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Teachers College, Columbia University Co-Director, Klingenstein Summer Institute in New York, New York

Co-Director, Klingenstein Summer Institute

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Position type:PT Instructional

Location:New York


Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Teacher's College, Columbia University is seeking an accomplished educator to serve as a Co-Director of the Klingenstein Summer Institute (KSI), a two-week professional learning experience for early career teachers in independent and international schools. This position represents an opportunity to work in collaboration with other exceptional Independent School educators in ways that many KSI faculty have described as their own best professional learning experience.

The Klingenstein Summer Institute Co-Director is one of two Directors who, reporting to the Director of the Klingenstein Center, oversees the Summer Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University. Since two people share the role of Co-Director, the duties and responsibilities of the position encompass the roles of both individuals. The great majority of these roles and responsibilities are performed by both Co-Directors. The Co-Director also serves as a co-lead teacher in an academic discipline of focus and a co-facilitator in the diversity strand for the Summer Institute. The Co-Director of the Summer Institute collaborates directly with and reports to the Director of the Klingenstein Center.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Has at least eight years of teaching experience

  • Has current or prior experience teaching in an independent school

  • Has an advanced degree in the field of Education, Organizational Leadership, or relevant

  • Practiced in leading faculty teams and designing for adult learning

  • Must be able to reside on the host campus while the Summer Institute is in session

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Is currently employed in an independent school

Key Competencies

  • Systems thinker

  • Employs a deep understanding of education to identify relevant, creative ways to highlight the Institute’s program, people and distinctive mission and approach in order to serve participants effectively

  • Collaborative, creative, possess a sense of humor, and able to connect authentically with others

  • Communicates effectively with participants and faculty in all situations; leans into difficult conversations

  • Demonstrated cultural competency

  • Excellent verbal, writing and editing skills

  • Is decisive after soliciting and processing feedback

  • Practices respectful listener

  • Holds a holistic vision while able to attend to programmatic detail and deadlines

  • Models informed, research-driven practices as a classroom teacher and school or program leader

  • Promotes leadership as the work of continually growing capacity in self and others

  • Exhibits a positive way of being, as a teacher, leader, and community member

  • Finds resonance with and is passionate about the Klingenstein Summer Institute’s purpose, philosophy, and practices

  • Finds joy in working with adult learners on the art, science, and culturally inclusive practices of teaching

  • Stays informed through own practice and professional learning regarding most effective practices in education

  • Seeks collegial collaboration and feedback as a means to improve the team and herself/himself/themselves

  • Demonstrates dedication to anti-bias and equity work in schools

  • Demonstrates a passion for being in a professional learning community

  • Is committed to professional growth and reinvention

Advertised:03 Oct 2019Eastern Daylight Time

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