BayArea/JobOp, Education/Equity Collaborative Coach

Melissa Ponder (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 08:54:30 -0700

Job Announcement!!

Equity Collaborative Coach/
Website Content Resource Coordinator
Organizational History
> Since 1979, the San Francisco Education Fund (Ed Fund) has
>supported teachers and students in the San Francisco Unified School
>District (SFUSD) to improve teaching and learning. The Ed Fund promotes
>teacher innovation and creativity, increases the range of educational
>opportunities available to students, and encourages support for public
>education among parents and the community. With contributions from
>corporations, foundations, and individuals, the Ed Fund has channeled
>over $14 million into San Francisco public schools. The Ed Fund awards
>teacher grants for classroom projects and graduate study, supports
>collaborations with local organizations, and sponsors the Peer Resource
> Related Program Descriptions
> Equity Collaborative--The Ed Fund designed the Middle School
>Equity Collaborative in partnership with San Francisco Unified School
>District's Race/Class/Culture Network (RCCN) and University of
>California, San Francisco's TRIAD Project. RCCN is a teacher-led
>professional development curriculum to increase classroom equity. TRIAD
>encourages girls' interest in science through after-school science clubs
>and professional scientist mentors. This three-year initiative builds
>on existing programs to support schools in promoting race, class,
>culture, and gender equity to increase student achievement.
> Teachers at three SFUSD middle schools gain greater awareness of
>equity issues through:
>* Monthly Network workshops offer teachers an opportunity for
>personal reflection about their own experiences with gender, race,
>class, and culture. By including teachers from different schools in a
>review of literature and research, these workshops address issues that
>reach beyond the specific concerns of individual sites.
>* School site teams meet bi-weekly to analyze school-site data, to
>design school-wide professional development opportunities, and to plan
>additional equity activities according to school need.
>* Teacher team members receive support through individual
>coaching, model teaching, release time for peer observation, curriculum
>and lesson planning, classroom resources, etc. Each team teacher
>creates a personal professional growth plan for increasing classroom
> Website--The Ed Fund is currently expanding its website to
>support SFUSD teachers by providing information such as a calendar of
>local educational opportunities and links to curriculum resources. The
>website will also include material pertaining to the work of the Ed Fund
>Collaboratives and will allow teachers an opportunity to communicate
>with colleagues and Ed Fund staff about issues of particular interest.
>Primary Responsibilities:
>1) Design and implement professional development activities within
>and across the Network schools and with SFUSD and TRIAD staff
>2) Serve as a resource person and facilitator for the Equity school
>site teams
>3) Coach individual teachers on instructional strategies to
>increase classroom equity
>4) Collect and develop curriculum and resources on gender, race,
>class, and culture
>5) Coordinate dissemination activities to raise awareness of equity
>throughout SFUSD and the school communities
>6) Conduct focus groups to determine what information and resources
>teachers want on the website
>7) Collect and organize feedback in a format consistent with the
>8) Research and design content for Equity Collaborative and
>Learning Community webpages
>9) Write program proposals and reports for funders
>1) At least three years' experience teaching in public schools,
>preferably SFUSD
>2) Evidence of design and facilitation of professional development
>activities for teachers
>3) Experience with peer review strategies like coaching, team
>teaching, and model teaching
>4) Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to equity issues
>involving gender, race, class, and culture in education.
>5) Strong oral and written communication, organizational,
>interpersonal, and general computer skills
>Annual Salary: $36,000 - $40,000 depending on experience (year-round
>This position has a limited term of two years with an anticipated start
>date of August 3, 1998. Please send resumes by July 31, 1998 to:
>Laura Critchfield
>Program Director
>SF Ed Fund
>47 Kearny Street, Suite 200
>SF, CA 94108
>The SF Ed Fund is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are
>encouraged to apply.

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