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/.
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Math to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Secondary Mathematics and Vice President for School Transformation, K-12 Mathematics, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator will support secondary math teachers and site-based instructional coaches, coordinators and administrators with Common Core-aligned mathematics instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration, data analysis and systems and curriculum implementation. The Coordinator will serve as an integral Partnership team member. He/she will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation, Secondary Mathematics with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Mathematics Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with high-school mathematics instruction, teacher development, implementing problem-based curricula (preferably Illustrative Mathematics), and Common Core standards and shifts.
Vision and Project Management (15%)
- Work with the Director of School Transformation for Mathematics, the Vice President of School Transformation, K-12 Math to develop and execute priority initiatives for mathematics instruction, aligned to our K-12 Mathematics Vision, at Partnership secondary 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 the Director of School Transformation, Secondary Mathematics or Vice President of School Transformation, K-12 Mathematics.
School Site Supports (35%)
- Develop mathematics curricular materials, including curriculum maps, common assessments, adapted lessons, and other tools to support teachers and students in meeting the demands of Common Core standards.
- Provide support to teachers and teacher teams with the implementation of mathematics curricular materials, technology-connected learning programs, instructional practices, engaging in cycles of inquiry, common assessments, and other tools to support teachers and students in meeting the demands of Common Core standards.
- Work across schools to build teacher capacity to implement Common Core math instruction—to utilize curriculum maps, plan from standards, develop assessments, implement instructional strategies, engage in cycles of inquiry, and use data to inform instruction.
- Push in at specific school sites to lead and support teachers in developing collaborative environments focused on student outcomes; work directly with teacher leaders across network schools to plan for and lead collaborative team meetings, inquiry cycles (PDSA) and data cycles with grade-level or department teams of teachers
Network-wide supports (40%)
- 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 teachers with implementing technology-connected learning programs, and interpreting data provided by these programs to inform instruction
- Design and deliver network-wide and school-specific professional development to improve the delivery of mathematics instruction and provide teachers and leaders with instructional resources and strategies in support of mathematics instruction.
- Conduct classroom observations and coaching conversations to support teacher growth and promote student learning; assist site coaches, coordinators and leaders to observe for and support effective instruction of Common Core-aligned mathematics instruction
- Support the professional growth of secondary mathematics instructional coaches
Home Office Workstreams (10%)
- Participate as a member of the Academic Team, Math Team, High School Team and other relevant work groups to exchange information, coordinate activities, develop teacher support resources, and resolve issues or concerns
- Contribute to positive home office, Academics Team, and Mathematics Team culture
- 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
- Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
- A positive outlook, flexibility, and a sense of possibility in stressful situations
- Leadership experiences designing, organizing, and facilitating professional development for adult learners
- 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
- Excellent computer skills
- Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making implementing problem-based curricula (preferably Illustrative Mathematics)
- Adult learning theory, facilitation skills, and design of professional development
- Multiple measure teacher evaluation systems focused on teacher growth and development
- The Common Core Instructional Shifts for Mathematics and Standards for Mathematical Practice
- Smarter Balanced Assessments and assessment systems
- Culturally responsive pedagogy
- LAUSD Teaching & Learning Framework (TLF) and/or Danielson Framework for Teaching
- MQI framework for coaching
- Use and analysis of assessment data to inform instruction
- Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement
- Integrating technology, classroom observation, and supplementary materials
- At least 5 years of successful full-time teaching experience
- At least 2 years of successful full-time math instructional coaching 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
- 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; LAUSD candidates will be required to have completed observer training and show evidence of certification (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
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 prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here.
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