Instructional Coach

Zuni, NM, US
Mar 11, 2021
Position Type:
Instructional Support/Instructional Coach

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Zuni Public School District

  • Date Available:

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  • Job Description

    Position: Instructional Coach
    Reports to: School Site Principal
    Site: School Site
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Contract Length: 9 months and10 days (198 days) - for School Year 2021-2022

    Purpose: To assist teachers in promoting the educational development of each student. Provide instructional support and professional development for instructional staff across the district. Provides academic intervention as assigned.
    This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing company and department objectives and only covers the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is in no way to be construed as an all-encompassing list of duties.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Master's degree in Education or equivalent field required;
    Possess a III NM license;
    Administrative license preferred;
    TESOL Endorsement (preferred);
    Experience in working with Native American community or populations preferred.
    Minimum of ten years teaching experience;
    Positive, energetic leader who encourages staff members;
    Strong time and organizational skills;
    Strong computer skills with familiarity of Goggle Docs;
    Self motivated and able to work without direct supervision;
    Ability to demonstrate instructional leadership;
    Knowledge and familiarity with content areas and pedagogy curriculum strategy;
    Ability to exhibit theoretical and research based knowledge of instruction;
    Ability to develop an effective working relationship with students, staff and school community
    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
    Ability to speak effectively before groups;
    Ability to write routine reports and correspondence;
    Ability to perform duties with awareness of district requirements and Board of Education policies;

    Essential Duties:
    · Meets with assigned Principal on a weekly basis to coordinate activities and monitor progress.
    Instruction Coaching/Mentoring Duties:
    · Assist teachers in recognizing culturally responsive strategies related direction to the Zuni population;
    · Encourage teachers in maintaining a positive demeanor in the presence of students, peers, and community;
    · Work with teachers in their classrooms to improve instructional strategies through a collaborative coaching model for greater student achievement;
    · Provide ongoing professional development to staff in consultation with the Principal;
    · Provide constructive feedback to teachers in their approach and instruction;
    · Facilitate conversations among teachers that result in a common understanding of state and common core standards;
    · Provide guidance to teachers in the use of data to inform instruction;
    · Assist teachers with all required district incentives and requirements;
    · Manage time appropriately;
    · Create a positive atmosphere that promotes cooperation with the administration, parents, co-workers, and students;
    · Model instructional strategies and techniques in classrooms as appropriate;
    · Assist teachers in the development and implementation of appropriate classroom management strategies while maintaining high expectations for student behavior;
    · Facilitate professional learning communities;
    · Utilize google docs in coaching as well as train others how to utilize google docs;
    · Assist staff in analyzing data to inform instruction;
    · May coordinate the SAT process or assist in the process;
    · Perform classroom observations regularly in coordination with the Principal;
    · Prepare for and provide workshops and trainings. This consists of creating, developing and publishing materials as needed as well as disseminating information and using data;
    · Conduct school/classroom visits in coordination with the Principal to support instructional staff toward implementing professional development concepts and skills into practice in their classrooms;
    · Work to improve classroom instructional strategies, providing opportunities for peer observations, and/or team-teaching;
    · Provide technical assistance to teachers and educational assistants on the 3-Tiered Evaluation System and completion of the Professional Development Dossier required for advancement to Level II or Level III;
    · Assists instructional staff in locating classroom materials and resources to supplement the district curriculum and meet the needs of students;
    · Provide mentoring support and weekly monitoring of teachers to assist them in meeting the teaching competencies at their license level;
    · Develop mentoring induction program in collaboration with Principal and District Administration;
    · Identify teachers for mentoring support in collaboration with Principal;
    · May cover the classroom as assigned;
    · Implement instructional strategies in coordination with the Principal ;
    Administrative Duties:
    · Compiles and submits a variety of weekly, monthly and year end reports as required;
    · Maintain familiarity with current educational issues through a process of ongoing personal development;
    · Comply with Board policies and administrative regulations;
    · Coordinate all necessary state and local assessments;
    · Be available to parents, students, administration, and peers outside the school day as necessary;
    · May make site or home visits when needed and appropriate;
    · May perform duties as required for the organization's success and will occasionally perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
    · Serve on district Committees as appointed, delegated, or requested;
    · Provide test preparation and coursework support to assist instructional staff in meeting the Every Student Succeeds Act Highly Qualified status;

    Physical Functions:
    • Stand, sit, talk and listen for long periods of time;
    • Reaching, squatting, kneeling, and moving light furniture may be required;
    • Use repetitive hand, arm and finger motions;
    • Reaches with hands and arms, bend and turns neck frequently;
    • Lift up to 40 pounds on occasion, 20 pounds frequently;
    • Walk for on even and uneven surfaces;
    • Sits at a computer with arms bent and typing for various periods of time;
    • Work in a school environment with varying temperatures and noises;
    • Operates vehicle & equipment with finger(s), hand(s), foot and eye coordination.
    Mental Functions:
    • Read information in various formats, research information and present information in oral and written form;
    • Must be able stay focused and handle interruptions with professionalism and patience;
    • Must be able to handle difficult people and difficult situations in a pleasant manner;
    • Must be able to provide people directions to school sites;
    • Must be able to follow policies, procedures, rules, regulations and processes;
    • Must be able to complete job assignment independently & inter-dependently, with little direct supervision.
    Essential Equipment:
    • Operate office equipment, computer, scanner, printer, calculator, smart board, phone, etc.;
    • Operate a vehicle and hold a valid driver's license;