Let's Make

a Commitment

You know the potential your students have. We need excellent teachers taking the lead in order to truly solve educational inequity.

We’re searching for teachers in Chicago, Houston, Massachusetts, Metro Atlanta, New York, and the Bay Area to become Program Directors in their schools.

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You’ll Unlock Potential

 
You’ll facilitate a strong, trusting, student-led community beginning in your students’ junior year of high school and bridging the gap through their first year of college. You’ll help your students uncover skills and capabilities, make academic gains to increase their access to quality colleges, explore and be affirmed in their identities so that they will be empowered to persist through enormous challenges and reach their highest postsecondary aspirations.

Together, We Can Do This

 
The work is hard, but also incredibly rewarding. OneGoal will be your partner throughout it all, offering:

  • Resources and support to allow your Fellows to be the leaders and drivers of their postsecondary journeys
  • Training, one-on-one coaching, professional development sessions with other Program Directors
  • A comprehensive, culturally responsive curriculum with daily lessons
  • Specialized technology and access to our partner colleges

We’ll work side by side to ensure your students enroll in college and persist on the path to success.

What We Look For

in Program Directors

We look for teachers who are highly effective and who see themselves as change-agents, because they are the best equipped to facilitate OneGoal and ensure their cohorts of Fellows are prepared to succeed in college and beyond. What makes a great Program Director? Someone who excels in all four of these areas:

Fellow Leadership

Prioritizes various forms of Fellow voice and choice to promote leadership, ownership and agency in the OneGoal classroom.

Emotional Development

An ongoing process of cultivating mental and emotional well-being in self and others, rooted in sociocultural context.

Relationships

Being in a relationship means knowing who you are and determining the active role you want to play in those relationships. And understanding the other person’s perspective too.

Rigor

In a culture of learning, every person is a PD and learner because we reflect, incorporate feedback and adjust our practice to meet our goal towards rigorous academic outcomes.

Community

We are who we are not “in spite of” our experience, background and community but “because of” our experience, background and community “I know I can, so together we will.” Community is defined in a way that is rooted in Fellows and context.

How to Become

a Program Director

OneGoal works directly with school partners to create a process that works with their unique contexts and school culture. Generally the process includes:

Nominations + Info Sessions

Teachers are nominated by their school leader, another OneGoal Program Director or colleague at their school, or they can self nominate. We host info sessions for nominees to learn more about OneGoal, our model, and what it’s like to be a Program Director.

Nominate a Program Director →

Interview + Observations

Through interviews and/or classroom observations we learn more about prospective Program Directors’ teaching style, relationship with students, and classroom management. Equally important, this gives teachers’ the opportunity to learn more details about us, how we can support them and what they can expect.

Selection

Finally, we partner with school leaders to identify teachers that show the leadership and drive to successfully teach the OneGoal model and solidify the teacher’s availability and commitment to becoming a Program Director.

Join Us

Are you a match? Know someone who would be an excellent Program Director? Take the next step:

Nominate yourself or someone you know to meet with our recruiters.  Nominate a Program Director today →

To see if OneGoal is in your school visit our Communities and click on your region.