INSTRUCTIONAL COACH

Location
Greenville
Posted
Aug 08, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Education
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: This position is funded by the UNC-GA New Teacher Support in the College of Education which consists of six departments: Educational Leadership; Elementary and Middle Grades Education; Interdisciplinary Professions; Literacy Studies, English and History Education; Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education; Special Education, Foundations, and Research; and the Office of Educator Preparation. The Instructional Coach will manage and develop new teachers to envision and achieve results that ensure the short and long term success of their students. The Instructional Coach will manage a cohort of teachers to establish ambitious and inspiring vision and goals, plan purposefully, and engage in data-based problem solving to increase student achievement. The Instructional Coach will gain valuable management and instructional leadership experience. The Instructional Coach will also play an integral role in developing the broader support program, working closely with NC NTSP staff, school and district leadership, UNC system Schools of Education, and others to ensure that the web of support is effective for new teachers. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: observe classroom practice and gather data; quickly assess strengths/weaknesses and use observation/data gathering to tailor support to teachers; assist new teachers in gathering and analyzing data (quantitative and qualitative) to reflect on students' performance and their practice; design and facilitate large and small group professional development sessions (face to face and online); provide a variety of solutions to help teachers improve their practice and therefore student achievement (modeling, co-teaching, providing human/other resources, etc.); serve as a thought-partner to new teachers on addressing school-based challenges; possibly connecting with mentor/administration; build positive culture within network of teachers in their region; develop knowledge of regional and LEA resources along with the University School Partnerships (USTEP); implement structures to facilitate networking among new teachers; collaborate with LEA personnel; connect with other coaches; and participate in professional development for coaches to improve practice. The instructional coach must be willing to travel weekly and to work some weekends and evenings.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and current NC teaching license required; minimum of three years teaching experience leading diverse groups of students to achieve ambitious outcomes. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Special Instructions to Applicants: In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of references including contact information.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 08-10-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

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