SECONDARY COACH & COORDINATOR

Website Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office. A Secondary Coach and Coordinator will be someone who is excited to keep these values in mind when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

  • The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Secondary Literacy Coach 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, Coordinator of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Literacy Coach will provide site-based support with instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis. The Coach will serve as a Partnership team member. She/he will report to and assist the Director or Coordinator of School Transformation with strategic school-site planning and implementing Partnership Academic 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 secondary literacy instruction, teacher development and Common Core.
  • 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Please refer to our jobs board for the responsibilities specific for each role currently open at the Partnerships for LA Schools.

REQUIREMENTS

Shared Beliefs:

  • 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

Skills:

  • Leadership experiences designing, organizing, and facilitating professional development for adult learners
  • Instructional coaching, observation/feedback skills
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • A positive outlook, flexibility, and a sense of possibility in stressful situations
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making
  • Strong computer skills

Knowledge of:

  • Adult learning theory, facilitation skills, and design of professional development
  • The Common Core Instructional Shifts for Literacy and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Disciplinary literacy
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of successful full-time teaching 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

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