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Instructional Coach/Mentor

Company: Northwest Regional Education Service District
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be . We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.
In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below. Position Title: Instructional Coach/Mentor
Department: Instructional Services
Location: Washington Service Center
Reports To: Program Administrator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation: Per negotiated contract, Licensed Salary Schedule
FTE: 1.0 FTE - 8 hours per day - 210 day calendar

**2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE** NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In Partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

General Description:
The Instructional Coach/Mentor is focused on improving student achievement through building
the capacity of educators working with diverse groups of learners. The Instructional
Coach/Mentor assists educators by providing support around essential components of
individualized education plans. Supports include paperwork documentation and compliance,
evidence based instructional strategies, analysis of student data, and alignment of curriculum
and methodologies with program identified improvement standards.
Instructional Coaches/Mentors provide professional development through presentations and
workshops, in class observations and coaching, strategy modeling, reflection on practices,
guidance on assessing student work and development of individualized educational plans.
Instructional coaches collaborate with program administrators in assessing program needs and
developing improvement plans. Coaches/Mentors utilize a culturally responsive lens within their
daily practice.
The NWRESD will provide support to Instructional Coaches/Mentors through professional
development training related to this assignment. Instructional Coaches/Mentors support the
work of district educators through analyzing implementation and student data, but do not
perform supervisory evaluation of program staff. The Instructional Coach/Mentor will be visiting
classrooms, conducting learning walks, observing new teachers, giving feedback and guiding
new teachers through coaching/mentoring cycles to strengthen their instructional practices.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Minimum Bachelor degree in Education. Masters Degree preferred
2. Experience in coaching and/or mentoring preferred
3. Over 5 years of K-12 General Education experience required
4. Special Education or a related field with a minimum of 5 years' experience preferred
5. Current Oregon Teaching License
6. Knowledge of research-based curriculum and instructional strategies for students eligible
for special education services
7. Demonstrated skills in analyzing and using data and research for instructional
8. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

1. Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal relationships, problem solving skills, and
collaboration with parents, administrators, classroom teams and community partners
2. Ability to manage timelines and meet time-related goals
3. Knowledge of equity issues in current education reform
4. Ability to work effectively with adult learners

Essential Functions: include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other
duties may be assigned.

A. Conduct observations and/or walk-throughs and provide feedback that facilitates teacher
reflection and growth.
B. Use a variety of mentoring/coaching techniques that target improving student outcomes:
teaching/practice-based coaching, real-time coaching feedback, and relationship-based
C. Work collaboratively with program leadership to ensure rigorous, relevant curriculum and
instructional practices that assist all learners in meeting individualized goals.
D. Model instructional practices through classroom demonstrations or side-by-side
E. Demonstrate appropriate use of instructional technology and other educational tools to
enhance and extend instruction.
F. Provide training to staff on specific curriculum, methodologies, and consultation
G. Develop classroom action plans, data collection and systems for analyzing data.
H. Provide training and coaching on universal/Tier 1 strategies.
I. Support educators in assessing and developing more intensive interventions when
J. Assist educators in developing high quality lesson plans aligned to curriculum and
individualized goals, including facilitating the creation and use of materials and
developmentally appropriate activities.
K. Assess current implementation at all levels (student, classroom, building, program wide)
to identify trends and develop short- and long-term improvement plans.
L. Assist teams in creating a culture that uses student data to improve and modify
instructional practices.
M. Build teacher capacity to effectively use data to inform instruction.
N. Use data to monitor student outcomes and fidelity of implementation of curriculum and
instructional strategies.
O. Identify professional learning needs and set up training opportunities for a variety of
target audiences (program, buildings, community partners, parents, classroom teams).
P. Develop presentations, materials, and opportunities for hands-on training for new
teachers and/or teachers on alternative licensure working towards teaching licensure.
Q. Build teacher capacity to ensure that all students have equitable access to rigorous
learning opportunities that consider individual student needs. Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD's goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be . We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at . Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have limitations in their speech may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900. FISCAL POSITION CONTROL CODE: 3543, 3544

Keywords: Northwest Regional Education Service District, Hillsboro , Instructional Coach/Mentor, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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