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

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

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

    Responsibilities

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

    Qualifications

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

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


  • Teacher Support: ID418

    Data Analyst

    Date Posted: 11/06/2014

    Location: National Teacher`s Academy

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    AUSL is a leading nonprofit school management organization, established in 2001, that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools. AUSL manages a growing network of 29 schools at both the high school and elementary levels.  A cornerstone of AUSL’s model for improvement is its Chicago Teacher Residency program, which recruits and trains up to 200 teachers annually to work in high-need schools.

    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 Research and Performance Management.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Serve as lead data analyst for school operations and assessment data
    • Assist in the design and oversight of school and network goal-setting processes
    • Use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint present a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative information
    • Manage the sharing of knowledge and documents with school and network stakeholders
    • Oversee location and equipment logistics for AUSL data events

    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 trusting relationships with a broad cross-section of stakeholders
    • Presentation and group facilitation skills/experience desired

    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 55 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL.

    How to Apply

    AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about AUSL, go to auslchicago.org.  To apply: go to auslchicago.org/about/careers and scroll down to select this position, complete a brief online application, and upload your resume and cover letter.


  • 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: ID434

    High School Teacher Coach (Math)

    Date Posted: 08/21/2014

    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 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: 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.