Relay Graduate School of Education is hiring an

Instructional Media Teacher Consultant, Social Studies

New Haven County, United States

Job Title: Instructional Media Teacher Consultant, Social Studies

Type: Consultant

Start Date: August 2023

End Date: June 2024

Location: Flexible in the US, but the following locations (including surrounding areas) are highly preferred:

  • Fairfield County or New Haven County, CT
  • Chicago, IL
  • Houston, TX
  • Memphis or Nashville, TN

Review of applications will begin on April 28, 2023. Applications will be accepted after that date on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay) is welcoming applications for Instructional Media Teacher Consultants. Relay’s mission is to ensure that all students are taught by outstanding educators. Our vision is to build a more just world where every student has access to outstanding educators and a clear path to a fulfilling life. 

As part of our curriculum, we include videos of teachers from all over the country as models of quality classroom instruction. We are looking for excellent P-12 classroom teachers who are willing to work with us to manage the production of three video recordings of their classroom teaching that demonstrate best P-12 instructional practices and that align with Relay's curricular needs.  This footage may be captured by the teacher, an instructional coach at the school, or by one of Relay's professors.  The teachers will also submit lesson plans and student work samples associated with the recordings, participate in any requested interviews about their teaching, and ensure that Relay's media releases are signed for every student that appears on camera.

If you have questions about this consultant role, please email video@relay.edu.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the production of three video recordings of your teaching that highlight best P-12 instructional practices and that align with Relay's curricular needs  
  • Submit lesson plans and student work samples associated with each instructional recording 
  • Complete all interview requests for each instructional lesson (in person or zoom)
  • Ensure FERPA and related media release compliance by administering necessary releases for all involved students.

QUALIFICATIONS

First and foremost, the Instructional Media Teacher Consultant, Social Studies must share the Relay community’s commitment to working together to improve student growth and achievement through phenomenal teacher preparation grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. This includes providing teacher preparation programs that set novice teachers up to succeed in the classroom from day one; leadership programs that train new and veteran school and district leaders to best serve their school communities; and teacher-facing professional education that provides ongoing learning to educators. Additionally, for this position we’re looking for candidates that possess a combination of the following skills:

  • Have 3+ years of teaching experience 
  • Will teach middle or high school social studies (ie. world history, US history, economics, government, geography, etc.) in the 2023-2024 school year
  • Use inquiry learning 
  • Use historical thinking and reading skills (sourcing, contextualization, corroboration, close read) with primary and secondary source historical documents 
  • Lead a positive, rigorous, culturally responsive classroom
  • Are authorized to work in the United States

Relay prepares teachers and school leaders to teach students of all identities and backgrounds in order to push toward a time when this country no longer faces stark educational inequities. We recruit, develop, support, and retain a diverse staff, faculty, and graduate student body because we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and actively anti-racist institution. We know, and the data supports, that diversity, equity, and inclusion cultivate an environment in which people of all backgrounds can thrive and this is critical to achieving our mission of educational excellence and equity.

To fulfill that commitment, Relay encourages applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply for roles that align with their own interests and career trajectory. If you meet a majority of the qualifications and see yourself in this role, we would love to see your application!

COMPENSATION

Relay is committed to creating and maintaining a compensation and benefits system that supports our ability to recruit and retain a diverse and talented team. As we make decisions about compensation, we will be guided by the following values: clarity, consistency, and internal equity. This consultant role will be paid a stipend of $600.

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Relay highly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine. Relay abides by each state’s requirements, and acknowledges those may change over time. If moved forward to the phone screen stage, you will have the chance to ask your recruiter more about this policy.

Relay Graduate School of Education provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

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