Careers

Careers Within AUSL

AUSL creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools. AUSL staff work across the organization to support our schools and teacher training efforts with coaches, tutors, recruiters, and other administrative roles.

AUSL employees are employed by AUSL (not by the Board of Education as CPS employees are) and work from various schools in the AUSL network. AUSL is an equal opportunity employer.


Current AUSL Career Opportunities

  • Teacher Support: ID334

    AUSL Math+ Elementary Mathematics Tutor

    Date Posted: 06/20/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, and currently manages a network of 29 schools.  AUSL's mission is to improve student achievement in Chicago's high-poverty, chronically failing schools through a disciplined transformation process.  For more information about AUSL, go to auslchicago.org.

    AUSL seeks talented, dedicated individuals to tutor small groups of children to help them dramatically increase their learning and achievement in math.  Teams of Elementary Tutors will work throughout the school year in several AUSL-managed CPS elementary schools, and will receive training and support from experienced teachers dedicated to the tutoring program. 
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Provide individualized tutoring to small groups of students in math concepts, skills, and reasoning (grades 3 to 5)
    • Plan and implement lessons, based on the needs of the students, in accordance with Illinois and Common Core standards
    • Assess students' learning levels and track their progress
    • Reinforce expectations regarding student behavior and support the ongoing development of a positive learning environment and culture
    • Participate in weekly professional development
     
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Strong skills and conceptual understanding in math.  Mathematics proficiency at the level of seventh grade math is required, and AUSL's candidate screening and selection process will include a brief mathematics proficiency test 
    • Proficient at organizing materials/data and in prioritizing tasks
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent listening skills
    • Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, web-based resources, and data management
    • Previous experience tutoring, volunteering or working with students, especially urban students, is desirable but not required
    • Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required

    This is a 10-month position (school year schedule) with 8-hour days, Mondays-Fridays, with a 30-minute lunch break.  The annual salary for this position is $25,000, plus benefits (benefits are provided year round).  AUSL tutors who enjoy and succeed at their work, and who are interested in a career in teaching, will be encouraged to advance their careers as educators with AUSL, for example by applying for AUSL's Chicago Teacher Residency teacher training and certification program.
     

  • Teacher Support: ID393

    Manager of Community Engagement

    Date Posted: 09/05/2014

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    AUSL Manager of Community Engagement
     
    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with Chicago Public Schools to dramatically improve student achievement in chronically failing schools through its disciplined school transformation process. AUSL currently manages a network of 29 Chicago Public Schools, and its Chicago Teacher Residency program trains 180 teachers each year.
     
    The Manager of Community Engagement will work with the Director of Marketing & Communications to engage a diverse group of community stakeholders and strengthening the connections between AUSL, AUSL families, AUSL schools, communities and leaders.  AUSL believes that awareness, understanding and advocacy is essential to improve Chicago's lowest performing schools.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Cultivate and nurture community-school partnerships with residents, local institutions/organizations, and community-based businesses in the schools' community.  Develop and foster relationships consistent with the goals and mission of the schools and of AUSL.
    • Develop and execute the AUSL Parent Ambassador program.
    • Plan, implement and coordinate special events for community members and students to enhance community-school partnerships.
    • Work with school leaders, grade level teacher teams, guidance counselors, and youth intervention specialist teams to build partnerships between schools and various service sectors of each community. 
    • Work with school staff to develop recruitment plans.
    • Create and maintain systems and structures to support data-driven decision-making around parent engagement. 
    • Support the implementation of college counseling and alumni support systems.
    • Work cooperatively with a wide spectrum of internal contacts and various departments within AUSL and CPS to resolve possible issues.
    • Liaison with community leaders as well as local, state and federal elected officials.
    • Support LSCs, PACs, and CACs as needed.
    • Serve as the AUSL spokesperson and representative at school and community meetings and with the media.
    • Increase the awareness and understanding of AUSL with parents and communities.
    • Maintain frequent and timely interactions with all school leaders to ensure clear, consistent messaging to families, community members, and other stakeholders.
     
