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Professional Developer, Part time


We are looking for a part-time professional developer to work on the Bridges to Academic Success team, a small team of coaches, professional developers, curriculum developers and researchers. We work to train teachers and administrators to support SIFE at the secondary level with implementing the Bridges ELA curriculum and instructional methods.

In the 2019-20 year, we are rolling out trainings to support SIFE more generally, particularly in content areas for secondary teachers. We would like support in design and facilitation of these trainings, data collection of relevant student inquiry data and possible on-site coaching of administrators and teachers.

The position requires both individual and collaborative work, both on site with teachers and in professional development workshops with the goal of supporting teachers to accelerate SIFE learning in both language and literacy. The professional developer will be responsible for designing and creating content as well as short videos to support teacher professional learning.

Finally, the position requires participation in collaborative meetings to review and discuss work plans and professional development materials. All coaches and professional developers are expected to keep logs of their work and debrief on a weekly or biweekly basis with their direct supervisor, who will also offer training and support. Other tasks will be discussed and designed as needed.



  • 3+ years experience working with and teaching English Language Learners and preferably SIFE;
  • Interest in and willingness to become familiar with our instructional methods to both coach and participate in the design of professional development sessions;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently to plan and facilitate professional development in both face to face and online sessions. Willingness to give and receive feedback on work and to revise in response to feedback
  • Experience implementing language and literacy strategies in the secondary classroom
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or another language spoken by a large population of SIFE
  • Ability to adapt to different school contexts
  • Experience facilitating adult learning
  • Experience working with online platforms and technology


  • Experience coaching teachers
  • Experience working with teacher teams
  • Experience designing and facilitating professional development sessions for teachers

To Apply

Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to

Position requires 10-15 hours weekly. Hourly rate commensurate with experience.