Intern Program Part Time Instructional Coach/Field Supervisor (East Bay)

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Compensation: commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


The Reach Institute for School Leadership is seeking a committed and qualified candidate for an Instructional Coach position to start with us this summer/fall in preparation for the 2018-2019 academic school year.

About Reach

The Reach Institute for School Leadership is a non-profit Graduate School of Education, founded in 2004 with credential programs beginning in 2007.  The Reach Institute includes four primary programs:

  1. An Intern Teacher Credential Program for teachers earning their preliminary credentials through an alternative credentialing pathway;
  2. A Teacher Induction Program for teachers earning their clear credentials (with a Master’s in Teaching option);
  3. An Instructional Leadership Academy providing intensive training for emerging instructional leaders, leading to administrative credentials and a Master’s in Educational Leadership; and
  4. A whole school improvement program to support school leaders in improving instruction in their schools.  Partner schools may access a single program or offering, or may implement Reach across the leadership continuum in their schools.

Reach was designed to meet the needs of educators learning complex skills while on-the-job and in challenging environments. Toward this end, Reach has developed the following six integrated and overlapping strategies:

  • Personalized Professional Development: Each candidate develops and implements an Individualized Learning Plan with the help of peers, experienced leaders, and coaches. The plan is regularly referenced, reflected on, and updated based on evidence of the candidate’s progress.  
  • Job Embedded Coaching: While learning about individual school contexts, experienced coaches support the development of candidates’ practice through questioning, instruction, collaboration, observation, and feedback.  Coaching occurs cyclically as a process of building awareness, taking action, analyzing results, and changing attitudes.
  • Integration of Knowledge and Practice: Reach candidates are supported to apply knowledge gained from research to continually develop skills while immediately impacting and improving their classroom, program, or organization in pursuit of equitable student outcomes.  Course instruction is designed utilizing best practices in professional development and adult education.
  • Inquiry Mindset: The relevant and applied curriculum of Reach courses engages candidates in repeated cycles of inquiry.  These cycles take a variety of forms, all of which contribute to the development of an action-research orientation that assists candidates in not only analyzing practice but in making and implementing evidence-based decisions to improve practice.
  • Reflective Communities of Practice: In order to build classroom and instructional leaders who are committed to and support one another’s growth, candidates meet in cohorts and small inquiry groups and develop the habits of mind to look deeply at their own and each other's practice, offering feedback and inquiries to help one another identify the obstacles and avenues to great work.
  • Evidence Based Evaluation: Reach utilizes multiple summative, formative, quantitative, and qualitative measures of student learning, student engagement, teacher practice, leader practice, and school effectiveness as tools for continuous analysis and improvement.

The Reach Institute is currently concluding its eleventh year of programming and partners with close to 70 schools, districts and agencies in the Bay Area. To date, over 900 teaching and administrative credentials have been earned through Reach’s programs.

Overview of the Position

The part-time instructional coach will work in the Intern Program, supporting approximately 4-6 novice teachers employed at partner schools. Reach partner schools are currently located in the South Bay and East Bay regions. The faculty member will provide supervision and coaching to these teachers primarily in the East Bay schools. Formal observations are required of the coach along with building a mentoring relationship. The instructional coach will communicate regularly with point persons at partner school sites.  As a member of a team working within the program across the Bay Area, the coach will collaborate with other faculty to collect and analyze teacher performance data to increase teachers’ ability to meet the needs of diverse learners and evaluate program effectiveness.

Reach is an ever-changing innovative organization, and instructional coaches are expected to exhibit a high degree of ownership and investment in improving Reach programs, fostering growth in self and colleagues, improving Reach partner schools, and supporting the teachers we serve.

Role & Responsibilities

This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator for the Intern Program for the following:

Teaching & Coaching

The Instructional Coach’s core responsibility is to provide coaching to facilitate candidate learning. Responsibilities include:

  • Coach candidates as assigned. As the field supervisor/primary coach, faculty members provide observations and feedback, co-planning with individuals, analyzing student work with candidates, modeling and co-teaching lessons, and working closely with interns’ site mentors as needed.

  • Coaches are required to attend bi-weekly professional learning meetings to support continuous improvement in their coaching practice.  



  • A valid California clear teaching credential with English learner authorization
  • Experience working with diverse student populations in urban setting
  • Minimum three years successful classroom teaching
  • Experience coaching and fostering the growth of novice teachers
  • Proficiency with technology (Google Apps, videotaping, etc.)
  • Valid California Driver’s License (this job requires regular travel to/from/between schools)


  • One or more credentials in the following areas: Science, Math
  • Experience in varied K-12 school structures and environments (e.g., district, charter, alternative, nonprofit education, private, etc.)
  • Experience in preservice teacher preparation and/or beginning teacher support
  • Familiarity and connections with East Bay (primarily Oakland) schools and communities
  • Additional certifications or credentials (e.g., ASC, Education Specialist, etc.)
  • Advanced proficiency with technology (Canvas as a learning management systems, educational online tools and apps, etc.)

Job Details

  • Required travel: 90% local travel time to partner schools
  • The main office is located in Oakland
  • Some required meetings

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Resumes being accepted until the position is filled. This position begins ASAP (flexible start time may be possible).

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Please include “Intern - Instructional Coach” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.