POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Secondary Mathematics 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, Secondary Mathematics, Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Mathematics, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coach will support site-based math instructional coaching.  Some of the responsibilities include supporting teachers and teacher leaders with Common Core-aligned mathematics instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration, data analysis, and systems for high-quality curriculum implementation. The Coach will serve as an integral Partnership team member. They will report to and assist the Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Mathematics with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Mathematics Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles. They will have significant experience with high-school mathematics instruction, teacher development, implementing problem-based curricula (preferably Illustrative Mathematics), and Common Core standards and shifts.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • Assist with the development and 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

  • Build teacher capacity — to implement Illustrative Mathematics curriculum, 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 school leaders, teacher leaders, and teachers at the school site to plan for and lead data cycles with grade-level or department teams of teachers

  • Design and deliver school-specific professional development to improve the delivery of math instruction and provide teachers and leaders with instructional resources related to Common Core 

  • 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 math 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 Math 

  • Participate as a member of the Academic Team, Transform Schools Team, Math 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

  • Strong math content knowledge and math pedagogical knowledge

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

  • Instructional coaching, observation/feedback skills; skilled at using coaching frameworks preferred (in the absence of this training, willingness to learn and grow in this area is required)

  • 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 Mathematics ,Standards for Mathematical Practice, and problem-based mathematics instruction.

  • 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; Mathematics degree a plus

  • 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

  • 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


 

Department: Academic
This is a full time position

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