    EXPERIENCE
    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • 3-5 years experience in Community Engagement
    • Knowledge of the history and current landscape of education policy and political issues in Chicago
    • Excellent communications skills – writing, speaking, listening, & advising
    • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills
    • Ability to multi-task multiple projects at a time
    • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with peers on regular basis
    • Self-motivated; with demonstrated ability to take independent action and assume responsibility
    • Ability to achieve measurable, meaningful results in a fast-paced environment and ability to embrace and incorporate direct feedback
    • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups and pull various viewpoints toward common goals
    Willingness to travel throughout the city and work nights/weekends; and fulltime access to a car.

  • Teacher Support: ID409

    Elementary Teacher Coach

    Date Posted: 08/20/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 32 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.

    AUSL seeks a highly qualified elementary candidate to provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated teachers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools. Elementary Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' understanding of and ability to apply various classroom strategies, including using student data to drive differentiated instruction, and to bring relentless focus to accelerating student learning, especially in the areas of literacy and critical thinking. The Elementary Coach will also collaborate with other AUSL coaches to develop and deliver professional development to teachers across AUSL's network, and to participate in recruitment and other network-wide initiatives. All candidates must possess a commitment to deep levels of educational change and reform, resilience of spirit, and an earnest respect and fondness for the children of our schools. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide real-time classroom coaching and outstanding, individualized professional development in behavior/classroom management and rigorous instruction to teachers across a variety of subjects and grade levels.
    • Analyze teachers' practice and create intentional next steps and guided practice in order to improve teacher practices.
    • Use a repertoire of strategies for adult learners including real-time, side-by-side classroom coaching, co-planning and co-teaching of lessons, modeling of best practice strategies, analysis of student work, and classroom observation & feedback to improve teacher practices.
    • Implement the AUSL coaching model, which is active, transparent, collaborative, and highly accountable. Collaborate with administrators and teachers to establish teacher performance goals and coach teachers as necessary to meet those goals. Complete projects related to the implementation of high-quality curricular initiatives at individual schools or across the AUSL elementary school network.
    • Demonstrate commitment to increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction by managing and supporting school-based teachers and administrators.
    • Collaborate in the design and delivery of Summer Turnaround Training teacher workshops, as well as school- and network-based professional development throughout the school year.
    • Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
    • Use basic MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and video technology (Flip Cameras, iPads) to monitor coaching practices and teacher growth.

    Qualifications

    • Master's degree in an education-related field; current IL teaching certificate.
    • Experience as a successful and innovative teacher and teacher coach. Minimum five years of successful K-8 classroom teaching experience.
    • Extensive experience in urban educational settings.
    • Skills and prior experience coaching or mentoring adult learners.
    • Excellent time-management, organization, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and teamwork skills in working with a diverse group of school and network-based stakeholders.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
     

    This is a full-time (40 hours/week), year-round position as an employee of AUSL; it is not a CPS position. 


  • Teacher Support: ID425

    Director of Recruiting

    Date Posted: 07/28/2014

    Location: The Chicago Academy/AUSL Main Office

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    Director of Recruiting
    Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) – Chicago, IL
     
    Position Summary
    AUSL seeks an experienced, innovative, and effective Director of Recruiting with a passion for changing the lives of Chicago’s children by providing the best possible teachers for Chicago Public Schools.  The Director of Recruiting is responsible for leading a high-volume teacher recruitment function in our schools, and a team of professionals to recruit and admit 180 new participants annually for AUSL’s Chicago Teacher Residency program, which recruits and trains new college graduates and career-changers to train to become teachers for Chicago Public Schools.  This highly visible, critical role reports directly to AUSL’s Managing Director, Strategy & Operations, supervises AUSL School Network recruiters and the CTR recruiting & admissions team, and provides recruitment expertise and counsel to AUSL hiring managers.
     
