Teacher, TOSA Behavioral Specialist - Jenny Lind

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Job Title: Teacher, TOSA Behavioral Specialist - Jenny Lind  and Requisition ID number: 68434

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Jenny Lind (10000050) 

Site:  Jenny Lind (0151) 

FTE:  1.0 FTE, 39 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Teachers(04) 

Functional Area:  Teaching 

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To provide leadership, support, assistance, and direction for the coordination, development, implementation and evaluation for Jefferson Elementary related to Strategic Plan. Provide direction, oversight and support for academic functions.



Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide ongoing professional development for teaching and support staff
  • Develop and implement the structural supports for enhancement of student engagement and development of alternatives to removal and suspension.
  • Assess current reality of existing structural supports.
  • Develop structural support parameters to support the functioning of data teams, instructional leadership teams and professional learning communities within buildings related to their responsibilities for student engagement.
  • Design professional development protocol and curriculum for student engagement and alternatives to removal and suspension.
  • Create data reports and data review cycle for school level teams and executive stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively with teachers, parents, students and various school and community stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge in instruction, standards and assessment that support school improvement.
  • Actively involve stakeholders in effective decision-making and meeting deadlines.
  • Engage in creative, innovative problem solving to empower teachers to implement instructional techniques best suited for urban students.
  • Model high expectations for staff, students, and self.


Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines

  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching or administrative experience or its equivalent (must include direct interactions with students, staff, parents and community) at the elementary or secondary educational level.
  • Must have communication skills to empower teachers to improve teaching practices and work to increase student achievement.
  • Demonstrate a relentless attitude to increasing student achievement and demonstrate a commitment to eliminating the achievement gap.
  • Ability to manage resources and facilities, use of knowledge of policies and procedures to make sound ethical decisions.
  • Ability and commitment to effectively communicate with all stakeholders in a variety of ways. Oral and written communication skills are needed as well as problem solving skills, listening skills, facilitating decision making process and clearly communicating the outcomes of decisions.
  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader (i.e., mentor/demonstrate high expectations for effective instruction by encouraging continuous improvement, state-of-the-art instruction methods, and multiple approaches; empower teachers to make instruction decisions; model effective instruction and monitor the effectiveness of instruction efforts made by others). Successful teaching experience in Minneapolis Public Schools or its equivalent.
  • Ability to manage cross department and multisystem projects and programs.



  • Master’s or PhD
  • Minnesota Administrative licensure



  • A valid Minnesota teaching license



Work is performed in a standard classroom environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier material with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.




Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Jenny Lind (10000050)  | Jenny Lind (0151)  | Teaching

Salary Range
$35,000.00 - 44,000.00
per Year
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Minneapolis, MN 55401, US