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

  • Job ID: 409

    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. 


  • Job ID: 434

    High School Teacher Coach (Math & Science)

    Date Posted: 01/05/2015

    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). 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. AUSL operates 32 schools including five high schools: Chicago Academy High School (2004), Collins Academy High School (2007), Orr Academy High School (2008), Phillips Academy High School (2010) and Solorio Academy High School (2010).


    A High School Instructional coach offers high quality, rigorous instructional coaching to an assigned caseload of teachers at the high school level. S/He can offer coaching to teachers in their specific content area expertise but can also be assigned to coach in other content areas. A High School Instructional Coach specifically targets his or her coaching around the four Danielson Domains, targeting Data Driven Instruction (DDI) within specific Danielson Domains. He or she is responsible for delivering daily verbal feedback during teacher prep periods or after school to teachers regarding strategies-based action steps they should employ to continue to progress in the Teacher Development Process (TDP) around all four Danielson Domains.

     

    The High School Instructional Coach, while reporting to AUSL, works collegially with the school's administrative team to offer targeted coaching to teachers while supporting network initiatives.

     

    Instructional Coaches work closely with other coaches across the network. Responsibilities may include  development and revision of curriculum & assessment projects for the content area (Curriculum Maps and AUSL Interim Assessments) as well as leading project teams as new projects arise. The Coach Team also designs and facilitates AUSL-based PD for peers on Signature Strategies and content throughout the academic year and summer training.  

     

    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.
    • 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 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 Academy, 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 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. 

    Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated there under concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).


  • Job ID: 463

    Recruiter, Chicago Teacher Residency

    Date Posted: 08/10/2015

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    Are you a dynamic recruiter with a drive and passion for results? Would you like to make a difference in the lives of children by impacting the quality of education they receive? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you. AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is looking for a vibrant, energetic, and passionate recruiter to join our team.

    Reporting Relationships:

    The position reports to the Manager of Recruiting for the Chicago Teacher Residency. It also supports activities for the recruitment efforts of the Manager of Talent Acquisition for AUSL Schools who is responsible for the recruitment of experienced teachers for the network of schools. Both of these Manager positions report up to the Director of Recruiting.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • End Results:
      • Generating qualified applications for the Chicago Teacher Residency (CTR) in your assigned territory, resulting in the program reaching its hiring goals.
      • Generating qualified applications for AUSL Teachers in the same assigned territory, resulting in the organization meeting its hiring goals.
      • Improved brand awareness, partnership and acceptance with, and well-qualified applications from, appropriate organizations in your assigned territory.
    • Relative to College and University Communities:
      • Assist in identifying target Colleges and Universities in your defined territory and nurture and develop strategic relationships with these target Colleges and Universities.
      • Establish relationships with faculty, staff, and student organizations on college campuses to increase brand awareness and increase sourcing of top candidates.
      • Establish solid, strategic relationships with identified, like-minded university partners that result in strong candidates being directed to us from the faculty, service organizations, and career counselors on these campuses.
      • Promote AUSL while visiting University and community events.
      • Develop and implement Alumni recruitment strategies.
    • Relative to the Territory:
      • Identify and develop new strategic partnerships.
    • Relative to all Applicants:
      • Timely, appropriate and effective communications with Applicants.
      • Weekly phone call follow-up with applicants to establish rapport and overcoming objections.
    • Relative to prospective Applicants:
      • Attract applicants by placing CTR job description on university job boards and within career services departments.
      • Develop creative approaches to attracting and identifying candidates.
      • Evaluate and engage with applicants by discussing job requirements, expectations and minimum qualifications to apply.
      • Determine qualified applicants by analyzing responses to questions pertaining to the desired mission fit for AUSL.
      • Weekly presentations promoting the CTR.
    • Knowledge base and knowledge development:
      • Quickly develop knowledge of AUSL so that you can effectively represent us in the marketplace.
      • Knowledge of the education industry; specifically in Chicago.
      • Knowledge of the ecosystem from which we will source candidates.
      • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional development opportunities.
    • Meet and/or exceeds individual quota and team quota and department objectives.
    • Support other team members in the achievement of their individual and team goals.
    • Participation at all CTR events; including observations and feedback for assessors during CTR Selection Days and welcome events.
    • Willingness to travel locally and out of state for Recruiter territory.
    • Participate in team and organization meetings.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Knowledge of the education industry
    • Passion for improving educational outcomes in underserved communities
    • Dynamic selling ability
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Results driven
    • Professional demeanor
    • Supportive of diversity
    • Self-starter
    • Quick learner
    • Comfortable and assertive when speaking to others
    • Team player
    • Working ability with technology tools including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, other Social Media Platforms

    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 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 in Chicago. AUSL’s network includes 32 schools serving 18,000 students. For more information about AUSL, visit auslchicago.org. AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Job ID: 483

    Data Analyst

    Date Posted: 08/12/2015

    Location: The Chicago Academy/AUSL Main Office

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    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a 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 in Chicago. AUSL’s network includes 32 schools serving 18,000 students. AUSL seeks a highly qualified candidate with keen attention to detail, strong analytical and organizational skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to perform the role of Data Analyst supporting AUSL’s Director of Performance Management.
    Responsibilities include:
    • Analyze data on a wide range of indicators (attendance, assessments, etc.) and identify actionable trends to inform practice
    • Assist in the design, oversight, and reporting on school and network goal-setting processes
    • Use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to present a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative information to diverse audiences
    • Manage the sharing of knowledge and documents with school and network stakeholders
    Qualifications:
    • Data crunching and visualization skills – strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint a must
    • Superior organizational/project management skills and attention to detail
    • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, combined with a “Can Do, Will Do” approach
    • Ability to communicate and build trusting relationships with a broad cross-section of stakeholders
    • Presentation and group facilitation skills/experience desired
    • Familiarity with statistical analysis platforms – Stata, R, Tableau, etc.- useful but not required
    The position is a full-time, year-round position. No overnight travel is required; all work takes place at various AUSL schools in the city of Chicago. The main work location for this position is 3400 N Austin Ave, Chicago.
     
    For more information about AUSL, visit auslchicago.org. AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.