Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Central Management Office Dallas, 75247
Date Posted: 9/9/2022

Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.

Primary Purpose:
At Uplift, we strive to be best-in-class at attracting, selecting, developing, engaging, and retaining top talent. The Manager of Teacher Incentives & Pathways (MTIP) plays a key role in attracting, engaging, and retaining teacher talent by managing Uplift’s teacher incentive and pathways programs. The MTIP reports into the Senior Director of Talent Development and Pathways and is a member of the People Team. The MTIP works closely with other members of the People Team, campus leaders, and teachers in executing our teacher incentive programs and connecting them to our teacher pathways in a way that enhances our efforts to attract, engage, and retain top teacher talent. 

Note: This is a partial grant funded position, and employment is contingent upon the availability of TIA funds.

  • Work in close partnership with the Senior Director of Talent Development and Pathways to set the vision and drive direction of teacher reward, recognition, and pathways across Uplift.
  • Fully own end-to-end program management of Uplift’s teacher incentive programs which include but are not limited to Uplift’s bonus program and Uplift’s participation in the state performance pay program (the Teacher Incentive Allotment).
  • Work in close partnership with Finance, Talent Management Operations, and Data teams to ensure teacher incentive pay is communicated, documented, and administered with fidelity and accuracy.
  • Collaborate with external partners and authorities, including TEA, to ensure Uplift remains in high esteem and full compliance.
  • Research and stay up to date with best-in-class practices for teacher evaluation and performance pay systems.
  • Manage strategic working groups across Uplift’s CMO and campuses and drive key inputs forward (with key stakeholders from Finance, Compliance, Human Resources, Academics, Analytics team members).
  • Build knowledge of and investment in Uplift’s teacher incentives by creating learning opportunities, strong communication channels, and high-quality resources for both teachers and leaders.
  • Ensure all inputs to teacher incentives are monitored, executed, and continuously improved, including the teacher observation framework and student growth and achievement metrics.
  • Manage roll-out of newly added teacher groups into the Teacher Incentive Allotment program.
  • Support the creation, management, and execution towards full implementation of teacher pathways at Uplift.
  • Identify opportunities to integrate Uplift’s teacher incentives with Uplift’s teacher career pathways.
  • Work closely with the People Leadership Team and other functional leaders to reinforce the merits of Uplift’s ongoing talent initiatives.

Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s)
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A./ B.S.) from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree or higher in education or related field preferred. 5+ years of relevant work experience preferred; classroom and leadership experience in the K12 setting highly preferred.
Required Skills/Abilities:
To perform the job successfully, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Deep belief in Uplift’s mission, vision, and values
  • Strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management
  • Demonstrated excellence in instructional practice and pedagogy
  • Strong understanding of teacher evaluation frameworks and systems
  • Ability to influence and motivate others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and data driven
  • Ability to read, analyze, and apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions in written or oral form.
  • Ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel, students, and parents.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn and use computer software as necessary. Ability to use basic office equipment.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Physical Demands:
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.
Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Starting Salary: $65,000

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