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Teacher, DPF Culture & Climate (2021-2022) Social & Emotional Learning

Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Teacher, DPF Culture & Climate (2021-2022) Social & Emotional Learning  and Requisition ID number: 73466

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Social & Emotional Learning (10001081) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE 1.0 FTE; 39 Weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Teachers(04) 

Functional Area:  Administrative 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.




Culture and Climate DPF


Essential Functions

  • Proactive support for building the foundational practices for school culture and climate by providing training, technical assistance, and on-going support and coaching to site staff

  • Support staff to develop a strong school community and classroom culture at the beginning of the year and throughout, building relationships with students and families. 

  • Support engagement teams to conduct climate audits, and learning walks to review climate practices

  • Consult with school leaders to roll out Social Emotional Learning programs such as: Responsive Classroom, Developmental Designs, Caring School Communities, Second Step, etc.  

  • Coach staff to recognize their biases, power and privilege and how the way they show up impacts their classroom culture

  • Coordinate and/or lead professional development on schoolwide climate practices, social emotional learning and restorative practices

  • Communicate and build relationships with a portfolio of schools, including educator and school leaders at those sites

  • Advise school teams in developing and implementing building policies that support a positive school climate and disrupt exclusionary practices

  • Collaborate with colleagues in departments such as: Accountability, Research & Equity, Equity & Integration, Multi-Lingual, Special Education, Teaching & Learning, etc.



  • Valid Minnesota teaching license

  • Minimum of 3 years of successful teaching experience; experience in MPS preferred

  • Experience with mentoring, coaching, and/or some aspect of teacher leadership

  • Knowledge and skill related to promotion of positive school climate, social emotional learning, mental health, trauma informed practices, classroom management, restorative practices, and violence prevention

  • Demonstrated skill in cross discipline work and teaming to accomplish common goals

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional collaboration with colleagues

  • Knowledge of principles of professional development; experience designing and delivering professional development with specific skills in coaching

  • Demonstrated skill and experience with cross cultural work and commitment to educational equity

  • Demonstrated skill in effective collaboration with team members

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Understand interconnections between restorative practices and Social Emotional Learning approaches (how to build structures at the secondary level)

  • Understanding of child and adolescent development and how climate, Social Emotional Learning  and restorative practices should be adapted based on development

  • Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Skilled in working with adult learners as well as students

    • Strong knowledge of cultural competence and equity work

    • Skilled in coaching  and supporting all school staff in implementation of school wide initiatives

    • Familiarity and experience with SEL programs: Responsive Classroom, Developmental Designs, Caring School Community, Second Step, others

    • Skill and experience leading restorative circles, circles to repair harm and restorative conferencing


DPF positions are 43-week assignments. The additional four (4) weeks beyond the 39-week teacher contract will be determined by the manager.




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 race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Social & Emotional Learning (10001081)  | Davis Center (0001)  | Administrative

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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