Literacy Coach (Greater Newark Area)

Job Type

Full Time




New Jersey
United States


Full-time Literacy Coach

We are seeking experienced, collaborative, early educators with a foundation in balanced literacy instruction and a belief that all children deserve the power of literacy. As a literacy coach, you will share best-practices and coach teachers through the most difficult part of learning new literacy instructional techniques, implementation.

Join CLI’s team of over 100 balanced literacy coaches and provide one-on-one professional development to elementary (K-3) teachers in Newark-area public schools. As a literacy coach, you will be school-based on daily basis as an integral part of the district’s strategic plan for literacy. You will facilitate professional development, model teaching best practices, consult on classroom environment, conduct non-evaluative observations and work collaboratively with teachers to implement literacy strategies that enable student achievement.

All Literacy Coaches must possess at least 5 years’ teaching/coaching experience (literacy) in a K-3 classroom. A related Master’s degree is desired. All Literacy Coaches must be able to pass the requisite clearances and background checks.

As a literacy coach, you will have the opportunity to exponentially increase student literacy achievement. You will have access to ongoing professional development in both literacy and coaching best practices. Finally, you will enjoy a deep level of satisfaction as your teachers and their students reach their full potential.

About CLI:

CLI is a mission-driven organization that is committed to embracing the diverse array of individuals who comprise our team. We draw inspiration for innovation from the children we serve and from educators, administrators, and the work-at-large. Founded in Philadelphia, PA 30 years ago, CLI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides educators with training and coaching in the most effective practices for early literacy instruction for prekindergarten through third grade. CLI’s work has been validated by prestigious organizations and has garnered national attention.

CLI’s proven theory of action shows that when teachers receive the right combination and intensity of training and coaching, they can become exemplary instructors who make an impact in helping children achieve. Our workshops and institutes build teachers’ understanding of literacy and the art and science of teaching children how to read and write. By focusing on professional skills that improve over time and are not lost when administrations, buildings, or curricula change, CLI helps create a sustainable, school-wide culture of literacy that introduces students to the joys of reading, writing, and life-long learning.

Children’s Literacy Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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