JobID 2425 : Instructional Coach (#1991341)

Job | Posted 2 months ago
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JOB SUMMARY: The coach serves as part of their school’s leadership team, providing job-embedded and ongoing professional development for teachers, staff, and administration. He/she provides support to the principal in data analysis and professional development decision-making. He/she provides professional development and guidance for teachers to improve their content knowledge and instructional strategies. Overall, the job of the coach is to build the capacity of the school and its teachers to meet the learning needs of all students. The coach's goal is to ensure that school staff acquires the understanding and skills to enhance instructional practices at the classroom level and raise the level of student achievement. The majority of time should be spent working in classrooms with teachers involved in tasks such as modeling, observing and co-teaching, as well as, facilitating study groups/PLCs which include the analysis of student work and lesson plans in order to assist in making instructional decisions to enhance classroom practices.


Participating in all required coach professional development. The coach is charged with acquiring the knowledge, skills, technology skills, and instructional strategies necessary to effectively impact the instructional practices of the teachers that are coached. He/she must remain knowledgeable about current and past research in the specific content area and other pedagogical content relevant to the coaching role.
Identifying school teaching and learning needs, barriers and weaknesses by analyzing student data, and organizing and implementing problem-solving actions with teachers.
Facilitating school-based high-quality professional development, working with teachers (in teams or individually) to refine their knowledge and skills. Professional development could include, but not be limited to, in-class coaching, observing, modeling of instructional strategies, guiding teachers in looking at student work, developing lesson plans with teachers based on student needs, supporting data analysis, supporting the integration of technology, co-planning with teachers, etc.
Monitoring instructional effectiveness and student progress using tools and strategies gained through professional development.
Building and maintaining confidential relationships with teachers. The conversations and interactions that the coach has with teachers must always remain confidential so that a high level of trust is created and maintained between the teacher and the coach. Exceptions to this include imminent physical or psychological danger to the students.
Assisting, as requested, in the development and implementation of professional development programs for staff including designing and facilitating district-approved workshops, summer institutes, after school programs, conferences, and induction sessions.
Assisting, as requested, in the K-12 curriculum process which could include: selection of instructional materials; and creation, review, and curation of high-quality and rigorous curriculum, instruction, and assessment documents aligned to appropriate standards.

MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS:   All applicants must possess a valid PA Instructional II Teaching Certificate in one of the core content areas required, Bachelor required;Master preferred
  • Track record/evidence of improving student achievement in classroom. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the use of a rich array of instructional approaches, resources and technologies in relevant content area(s).
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing and using data for instructional decision-making.
  • Interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills required to effectively facilitate coaching and staff development.
  • Ability to design and/or broker (individually or in collaboration with others) high quality professional development for teachers/school staff.

WORK LOCATION:  Camp Curtin School

WORK CONTRACT:  In accordance with the HEA  Collective Bargaining Agreement

SALARY:  In accordance with the HEA  Collective Bargaining Agreement

Posted By

Harrisburg City School District

1601 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103-1466
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$20,786 (USD)

State Average: $16,365 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.21

% IEP Students


State Average: 18%



State Average: 302