New York City Teaching Fellows Field Consultant

| July 22, 2014

Job description

New York City Teaching Fellows Field Consultant

The New York City Teaching Fellows (NYCTF) is a highly selective alternative certification program committed to providing excellent teachers for the students who need them most. In partnership with local universities – including City College, Hunter College, Long Island University, and Pace University – NYCTF supports Fellows to develop into effective educators. We are looking for experienced educators who share our vision of coaching novice teachers to lead students to high levels of academic achievement. Strong candidates must have a clear understanding of effective instruction, are passionate about developing teachers’ instructional impact, and can provide clear, concise and motivational feedback to teachers in order to rapidly improve instruction.

Role and ResponsibilitiesField Consultants are responsible for conducting classroom observations of novice Fellows, supporting Fellow development by providing targeted, actionable feedback, and assessing development on a subset of components of the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Field Consultants are required to attend approximately 10-20 hours of training throughout the year.

Specifically, Field Consultants will be expected to:

  • Visit each Fellow approximately 10 times between September and June
  • Provide direct feedback that leads to rapid improvement in Fellow performance
  • Write and share (electronically) observation reports with the university after each visit
  • Assess each Fellow’s development using a rubric based on Danielson’s Framework for Teaching
  • Participate in all required introductory and ongoing trainings and meetings


All candidates must be certified teachers and have at least 2 years of teaching experience within a K-12 classroom (NYC public schools preferred). Field Consultants will need to conduct observations during regular school hours, so daytime, weekday availability is required.

  • Believe that first-year Fellows can lead students to high levels of academic achievement in a variety of school settings
  • Possess the ability to give direct, clear and concise feedback that rapidly improves teacher performance
  • Previous experience observing, evaluating, coaching, or mentoring teachers
  • Have a strong education background and instructional skill set with experience in high-need schools
  • Demonstrate a track record of meeting ambitious academic goals with students
  • Familiarity with the Danielson Framework for Teaching (preferred)
  • Demonstrate strong time management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Professional experience in special education, science, or bilingual education

How to apply

If interested, please submit your resume and complete a brief application through the following link (a short essay is required):
Application Link