Instructional Coach

Talent Hub K12

Instructional Coach

Detroit, MI
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Summary

    An Instructional Coach is responsible for ensuring highly effective instruction at the school level. This position fills the need for job-embedded professional development and instructional improvement. Through frequent observation of teachers, the Instructional Coach will provide professional support and feedback in a non-evaluative context that is intended to foster effective practices within the classroom. The Coach may also be responsible for leading professional development sessions related to pedagogy.

    Salary

    Compensation for this position depends on prior experience and is competitive.

    Benefits

    • Medical coverage
    • 401(k) - up to 6% matching
    • Eight sick and four personal days
    • Year round staff earn 10 vacation days
    • Core Value bonuses
    • Career development
    • 50% - 80% Masters program tuition scholarship through GVSU

    Role Responsibilities

     DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ACADEMIC MODEL
    
    
    • Academic Model Development and Continuous Improvement

      • Develops program standards and supporting content aligned with federal, state, and college/career requirements
      • Assesses student performance data to drive continuous improvement of teaching and learning, with school leader input and considering differing student population needs
      • Elevates areas of potential conflict between the academic model and UPREP approach to teaching and learning
    • Advancement of A Culture Focused on Academics and Equity

      • Ensures instructional coaching invests teachers in driving educational equity within their classrooms

        MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOLS

    • Community Engagement

      • Shares feedback and provides input on approach to teaching and learning, considering implications for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and broader community
    • Measurement and Improvement of Teaching and Learning

      • Utilizes student data, informal classroom observations, feedback, and coaching techniques to coach teachers on areas of improvement in teaching and learning
      • Provides direct support to teachers and grade-level teams on effective unit and lesson planning through modeling and sharing of effective practices
      • Defines and monitors key metrics to measure effectiveness of every teacher
    • Management and Coaching of School Directors

      • Collaborates with School Directors to ensure consistent delivery and implementation of Curriculum and instruction

    PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

    • Advancement of Talent-focused Culture
      • Aligns coaching efforts to talent-development
    • Career Path and Succession Planning
      • Monitors and assists with development and implementation of individual career development plans
      • Encourages high performers to seek out growth opportunities within the organization
    • Performance Evaluation
      • Recommends performance standards for staff (in focus area)
    • Professional Development
      • Collaborates with school and district leadership to structure, sequence, and deliver professional development to ensure effective implementation of curriculum and instruction
      • Identifies trends in student performance data to inform continuous improvement of professional development
      • Delivers feedback and adeptly navigates difficult, growth-orientated conversations with instructional staff

    Qualifications

     EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
    
    
    • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred

    • 4 or more years’ teaching experience preferred

    • Must maintain either a valid Michigan teaching certificate or a valid Michigan administrator certificate

      EXPERIENCE

    • Leadership ability and the capacity to galvanize and motivate others to move towards achieving a common goal

    • Experience with leading major initiatives from concept to implementation

    • Proven success at implementing exceptional instructional practices in the subject area or at the grade level assigned;

    • Experience working with others to successfully complete multi-faceted projects

      SKILLS

    • Ability to distill essential findings from analysis, determine root causes and suggest ways to improve current practices.

    • Strong communication skills, verbal and written

    • Strong leadership skills

      DEMONSTRATES U PREP’S CORE VALUES

    • We work well by ourselves and in teams

    • We care about people

    • Our actions have a purpose

    • We think big and do

    • Learning is exciting