Literacy Coach

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Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleLiteracy CoachSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring Range$60,000Position Number00107002Work Schedule40 hours per week - including occasional evenings.Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00 FTEDepartment131101 - Teacher Education and Learning SciencesDepartmentTeacher Education and Learning SciencesJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The NC State College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing professionals, conducting research, and engaging communities to improve educational outcomes for all learners across the state and beyond. With two-thirds of its faculty grant active and over 120 funded research projects totaling over $90-plus million, the college ranks No. 1 in education research productivity in North Carolina and among the Top 5% of colleges of education in the nation. During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the faculty had half of their proposals funded and brought in over $30 million in new funded research. They address society’s most pressing educational challenges and convert their research to action and innovative solutions that transform teaching and learning environments across the lifespan, with particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching in STEM education and literacy; anti-racism education, increasing diversity, equity and access in education; and innovating leadership development.

The college is composed of three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 124 faculty members and 92 support and professional staff. The college’s 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students study across 60-plus degree programs that deliver highly-engaged and personalized academic experiences that prepare them to lead in the field of education. The college is also home to the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.

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.

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:

•Learning, modeling, and providing support for beginning teachers to implement the project’s specific evidence-based practices for K-2 literacy instruction. Assisting with instructional planning and problem-solving around classroom literacy instruction.
•Leading biweekly coaching cycles 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 one visit per month to each teacher’s school).
•Modeling evidence-based literacy practices and provide relevant resources.
•Assisting with planning and facilitating professional development workshops.
•Building strong relationships with a group of beginning teachers (approximately 12-15 first-year teachers).
•Assisting the group of beginning teachers with completing online professional development modules and providing feedback about their learning and reflection.
•Completing logs of coaching activities.
•Collecting data on teacher practice.
•Attending weekly coaches meetings.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned by the project manager.

Minimum Education/Experience

•Master’s degree in literacy education, elementary education, related fields, or other related experience.
•Elementary, K-2 teaching experience with proven success in literacy teaching.

Departmental 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, and 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

Required License or Certification

A valid North Carolina Driver’s license is required.

Special Instructions

In addition to your application please submit a CV/Resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date08/27/2020Anticipated Closing Date09/10/2020Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] 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 equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a master’s degree, graduate coursework, or specialized expertise in reading or literacy?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your K-2 teaching experience and knowledge of North Carolina teaching standards and assessment systems for K-2 literacy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you currently have or are you able to obtain a valid driver’s license?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a NC teaching license in elementary education and/or K-12 reading?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 8/28/2020
    Application Due: 9/18/2020
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