Instructional Coach

Job Type

Full Time




36 South Wabash Avenue
United States


The Instructional Coach is responsible for optimizing coaching performance and efficacy by maximizing the effectiveness of leadership and coaching best practices. This role reports to the Director, Impact Coaching. For more information on City Year Chicago please visit:

Observations & Debriefs

  • Observe each AmeriCorps member (ACM)  in your portfolio at least once a month (with the Impact Manager (IM) or Team Leader (TL)) as they work either as a whole class support, one-on-one sessions, or as they lead a tutoring session with their focus list students.
  • Track the key questions ACMs ask, student actions and responses, as well as the seating arrangements or examples of equations worked on.
  • Debrief (DB) each ACM after each observation. Debrief conversations should include:

Other Responsibilities

  • Deliver trainings to all ACMs on a variety of topics relating to pedagogy and planning (weekly at Learning and Development Days (LDD)).
  • Data collecting by providing resources after analyzing data and compiling notes in the coaching log on ACMs needs and student academic goals. 
  • Design specialized work plans for teams or ACMs based on trends, needs, and challenges. Communicate these plans with IMs and TLs for vision unity. Strategic actions are taken based on these plans and delivered to the teams for student and ACM growth towards Impact Goals.
  • Specialized training by providing on-going support and best practices to ACMs and teams based on observations and trends, these trainings may not happen during LDD.
  • Coordinate resource sharing and best practice for the coordinator role for each team. Send newsletters of this to the ACMs each month.
  • Attend monthly meetings for the Staff and Coaching teams. During these staff meetings, you will also attend monthly portfolio meetings to discuss team needs, trends, data, ACMs challenges and successes.
  • Engage in peer observations to increase coaching craft and practices. Each coach is responsible for their own S.W.O.T and professional growth. It is encouraged that each coach seek professional conferences, books, webinars, etc.
  • Participate in monthly reflection and debrief with DIC to discuss glows, grows, next steps, professional goals, Work Life Balance (WLB) goals, scoreboards, and needs/challenges.


  • Bachelor’s degree; management training through formal education (graduate or undergraduate), Master’s Degree preferred
  • 2-5 years of teaching experience with 3rd-9th grade  (intermediate through high school experience).
  • Strategic planning experience and delivery of findings to group at large.
  • Adult facilitation & learning experience with the ability to plan and implement training and workshops that are engaging, interactive, and reflective.
  • Communicating with key stakeholders and those within the CPS district as it relates to student and corps member progress and growth. 
  • Experience with NWEA and state assessment data analysis, delivery, and planning.
  • Experience with common curriculum platforms in all media forms  (LLI, DTMN, VMATH, ODESSEY, COMPASS LEARNING, ETC)
  • Encouraged, but not required. At least 1 year of coaching certification and experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and think critically
  • Demonstrative social and emotional intelligence
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a diverse team
  • Strong project management skills, ability to manage multiple priorities in a complex environment with competing deadlines
  • Excellent analytical skills along with a high level of diplomacy, discretion and problem-solving ability
  • Deep understanding of and commitment to City Year’s values, for more information visit:

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

 A cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered for this position. Preferred resume formats will depict not only a candidate’s responsibilities and job functions in previous work, but will include specific, quantitative results where applicable. Additional quantitative context around specific budget sizes, team sizes, or other work environment information will help City Year compare the scale of your work environment with our operations.