The Kansas City Teacher Residency is a four-year program for college graduates and professionals who want to become exceptional teachers and transform the minds of our urban youth. Through the program, residents will be paired with mentor teachers, be immersed in rigorous coursework that leads to a master’s degree and earn teacher certification. After the residency year, program graduates will be ready to effectively lead their own classrooms in high-need public schools.
The KCTR Impact Associate VISTA member will build the capacity of KCTR by developing and implementing communications strategy and brand awareness programs to support teacher development in Kansas City, MO. This VISTA position will support KCTR’s efforts to train and retain urban teachers in high-needs KC communities. Currently in Kansas City, teacher retention remains to be a major concern for urban schools and urban students are historically underperforming compared to their suburban counterparts. As a result, the VISTA will help place committed and diverse teachers in urban classrooms with the goal of increasing academic achievement for the students of Kansas City.
This position will report to the Talent and Placement Manager of the Kansas City Teacher Residency and will work collaboratively with other members of the Kansas City Teacher Residency team, KCTR partner schools and the KCTR university partner. The admissions and recruitment team help support the recruitment and selection of residents to meet the human capital needs and focus areas for our partner CMO and District schools through program development, program management, and building relationships. They are expected to work on assignments in a manner that is consistent with the core values of the Kansas City Teacher Residency.
The KCTR Continuum Coach’s main responsibility is to improve instructional effectiveness by providing support and coaching to program participants and the organization as a whole. The Continuum Coach provides support and coaching to program participants who enter KCTR as Residents’ as well as those who are in their teacher of record years as Resident Graduates. In order to continue the mission of accelerating student achievement in local district and charter schools, the Continuum Coach is expected to stretch teachers to reach their full potential, regardless of outside circumstances.
The KCTR Director of Program Continuum’s main responsibility is to direct the Residency and Graduate Programs of KCTR. The Director of Program Continuum oversees key functions of the organization and programs to ensure school partnerships, selection, achievement benchmarks, certification, and coursework meet goals and priorities of KCTR’s mission.
The KCTR Continuum Experience Manager’s main responsibility is to lead a team of continuum coaches that deliver great results and experiences for the program participants and our partner sites. The Continuum Experience Manager monitors and influences the overall effectiveness of coaches, student achievement metrics, in addition to the culture of the cohort. In order to continue the mission of accelerating student achievement in local district and charter schools, the Continuum Experience Manager is expected to stretch coaches and program participants to reach their full potential, regardless of outside circumstances.