Instructional Coach, ELA

Alpha Public Schools - San Jose, CA - Full time


POSITION: Instructional Coach, ELA (2016-2017)

REPORTS TO: Principal

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Alpha School Leaders, Director of Academics, Personalized Learning Manager and teachers
  • Alpha Public Schools CMO Team

LOCATION: San Jose, CA

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Alpha Public Schools is a network of public charter schools serving the students of East San Jose. Alpha’s mission is to provide children from high-poverty communities with an education that effectively develops the academic skills and character competencies to overcome the achievement gap and graduate from college.

ROLE SUMMARY

The Instructional Coach will actively support and coach instructional staff at one of Alpha’s schools in order to ensure that all students are able to meet or exceed their academic goals. Alpha is looking for a seasoned educator to take on a role that will require a high comfort level with shifting priorities. This role will help lead teachers through various content level team meetings, navigate and assess student data and master the foundations of successfully teaching specifically around our Math and English Language Arts programs. Additionally, this person will work closely with school leaders and support their work as needed in order to ensure student achievement. The percentage of time allocated for each category below is subject to change and shift as needed. Lastly, this person is expected to serve as a leader among her/his peers and support Alpha’s leadership team with staff and academic initiatives.

ALPHA QUALIFICATIONS

  • EXPERIENCED:
    • Alpha Instructional Coaches have 4+ years of teaching experience
    • Experience leading and coaching teachers to improve instruction and curriculum
    • Strong content knowledge in Math or English Language Arts and adept at using data to drive instruction
    • Experience teaching in a Blended Learning environment or experience teaching Common Core, highly preferred
    • Valid teaching credential, preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • DRIVEN: Sustained commitment to the school/workplace that demonstrates persistence and drive to complete a job
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL: Demonstrates risk taking, problem solving, innovation, self-confidence, and the ability to push oneself beyond one’s comfort zone
  • ORGANIZED: Has the exceptional organizational skills required to manage a large caseload of teacher
  • FLEXIBLE: Adapts to meet the needs of teachers, principals and a startup work environment
  • COLLABORATIVE: Engage and work closely with fellow staff members, demonstrate strong communication and relationship building with teachers and principals

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate the intellectual and professional development of teachers with a focus on improving student achievement
  • Create positive relationships with teachers and administrators that are aligned with Alpha’s culture and staff values
    • Assist teachers with the collection and analysis of student data results
  • Work with teachers to write and adapt lesson plans for both Math or English Language Arts
  • Guide teachers through internalizing and customizing curriculum, creating assessments, and locating appropriate teaching resources
  • Provide teachers with support, regular feedback and expert advice on:
    • Lesson plans, unit plans and assessments
    • Assist teachers in aligning their teaching with appropriate standards, curriculum and assessments
    • Deliver positive, constructive, and honest feedback, both written and verbal around lesson plans, content mastery and teacher’s instructional methods
    • Understanding scope and sequence models
    • Support the development of curriculum
  • Cultivate a standards based, data and results oriented culture among all instructional staff
  • Provide teachers support around improving personalization & personalized learning in the classroom
  • Secure external resources for teachers, as needed
  • Provide comprehensive/balanced training in and across assigned subject areas and curricular areas and lead workshops as necessary
  • Work with the Academic team design and implementation on network based testing/assessment design, collaborate with school leaders to make instructional decisions based on student performance and make recommendations for best practices

What Alpha Offers

As a staff member at Alpha, you will change the educational and economic trajectory of students who otherwise would not attend college. You will work with a passionate, hard working and collaborative staff. You will significantly and directly impact the success and direction of a startup charter school, and have the opportunity to advance into a leadership role within a rapidly growing organization.

Alpha Offers

  • Competitive starting salaries
  • Excellent medical and retirement benefits
  • A committed team and mission-driven organization
  • The opportunity to innovate and disrupt the traditional school model
  • A parent community committed to educational excellence
  • The opportunity to lay the foundation for the founding Instructional Coaching team that will serve thousands of students

Apply to work at Alpha at: https://boards.greenhouse.io/alphapublicschools/jobs/145468

Please submit the following items:

  1. Resume
  2. A cover letter that includes the following:
    1. What is your philosophy and approach to teacher coaching and why? (250 words or less)
    2. Highlight the experiences that will make you successful as an Instructional Coach. (250 words or less). 


For questions, please reach out to Adriana Garcia, Director of Recruitment & Talent atjobs@alphapublicschools.org.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

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Experience Level

3 or more years

Alpha Public Schools

Alpha Public Schools is a network of public charter schools serving the students of East San Jose. Alpha’s mission is to provide children from high-poverty communities with an education that effectively develops the academic skills and character competencies to overcome the achievement gap and graduate from college.

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