The Position: The Department of Education Reform in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, invites applications for the position of Executive Director for the Arkansas Teacher Corps. This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track position.
Duties and Responsibilities: The individual selected to fill this position will be responsible for directing the Arkansas Teacher Corps, the general operations of the program, and its staff. The job duties will include: managing the ATC staff, financial management, school district, stakeholder, and legislative liaison, leading the recruitment and selection processes, fellow placements and certifications, and public relations, fundraising, and grant management.
Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Location: Northwest or Central Arkansas preferred, but flexible.
Applications: The application period closes on June 18, 2018. Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/27667. Please upload a letter of interest (demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed), a complete curriculum vitae, and a list with the names, titles and institutions, addresses, and contact numbers of three references familiar with your work or qualifications.
An earned Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least two years of experience K-12 teaching
At least two years of experience working with students from low-income backgrounds
At least one year of experience managing/coaching adults in a non-profit or related service-oriented organization
At least two public presentations to community stakeholders
Earned Master’s degree in education, public policy, business, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education
Experience with fiscal planning and/or strategic planning processes for an organization or program
Experience managing budgets with multiple revenue streams from a variety of funding sources
At least one year of experience working with, managing or operating an education non-profit or other service organization
Experience managing major events or conferences
Experience with grant writing and fundraising in a non-profit, K-12 education, or higher education setting
Experience building collaborative relationships across various public and private sectors
Valid Arkansas teaching certificate
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written skills and interpersonal skills
Ability to thrive in an evolving and potentially high-pressure environment
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position. The anticipated starting date will be on or around July 17, 2018. However, a different starting date may be negotiated.
About Arkansas Teacher Corps
The Arkansas Teacher Corps (ATC) recruits, trains, and supports exceptional, social justice-oriented individuals to serve as teachers for Arkansas students who need them the most. ATC is an alternative teacher licensure program that provides an accelerated path to teaching for the highest-performing and social justice-oriented individuals in order to have a lasting impact on students and communities in Arkansas.The Arkansas Teacher Corps aims to…recruit excellent, passionate individuals from diverse backgroundstrain them to be rigorous, culturally responsive classroom teachersplace them to teach for three years or more in a high-need schoolprovide unparalleled, transformational teacher development and coachingsupport Fellows in completing all requirements for a standard teaching license