Secondary Instructional Coach
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Washington County, NC

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This position is responsible for providing coaching, co-teaching, and job-embedded professional development related to Common Core State Standards aligned with state and federal laws. This position supports teachers in improving instructional practices that facilitate learning by modeling effective instructional practices, coaching teachers on how to enhance student learning, guiding teachers in their efforts to understand formative and summative assessment, and demonstrating the use of technology to support 21st century teaching and learning. The Secondary Instructional Coach will visit schools on a regular basis, observe classroom instruction, provide feedback related to instructional practices to teachers and administrative staff, and work with teachers to develop strategies to support struggling students.

This position requires regional travel, including overnight stays up to 50% of the time.

This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

An ideal candidate will have knowledge of and competence in Common Core State Standards, as well as expertise in recognizing, demonstrating, and evaluating effective instructional practices, methodologies, and/or strategies. Knowledge of instructional practices that effectively engage adolescent students is essential, as is an understanding of the impact of diversity on learning. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the ability to appropriately utilize formative, diagnostic, and summative assessments, participate effectively in professional collaboration within the school’s professional learning community, and successfully demonstrate the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The ideal candidate will also have excellent literacy, problem-solving, team-building, interpersonal, and self-assessment/self-awareness skills.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in education and a minimum of four years teaching experience at the secondary level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (For purposes of this position, secondary included any area falling within the span of grades 6-12).

A competitive candidate will have at least 5 years of successful experience teaching at the secondary level and successful experience teaching, training, and/or coaching adult learners, including experience as a mentor, curriculum facilitator, or another leadership position in a local education agency. NC Teaching Licensure and National Board Certification is also preferred.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

All education and work experience MUST be included in your application as it is critical to our screening and salary determination process. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume (text or attached) WILL NOT be considered as qualifying experience.

Questions about this job? Contact the DPI HR Division at 919-807-3385.