Instructional Coach

New Teacher Center - New York, NY - Full time

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New Teacher Center (NTC)is actively seeking candidates who are committed to developing and supporting Instructional Mentors in our federal i3 grant-funded initiative, in an ongoing effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms across New York City.

The New Teacher Center (NTC), a national non-profit organization, was awarded a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up grant to partner with NYCDOE to expand the implementation of NTC’s research-based induction model beginning July 2016. The i3 Lead Coach assures fidelity of implementation of the model for teacher induction and development by developing and supporting a team of school-based i3 Instructional Mentors. The i3 Lead Coach is also responsible for building and maintaining partnerships with district leaders and teams, principals, and other instructional leaders.

The Lead Coach’s capacity will be developed by the New Teacher Center to shadow and coach Instructional Mentors in the field, to facilitate professional development for mentors, and to consult and collaborate with school and district leaders.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.

Develop, support, and formatively assess a cohort of school-based i3 Instructional Mentors

  • Wherever possible, support Principals with the selection of i3 Instructional Mentors in partnership with the Program Lead, other NTC staff and the superintendents’ teams
  • Support the Program Lead and other NTC staff in planning and delivery of summer orientation process and onboarding for i3 Instructional Mentors
  • Provide regular, one-on-one support and development to i3 Instructional Mentors

Observe i3 Instructional Mentors through frequent field visits, using structured protocols

Provide regular feedback and support to i3 Instructional Mentors through one-on-one meetings and school visits

  • Be responsive to Instructional Mentors’ needs via phone and email as needed
  • Along with the i3 Program Lead, co-formatively assess strengths and challenges of school-based mentors to inform programmatic supports

Support, develop, and sustain partnership with district leaders, principals, and other instructional leaders

  • Work to establish new teacher induction and instructional mentoring as integral to talent development work in the schools served
  • Communicate and collaborate with Principals and Assistant Principals
  • Attend monthly district and/or principal meetings as needed

Organize data

  • Collaborate with Community School Districts (CSDs), Human Resources personnel and i3 Program Lead to create and update roster of beginning teachers to ensure that all new teachers are assigned an i3 Instructional Mentor in a timely fashion
  • o Organize, analyze, and communicate about data on the mentoring practice of i3 Instructional Mentors and progress of their beginning teachers

Analyze data submitted by i3 Instructional Mentors to ensure right frequency and high quality of interactions

Use Learning Zone data to inform development of i3 Instructional Mentors

Participate in and develop own capacity to co-facilitate professional development including:

  • i3 Instructional Mentor Forums
  • NTC and Lead Coach Team Meetings twice a month
  • NTC Mentor Professional Learning Series
  • Additional NTC training

Organizational Development

  • Facilitate communication between i3 Program Lead and i3 Instructional Mentors
  • Provide feedback and on-the-ground insights to i3 Program Lead and other NTC staff
  • Collaborate with i3 Program Lead and other NTC staff to formatively assess and respond to the needs emerging from participant schools and CSDs


  • Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred
  • 5+ years of recent teaching experience in NYCDOE or in another urban district
  • 2+ years exemplary experience mentoring or coaching teachers, ideally those early in their career
  • Knowledge and experience with NTC Instructional Mentoring model preferred
  • Experience leading and designing professional development
  • Strong working knowledge of formative assessment tools and protocols
  • Self-directed individual and natural problem solver
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and have a healthy tolerance for ambiguity
  • Able to motivate a group of mentor teachers while maintaining the team’s focus on the district’s goals and initiatives, as well as NTC’s mission and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create trusting relationships
  • Passionate about improving the working lives of new teachers and the academic outcomes of all students

ADA Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Limited physical effort required
  • Ability to type a minimum of 40 wpm
  • Grasping, hearing, repetitive hand motions, lifting under 50 pounds, sitting, talking, typing

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Experience Level

Senior Level

New Teacher Center

New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by guiding a new generation of educators. Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works in conjunction with school districts, state policymakers and educators across the country to increase the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders at all levels. These programs are built upon research-based principles for teacher onboarding, mentoring and ongoing coaching, and are proven to accelerate teacher effectiveness, reduce teacher churn and improve student achievement. NTC has made it their mission to overcome challenges students and teachers face by providing all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last. 

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