    AUSL
    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a Chicago nonprofit school management organization that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools. AUSL’s network includes 32 schools serving 18,000 students. For more information about AUSL, visit www.auslchicago.org
     
    Responsibilities
    • Establish and facilitate implementation of the talent acquisition strategy and pipeline for public school teachers and the Chicago Teacher Residency (CTR) teacher training program; achieve goals for quantity, quality, diversity, and timeliness
    • Develop, implement, and direct the execution of creative, cost-effective employer branding initiatives, recruitment strategies, and recruitment and admissions processes
    • Lead, develop, and motivate a team of 9 recruiters/admissions counselors to recruit and admit 180 new CTR participants annually
    • Develop and direct initiatives to engage with graduates of the CTR program to encourage their continuing connection with AUSL and its mission
    • Develop and foster communication, and trust between the School Network and CTR recruiting teams, ensuring an atmosphere of collaboration and mutual support.
    • Consistently implement disciplined recruitment processes and procedures; train and counsel hiring managers and candidate assessors
    • Maintain current knowledge of employment laws and regulations applicable to recruitment, and provide training and counsel to ensure compliance
    • Work closely with the Human Resources team and hiring managers to develop and implement strategies that support diversity throughout AUSL
    • Select and manage relationships with recruitment vendors
    • Design and prepare management reports on recruitment results; manage recruitment/admissions budget
    • With the Managing Director, support the AUSL Board of Directors in their oversight of talent acquisition for the CTR
    • Participate in and/or manage projects as assigned.
     
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree desirable.  HR/Business degree, and/or any experience as a K-12 teacher would be a plus
    • 8+ years of progressive experience, including recruitment management experience; track record of achieving results
    • Experience leading the recruitment function in an organization that recruits 200+ new hires per year
    • Experience with one or more of the following:  recruitment of K-12 teachers; higher education recruitment/admissions; recruiting new college graduates
    • Knowledge of “best in class” practices for sourcing, screening, and selecting talent; knowledgeable about recruitment metrics and assessment techniques
    • Excellent leadership skills and the ability to direct, develop, motivate a team of professionals
    • Able to quickly build relationships with management, vendors, employees, and candidates
    • Trustworthy, ethical, and service-oriented; strong sense of urgency and initiative
    • Commitment to diversity and to AUSL’s mission.
     
    How to Apply
    To apply: go to http://auslchicago.org/about/careers and scroll down to select this position, apply online, and upload your resume and cover letter.  AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about AUSL, go to www.auslchicago.org.  

  • Teacher Support: ID427

    Director of Professional Learning & Support

    Date Posted: 07/28/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    Position Summary
    AUSL is seeing a Director of Professional Learning & Support to drive AUSL’s ambitious goal of helping all students achieve college and career readiness by ensuring the continual improvement of teaching practice through high-impact professional development opportunities that reflect research-based, field-leading approaches. This role will play a critical role in managing AUSL’s vendor relationships, serving as the point person for ensuring the timely delivery of key external products and services, and optimizing their implementation across the network.  
     
    The Director of Professional Learning & Support reports to the Managing Director of Teaching & Learning, and partners with the other members of this team to determine and meet educator development needs across the network. In addition, he/she works closely with the Director of Student and School Supports to ensure all professional learning activities (e.g., school and network trainings) are coordinated with school and network-level calendars and that there is clear communication, follow-up, and feedback as appropriate.  This role also manages external teaching and learning vendor relationships to ensure seamless delivery of excellent academic programming across the network.
     
