ESF Facilitator Job Description
The ESF Facilitator collaborates with the campus principal and district leaders to lead a campus diagnostic process that results in the identification of prioritized practices the campus should focus on for improvement. The ESF Facilitator is responsible for executing high-quality, well-structured diagnostic activities including planning for and leading an on-site diagnostic review producing clear, compelling reports, and supporting campuses with a root cause and barrier analysis and identification of improvement strategies and supports to include in an Improvement Plan.
When working with Improvement Required (IR) and/or Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) campuses, the ESF Facilitator collaborates with the campus principal and District Coordinator of School Improvement (DCSI) to lead the diagnostic and plan development processes resulting in an effective Campus Turnaround Plan or Targeted Improvement Plan.
Competencies and Qualifications
Successful ESF Facilitator Candidates Possess the Following Competencies:
Deep knowledge of best practices and conditions that are present within effective schools as defined by the ESF
Ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize data and other authentic instructional artifacts to assess leadership proficiency and provide feedback both verbally and in writing to influence district actions
Ability to build strong relationships quickly and garner buy-in from stakeholders through effective coaching through influence techniques
Ability to facilitate a guided root cause and barrier analysis based on data
Ability to self-reflect, apply feedback, and continuously improve
Knowledge of the Texas accountability system and the necessary actions and measurable progress required to meet state standards
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Successful Candidates Will Possess the Following Qualifications
- Instructional leadership experience, especially in high-need schools (district and school-level leadership experience preferred)
- Experience conducting school reviews/diagnostics (preferred)
- Demonstrated track record of meeting ambitious academic goals with students
- Successfully complete the ESF Facilitator training and associated calibration assessment
ESF Facilitators must also successfully complete the ESF Facilitator training and associated calibration assessment administered at the end of training to continue as an ESF Facilitator. In the event that a training participant does not pass, she/he will be paid for participation in initial training.
ESF Facilitator Interview Information
The Effective Schools Framework (ESF) Facilitator Applications are due to TEA by May 15, 2019. Applicants who have been selected to participate in the interview process will be notified.
The ESF Facilitator interviews will be held on May 31st (1:30 PM-8:00 PM), June 1st (8:30 AM-3:00 PM), June 6th (8:30 AM-3:00 PM), and June 7th (tbd). Interview times have been scheduled to accommodate work and travel schedules. Applicants should indicate their preferred interview date within their application to facilitate scheduling if invited for an interview.
Due to the critical nature of the role and the level of expertise required, the ESF Facilitator interview process will include multiple skill demonstrations as well as in-person interviews. The interview process will be held over the course of one day, up to 5 hours total. During the interview day, applicants who demonstrate proficiency in an initial round of interview activities will be invited to continue on to a second round, which will occur same day. To facilitate the interview process, TEA will send applicants interview pre-work 72 hours in advance of the interview.
After the interview process is complete, TEA will notify applicants of their provisional acceptance as ESF Facilitators.
Those who receive provisional acceptance as ESF Facilitators will be required to attend an ESF Facilitator Training and demonstrate mastery of the required skills on a post-training assessment before final certification as an approved ESF Facilitator.
The ESF Facilitator Trainings will be held on June 24-26, July 8-10, and August 5-7. ESF Facilitators with provisional acceptance will be required to attend one of the training sessions. Applicants should indicate their preferred training dates within their application to facilitate scheduling if accepted.