All Other Positions - Universal Companies
Position: All Other Positions
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Instructional Coach - Literacy
Job Location: Universal Vare Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Universal Companies
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
Title: Instructional Coach – ELA
Universal Vision Statement
Universal Companies will be recognized as a change agent and national leader in urban education as evidenced by student awareness of self, high academic achievement, positive school culture and community transformation wherever we serve.
Universal Education Mission Statement
The Universal Education mission is to provide a rich and high quality education for every scholar to prepare them for college, technical school, entrepreneurships that leads to a sustainable career in the 21st century and build altruistic alumni who contribute to the transformation of their communities as future leaders and positive members of society.

Essential Functions
The Instructional Coach Supports and facilitates the continuity of differentiated and rigorous instruction of students by working with school administration, teachers and staff. Plans, delivers and assists teachers and school teams in effective teaching and student engagement to increase student achievement. Provides professional development support based on teacher or school site need and uses on-going instructional best practices to meet the needs of individual teachers and students.
  • Plans and demonstrates effective lessons and activities including the use of appropriate intervention materials for class and small group instruction.
  • Facilitates engaging learning activities for appropriate school age levels.
  • Designs and provides professional development to support teachers on delivering instruction, incorporating assessments and interventions into current curriculum.
  • Develops strategies that connect curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development for effective and differentiated instruction.
  • Supports teachers in delivering on-the-spot, in-classroom data-driven instruction.
  • Supports teachers in creating interventions (strategy groups, conferencing, guided reading groups, etc) based on formal and informal assessment results.
  • Provides small group instruction and technical support to school staff and students.
  • Manages implementation and ongoing professional development and progress monitoring of all instructional interventions
  • Supports school instructional staff in facilitation of common planning meetings.
  • Research-based teaching theories and effective.
  • Practices periodic assessments and on-going informal assessments and strategies to support students based on the results.
  • Current research regarding communities of learners, instructional practices linked to student achievement, differentiated instruction, mentoring, coaching and emergent technologies.
  • Academic coaching methodology and practices.
  • Increasing achievement for all students.
  • Collecting, analyzing and using data
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Five years of full-time, paid, professional appointed classroom or site-based teaching experience supporting teachers in improving instructional practices.
    • Possession of a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional II teaching certificate
Universal Companies/ Universal Education Companies adheres to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.
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