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Director of Content & Coaching-ELA, Detroit

Company: Leading Educators
Location: Detroit
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Subscribe to our RSS feeds to receive instant updates as new positions become available.Director of Content & Coaching-ELA, Detroit Leading Educators (LE) is a national nonprofit committed to ensuring that all students have access to excellent and equitable teaching every day. Educational equity starts with creating consistently excellent learning experiences from classroom to classroom so every student has the opportunity to reach college and career readiness. Alongside school system leaders, we create the conditions and structures for teachers to continuously and collaboratively build skill and knowledge in mathematics and ELA through the implementation of shifts- and standards-aligned curriculum. We reinforce system-wide progress with highly customized, direct support to teacher, school, and district leaders, focusing on building rigorous content knowledge as well as deep knowledge in learning systems, equity, and learning culture. When we lead educators, and empower them to lead other educators, we create exponential impact across entire school systems, ensuring every student in every classroom has what they need to thrive. Please visit to learn more. APPLICATION DEADLINE: External applicants have until 12/6/22 to submit their application. POSITION In Detroit, Leading Educators provides both district and school level support as a way to advance equity in sustainable ways. In this role, we are working with school-based leadership teams with a focus on supporting principals in improving instructional practices through teacher development. This work is driven by the use of high quality curriculum, data, professional development and job-embedded coaching. This inspiring work will directly influence district, school and classroom level change through the creation of effective instructional leadership teams. - The Director of Content and Coaching - ELA role is an exciting opportunity to support professional learning and impactful and innovative work across Detroit Schools. The DOCC will design and facilitate professional learning to support school leaders to be strong literacy centered instructional leaders and learning for lead teachers that prepares them to be confident and ready to lead grade level planning sessions. In the context of this work, the Director of ELA Content and Coaching builds strong relationships with our district partners, engages in a discovery process to understand the partner's needs, and contributes to the partnership strategy. - Finally, as part of the Leading Educators team, the DOCC will work closely with school and/or district leaders around systems conditions, curriculum implementation, data analysis, problems of practice and long term planning to ensure that we build local capacity to sustain the project outcomes beyond the end of the contract term. - This position reports to the Senior Director and will work in close collaboration with other Detroit design and coaching colleagues. RESPONSIBILITIES -Design and Customization - Lead and/or support the design of professional learning (e.g. coaching resources, professional learning observation tools/systems , instructional strategies, etc.) for district leaders, and teacher leaders aligned to the district's math priorities outlined in the scope of work. Design ELA learning sessions based on the CCSS shifts, learning acceleration vs remediation, and EL Education curriculum. - Leadership Coaching - Provide coaching and support to school principals to ensure effective instruction and curriculum implementation. On-going coaching may include, but is not limited to: - Observe classrooms alongside school leaders and school instructional team to analyze instruction to determine impact and next steps for professional learning Monitor progress and next steps for school-based professional learning plans Data and Evaluation - Evaluate school conditions necessary for equitable instructional practices and strong professional learning Analyze school- and district-level data to support goal setting and coaching practices Build systems to monitor and support program implementation and continuous improvement Capacity Building and Client Management -Build trusting relationships with district/system-leaders, school-leaders and/or teacher leaders. Align development needs across these stakeholder groups Train district leaders and/or Science of Reading Fellows to internalize and facilitate professional learning sessions and coaching debriefs with school-based staff - Design and lead structures, such as co-observations, session planning and event debriefs, with district and school leaders to deepen their capacity for content-specific professional learning Learning and Development Participate in internal learning communities to capture and leverage bright spots in core innovation and discoveries from problems of practice Engage in self-directed learning of the research-base that aligns to the project's scope of work (e.g., the Science of Reading, culturally relevant pedagogy, intervention, etc.) Embodying Leading Educators' Values Demonstrate a deep commitment to racial justice and an openness to exploring your own identity, biases and beliefs. Engage in ongoing learning conversations about equity and anti-racism. Model and foster the Leading Educators' values of Disrupt Racial Inequity, Build on Strengths, Prioritize People and Continuously Learn. Ensure design work embodies Leading Educators' mission, vision, and values REQUIREMENTS TO BE HIRED FOR THE ROLE: -Leading Educators requires that all employees are fully vaccinated (includes a booster dose at least 5 months after the last dose in the primary series) against COVID-19, unless an accommodation has been approved. New hires must show proof of being fully vaccinated by the end of the first month of employment.Candidates must be able to travel, unless an accommodation has been approved. For this role, monthly travel to Baltimore (approximately 1 time per month; multiple nights per trip) and 20% national travel for org retreats, programming or professional development required. Demonstrate commitment to educational equity and anti-racism Be able to build trusting relationships across a range of internal and external stakeholders Have significant knowledge and experience with supporting teachers in internalizing and adapting curriculum Have an appetite/comfort for being successful in contexts that shift quickly in order to meet the needs of the team and partnership Have knowledge and successful application of adult learning design and facilitation best practices, particularly experience with content-specific adult learning Have at least 5 years of ELA classroom teachi ng experience ( K-8) and at least 3 years of instructional leadership experience Have significant knowledge of the Science of Reading and experience with Common Core instruction Have foundational knowledge of the CCSS math shifts Experience with or knowledge of EL Education curricula preferred LOCATION When not traveling to Detroit (1 trip per month for multiple nights) and 20% national travel for org retreats, programming or professional development required), the DOCC-ELA, will work from a home office that can be located anywhere in the US. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Travel -Leading Educators live our value of prioritizing people, and puts the safety of our partners, our students, and our staff first. We know that in order for students to receive excellent and equitable education every day, their health and wellbeing must be prioritized. As of January 31st, 2022, Leading Educators requires that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an accommodation has been approved. We define fully vaccinated as a booster dose at least 5 months after the primary dose in the primary series. Business travel and in-person work is considered required for every role, although the frequency of business travel and in-person work will vary across teams and roles. Leading Educators will comply with applicable federal and state laws, as well as EEOC Guidance and will consider any requests for accommodations for medical, religious or as otherwise required by applicable law. -New hires must show proof of being fully vaccinated by the end of the first month of employment.COMPENSATION - If hired for this position, the compensation range for this position is between $85,534 and $136,856 annually. Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience and in alignment with internal equity. Candidates, either newly hired or new to the role, can typically expect a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. In addition, Leading Educators offers a very generous benefits package including 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for individual employees. Additional premium costs are covered 60% by Leading Educators for partners and dependents on medical, dental, and vision plans. We also offer a 4% matching 401k plan, Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, childcare and commuter expenses, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Benefits are valued at or above $9,000 for employees. Additionally, Leading Educators offers generous time off with pay in order to support a sustainable high performance work culture. During the first three years of employment, full time staff accrue 22 days a year. Five additional days are accrued after the third and sixth year of employment. Leading Educators also offers 16 additional paid days off for various holidays, including three floating holidays staff may use at their discretion. - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT - Leading Educators strongly values equity and challenges historical inequity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racism. We work towards a more just society and as such we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

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