Careers

Careers Within AUSL

AUSL’s mission is to improve student achievement in chronically failing schools, primarily in Chicago, through its disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers. 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: ID224

    Elementary Special Education Teacher Coach

    Date Posted: 01/28/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL - various schools

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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 29 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.
     
    The Elementary Special Education Teacher Coach will provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated special education teachers and case managers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools.  Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' repertoire of classroom strategies, understanding and implementation of special education laws and practices, and using student data to drive differentiated instruction to bring relentless focus to accelerating student learning, especially in the areas of literacy and critical thinking.  The Elementary Special Education 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 to special education teachers.
    • 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, IEP consultation, and classroom observation & feedback.
    • 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.
    • With the AUSL Elementary Curriculum Director, 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.
    • Collaborate and support case managers in first year turnarounds with IEP writing, scheduling, and other case management duties  as needed.

    Qualifications

    • Master's degree in an education-related field, preferably special education; current IL teaching certificate.
    • Experience as a successful and innovative special education teacher and teacher coach. Minimum five years of successful K-8 special education classroom teaching experience, including the development and implementation of IEPs and FA/BIPs.
    • 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: ID334

    AUSL Math+ Elementary Mathematics Tutor

    Date Posted: 03/27/2014

    Location: Multiple Locations

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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: ID347

    Elementary Teacher Coach (Bilingual - Spanish)

    Date Posted: 01/13/2014

    Location: AUSL Schools, Chicago IL

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    AUSL is a nonprofit school management organization partnering with Chicago Public Schools, and currently manages a network of 29 schools. At AUSL, it is our mission to improve student achievement in Chicago’s high-poverty, chronically failing schools through our disciplined transformation process.

    AUSL seeks a highly qualified candidate with experience in Bilingual education to provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated teachers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools. Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' repertoire of 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. Bilingual Elementary Coaches will also provide specific support to teachers, schools, and other members of the AUSL network around best practices and legal mandates for Bilingual instruction.  The Coach will collaborate with other AUSL coaches to develop and deliver professional development to teachers across AUSL's network, to contribute to the building and success of the network’s Bilingual program, 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, rigorous instruction, and best practices for Bilingual education to the teachers in turnaround schools in a variety of subjects and grade levels, Bilingual/ELL and General Education.
    • Analyze teachers’ practice in order to create intentional next steps and guided practice in order to improve teacher practices. Utilize 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 the school site or for the AUSL elementary school network.
    • Assist teachers to develop and provide bilingual and ESL students with appropriate coursework through curriculum modification, acceleration, etc.
    • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the bilingual and ESL programs and implement changes based on the findings.
    • 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 workshops, as well as site- and network-based professional development throughout the school year.
    • Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
    • Use basic Windows 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 teaching certificate with Bilingual Approval or Endorsement or Transitional Bilingual Certificate (Type 29)
    • Experience as a successful and innovative Bilingual/ELL teacher, including the skills necessary to mentor adult learners; minimum five years of successful K-8 classroom teaching experience
    • Extensive experience in urban educational settings
    • 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
    • Fluent in both Spanish and English
    • Proficient in Window programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and video technology (Flip cameras, iPads)

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

     


  • Teacher Support: ID393

    Director of Community Engagement

    Date Posted: 03/05/2014

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    AUSL Director 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 Director 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: 03/25/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL - various schools

    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 29 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 special education 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: ID411

    Executive Assistant

    Date Posted: 03/31/2014

    Location: 7257 South State St., Chicago IL

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    AUSL seeks a dynamic, organized, and energetic Executive Assistant with outstanding time management ability, interpersonal skills, and judgment to provide administrative support to AUSL’s Managing Director of Turnaround Schools and his team of 4 Directors.  The Executive Assistant will independently manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines, screen and prioritize communications from internal and external sources, and organize and maintain administrative processes. The work location for this position is 7257 South State Street, Chicago IL. 
     
