Secondary Mathematics Coach

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT ; SECONDARY MATHEMATICS COACH

POSITION: Secondary Mathematics Coach
LOCATION: 1541 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90017
REPORTS TO: Coordinator of School Transformation

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (the Partnership) was founded in 2007 as the cornerstone of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s strategy to improve education in Los Angeles. An independent, nonprofit organization, the Partnership contracts with LAUSD to transform and turn around historically under-performing schools in LAUSD. The Partnership currently manages 17 schools in three communities ; Boyle Heights (East LA), Central LA (south of downtown), and Watts ; and serves approximately 16,000 students. It is the only major school turnaround organization operating at scale in California.

For more information, please visit www.partnershipLA.org.

OPPORTUNITY

The Partnership for Los Angeles School is seeking a highly effective, transformational Secondary Mathematics Coach to join our effort to dramatically improve learning and academic achievement for the students in the Boyle Heights, South Central, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the coordinator of school transformation, senior directors, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teachers, the Secondary Mathematics Coach will provide direct support to schools in math instruction, professional development, and school operations with the outcome of increasing the capacity of school staff to accelerate and sustain student learning in mathematics. The Secondary Mathematics Coach will work with school communities and Partnership staff to provide instructional leadership and support related to math instruction, strategic planning, and data analysis. The Secondary Mathematics Coach will serve as an integral Partnership team member responsible for the development and implementation of curricular programs and strategies across Partnership families of schools and will directly report to and assist the Coordinator of School Transformation to meet the needs of students, school leaders, and teachers to ensure that students’ learning and achievement are maximized and capacity is built in teacher instructional leadership. 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 significant experience with secondary math instruction or programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Secondary Mathematics Coach responsibilities will include:

Teacher Development
– Observe teachers in the classroom and provide individualized feedback to help strengthen effectiveness of instruction by utilizing the LAUSD Teaching and Learning Framework
– Facilitate teacher review and analysis of student data; support goal setting using individual growth plans and progress monitoring related to student achievement
– Support increased teacher collaboration by coaching department chairs and facilitating training of online technology solutions
– Model demonstration lessons, facilitate co-teaching and engage in curriculum development focused on standards-based instruction
– Provide teachers with supplemental resources to support literacy and math development
– Assist teachers with implementation of blended learning programs and interpreting data provided by these programs to inform instruction
– Design and deliver professional development trainings to improve the delivery of instruction across the content areas
– Collaborate with teachers to integrate research-based culturally responsive teaching strategies and methodologies into the classroom
– Assist with the design and implementation of Instructional Landscaping and Instructional Rounds, and other formal observational protocols
– Assist school leaders in the design and implementation of support plans to assist underperforming teachers

School Level Transformation
– Assist schools in the development and interpretation of student achievement data, teacher/parent survey instruments, observational data, and professional development evaluation
– Facilitate and/or participate in the planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of site-based initiatives as outlined in the schools’ Single Plan for Student Achievement and Partnership strategic Initiatives
– Assist in conducting ongoing needs assessments and supporting leadership in determining long- and short-term goals and objectives; Articulate clear goals for the school and measure achievement against the goals
– Facilitate ongoing data inquiries to determine progress and needs of school site instructional initiatives, including data analysis support through action planning, professional development, creation of formative assessments, and observation protocol development
– Provide recommendations, resources, and support for non-instructional related school improvement strategies, that are essential to the overall improvement of the school

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will have:

Skills
– Leadership experiences designing, organizing, and facilitating professional development for adult learners
– Demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and build strong working and mentoring relationships with adults
– Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with administrative staff, instructional staff, and support staff
– Exceptional critical thinking skills
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Excellent computer 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
– Multiple measure teacher evaluation systems focused on teacher growth and development
– Instructional knowledge and skills to pass a rigorous observer certification assessment or have already a passing observer certification rating
– 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
– 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 in‐depth training over the summer)
– At least three (3) years of successful full-time teaching experience
– At least two (2) years of successful school leadership experience (coaching, department chair, BTSA coach, peer observer, etc.)
– An earned master’s degree or advanced degree preferred
– Ability to travel between seventeen schools in South Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, and Downtown Los Angeles (must possess a valid Driver’s License)
– Spanish fluency a plus

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement program.

How to apply

TO APPLY
Please visit www.partnershipla.org/Careers and click on “Start an application for employment” or directly visithttps://www.applitrack.com/partnershipla/onlineapp/_application.aspx?posjobcodes=142&posfirstchoice=partnership%20team&posspecialty=instruction%20department

For more information or technical assistance, contactemployment@partnershipla.org

Los Angeles, California
2013-10-31
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
n/a
employment@partnershipla.org

1541 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA, 90017, US
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