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Coordinator of Curriculum Systems Advising

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ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 14,200 students across 19 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, California. The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the U.S., and is not a charter organization. Our priorities are supporting great school leadership, developing highly effective teaching, and engaging families and community partners. Over the past decade, our high schools have seen their graduation rate more than double from 36% to 80% and college acceptances have risen by 17 percentage points in the last four years from 32% in 2015 to 49% in 2019. Suspension rates across the network are at less than 1%, compared with 21% when we started our work. Learn more about us at https://partnershipla.org/.


POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office. The Curriculum Systems Advising Coach will be someone who is excited to keep these values in mind when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

The Curriculum Systems Advising Coach will play a vital role in our systems change work, which is focused on removing barriers and scaling successes for school transformation. The Curriculum Systems Advising Coach will be responsible for project deliverables that support the adoption and implementation of high‐quality instructional materials, and chiefly responsible for deliverables tied to a multi‐year grant funded project to support implementation of high‐quality middle grades mathematics curricula in Los Angeles Unified. More specific details are provided in the responsibilities section below. In addition to working directly with LAUSD, this project also focuses on further developing our model of high‐quality curriculum implementation support, in collaboration with home office staff. As a member of the Mathematics team, the Curriculum Systems Advising Coach will lead curriculum implementation systems advising work with LAUSD and support critical team systems and processes, working closely with the Director of Curriculum Systems Advising and Vice President of School Transformation to develop the organization’s capacity and expertise at the intersection of policy and practice. 

This position will require being in schools often (approximately 80% of the time) throughout the fall when they reopen, but working remotely otherwise, as the Partnership home office remains closed. As such, this position requires living in the Los Angeles area.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Curriculum Systems Advising Coach’s key duties and responsibilities include the following areas: 

Project Management (10%)

  • Work with the Director of Curriculum Systems Advising and Vice President of School Transformation to develop and execute priority initiatives for math instruction at LAUSD schools; use data to track and monitor progress toward goals, and adjust course as needed
  • Maintain trackers for data, coaching, professional development, and other requests from Director of Curriculum Systems Advising 

Creating Materials (15%)

  • Assist with the development and use of mathematics curricular materials, including curriculum maps, common assessments, and other tools to support teachers and students in meeting the demands of Common Core

Capacity Building (35%)

  • Build teacher capacity to implement high-quality math instruction—to plan with high-quality curriculum, implement instructional routines, assessment-related work, utilize curriculum maps, and use data to inform instruction
  • Lead and support teachers in developing collaborative environments focused on student outcomes; work directly with teacher leaders at the school site to plan for and lead inquiry cycles and data cycles with grade-level or department teams of teachers
  • Design and deliver local-district or school-specific professional development to improve the delivery of math instruction and provide teachers and leaders with instructional resources related to implementing high-quality math curriculum 
  • Facilitate ongoing data inquiries to determine progress and needs of school site instructional initiatives; support school leaders and teacher leaders in analyzing and responding to data
  • Assist math teachers with implementing technology-connected learning programs, and interpreting data provided by these programs to inform instruction 


Monitoring Implementation (25%)

  • Conduct classroom observations and coaching conversations to support teacher growth and promote student learning; assist site leaders to observe for and support effective instruction of high-quality curriculum

Teamwork and Organizational Culture (15%)

  • Participate as a member of the Academic Team and other relevant work groups to exchange information, coordinate activities, develop teacher support resources, and resolve issues or concerns
  • Contribute to positive Home Team and Academic Team culture


QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have:

Shared Beliefs:

  • Deep belief in the power of our communities, and respect and love for our families in Boyle Heights, South LA and Watts.
  • Belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values and a commitment to improving academic achievement for Partnership students
  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all team members
  • Humility and respect for the hard work of school leaders, teachers, parents, and students
  • Reflective and a life-long learner
  • Unmatched work ethic
  • Highest level of integrity


Education and Experience:

  • At least 5 years of successful full-time teaching experience
  • At least 2 years of successful leadership experience within the school context (coach, department chair, BTSA coach, peer observer, etc.)
  • An earned master’s degree or advanced degree preferred; Mathematics degree a plus
  • A proven record of academic success working with students in historically underserved schools and setting high expectations for teachers and students
  • Completion of rigorous classroom observation training preferred; or commit to in‐depth training
  • Ability to travel between school site and home office (must possess a valid Driver’s License)
  • Smarter Balanced Item Reviewer and/or Writer a plus
  • Proficient in Spanish preferred  
  • Successful experience as a mathematics instructional coach
  • Training on coaching frameworks(s) is preferred
  • Experience leading teams through cycles of inquiry that have led to sustained improvement in teaching and learning practices
  • Experience working across multiple schools a plus
  • Experience and/or familiarity with Illustrative Mathematics curriculum a plus 


Skills:

  • Leadership experiences designing, organizing, and facilitating professional development for adult learners
  • Instructional coaching, observation/feedback skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and build strong working and mentoring relationships with adults (required)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with administrative staff, instructional staff, and support staff (required)
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • A positive outlook, flexibility, and a sense of possibility in stressful situations
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making
  • Strong computer skills


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The Partnership has recently completed a thorough study of market-competitive salaries, and has applied the learning from that study to salary offers for all home office positions. Our goal is to ensure that pay is fair for all staff members, both considering the market and considering pay equity among staff in similar roles in the organization. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement program. This is a full time, year-round position.

Please note: This role is funded through a grant, and as mentioned above, is helping us to explore the long-term possibilities of fee-for-service work. As such, this position has guaranteed funding for three (3) years, and will be re-evaluated at the close of the grant.

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 14,200 students across 19 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, California. The Partnership is one of the largest…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    September 6, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
1055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States
Suite 1850

How to Apply

TO APPLY

Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here.

For technical assistance or questions, please email Francisco Villegas francisco.villegas@partnershipla.org.

TO APPLY

Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here.

For technical…

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