About Teach Plus

Teach Plus is a national nonprofit whose mission is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student access. The Teach Plus team exists to breathe life into the Student Opportunity Mandate: All students should have the opportunity to achieve their potential in an education system defined by its commitment to equity, responsiveness to individual needs, and ability to prepare students for postsecondary success. At the heart of our work is advocacy for collective impact, beginning with classroom teachers.

Job Description

What We Do 

At Teach Plus, we believe in equity-driven teacher leadership. When we invest in developing our most talented teachers into teacher leaders who are well-informed, persuasive, and prepared to lead, they have deep leverage in advancing equity for students, especially for students of color, low-income students, and those from underserved communities. To close the opportunity gap and to ensure equitable access to a world-class education for all students in the schools and communities we serve, we ignite systems change at multiple levels through our Policy Fellowship and Instructional Leadership programs designed to inspire and equip teachers. We are committed to leading change in our Equity Focus Areas.

What You’ll Do

Teach Plus is launching the Philadelphia Affinity Group Network, which seeks to cultivate authentic, inclusive, intersectional spaces shaped by and for educators of color. The network will begin with 20 affinity groups across the city in 2023-24, each led by an Affinity Group Facilitator who will receive ongoing development and support from a Teach Plus leadership coach.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Philadelphia Affinity Group Facilitators seek to cultivate authentic, inclusive, intersectional spaces, shaped by and for educators of color
  • Facilitators create affirming and supportive spaces, rooted in an asset-based understanding of diversity, which equip educators in navigating and improving their school environments and are connected to a larger network to build alliances and address systemic issues. After a planning period of October-December 2023, affinity group facilitators will launch these affinity group spaces in January 2024
  • Facilitators will support the design and facilitation of these affinity group spaces until June 2025.
  • Facilitators will receive support in the form of a monthly leadership coaching session, three network-wide events (including a program kick-off taking place October 27-28th, 2023), and a professional learning community with other affinity group facilitators to build skills, share ideas, and work through common problems
  • Facilitators fulfill additional leadership responsibilities, including affinity group participant recruitment, agenda creation and monthly meeting facilitation
  • Facilitators receive a $2,000 stipend for their commitment in year one and a $1,500 stipend in year two


Who You Are

Teach Plus seeks a cohort of educators of color to facilitate affinity groups. Apply if you:

  • Are an educator with at least two (2) full years of experience within their school/district by August 2023
  • Are an advocate for intersectional justice and racial equity
  • Are able to facilitate collaboration, build relationships and lead complex, sometimes uncomfortable, conversations
  • Demonstrate capacity for strategic planning, effective communication, problem solving, organization, and group facilitation
  • Are willing to learn about practices and policies that affect retention of educators of color
How to Apply

To apply, please complete an online application found here. Teach Plus will receive applications until the position is filled.

Application Link: https://teachplus.tfaforms.net/328287

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