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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

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  • Job ID: 409

    Network Instuctional Coach

    Date Posted: 05/05/2016

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) 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 schools. Network Instructional 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 Network Instructional 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 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 (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.
    • Extensive knowledge of CCSS in ELA and/or Mathematics 
    • Experience teaching CCSS aligned curriculum
    • 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: 05/05/2016

    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: 437

    Diverse Learner Instructional Coach

    Date Posted: 05/05/2016

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) 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 schools. Network Instructional 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 Network Instructional 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 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 (iPads) to monitor coaching practices and teacher growth.
    • Have knowledge of laws pertaining to the rights and responsibilities of students and families.
    • Be able to teach/model special educational strategies and techniques for instruction.
    • Confer with teachers, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs).
    • Be a part of DL network team to create and deliver DL specific PD to all teachers.
    • Meet with the DL team regularly to create network wide initiatives addressing and responding to DL curricular and systemic needs.

    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.
    • Extensive knowledge of CCSS in ELA and/or Mathematics 
    • Experience teaching CCSS aligned curriculum
    • 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: 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.

  • Job ID: 485

    Manager, Marketing & Communications

    Date Posted: 05/01/2016

    Location: The Chicago Academy/AUSL Main Office

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    AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is looking for a Manager of Marketing and Communications to help cultivate and execute our strategy to advance our branding and public relations, build relationships, and achieve ongoing awareness and understanding of AUSL's Mission and achievements. This person must fully understand and embrace the transformational effect of the AUSL model and lead efforts to broadly share that vital message externally. We require someone to build on past marketing and communication successes and to find new and innovative ways to tell our story and convey the sense of urgency required to meet the needs of our city's most under-served young people. The Manager will work closely with senior leaders, program staff, and school teams to develop a social media strategy, inform stakeholders about important decisions, create a consistent brand, and source stories to inform the community about our initiatives. 

    As an integral part of our External Affairs team, the Manager will

    • develop a marketing plan to enable AUSL to increase awareness and understanding across multiple audiences,
    • implement an integrated program of marketing initiatives designed to achieve the goals set out in the marketing plan,
    • oversee all mass communications in order to enhance AUSL’s publicity and identity and ensure the consistency and accuracy of our story,
    • support the AUSL management team and school principals in cultivating positive working relationships with local media,
    • support the marketing and communications aspects of major events and activities,
    • develop and design marketing collateral, graphics, signage and other deliverables to support development, marketing and organizational communications,
    • identify creative opportunities to maximize positioning and messaging across all communication channels; and
    • establish a dashboard of performance metrics to track progress against marketing objectives. 

    Skills

    The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of marketing experience, ideally hold a Master’s degree, and have demonstrated success in translating strategic plans into marketing initiatives.  The candidate will have experience interacting with the media, developing a social media program, working knowledge of (proficiency preferred) with Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) and Microsoft Office tools, and the ability to multi-task multiple projects at a time.


  • Job ID: 491

    AUSL Chicago Teacher Residency Program Mentor-Resident Coach

    Date Posted: 06/26/2016

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    Mentor-Resident Coach – AUSL Chicago Teacher Residency Program


    AUSL is a nonprofit school management organization partnering with Chicago Public Schools to train teachers for positions in high-needs schools in the growing network of CPS schools managed by AUSL (currently 31 elementary and high schools).  At AUSL, it is our mission to improve student achievement in Chicago’s high-poverty, chronically failing schools. The Chicago Teacher Residency (CTR) is a full-time, yearlong urban teacher training program that equips residents with the training, skills, and practices to improve student learning outcomes. In one year, AUSL’s residents earn a Master’s degree and their Illinois PEL, while also obtaining experience in the classroom of a mentor teacher, four days a week for a full year.  For more information about AUSL, go to http://www.auslchicago.org  
     

    The CTR seeks experienced educators to be a Mentor-Resident Coach (MRC) at a teacher Training Site within the AUSL Network. An MRC is a site-based coach and the CTR’s program leader at an assigned school. The MRC is primarily responsible for coaching and supporting a residency cohort of 10 to 15 future teachers, along with their experienced mentor teachers. MRCs also partner with Training Site administration to develop other teachers and staff.

     

    Responsibilities 

     

    Residency Program

    1. Develop and deliver structured, high-quality professional development to residents and mentors

    2. 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

    3. Monitor resident growth and development using Danielson’s Framework for Teaching, the CTR Expectations Matrix, Rubrics, and Cycle Scorecards

    4. Participate in the resident selection process for the upcoming school year, including Saturday Selection Days

    5. Participate in projects with AUSL’s university partners to foster and enhance alignment between the residency and master’s degree programs

    6. Demonstrate proficient use of Google Tools, including Google Calendar and Drive applications including Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms

     

    Network School

    1. Participate on school Instructional Leadership Team (ILT), facilitate grade-band cluster meetings, and assist principals with professional development for school staff

    2. Deliver professional development to teachers using AUSL-designed professional development content

    3. Conduct classroom observations and provide actionable and manageable feedback to accelerate teacher development

     

    Qualifications

     
    • Master’s degree or above, in an education-related field

    • Illinois teaching certificate and at least 4 years of teaching experience, either K-8 or 9-12 or a combination

    • Experience working in high-needs, urban schools

    • A visionary and passionate spirit, with a deep commitment to public education and serving the needs of teachers, students, and families in high needs communities on the south and westside of Chicago

    • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills particularly suited for working with adult learners

    • Skills and experience coaching teachers in planning, classroom management, and instructional practices

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • Excellent organizational and time management skills

    • Ability to problem-solve and to create organizational structures that facilitate efficient systems


    Candidates who are currently CPS employees will become full-time AUSL employees, with AUSL salary and benefits.   
     
    AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about AUSL, go to http://www.ausl-chicago.org/.