Instructional Coach #164785

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Instructional Coach

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Instructional Coach #164785


Office, Dean, Educ & Allied Prof

Position Summary:

The NC New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) is seeking an Instructional Coach to manage and develop new teachers to envision and achieve results that ensure the short and long term success of their students. NC NTSP 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. Instructional Coaches will work in assigned public P-12 schools in western NC and will be supervised by a Regional Project Director based in the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University. NC NTSP Instructional Coach is expected to: – Collaborate in a professional environment – Collect and analyze data as well as implement related strategies – Model research-based best practices – Identify practical, research-based resources (electronic, paper-based, human) to assist teachers in meeting their goals – Have crucial conversations with teachers about maintaining high expectations for students – Question in a way that promotes reflective practices – Understand and work with diverse populations The Instructional Coach must be: – Approachable and empathetic – Influencing and motivating – Outcomes-oriented – Willing to travel between assigned schools, to the Western Carolina University region, and to professional development meetings associated with the NC NTSP – Willing to work some weekends and evenings.
This is a state-funded position contingent upon available funding and subject to annual contract renewal.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Master’s degree in an educational field from an appropriately accredited institution and current NC teaching license required.
-Minimum of eight years teaching experience leading diverse groups of students to achieve ambitious, outcomes
-Knowledge of NC state curriculum standards.
-A strong record of leading adult professional development.
-Demonstrated passion for teaching and working with beginning teachers to promote student success.
-Ability to work independently with strong organization and time management skills.
-Effective written and oral communication skills interacting with a variety of stakeholders.
-Willing to travel within the WCU region on a daily basis, with state travel expected several times per year.
-Able to work some weekends and evenings.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience in a wide range of grade levels/content areas
-Record of successful experience with diverse students in low-performing schools
-Familiarity with research-based best practices
-Record of ability to analyze assessment data and guide appropriate strategies.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a state-funded position contingent upon available funding and subject to annual contract renewal.

To be considered, you must apply online. Hard copy application materials are not considered.

Please attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copy of transcript(s); copy of teaching license(s) and a list of 3 professional references (include complete contact information.) For more information, please contact Myra Watson by email at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 9/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time