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Talent Development Secondary Lead Faciltator
Title:Talent Development Secondary Lead Faciltator
                                             TALENT DEVELOPMENT SECONDARY LEAD FACILITATOR
General Description:
The lead facilitator provides technical assistance, in classroom support, and professional development
services needed to implement all components of the TD Secondary Model to faculty, administrators,
stakeholders and partners at assigned sites.  Assignments will include high profile districts where Talent
Development Secondary seeks to establish proof points or additional impact.  May serve as transformation
team lead at some of their assigned sites.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the job include the following functions:
  • Responsible for facilitating schools through awareness, planning and implementation phases
    of the model.
  • Supports and provides job-embedded professional development for site based personnel.
  • Identifies roadblocks to successful implementation and strategizes solutions (this may include: 
    modeling, training, troubleshooting and providing on- going assistance.
  • Participates in assessing needs, contributes to development of school transformation plan and
    provides leadership with the design and delivery of on-going professional development which
    may include planning, facilitation or presenting specific to assigned sites or districts.
  • Visits classrooms by discipline or team to determine evidence of implementation.
  • Models elements of coaching cycle to develop reflective practices in instruction and leadership.
  • Establishes and maintains regular communication with TD team, teachers, coaches, school leaders,
    and other points of contact to ensure the effective delivery of the TD Secondary Program.
  • Works in conjunction with Division, Field or Regional Managers to monitor progress and design
    implementation support strategies.
  • Makes training presentations to large and small groups of teachers and administrators.
  • Completes reports and maintains records  to document progress with implementation of
    the TD Secondary Components i.e.  EWI Supports, Curricula Implementation, Teacher Teams,
    9thGrade Academies, Career Academies, Twilight School, Strategies to Improve Attendance, Behavior,
    Course Completion, Coaching Practices, Report Card Conferencing.
  • Promotes data informed decision making – supports quantitative and qualitative data collection such
    as supporting administration and dissemination of pre/post-tests, climate surveys.
  • Collaborates and coordinates efforts with other members of the TD Secondary Team for assigned sites
    including travel arrangements.
  • Is responsible for working with school staff to create schedules to support teacher teams, common planning,
    academies, acceleration and recovery opportunities.
  • Works with school staff to build and maintain successful teacher teams and business and community partnerships.
  • Contributes to the development of school based interventions, develops resource maps and assists
    with coordination of resources as needed.
  • Represents instructional content areas with school and district.
  • Participates as a team member with other associates to develop and expand the TD Secondary Model.
  • Leads presentations and workshops on TD Secondary components at conferences and other events.
  • Schedules and coordinates school visits as needed.
  • Assists with the development, editing and refinement of curricular and support materials.
  • Provides field experiences and site embedded modeling TD Secondary facilitators in training.
  • Supports the design and implementation of professional trainings used nationally by the TDS Network.
  • Is responsible for participating in professional growth activities and other events. Is responsible for on-going professional reading and current research regarding best practices.  Participates and completes training modules in each cycle.

Decision Making: 
Carries our duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.
Master’s Degree or 3 years experience working in area of school transformation, certification (subject
area or leadership) in area of vacancy preferred.  Teaching or administrative experience within an
educational setting.  Excellent interpersonal, public speaking, writing, organization and management skills. 
Ability to work collaboratively, demonstrate professional presence, maintain effective working relationships
with diverse staff and clientele.  Knowledge of secondary school standards and reform practices and
organizational change desirable.  Strategic thinker with problem solving and trouble- shooting experience.


Must be comfortable in urban and rural schools. 

*Note these positions require high level of travel. 


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