Apply to the Teacher Leadership BoardThe Teacher Leadership Board will serve as a thought partners and education advisors for organizational staff and ambassadors in advancing our mission.
Apply to join Generation Citizen’s Teacher Leadership Board
Vision and Goals
The members of the Generation Citizen (GC) Teacher Leadership Board (TLB) will serve as thought partners and education advisors for organizational staff and ambassadors in advancing GC’s mission to ensure that every student in the United States, particularly those from historically marginalized communities, can access an effective Action Civics education. TLB members will provide both structured and informal feedback on national and site-level initiatives and may work on individual or group projects designed to ensure that GC’s program and curriculum align with current evidence-based practices.
The TLB will also elevate the vital voices of teachers in the growing movement to expand access to high-quality Action Civics across the country. GC’s value of Grassroots Change articulates the belief that those closest to the issue are best poised to create its solutions, and the TLB will help the organization honor that value and enhance its work. To embody this value, TLB members may be asked to share their unique perspective as educators to inform GC’s field-building and state-level efforts to establish Action Civics policy by legislation, shaping social studies standards, and other initiatives. For their engagement, GC will provide TLB members with various opportunities to support their continued development as educational leaders as well as a stipend for their service.
All members will:
•Commit to a two-year term, with terms staggered so that half of the board’s membership will be new and half returning every year.
•Participate in an annual summer retreat (July 2019, location to be announced).
•Meet as an entire board virtually four times during the school year at an agreed upon time.
•Interface and/or collaborate with national and student leadership boards.
•Participate in local and national events as available and needed, such as Democracy Coach and teacher training, Civics Day, and national conferences or panels.
•The expected time commitment is approximately four hours per month, aside from the three-day summer retreat.
In addition to offering GC invaluable insight into our work, TLB members will receive significant benefits and leadership opportunities, including:
•A central role (for the initial full-size cohort) in developing the model, structures, and processes of the TLB
•A $1,000 stipend for each year of service, to be distributed in equal installments in December and June for each year of service•
Leadership and skill development, with the potential to contribute to curricular development, program design, pilot projects, advocacy
initiatives, campaign strategy, and communications, and other projects
•The opportunity to network and collaborate closely with individuals and organizations working to advance Action Civics locally and nationwide, including fellow TLB members, organizational staff, local and national board members, and broader members of the Action
•Invitations to local and national GC and Action Civics events and activities, including potential
to co-author thought leadership pieces, speak on panels, and present at conferences
•Prestigious national board service for the country’s largest and fastest growing Action Civics organization Structure
•Cohort II(2019-2021) will consist of approximately one representative from each of the six Generation Citizen sites.
•Each member is appointed for a two-year term. At the end of each two-year term, members may reapply. If a member discontinues leading Generation Citizen programming or teaching in general, they are expected to inform Juanita Montes de Oca, Manager of National Program and Curricular Development.
•Cohort I and II will assist with the selection process and training of Cohort III (2020-2022).
How to Apply
Interested GC educators should submit an online application by April 1, 2019. Selected applicants will be invited to interview with members of GC’s national program team, who will make final decisions and extend invitations for membership. Board members will be selected based on the following criteria:
•History of partnership with Generation Citizen
•Passion for teaching Action Civics
•Experience with civic engagement and leadership
•Desire to advocate for Action Civics in local, state, and national contexts
•Familiarity with larger trends in education
•Ability to work collaboratively and with creativity and flexibility
•Interest in and ability to advocate for Action Civics among colleagues and in the broader community
Additionally, staff will consider the composition of the group as a whole in order to achieve its goal of representing a diverse body of educators.
For more information please contact Juanita Montes de Oca at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and visit www.generationcitizen.org/our-team/teacher-leadership-board/