Position: Founding Dean, Teach Western Mass Residency
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
The Founding Dean of the Teach Western Mass Residency will play an essential role in achieving our vision of ensuring an excellent educator in every classroom in Western Massachusetts so that all students have access to a vibrant education that will prepare them for college and career. As the strategic and administrative leader of the Teach Western Mass Residency, the Dean will have the opportunity to determine the long-term role of this innovative approach to supporting educational equity and have lasting impact on the region's human capital landscape. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Dean will lead the Teach Western Mass Residency with the support of a diverse and talented team of full-time and part-timefaculty and staff.
The ideal candidate has experience with teacher education, particularly with non-traditional paths to licensure, is skilled in managing teams to meet ambitious goals and is passionate about ensuring equitable access to high-quality schools for all students.
Who We Are
Teach Western Mass is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with local innovative district schools, charter schools, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to bring more high-quality, diverse educators into our region's most high-need schools. Collectively, Teach Western Mass represents 30 schools that serve more than 11,000 students in the region.
Teach Western Mass has a three-pronged strategy that is designed to help us impact lasting change in the quality, quantity, and diversity of teacher talent in the region. Our strategy focuses on: collaborative recruitment efforts, innovative teacher preparation programs, and ensuring our current educators have access to the growth opportunities and the support they deserve.
Together we're building a robust community of dedicated educators committed to ensuring that all students are on grade level and to providing our students with a vibrant education. Approved as a Sponsoring Organization by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2018, the Teach Western Mass Residency is a valuable addition to the teacher preparation landscape in the region, providing an accelerated, low-cost pathway into the profession that provides significant on-the-job development, coaching and support.
What You'll Do
The Dean is charged with leading all aspects of the Teach Western Mass Residency to ensure that every student that is taught by a Teach Western Mass Resident has an effective teacher who is ready to build thriving, equitable classrooms and to achieve transformational student outcomes in year one of teaching. Specific responsibilities include:
What You Bring
We are looking for passionate people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, and are inspired by our mission. You'll be right at home here if you constantly seek opportunities to learn and grow, are skilled at cultivating strong relationships, and always push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level. We expect the Dean to:
This position is based in Western Massachusetts, and may require some regional travel.
What We Offer
Teach Western Mass offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $95,000. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering 75% of the employee and spouse/dependent premium for the base medical plan. Other benefits include dental plan, disability, life insurance, generous vacation time, and a Simple IRA option with employer matching. We offer employees the ability to work remotely when they do not have in-person commitments. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work each day.
Teach Western Mass is an equal opportunity employer, and we make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions.
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