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Boston Public Schools STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Keith Love Educators of Color Peer Mentorship Program (SY22-23) in Boston, Massachusetts

* This is a stipended position and is only open to current, eligible, BPS employees whose current job status allows them to participate in this opportunity. * Title: Keith Love Educators of Color Peer Mentorship Program The Office of Recruitment, Cultivation and Diversity (RCD) Programs is seeking mentors for the Keith Love Educators of Color Peer Mentorship Program set to launch for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. The WEOC/MEOC Executive Coaching Leadership Programs are 9-month accredited programs designed to increase engagement, retention, and leadership rates for staff of color within BPS. Sessions are led and facilitated by current and former BPS leaders of color. Participants receive a valuable combination of executive coaching, research-based content, and structured opportunities for self-reflection and growth plan development. Over the last 4 years, WEOC has had 65 participants with 91% currently employed with BPS. Over the last 5 years, MEOC has had 67 participants with 76% currently employed with BPS. In addition, since the programs' inception, 14 participants have assumed central office and school leadership roles after completing the program. In an effort to tap into this expertise and support the retention of educators of color RCD will launch the Keith Love Educators of Color Peer Mentorship Program. The program is named in memory of Keith Love, former Headmaster of TechBoston Academy and member of the Male Educators of Color (MEOC) Executive Coaching Leadership Program - Cohort III Through additional training, coaching and sharing of best practices, we will create a group of mentors who will support 1st through 3rd year teachers and central office educators of color as mentors and professional champions. In addition, mentors will receive on-going professional development in self-leadership and education policy. We believe a home-grown diverse educator mentorship program will further our retention efforts. Reports to: BPS Educators of Color Cultivation and Retention Specialist Position Overview The Office of Recruitment, Cultivation and Diversity (RCD) Programs is seeking mentors for the Keith Love Educators of Color Peer Mentorship Program entering as it enters its second year. RCD is seeking skilled, dedicated, and experienced district educators to serve as mentors for 1st through 3rd year teachers and central office educators of color. Educators of Color Mentors will play a critical role in novice educators’ growth and development by providing a model of high-quality practice as well as logistical support and guidance. The Educators of Color Peer Mentor is someone whom the novice educator can trust and confide in as they navigate the early stages of this very challenging career. The Educators of Color Peer Mentor does not serve in an evaluative role. Roles and Responsibilities What Keith Love Educators of Color Peer Mentors Will Do: Establish a trusting relationship by maintaining professionalism and honoring confidentiality. Assist mentee(s) in getting acclimated to the district and their new position, school, and responsibilities. Meet at least 2-3 meetings/touchpoints with their mentee(s) per month (formally, informally, in-person and/or virtually) during the school year to support mentee(s). Provide support and feedback regarding the mentee’s practice as needed. Support the mentee’s understanding of the BPS Evaluation System and process including but not limited to: When to expect observations What to expect from observations Uploading artifacts How to handle difficult conversations with students, supervisors, colleagues and families Sharing resources, opportunities, activities, etc to support the mentee(s) learning and development. What You Bring Qualifications: We expect our Keith Love Educators of Color Peer Mentors to demonstrate: a record of professional success working in BPS, high expectations for students and fellow educators, and strong organizational and communication skills. Ideal candidates will have: Experience teaching and/or working with students and families in the Boston Public Schools Summative performance rating of Proficient or Exemplary on most recent evaluation A desire to support and develop novice educators of color Mindset: We are looking for Mentors who display the following mindsets: Professional Learner Do you actively seek constructive feedback to reflect on and analyze the impact of your practice? Do you seek professional learning opportunities to improve your practice? Do you initiate and facilitate collaboration among colleagues to foster inquiry, reflection, and innovation? Do you express optimism for the potential of educators and schools to advance student learning and development? Instructional Leadership Do you exhibit a high degree of personal integrity, resilience, ethical conduct, and credibility with colleagues? Do you clarify and mediate the learning needs of others? Do you effectively present ideas, lead discussions, and creatively structure learning opportunities? Mentor Mindset Do you express a belief that strong educators are developed, rather than born? Do you believe that the path to becoming an exemplary practitioner must be different based on the learning and teaching styles of educators? Do you express a willingness to advocate for colleagues and students? Attention to Diversity Do you have a record of effective practice in BPS with English Language Learners and students with special needs? Do you have a record of valuing educator diversity and enthusiastically collaborating with colleagues with diverse backgrounds and experiences? Do you design and facilitate learning that includes deliberate and multiple opportunities for students to build on their own knowledge, experiences, interests, and backgrounds? Do you articulate and demonstrate high expectations for all students? Do you respect, know, and understand cultural differences and use that understanding to promote positive and productive interactions among students, colleagues, families, and the larger community? Time Commitment Keith Love Educators of Color Peer Mentors can expect to: attend one (1) half day Mentor training attend hybrid monthly meetings (virtual/in-person) meet at least 2-3 meetings/touchpoints with their mentee(s) per month (formally, informally, in-person and/or virtually) during the school year to support mentee(s). assist with locating school- and district-based resources for their mentee(s) mentor 1-2 novice educators over the course of the academic year Compensation Keith Love Educator of Color Peer Mentors will receive a $2000 stipend for the academic year. " />

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STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Keith Love Educators of Color Peer Mentorship Program (SY22-23)

Job Description

Primary Location Central Office - Strategy Department

Salary Range --

Shift Type Central Office

Job Contact Information

Name Rashaun Martin

Title Acting Director of Recruitment

Phone 6176359639

Email rmartin2@bostonpublicschools.org

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