    AUSL
    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a Chicago nonprofit school management organization that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools. AUSL’s network includes 32 schools serving 18,000 students. For more information about AUSL, visit www.auslchicago.org
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Manage and monitor network-wide strategy for professional learning
      • Work with internal team to analyze teacher, school and network performance data to proactively understand instructional development needs and adapt PD approaches accordingly
      • Oversee implementation of professional learning approaches including learning clusters, REACH debriefs, whole-school and network-wide PD, and individual professional learning plans
      • Support school leadership and principals in effective day-to-day implementation of all professional learning activities
      • Collaborate with peers to ensure effective integration of coaching resources with other professional learning approaches
      • Lead the planning process for Leadership Institute, and other signature AUSL talent development events as needed, to turbo-charge instructional improvement and create a platform for aligning on a common approach to academic excellence across the network
      • Provide input to the executive team on decisions regarding AUSL’s overall talent development strategy, including teacher recruitment and residency
    • Serve as a “knowledge champion” within the network, spearheading the integration of field-leading approaches into practice across AUSL schools
      • Cultivate an expert and up-to-date knowledge of the research base in instruction and professional learning
      • Regularly distill research findings and communicate key ideas, concepts and recommendations to the Managing Director of Teaching & Learning, the Managing Director of the AUSL School Network, and the Directors of School Leadership
      • In partnership with the Director of Performance Management, monitor implementation of new approaches and feed insights on practice back to the education research community
    • Manage vendor relationships to ensure timely and effective integration of external products and services into AUSL’s academic program
      • Participate in vetting conversations and provide input to decisions on external contractors and vendors (e.g., assessment and curriculum developers, consultants, external advisors and service providers)
      • Own relationships and communication with all vendors and contractors, pushing partners to deliver on time, on budget, and above expectations
      • Monitor the integration of external services and products in all AUSL schools, proactively fostering effective implementation and troubleshooting as necessary
     
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education and relevant experience
      • Master’s degree or higher (preferably in education)
      • Minimum of five years of teaching and/or instructional leadership experience, preferably in an under-served urban setting
      • Distinguished record of achieving outstanding academic results, specifically in terms of ELA and math proficiency
      • Experience working with and managing external partners, providers and other stakeholders
    • Instructional expertise and leadership
      • Deep expertise in effective professional learning theory and practice, especially as aligned with the Common Core State Standards
      • Tremendous instructional instincts that align with the high expectations of other AUSL leaders
      • Strong leadership presence and team management skills with passion for execution and implementation
      • Positive and personable with excellent listening skills
    • Personal effectiveness and professional commitment
      • Outstanding organizational acumen, attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
      • Excellent written and oral communication abilities
      • Fluent in the use of quantitative and qualitative data to drive decision making and strategic direction
      • Reflective, humble and able to rapidly incorporate constructive feedback into practice
      • Relentless determination to go above and beyond in support of AUSL’s goal of achieving college and career readiness for all students
     
     
     AUSL is an equal opportunity employer. 
     

  • Teacher Support: ID431

    Accountant

    Date Posted: 08/19/2014

    Location: The Chicago Academy/AUSL Main Office

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    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools.  We are currently seeking an Accountant, reporting to AUSL’s Director of Finance, to process transactions, prepare financial reports, and perform a broad variety of accounting duties for a fast-paced, rapidly growing nonprofit.  
      
    Responsibilities of the position include: 
    • Accounts Payable processing
    • Revenue processing
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Month end journal entries and account reconciliations 
    • Financial reporting – cash and accrual basis
    • Personnel database development and management
    • Grant reporting
    • Budget management
    • Audit file preparation
    • Special projects
    Qualified candidates will possess the following: 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or in Business with an Accounting concentration, is required.  CPA desirable; knowledge of nonprofit accounting a plus but not required 
    • 1+ years accounting work experience 
    • Excellent Excel skills 
    • Strong written and oral communication skills 
    • Outstanding accuracy and attention to detail 
    • Various accounting system experience desirable but not required. 
    AUSL’s offices are located at 3400 N. Austin Avenue, Chicago IL. The position does not require out of town travel, but access to a car for occasional travel to AUSL locations across Chicago is helpful. 
      
