Job Summary:The Freshman Success Coach is responsible for the successful creation and implementation of freshmen teacher teams and related structures and supports in identified NCS partner schools. Using NCS' Freshman Success Framework, the Freshman Success Coach will work in partnership with school-based leaders to develop effective freshman success programs and approaches. The goal is to develop systems, conditions, and capacity for increasing student course performance in the freshman year, evidenced by research to be the most predictive indicator for graduation from high school and success in college. Responsibilities:?Work collaboratively with our Chicago Public Schools partners to develop processes, structures, and tools for supporting student success. Build partnerships with identified school Principals and grade level teams to: improve grade-level on-track rates; improve student course performance as reflected in GPA; and increase college readiness and access indicators for students. Use the NCS Freshman Success Framework to guide school-based coaching and support of work, including: team development; goals and plan development and implementation; systems for monitoring and addressing student progress and support. Coach freshman team leaders to build their capacity to successfully perform their role in leading school change; effectively facilitating collaboration, data analysis, and problem solving; and creating conditions that support overall student success. Co-design and co-facilitate professional learning around freshman success for NCS partner schools and more broadly as part of NCS' professional development offerings.Maintain ongoing communication with identified school staff and maintain record and documentation of contacts and progress. Regularly communicate the work and results to NCS and its school partners. Collaborate with NCS staff to articulate a model approach to increase freshman success. Work collaboratively with NCS staff to develop and sustain vision and mission for the work of the organization. Maintain communication and partnerships with key partners including Chicago Public Schools and Consortium on Chicago School Research.
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