Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #358
Founded in 2007, our mission is to integrate mindfulness into education. We are a non-profit organization that offers professional training, in-class instruction, and other resources to support mindfulness in education. Our Adult Courses have taught thousands of educators, social workers, psychologists, parents, and other adults how to use mindfulness effectively with children, impacting many tens of thousands of children each year.
Mindful Schools | Mindfulness for Your Students, Teachers, and School Community — www.mindfulschools.org Mindful Schools transforms school communities from the inside out. We've trained over 50,000 teachers and educators who have impacted over 3 million children worldwide.
The Guiding Teacher for the Mindful Teacher Certification Program (MTCP) or the School-Wide Implementation Program (SWIP) is responsible for helping to facilitate the online content and communication of the program curriculum, and for guiding cohorts of students through their year-long journey.
To function in this role, the Guiding Teacher must be an experienced practitioner and teacher of mindfulness to both adults and children, be an experienced educator, have experience with online learning, and be a community-oriented leader that enjoys facilitating learning through encouragement and support. Guiding Teachers for SWIP must also demonstrate experience leading school-wide mindfulness initiatives.
This is a remote, part-time position with anticipated hours of 8-10 hours per week. While this role ultimately reports to the Director of Training, the Guiding Teacher will be supervised by a Lead Teacher for MTCP or SWIP.
We are committed to creating a team of collaborators with diverse experiences and expertise with the ability to speak to different topics, different settings, different age levels, and who have experience with deep practice.
Guiding Teachers may have the opportunity, and may be asked, to teach at MTCP and/or SWIP retreats.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
Leading Cohorts (3 suggested)~6-15 hours per month, assuming 3 cohorts
Host one monthly live call per cohort (60 min each)
Conduct one-on-one calls for the Teaching Lab and/or SWIP Implementation Plan
Read & respond to assignments
Moderate small group discussion board as necessary
Facilitate & provide feedback to Teaching Lab or SWIP Implementation videos and projects
Track participation/assignment completion of cohort members
Consultation calls: office hours / individual consultations / general Q&A
Individual or Full Group Calls (0-2 per monthly module)~1-3 hours per month, may not lead a call in all months or at all, depending upon level of GT experience
Implementation calls: hosting or participating in panel & group discussion of best practices
Personal practice calls: lead sits & practice Q&A
Content Design/Production~Timing depends on the content or project
Generating teaching videos, readings, webinars, or other content as requested by the Training Team and based on GT experience level
Provide feedback and guidance on overall course structure and syllabus to the Training Team
Public Content/Public Relations (if requested)~1-3 hours per content piece
Additional public-facing content for Mindful Schools website and/or social media feed (1-2 articles over the year), in collaboration with MS Training Team [Where appropriate, represent Mindful Schools with speaking requests in public talks or conference presentations]
Collaboration~1-4 hours per month
Bi-weekly prep meetings leading up to program launch, shifting to monthly
Monthly program faculty team meetings (with Lead Teachers and Training Team)
Additional small group meetings as necessary for program functioning & logistics
Regular email correspondence about program functioning & logistics
With the exception of program retreats, this job operates in a remote location of the employee’s choice.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Completion of Mindful Schools’ Mindfulness Fundamentals and Mindfulness Educator Essentials course
Experience teaching mindfulness to youth in school/institutional settings
Experience facilitating adult learning
Experience leading mindfulness practice with adults
Experience providing constructive feedback in a positive and supportive way
Commitment to regular mindfulness practice including retreat attendance
Facility with using electronic media, including conducting meetings on an online platform (Zoom)
Written and verbal fluency in English
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
Completion of Mindful Schools' Mindful Teacher year-long Certification Program
If you haven't completed the course prior to teaching, access to the certification program will be free, but the instructor will be required to complete the course/review the course materials on their own time.
Experience facilitating online learning; teacher observation/feedback (not necessarily in schools)
Experience leading mindfulness retreats
Experience leading professional development for educators or other adults
Additional Eligibility Requirement
Must be eligible to work in the United States
How to Apply
Please apply here: https://mindfulschools.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=11