Network RTI and Gifted Services Coordinator

Location:

Memphis, TN

Salary:

$52,000-$60,000. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is offered

Achievement School District Mission and Vision

In January 2010, Tennessee passed the First to the Top Act, a sweeping reform of the state's education policy that was the cornerstone of its successful Race to the Top application. The Act created the Achievement School District (ASD), a state-run education authority with the power to directly run eligible schools and to authorize charter management organizations to operate schools. The ASD was charged with enacting bold reforms to drive transformational results for students zoned to attend or attending Priority schools. In doing so, the ASD acts as an operator of schools (the directly managed "Achievement Schools" clustered in the Frayser neighborhood in Memphis), authorizes non-profit partners, and works as a catalyst for state-wide school improvement through increased focus on Priority schools and improved student outcomes. The vision of the ASD is for all students in Priority schools to be prepared for success in education, career, and citizenship after high school. In support of this vision, our mission is to fight for justice for Priority school students by committing to excellence, equity, and community in their schools and lives.

Position Opportunity and Mission

An Achievement Schools Network RTI Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the network RTI framework. The Network RTI Coordinator works closely with school-based RTI Coordinators to gather and analyze student performance data, choose best instructional practices, and develop and monitor response plans.

An Achievement Schools Talented and Gifted Service Provider is responsible for leading the implementation of the network Talented and Gifted program. The Talented and Gifted Service Provider is also responsible for providing enrichment services to students in the RTI process and ensuring students who have met the criteria for gifted according to the standards established by the State of Tennessee receive special education services.

Key Outcomes

  1. Ensure schools implement the RTI process with 100% fidelity.
  2. Ensure 100% of students identified as 'high performers' by the universal screening process receive enrichment support.
  3. Ensure 100% of students identified as intellectually gifted have an individualized education program and receive special education services.

Core Competencies for Success

  • Lead with Humility
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Solve Problems Effectively
  • Practice Persistence and Resilience
  • Deliver Results
  • Plan and Execute Effectively

Ideal Qualifications

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year educational institution in elementary or middle school education, special education, school psychology or a closely related field
  • Current teaching license
  • Current gifted certification preferred

Work Experience

  • At least three or more years of successful professional teaching experience
  • Experience in helping children develop early math and literacy skills
  • Experience in helping children extend their learning and explore interests
  • Experience with scientifically based-research strategies, development in young children, and developmentally appropriate instruction for children.
  • Experience with developing, implementing and monitoring individualized education programs
  • Experience working on teams and multi-tasking
  • Experience with developing and managing data systems
  • Experience in program and people development

Skills and Mindsets

  • Knowledge of scientifically research-based instructional strategies, learning progressions, and developmentally appropriate instruction
  • Belief that RTI is an intervention and not a pathway to special education
  • Deep understanding of Tennessee's special education compliance and service provision regulations
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of Achievement Schools
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Effective leadership, organizational, time management and communication skills

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk occasionally.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
  • May be required to travel locally and domestically periodically to attend meetings, trainings, seminars, etc.

To Apply: 

Submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and two writing samples—preferably a sample of a memo and a presentation you have created--to humanresources@tn-asd.org.

Pursuant to the State of TN's policy of non-discrimination, the Achievement School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.