Executive Director, Bay Area Teacher Training Institute

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Bay Area Teacher Training Institute

With the world changing so rapidly, one thing has remained constant: the importance of
education. Children at a young age need well-trained, experienced teachers to develop the
fundamental skills that will enable them to tackle more complex problems as they get older.
Meanwhile, research has shown that to deliver excellent pedagogy requires not just a
practicum of knowledge but also extensive apprenticeship. Thus, institutions that provide
both theoretical and experiential training to future elementary school teachers fill a critical
role in the larger educational ecosystem.
The Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI), based in Oakland, California, is a shining
example of this complementary approach to teacher training. For two decades, nearly 500
aspiring educators have graduated with a master’s degree and multiple-subject credential
after two years of intense classroom study and on-the-job mentoring. Since its inception,
BATTI has benefited from the able leadership of its founding executive director, who will
retire next June after nearly twenty years on the job. Now, BATTI seeks an executive
director with not only a passion and expertise for teacher development, but also a
systematic and relational mindset for running and growing an association of partner
schools, teacher residents, and university instructors. This one-of-a-kind position starts July
1, 2021 and reports to the board of directors.
For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity
statement and complete application instructions.

Applications Accepted Starting: September 10, 2020
Application Deadline: October 12, 2020 at 5:00pm PDT
Quarterfinal Round: October 24 and 25
Semifinal Round: November 7 and 8
Final Round: November 16 – 18
Decision Announced: December 11, 2020
Start Date: July 1, 2021

Bay Area Teacher Training Institute – Executive Director

Organizational Mission and Programmatic Leadership
Oversee the education of approximately 70 aspiring elementary teachers each year.
Manage a two-year residency program that provides both hands-on practice and formal
training in educational theory to prepare aspiring teachers for full-time classroom work
in independent, public, and charter schools.
Ensure that BATTI meets the needs of a diverse set of learners, and maintain a
commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion during: student
recruitment, support, and placement; instructional design planning and course
development; and, instructor hiring and training.
Strategic Partnerships and Organizational Growth
Develop and maintain relationships with dozens of coalition schools, educational
associations, heads of school, and principals across the San Francisco Bay Area and
beyond, which employ teacher residents, provide mentorship during both the school
year and summer, and hire BATTI graduates.
Work closely with the university partner to oversee instructor hiring, course
development, the credentialing program, and student recruitment and matriculation.
Ensure BATTI representation at hiring fairs, conferences, and other strategic events.
Identify and explore opportunities for growth — geographically and programmatically.
Executive Leadership and Board Governance
Communicate effectively with the board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner,
all information necessary for the board to make informed decisions.
Partner with the board leadership on matters of mission-driven strategic planning,
board education, bylaw review, financial oversight, board composition, meeting
management, and committee staffing.
Establish meaningful partnerships with local, regional, and national associations and
thought leaders in areas of teacher development and progressive education.

Operations and Management
Oversee all BATTI staff and volunteers.
Identify opportunities to improve BATTI in areas such as organizational efficiency,
operational workflow, marketing and communications, and financial management.
Ensure effective day-to-day operations of BATTI including communications, financial
transactions, membership services, programs, and legal responsibilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Professional Qualifications:
Possession of a graduate degree from an accredited college or university
Multiple years of experience as a classroom teacher
Immersion in diversity work — both in training and in implementation — and a
commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive classrooms, curricula, and
student experiences
Previous supervisory and administrative experience, preferably in educational or
nonprofit settings
Organizational leadership experience in areas including governance, strategic planning,
and budgeting and financial management
Leadership and Personal Qualities:
A love of education, teaching and learning, and teacher development
A collaborative, cooperative, and growth-oriented mindset
An ability to identify and cultivate strategic partnerships
An engaging personality, charismatic presentation skills, and a passion for professional
networking, relationship building, and industry partnering
Fluency in applying research and data analysis to make decisions, craft strategy, and
track progress toward strategic goals
An ongoing desire to remain current in emerging trends in pedagogy, classroom
instruction, and educational leadership
A true belief in all educational models: public, independent, and charter
A smart and confident decision maker who operates with integrity, collaborates with
sincerity, counsels with affability, and teaches with humility
Genuine empathy and care for those aspiring to enter the teaching profession
A systematic mindset that in parallel works to build an empathetic community
An ability to create organizational systems and apply project management skills in
support of organizational growth and operational efficiency
Authentic warmth, and collegiality, and an ability to spread these qualities across an
entire organization and its many diverse constituents and supporters

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity
statement and complete application instructions.


BATTI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal employment and advancement
opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national
origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital
status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

To apply for this job email your details to bob@ba-tti.org