    The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools.  Our mission is to improve student achievement in Chicago’s high-poverty, chronically failing schools through a disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers.  AUSL’s network includes 29 schools serving 18,000 students. For more information about AUSL, visit www.auslchicago.org.
     
    Responsibilities include:

    Receive and review email and assist the Managing Director and Directors with communications and tasks. 
    • Schedule and coordinate meetings ranging in size from a handful to hundreds of participants.  Plan and manage room setup, equipment, catering, and communications with attendees.  Work with vendors to ensure that all details are on schedule and within budget.
    • Develop and maintain systems to support the leaders’ management of information, deadlines, events, and follow ups.  Track and communicate information to ensure that team members are aware of deadlines and specific deliverables.
    • Manage information and compile reports; update shared online project planning documents.  Create and edit emails, PowerPoint presentations and other documents.
    • Establish and maintain friendly, collaborative, and professional relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders at all levels, inside and outside the organization. 
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:
                     
    • Bachelor’s degree plus 2+ years of professional work experience, including administrative support experience.
    • Expertise with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and with Google applications (Mail, Calendar, Drive).  Able to learn new technologies and applications quickly, and to develop more efficient and effective ways to manage information.
    • Able to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects with a high degree of ownership for projects and outstanding attention to detail, accuracy, and customer service.
    • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
    • Highly motivated with high energy; a collaborative and creative problem-solver who takes initiative and succeeds with limited supervision.
    • Outstanding judgment, maturity, discretion, and professionalism.
    • Values diversity of thought, background, and perspectives, and is enthusiastic about AUSL’s mission to improve student achievement in Chicago Public Schools.
    • Licensed driver with access to an insured vehicle.  Must pass a criminal background check required for employees who work in CPS schools.
    This position is a full-time, year round position. Some travel is required to schools in various locations in the city of Chicago; expenses are reimbursed.  No overnight travel is required.
     
    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 www.auslchicago.org

  • Teacher Support: ID412

    AUSL Math+ Site Lead

    Date Posted: 04/17/2014

    Location: Multiple Locations

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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 chronically failing schools through a disciplined transformation process.  For more information about AUSL, go to auslchicago.org.

    AUSL seeks experienced individuals to develop, manage, and coach a team of 10 to 20 tutors who will provide mathematics instruction to small groups of students, as part of a new program to provide tutoring to supplement regular classroom instruction in a number of AUSL-managed schools.  

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage a group of 10-20 tutors of math instruction; collaborate with tutors, teachers, and school administrators to ensure student success 
    • Train tutors on curriculum materials and classroom management techniques
    • Collaborate as part of a team with other Site Leads and the Director of the program, in the use of curriculum materials, data analysis, and tutor support
    • Assist tutors to deliver targeted math lesson plans for dramatic student achievement gains in mathematics for students in grades 3 to 5 
    • Design and implement systems and structures for increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction, supporting the work of the school’s tutors, teachers, and administrators 
    • Monitor student assessment data and create reports 
    • Use a repertoire of strategies for adult learners for professional development, observations and feedback, and analysis of student work
    • Reinforce AUSL expectations for a positive school culture and support the development of Math+ classrooms that are conducive to learning and hold high expectations for student achievement

       
      Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required; current teaching certificate preferred 
    • Strong skills and conceptual understanding of math (A passing score must be attained on a math proficiency exam.)
    • Experience in teaching, tutoring, or other work with children
    • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and project teams 
    • Excellent time management, organization, and interpersonal skills 
    • Strong written and oral communication skills; Spanish language proficiency is a plus but not required 
    • Values diversity of thought, background, and perspectives, and is enthusiastic about AUSL’s mission to improve student achievement in Chicago Public Schools 
    • Driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle (no out of town travel required, but travel to various school sites across Chicago)

    This position is a full-time, year round position as an employee of AUSL; it is not a CPS position. Each Site Lead will be assigned to two or three AUSL schools in the city of Chicago.