Instructional Coach – Seton Teaching Fellows

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Seton Education Partners seeks a mission-driven, results-oriented individual to serve as a Seton Teaching Fellows Instructional Coach for the Brilla Schools Network in the Bronx, New York City. The Instructional coach will work to provide educational coaching and professional development for young missionary educators (Seton Teaching Fellows) serving as catechists and teachers in a charter school network (Brilla Charter Schools) and extended day program (El Camino). The Seton Teaching Fellows Instructional Coach will ensure the day-to-day instructional operations meets the highest standards of effectiveness, and leverages his or her knowledge of best practices to assure alignment of the Instructional Coaching Team with the network’s objectives. As a champion of Seton and Brilla’s mission, culture and values, this individual partners with the organization’s Programs Team to support organizational leadership in implementing its mission.

–Position Overview–

The primary responsibility of the Seton Teaching Fellow Instructional Coach (STFIC) is to execute high quality coaching and instructional development of the Seton Teaching Fellows across the network during their school-day experience at Brilla and during El Camino. In order to ensure high quality pedagogy aligned to the classical tradition and the varying roles of Fellows across all campuses, the STFIC systematically observes and coaches Seton Teaching Fellows around high impact instruction to fully maximize both their role in the school community and as growing teacher candidates. The STFIC is also in constant communication with school based leadership to ensure aligned practices for support of the Fellows development. The penultimate success for the STFIC is the number of Seton Teaching Fellows who receive full-time teacher offers from Brilla Schools and/or Seton Education Partners Schools at the conclusion of the year. As a member of the central Brilla Schools Network team, the STFIC partners with the Director of Fellows Instructional Coaching, School Leaders and the Programs Leadership Team to align and implement a Fellows’ development pathway that helps these amazing volunteers get better, faster. The STFIC will be responsible for consistent monitoring of instructional coaching and progress during the Brilla school day and at El Camino. The STFIC will conduct and coordinate regularly scheduled walkthroughs with El Camino Leadership Team members and other instructional stakeholders.

Working under the Chief of Programs, and working in collaboration with the Seton Teaching Fellows Instructional Coaching Team and School Based Leadership and El Camino Leadership Team, the STFIC will refine and monitor processes to deepen Fellows’ readiness for classroom impact by differentiating whole group professional development, observing and coaching whole group and small group instruction, conducting regular observations, and sourcing external providers and experts to strengthen the instructional proficiency of Fellows. The STFIC will coach Fellows in a variety of learning environments including elementary and middle schools, small group instruction, and blended learning initiatives. This position has an extended contract to accommodate summer onboarding of Fellows.

–Essential Responsibilities & Competencies–

Execute Brilla Charter Schools’ approach to instructional development of Seton Teaching Fellows by codifying and facilitating best practices that align to organizational principles and values;
Provide job-embedded professional development for teachers and leaders through modeling engaging, standards-based teaching, formal observational coaching cycles, live-coaching, consistent data analysis and reflection, and working with El Camino leadership and Campus Partners in the continuing evaluation of teaching quality;
Develop Seton Teaching Fellows pedagogy and methods by promoting and facilitating a joyful learning culture, incorporating differentiated professional development workshops and reflective practices across the network;
Analyze, report and interpret student performance data proactively in order to identify areas for instructional change, working closely with Fellows, Campus Partners and network staff;
Conduct regular observations of instructional practices and walkthroughs across classrooms and campuses and model effective teacher coaching by live-coaching, executing effective observation debriefs, and leveraging research-based instructional strategies;
Review, research, prepare and disseminate information pertaining to trends in teacher development, teacher coaching programs, and impact on student achievement;
Consistent collaboration with El Camino Leadership and School Based Leaders to align feedback cycle and instructional goals for Fellows through regular debriefs and sharing of data;
Forge and maintain positive, professional relationships with stakeholders across the organization while modeling the consistent virtues and values necessary when working with a committed group of young teaching volunteers;
Visibly live and hold others accountable to the Brilla Mission and Seton Teaching Fellows philosophy through consistent professional dress, modeling of core virtues, execution of professional norms, and enthusiastic, regular engagement in ongoing professional development and community-building.

–Skills, Knowledge and Abilities–

SKILLS Specific skills required include: time management and organizational skills, positive and persuasive communication aligned to Network goals, data analysis, and project management; Technical skills required include operating standard office equipment, record management, and advanced proficiency within Google Suite.

KNOWLEDGE Specific knowledge required includes: principles and practices of instructional development and instructional coaching; programs/services typical to a growing network of schools – Student Information Systems and intervention programs; principles and practices of organization, administration, change and personnel management; general school policies, rules, and regulations; relevant local, state and federal regulations; and stages of student development in relation to the knowledge and methodology of the Liberal Arts and Classical Education.

ABILITY Specific abilities required include: ability to adapt to changing work priorities, communicate with diverse groups to lead and impact chance, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines and schedules, set priorities, work as part of a team, work with detailed information/data, and work efficaciously to produce required outcomes both independently and in groups.

–Required Qualifications–

Teaching Certification and/or Graduate Degree in Education
3+ years as a successful, full-time teacher or teacher-coach
Classically-trained/educated a plus

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