Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) is a nonprofit organization that advances educational equity. Together with families, schools, and the community we facilitate access to and opportunities for quality educational and wellness practices so children thrive from diapers to diplomas. Founded in 1984, LAEP was the first educational-transformation organization in Los Angeles and among those at the forefront of the movement nationwide.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
The leadership coach is responsible for providing high quality equitable leadership and coaching to district leaders, principals, and teacher leaders. This includes developing the knowledge and skills of principals to effectively implement distributed leadership practices and demonstrate growth as an equity-minded leader. We are looking for candidates local to Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial Counties. Full and part time is available.
This position works with participants to self-identify their own growth goals and to co-create a coherent approach for professional learning that emphasizes emotional wellness for staff and students and equitable leadership practices. The coach will focus on supporting leaders to improve the overall school climate and implement trauma-informed systems to reduce re-traumatization, promote student and staff resilience, and increase positive academic and non-academic outcomes for students. The coach provides critical thought-partnership, consultation, and coaching to participants and monitors growth plans using implementation science methods. The CORE Coach will be hired by LAEP and supervised by LAEP 21CSLA Program Manager.
The CORE Leadership Coach will:
Provide high quality, equity-focused coaching for district, site, and teacher leaders across the region in order to build their capacity to become resilient and effective instructional leaders that use distributed leadership practices and improvement science to lead.
- Provide 25 hours of coaching and support per year to each assigned coachee in translating leadership theory to practice, utilizing the equity-centered coaching approach as well as other supportive frameworks when appropriate.
- Engage educational leaders in ongoing consultation and coaching that is reflective, responsive, supportive, contextual, and promotes sustainable trauma-informed mindsets, systems, practices, and school-community partnerships.
- Create strategic coaching plans based on a holistic review of data and coachees' self-identified growth goals.
- Embrace and model an equity-centered approach to school improvement.
- Document coaching interactions effectively within required timelines.
- Serve as strategic planning and coaching partners to district contacts.
- Employ Adaptive Schools strategies and the Cognitive Coaching framework to support adult learning and professional growth of all leaders.
Facilitate high quality communities of practice (CoPs) for the educational leaders across the region.
- Design and facilitate 12 hours of role-alike CoPs, regionally, that create safe spaces for leaders to share problems of practice and receive feedback from colleagues, mentors, coaches, and experts.
- Leverage collaborative protocols that allow each CoP to learn and network with each other around common success, challenges, and areas of growth.
- Coordinate CoP opportunities across counties within the region.
- Document CoP interactions and outcomes effectively within required timelines.
- Create strategic coaching plans based on a holistic review of data and the LEAs’ self-identified growth goals.
- Embrace and model an equity-centered approach to school improvement.
- Support a culture of excellence, teamwork, and collaboration amongst principals, mentors, coaches, and central office staff.
Participate as a collaborative partner in the development, evaluation, and revision of the 21CLSA Program.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of program expectations.
- Participate in the collection and input of evaluation data used to measure on-going program effectiveness and progress toward goals.
- Administer baseline data instruments.
- Engage in ongoing professional learning alongside other coaches and 21CSLA staff, with a lens of continuous improvement.
- Facilitate communication including, e.g., action plans, weekly coaching updates.
- Generate clear and ongoing communication for assigned county participants, LAEP, and the Academy Center via in person, virtual, and written methods.
- Participate and facilitate LAEP professional development and other opportunities for professional growth.
- Check in bi-weekly with CORE Director to report on deliverables and evidence of other duties as assigned.
- Utilize technology for email, communication, and other documentation such as Google Drive.
- Attend all required meetings and program events.
- Other Duties as Assigned
- A valid California administration credential
- 5 years minimum full-time, administration experience
- 5 years minimum full-time, content teaching experience
- 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 with implementation of equity-centered approach to school improvement
- Proven experience in effectively providing consultation and/or leadership coaching
- Knowledge of most of the following: Social Emotional Learning (SEL), trauma-informed practices, restorative justice, EL Roadmap, EL best practices, QPLS, CPSEL, Common Core and NGSS Standards, SBAC, Adult Learning Theory, Coherence Framework, data analysis protocols, Community Schools, Project-based learning, team development, strategic planning
- Experience with project planning to increase leadership capacity
- Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Experience developing and facilitating professional development trainings for instructional leaders (i.e. Cognitive coaching; Design Thinking; Asset based strategies; Critical Friends culture; Adaptive Schools strategies; Lesson study; Instructional Rounds; Modeling of CCSS-aligned instructional strategies)
- Experience facilitating strategic planning and collaboration around instructional priorities and school climate
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration among diverse stakeholders
- Ability to quickly establish and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships, build trust in a limited time, and engage with a broad range of school-based staff and community partners around building a trauma sensitive culture
- Ability to demonstrate effective skills in group facilitation, managing teams/groups, organizational dynamics, and consensus building.
- Cultural awareness and ability to navigate and promote sensitivity with issues of race and equity and knowledge of racial equity and racial justice in the context of public education
- Excellent project management skills, ability to balance multiple priorities with proven ability to anticipate challenges, solve problems and maintain a calm demeanor in high-pressure situations
- Strong analytical, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge and/or experience with change management as it relates to positive organizational change.
- 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 colleagues and clients
- Earns the respect of the colleagues, clients, and wider community
Physical and Mental Requirements:
While performing the duties of this position, the CORE Coach is 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. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
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.
Licensing and Certification Requirements:
- 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.
Required Documentation at Time of Application:
If you believe that you qualify for this position based upon education or training you have received, you will be required to provide a copy of your official transcripts or copy of diploma from the accredited college/university, and/or a copy of a certificate indicating your successful completion of any required training, before your qualifications will be evaluated.
How to Apply
Submit your online application, resume, and cover letter for immediate consideration.
Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.