school, primarily
      focused on improving teacher practice. SIFs are responsible for
      developing a collaborative culture of continuous learning among
      teachers with the goal of accelerating the learning of low-performing
      students while still raising overall student achievement. SIFs also
      participate in ongoing professional development, where they receive
      content knowledge and implementation strategies and skills that can
      be applied back to their work in the schools. In addition, SIFs are
      key members of the PartnersSI learning community and contribute to
      program and staff development.


      · Lead implementation of the Results-Oriented Cycle of Inquiry (ROCI -
      see http://www.partnersinschools.org/program/theory.html) at the
      classroom and grade levels
      · Support teachers to improve their practice through data analysis,
      observation, feedback and other elements of ROCI
      · Facilitate teacher professional development by leading grade-level
      collaboration and evidence-based discussions, facilitating use of key
      resources and tools and managing other improvement activities
      · Collect and analyze student data to identify learning needs and
      research instructional strategies
      · Advocate for data- and equity-driven attitudes and behaviors in the
      · Contribute to the development of PartnersSI's school improvement
      · Participate in internal professional development sessions


      · Minimum of 2 years of proven effective teaching experience
      (strongly prefer K - 6)
      · Bachelor's Degree
      · Fluency or proficiency in Spanish
      · Demonstrated leadership experience and achievement in an education
      · Outstanding written and oral communications and interpersonal skills
      · Strong skills in planning and managing complex projects to achieve
      · High degree of initiative and tenacity, particularly in complex
      · Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
      · Experience working in communities of color and/or low-income
      · Passion and commitment to closing the achievement gap

      Highly Desired
      · Teaching credential
      · Teaching, leadership or coaching experience in an urban education
      · Teaching English language learners or working with English language
      development programs
      · Knowledge of school reform and/or research-based literacy programs
      · Advanced degree in education or a literacy specialist credential in
      reading development
      · Aptitude for collecting, analyzing and using data


      TO APPLY:
      Please visit http://www.partnersinschools.org/SIF/apply.html for
      instructions and an application form.

      Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until all
      positions are filled.

      The mission of Partners in School Innovation is to enable public
      schools in low-income Bay Area communities-serving students of color
      and English language learners-to achieve educational equity through
      school-based reform. We envision a thriving system of urban public
      schools that fosters the growth of all of its students and eliminates
      the achievement gap by creating vibrant places to teach, learn and
      grow with rigorous standards and an unwavering focus on results. We
      are the only Bay Area school reform organization that provides daily
      site-based implementation support to districts and schools serving
      predominantly students of color and English language learners. For
      more information, please visit: www.partnersinschools.org.

      Partners in School Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. We
      encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age,
      gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or physical
      ability, and evaluate all candidates based on merit. Partners in
      School Innovation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a proud
      member of the AmeriCorps national service network.
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