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Literacy Improvement Science Coach/Educational Consultant

Teaching Matters
New York, NY 10115
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Literacy? ?Improvement? ?Science? ?Coach/Educational? ?Consultant? ?

Teaching? ?Matters? ?is? ?a? ?national? ?nonprofit? ?organization,? ?headquartered? ?in? ?New? ?York? ?City,? ?with? ?the? ?mission? ?to? ?close? ?the? ?opportunity? ?gap? ?of? ?a? ?radically? ?unequal? ?education? ?system? ?for? ?underserved? ?and? ?historically? ?marginalized? ?children.? ?From? ?states? ?and? ?districts? ?to? ?schools? ?and? ?classrooms,? ?we? ?partner? ?to? ?help? ?teachers? ?and? ?school? ?leaders? ?develop? ?the? ?skills? ?they? ?need? ?to? ?teach? ?well,? ?lead? ?their? ?peers? ?and? ?drive? ?school-wide? ?improvement.? ?

The? ?Teaching? ?Matters? ?Network? ?is? ?a? ?community? ?of? ?middle? ?schools? ?working? ?together? ?to? ?ensure? ?all? ?students? ?are? ?prepared? ?for? ?high? ?school? ?and? ?beyond,? ?through? ?the? ?integration? ?of? ?culturally? ?responsive-sustaining? ?practices? ?and? ?equity-driven? ?continuous? ?improvement? ?methods.? ?

We? ?currently? ?seek? ?exceptional? ?improvement? ?science? ?coaches? ?to? ?support? ?transformative? ?instructional? ?improvements? ?in? ?public? ?schools? ?across? ?NYC.? ?Teaching? ?Matters? ?has? ?been? ?at? ?the? ?front? ?lines? ?with? ?our? ?partners? ?by? ?supporting? ?teachers? ?and? ?leaders? ?to? ?develop? ?the? ?competencies? ?and? ?skills? ?critical? ?to? ?create? ?culturally? ?responsive,? ?engaging? ?learning? ?experiences? ?for? ?all? ?students.? ?This? ?is? ?an? ?opportunity? ?for? ?the? ?right? ?candidate? ?to? ?join? ?our? ?team? ?to? ?ensure? ?every? ?teacher? ?and? ?leader? ?has? ?the? ?support? ?they? ?need? ?to? ?meet? ?the? ?needs? ?of? ?all? ?students.? ?

The? ?primary? ?role? ?of? ?Literacy? ?Improvement? ?Science? ?Coach/Educational? ?Consultant? ?will? ?be? ?to? ?coach? ?teachers? ?and? ?administrators? ??onsite? ??in? ?schools? ?across? ?the? ?5? ?boroughs? ?in? ?the? ?following? ?key? ?areas:? ?

  • Support schools and teachers in adopting a common literacy curriculum. Support teachers and school leaders in creating and implementing culturally responsive lessons, resources, and activities for students.

  • Support school based English Language Arts improvement science teams in using PDSA cycles to drive change in their school specific contexts. Facilitate English Language Arts improvement science teams in reflecting on practice, analyzing data that leads to deep analysis and identification of inequitable practices in schools, and looking at student work toward the goal of improving pedagogical practices and student outcomes.

  • Coach teachers within cycles of coaching focused on developing key competencies in teaching.

  • Differentiate teacher support based on individual needs and address needed teacher mindset shifts.

  • Guide school leaders in making critical changes to systems, structures, and communication in their school, leading to an environment where professional collaboration is embraced and student success is the focus.

  • Build teachers'/leaders' understanding and proficiency in culturally responsive pedagogy and racial literacy.

  • Build trusting relationships with partners that meets educators where they are and empowers them to continue to grow in their profession.

Key? ?Qualifications:? ?

  • Minimum of 4 years experience as an instructional coach and/or minimum of 4 years of teaching or equivalent experience in either elementary, middle, or high school grades.

  • Strong content knowledge in literacy with a lens to culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy.

  • Strong content knowledge in continuous improvement methods/improvement science.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in achieving ambitious, measurable student results.

  • Experience facilitating teacher teams / groups to achieve student outcomes.

  • Dynamic presenter, comfortable engaging large groups of educators in professional workshops and work-sessions.

  • Experience teaching and/or coaching teachers in culturally responsive practices and curriculum development.

  • Passion for advocating for students and communities traditionally marginalized and under-resourced.

  • Experience in urban schools.

  • Exemplary skills in technology and facile in utilizing zoom, google suite, and other online collaboration tools.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, well organized, excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Superior interpersonal skills to motivate and lead others at all levels within a school.

  • Demonstrates deep commitment to Teaching Matters' mission, vision, and core values.


In? ?addition? ?to? ?the? ?requirements? ?above,? ?we? ?are? ?prioritizing? ?literacy? ?educational? ?consultants? ?with? ?

expertise? ?in? ?the? ?below? ?areas:? ?

  • Supporting teams in leveraging the continuous improvement process (e.g., Root Cause Analysis to Understand the Challenge, Developing & Refining a Theory of Improvement (Driver Diagram), Systematically Testing Changes through PDSA cycles, etc.)

  • Experience with EL education curriculum is a plus but not required

  • Strong background and experience in research-based literacy culturally responsive content and pedagogy


This? ?is? ?a? ?full-time? ?role? ?with? ?health,? ?dental,? ?vision,? ?paid? ?time? ?off,? ?and? ?retirement? ?benefits.? ?Options? ?

for? ?10-month? ?or? ?12-month? ?salary? ?possible.? ?Position? ?begins? ?August/September? ?2021.? ?


***Teaching? ?Matters? ?is? ?unable? ?to? ?hire? ?any? ?employees? ?of? ?the? ?New? ?York? ?City? ?Department? ?of? ?

Education? ?within? ?one? ?year? ?of? ?the? ?end? ?of? ?their? ?employment.? ?


Teaching? ?Matters? ?is? ?an? ?Equal? ?Opportunity/Affirmative? ?Action? ?Employer.?


Posted: 2021-08-26 Expires: 2021-09-26
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