Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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This position is grant-funded, currently through June 30, 2018, with the expectation of securing additional/ongoing funding.
Please note that the closing date has been extended and the position will remain posted until filled. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
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UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for a Whole Child Initiatives Implementation Coach. Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Whole Child Initiatives Implementation Coach will support the implementation of the WCIs by developing, training, and coaching staff on the signature social and emotional learning practices, positive behavioral interventions and supports, restorative practices, implementation science, trauma-sensitive practices, equity pedagogy, and data-based decision-making. This position is also responsible for innovating to develop, measure, and evaluate WCIs.
Support the implementation of the Whole Child Initiatives through professional development and coaching. The implementation coach 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 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 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 district leadership teams. 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 WCIs through international and regional conference presentations, reports, manuscripts, social networking, and the CSS website.
The Implementation Coach will innovate practical solutions or approaches to real world challenges faced by WCI educators. This will involve creating interventions, training materials, lesson plans or instructional approaches, implementation tools or assessments, and so on.
The Implementation Coach will lead the evaluation of the WCIs. This will involve data collection, database management, producing data summaries, analyses, and report writing. The Implementation Coach will assess implementation of the WCIs using implementation measures and existing data in each school (e.g., suspensions, office referrals, tardies, academic scores, etc.). Thus, the coach will need expertise in using these data and interpreting them to school and district leadership teams.
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 behavior systems change in schools. 2. Professional development leadership on social emotional learning. 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. 7. Expertise with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and multi-tiered systems of support in schools.
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.
Experience with basic office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Expertise in collaborating with educational and community agencies, private sector leadership, education leaders, and University staff and faculty.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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