ID# 000587

Coordinator of School Transformation, Elementary Literacy

Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of School Transformation, Elementary Literacy to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. This is an exciting new growth position to the network. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator will support teachers and schools with Common Core literacy instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis. The Coordinator will serve as an integral Partnership team member. He/she will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Academic Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with elementary literacy instruction, teacher development, and Common Core.

Job Requirements

• 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 (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
• 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

Knowledge of
• Adult learning theory, facilitation skills, and design of professional development
• The Common Core Instructional Shifts for Literacy and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
• Disciplinary literacy
• Instructional knowledge and skills to pass a rigorous observer certification assessment or already have 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

• 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)
• At least three (3) years of successful full-time teaching experience
• At least two (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
• Ability to travel among network schools in South Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, and Watts (must possess a valid Driver’s License)
• Smarter Balanced Item Reviewer and/or Writer a plus
• Spanish fluency a plus

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