POSITION OVERVIEW

The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office. A Secondary Literacy Coach will be someone who is excited to keep these values in mind when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Secondary Literacy Coach to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Coordinator of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Literacy Coach will provide site-based support with instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis. The Coach will serve as a Partnership team member. She/he will report to and assist the Director or Coordinator of School Transformation with strategic school-site planning and implementing Partnership Academic Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self- starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with secondary literacy instruction, teacher development and Common Core. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Director of School Transformation, Coordinator of School Transformation, and Senior Director of School Transformation to develop and execute priority initiatives for literacy instruction at Partnership school site; use data to track and monitor progress toward goals, and adjust course as needed

  • Assist with the development and use of English Language Arts curricular materials, including pacing plans, common assessments, and other tools to support teachers and students in meeting the demands of Common Core

  • Build teacher capacity in order to utilize pacing guides, plan from standards, develop assessments, implement instructional strategies and use data to inform instruction

  • Lead and support teachers in developing collaborative environments focused on student outcomes; work directly with school leaders and teacher leaders at the school-site to plan for and lead collaborative planning, lesson study cycles, and data cycles with grade-level or department teams of teachers

  • Design and deliver school-specific professional development to improve the delivery of literacy instruction across content areas and provide teachers and leaders with instructional resources and strategies in support of disciplinary literacy 

  • Facilitate ongoing data inquiries to determine progress and needs of school site instructional initiatives; support school leaders and teacher leaders in analyzing and responding to data

  • Assist teachers with implementing technology-connected learning programs, and interpreting data provided by these programs to inform instruction

  • Conduct classroom observations and coaching conversations to support teacher growth and promote student learning; assist site leaders to observe for and support effective instruction of Common Core ELA instruction and disciplinary literacy

  • Participate as a member of the Academic Team, Literacy Team and other relevant work groups to exchange information, coordinate activities, develop teacher support resources, and resolve issues or concerns

  • Contribute to positive home office and Academic Team culture

  • Maintain trackers for data, coaching, professional development, and other requests from Director of School Transformation

 

REQUIREMENTS

Skills:

  • Leadership experiences designing, organizing, and facilitating professional development for adult learners

  • Instructional coaching, observation/feedback skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and build strong working and mentoring relationships with adults (required)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with administrative staff, instructional staff, and support staff (required)

  • Exceptional critical thinking skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment

  • A positive outlook, flexibility, and a sense of possibility in stressful situations

  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making

  • Strong computer skills

 

Knowledge of:

  • Adult learning theory, facilitation skills, and design of professional development

  • The Common Core Instructional Shifts for Literacy and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

  • Disciplinary literacy

  • Use and analysis of assessment data to inform instruction

  • Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement

  • Integrating technology, classroom observation, and supplementary materials

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of successful full-time teaching experience

  • At least 2 years of successful leadership experience within the school context (coach, department chair, BTSA coach, peer observer, etc.)

  • An earned master’s degree or advanced degree preferred

  • A proven record of academic success working with students in historically underserved schools and setting high expectations for teachers and students

  • Completion of rigorous classroom observation training preferred; LAUSD candidates will be required to have completed observer training and show evidence of certification (or commit to inā€depth training)

  • Ability to travel between school site and home office (must possess a valid Driver’s License)

  • Smarter Balanced Item Reviewer and/or Writer a plus

  • Proficient in Spanish preferred
     

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The Partnership has recently completed a thorough study of market-competitive salaries, and has applied the learning from that study to salary offers for all home office positions. Our goal is to ensure that pay is fair for all staff members, both considering the market and considering pay equity among staff in similar roles in the organization. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement program. This is a full time, year-round position.

 

TO APPLY

Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here.


For technical assistance or questions, please email: Melanie.Liu@PartnershipLA.org
 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Partnership for LA Schools has implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for staff members. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated a week before their start date unless they are approved for an accommodation due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief. 

For more information about this policy, please email the Manager of Home Office Talent & Organizational Culture at Melanie.Liu@PartnershipLA.org.

 


 

Department: Academic
This is a full time position

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