Teaching Matters (http://www.teachingmatters.org), a leading non-profit educational organization, is seeking exceptional educational coaches to implement a ground-breaking teacher effectiveness support model for urban schools. This career opportunity offers the right candidates the chance to have a major impact on urban K-12 teachers and students.
Teaching Matters is dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Over the course of nearly two decades we have partnered with more than half of New York City’s 1,750-plus public schools. During the past year we provided in-depth programming to approximately 1,600 teachers reaching 23,000 students in over 100 schools—the majority in underserved areas.
The primary role of the educational coach will be to support schools by implementing our Teaching for Impact program. This program supports teachers and school leaders in three key areas: implementing instructional foundations, developing teacher teams to support instruction, and developing the most effective organizational structure for sustained school-wide success. Work will primarily be school-based and require intensive interaction with school leaders, teacher leaders, and teachers.
Supporting teachers and school leaders in implementing instructional foundations
Execute a clear roadmap for leading teachers to achieve student outcomes
Support teachers in effectively implementing Common Core aligned curriculum
Support teachers in using data effectively to drive instruction
Facilitate idea sharing and collaboration in a group setting
Mentor and develop teachers to address individual needs, offer strategies, and determine next steps
Developing and empowering teacher teams in collaborating for outcomes
Facilitate teacher teams reflecting on practice, analyzing data, and looking at student work toward the goal of improving student outcomes
Prepare team leaders who ultimately lead continuous improvement throughout a school
Guiding and collaborating with school leaders
Organize teacher teams for success with collaboration from school leaders
Determine most effective organizational structure for teams to achieve outcomes
Sustain and expand continuous improvement efforts for school-wide success
Align teacher evaluation systems to teachers’ goal setting
Minimum of 4 years experience as a coach/school leader AND minimum of 4 years (grades K-12) of teaching or equivalent experience
Demonstrated effectiveness in achieving ambitious, measurable student results in reading, writing, and / or math
Experience facilitating teacher teams / groups to achieve student outcomes
Experience delivering professional development institutes to groups of teachers and/or coaches
Demonstrated capacity in being a catalyst for change, well organized, and collaborative problem-solver
Demonstrated knowledge of classroom management strategies
Experience in urban schools
Technology skills with current computer software, including word processing and online collaboration tools
Strong critical thinking skills
Excellent writing and communication skills
Superior interpersonal skills to motivate and lead others at all levels within a school
Demonstrates deep commitment to Teaching Matters’ mission, vision, and core values
Teaching Matters is unable to hire any employees of the New York City Department of Education within one year of the end of their employment.
All candidates must apply online at http://jobs.teachingmatters.org.
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