Literacy Instructional Coach – Charter School

Position: Full time
Deadline: August 25, 2022

Certificate Number: N/A / Job Order: 2022-564 / 1 Position (On-Site)

MISSION:

RCMA Immokalee Community Academy, a “B” rated Title I Charter School in Collier County, is seeking an energetic, passionate Literacy Instructional Coach (bilingual preferred – English/Spanish) for the 2022-2023 school year.

RCMA Immokalee Community Academy, serving the area for more than twenty-one years, is dedicated to opening doors of opportunity for the children of Florida’s farmworkers and agricultural migrants. Most students in our small, community-oriented classes are English Language Learners of Central American heritage with big dreams of making their mark. Our teachers often comment on how privileged they feel to work with young people who so greatly appreciate learning! In order to best serve our student population, the school is a dual language program school (50:50, English/Spanish), with a one-way immersion model.

Our successful K-8 Charter School is located in Immokalee, Florida. Our school serves approximately 335 children, with two homerooms per grade level from K-8; our small size allows us to serve our students and their families on a personal level.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association, RCMA, is a non-profit corporation serving Florida agriculture workers and their children for more than fifty years. RCMA was recently named as a “Schools of Hope operator” by the State Board of Education, a prestigious designation for non-profit, charter school operators.

CORE COMPETENCIES: 

Commitment to Equity Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
Leadership Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations.
Focus on Data-Driven Results Relentlessly pursues the improvement of school leadership, instruction, and operations, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains.
Innovative Problem-Solving Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
Adaptability Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
Teamwork Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others, and is flexible and open to change.
Dependability Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver with high quality under tight deadlines; successfully manages own projects through strong organization, detailed work plans, and balancing of multiple priorities.
Personal Growth Commitment to professional growth

BENEFITS:

RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Employees are eligible to receive 6% Employer Contribution and eligible to participate in a 403B retirement plan. In addition, eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: As a Literacy Instructional Coach (bilingual preferred – English/Spanish) for RCMA Immokalee Community Academy, you will play a vital role in student success. You will be be responsible for growing the talents of our K-8 literacy teachers by providing them with meaningful, ongoing coaching and professional learning. The Instructional Coach will support teachers by helping with the “what” and “how” of teaching and by using the national, state and district curriculum standards to plan instruction and assessment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following however, other duties may be assigned:

  • Collaborate with the principal to set and uphold expectations for excellent literacy instruction that is data driven, standards aligned, and rooted in a belief that all students can achieve at their fullest capacity.
  • Ensure that students receive outstanding literacy instruction by regularly observing teachers, providing clear, targeted feedback, setting goals for improvement, and following up with additional coaching.
  • Support the implementation of high-quality instructional materials (Amplify CKLA/Caminos) across K-5 dual language classrooms through collaborative planning and teacher observation.
  • Assist the leadership team in the planning and facilitation of engaging professional learning opportunities grounded in the science of reading and dual language instruction
  • Use teacher observations and student performance data to identify targeted group professional learning opportunities.
  • Support student engagement and learning through strategies embedded in instruction, co-planning units of study, at elbow coaching, team teaching, modeling lessons, reflective practices, modeling small group instruction, and providing support with curriculum assessments.
  • Assist administration and classroom teachers in the interpretation of student assessment data.
  • Participate in RCMA Charters Leadership Team and school improvement teams.
  • Perform tasks and assume responsibilities as the Director of Charter Schools and Principals may from time to time assign.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate is motivated by the mission to move RCMA Charter schools from Good to Great. This position offers the opportunity to have a profound and lasting impact on student learning and achievement. Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education or related field with at least 3 years of successful experience in teaching children K-8, a minimum of 3 years working with teacher coaching, professional development, and support of curriculum execution.
  • Knowledge of pedagogy, educational principles, and principles of dual language programming.
  • Holds a valid teaching license in the State of FL, or eligible to transfer a valid license to the State of FL. Holds the Reading Endorsement or equivalent coursework.
  • Proven track record of student achievement.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with economically disadvantaged families in a community setting.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT:

  • RCMA believes vaccination is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the children and families we serve, our workforce, and the communities where we operate. To minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, applicant(s) should be fully vaccinated against or willing to undergo weekly testing for COVID-19.

RCMA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug‑free workplace.

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