Speak With Purpose (SWP) Educator

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Seattle and Renton public schools (West Seattle, South Seattle and/or Renton)
Position Description: 
SWP Educator Innovator Teacher Direct Supervisor: Lead Teaching Guide Direct Reports: None Position Status: ● Part Time, nonexempt: ○ Not to exceed 20 hrs per week ○ Works a total of 10 months ○ Position is hybrid. Administrative duties can be completed virtually, while School Programming will happen in person, pending Seattle Public Schools Guidelines, as well as internal meetings and professional development. Compensation: $33/hourly rate. Additional healthcare stipend available. Benefits: Accrual of PSST, Observed SPS Holidays, Mileage Reimbursement, Monthly Technology Stipend Organizational Overview: Speak With Purpose (SWP), formerly known as We.APP (We Act. Present. Perform.) is the only youth public speaking program in Washington State incorporated into the school day with the purpose of integrating arts education with student voice to develop independent learners with self-authored identities. Our goal is to reimagine classroom learning by collaborating with teachers and students to guide their education using student agency, collectivism and voice to nurture brilliance, imagination and leadership. Position Overview: This position’s primary responsibility will be the planning, facilitation, and evaluation of Speak With Purpose curriculum in partnering schools and with partnering SPS Teachers. SWP Educators will be trained in all Speak With Purpose fundamentals and pedagogy as well as be expected to follow all curriculum as set by the Executive Director and Director of Education. SWP Educators will be expected to pass all security clearance measures as set by Seattle Public Schools. Administrative: ● Monthly Grant Reporting- following the templates and structures provided, this position will complete narrative and numerical reports that align with grant requirements. ● Attend and report out at the bi-weekly All Staff Meeting. ● Attend 1:1 meetings with the Director of Education. ● Attend weekly Education Meetings. In-School Programming: ● Provide up to 10 hours of SWP Instruction at the assigned schools/classrooms. ● Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to provide a safe and brave classroom space for scholars. ● Work within the SWP Curriculum Map to deliver SWP Curriculum in a timely manner. ● Facilitate all data collection measures in classrooms. ● Communicate with scholars, families, and co teachers in regards to classroom needs or scholar performance. ● Meet with partnering co-teachers to ensure program viability and to clearly communicate lesson plans and expectations. Professional Development: ● Attend Professional Development sessions as assigned by the Director of Education and/or Executive Director. ● Share their own expertise with the team in formal and in informal PD sessions. Curriculum Development: ● Curriculum Creation: In community with the Director of Education, create and refine the Speak With Purpose curriculum. This includes but is not limited to the creation of classroom learning objectives, formative and summative assessment tools, data collection, and providing timetables and resources. Qualifications: ● A strong background in education systems and curriculum delivery. ● Experience working in a variety of classroom environments; public school, private school, charter school, etc. ● Ability to engage and excite students from 4th-12th grade. ● Familiarity with data collection systems and implementation strategies ● Comfort working in collaborative teams and independently. ● Technology proficient including but not limited to Google Suit, Microsoft Suite. ● Strong commitment to social change, amplifying the voices of young people, supporting scholars in and out of the classroom, and turning ideas into words into action. ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: ● Background in public speaking, performing arts, creative writing and youth arts education a plus!. ● Strong commitment to social change using the arts and communication skills. Submit a cover letter and resume to Toyia Taylor, SWP Executive Director at ttaylor@speakwithpurpose.org. This position is to be filled as soon as possible.
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Target Audience: 
Undergraduate Alumni
Graduate Alumni
Master in Teaching Alumni (certified teachers)
Graduate Students
Master in Teaching Students
Application Deadline Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022