We’re looking for an Elementary Literacy Coach who is passionate about teaching and learning, has deep respect for teachers, and who loves to collaborate. 

Link Education Project is looking to hire a part-time Elementary Literacy Coach to work with our team in schools in the Greater Cleveland Area. This is a one-year, independent contractor position for the 2019-20 school year.

With the support of the Director of Collaborative Leadership, the Elementary Literacy Coach will work on-site with teachers, principals, and students to develop and deliver a comprehensive professional development program that supports school and district goals. The coach will facilitate grade level meetings, model comprehensive literacy instruction in classrooms, analyze student data, and collaborate with teams of teachers and coaches to provide high quality professional development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Builds effective working relationships with principals and teachers
  • Develops teacher knowledge and skill related to collaboration and effective teaching and learning through:
    • Facilitating team meetings
    • Modeling classroom literacy strategies
    • Consulting/coaching one-on-one with teachers
    • Using Link frameworks to develop and deliver support and professional development.
    • Promoting collaboration
  • Participates in school-wide planning as requested
  • Remains current in instructional research and practices
  • Participates in monthly collaboration
  • Takes on additional responsibilities as needed

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following:

  • 7 or more years of classroom experience – mostly in PreK-3
  • 3 or more years of experience in adult, school-based professional development
  • Experience with professional learning communities, peer collaboration, and developing positive school climate
  • Strong content knowledge and experience in early literacy instruction
  • Experience working with groups of adult learners to bring about meaningful change
  • A growth mindset
  • Ability to analyze student data, clarify instructional implications, and develop learning plans in response to the data
  • Master’s degree in Education
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Broad knowledge of child development and literacy instruction (including reading/writing workshop and phonics instruction)
  • Able to work with a variety of stakeholders (and personalities)
  • Able to work effectively with both adults and children
  • Values collaboration and understands what it means to be part of a team
  • Able to promote high expectations for teachers, principals, parents and students
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and follow through with commitments

Please apply by June 1st.  Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to hallebargar@gmail.com