Position Announcement: Per Diem Staff Developer

Morningside Center is seeking experienced, resourceful educators strongly committed to social and emotional learning (SEL) to join our team of staff-developers in transforming schools. Our per diem staff developers provide ongoing support to schools in implementing our evidence-based programs for grades pre-k to 12.  See the full post below or read the PDF version.

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Title: Per Diem Staff Developer
 
Organizational Overview: 

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Morningside Center works hand in hand with educators to help young people develop the values, personal qualities, and skills they need to thrive and contribute to their communities—from the classroom to the world.
 
Since our founding in 1982 Morningside Center has developed an array of programs to engage young people in learning essential social and emotional skills and to support educators in making their schools productive and respectful. Last year, Morningside Center’s programs provided sustained support for over 13,000 students and 1,000 educators and parents in 60 schools throughout New York City. We are now expanding to school districts outside of NYC, and have programs ongoing in Atlanta, GA, Warren and Youngstown, OH, and Fairfield, CT. We are part of a nationwide movement to make high quality, research-validated social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of every child’s education. To learn more please visit us at http://www.morningsidecenter.org/
 
Position Overview:
 
Morningside Center is seeking experienced, resourceful educators strongly committed to social and emotional learning (SEL) to join our team of staff-developers in transforming schools. Our per diem staff developers provide ongoing support to schools in implementing our evidence-based programs for grades pre-k to 12. Morningside Center provides extensive orientation and on-going support to our staff developers.
 
Responsibilities:
 
A staff developer’s responsibilities vary to some extent from school to school depending on the program the school chooses to implement. But they usually include the following:

 

  • Facilitating workshops for teachers to prepare them to teach Morningside Center’s curricula.
  • Coaching teachers in teaching lessons from our curricula by providing demonstration lessons in their classrooms, co-facilitating lessons with the teacher, observing the teacher and providing feedback, and conducting conferences with the teacher.
  • Providing consultation and strategic support to help schools establish peer mediation programs, advisory programs, and anti-bullying programs.
  • Communicating regularly with supervisory staff at Morningside Center about progress, highlights, and challenges, including written reports.

 
Qualifications:
 
Our ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Passion for Morningside Center’s mission of fostering social responsibility through education
  • Three years or more of classroom teaching experience
  • Experience in facilitating workshops for adults
  • Experience in coaching teachers
  • Experience in facilitating workshops with children and young people
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering social responsibility and social and emotional learning (SEL) through education
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural organization
  • A professional, flexible, and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to size up a situation, create a viable plan, overcome obstacles, and make it happen

 
 
To Apply
 
Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and outlook meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Address to Doris Lo at dlo@morningsidecenter.org. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017.
 
 
Morningside Center is an equal opportunity employer.