About The Company
Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) is a nonprofit organization that advances educational equity. Together with families, schools and the community, LAEP facilitates access to and opportunities for quality educational and well ness practices so that children thrive from diapers to diplomas. LAEP recognizes that systemic barriers result in an uneven playing field for learning opportunities and achievement. Our commitment to equity ensures that our vision, mission and strategies remove the barriers and promote agency, thereby creating equity. We celebrate and incorporate the diverse perspectives and histories of our staff and communities into our work. LAEP’s intentional activities to achieve equity drive both the day-to-day operations and the long-term vision of the organization.
The Teaching and Learning Coordinator will be hired by LAEP and supervised by the Director of Teaching and Learning. In partnership with the school and LAEP, the Teaching and Learning Coordinator will build a sustainable system of student, school and family supports that improves outcomes and creates an environment where students fulfill their potential.
The success of any student depends upon collaboration among educators, parents, nonprofits, government and businesses to create collective impact. Los Angeles Education Partnership is committed to facilitating collaborations that enable students to graduate college and career ready. We do this by enhancing teachers’ skills and collaboration, empowering students and parents, and engaging community organizations to partner with schools. Our commitment to creating effective schools is woven into the transformational models that we implement.
- The Teaching and Learning Coordinator will develop the school’s vision
- Work as part of the LAEP Teaching & Learning team based at a school, focused on the successful development of children and their articulation into college and career readiness
- Assist in the development of organizational goals and objectives consistent with the vision, mission, and values of the school.
- Maintain active involvement in the school improvement planning process with the Leadership Teams and WASC Focus Group leaders by facilitating decision-making and priority setting.
- Work collaboratively with the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) and coach teachers in developing a positive school climate aligned with the vision, mission, and values of the school.
- Support a culture of excellence, teamwork and collaboration among the staff, teachers, students, and families.
- Facilitate communication including, e.g., action plans, sustainability plans, or a monthly electronic newsletter.
Employee data analysis
- Facilitate data analysis of student achievement and participate in preparation of goals and implementation of action plans.
- Assist ILT in developing data-informed decision-making professional learning to support the establishment of a data driven culture
- Collaborate with teachers to implement a continuous cycle of professional growth that is responsive to student needs.
Facilitate professional development
- Work with existing instructional support, coordinators, coaches and staff to strengthen instruction in all core content areas
- As needed, plan and facilitate weekly common planning periods with lead teachers, department chair persons, and school instructional teams.
- Employ Cognitive Coaching model to support teachers focusing on instructional strategies and classroom practices aligned to research and standards-based practices.
- Conduct demonstration lessons, facilitate peer observations, and provide feedback and ongoing support to ensure effective implementation of Common Core Standards, as well as support the school’s Action Items around math improvement
- Co-plan and co-facilitate ongoing work sessions with departments
- Coordinate Adaptive Schools Training for new and untrained staff and support the implementation of the consistent use of these strategies through coaching, modeling, and facilitation.
- Participate in LAEP project workgroups, feeder pattern networks, coordinator networks, department meetings and all staff development meetings and activities.
- Participate in LAEP activities that support the culture and successes of LAEP and the school.
- Participate in the collection and input of LAEP & the school’s partnership evaluation data used to measure on-going program effectiveness of service providers and progress toward the school’s goals.
- Process documentation as required for administrative procedures, including invoices, timesheets, evaluation materials and tracking logs.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- A valid California teaching credential
- 5 years minimum full-time, content teaching experience
- Preferred single subject foundation math or above credential
- Prefer Cognitive Coaching and/or Adaptive Schools trained
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
- BA required, Master’s degree preferred in a related field such as education, literacy, or math
- Experience connecting literacy and math
- Experience with implementation of Trauma Informed Instruction
- Experience with Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Experience with project planning for supports to increase student’s academic success through parent engagement, school collaboration, and social emotional health
- Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Experience developing and facilitating professional development trainings for faculty (i.e. Cognitive coaching; Design Thinking; Asset based strategies; Critical Friends culture; Adaptive school strategies; Lesson study; Instructional Rounds; Modeling of CCSS-aligned instructional strategies)
- Experience facilitating strategic planning and collaboration around instructional priorities and grading practices
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration among diverse teachers and staff members
- Experience working with students of diverse abilities & backgrounds
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Builds excellent rapport and relationships with students and parents
- Earns the respect of the school site staff and wider community
Licensing and Certifications
- Daily driving could be required, must provide own vehicle, valid Driver’s License and proof of full vehicle insurance coverage;
- Negative tuberculosis screen (required);
- Must pass criminal background check.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, you are frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; and climb stairs.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
FLSA & Employment Status
Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.