Position Description

Associate Program Consultant (Bay Area/Temporary Assignment)
Employment Status Temporary
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  Title:             Associate Program Consultant - Bay Area/Oakland, CA based 

Function:    Program Delivery

Location:         Remote (West Region) 

Reports to:     Director

Status:             TEMPORARY - 6 month assignment/Full time 

***This is a remote-based position; candidates will need to live in the Bay Area for the 2021-2022 school year to support a partnership with Oakland Unified School District. **

  About the Organization:

  New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to disrupting the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness.  Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works with leaders at all levels of a system to center students’ needs to transform professional learning.  In 2019-20, NTC developed the instructional leadership of over 8,000 instructional leaders to reach 25,000 teachers and impact the learning of 1.8M students in over 360 districts across 25 states.  For more information, please visit: http://www.newteachercenter.org/ .

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director, and with support and collaboration from Program Consultants, the Associate Program Consultant (APC) designs and facilitates professional learning for and provides infield coaching support to Preschool educators and school leaders in the Oakland Unified School District. Participate in work teams to develop content and services for NTC and/or support internal learning for colleagues. The Associate Program Consultant is instrumental in enacting NTC’s mission, theory of change, and Program Theory of Action, with particular focus on these practices:

  • Assess student, school, and system needs in order to support systems and schools through inquiry-based consultation
  • Identify and strengthen key conditions to leverage coaching models that actively engage early childhood educators in deepening the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the diverse needs of every student
  • Build the capacity of teachers and leaders to understand the needs of underserved students and implement equitable, culturally responsive, and standards-aligned curriculum and instruction
  • Support OUSD in developing coherence and structures for sustaining the work by including partners inside and outside of the system
  • Co-construct measures of success and collaboratively monitor progress to inform decision-making 

The Associate Program Consultant also participates in work teams to develop content and services for NTC and/or support internal learning for colleagues. To best support our NTC program team to disrupt barriers to equity, APC’s commit to:

  • Understand ourselves and our own biases to best combat historical and institutional inequities
  • Know our people, our strengths, and opportunities for growth and strategically leverage staff experience and interests in program decision-making
  • Spotlight successes and problems of practice to deepen our understanding of key levers to support our partners
  • Prioritize deepening our expertise through collaboration, meaningful feedback, and learning experiences and continually adapt, innovate and remain responsive to the needs of our underserved students
  • Know our partners, their priorities, and obstacles to success and speak the language of the district as trusted advisors
  • Collaborate to learn from and share knowledge with mission-aligned experts and organizations across the field

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.

  • Facilitate a variety of professional learning for Preschool educators, mentors, coaches, and school leaders
  • Provide in-field coaching to Preschool educators and school leaders, including coaching support related to an asynchronous learning platform
  • Plan and facilitate Professional Learning Communities with Preschool educators, school leaders, additional consultants (e.g., mental health consultants)
  • Plan and facilitate conversations with school leaders regarding disrupting school inequities
  • Collaborate with other NTC staff in consultation and program planning/implementation 
  • Monitor and support partner client program’s progress utilizing a formative program assessment process
  • Communicate regularly with direct supervisor regarding each partner client program’s progress and strategic support in alignment with the contracted scope of work
  • Contribute to the design of professional learning content, models, services, development products, and services for NTC

Professional Learning Responsibilities

  • Participate in collaborative NTC team meetings
  • Remain current with professional readings and research especially relating to Preschool Learning Foundations, developmentally appropriate practice , high-quality early childhood curriculum/assessments, Adult Learning Theory and Common Core State Standards
  • Share video of practice
  • Engage in formal formative assessment practices
  • Manage personal calendar, travel, and job responsibilities
  • Learn to use NTC’s online systems. 


  • Bachelor's degree required; Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of recent classroom teaching experience in Pre- K-12, early childhood experience preferred
  • Minimum 3 years facilitating professional learning for adults and/or coaching/mentoring 
  • Must be experienced with Preschool Learning Foundations, early childhood teaching approaches, Common Core State Standards 
  • Knowledge of NTC’s approach to educator development, mission and theory of change, and contributions to the field
  • Knowledge of professional teaching and/or administrative standards, content materials, assessment and methods that improve student achievement in core standard areas
  • Knowledge and experience designing and facilitating professional learning for teachers and/or leaders, and coaching educators
  • Demonstrate ability to develop strong relationships and work well within districts and NTC
  • Reflective practitioner demonstrating the ability to use feedback to improve self, program and community
  • Knowledge of school reform, professional learning communities, and the impact of coaching 
  • Knowledge of adult learning theories and practices
  • Willingness to travel based to client site in Oakland, CA – 50% - 70% time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint 
  • General knowledge of Google Apps, Adobe Acrobat, virtual meeting software and experience with assessment data desirable

ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Limited physical effort required
  • Some travel in region/area (at least 50%)
  • Requires a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to type a minimum of 40 wpm
  • Driving, grasping, hearing, repetitive hand motions, lifting under 50 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, talking, typing

    ***This role is a remote-based position with 50% travel requirements to a client site in Oakland, CA.  Candidates must live within the Bay Area region.
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