Note: These are ongoing opportunities that are posted throughout the year. The hiring department will respond as there are specific positions available.
The Education Mentor must serve as a faculty-based professional development coordinator to regularly demonstrate and share expertise with other teachers. The mentor’s overall role is to promote the growth and development of the beginning teacher to improve student learning. When Alternately Authorized K-12 teacher candidates are first hired, they are given a full load and are expected to impact student learning immediately without the benefit of an internship. As a result, alternately authorized teachers essentially learn how to teach while on the job. Mentors are critical supports in guiding new teachers to enhance their planning, instruction, and content knowledge. Mentors help orient new teachers to the school community and to teaching in general. Mentors also serve as collegial and emotional supports for this challenging phase in a teacher’s career.
- Provide teacher(s) on site, job-embedded professional development
- Conduct classroom observations and teacher conferences
- Assume an active role as a member of the school leadership team
- Take an active role in building-level decision making
- Be responsible for supervising site-based mentor teacher(s)
- Analyze school-wide data
- Oversee planning, facilitation, and follow-up of collaborative group meetings
- Team-teach with colleagues, demonstrate model lessons, develop and help implement curriculum
- Observe and provide peer assistance and coaching towards meeting teacher’s individual goals
- Coach teacher(s) in the implementation of effective instructional strategies appropriate to the content area
- Evaluate teacher performance
- Participate in workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced coursework which further advance knowledge of current trends in effective instructional practices
- Works independently and adjusts mentoring to meet the mentee’s needs
- Proactively leads and models
- Collaborates with teachers and administration
- Attends professional development opportunities offered by the College
- Solves problems and asks questions
SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED
- Demonstrated teaching and leadership skills
- Excellent communication skills and an understanding of how to facilitate growth in adults
- Effective coaching skills
- Extensive knowledge of teaching techniques
- Curriculum and staff development
- Ability to collect and analyze data from a variety of sources, evaluate and make recommendations
- Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other departments
- Self-discipline and initiative
- Ability to follow state and district guidelines
- Demonstrated planning and organization skills
- Ability to provide an appropriate educational environment and experiences based on developmental needs of students, including the use of effective behavior management techniques
- Current knowledge of educational trends, methods, research and technology
- Demonstrated ability to deliver appropriate instructional strategies in the classroom
- Ability to analyze and reflect on student performance data in order to make changes that will affect student learning.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE REQUIRED
- Prior K-12 Teaching experience
- Certificated Teacher (in Idaho or another state) or proof of prior certification
- Ideally 10+ years of teaching experience
EDUCATION / TRAINING REQUIRED
- Bachelor’s degree at a minimum; Master’s degree or National Board-Certified Teacher preferred
At least five years of successful teaching as measured by performance evaluations, student data, or letters of recommendation.
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS
- Schedule is determined by the mentor and mentee in accordance with the school district time table and the required hours per semester for contact time between mentor and mentee.
- Conditions are unique to each facility, but are typically K-12 classrooms
- Background checks are required for all mentor teachers
The applicant or employee is responsible for notifying the supervisor if they are presently or become unable to meet the physical or cognitive requirements of the position.
_EACH SEMESTER, MENTORS WILL BE PAID $500.00 PER MENTEE AND MILEAGE WILL BE REIMBURSED AS WELL. _
PROOF OF CERTIFICATION OR PRIOR CERTIFICATION MUST BE INCLUDED WITH APPLICATION PACKET.