    How to apply 
      
    To apply: go to http://auslchicago.org/about/careers and scroll down to select this position, complete a brief online application, and upload your resume and cover letter.  AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about AUSL, go to http://auslchicago.org/.  
      

  • Teacher Support: ID432

    Manager, Curricular Enhancements

    Date Posted: 08/19/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools.  We are currently seeking a Manager, Curricular Enhancement Programs to lead the portion of AUSL’s program that brings supplemental after-school fine/performing arts enrichment programs to elementary and high school students in our network of 32 schools across Chicago.  For more information about AUSL, see www.ausl-chicago.org.
     
    AUSL’s after-school arts programs, which were launched in 2007-08, currently include: music, theater, and dance programs; and participation in cross-CPS and cross-AUSL competitions and performance events. Dozens of teaching artists and other service providers are engaged to deliver a variety of programs tailored to the needs and interests of each school’s community.
     
    Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
     
    ·         Strategy, program design, and quality control for AUSL’s after-school fine/performing arts programs at our 27 elementary and 5 high schools, including managing the overall budget
    ·         Adding capacity and adapting programs each year
    ·         Supervising AUSL’s Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator (current employee)
    ·         Collaborating with principals in each school to identify their needs, available resources, and to plan with them for arts and sports programs
    ·         Identifying and selecting organizations and individuals to deliver programs to students
    ·         Managing relationships with these service providers, including negotiating financial arrangements, establishing performance expectations, scheduling, and assessing the effectiveness of programs and providers
    ·         Collaborating with AUSL’s senior management and development staff to reach out to prospective donors to enlist their support for funding programs
     
    The Manager, Curricular Enhancement Programs will report to AUSL’s Director of School and Student Support.
    Attractive candidates will possess the following:
     
    ·         Bachelor’s degree
    ·         Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in an arts or arts administration capacity
    ·         Experience with arts programming for children, and/or teaching experience
    ·         Experience managing people, projects, and budgets; highly organized with strong attention to detail
    ·         Outstanding leadership and communications skills
    ·         Values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives
    ·         Licensed driver with access to an insured vehicle
          Familiarity with Chicago Public School system is beneficial but not required
     
     
     

  • Teacher Support: ID434

    High School Teacher Coach (Math)

    Date Posted: 08/21/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 32 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.

    AUSL seeks a highly qualified high school candidate to provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated teachers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools. High School Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' understanding of and ability to apply various classroom strategies, including using student data to drive differentiated instruction, and to bring relentless focus to accelerating student learning, especially in the areas of literacy and critical thinking. The High School Coach will also collaborate with other AUSL coaches to develop and deliver professional development to teachers across AUSL's network, and to participate in recruitment and other network-wide initiatives. All candidates must possess a commitment to deep levels of educational change and reform, resilience of spirit, and an earnest respect and fondness for the children of our schools. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide real-time classroom coaching and outstanding, individualized professional development in behavior/classroom management and rigorous instruction to teachers across a variety of grade levels, focused primarily on math.
    • Analyze teachers' practice and create intentional next steps and guided practice in order to improve teacher practices.
    • Use a repertoire of strategies for adult learners including real-time, side-by-side classroom coaching, co-planning and co-teaching of lessons, modeling of best practice strategies, analysis of student work, and classroom observation & feedback to improve teacher practices.
    • Implement the AUSL coaching model, which is active, transparent, collaborative, and highly accountable. Collaborate with administrators and teachers to establish teacher performance goals and coach teachers as necessary to meet those goals. Complete projects related to the implementation of high-quality curricular initiatives at individual schools or across the AUSL elementary school network.
    • Demonstrate commitment to increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction by managing and supporting school-based teachers and administrators.
    • Collaborate in the design and delivery of Summer Turnaround Training teacher workshops, as well as school- and network-based professional development throughout the school year.
    • Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
    • Use basic MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and video technology (Flip Cameras, iPads) to monitor coaching practices and teacher growth.

