Instructional Support Special Populations and Data Coach
The Urban Assembly
The Urban Assembly (UA) is a non-profit organization providing leadership and programmatic support to unique, small public secondary schools in high-need neighborhoods in NYC. UA schools are open to all students and our goal is to prepare 100% of UA graduates for success in the 21st century economy. The UA values the uniqueness that each student brings into our schools, and our work honors the various social and cultural contexts from which they come. We acknowledge the historical barriers created by education systems to perpetuate the social inequities that keep students of color from accessing postsecondary and career opportunities – and commit to dismantling these barriers.
Background on the UA Academics Team:
The Academics team supports 22 Urban Assembly schools in meeting benchmark academic goals around credit accumulation, college readiness, and graduation. We do so through programmatic support in math, literacy and data management. Through our efforts supporting our wonderful schools, our class of 2018 has a graduation rate of 81.7%, 6 points higher than the citywide average. We are a learning organization, and the Academics team collaborates to hone our coaching skills and delivery of professional learning and collects and uses data to inform the development and refinement of our existing programs.
Our ideal candidate is driven, passionate and a force for positive change in the world. This role calls for a person deeply committed to UA’s mission and vision, with skill sets in coaching, data-driven decision making and a deep understanding of special populations (students with disabilities and/or English language learners) for grades 6-12. In this role, you will provide coaching support to a caseload of schools in our network, working in both our data coaching program and supporting interventions. On average, 70% of the week will be spent in the field coaching, and 30% will be in UA’s central office in Manhattan’s financial district. This role reports directly to the Director of Academic Programming.
- Establish and maintain relationships across a portfolio of 8-12 schools
- Maintain excellent records on coaching visits and follow up with schools in a timely fashion
- Collect and analyze special populations’ data to determine the impact of coaching and professional learning
- Manage projects and responsibilities with independence
- Collaborate with the UA team to ensure alignment with organizational goals
- Support schools to implement network-wide benchmark assessments and analyze the results to inform classroom practice
- Develop and lead professional development sessions
- 3-5 years of teaching and/or coaching experience at the secondary level required, familiarity with a large urban school system preferred
- Content and pedagogy expertise in special populations (at middle and/or high school level)
- Strong fluency with using data to support decision making
- Commitment to the organization’s mission and vision
- Track record of improving outcomes for special populations, preferably at the middle school and/or high school level
- Familiarity with IEP compliance and ELL compliance a plus
- Fluency in collaborative systems and team orientation
- Flexibility and adaptability as a general strength; we are an organization that adjusts as often as our schools and students need us to
- Time management and organizational skills
- Able to have your office be where your laptop is, UA coaches travel all around the city and have to work nimbly
Former NYCDOE staff and/or Urban Assembly alum are encouraged to apply!
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package, including: employer-funded healthcare, a monthly metrocard, phone stipend, financial support for professional development, and generous vacation time.
Our target start date is July 8, 2019.