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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: 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: 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: 492

    Recruitment Coordinator

    Date Posted: 07/10/2016

    Location: National Teacher`s Academy

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    Position Summary

    As a member of AUSL’s Recruitment Team, the Recruitment Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Recruitment Support Manager in managing the systems in place for tracking prospective candidates through the application process and coordinating recruitment and selection events.

    Primary Responsibilities

    AUSL’s Recruitment Team is tasked with identifying, cultivating, and selecting candidates for the Chicago Teacher Residency program and for vacancies within our network schools. As a valuable member of the Recruitment Support Team, the Recruitment Coordinator will assist in identifying and vetting prospective applicants for admission into the Chicago Teacher Residency Program.

    A few of the Recruitment Coordinator’s job responsibilities include:

    • Assist in the organization, coordination and management of recruitment and vetting events which may include college recruitment fairs, networking events, information sessions, career fairs, selection days and other activities that may be deemed appropriate

    • Develop and maintain a master calendar for the Recruitment team

    • Coordinate the scheduling and registration of recruitment trips and events

    • Collaborate on managing communication and coordination with prospective candidates and the CTR Hiring Team

    • Assist in the intake, review and update of candidate files for the CTR program and prospective teacher vacancies

    • Successfully collaborate with and support team members, business partners, and the Director of Recruitment to create sourcing and recruiting plans, develop strategies, identify trends, implement action plans and initiatives, and coordinate events to develop candidate pipelines

    • Collaborates with the Recruitment Support team in submission of resident and teacher candidates to complete application & admissions processes for CTR program and schools

    • Serve as a liaison and collaborator with University Partner admissions teams to shepherd candidates through the process.

    • Create and maintain a database to track progress towards filling school vacancies

    • Manage and utilize data to drive results across the organization

    • Design and prepare reports for management on recruitment results

    • Work closely with management to prioritize business and information needs and track progress towards key performance indicators

    • Other duties as assigned

  • Job ID: 493

    Recruitment Support Manager

    Date Posted: 07/19/2016

    Location: National Teacher`s Academy

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    Position Summary

    AUSL seeks an experienced, innovative, and effective Recruitment Support Manager. As a member of AUSL’s Recruitment Team, the Recruitment Support Manager will be responsible for facilitating candidates through the Chicago Teacher Residency Program vetting , selection and admissions processes and the teacher vetting and selection processes.

    The successful candidate will have a passion for improving K-12 education, a desire to work in the nonprofit sector, and experience in management, project management and/or recruitment. Applicants with previous experience in admissions or recruitment at a K-12 school district, teacher recruitment organization or college/university are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Primary Responsibilities

    AUSL’s Recruitment Team is tasked with identifying, cultivating, and selecting candidates for the Chicago Teacher Residency program and for vacancies within our network schools. The Recruitment Support Manager will be primarily responsible for:

    • Coordinating recruitment support programs including the vetting, selection and admissions/onboarding processes for both the Chicago Teacher Residency program and the AUSL network of schools.

    • Supporting the recruiting efforts of the Field and Digital Recruitment Teams who report to the Director of Recruitment.

     

    Responsibilities:

    The Program Manager, Chicago Teacher Residency Program Development’s job responsibilities include:

    • Manage the Chicago Teacher Residency Program application process from start to finish including file reviews, interview recommendations, selection day scheduling and setting appropriate deadlines and checkpoints to keep candidates on track for admissions.

    • Assist in the management of relationships with AUSL School Hiring Leaders (e.g. principals, assistant principals, etc.)

    • Assist in identifying candidates for prospective school-based vacancies

    • Strategically organize, coordinate and manage recruitment and vetting events which may include networking events, information sessions, power hiring career fairs, selection days and other activities that may be deemed appropriate

    • Manage the relationships with CTR’s partner universities in order to ensure solid communications and strategy around transcript reviews and CTR candidate submissions for university admissions  

    • Manage the applicant tracking (ATS), customer relationship management (CRM) and vacancy tracking systems for CTR and Schools

    • Responsible for the intake and update of candidate files

    • Assist in the design and implementation of candidate retention initiatives such as welcome dinners, staffing initiatives and onboarding activities for new CTR and teacher hires

    • Maintains monthly and annual data reports on application trends and progress for the Chicago Teacher Residency and Schools recruitment

    • Leverage data to successfully collaborate with and support team members, business partners, and the Director of Recruitment to create sourcing and recruiting plans, develop strategies, identify trends, implement action plans and initiatives, and coordinate events to develop candidate pipelines.

    • Manage and utilize data to drive results across the organization

    • Design and prepare reports for management on recruitment results

    • Work closely with management to prioritize business and information needs and track progress towards key performance indicators

    • Make key presentations before prospective candidates, stakeholders and management

    • Leads/collaborates with Recruitment Support team in submission of resident and teacher candidates to complete application & admissions processes for teacher residency program and schools

    • Leads a team of two support staff who will assist in the above

    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field

    • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a high volume recruitment position or within admissions at a college/university (Previous experience in K-12 teacher recruitment, higher education recruitment/admissions, and/or recruiting new college graduates preferred)

    • Have a general understanding of the Chicago Teacher Residency (“CTR”) model and to know when to refer potential candidates to this program  

    • Have a general understanding of the Chicago Public Schools system

    • Previous experience with building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders

    • Outstanding problem-solving, analysis, writing, project management, and influencing skills; excellent attention to detail, strategic thinking, judgment and decision-making ability

    • Ability to present before management and stakeholders

    • Familiarity with applicant screening and tracking systems

    • Ability to utilize data systems to interpret data, identify key trends, and present before management and stakeholders

    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with strong attention to detail

    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

    • Ability to work independently, think outside the box, and demonstrate strategic problem-solving skills

    • Working knowledge of business, marketplace, legal and recruitment trends and requirements

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (e.g.  Word, Excel, etc.) and Google applications (e.g. Docs, Gmail)

    • Familiarity with Candidate Tracking Systems – experience with Applitrack and/or Slate a plus,

    • Encourages open discussion of different ideas and views; maintains strong relationships and communicates effectively at all levels of the organization

    • Trustworthy, ethical and service-oriented; maintains confidentiality and fairness

    • Possess a can-do attitude

    • Driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle

    • Commitment to diversity and the mission of the organization


  • Job ID: 494

    Network Instructional Coach for Math

    Date Posted: 07/21/2016

    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). AUSL currently manages 31 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 around classroom management and standards-based instruction 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, deepen their content knowledge and instructional delivery and design, and to bring relentless focus to accelerating student learning.

    The Network Instructional Coach for Math will also collaborate with other coaches to develop and deliver professional development that deepens math content knowledge and familiarity with CCSS Math standards and shifts, for teachers and leaders across AUSL's network. 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 CCSS-aligned instruction to a caseload of teachers in one school, 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 math curricular initiatives or other professional development at individual schools or across the AUSL elementary school network.
    • Demonstrate commitment to increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction by collaborating with and supporting teachers and administrators.
    • Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
    • Use basic MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Apps, Gmail 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/or teacher coach in Math. Minimum five years of successful elementary classroom teaching experience - preferably experience teaching CCSS Math standards. Intermediate and/or Middle School strongly preferred.
    • Extensive experience in urban educational settings.
    • Extensive knowledge of Common Core Standards in Mathematics and deep understanding and familiarity with the Mathematical Shifts and the Standards for Mathematical practice.
    • 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.