Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is a TEMPORARY, FULL-TIME position. Schedule To Be Determined. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through July of 2018.
This position is grant-funded, but there is the potential for securing additional/on-going funding for this position.
The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing metropolitan university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty, and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth.
The Tacoma Campus has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Implementation Coach as part of the Tacoma Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (TSELI) and Tacoma Whole Child Initiative (TWCI).
Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Tacoma Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (TSELI) and Tacoma Whole Child Initiative (TWCI) Implementation Coach will support the implementation of the TWCI and TSELI by developing, training, and coaching staff on the signature social and emotional learning practices as part of TSELI. Coaching and training on TWCI practices of positive behavioral interventions and supports, social emotional learning, resorative practices, implementation science, trauma-sensitive practices, equity pedagogy, and data-based decision-making is a significant part of the dimensions of the duties of the implementation coach. This position is also responsible for innovating to develop and measure TSELI.
Responsibilities Include: Support the implementation of the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative through professional development and coaching: The implementation coach will train and coach staff in elementary, middle, and high schools in Tacoma Public Schools on positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, and data-based decision making. The implementation coach will meet monthly with school leadership teams at 12 to 20 schools. The focus of these monthly leadership team meetings is to coach the leadership team to improve implementation of positive behavioral supports and to support data-based decision making. The implementation coach will prepare and conduct trainings of building leadership teams on classroom PBIS, data-based decision making, social emotional learning, and school-wide PBIS. The implementation coach will also provide training and coaching on PBIS to staff in a school as requested by the leadership team for the school or by district leadership. The implementation coach will also work closely with the TPS district leadership team. Training and coaching of district leadership team members will occur primarily through meetings with them every two weeks. The implementation coach will assess implementation of PBIS using implementation measures and existing data in each school (e.g., suspensions, office referrals, tardies). Thus, the coach will need expertise in using these data and interpreting them to school and district leadership teams The implementation coach will need transportation to be able to drive between UWT and the schools. The implementation coach will take an active role in disseminating research results from the TWCI through international and regional conference presentations, reports, manuscripts, social networking, and the CSS website.
Support the implementation of the TSELI through professional development and coaching: The implementation coach will develop social and emotional learning (SEL) and implementation of SEL 101 professional development for for multiple audiences. This means creating training materials to help multiple stakeholders become aware and ready for the TSELI. The Implementation Coach will also develop and implement of signature social and emotional learning practices professional development for multiple audiences. Development of tools and structures for joint school/OST continuous improvement cycles will also be a responsibility of the Implementation Coach. The coach will also have continued participation of the identification, development, and implementation of other SEL tools as defined by the partnership teams. will train and coach staff in elementary, middle, and high schools on positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, and data-based decision making. The implementation coach will meet often with leadership teams and workgroups. The focus of these leadership team meetings is to build readiness and capacity for a successful TSELI. The implementation coach will prepare and conduct trainings of building leadership teams on signature SEL practices, data-based decision making, social emotional learning. Last, the Implementation Coach will support ongoing Tacoma Whole Child Initiative SEL and Quality SEL practices through organizational structures, joint professional development and aligned measures.
The Implementation Coach will innovate practical solutions or approaches to real world challenges faced by TSELI Out of School Time providers and Tacoma educators. This will involve creating interventions, training materials, lessons plans or instructional approaches, implementation tools or assessents, and so on.
REQUIREMENTS Master's degree in social sciences, education, applied social research, or related field.
Minimum of 6-8 years of experience and expertise in these areas: 1. Leadership of academic or social/emotional supports in schools. 2. Leadership of youth after-school or summer learning programming. 2. Research and evaluation of school-based interventions for children, adolescents, or educators. 3. Development of educational data systems, data analysis tools, and data-based decision making. 4. Leadership using implementation science to drive the process of using and sustaining evidence-based interventions in schools. 5. Leadership of visibility efforts such as maintenance of webpage and social networking. 6. Leadership of evaluation efforts including data collection, database management, and report writing.
Able to work independently using sound judgment and solid decision making skills to solve problems and to work through barriers that may impact program progress. Strong communication and organizational skills. Detail oriented. Experience with basic office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Expertise in collaborating with educational and community agencies, private sector leadership, education leaders, and University staff and faculty.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and multi-tiered systems of support in schools. Expertise with Youth Program Quality Assessment.
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A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.