Content Lead, ELA – Northern California
What You’ll Do:Our Content Leads support instructional improvement on the ground with our school system partners. You’ll work closely with our Director of Instructional Support, executing professional development, leading instructional walkthroughs, building and coaching capacity in leaders, and providing content expertise to our partners throughout the country. We will provide this support for partners in person, and virtually as schools mandate, including conducting in person and virtual observations and reviews of student work to understand the current state of instruction and designing and delivering in person and virtual professional development experiences. You’re a detail-oriented educator with a strong background in math and instructional coaching in grades K-12 as well as in developing and facilitating impactful adult learning experiences. You should be passionate about improving instructional effectiveness and believe in the potential of students, teachers, and systems. You will be on our Partnerships and Coaching Team, which supports schools throughout the country, and report to the Director of Instructional Support. Specifically, you will:Responsibilities:System Support•Accompany Directors of Instructional Support on school walkthroughs, use the Instructional Practices Guide (IPG) to observe and score math instruction, and give feedback on trends to system and school leaders and teachers•Conduct reviews and create reports on quality of assessments, curricula, pacing guides, scope and sequence guides, and other materials to inform system strategy for instructional improvement•Answer partners’ questions (directly and via Directors of Instructional Support) to support effective, informed decision-making•Work with partners’ math teams to support their instructional improvement cycle, including school visits, classroom observations, professional development, and content support•Assist with the build-out of curriculum implementation playbooks for systemsContent Development and Delivery•Develop school leader instructional leadership capacity through modeling coaching cycles to accelerate teacher practice and student achievement. Observe school leaders facilitate coaching cycles and create school-leader facing action steps to improve the quality and impact of school-based coaching.•Develop content, such as model lessons, content exercises, and training session materials and PowerPoints•Lead professional development for teachers and leaders, and train content specialists to deliver training content•Support development of curriculum-specific transition and implementation plans and resources•Prepare materials for and lead the math portions of professional learning opportunities for teachers and leaders•Prepare materials for and lead sessions during topical meetings, quarterly network meetings, and other events as needed. Collect and analyze data to measure progress, school goals, and impact of partner support.Required Candidate Qualifications: •3-5 years of experience as an ELA teacher and 2+ years as an administrator or instructional coach, with a record of success achieving clearly-defined outcomes and improving student learning•Significant experience with Common Core State Standards. Strong background in the California public education system.Candidate Qualifications and Traits:•Commitment to excellent daily instruction for all students•3-5 years of experience as an ELA teacher and 2+ years as an administrator or instructional coach, with a record of success achieving clearly-defined outcomes and improving student learning•Deep knowledge of math content and pedagogy in grades K-12•Deep understanding of the math standards, assessments, and instructional implications•Detail orientation, organization, and follow through•Very strong oral and written communication skills•Experience building positive relationships with diverse team members and stakeholders•Able to travel to schools weekly•Travel may include early morning departures and/or overnight stays. A flexible schedule Monday through Friday is required. Instruction Partners covers all travel expenses.Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in HiringAt Instruction Partners, we know that difference enhances, transforms and strengthens our ability to serve students and schools. We invite and celebrate diversity of all perspectives, and we are deeply committed to ensuring equitable access and voice throughout our organization. Instruction Partners is proudly an equal opportunity workplace, and we value the inclusion of persons who have experienced poverty and/or for whom English is not their first language, and every race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, culture, ancestry, religion, national orientation, age, marital status or Veteran status. Join us, and let's work together to support great teaching and accelerate learning for every student.Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet about 60% of job criteria, women and other marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but you’re not sure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you.Compensation:The salary for this role is $83,490.00. Detailed information about the organizational compensation philosophy is available upon application. Instruction Partners offers flexible work hours and location. Competitive benefits and private retirement investment options are available, as well as a generous vacation policy.Timeline:We are looking for candidates to join our team summer of 2022, with an ideal start date in July.