Teach Plus is a national nonprofit whose mission is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student access. The Teach Plus team exists to breathe life into the Student Opportunity Mandate: All students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, responsiveness to individual needs, and ability to prepare students for postsecondary success. At the heart of our work is advocacy for collective impact, beginning with classroom teachers.
ABOUT THE POSITION
What You’ll Do
Reporting to the Texas Executive Director, you will manage the Texas Teacher Leadership Fellowship, which prepares high-potential, highly effective teachers to become leaders of their peers and trusted partners for decision-makers and media. You will support teachers in their development as equity advocates and leaders. As a credible broker between teachers, Texas Education Agency Staff, and policymakers, you will leverage partnerships to lay the groundwork for teacher voice and create opportunities for teacher leaders to influence critical issues, programs, and initiatives. You will also support other teacher policy work across the state, support local advocacy campaigns, and build partnerships and relationships in Texas. The Policy Program Manager will be responsible for the following:
The Policy Program Manager will develop the skills of teacher leaders and alums across the state to engage in policy and advocacy discussion and create a broad community of excellent and effective teachers to bring teacher voice to influence national, state, and district policies through:
Designing and delivering content and coordinating logistics for monthly virtual training sessions and possible twice-yearly retreats (including assigned readings, lectures, guest speakers, group discussions, and working groups) with the Texas Policy Manager, Executive Director, and program partners.
HOW TO APPLY
Click here for more information or to apply. Please complete an online application found here. Teach Plus will receive applications until the position is filled.
PDF resume and cover letter required.