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Manager, Instructional Leadership Development

Teach for America

Teach for America

Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

ROLE TITLE: Manager, Instructional Leadership Development (Full time)

POSITION REPORTS TO: Foluke Olorunnisola, MD, Instructional Leadership Development

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2024 at 11:59pm

LOCATION: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


The Manager, Instructional Leadership Development is an educator, advocate and systems change leader charged with developing and cultivating teachers’ leadership skills and mindsets to foster educational equity and excellence. They will coach classroom educators (TFA alum & non-TFA educators) towards expanding their perspectives and knowledge to go beyond traditional expectations to advance the academic and personal growth of their students. You will accomplish this through partnering with communities, students and families, as well as the leadership development team in Oklahoma City.


Coach and Develop Educators (TFA alum & non-TFA educators) (55%)

  • Diagnose classrooms against a very high bar for content-specific outcomes, instruction, and teacher leadership through observation, examination of artifacts, stakeholder conversations, and collection and analysis of student outcomes data.

  • Coach educators to apply their unique strengths and talents to their work, embody Teach For America’s Core Values and DEI Commitment, and bring their classroom visions to life.

  • Design coaching experiences that yield observable change for students

  • Facilitate small group sessions and design learning experiences that enhance teacher efficacy and create communities of collaboration.

  • Coach educators around diversity, equity and inclusiveness to ensure they are making progress in their development and integrating equitable practices in their classrooms.

  • Help educators understand the community in which they teach, and support them to build meaningful relationships with students, families, educators, and other partners within the community.

Foster a Committed Community (25%)

  • Design and execute strategies to build a sense of belonging and shared commitment among teachers (TFA alum & non-TFA educators) in partnership programs

  • Build meaningful relationships with school level staff, administration and people in the community that may offer differing perspectives, to build a culture that celebrates unique contributions and unites people around shared values and common purpose.

Data and Communications (5%)

  • Support the broader Instructional Leadership Development (ILD) team with communications, operations, and data tracking and analysis.

Collective Responsibilities (15%)

  • Integrate and drive toward National and Regional Priorities in work

  • Participate in all staff regional commitments (e.g., selection, matriculation, all corps events, team meetings)

  • Actively participate and seek out experiences that push your perspective along our DEI outcomes

  • Attend and actively engage in professional development conferences and learning groups

  • Adapt to the changing needs of the organization, supporting various initiatives as needed

  • Responsibly steward resources through consistent compliance with all employee policies and expectations policies and expectations


Over the course of any week, the M, Instructional Leadership Development might spend time:

  • Observing and coaching educators, instructional and school leaders on a weekly basis

  • Designing and implementing professional development experiences

  • Analyzing data to assess progress and take aligned action

  • Meeting with partners to ensure alignment with their coaching and direction


  • Minimum of two years of experience achieving ambitious outcomes as a classroom teacher in a low-income community required

  • Demonstrates professional maturity and sound judgment

  • Ability to build relationships and create alignment with individuals with a range of perspectives

  • Sophisticated ability to influence others (peers and/or corps members) to achieve outcomes; experience in lateral management preferred

  • An understanding and deep belief in fostering culturally responsive educators

  • Deep knowledge of content and pedagogy

  • Ability to coach and develop others to measurable improvements in student achievement and/or teacher proficiency

  • Ability to design high impact adult learning experiences that lead to change in the classroom

  • Ability to track tasks, assess progress, and follow through on the execution of plans

  • Deep understanding of race and class and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness

  • Ability to analyze and use large amounts of data to inform and adjust strategy

  • A belief in and experience developing meaningful relationships with students’ families that supports path-changing learning for their student

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

BONUS (preferred qualifications)

Preferred Prior Experience and/or Education:

  • Experience coaching adults preferred

Work Demands:

  • Travel 3-6 times/year | 8-10 times/year (statewide)

  • Able to travel to national conferences or trainings 2-4 times per year.

  • Ability to travel independently to multiple locations for work throughout Oklahoma and store/bring items to those locations.

  • Occasional evening and weekend work is expected.


Oklahomans pride themselves on banding together, rising to meet challenges, and coming out stronger and smarter than they began. It is in that same spirit that our leaders are approaching education — with determination to get it right for students in their communities. Our staff here forms a tight-knit community working as part of the collective effort to give all kids in Oklahoma the opportunities they deserve.


The applicable salary range for each U.S.-based role is based on where the employee works and is aligned to one of 3 tiers according to a cost of labor index in that geographic area. Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. The expected salary range for this role is $61,300-91,900.

New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. This range may be modified in the future.

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