About Jounce Partners

At Jounce, our mission is to ensure schools provide children with the opportunity to succeed. To do this, we equip school leaders with the expertise to skillfully invest in teacher practice.

Job Description

You cand find a lot more about the role below, but the upshot is Instructional Leader Fellows (ILFs) are stellar teachers interested in leaving the classroom in order to put themselves on a trajectory towards instructional school leadership. If that leaves you intrigued, let’s talk.

More broadly, Instructional Leader Fellows (ILFs) are strong educators who join the Jounce team to grow into a future role as a school-based or network-based instructional leader. They may be teachers who will join the Jounce team for 2-3 years and then return to a school as an assistant principal (or in a comparable instructional leadership role). Or they may be formal or informal leaders (teacher coaches, mentor teachers, grade level leads, department chairs, assistant principals) who will join the Jounce team for 2-3 years and leave us to become a principal/school leader. They are willing to step away from a school-based role for two to three years to deepen their knowledge, refine their skills, and grow as a coach and leader; but ultimately, they know that they belong in school buildings with kids, families, and teachers, driving life-changing outcomes and setting a standard for what a great school can be.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include planning and executing teacher development and school leadership trainings for leaders at up to 15 partner schools; coaching up to 15 teachers directly across up to 6 partner schools; and, in collaboration with the entire Jounce team, updating and refining Jounce’s teacher development and school leadership model.


Applicants should be committed to ultimately being a school-based or network-based instructional leader.

To be strongly considered, an applicant should have excellent classroom results and some leadership experience, formal or informal (department chair, grade team lead, content team lead, mentor teacher, assistant principal, etc.).

Additional qualifications include:

  • Deep belief in the ability of all children to excel academically and the ability of schools to be the drivers of that success; extremely high expectations for student success and school performance;
  • Openness to, and desire for, frequent feedback, often delivered publicly and in front of external partners;
  • Intense desire to improve and grow professionally;
  • Strong lesson design, unit planning, lesson execution, content knowledge, and data analysis skills as a classroom teacher;
  • Current K-12 teaching certification and/or administrative certification (preferred);
  • Note: reliable transportation to and from worksites throughout the day is needed.

Support and Training

  • Instructional Leader Fellows get their most important training through being in the field each day, coaching teachers and leaders. ILFs have a designated coach who will provide personalized development touchpoints each week, focused on instructional knowledge and coaching and leadership skills. ILFs will also participate in a weekly Jounce team training and a weekly differentiated cohort training, as well as a full summer of intensive development each year.

Compensation and Benefits

  • The starting salary for Instructional Leader Fellows is $85,000, plus a competitive benefits package.

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