Details: Competitive, based on experience
About the Role
The Instructional Coach will be a key member of New Classrooms’ Instructional Support team, providing ongoing academic, instructional and leadership support to schools implementing New Classrooms programs in our partner schools in Delano and Inglewood, CA. The Instructional Coach, in partnership with school teams and in partnership with New Classrooms teams supporting schools, will plan and implement the mission of New Classrooms to reimagine the classroom. The coach will be responsible for developing school capacity, in concert with the overall academic design of the program that embraces an environment in which student thinking is actively promoted, valued, and made visible. The coach will be responsible for creating a positive adult learning culture within the math center that encourages teachers to discuss how to support students to develop skills in collaboration, communication, independence, problem solving, and reasoning as they attempt to solve real-world mathematical problems.
Support at the school to reach these goals will include real time coaching, modeling, observation and feedback cycles, walkthroughs, professional development PD sessions based on goal areas for the team at the school, data analysis, social emotional learning supports for the students, and more.
This is a part-time position - approximately 25 hours / week. The position will be renewed, pending our partnerships at the end of the school year.
About the Team
The Instructional Coach will be joining the Instructional Support team, which is comprised of eight Instructional Coaches across the country supporting schools successfully implement the Teach to One program. The team is headed by the Senior Director of Instructional Support who oversees coaching work at school as well as facilitates weekly team meetings that focus on different academic and leadership priorities for the team to grow and develop in. The Instructional Coach also would work closely with the Operations team at New Classrooms specifically with a Site Operations Manager (SOM) who is tasked with being the operational support to the schools as they work to implement the TTO program to fidelity.
- You are passionate about meeting every student where they are in their learning process in order to have them meet their goals and reach mastery in content
- You are a positive problem-solving who tackles the challenges they confront with strategic vision and a never give up mindset
- You are adept at handling shifts and adjustments to your schedule and the plan you are tackling at any moment
- You are skilled at collaborating and working effectively with others of all backgrounds, skill levels in education, and mindsets
- You are effective at leading and executing meetings and professional development sessions to groups of educators
- You recognize the immense power of being data driven in a classroom, and are a model to teachers in the program of how to use data to make decisions for student programming
What You Would Do
- Deliver ongoing professional development and/or consultation in partnership schools in Delano and Inglewood
- Serve as coaching lead for the region
- Help principals and school leaders to develop and foster instructional expectations within the context of a professional learning community
- Support teacher teams and school administrators in collecting, interpreting, and making instructional changes based upon student achievement data and work samples
- Ensure that participating schools have a system in place for regularly assessing and evaluating all students and staff to support higher levels of performance
- Implement special projects such as orientations, summer institutes, and cross-school events
- Build strong relationships with school leaders and teachers to engage schools as key partners in increasing student achievement
- Actively participate in the design of a coherent approach to school instructional support and coaching
What We Are Looking For
- 5+ years of professional experience in education administration and/or leadership
- Master’s or advanced degree(s) in education administration or a related field
- Demonstrated experience and passion for work in K-12 education
- Experience working in public schools, either in a teaching capacity or other professional role
- Experience leading a school reform effort, either as a staff member or an outside facilitator preferred
- Knowledge and understanding of theory and practice of school reform and instruction, curriculum, and assessment preferred
- Mastery of middle school mathematics preferred
- Strong facilitation and teaming skills
- Natural tendency toward innovative and creative problem solving
- Comfort working in a highly collaborative start-up/entrepreneurial work environment
- Ability to recognize and act upon unforeseen opportunities
- Ability to maintain organizational commitment to high quality work products, and give and receive feedback
Job descriptions provide an overview of the position, but are not designed to dictate responsibilities. Every member of the New Classrooms team is prepared to carry out any task regardless of title or department in order to fulfill the organization's mission.
Minimum Education Required