Title: Per Diem Staff Developer
Morningside Center seeks experienced, resourceful educators strongly committed to social and emotional learning (SEL) and racial equity to join our team of per diem staff developers. Our staff developers help make schools more productive, caring, and equitable by providing ongoing school-based support for preK-12 educators, primarily in New York City.
Since our founding in 1982, Morningside Center has developed an array of programs to foster social and emotional skills in young people and adults, promote restorative practices rather than punitive approaches to discipline, and advance racial equity in our schools. We partner with the New York City Department of Education to bring these approaches to hundreds of schools each year through training in our curricula and on-site coaching for schools throughout New York City. We also partner with school districts beyond NYC. Two major scientific studies found that Morningside Center’s school-based programs improve students’ well-being and behavior, their academic performance, and the classroom climate.
Our per diem staff developers provide training and ongoing, on-site support to help schools implement our evidence-based programs for grades pre-K to 12. Morningside Center provides extensive orientation and support for our staff developers.
A staff developer's responsibilities include the following:
- Facilitate workshops for teachers to prepare them to teach Morningside Center's curricula
- Coach teachers in teaching lessons from our curricula by providing demonstration lessons in their classrooms, co-facilitating lessons with the teacher, observing the teacher and providing feedback, and conducting conferences with the teacher
- Provide consultation, strategic support, and coaching for school leaders and all staff in integrating SEL, restorative practices, and equitable practices in the classroom and throughout the school
- Facilitate workshops for students, parents, and all members of the school community
- Provide detailed reports and accounting of work performed, and communicate regularly with supervisory staff at Morningside Center about progress, highlights, and challenges
Our ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
- Passion for Morningside Center's mission of fostering social responsibility through education
- Three years or more of classroom teaching experience
- Experience in facilitating workshops for adults
- Experience in coaching teachers
- Experience in facilitating workshops with young people
- Demonstrated commitment to social responsibility and social justice
- Competency and awareness related to race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability
- Diligent, professional, flexible, and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player
Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and outlook meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Address to Doris Lo at firstname.lastname@example.org.