The TEACH Colorado Partnership includes the following partners: Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), Colorado Department of Education (CDE), Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) & TEACH.
This is a grant-funded position. No promise of employment is extended beyond the life of the grant. There is a possibility of continued part-time of full-time work.
The purpose of TEACH Colorado is to raise the profile of teaching in Colorado and attract more talent into the profession. This will be accomplished through a statewide PSA ad campaign, a direct outreach campaign on college and high school campuses, digital media, online experiences, a Talk-to-a-Teacher program, and events and programming that expose prospects to teaching. These resources will inspire prospective teachers to join the profession, dispel misperceptions, and support the steps they need to take to enter the profession (i.e., get training, finance the training program, earn a professional credential, find a job).
TEACH will oversee the PSA campaign and the digital/online components, while PEBC and CEI will convene and manage the stakeholder group, to include the school districts, teacher preparation programs, state education agencies, and education associations in the state. The Senior Program Manager will lead the initiative, providing valuable insights and connections to the stakeholder group.
In the first 3-6 months, the Senior Program Manager will be responsible for introducing the initiative to stakeholders and gaining their buy-in and participation.
Should additional funding become available, this position will report out for accountability statewide in 2-3 years. Therefore strong candidates will have credibility and relationship with stakeholders and understand Colorado’s unique education and policy context.
Desired Timeframe for .5 FTE:
February 1, 2019-April 30, 2019 to network with all EPPs and IHEs and secure their intent to join.
As of May 1, 2019 there is potential to roll .5 FTE into a more full-time position.