Application Deadline 10/15/2014
Start Date: A.S.A.P.
Reporting directly to the Managing Director of Service, the Impact Coach ensures City Year AmeriCorps members achieve school based results. This person would be responsible for partnering with the Managing Director of Service to coach a specific group of AmeriCorps members throughout all aspects of their work with students across City Year’s program model, WSWC, and focus on attendance, behavior, and course performance initiatives. This includes having a portfolio of up to six New York City Department of Education Schools and coaching up to 5 staff members and 80 AmeriCorps members. In addition, the Impact Coach is responsible for the creation and/or improvement of WSWC implementation tools and trackers used for formative and summative reporting as well as developing and facilitating content for trainings. The Impact Coach is the subject matter expert responsible for supporting our school based teams and ensuring we achieve positive student results throughout the fiscal year (July-June).
- Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
- Ability to build relationships with AmeriCorps members, students, teachers, staff, and school leadership.
- Coaching experience required.
- Ability to observe behavior and provide constructive feedback.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong group facilitation and presentation skills.
- Ability to break down large concepts into teachable bits that others can internalize easily.
Executes to Results:
- Strong attention to detail and proven organizational and project management skills.
- Ability to manage self and others.
- Bachelor’s degree in education (or related field) required, Master’s degree preferred.
- 2+ years of teaching and/or instructional coaching experience (preferably in secondary math) or experience with adult learning (supervising student teachers, facilitating professional development or study groups at school or other organization).
- Knowledge of general curriculum (literacy and math preferred) and assessments.
- Demonstrated success in differentiating instruction and improving student achievement.
- Knowledge of the Common Core Standards.
- Knowledge of standards-based assessments and instruction.
- Microsoft Excel.
- AmeriCorps/City Year alumni are encouraged to apply.
Support Student-Level Impact
- Provide one-on-one and team-level academic intervention training and support to AmeriCorps members across one neighborhood (roughly 4-8 schools).
- Provide focused support to help AmeriCorps members deliver quality tutoring for their students to help improve grades, complete homework, and organize for success in school.
- Coach Program Managers to support AmeriCorps members through observations and coaching sessions:
- Three co-observations completed in the second quarter followed by observations as needed/recommended by Program Manager or Impact Coach.
- Bi-monthly check-ins with Program Managers and School Partnership Director to review progress made and additional areas to work on.
- Issue assessment report on challenges, achievements, best practices, and lessons learned from observations, bi-monthly check-ins and trainings delivered.
Support Overall Service
- Attend and report on service quality in Program and Service bi-monthly progress performance meetings.
- Support execution of service assessments:
- Ensure AmeriCorps members are equipped to deliver high quality tutoring each year.
- Ensure AmeriCorps members understand assessment scores and incorporate that information into their lesson planning.
- Assist Program and Service Team by conducting co-observations to demonstrate how to deliver feedback to AmeriCorps members in order to achieve impact. Support achieving impact with additional service implementation concerns as needed.
- Assist Program and Service Team by helping to diagnose service implementation issues and recommend solutions by observing service and reviewing data. Serve as subject matter or technical expert in performance results meetings with teachers and school leadership.
- Work with Managing Director of Program, Managing Director of Service, School Partnership Directors, and the Service Team to help create and facilitate service-based learning and development sessions throughout the fiscal year.
- Build site capacity by focusing on an area of service
- Develop and deliver learning and development content related to that area of service to the larger City Year New York corps.
- Identify gaps in resources that need to be created or tweaked in assigned area of service.
- Lead a small group of AmeriCorps members through deepening their knowledge and understanding of assigned area of service.