The Uplift Instructional Coach (IC) will mentor assigned groups of teachers from across multiple campuses, on how to improve their instructional techniques, lesson planning, curriculum alignment, and classroom management. The IC will collaborate and ensure alignment with Campus Directors and will support the creation of and help facilitate any Uplift-wide professional development sessions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Mentor assigned groups of teachers, from across multiple campuses, on how to improve their instructional techniques, lesson planning, curriculum alignment, and classroom management to better meet needs of their students
- Focus on first year teachers, teachers new to Uplift, and teachers needing additional assistance
- Regularly visit, observe, and provide feedback to teachers in portfolio (evaluative observations will be conducted by school leadership throughout the year)
- Collaborate and ensure alignment with Campus Directors
- Meet weekly with Campus Directors and IB Deans to ensure instructional coaching feedback aligns with school leader’s priorities
- Regularly conduct joint observations with Campus Director and/or IB Dean to ensure feedback given is “normed”
- Understand campus-based professional development plans and reinforce key messages during coaching sessions
- Work with IB Deans to train teachers on IB standards
- Provide Director with non-evaluative information regarding coaching interactions
- Support creation of and help facilitate any Uplift-wide professional development sessions
- Participate in regular training meetings
- Work with other coaches to make sure curriculum and instruction best practices are shared and used across network
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
To perform the job successfully, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following
- Demonstrated past achievement in student instruction
- Perseverance in the face of challenges and adaptability
- Strong critical thinking skills
- Ability to influence and motivate others in adopting preferred instructional approaches
- Strong organizational abilities and ability to meet deadlines and to share these skill sets with others
- Desire to work relentlessly in pursuit of our mission
- High expectations for students and families in low-income communities
- Understanding and knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment.
- Working knowledge of content and methodology across grade levels, particularly 5-10, within content area.
- Capable of instructing, motivating, modeling and coaching teachers.
- Exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A./ B.S.) from an accredited college or university required. Must have a Texas Teacher Certification or be able to obtain such. Applicants should have minimum 2 years teaching experience in subject area.
Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in theUnited Statesand provide work authorization.
Ability to read, analyze, and apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to set priorities. Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel, students, and parents.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn and use computer software as necessary. Ability to use basic office equipment.
SAFETY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Every employee of the School has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them.
PHYSICAL / MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.
Uplift currently operates five campuses across the metroplex: Hampton Preparatory, North Hills Preparatory, Peak Preparatory, Summit...