Instructional Coach

Job Type

Full Time




New Jersey
United States


Position: Instructional Coach

Organization: After-School All-Stars

Reports: Chapter Program Manager

Location: New Jersey

Organization Background:

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides free, high-quality after-school programs to low-income youth across the country. Now reaching over 72,000 students on over 300 school sites, in 19 chapters around the country, ASAS is raising the bar and helping students succeed in school and in life. Our goals for our All-Stars are to graduate high school and go on to college, to find a job that they love and to give back to their communities. We achieve this by identifying and fueling our students’ individual passions, tying their interests to tailored academic support, enrichment and health and fitness programming.

A Unique Opportunity

After-School All-Stars New Jersey is seeking an Instructional Coach to serve as a guide and mentor in helping program staff develop positive and engaging learning spaces for ASAS students. The Instructional Coach will work directly with the local leadership in New Jersey to identify strategies and tactics that build rapport with local program staff through coaching, mentoring, activity observations, and feedback sessions. The position looks to build capacity in teaching staff to accomplish the following:

·      For staff to continuously improve the quality of their instruction

·      For staff to maintain a safe and healthy classroom culture

·      For staff to establish positive interactions with their students

·      For staff to reflect, document, and make data-informed decisions

The Instructional Coach will work closely with the National Program Division in supporting ASAS New Jersey

in planning, designing, and delivering youth-centered programming rooted in the organization’s *North Star program model.

This position will report to the ASAS New Jersey Program Manager.

Specific responsibilities include:

·      Leveraging coaching, planning, observation, feedback, and reflection tools to best support the professional development of ASAS program staff.

·      Collaborate with local program leadership in understanding and helping achieve their teaching and learning goals.

·      Under the guidance of the National Director of Curriculum and Training, implement specific coaching methodologies and practices.

·      Analyze and leverage program data for the purposes of coaching and goal-setting.

·      Co-create classroom-level goals and objectives with program staff.

·      Plan observation and feedback sessions with program staff.

·      Facilitate 1-on-1 coaching sessions with program staff (frequency determined by the local Program Managers).

·      Assist in developing a local peer-to-peer learning community amongst program staff.

·      Train and guide school site leaders on supporting the growth and development of program staff.

·      Collaborate with the Program Division’s Lead Content Developer in ensuring the goals and objectives of the organization’s teaching and learning frameworks are being met. This is inclusive of providing feedback regarding any needed improvements of current curriculum frameworks.

·      Research best practices in teaching and learning resources throughout the field of education, youth development, and afterschool. This includes attending local conferences to gain understanding of teaching and learning best practices.

·      Support the Lead Content Developer and the National Director of Curriculum and Training in identifying and developing supplementary resources to support staff development and student learning.

* The objective of the North Star program design is to help ASAS youth become 21st-Century Ready. This translates to program participants acquiring and developing the knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits needed to succeed in life, school, and career. This priority will enable ASAS to provide a dynamic and comprehensive program experience for youth driven by two key strategies:

1.      Youth will attain critical life skills through a focus on youth core competency development

2.      ASAS activities will be intentional in helping youth growth skills and develop an orientation towards mastery

Who should apply?

The Instructional Coach will exemplify ASAS’s core values: proactive, transparent, accountable, collaborative, and entrepreneurial. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized and detailed-oriented with strong analytical and communication skills. Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing position demands are key. Team-building and a collaborative working style are important attributes in addition to:

·      Previous classroom experience with a preference towards teaching in afterschool settings.

·      Previous experience in mentoring educators.

·      Working knowledge of youth development principles and best practices.

·      Working knowledge of adult-learning principles and concepts.

·      History of designing or participating in in-person trainings, workshops, or conference presentations.

·      Content and curriculum writing experience.

·      Collaborative and detail-oriented with the ability to be a resource for the ASAS network of practitioners and field leaders.

·      Resourceful with the ability to quickly grasp and synthesize our programs with a deep interest in our mission.

·      Working knowledge of instructional planning/curriculum development.

·      An undergraduate degree is required, graduate degree preferred.


The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience of the individual candidate. ASAS offers competitive benefits including, but not limited to health, dental, vision, and an employer match for our 403(b) plan.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to: Your cover letter should be in PDF format and indicate how your experience is in direct alignment with the mission and vision of After-School All-Stars. Please put “Instructional Coach” and your last name in the subject heading.