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Buffalo, New York 14202
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Talent Development Secondary Field Manager
Title:Talent Development Secondary Field Manager



Comprehensive reform model

for schools that face serious

challenges with student attendance,

discipline, achievement scores

and dropout rates.

The model‘s comprehensive approach to positive change addresses many of the
obstacles that keep teachers and students
from being successful. At the forefront
these obstacles are anonymity and apathy -- two characteristics students find all too

common in traditional high schools.

This position is posted online at and listed at req # 50874


Talent Development Secondary, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, provides comprehensive,
on-site support focused on building a strong and safe school environment, creating and refining effective
professional learning communities, and ensuring effective teaching and learning in every classroom. Talent
Development also helps create and manage an Early Warning Indicator system and a multi-tiered student
support process. Over the past decade, Talent Development Secondary (TDS) has developed and validated
a comprehensive set of organizational, instructional and professional development supports that are designed
to help all students engage, achieve, advance and graduate ready for college and career. Talent Development
works with schools and school districts to determine which of these supports will most effectively enhance
and extend local initiatives. Talent Development also works with schools and school districts to implement
comprehensive supports across grades 6 to 12 or within particular grade spans 5-8 or 9-12. Talent 
Development Secondary is slated to assume oversight of TDS model implementation and overall operations
in two Buffalo Public High Schools this coming spring.


• School and school district administrative background

• Ability to establish & maintain strong collaborative relationships.

• Exceptional ability to communicate.

• Strong time, project and budget management skills.

• Demonstrated creativity.

• Proven mentorship, coaching, and leadership skills.

• Ability to work well with diverse constituencies.

• Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

• Some advanced graduate work in area of educational leadership, business

administration or related area desirable.

• Three to five years successful experience with Talent Development or other

secondary reform models.


The Field Manager position in Buffalo is responsible for the overall management and implementation
of the Talent Development Secondary model starting in two schools in the spring of school year 2012-13:
Lafayette High School and East High School. In both of these schools, Talent Development Secondary is
the recently selected Education Partner Organization (EPO) which includes superintendent roles and
responsibilities for the overall management, operation and outcomes of the schools. Both of these schools
and their ongoing transformation are supported by federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) for a three year
duration. In each of these high schools, TDS will partner with the National Academy Foundation, a premier
career academy organization as well as College Summit, another national nonprofit which is focused on
building college-going culture, structures and outcomes. The Buffalo Field Manager’s role will also include

oversight of logistics, supervision for school-based transformation facilitators as well as coordination of TDS
Instructional Facilitators in math, ELA, and student & school support services. The Field Manager is also
responsible for building local financial and community support for the model. The Field Manager will provide
some direct service in areas of teaming, organizational, and operational support and technical assistance.
The Field Manager will report directly to the Chief Operations Officer of TDS but will meet and align regularly
with Buffalo Public School District administrators and Buffalo Board of Education members.

This position is posted online at and listed at req # 50874 



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