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Out Teach team members spend every day working with school, district, and corporate partners to enrich every child’s education with the power of outdoor experiential learning. We have recently launched an aggressive, 4-year growth plan that will expand our impact to 15 cities across the U.S. In July 2016, we launched a regional office in Charlotte, NC to serve school districts in North and South Carolina. Additional regional offices include Texas, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeast, as well as a National HQ office in Washington DC.

At Out Teach, each staff member contributes to an inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Our work is guided by our core values, qualities we seek in new team members.  Get to know more about our culture and benefits too.

Also, we’re always looking for volunteers. To volunteer in our Fort Worth, TX or Washington D.C. offices, please contact info@out-teach.org.

Current open positions include

Instructional Coach
Location(s):Charlotte, NC
Employment Type:Permanent
Job Listed:15-Jan-2019

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title:          Instructional Coach
Location(s):            Charlotte, NC
Reports to Title:      Regional Executive Director
FLSA Status:          Exempt
Job Type:                Full Time, Regular Staff Position
Date Update:          1/3/18

About Out Teach
All students, no matter their resources, should have access to an engaging education that transforms their lives.  By combining field-tested, professional learning with exciting outdoor spaces, Out Teach equips teachers to get outside—beyond the classroom— to create unforgettable learning experiences and measurable results.  Out Teach works with districts, principals, and community partners to help teachers master experiential learning and unlock student performance.

Position Overview
The Instructional Coach improves educator effectiveness by equipping teachers to plan and facilitate experiential learning in an outdoor setting.  This position develops meaningful relationships with teachers and school administrators to provide training and job-embedded coaching.  The Instructional Coach also develops content and curriculum and represents Out Teach at conferences and events and speaks passionately about our mission and our results.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Instructional Coach will have a variety of responsibilities, including and not limited to:

  • Plan, schedule, and deliver the following
  • Teacher Professional Learning Workshops.
  • Instructional Coaching Sessions.
  • Special events and programming.
  • Write lesson plans and modules in multiple content areas using the 5E instructional model.
  • Utilize the online Coaching Center to share resources with school partners and provide schools with experiential learning expertise.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships at the school level to ensure Learning Labs are embedded in each school’s culture.
  • Support Learning Lab enhancements and “Big Dig” installations.
  • Participate on the national education team and cross-regional projects/initiatives
  • Advocate for experiential learning.
  • Encourage and increase school participation in regional programming, including 
events, website, and social media.
  • Generate content for website and social media.
  • Contribute to operational planning and implementation.
  • Collect and enter data related to program outcomes.
  • Prepare reports and maintain accurate records.
  • Present at local, state, and national conferences.
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with school staff and community members.
  • Supervise volunteers and interns as needed.
  • Collect photos, stories, and student work.
  • Represent Out Teach in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Well-organized and detailed early starter.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment and contribute to a growing organization.
  • Flexible and adapts well to change.
  • Persons who are bilingual Spanish/English are desirable.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A four-year college degree in a relevant field of study is preferred
  • At least 5 years  of experience as an elementary classroom teacher
  • Range of teaching experience across grade levels and content areas with expertise in science and experiential learning best practices
  • Experience leading teacher professional development
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work after hours and on weekends as needed
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Normal demands associated with a deadline-driven office environment
  • The noise level is generally moderate
  • Daily contact with external customers, vendors, colleagues, associates, supervisors, and staff at all levels of the organization

TRAVEL

Willingness and ability to drive to various locations in the region, three or more days per week, with some travel in-state and out-of-state travel

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to our jobs site here: https://ikrut.com/microsite/pages/Out%20Teach/default.html

If the selected candidate is currently under contract, a start date after the end of the school year will be determined. Salary and benefits are competitive with compensation of experienced classroom teachers in the region.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Staff Accountant
Location(s) Washington, DC
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 13-Dec-2018

Job Description
Out Teach is seeking a self-starter with experience in nonprofit finance and accounting who is interested in working with a fast-paced growing organization and can deliver results in a deadline driven environment. The successful candidate will need to have a high level of integrity and attention to detail.

The Staff Accountant is responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting and operations of Out Teach and will report to and work closely with the Vice President of Finance.

This position plays a key role in ensuring that the right processes and controls are in place to drive our organization as we grow. They will own their own projects, identify and address areas of improvement within our accounting function, quickly master new concepts and processes, and handle job duties with excellent judgment.

If you are dedicated to the education of children and looking to expand and flex your accounting, finance and operations skills to meet our growing needs, while providing stellar customer service to internal customers, this position is the right one for you.

