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Reg. Director of Instructional Coaching - El Paso (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2023-2024
Location: El Paso Regional Office
Region: El Paso, TX
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time


Regional Director of Instructional Coaching

Position Overview: With the mission of an exceptional teacher for every IDEA student every day, the Regional Director of Instructional Coaching is a regional coaching role focused on improving teacher quality and teacher retention at IDEA Public Schools.  The Regional Director of Instructional Coaching serves as a regional expert in IDEA’s coaching methods, focusing primarily on building capacity in instructional lead team members to effectively execute IDEA’s coaching model.  This role serves as a liaison for all Teacher Advancement Team initiatives at the regional level, including Teacher Career Pathway placements and benefits and Teachboost use.   


This is a full-time position located in El Paso, TX. Preference will be given to candidates who live in El Paso, or who are willing to relocate.


Compensation & Benefits:


Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $62,800 and $76,000, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on team performance and goal attainment. 


Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, and supplemental benefits as well as retirement plans and a generous vacation package. You can find more information about our benefits at


* IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.



In this role you will: 


  • Partner with staffing team and Schools Team to design and execute regional teacher retention strategy 
  • Support year-long onboarding for Welcome-to IDEA teachers starting with planning and executing best in class New Teacher Institute 
  • Monitor campus culture and partner with lead teams to coach and retain teachers, with a particular emphasis on new to IDEA teachers and Level 4/5 teachers 
  • Build relationships with teachers and communicate Teacher Career Pathway initiatives 
  • Share feedback with regional staffing partners on hiring model, applicants, new teachers 
  • Be an ambassador of IDEA’s Human Assets Teachable point of view and leading with a culture of joy to ensure IDEA’s schools and teams are great places to work 
  • Coach Assistant Principals of Instruction (APIs) to master instructional coaching School Leadership Levers (SLLs) and to deliver effective Guideposts to Excellent Teaching (GET)-aligned professional development sessions 
  • Partner with National Teacher Advancement Team to develop GET-aligned professional development packages to support teacher improvement of skills in key areas 
  • Manage campus-wide usage of Teachboost, IDEA’s platform for providing feedback and documenting observations 
  • Partner with Academic Services team to make sure teachers are delivering effective, strategic curriculum-driven lessons 
  • Assure that all teachers and APIs understand the student achievement rubrics associated with their course on Teacher Career Pathway  
  • Serve as campus’ Teachboost representative to answer questions, track progress, and problem-solve hurdles to Teachboost usage  
  • Facilitate GET ratings/norming conversation during campus instructional rounds 
  • Cascade progress towards goals updates on ratings progress throughout the year 
  • Share best practices across campuses for Teachboost usage.  
  • Manage execution of Coaching Academy (logistics and facilitation) 
  • Use See It. Name It. Do It. Framework to coach APIs in weekly and biweekly coaching follow-up from Coaching Academy 
  • Coordinate coaching and feedback with managers and Vice Presidents of Schools 
  • Facilitate/Support GET Certification at Coaching Academy 
  • Provide additional GET-norming support to campuses and instructional leaders who do not demonstrate strong GET-normed practices during instructional rounds
  • Assure high-quality facilitators and facilitation at every professional development session 
  • Oversee and manage logistics team for smooth execution of meals, materials, and space requirements that facilitate learning 
  • Manage communication with participants and managers (as appropriate) as well as in-field follow-up to guarantee mastery of session material 



As part of the Regional Schools team, you will contribute to reaching the following ambitious goals:

  • 90% | 50% of Coaching Academy/Teacher Leader Foundations cohort members will respond to key survey questions with 8 | 10 AND average 90% session attendance 
  • 100% of APIs in Coaching Academy proficient on Coaching SLLs (Coaching academy skills), and GET Certified, 85% retention of portfolio APIs 
  •  95% of teachers in region are rated 2 or more times on all superpower rows with fidelity to GET Rubric throughout the calendar year in Teachboost (2C, 3C/3D, 4A, 4C, 4D) OR 6 rows or regional choosing 
  • 63% of teachers who report to an Assistant Principal of Instruction in coaching academy earn Level 3+ student achievement on TCP 
  •  Ensure 85% Overall | 80% Level 1 | 95% Level 4 and 5 Teacher retention (levels as determined by IDEA’s Teacher Career Pathway)   



Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Coach portfolio of 8-13 Asst. Principals of Instruction 



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred 
  • Experience: 3-5 years of teaching experience, 1+ experience managing teachers, experience as an Assistant Principal (or similar role) required 


Preferred Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Mastery of Guideposts for Excellent Teaching (or similar teaching rubric) 
  • Ability to coach and influence leaders and teachers 
  • Familiarity with Relay Graduate School of Education/Leverage Leadership Coaching model 
  • Experience with project planning and executing large-scale professional development sessions (>50 attendees) 


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