Instructional Coach

Opportunities for 2024-2025: Massachusetts Campus TBD, Massachusetts


Description

Organization Overview 

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality, free, and public education to students in East Boston and Chelsea Massachusetts, communities that are predominantly low-income and Latinx and historically have faced significant social and educational barriers. Our success in Massachusetts is proof that the opportunity gap can be closed and we opened a new school in Rhode Island in 2022.  At Excel Academy Charter Schools, we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned to their personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory.   

At Excel Academy we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements. We have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that values our community as collaborators in the learning process, social-emotional support, equity for diverse learners, and fosters identity development. We prioritize an approach that is both rigorous and inclusive. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff are at the core of the work we do.  

Growth Happens Here. 

Your Impact  

Excel Academy Charter Schools is seeking a strong Instructional Coach who will work as a member of the Administrative Team, responsible for implementing and overseeing our rigorous and inclusive academic or culture programming.  

Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:   

  • Advance schoolwide priorities and support teachers in a flexible and responsive way, including through coverage, crisis response, adjusting in key moments of the year, and before- and after-school duties  
  • Manage teachers in alignment with our commitment to anti-racism and anti-bias; this includes both proactive and reactive measures to explicitly support positive and equitable outcomes for traditionally marginalized populations, including and especially BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and immigrant teachers and students 
  • Manage 4-6 teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching fellows, and/or other staff members, including being responsible for their support, development, and evaluation
    • Observations and meetings 
    • Weekly lesson plan feedback 
    • Review of data 
    • Completing preliminary (for new) and mid-year evaluations 
    •  Includes:
  • Serve as a member of the Administrative Team, responsible for tracking data and organizing schoolwide teacher support programs such as professional development
  • Support with extended staff leaves, as needed
  • Serve as interim manager, as needed
  • Support with administering academic programming such as: summer school, MCAS exams, Admin-on-duty field trips
  • Support with administering staff-facing programming such as:   New Staff Orientation, Summit,  All-staff meetings, PD days
  • Do whatever it takes to ensure the mission of the school is upheld 

Qualifications 

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience, with demonstrated academic results and positive student culture;
  • Experience formally coaching and/or leading teachers required;  
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through on task completion;
  • A high level of discretion and the ability to manage sensitive information confidentially; 
  • An openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in receiving feedback for continuous improvement.

Preference will be given to applicants who share points of intersection with our students, such as speaking Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, or a language commonly spoken by our students and families at an advanced level, being first generation college graduates, or having grown up low-income.  

Mission Alignment 

  • You share a commitment to and belief in all students and the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
  • You are committed to addressing racial and economic inequity in education;
  • You work effectively in a team environment and have a willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • You are open to change, are willing to problem-solve, and seek feedback for your own professional growth and improvement.

Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.