In this role, candidates should be prepared to collaborate on implementation of a new accounting system while maintaining existing QuickBooks records.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities listed below. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned:

Financial Management

  • Execute and coordinate the organization’s accounting and reporting functions, including but not limited to, maintaining the organization’s accounting policies, practices and procedures related to
  • (a) the cash receipt and disbursement process,
  • (b) credit card reconciliation process,
  • (c) bank reconciliation process,
  • (d) reconciliation and analysis of auxiliary activities and (
  • e) the interpretation/implementation of new technical accounting standards.
  • Maintains General Ledger and prepares monthly closing procedures, in compliance with Financial Policies and Procedures, GAAP (Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles) and in compliance with all laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Analyzes actual results compared to budget and prepares reports to senior management.
  • Collaborates with Vice President of Finance to create financial reports for the Treasurer, Board Committees, Regional Sites and as needed for foundations, and government agencies.
  • Prepare budgets for grant applications.
  • Tracks grant performance and drawdowns of grants and or invoices restricted grants.
  • Maintain accurate records of Temporarily Restricted Net Assets.
  • Provide significant support on annual audit, to include responding to audit information requests.
  • Assist the Vice President of Finance in tracking and maintaining company insurance policies.
  • Train and support team leaders and staff in purchasing systems and structures at least twice a year.
  • Proactively troubleshoot issues to ensure smooth site operations, and consistently improve systems.
  • Manage and sustain relationships with vendors.Willingness to serve in whatever capacity is needed by the staff and has internal and external contact with customers, regulatory agencies and service providers.

Accounts Payable

  • Request W9s from new vendors; enter appropriate information into General Ledger to support annual 1099 processing; run vendors through SAM.gov annually or when a vendor is added.
  • Process all bills and expense reports with accuracy and with an understanding of the budget.
  • Obtain payment approvals for bills.
  • Responsible for low volume bi-weekly check runs including ACH/Wire Transfer payments. Communicate with vendors as necessary to resolve issues.
  • Review reconciled credit card records and pay credit card bills.
  • Monitor payment terms and ensure that we are taking advantage of discounts and long payment terms.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll and coordinate with external payroll vendor to ensure accuracy.
  • Ensures that annual and quarterly tax filings such as W-2, W-3, and 941 are reconciled and correct.
  • Prepare 1099s.

Accounts Receivable

  • Prepare grant invoices, pledges for donors and invoices for event sponsorship.
  • Monitor delinquent A/R payments.
  • Regularly interface with the development department to ensure accuracy of invoice and pledge amounts and to routinely reconcile revenue.

Operations

  • Work closely with the external Human Resources team to manage staff benefits and payroll.
  • Maintain state level registrations.
  • Participate in developing new policies and procedures to guide organization behavior and spending.

Qualifications:

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential qualification satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

BA in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or similar field of study is highly desired (equivalent on the job experience will also be considered).

      • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the Accounting, Finance, or Nonprofit Management.
      • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and skills of accounting and finance.
      • Advanced experience with QuickBooks or similar accounting software required.
      • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced everchanging environment.
      • Strong track record of learning new technology systems and tools quickly.
      • Excellent anticipatory skills with ability to think and plan ahead.
      • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish effective relationships with internal and external audiences
      • Strong mathematical aptitude
      • Excellent time management and attention to detail
      • Outstanding at prioritizing assignments for timely completion of projects.
      • Ability to employ critical thinking, good judgment, and maintain confidentiality of information.
      • Proactive approach in taking on responsibility and willingness to pitch in and help others when necessary.

To be successful a candidate must also demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

      • Think Strategically: Proven ability to manage competing priorities while staying committed to a strategic plan.
      • Problem Solve and Make Decisions: Proven ability to be committed to a process and decision-making structure; Ability to raise solution-oriented flags that ensure success.
      • Communicate: Clearly articulate information and ideas orally and in writing; experience communicating with both internal and external audiences of varying levels of seniority.
      • Executes to Results: Accomplish tasks on time with high quality; design and plan work to achieve required results; Demonstrate resilience to setbacks; Prioritize work and multitask effectively; accept accountability and take initiative.
      • Team Collaboration and Leadership: Collaborate effectively with others; value individual perspectives and encourage sharing of information and ideas.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Moderate noise level
Moderate stress level
Regular and predictable attendance
Occasional standing and lifting of at least 10 pounds
Long periods of sitting
Occasional travel locally and nationally

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter through our jobs site here: https://www.ikrut.com/microsite/pages/Out%20Teach/default.html

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Out Teach:
Out Teach trains teachers to unlock student performance with the power of experiential learning outdoors. We design and build engaging outdoor learning labs and work one-on-one with teachers to empower them to take their students outside expectactions. We are growing regionally – with regions in Texas, Mid-Atlantic, Carolinas, and Southeast. Our National Headquarters is based in Washington, DC.
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Out Teach, formerly REAL School Gardens, provides professional development for elementary school teachers. Out Teach prepares them to use school gardens, outdoor classrooms, and green schoolyards to improve instruction through three-dimensional project-based learning, and outdoor experiential inquiry-based education. Professional learning with Out Teach improves hands-on science and STEM education through instructional coaching and digital education resources and improves 21st Century skills.