Humanities Coordinator

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Educators for Quality Alternatives

Educators for Quality Alternatives

EQA serves students who have dropped out, been expelled from, or have struggled academically or behaviorally in traditional settings and are looking for an accelerated path to graduation. There are three high school campuses, The NET: Central City which opened in 2011, The NET: Gentilly which opened in 2017, and a third high school campus, New Orleans Accelerated High School (NOAH), which opened in 2020 as a merger with ReNEW Accelerated High School. Students at the high schools earn a high school diploma and participate in internships, career counseling, and career training in various fields including construction, medical, and digital media.  EQA also serves middle school students through The Bridge Middle School, a therapeutic program for 7th and 8th grade struggling students. For all settings, our goal is that our students leave school with the skills, confidence and experience necessary to succeed in the career and education path of their choice.


Why become a leader at EQA Schools?

We believe that our students, who are some of the city’s brightest and most vulnerable young people, thrive when their teachers do. We know that teachers deserve strong leadership to make this happen.  In this role, you have a unique opportunity to leverage your leadership skills to benefit our staff and students.  You will be part of a close knit team that works collaboratively to support students.  With your guidance, you can work towards helping our city’s youth in developing to their greatest potential.


Roles and Responsibilities

Coach, develop, and support

Work with the Director of Academics to develop teaching staff
Design and provide both group and individualized professional development which is responsive and tailored to school-wide and  teacher-specific needs
Observe and give feedback to teachers on a weekly basis
Meet with teachers on a weekly basis to provide both strategic direction and responsive support
Design and provide high quality interventions and support to struggling teachers
Set and monitor teacher progress toward student learning targets and professional goals
Develop high quality curriculum and assessments

Develop and maintain a knowledge base in EQA’s pedagogical practices (including but not limited to: Understanding by Design, Project Based Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Academic Mindsets, Deeper Learning)
Ensure that instructional staff understand and are working to develop classrooms and curricula that support EQA’s Pedagogy and effectively reach all students
Stay current on national and international trends and best practices in both alternative and traditional education
Research, select, design and implement high quality curricula, assessments and systems for school’s varied instructional settings/approaches
Teach, co-teach, and model high quality instruction

Teach 2 sections of either English or History each semester
In addition, model, substitute, and otherwise support in a variety of classrooms
Participate in the SBLC, Pupil Appraisal and other student support teams

Sit on or, as appropriate, chair SBLC, Pupil Appraisal or other student support teams
Support RtI and Sped teams to insure all students are screened and identified for interventions each semester
Develop, implement, monitor and adjust school wide and individual student plans and interventions
Train and support teachers to effectively differentiate
Monitor and communicate student academic progress with students, parents, and faculty
Manage, analyze, and report academic data for individual student and school-wide improvement
Build and leverage transformative relationships for student growth

Participate in all aspects of students’ experience including: intake, RtI, special education, internships, and post high school transition
Train and support teachers to plan weekly community building activities for each class
Actively practice restorative approaches and collaborative problem-solving in order to teach students how to take responsibility for improving their behavior and communication
Analyze and insure student progress on an individual, course and school level

Develop rigorous, authentic assessments to accurately gauge student understanding & skills
Collect and analyze a variety of data to assess student’s strengths, gaps, and growth areas
Use this information to appropriately adjust course curriculum and delivery and individualize approaches and supports
Participate in developing Master Schedule and hand-scheduling each student each semester
Model collaborative, servant leadership

Practice EQA Operating Values and the tenets of servant leadership
Participate in leadership develop opportunities and hone your skillfulness
Productively participate in school decisions to insure fidelity to mission and vision
Provide support and back up for Principal, Dean of Students and others as needed
Provide high quality consultation for long term strategic planning
Constantly developing your own craft

Set goals for student and staff performance and professional growth
Actively reflect on your own work and monitor progress toward your goals
Productively seek, give, and use feedback
Positively contribute to the school’s collegial community
Participate in all scheduled professional development activities and seek out additional opportunities
Involve yourself in the continual development and improvement of the school’s curriculum, culture, and program.
Position Requirements:

5-10+ years experience effectively teaching at risk high school students & a passion for being in the classroom
2-5+ years effectively leading and coaching adults
BA required; MA or MEd Preferred; Teacher Certificate Preferred
Specialized interest and skills in working with students with learning and emotional difficulties
Diverse and effective instructional methods for student engagement and academic growth
Careful, detail oriented data management and analysis skills
Excellent communication, interpersonal, relationship building & management skills
Flexible and learning mindset dedicated to effectively and innovatively problem solving and constantly improving
Passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for being a part of a strong, mission-driven team
Commitment to EQA’s mission, vision and growth

Start Date: June/July 2021
Location: TBA
Schedule: All full time EQA positions are year-round. As a leadership position, this position requires additional on and off site hours.
Salary: Initial salary is set based on years of experience and degrees. Future salary increases and bonuses are based on performance and responsibilities.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits and 403b retirement plan
Reports to: Director of Academics


EQA encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. EQA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. EQA does not sponsor employment visas.

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