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: ID409

    Elementary Teacher Coach

    Date Posted: 08/20/2014

    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 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: 09/30/2014

    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: 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

    Social Media Coordinator, Digital Recruiting

    Date Posted: 10/12/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    AUSL seeks a Social Media Coordinator 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: ID437

    Diverse Learner 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 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. 


  • Teacher Support: ID462

    Admissions Coordinator

    Date Posted: 10/05/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) 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. AUSL’s network includes 32 schools serving 18,000 students. For more information about AUSL, visit www.auslchicago.org

    AUSL seeks an Admissions Coordinator to be part of the team that will process almost 2,000 applications to yield 200+ high-quality teacher trainees annually.  The AUSL Residency program, established in 2001, is a one-year paid, full-time program providing a path to educator licensure and a Master's degree in partnership with National Louis University. After completing their training, AUSL program graduates are placed in high-needs Chicago public schools.

    Responsibilities of the Admissions Coordinator position include:
    • Working in cooperation with the Manager of Admissions and other Admissions Coordinators, develop and implement strategies to process and streamline 2,000+ applicants to yield 150 teacher trainees annually
    • Manage the timely receipt and processing of admission documents received by mail, fax, and electronically on a daily basis
    • Ensure applicant records are accurately maintained electronically in admissions database
    • Work with recruitment team to advise and coach applicants, answering questions about educator licensure and program requirements
    • Review applicant files and make recommendations on next steps in the interview process
    • Coordinate and staff large scale selection interview events throughout the year
    • Assist in developing, maintaining and executing communication plans to candidates, using AUSL’s admissions and CRM systems to track their progress through the application process 

    Qualified candidates will possess the following:
    • Bachelor's degree plus 2+ years work experience
    • Strong organization, follow-up, and information management skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency
    • Self-directed and results-oriented
    • Ability to mutli-task, work under pressure, and think creatively to solve problems
    • Outstanding professional demeanor and customer service skills
    • Passionate about education reform in urban settings
    • Experience with school admissions and/or CRM software, preferably Hobsons
    • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives
    • Experience in a school or community based organization preferred
    • Flexibility to work some Saturday mornings (about 6 per year)
    • Licensed driver with access to an insured vehicle

    AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    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: ID463

    Recruiter, Chicago Teacher Residency

    Date Posted: 10/06/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    Reporting Relationships:

    The position reports to the Manager of Recruiting for the Chicago Teacher Residency. It also supports on campus activities for the recruitment efforts of the Manager of Talent Acquisition for AUSL Schools. The position works closely with the teams for the Manager, CTR Admissions, and Online Recruitment. These four positions report to the Director of Recruitment for AUSL.

    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.
      • In the 3-4 year timeframe, we should have 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.
      • Determines 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 a 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.
    • Local and out of state travel 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
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Results driven
    • Professional demeanor
    • Supportive of diversity
    • Self-starter
    • Quick learner
    • Comfortable and assertive when speaking to others
    • Dynamic selling ability
    • 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.


  • Teacher Support: ID465

    Development Manager

    Date Posted: 10/19/2014

    Location: Chicago, IL

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    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.  

    Development Manager
     
    This position supports corporate, foundation, major gifts and public grants by developing concepts, gathering and formatting information, and writing drafts.  The Development Manager prepares proposals and reports for various fundraising priorities at AUSL, including existing programs, new program development, capital projects, and school oriented initiatives.  This position is part of a four member team and reports to the Director of Development. 

    Responsible for grant proposals and reporting (85%).  Under the direction of the Director of Development:
    • Work collaboratively and across the organization to write customized and compelling grant reports, proposals (narrative, budget and supplementary materials), concept papers, and letters of intent for corporations, foundations and individuals.
    • Analyze grant guidelines, as well as funder priorities and interests, to ensure that proposal ideas are the best “fit” with a grantmaker.
    • With the grant collaborators (program and performance management teams), determine quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods for grant requirements.  This includes determining outcomes, benchmarks, methods of measurement, logic models, etc.
    • Gather national, state, and local community and relevant educational statistics for inclusion in grant reports and other Development materials.
    • Coordinate with the finance department to develop grant budgets and monitor grant expenditures as needed.
    • Coordinate “post-award” meetings after a grant has been awarded with all staff involved in the grant funded project.  Hold periodic meetings and/or check-ins with appropriate staff.
    • Proof all proposals and reports with close attention to detail. 
     
    Responsible for stewardship coordination & special projects (10%).  Under the direction of the Director of Development:
    • Coordinates and assists in managing close relationships with corporations/foundations/public funders.
    • Works with the Director of Development/Managing Director of External Affairs to develop and cultivate relationships with corporations/foundations through the coordination of meetings and site visits.
    • Organize corporate volunteer projects in AUSL schools.
     
     
    Responsible for public funding (5%).  Under the direction of the Director of Development:
    • Serve as the lead grant writer on public funding proposals for a wide variety of programs.  Coordinate and manage the process for public and government grant proposals including staffing timeline, collection of materials, letters of support, proposal writing, and final production.
    • Manage grant application and reporting for AUSL’s AmeriCorps program.
    Skills/Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; post-graduate degree is a plus.
    • 2-3 years grantwriting experience for a non-profit organization required.   Demonstrated ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare reports and correspondence.
    • Ability to quickly grasp complex concepts and express them in clear and persuasive proposals.
    • Possess a high level of professionalism, initiative, integrity, tact and discretion.  Handle personal and organization information in a confidential manner.
    • Possess resourcefulness in solving problems. 
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities in a deadline driven work environment.
    • Keen attention to detail.  Strong editing skills
    • Strong work ethic, flexibility and willingness to handle new and different tasks.
    • Take direction well, support and be responsive to needs of the AUSL senior management team and Directors, and be a good team player.
    • Ability to work occasionally on weekends and evenings for fundraising meetings or events. 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)
    • Commitment to education, familiarity with public education