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The Managing Director of Programs will serve as the visionary for practice work in Pennsylvania, creating strategic cohesion across practice programming in Pennsylvania. They will serve as the liaison between the Pennsylvania Executive Director, National Program Team, National Evaluation team, and regional program staff to codify, synthesize, and elevate learning and best practices across the portfolio of work. The Managing Director of Programs will also oversee program/project management, Pennsylvania funder relationships, and communications (funder and partner) for practice work.
As a member of the Teach Plus Pennsylvania team reporting to the Pennsylvania Executive Director, the Managing Director of Programs will oversee all Teach Plus PA’s school- and district-focused practice programs across Pennsylvania. They will provide comprehensive support and leadership development to program coaches and directors associated with these projects. The Managing Director of Programs manages all practice work in Pennsylvania, which currently includes:
- Pennsylvania Equity Leadership Institute – a partnership in southwestern Pennsylvania supporting 6-8 districts to form teams of teachers and administrators focused on improving educator diversity using an evidence-based continuous improvement process
- Literacy Content Cadre – a partnership with a Philadelphia non-profit network of Catholic schools to support 15-20 elementary teacher leaders in leading cross-school literacy professional learning communities to improve the implementation of a high-quality literacy curriculum
- School District of Philadelphia Shared Leadership Project – a partnership with six elementary schools in the School District of Philadelphia to build shared leadership and leader efficacy among grade-level teacher leaders and administrators through cross-role instructional visits, professional learning communities, and instructional leadership team meetings
- Other potential future projects as they become funded, including a likely project in Philadelphia supporting 10-20 teacher leaders across the city to lead racial affinity groups for teachers of color to support educator retention and satisfaction