Instructional Support Elementary Instructional Coach (2021-2022)
Positions Report to: Instructional Leadership Team
Start/End Date: 2021-2022 School Year
Hours: 7:40 am – 4:15 pm + some out of school time responsibilities
Compensation: East Harlem Scholars Academies offer a comprehensive benefits package.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Who We Are
East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP began in 1958 as a children’s reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.
At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.
We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care.
For more information about Scholars Academies, please visit us at www.eastharlemscholars.org.
About the Opportunity
As an Instructional Coach with Scholars Academies you will be student facing the majority of the day. You will work closely with your grade team and the instructional leadership team to internalize, and in some cases develop, curriculum; provide high-quality instruction; track and measure student progress; create a positive classroom and school culture, and to engage in reflection and continuous improvement. As a team we will work together to prepare students with the skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel academically, lead in their communities, and realize their best possible selves. The Instructional Coach will support the Leadership Team by providing curriculum and instruction support to ensure all of our students are performing at their maximum potential. In addition, the Instructional Coach will be responsible for providing professional development to share best practices and instructional strategies across all subject areas.
What Qualifies You
- You hold yourself to high professional and ethical standards
- You enjoy and/or have experience working with diverse populations of students and communities
- You believe that every student can and will learn when provided with a quality education
- You have demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students
- You are willing to be flexible in your role and adapt to school and student needs
- You are committed to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
- You have a minimum of three-year’s experience in relevant educational positions
- You have a Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, and appropriate NYS certifications
- Knowledge of and experience with administering and analyzing student assessments and data
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR) and Scientifically Based Reading Instruction (SBRI) such as: Fountas and Pinnell, Leveled Literacy Intervention and Reading Mastery
Areas of Leadership
- Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the curriculum, varied assessments, and our instructional rubric.
- Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught, ensuring consistency with network initiatives and recognized best instructional practices.
- Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success.
- Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning.
- Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students.
- Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels
- Develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs.
- Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement.
- Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other coaches
- Potentially serve as a manager to a small portfolio of teachers and staff
- Depending on the needs of the school, the ideal candidate must also be willing to engage in non-instructional support responsibilities, such as supervision of the play yard and/or arrival and dismissal assignments.
Thank you for taking the time to submit an application.