Leadership Coach

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

36430 School Soc Svce Admin

About the Unit
The Network for College Success (NCS), at the School of Social Service Administration (SSA), ensures college readiness and success for all students by translating research into practice and supporting leaders to organize their schools for improvement. NCS provides professional learning and support to school and district leaders and helps them focus on what matters most for high school students. NCS supports adults within and across schools to build their capacity to lead change, improve instruction, and support student transitions in and out of high school. NCS envisions high schools that continuously cultivate collaboration, powerful learning, and a culture of high achievement to ensure postsecondary success for all students.

Job Information

Job Summary:

  • The Leadership Coach is responsible for the successful implementation of coaching and professional learning supports in identified NCS partner schools. The Leadership Coach will collaborate with NCS staff to continuously advance a coaching model that meets the needs of school leaders, and design and facilitate professional learning for principal leadership development and instructional leadership more broadly across NCS schools and district wide.

  • Build partnerships and provide on-site instructional leadership coaching and support to identified schools and leaders
  • Work in partnership with schools to set goals and develop and implement plans to improve student learning through a shared leadership framework
  • Support the Principal and Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) to lead instructional improvement in the school
  • Help Principal and ILT interpret research and data to guide school improvement efforts
  • Coordinate with other NCS staff to ensure coherent and effective efforts at the school level
  • Maintain on-going communication with school leaders and purposeful documentation of work
  • Collaborate with NCS staff to design and facilitate professional learning for participants within NCS and district wide
  • Work collaboratively with NCS staff to develop and sustain organizational mission and vision

  • Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Planning, attention to detail, independent motivation, negotiation, confidentiality, problem solving, flexibility, creativity, communication (verbal and written), and organizational skills
  • A relentless commitment to public education, social justice, and equitable outcomes for all students
  • A commitment to self-reflection, examination of identity and role in systems of oppression and to challenging inequities
  • Demonstrated track record of supporting urban students to achieve at high levels and prepare for postsecondary success
  • Demonstrated ability to work and cultivate relationships with diverse constituencies, including principals, teachers, school staff
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues and school partners in a team environment
  • Eagerness to participate in ongoing professional development and team and self-evaluation
  • Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements and adjust to ambiguous circumstances and change
  • Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability and employing good decision-making skills
  • Daily access to a reliable car

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Master's Degree in Education or related field

  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in school improvement, preferably at the high school level
  • Strong background in curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Experience forming and facilitating teacher teams
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues and school partners in a team environment
  • Principal experience, preferably at the high school level – preferred

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Ability to integrate and effectively utilize technology for professional productivity, including word processing, presentation (PPT), and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to use a computer, telephone, and other office equipment.
  • Type 75 Certificate or equivalent – preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at any given time, and ability to deal effectively and professionally with people.
  • Attendance at meetings around the city requiring ability to ambulate to various sites in and around the city.
  • Daily access to a reliable car

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • References
  • Writing sample

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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