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Instructional Coach, Math2021-2022 School Year 

We are looking for an instructional coach to work on the Bridges to Academic Success team, a small team of coaches, professional developers, curriculum developers and researchers grant-funded by the New York Education Department (NYSED). We work to train teachers and administrators to support Students with Interrupted and Limited Schooling (SIFE) and Newcomers with implementation of team hybrid curricular materials and resources. 

We are looking for an individual with a math background who also has experience teaching Newcomer English learners. Preferably, the candidate will have some experience coaching math teachers and/or leading professional learning seminars, and developing math curricula. The students who use our materials are new to the US, new to English, and have in many cases experienced an interruption in their schooling. 

In the 2021-22 year, we are rolling out a Guided Math curriculum to support SIFE in secondary schools who need foundational math skills in order to engage with 9th grade material. The Instructional Math Coach will continue to develop curricular materials in collaboration with our teacher development partners and Bridges team members. 

In addition, he/she will develop and facilitate Math training for secondary content-area teachers, including an emphasis on language development and scaffolds required to meet the needs of all ELLs. In addition to design 

and facilitation of these trainings, the coach will collect relevant student inquiry data and engage in remote or eventual on-site coaching of administrators and teachers in our Math resources.

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 in language, literacy and math. The coach 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. 

Required Qualifications 

  • 3+ years experience teaching math 
  • 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; 
  • Knowledge and experience with curriculum development and design, including backwards design; 
  • 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; 
  • Ability to adapt to different school contexts; 
  • Experience facilitating adult learning; 
  • Experience working in online platforms or technology 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience coaching teachers; 
  • Experience working with teacher teams; 
  • Experience designing and facilitating professional development sessions for teachers; 
  • Bilingual in Spanish or other language spoken by large populations of Newcomer immigrant students

Start Date: August 2021. This will begin as a remote position while schools are discouraging visitors. As it becomes safe for coaches to return to schools this position will require occasional travel to Long Island, NYC, and areas further north of NYC. 

To Apply: Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to camille@bridges-sifeproject.com. 

This is a part-time one-year position requiring 2 days per week for training to start in August and then transitioning to full-time in September. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Opportunities for contract renewal at the end of the school year 6/30/22.