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Experiential Education Coach

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Embarc
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Published 9 days ago

Title: Experiential Education Coach

Reports to: Head of Experiential Coaching 

Functional Responsibilities: Teacher development and coaching

EMBARC BACKGROUND:

Embarc’s mission is to cultivate post-secondary success by inspiring students to build their social capital, stretch the boundaries of their neighborhood, alter their world view, and seize opportunities in school and life. Embarc is regarded as one of the most exciting emerging nonprofits in Chicago that specializes in combining a robust 3 year curriculum with immersive, hands-on learning experiences that connect students to multiple sectors of the Chicago community to drive academic skills and close the achievement gap.

Since inception in 2010, Embarc has served over 1200 students who have achieved an average 95% graduation rate, and 90% overall postsecondary success. Embarc has grown from serving 25 students in 2010 to nearly 1500 students in the 2019-2020 school year in 18 high schools across Chicago Public Schools (CPS). 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Experiential Education Coach (EEC) assists in overseeing the experiential educational aspect of Embarc to ensure quality and efficacy of the program. This includes designing and implementing professional development, co-instructing curriculum for students, monitoring student performance data, monitoring and supporting teachers, and keeping the Head of Instructional Coaching informed in these areas. To accomplish these tasks, the EEC works closely with students, the community, staff, and CPS as needed. The EEC reports to the Head of Instructional Coaching . 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Experiential coaching and professional development for Educators (60%) 
  • Keep current on new research, teaching methods, and best practices to support teachers with experiential education implementation;
  • Conduct consistent and ongoing coaching sessions with teachers around curriculum & teacher practice  
  • Provide transformational and experiential coaching to teachers throughout the year on using the curriculum, methods, and philosophy upon which Embarc is based; 
  • Support teachers in the curriculum, celebrate successes, and help problem solve around challenges that arise
  • Be present in the schools and on experiences on a weekly basis
  • Propose new ideas to streamline processes, innovate, and drive our work forward
  • Use a variety of instructional coaching methods such as co-facilitating, modeling, and observing lessons in the classroom that support student and teacher development
  • Collaborate with the instructional and program team to develop and implement ongoing and innovative professional development to deepen and enhance experiential learning practices


  1. Results tracking (20%)  
  • Be well versed in school data and be able to respond accordingly, review curriculum in response to data outcomes, and have conversations with teachers & Embarc admin to ensure that the curriculum is effective
  • Work with Embarc teachers, as well as programmers to ensure accurate & timely data is obtained and respond to data in real time
  • Update spreadsheets around data
  • Provide direct support to graduates and alumni for preparing and carrying out post-secondary success plans


  1. Classroom and Experience Management (20%)  
  • Thoroughly understand the mission of Embarc, its curriculum, and its coaching philosophies
  • Collaborate with program team members to select appropriate, meaningful, and relevant experience options for students 
  • Be on call during experiences to support and ensure fidelity of experience facilitation 
  • Act as liaison between Embarc, the schools, and businesses / organizations
  • Report expenses to Finance and HR Manager and collect expense related documents
  • Deliver materials to schools

SKILLS, EXPERIENCES, AND COMPETENCIES:

  • A deep belief that all students can succeed and should be given the opportunities and access to do so 
  • An understanding of alternative forms of education and the missed opportunities that exist within the current standard of education systems for underserved youth
  • Have the qualifications of a teacher as prescribed by the state of Illinois
  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from an accredited college or university 
  • Have previous experience/knowledge of curriculum implementation, standards alignment, and data analysis
  • Have at least five (5) years of successful teaching, coaching, administrative, and/or supervisory experience 
  • An extremely high level of personal responsibility with exceptional goal orientation and a proven track record of success
  • Experience executing projects to meet and exceed ambitious goals
  • Meticulous attention to detail, record keeping, and organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks
  • An ability to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision
  • Exceptional electronic, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Familiarity with Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheet, Word, and PowerPoint
  • The ability to work with a variety of people with different backgrounds and experiences
  • A willingness to work occasional nights and weekends 

Other Requirements

  • Experiential Education Coaches are required to make off site visits to Embarc’s various school and experience sites. With this in mind it may be helpful for the EEC to have his/her own means of transportation and a valid driver’s license. Embarc does currently reimburse for some travel related expenses. 

TO APPLY

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to Head of Coaching, Amy Besida at abesida@embarcchicago.org 

Embarc is an equal opportunity employer. Embarc evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit, and work related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of such status.

Please note all offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Title: Experiential Education Coach

Reports to: Head of Experiential Coaching 

Functional Responsibilities: Teacher development and coaching

EMBARC BACKGROUND:

Embarc’s mission is to cultivate post-secondary success by inspiring…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 6, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least $65,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
Chicago, IL

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume AS A SINGLE *.PDF to Amy Besida at abesida@embarcchicago.org to be considered. Only candidates being moved forward for consideration should expect a personal reply from Embarc.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume AS A SINGLE *.PDF to Amy Besida at abesida@embarcchicago.org to be considered. Only candidates being moved forward for…

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