ELA Content Coach (High School ELA)

Posted 2 years ago
Position Areas
English/Reading/Language Arts


Acceleration Academies is an innovative education partner helping young adults overcome real-life challenges to earn their high school diploma tuition-free with state or local school districts.


Position Title: ELA Content Coach (High School ELA)
FTE: 1.0

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Role Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or higher

  • Years of Experience: 1-3 years of relevant experience

  • Certification: English Language Arts endorsement valid in the state of Florida

Secondary Education (9-12)endorsement valid in the state of Florida

  • Background Check: Demonstration of a clear state and federal criminal history


Role Expectations

Content Coaches serve as the primary learning resource for our Graduation Candidates (GC), collaborating within a team environment to (1) teach a competency-based blended curriculum in which GCs demonstrate proficiency through summative assessments, (2) develop supplemental lessons and provide interventions in which GCs demonstrate proficiency through formative assessments, and (3) ensure that every GC masters the content on the path to high school graduation and post-secondary success.


Role Responsibilities


  • Support new GC enrollment through recruitment and engagement efforts

  • Assist with the development of Personalized Learning Plans for GCs


  • Serve as an advisor for assigned GCsby facilitating communication between the learner and the GC support team, as well as monitoring attendance, academic progress, and overall wellness


  • Plan and deliver content area instruction in individual and group settings and monitor GCprogress toward course completion and content mastery

  • Conduct formative and summative assessments to gauge GC academic progress

  • Demonstrates skills in analyzing and using data for instructional decision-making

  • Basic knowledge of IEP, ESE and ELL accommodations, document assistance with annual goals, short-term objectives, benchmarks, and participate in the appropriate meetings

  • Provide remediation and enrichment opportunities for individual and groups of GCs

  • Participate in the development and success of GC data meetings,s, Professional Development workshops, and other school/ community events


  • Work closely with the GC) support team to develop a learning pathway, behavior, and transition plans (including incentives) to improve GC academic achievement.

  • Participate in academy meetings and other community events

Perform other related duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish or Haitian/Creole preferred).

  • Basic understanding of ESE (Exceptional Student Education), ELL (English Language Learner), and behavior intervention strategiesExperience working in a non-traditional school setting and/or with youth who may be considered at-risk

  • Demonstrates a commitment and passion for supporting youth, who have disengaged from a traditional school setting, by creating opportunities for academic and personal breakthroughs

  • Strong understanding of and comfort with the use of technology in an educational setting.

  • Experience with any of the following: project-based learning, instructional coaching, portfolio assessment, a competency-based education model, collaborative learning, integration of technology and cross-disciplinary learning, alternative assessments and integrating school to career experiences into the curriculum


Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrates the ability to work well independently and as part of a team

  • Adapts to changing conditions in a fast-paced setting

  • Displays ability to diplomatically diffuse tension and deal with intense situations

  • Communicates and builds relationships with internal and external constituencies

  • Identifies and implements strategies to improve individual and group productivity and content mastery

  • Uses excellent listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal and writing skills

  • Demonstrates superior time-management, organizational skills, and accurate record keeping

  • Accepts personal responsibility and seeks feedback from colleagues and administration

  • Respects personal privacy and maintains the confidentiality of privileged information

  • Thorough knowledge of the following:

  • Microsoft Office Suite of applications

  • Google Suite of applications, e.g., Google mail; Google drive, etc.

  • Mobile technologies, e.g., smart phones, tablets, etc.

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)

  • Upholds Acceleration Academies’ policies and follows guidelines and procedures

  • Develops positive rapport with staff, GCs, and the AA community


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


    Work Environment and Work Demands

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is consistent with that of a collaborative school environment.


    Acceleration Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. It is understood that other related duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all aspects of the position, described below satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Posted By

    Acceleration Academies

    910 W. Van Buren Street , Chicago, IL 60607

    At the following locations

    Acceleration Academies-Miami, FL

    1001 N. Miami Beach Blvd. , North Miami Beach, FL 33162