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Delaware Teacher Leader Job Description, Community

Partnership Lead

Community Partnership Lead, Teacher Leader

Reports to:

School Administrator

Duration of Role:

SY 2016-2017.

Closing Date for Application:

May 25, 2016

The 2016-2017 Delaware Teacher Leader Pilot introduces five newly-designed teacher leader
roles with diverse responsibilities into a group of schools across the state. The pilot will serve
as an opportunity for teacher leaders to extend their reach outside of their classroom and for
the state to learn from the experiences of pilot leaders and schools to inform a potential fullscale implementation in the future. In order to provide a world class education for
Delawares students, we must support, develop, and draw upon the expertise of Delawares
most talented educators, making Delawares schools great places to both teach and learn.
Community Partnership Leads will work collaboratively with school leadership to bring
community resources into the school building so students feel supported and can focus on
learning. Strong candidates for this position should have knowledge of external community
resources and experience managing partnerships. The teacher leader pilot and this position
are contingent upon FY17 budget approval.
Position Overview:
Community Partnership Leads will help students gain access to services designed to improve
their physical and mental health, giving them a greater chance of academic success. They
will design initiatives and build partnerships to provide these supports and train teachers on
effective student interventions to address challenges to student well-being and readiness to
This position will require at least 25% of time, and up to 50%, spent outside of core
instructional responsibilities. School administrators will ensure that teacher leaders are
provided release time during the school day to complete their responsibilities.
Major Responsibilities:
Manage community partnerships to provide additional resources and supports to students.

Identify school needs with other educators and school administrators.

Research local community partners who may be able to offer additional resources and
supports around critical student needs, particularly around nutrition, counseling, and
other wraparound services.
Secure agreements with relevant community partners for additional resources and/or
Oversee systems to match students and educators with community resources.
Ensure resources and community partnerships are used in a way that aligns with the
schools processes for providing students additional support.
Ensure that resources and community partnerships are used as intended and assess
program impact.

Participate actively in the pilot cohort to inform future implementation of teacher leader
roles across Delaware.

Attend a summer cohort-wide planning session with a school leader to set goals,
obtain resources and support, and develop a school-implementation plan
Participate in quarterly cohort meetings to promote collaboration among pilot
schools, reflect on implementation, and engage in professional learning.
Offer feedback around successes, challenges, and how teacher leadership can benefit
educators and students.
Set ambitious goals for performance in the leadership role and collect evidence of
progress towards meeting them.

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications:
5 years of experience as an educator,
2 years of experience as an educator in the LEA hiring for the role, and
2 years of Effective or Highly Effective ratings in components I, II, III and IV of DPAS
II (or an LEAs equivalent measure).

Excellent research skills, including an ability to analyze school needs and identify
community resources available to meet them
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to develop new relationships and
encourage collaboration
Strong project management skills, including project planning, resource procurement,
and progress monitoring
Superior ability to reflect on instructional and leadership practices and refine

Salary: $5,000 stipend annually in addition to the current salary of selected candidates;
$6,000 if your school has been classified as high-need by the state.
To Apply: Complete the application provided and return to your administrator by May 25th.
Two letters of recommendation are also required. Letters of recommendation should provide
evidence of strengths you would bring to the role and can come from any two of the
following: Peers, administrators, parents, and/or students. Additional selection activities will
be determined by a school-based committee of educators, administrators, and LEA

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