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Regional Literacy Coach - Austin (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2023-2024
Location: Austin Regional Office
Region: Greater Austin, TX
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Part-Time

Description

Regional Literacy Coach

 

Position Overview: We are seeking an experienced and passionate literacy coach to support our region’s efforts in improving student literacy skills. The literacy coach will work collaboratively with national and regional staff to design and deliver effective literacy training, conduct classroom observations, and analyze data to identify areas of improvement. The Regional Literacy Coach will expand the knowledge, skills and toolkits of all campus leaders to ensure ELA classrooms are optimum to engage all students in the learning.

Location: This is a full-time position based in Austin, Texas with preference given to candidates who live in Austin, or who are willing to relocate. 

 

 

Compensation & Benefits:

Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $70,300 and $85,100, 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 https://ideapublicschools.org/careers/benefits/. 

 

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

 

In this role you will:

  • Design and facilitate professional development sessions that support teachers and leaders in implementing evidence-based literacy practices.
  • Collaborate with National Coaches and the Academic Services Team to develop and implement effective literacy instruction for students.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to teachers and leaders to ensure fidelity of implementation of literacy instruction.
  • Conduct regular classroom observations to identify areas of strength and growth in literacy instruction.
  • Collect and analyze literacy data to monitor student progress and inform instructional decisions.
  • Collaborate with campus and regional leadership to develop and implement literacy improvement plans based on data analysis.
  • Communicate regularly with regional leaders about student progress and instructional initiatives.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development to stay current with the latest research and trends in literacy instruction.
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Goals:

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

  • 60%+ on grade-level on End of Course Literacy Exams
  • Average student growth in Reading meets or exceeds 1.5 years
  • 100% of business partners report being ‘satisfied’ or ‘highly satisfied’ with services
  • 100% of campuses achieve distinction in ELA

 

Experience:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred 

  • Valid teaching certification.
  • Minimum of 3 years of classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience as a literacy coach, instructional coach, or schools leader preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of evidence-based literacy practices and instructional strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and facilitate effective professional development sessions.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong data analysis skills and experience working with data to inform instructional decisions.
  • Knowledge of current literacy trends and research.

 

Learn more about IDEA 

At IDEA the Staff Culture and Belonging Team uses our Core Values to promote human connection and a culture of integrity, respect, and belonging for all Team and Family members.  Learn more about our Commitment to Core Values here: https://ideapublicschools.org/our-story/#core-values

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