SY23-24 PER SESSION VACANCY NOTICE # 0870: Teacher – NYC Teaching Fellows Program Teaching Academy Director Spring 2024 (Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality)

New York City Department of Education

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(CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING AVAILABILITY AND PROGRAMMATIC APPROVAL; this position is subject to budget approval and availability and may be withdrawn at any time)


Teachers; Teaching Academy Director for the NYC Teaching Fellows Program; Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (Approximately 13 positions available)


Remote and In-Person: Various summer school locations participating as Teaching Academies for the Summer 2024 NYC Teaching Fellows Program


To be eligible for this position, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently employed as a licensed, tenured, and appointed teacher by the NYC Public Schools, with a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience.


Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Instructional expertise: Strong understanding of effective teaching practices, instructional strategies, and curriculum development. Experience in designing and facilitating professional development for educators.
  • Inclusive learning environments: Ability to foster inclusive, supportive, and culturally responsive learning environments for teachers and students. Creates a positive climate that values diversity and promotes equity.
  • Data-informed decision-making: Proficient in analyzing student performance data to inform instructional practices and drive improvement. Uses data to identify areas of growth, develop interventions, and monitor progress.
  • Mentoring and support: Experience in providing ongoing support, mentoring, and coaching to new teachers. Guides and develops teachers at various career stages.
  • Collaboration and partnership: Builds strong partnerships with school leaders, program staff, and stakeholders. Collaborates effectively to align goals, resources, and support services.
  • Technological proficiency: Utilizes technology and digital tools to enhance instruction and support teacher development. Familiarity with educational technology platforms.
  • Communication and leadership: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Provides clear expectations, constructive feedback, and inspires and develops a team of coaches and instructors.

Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate:

  • 1+ years of experience in a teacher leadership role, such as Mentor Teacher, Cooperating Teacher, NYCTF Summer Staff, Teacher Development Facilitator, Peer Collaborative Teacher, Model Teacher, Master Teacher, or Lead Coach.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory performance in the role of Teaching Academy Director during a previous season.

Disclaimer: Please note that the selection criteria include consideration of the geographic needs based on our teaching academies’ locations as well as the cohort size. We are hiring based on the specific requirements of our teaching academies and the capacity to effectively support the assigned number of NYC Teaching Fellows. While we strive to accommodate individual preferences, it is imperative to recognize that the availability of teaching academies in proximity to particular home addresses may be constrained.


As a Teaching Academy Director, your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing, supporting, and leading a team consisting of approximately 10 coaches, one Lead Instructor, and one Field Effectiveness Manager at your assigned Teaching Academy, with the goal of providing effective support to approximately 20-25 NYC Teaching Fellows.
  • Supporting Lead Instructors in customizing the content of Skill Building Sessions based on performance data, ensuring a data-driven approach to professional development that addresses the specific needs of the Fellows.
  • Cultivating a culture at the Teaching Academy that promotes reflective professional growth and responds to the social-emotional needs of the Fellows, creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment.
  • Collaborating with the Lead Instructor to design and implement coaching sessions that comprehensively address the unique needs of the Fellows, offering valuable guidance and support.
  • Facilitating the norming and calibration process for rating the Fellows, utilizing Danielson’s Framework for Teaching to ensure consistent evaluation standards.
  • Conducting coaching conversations with the Fellows, providing constructive feedback and guidance to support their professional growth and development.
  • Identifying Fellows who require Performance Improvement Plans and developing individualized plans to help them meet performance benchmarks during future gateway observations, ensuring targeted support for Fellows who may be facing challenges.
  • Providing feedback on lesson planning to the Fellows, assisting them in developing effective instructional strategies and materials.
  • Assisting coaches in implementing interventions for Fellows who are not meeting performance benchmarks, offering targeted support to facilitate their improvement.
  • Maintaining accurate and timely records of Fellow performance and professionalism in the program’s data-tracking system, ensuring comprehensive data management.
  • Conducting informal observations of Fellows while they teach, assessing their teaching performance and providing formative feedback.
  • Leading formal lesson observations across the assigned school site using the NYCTF Summer Rubric, ensuring consistent and fair evaluation of teaching practices.
  • Occasionally evaluating Fellows with a focus on core teaching skills, providing valuable insights into their instructional effectiveness.
  • Consulting with Coaches, Field Effectiveness Manager, and Lead Instructor regarding Fellow performance and development, offering targeted and actionable suggestions to help the Fellows master effective instruction.
  • Planning and facilitating weekly meetings for coaches to review program priorities, foster effective communication, and ensure alignment of goals and expectations.
  • Overseeing operations and logistics at school sites, including potential transitions to remote learning if necessary, to ensure smooth program implementation and delivery.
  • Building and maintaining strong partnerships with school leaders and other summer school staff, fostering collaboration and effective coordination.
  • Actively participating in weekly professional development sessions for the role outside of school hours and throughout the summer, embracing ongoing learning and professional growth.


  • Spring (June):

○ Attending virtual training sessions outside of school hours for a total of 10-18 hours.

○ Supporting evening virtual Skill-Building Sessions during the week of June 24th, 2024, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

○ Engaging in planning and communication efforts leading up to the start of Summer School for approximately 10 hours.

  • Related Summer 2024 hours will be advertised separately.

Hours up to, but not limited to the approximate number of hours listed. Additional hours may be granted upon the approval of the hiring manager.


Per Session rates as per the relevant union/organization of the advertised title (Collective Bargaining Agreement). Contingent upon funding availability and programmatic approval.


To apply, complete an application form located here by May 9, 2024.

If you have any questions about this activity, please e-mail [email protected]

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