Instructional Coach

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Start Date
07/20/2020

Description

Instructional Coach

  Purpose Statement

         The job of Instructional Coach is done for the purpose/s of improving student achievment and instructional

         effectiveness by providing support to the educational process with specific responsibilities for coordinating

         instructional activities and curriculum implementation relating to pedagogy and services, providing

         information and serving as a resource to teachers; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating,

         developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines.

         This job reports to Assigned Administrator

  Essential Functions

        Analyzes class and grade level data in all content areas at assigned elementary school(s) for the purpose

        of sharing information with teachers and making informed decisions relative to instructional practices.

        Assesses skills and needs (both initially and ongoing) of teachers and students within an elementary

        school setting for the purpose of determining the kinds of professional development and strategies

        needed to bring about student achievement and gains in value-added scores in mathematics.

        Assists teachers for the purpose of supporting them in the implementation of standards-based

        Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. building principals, lead teachers, parents,

        community members, etc.) for the purpose of improving services and programs.

        Collaborates with/and supports school principal in variety of administrative activities (e.g. curriculum

        modifications as required by federal, State and/or district guidelines, screening, interviewing, and/or

        orienting staff, development of master schedules, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a positive learning

        environment and the efficient use of resources.

        Communicates with a variety of parties (e.g. instructional staff, other school personnel, parents, students,

        etc.) for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions; achieving

        established program objectives and/or and planning curriculum.

        Conducts meetings and/or trainings for the purpose of coordinating instructional activities including

        disseminating and receiving information, planning and implementing curriculum, while providing support

        to the instructional staff.

        Confers with instructional staff regarding a variety of topics (e.g. instructional techniques, organization of

        practices, strategies, etc.) for the purpose of providing guidance and mentoring.

        Coordinates program components, support needs and materials for the purpose of delivering services

        which conform to established guidelines.

        Engages teachers in data analysis via a reflection process for the purpose of individualized professional

        development (change process).

        Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and/or records for the purpose of determining success

        of math coaching on student achievement.

        Oversees classroom instruction for the purpose of providing information, strategies and/or ideas to

        encourage a variety of teaching styles, to ensure the development of subject specific teaching.                                                                                                                                        

 

        Participates and delievers professional development activities (e.g. District workshops, self-directed of

        newest trends in all content area instruction, etc.) for the purpose of providing implementation of optimal

        all content area methods, materials, and assessments to enhance curriculum development.

        Prepares a variety of manual and electronic documents, files and records (e.g. professional development

        materials, purchase orders, teacher contact logs, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or

        complying with established requirements.

        Researches a variety of topics (e.g. activities for teaching, styles, methods, etc.) for the purpose of

        providing information specific to all content area programs.

        Responds to inquiries of other school personnel for the purpose of providing information, assistance

        and/or direction related to the grade level or special area activities.

        Serves as member of site teams for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to

        perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines.

        Serves as a resource to teachers (e.g. co-teacher, new teacher orientation, instructional process,

        classroom management, curriculum, etc.) for the purpose of providing support and guidance as

        requested based on their knowledge and experience.

        Trains teachers and new staff members (e.g. support plans, in-service meetings, teaching techniques,

        test administration and test preparation training, etc.) for the purpose of improving teacher performance in

        all content area related areas.

  Other Functions

        Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective

        functioning of the work unit.

  Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

     SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet

     changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job

     include: adapting to changing work priorities; applying pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; coordinating

     activities with other schools, districts and/or agencies; facilitating department goals; and organizing and

     communicating information and concepts.

     KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; review

     and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired

     actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge based competencies

     required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: curriculum, instruction, and subjects of teaching

     assignments; pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; public relations protocols; and relevant professional

     standards and practices.

     ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data;

     and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of

     circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of

     standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data;

     and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem

     solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to

     moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

     communicating with persons of varied educational and cultural backgrounds; meeting deadlines and schedules;

     providing leadership, direction, and team building; providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas; and setting

     priorities.

     Responsibility

     Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods;

     directing other persons within a department, large work unit, and/or across several small work units; tracking budget

     expenditures. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions.

     There is some opportunity to effect the organization’s services.

     Work Environment                                                                                                                                      

 

     The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some

     lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling,   and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 30%

     walking, and 30% standing.  This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

     Experience:           Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is desired.

     Education:            Bachelors degree in job-related area.

     Equivalency:         Masters degree in job related area.

     Certificates and Licenses

     Appropriate Arizona Teaching Credentials

     Continuing Educ. / Training:                                              Clearances

     Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses                                  Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance

                                                                                           MMR

   FLSA Status                                               Approval Date                                            Salary Grade

   Exempt                                                          4/4/2019                                                  Governing Board Approved

                                                                                                                                     Certified Salary Placement

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Union Elementary School District (AZ)

3834 S. 91st Ave, Tolleson, AZ 85353
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$5,833 (USD)

State Average: $8,651 (USD)

% ELL Students

16%

State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio

24.40

State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students

13%

State Average: 12%

FTE

164

State Average: 143