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Instructional Coach

  • Part Time
  • Seattle

Website Epiphany School

Position Description:

The Instructional Coach at Epiphany School will support and coach teachers to develop high-quality, innovative, and individually responsive instruction. By serving as a learning facilitator and collaborator, the coach will utilize the principles of adult learning and effective facilitation/coaching to support the school’s professional learning communities, foster teacher collaboration, and support mission-driven instruction.

Through this work, the Instructional Coach will strive to inspire, encourage, and support faculty with creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions that support teaching and learning. Day to day the coach will work with teacher cohorts to support their ongoing development and partner with individual teachers in need of just-in-time support. They will also serve as a resource provider who will share methods, materials, tools, and additional resources to enhance teacher effectiveness. As an active leader in the community and instructional teams, the Instructional Coach will help to lead our mission-driven vision for education.

This is a part-time (0.75 FTE), exempt, academic position reporting to the Upper Division Head expected to work an average of 30 hours per week.

Primary Instructional Coach Responsibilities:

  • Identify and implement best practices in teaching and learning and facilitate each teacher’s ability to differentiate instruction to meet students’ needs.
  • Utilize data to help serve as a bridge between research and practice to support individually responsive instruction and assessment.
  • Maintain a consistent presence in classrooms with the goal of creating positive, learning-focused relationships with teachers.
  • Collaborate with instructional teams and division heads to help plan and organize faculty professional learning.
  • In partnership with the ELA and Math Specialists, organize and sequence curriculum according to relevant curriculum standards and best practices of backwards planning and universal design for learning.
  • Provide clear and direct feedback to teachers based on analysis of practices and support teachers’ achievement of goals by using coaching strategies such as: co-planning, modeling, co-teaching, lesson development, observing, etc.
  • Collaborate with teachers to identify and implement effective instructional technology integration.

Expectations For All Teachers at Epiphany School:

  • Create a learning environment based on Epiphany School’s three Rs and three Cs: respect, resourcefulness, responsibility, curiosity, confidence, and courage
  • Use Responsive Classroom approach as a framework for working with students
  • Implement instructional strategies that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds and learning differences
  • Assess student progress and maintain effective record keeping procedures
  • Attend grade-level and faculty meetings as scheduled
  • Effectively and efficiently manage resources and budget
  • Provide recess supervision as scheduled
  • Participate in the school community, including professional learning, service learning, and community events.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor.

Typical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Master’s degree in Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, or similar field preferred
  • Proven breadth and depth of teaching skills with at least 5 – 7 years of lead teaching experience and demonstrated success and mastery in teaching and pedagogy.
  • Experience as an instructional coach, technology integrator or coordinator, consultant, or comparable preferred.
  • Familiarity with educational frameworks, such as Understanding by Design, ISTE, and Universal Design for Learning.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and respect and understanding of diverse cultures and experiences
  • Brings a personal commitment to social and educational justice with a lens that will contribute to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives of the school.
  • Experience designing and delivering professional learning opportunities for faculty and staff.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentational communication skills in the English language; proficiency in additional languages a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience and comfort working in a Microsoft environment including MS Office and related instructional technology tools.
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems, particularly Microsoft Teams.
  • Commitment to student, staff, and family confidentiality.
  • Ability to lead the program in a virtual environment as needed.
  • Meet all Epiphany School health and safety training requirements.

Compensation & Benefits:

The salary range for this role is between $66,247 and $118,380 based on years of experience, education, and professional development credits according to our school’s Faculty Compensation System pay scale. When determining an initial offer, we carefully consider these factors and will ask the intended hire for documentation to verify the correct pay lane and step.

Alongside salary, Epiphany School offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Benefits stipend to put towards employee benefits including medical, dental, vision coverage, voluntary employee, spousal, and child life and critical illness insurance, accident insurance, voluntary short-term disability, and flexible health savings accounts
  • Employer-paid monthly premiums for employee assistance program and long-term disability coverage
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid personal and sick leave
  • Paid supplemental parental leave after 12 months of employment
  • Professional development budget

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and optional cover letter through our Employee Portal. The priority review deadline for applications will be May 20, 2024, but applications will be received until the position is filled.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Final offers will be contingent on the successful completion of a background, education, and employment check.

About Epiphany School:

Epiphany School is a non-parochial, independent elementary school serving grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school mission is to challenge and support all students to become confident, curious, and courageous learners through innovative teaching in a caring and inclusive environment. We strive to inspire every child to discover meaning and purpose in a life of learning and actively cultivate an awareness and respect for diversity in all forms. We aim to create a positive, joyful, and inclusive community by embracing the following values:

Respect: We encourage empathy through the strength of our differences, awareness of our global surroundings, and adherence to high standards of conduct.

Responsibility: We build integrity and trust by understanding our choices and owning our actions.

Resourcefulness: We foster resilience and expect all to search and find, to fail and learn, to risk and succeed in a changing world.

With over 260 students, Epiphany School is large enough to offer a broad spectrum of educational opportunities and small enough to maintain a close-knit community. The beautiful, historic campus is located in a quiet setting in central Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood.

Epiphany School Diversity Statement:

Epiphany School promotes and cultivates a diverse community as essential to academic success, social and emotional growth, and the development of good character. Engaging diverse perspectives stretches the mind and requires critical thinking, intellectual courage, and creativity. It takes careful listening and thoughtful expression and manifests itself in cultural competency. Thinking beyond oneself and seeing the world through the eyes of others is the foundation of fairness and empathy, and thus prepares our students to live respectfully and responsibly in our pluralistic democratic society.

Epiphany School is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the principle of equal access and opportunity in education and employment and full participation for persons with disabilities in all its programs and services.

Epiphany School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee because of race, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political ideology, physical, mental, or sensory disability, military status, genetic information, age, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Epiphany School complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact careers@epiphanyschool.org.

To apply for this job email your details to ntravis@epiphanyschool.org