    Qualifications

    • Master's degree in an education-related field; current IL teaching certificate.
    • Experience as a successful and innovative teacher and teacher coach. Minimum five years of successful K-8 classroom teaching experience.
    • Extensive experience in urban educational settings.
    • Skills and prior experience coaching or mentoring adult learners.
    • Excellent time-management, organization, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and teamwork skills in working with a diverse group of school and network-based stakeholders.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
     

    This is a full-time (40 hours/week), year-round position as an employee of AUSL; it is not a CPS position. 


  • Teacher Support: ID435

    Digital Recruiter

    Date Posted: 09/09/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    AUSL seeks a Digital Recruiter to foster engagement, interactivity, and community with our candidates, staff, and friends. Through their work, they will expand AUSL’s applicant base for the Chicago Teacher Residency, a yearlong urban teacher training program in Chicago’s Public Schools. They will create an environment where our candidates engage with us and where interested college graduates and career changers come to learn more about AUSL and the residency program. They will respond to feedback, answer questions, develop strong ties, and guide candidates through the process of applying to and enrolling in the program.

    To do this they will seek out new opportunities and platforms for the delivery of our messages and will actively join conversations where AUSL has value to add; we are looking for a true ambassador.

    They will build relationships across the organization and externally in order to identify the most meaningful content and information. They will participate in the development of content and campaigns and act as an advocate for the strongest and most effective methods of communicating and cultivation via the channels they oversee.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement social media plans designed to engage prospective applicants, increasing awareness of the AUSL Chicago Teacher Residency program.
    • Support recruiting goals and campaigns by creating email communications and social content strategies.
    • Manage multiple social media accounts that support marketing objectives (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) while staying current on platform features and best practices.
    • Engage followers so that alumni/friends can effectively advocate on behalf of AUSL and our recruiting objectives.
    • Grow AUSL’s reach online by developing existing and identifying new channels and platforms.
    • Track, monitor, and evaluate the impact of social campaigns and other online efforts; develop reports on program effectiveness and make recommendations for enhancement and improvement.
    • Effectively manage AUSL’s social media advertising strategy to drive qualified inbound traffic around campaigns and other initiatives.
    • Provide online support, answering inbound email, contact forms, and chats, as well as hosting informational and instructional webinars.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree (most relevant academic fields include marketing, journalism, PR, English, or related field)
    • 1-3 years of online marketing or website work experience; education or higher education recruitment/admissions experience a plus
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office; e-mail applications; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; video production skills a plus
    • Experience with managing and manipulating information in a database
    • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
    • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, proofreading, and grammar skills
    • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal, written, and oral
    • Self directed, results oriented, problem solver, and ability to work independently
    • Able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
    • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives

    How to Apply
    Go to auslchicago.org/about/careers and scroll down to select this position, apply online, and upload your resume and cover letter.

    About AUSL
    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a Chicago nonprofit school management organization that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools. AUSL was founded in 2001 and today manages 32 Chicago Public Schools serving more than 18,000 students. Over 750 teachers have graduated from the AUSL Chicago Teacher Residency. For more information, visit auslchicago.org.

    AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Teacher Support: ID436

    Bilingual Teacher Coach

    Date Posted: 09/15/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Apply Now

    The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 32 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.

