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Arts Instruction Specialist

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Department of Arts Education
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: April 2022 - May 2022
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The Arts Instructional Specialist is an exemplary Art teacher with expert-level disciplinary knowledge who supports the development of Arts Education instruction.
Eligibility: Full time Art Teacher.
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Aspiring Assistant Principal Institute AP Mentor

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools, Department of Principal Quality
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 7 - March 21
The Aspiring Assistant Principal Institute is a year-long professional development program aimed at preparing high-potential aspiring Assistant Principals. Assistant Principal Mentor will provide coaching and support for at least 10 mentoring hours throughout the year.
Eligibility: 5+ years of AP experience, Member of the CPS Principal Eligibility pool, Proficient or better evaluation on one of the last two AP evaluations, Have a recommendation from your current principal/supervisor
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Chicago United for Equity Fellows

  • Organization: Chicago United for Equity
  • Duration: Nine months
  • Application Window: Deadline: April 2022
A nine-month program where participants design and implement equity-based projects with an organization of their choice.
Eligibility: Applicants are required to name an organization that will serve as a partner in developing and implementing their equity project. Must have a pre-existing relationship with the organization.
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Civic Leadership Academy

  • Organization: University of Chicago
  • Duration: Six months
  • Application Window: TBD, coming up in 2023
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Leadership development program for emerging and high potential leaders in nonprofit organizations and local government within the City of Chicago and Cook County.
Eligibility: Five years work experience, full time employee of Chicago or non-profit.
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Consulting Educator

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Educator Effectiveness Team
  • Duration: 18 weeks
  • Application Window: April 2022 - June 2022
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Consulting Educators (CEs) provide coaching and feedback to CPS educators as part of the Remediation Plan.
Eligibility: Tenured with five years of experience at CPS, with a most recent REACH rating of Excellent.
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IMPACT Leadership Development Program

  • Organization: The Chicago Urban League
  • Duration: September 2022 - May 2023
  • Application Window: Deadline April 30, 2022
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Nine month-long fellowship for African American leaders where they can engage with and learn from successful senior leaders through classroom sessions facilitated by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Eligibility: African-American or Black with a minimum of seven years of progressive work experience, age 30-45 and three years of civic leadership experience
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Lead Eligibility Assessor

  • Organization: Department of Principal Quality
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Application Window: March 7 - 21 (note interest in application window); pre-eligibility cycle
Ensures quality in the CPS Principal Eligibility process by monitoring and increasing the engagement, alignment, consistency, and overall excellence of Eligibility Assessors.
Eligibility: At least 4 years in role, Demonstrated success in Student Growth metrics, Member of the CPS Principal Candidate Pool, At least 2 years as a Principal Eligibility Assessor with experience as a Reader and Interviewer and demonstrated ability to score with fidelity
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LGC Signature Fellows Program

  • Organization: Leadership Greater Chicago
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Application Window: Deadline March 1, 2022
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Fellowship for senior leaders serving the City of Chicago who have a desire to influence critical community challenges through interactions with private, public, and nonprofit decision-makers, and work as a group to develop critical thinking, analytical, governance, and leadership skills.
Eligibility: Demonstrates leadership with a history of volunteering and civic engagement; in senior role within organization.
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New Principal Institute: Content Mentor Principal

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools, Department of Principal Quality
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 7 - March 21
Content Mentors provide targeted intervention and specialized support as needed by new principal mentees based on specific content and context.
Eligibility: At least three years as a CPS principal, A recommendation of principal’s expertise in each content/context area identified, Approval from supervisor and additional CPS Leadership
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New Principal Institute: Lead Mentor Principal

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Department of Principal Quality
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 3-May 4
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Lead Mentor Principals manage a team of Mentor Principals within a CPS Network, providing support during programming for new principals and ongoing mentor touchpoints.
Eligibility: Five years of CPS Principal experience with strong school/Principal performance; prior experience serving in a Mentor Principal role with positive feedback.
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