Literacy Coach

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Position Number: 00106940

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Education is a voice of innovation for learning across the lifespan, preparing professionals who educate and lead. Our inquiry and practice reflect integrity, a commitment to social justice, and the value of diversity in a global community. The vision of the College of Education is to lead the way in North Carolina to increase success in education and narrow achievement gaps. Consistent with NC State's land grant mission we transform lives by emphasizing real world experiences through original research opportunities, comprehensive extension and engagement activities and external partnerships. We offer programs through three departments: Education Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD); Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM Ed); and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS). The College enrolls more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Our 122 faculty members together with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation currently have more than $57 million in active research and development grants. The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) advances education through scholarship, leadership and advocacy. Faculty in TELS prepare professionals who are committed to equity and social justice, have deep content knowledge, demonstrate strong working knowledge of effective pedagogies, and realize the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning. With more than 33 full-time faculty members and 15 part-time faculty members, the TELS department shapes the field of education by engaging in research that addresses current challenges and by participating in cross-disciplinary work that deals with real problems in forward-looking ways.

Essential Job Duties: The Literacy Coach will work directly with a group of beginning teachers to support their implementation of specific evidence-based practices for literacy instruction, including: Study the specific evidence-based practices for K-2 literacy instruction for this project. Attend and assist with facilitating professional development workshops. Build strong relationships with a group of beginning teacher coachees (approximately 10-15 first-year teachers) Assist group of beginning teachers with completing online professional development modules. Lead weekly coaching sessions with each of the beginning teachers, either via web-based technology or face-to-face by occasionally traveling to school districts throughout the state (approximately once/month). Provide beginning teachers with feedback toward supporting their implementation of evidence-based practices, assist with problem solving and planning. Model evidence-based practices and provide relevant resources. Complete logs of coaching activities. College data on teacher practice. Attend weekly coaches meetings Other duties as assigned by the project manager.

Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree in literacy education, elementary education, related fields, or other experience. Elementary teacher experience with proven success in literacy teaching.

Department Required Skills: Outstanding interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interpret and answer a variety of questions with diplomacy and accuracy. Strong organizational, presentation and writing skills Excellent technological skills Excellent organization and time management skills Detailed oriented person Must be meticulous, self-directed, conscientious, good listener, quick learner.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Master's degree, graduate coursework, or specialized expertise in reading or literacy. Experience as a teacher leader in literacy (reading specialist, literacy coach, instructional resource teacher, etc.) Experience providing professional development Experience collaborating with a group such as a professional learning team Knowledge of North Carolina teaching standards and assessment systems for K-2 literacy Experience with online teaching or learning management systems. NC teaching license in elementary education and/or K-12 reading preferred.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver's license. NC teaching license in elementary education and/or K-12 reading preferred.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Posted: 5/11/2018
Application Due: 2/8/2019
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