English Language Development Coordinator

Support Positions Richmond, California



Job Description

Title:English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator

Division:Academy Wide

Location: Making Waves Academy Richmond

Reports to: Director of Academic Support Services

Status: Full-time, Exempt (Year-Round)


Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Support Services, the English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator develops and implements differentiated plans to support Making Waves Academy’s English Language Learners (ELL). In this position, the ELD Coordinator is responsible for comprehensive progress monitoring and fidelity monitoring for the implementation of both the Middle School and Upper School ELD programs. The aim of the ELD Coordinator is to meet and surpass ELD plan goals of helping 100% of Middle School ELL students to attain Reclassification status by the end of their 8th grade year.


Primary Responsibilities



        Utilize, refine, and implement the existing ELD Plan across MWA – serving 5th-12th grades.

        Play a lead role in annual ELPAC examinations and reclassification of ELL students.

        Develop and implement a plan for the fidelity and progress monitoring of the ELD Plan, as well as the use of agreed upon instructional classroom practices.

        Work closely with both the Middle School and Upper School Directors to discuss progress and effectiveness of implemented strategies.



        Lead Faculty professional development on cross curricular strategies to support English Language Learners, and collaborate with the Testing Coordinator and Faculty to administer annual ELPAC examinations.

        Attend and support the School Site Council.

        Lead and facilitate ELAC meetings.

        Participate and contribute to the school wide Academic Intervention Services Team (AIS) in monitoring school wide academic progress.

        Communicate to parents of ELD students regarding academic progress.


Student & Family Engagement

        Communicate and engage with parents of ELD students, RFEP students and LTEL students to discuss academic support and progress in ELD and content classes.

        Produce, analyze, and publish quarterly reports on the progress of ELL students at MWA.





Additional Responsibilities and Expectations


Mission Alignment

        Communicate with, teach and build relationships with staff, faculty, students, and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community.

        Commitment to become an active participant in the school community – attend weekly division-specific professional development sessions, school performances, school assemblies, extracurricular activities, field trips and conduct home visits, if needed.



        Perform additional duties as assigned.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers and smartphones.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary, and sit for long periods of time.



Some travel may be required for MWA related events, such as workshops or conferences.





        Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communities



        Highly effective and professional communication skills with staff, students and families

        Ability to adapt and align on school-related initiatives

        Highly organized, goal-oriented, and focused on outcomes

        Ability to communicate with and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community

        Ability to uphold and reinforce school policies  and  procedures  when addressing students and families

        Ability to work collaboratively and independently

        Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environments with limited supervision

        Demonstrate an understanding of technology and literacy learning platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, PowerSchool, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Drive and Calendar, if applicable)

        Professional orientation – appearance, communication, organization, and attitude








        Bachelor’s Degree required


        Valid California Teaching Credential preferred

        CLAD/BCLAD preferred

        Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required


Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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