The concept of Job Alike Groups has been part of the UEN since the beginning. The impact of leadership upon issues, programs and results is basic to what the UEN is all about; building capacity in urban education by facilitating connections between member districts to improve student academic performance, narrow achievement gaps, improve professional development and strengthen leadership, governance, and management. Common responsibilities and best practices are the motivators for a productive interaction between and among all Job Alike Groups within the UEN member districts. "Rediscovery of the Wheel" is not a productive nor satisfactory leadership approach and is minimized as much as possible. Sharing of district-created tools and models stimulates creative solutions and saves staff time.
The potential impact of the Job Alike groups is significant. The UEN is committed to this major and very important asset, recognizing its great potential to strengthen and positively impact the delivery of support services to all students and staff within the member district. Learn more in this short UEN Job Alike Video linked below. Each Job Alike Group functions independently and all are urged to stay in contact with one another, sharing concerns, directions and results. Contact is maintained through email listservs, surveys, and small group virtual or in-person meetings. UEN staff assist group Chairs in these efforts. Learn more about UEN Job Alike Group Purposes and Responsibilities of the Group Chairs and Staff.
Job Alike Information for FY 2023
Job Alike Communications
Contact is maintained between group members through a Google Group email listserve for each Job Alike Group. Anyone who is a member of the Google Group can email the entire group using the listserve email address for the group. Email replies to the listserve email address also go to all members of the group. Anyone attempting to use the group email listserve who is not a member will have their email rejected.
Contact us if you are a UEN member and need to be added as a member of a Google Group (be sure to note which job alike group, your name, email address, school district and position).
Job Alike Group Chairs
Each Job Alike Group has a Chair to help schedule and facilitate members and group communication. UEN staff assist the Chairs in these efforts. Learn more about the role of the UEN Job Alike Groups & Chair Responsibilities.
Job Alike Group Meetings
Find the most recent list of UEN Job Alike Group meetings on the Calendar webpage. (Use “Ctrl + F” to search the calendar page for a particular job alike group name or date.)
Job Alike Groups, Chairpersons, Email Listserves
Members may view and download the most recent listing of UEN job alike groups, group chairpersons, emails, etc. by linking to this Job Alike Member Details webpage.
Welcome to UEN Job Alike Group Members
Learn more about UEN and Job Alike Groups in this short Welcome Video from Margaret Buckton, UEN Executive Director, linked below: