Instructional Support Instructional Continuous Improvement Coach (Math)
New Visions for Public Schools works to ensure that all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. Since 1989, New Visions has been a driving force behind some of the most significant reforms to public education in New York City, including:
- pioneering the model of small high schools and creating nearly 150 new small schools;
- producing free, open-source curricula used by thousands of teachers across the country;
- launching a nationally-recognized Urban Teacher Residency program to train new teachers;
- operating the largest charter high school network in New York City;
- and designing revolutionary data tools that help every NYC public high school easily make informed, student-centered decisions.
Today, our diverse team of over 160 professionals leverages their varied skills and educational expertise to develop and scale innovative tools and approaches that help educators address common challenges. As both an Affinity Group and Charter Management Organization—the only hybrid organization of its kind, serving both public district and charter students —we help 709 schools plan for the success of 425,000 New York City students to prove that meaningful change is achievable at scale and success is possible for every student.
The Instructional Continuous Improvement Coach is a member of the Curriculum and Instruction team who works intensively with instructional leaders and grade-level teams across a portfolio of high schools participating in a newly formed network for school improvement. In this network, schools will work together to identify and solve common problems by using evidence-based interventions and data-driven continuous learning with the explicit goal of improving academic and non-academic outcomes for Black, Latinx, and low-income 9th grade students. The central responsibility of the Instructional Continuous Improvement Coach is to work with a portfolio of schools in order to: 1) facilitate the development of strong grade-level teams that can enact cycles of continuous improvement in order to improve the outcomes for 9th grade students; and 2) work with Algebra teachers to learn about, and eventually enact, common high-quality instructional materials.
This role involves the following major bodies of work:
- In collaboration with a team of other Instructional Continuous Improvement Coaches, revise, develop and implement a set of Continuous Improvement tools and protocols that will support a series of Continuous Improvement cycles focused on strengthening academic and non-academic outcomes for 9th grade students in participating schools
- Plan professional learning opportunities and implement coaching modules that support teachers in understanding the Illustrative Math Algebra curriculum in year 1, and then implementing the curriculum in Year 2 in a way that centers students as sense-makers
- Collaborate with others to develop and facilitate regular network convenings in which school teams come together to share findings from their Continuous Improvement cycles
Core Duties and Responsibilities
Work with other New Visions staff to:
- Revise or develop tools and protocols to support grade-level teams in enacting Continuous Improvement cycles
- Revise or develop tools and protocols to support teachers in adopting and implementing common instructional materials
- Identify best practices and effective tools within particular schools and facilitate the dissemination of these practices through network convenings
- Promote cross-unit learning within New Visions (school support, microcert, development)
Work with network schools and their staff to:
- Build relationships with key staff members across a portfolio of network schools
- Coach school staff to plan, implement, and eventually co-facilitate grade-team meetings focused on enacting Continuous Improvement cycles
- Coach school staff to use data systems to measure and monitor progress against identified aims, particularly on process metrics (e.g. whether students are receiving identified supports) and outcome metrics (e.g. student academic performance)
- Plan, implement and facilitate professional learning (including coaching, intervisitations, and workshops) for educators related to curriculum materials
Education and Experience
- Masters-level degree
- Minimum of 5 total years of experience in secondary math education, preferably in urban public schools
- Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising, coaching, or leading teachers
Required Skill Sets and Knowledge Base
- Experience leading a team and collaborating with others, using data to drive organizational change
- Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision-making, systems thinking and continuous adult learning as drivers of improved student outcomes
- Skills related to the design, implementation, and assessment of effective secondary curricula
- Strong service and support orientation towards schools and school communities
- Strong interpersonal skills to navigate the diverse cultural environments of a wide range of public high schools, and ability to work effectively with a wide range of school and district leaders and staff
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
Please complete an online application and attach a cover letter and resume. Only candidates who closely fit the qualifications will be contacted for an interview.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
New Visions for Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of New Visions that all employees and applicants for employment will be treated in all respects on the basis of their merit and qualifications and without regards to their race, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, gender, military status, marital status, ancestry, or any other reason prohibited by law.
New Visions believes that our people and teams should reflect the diverse communities we serve, and that our culture and internal structures should be inclusive and equitable for all prospective and current employees. We also recognize that perspectives from communities that have been historically marginalized, such as individuals of color, individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals with disabilities, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA, and women, are critical to the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from individuals living in the communities that we serve or who are members of marginalized communities.
New Visions provides a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package in addition to the opportunity to make a significant impact on education reform and in the lives of urban youth.