    AUSL seeks a highly qualified bilingual (Spanish) elementary candidate to provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated teachers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools. Elementary Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' understanding of and ability to apply various classroom strategies, including using student data to drive differentiated instruction, and to bring relentless focus to accelerating student learning, especially in the areas of literacy and critical thinking. The Elementary Coach will also collaborate with other AUSL coaches to develop and deliver professional development to teachers across AUSL's network, and to participate in recruitment and other network-wide initiatives. All candidates must possess a commitment to deep levels of educational change and reform, resilience of spirit, and an earnest respect and fondness for the children of our schools. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide real-time classroom coaching and outstanding, individualized professional development in behavior/classroom management and rigorous instruction to teachers across a variety of subjects and grade levels.
    • Analyze teachers' practice and create intentional next steps and guided practice in order to improve teacher practices.
    • Use a repertoire of strategies for adult learners including real-time, side-by-side classroom coaching, co-planning and co-teaching of lessons, modeling of best practice strategies, analysis of student work, and classroom observation & feedback to improve teacher practices.
    • Implement the AUSL coaching model, which is active, transparent, collaborative, and highly accountable. Collaborate with administrators and teachers to establish teacher performance goals and coach teachers as necessary to meet those goals. Complete projects related to the implementation of high-quality curricular initiatives at individual schools or across the AUSL elementary school network.
    • Demonstrate commitment to increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction by managing and supporting school-based teachers and administrators.
    • Collaborate in the design and delivery of Summer Turnaround Training teacher workshops, as well as school- and network-based professional development throughout the school year.
    • Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
    • Use basic MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and video technology (Flip Cameras, iPads) to monitor coaching practices and teacher growth.

    Qualifications

    • Master's degree in an education-related field; current IL teaching certificate.
    • Experience as a successful and innovative teacher and teacher coach. Minimum five years of successful K-8 classroom teaching experience.
    • Extensive experience in urban educational settings.
    • Skills and prior experience coaching or mentoring adult learners.
    • Excellent time-management, organization, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and teamwork skills in working with a diverse group of school and network-based stakeholders.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
     

    This is a full-time (40 hours/week), year-round position as an employee of AUSL; it is not a CPS position. 


  • Teacher Support: ID437

    Diverse Learner Teacher Coach

    Date Posted: 09/15/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 32 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS.

    AUSL seeks a highly qualified Diverse Learners coach candidate to provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated teachers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools. Diverse Learners Teacher Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' understanding of and ability to apply various classroom strategies, including using student data to drive differentiated instruction, and to bring relentless focus to accelerating all student learning, especially in the areas of literacy and critical thinking. The Diverse Learners Teacher Coach will also collaborate with other AUSL coaches to develop and deliver professional development to teachers across AUSL's network, and to participate in recruitment and other network-wide initiatives. All candidates must possess a commitment to deep levels of educational change and reform, resilience of spirit, and an earnest respect and fondness for the children of our schools. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide real-time classroom coaching and outstanding, individualized professional development in behavior/classroom management and rigorous instruction to teachers across a variety of subjects and grade levels.
    • Analyze teachers' practice and create intentional next steps and guided practice in order to improve teacher practices.
    • Use a repertoire of strategies for adult learners including real-time, side-by-side classroom coaching, co-planning and co-teaching of lessons, modeling of best practice strategies, analysis of student work, and classroom observation & feedback to improve teacher practices.
    • Implement the AUSL coaching model, which is active, transparent, collaborative, and highly accountable. Collaborate with administrators and teachers to establish teacher performance goals and coach teachers as necessary to meet those goals. Complete projects related to the implementation of high-quality curricular initiatives at individual schools or across the AUSL elementary school network.
    • Demonstrate commitment to increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction by managing and supporting school-based teachers and administrators.
    • Collaborate in the design and delivery of Summer Turnaround Training teacher workshops, as well as school- and network-based professional development throughout the school year.
    • Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
    • Use basic MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and video technology (Flip Cameras, iPads) to monitor coaching practices and teacher growth.

    Qualifications

    • Master's degree in an education-related field; current IL teaching certificate.
    • Experience as a successful and innovative teacher and teacher coach. Minimum five years of successful K-8 classroom teaching experience.
    • Extensive experience in urban educational settings.
    • Skills and prior experience coaching or mentoring adult learners.
    • Excellent time-management, organization, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and teamwork skills in working with a diverse group of school and network-based stakeholders.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
     

    This is a full-time (40 hours/week), year-round position as an employee of AUSL; it is not a CPS position.