POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a dynamic Coach to help scale our support to middle schools across LAUSD as they implement Illustrative Mathematics. In collaboration with the Curriculum Systems Advising team, the Partnership Math team, and school-based instructional leaders, this role will support the implementation of Illustrative Mathematics and equitable math instruction through the execution of aligned professional development to teachers, with the goal of enhancing teacher collaboration and data-driven instructional practices.  

The Coach will serve as a Partnership team member, and will work across secondary school-sites in LAUSD. In addition to working directly with teacher teams within LAUSD schools, this position will play an essential internal role as we further develop our model of high‐quality curriculum implementation support. More specific details are provided in the responsibilities section below.  

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. The Curriculum Systems Advising Coach will be someone who is excited to keep these values in mind when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter who is committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles, and will have a track record of outstanding teaching in secondary Math classrooms. Exceptional candidates will also have experience leading a team of teachers or adult learners to adopt effective, standards-aligned and data driven planning practices.

This position will require being in schools often (approximately 80% of the time), but working remotely otherwise, as the Partnership home office remains closed. As such, this position requires living in the Los Angeles area.


ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Project Management + Team Support (10%)

  • Work with members of the Curriculum Systems Advising team to develop and execute priority initiatives for math instruction at LAUSD schools; use data to track and monitor progress toward goals, and adjust course as needed

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

  • Provide input to inform the development and appropriate use of mathematics curricular materials, including curriculum maps, common assessments, and other tools to support teachers and students in meeting the demands of Common Core

 

Capacity Building [Grade Level Team focused] (65%)

  • Provide extra support to schools implementing Illustrative mathematics by providing targeted support to teacher teams, as aligned with the overall school vision. 

  • Build teacher capacity to implement Common Core math instruction—to utilize curriculum maps, 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 teacher leaders at the school site to plan for and lead data cycles with grade-level or department teams of teachers

  • Deliver school-specific professional development to improve the delivery of math instruction 

  • Assist math teachers in interpreting student data and using the trends to inform planning 

  • Participate in ongoing data inquiries to determine progress and needs of school site instructional initiatives

  • Conduct classroom observations to support teacher growth and promote student learning

 

Monitoring Implementation (10%)

  • Assist site leaders to observe for and support effective instruction of Common Core

  • Collect observation data to support grant-related measurement activities 

 

Teamwork and Organizational culture (15%)

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

  • Contribute to positive Home Team and Academic Team culture


 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have:

Shared Beliefs:

  • Deep belief in the power of our communities, and respect and love for our families in Boyle Heights, South LA and Watts.

  • Belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values and a commitment to improving academic achievement for Partnership students

  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all team members

  • Humility and respect for the hard work of school leaders, teachers, parents, and students

  • Reflective and a life-long learner

  • Unmatched work ethic

  • Highest level of integrity

Knowledge of:

  • The Common Core Instructional Shifts for Mathematics and Standards for Mathematical Practice

  • Problem-based mathematics instruction. Illustrative Mathematics experience is strongly preferred.

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

  • Use and analysis of assessment data to inform instruction

  • Comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to improvement

 

Education and Experience:

 
  • Required: 

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

    • At least three (3) years of successful full-time teaching experience, and at least two (2) years of successful school leadership experience (coaching, department chair, BTSA coach, peer observer, etc.) preferred

    • Ability to travel between our network schools in South Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, and Watts (must possess a valid Driver’s License)

  • Preferred: 

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

    • Mathematics or STEM-related BA

    • An earned master’s degree or advanced degree

    • Spanish fluency

    • Smarter Balanced Item Reviewer and/or Writer a plus

 

Skills

  • Experience designing, organizing, and/or facilitating Common-core aligned, math-specific professional development for adult learners. Experience with instructional coaching, observation and feedback, and/or facilitation of teacher collaboration time preferred.

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

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build trusting relationship across lines of difference 

  • 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

 

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.

Please note: This role is funded through a grant, and as mentioned above, is helping us to explore the long-term possibilities of fee-for-service work. As such, this position has guaranteed funding for three (3) years, and will be re-evaluated at the close of the grant.

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 Diana Mosha (diana.mosha@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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