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Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Literacy

Employment type
Full Time
5 months ago
Los Angeles

LOCATION: 1055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1850, Los Angeles, CA 90017
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of School Transformation, Literacy

Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 13,500 students across 18 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, California. The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the U.S., and is not a charter organization. Our priorities are supporting great school leadership, developing highly effective teaching, and engaging families and community partners, all while advocating for broader system-level change. Over the past decade, our high schools have seen their graduation rate more than double from 36% to 80% and college acceptances have risen by 17 percentage points in the last four years from 32% in 2015 to 49% in 2019. Suspension rates across the network are at less than 1%, compared with 21% when we started our work. Learn more about us at https://partnershipla.org/.

The Partnership is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of School Transformation, Secondary Literacy to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Senior Director of School
Transformation for Literacy, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Coordinator will support high school teachers and site-based instructional coaches, coordinators and administrators with Common Core literacy instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis. The Coordinator will serve as an integral Partnership team member. He/she will report to and assist the Senior Director of School Transformation with strategic planning and implementing Partnership Academic Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with secondary literacy instruction (high school, or middle and high school), teacher development, and Common Core. This is a full-time, year-round position.

● Work with the Senior Director of School Transformation for Literacy and Senior Director of School Transformation for High School to develop and execute priority initiatives for literacy instruction at Partnership secondary schools; use data to track and monitor progress toward goals, and adjust course as needed
● Assist with the development and use of English Language Arts curricular materials, including curriculum maps, common assessments, and other tools to support teachers and students in meeting the demands of Common Core
● Work across schools to build teacher capacity in planning from standards, implementing effective instructional strategies and using data to inform instruction
● Push in at specific school sites to lead and support teachers in developing collaborative environments focused on student outcomes; work directly with teacher leaders across network schools to plan for and lead collaborative team meetings and data cycles with grade-level or department teams of teachers
● Design and deliver network-wide and school-specific professional development to improve the delivery of literacy instruction across content areas and provide teachers and leaders with instructional resources and strategies in support of disciplinary literacy
● Facilitate ongoing data inquiries to determine progress and needs of school site instructional initiatives; support school leaders and teacher leaders in analyzing and responding to data
● Assist teachers with implementing technology-connected learning programs, and interpreting data provided by these programs to inform instruction
● Conduct classroom observations and coaching conversations to support teacher growth and promote student learning; assist site coaches, coordinators and leaders to observe for and support effective instruction of Common Core ELA instruction and disciplinary literacy
● Participate as a member of the Academic Team, Literacy Team, High School Team and other relevant work groups to exchange information, coordinate activities, develop teacher support resources, and resolve issues or concerns
● Contribute to positive home office and Academic Team culture
● Maintain trackers for data, coaching, professional development, and other requests from Director of School Transformation for Literacy or Senior Director of School Transformation

● Leadership experiences designing, organizing, and facilitating professional development for adult learners
● Demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and build strong working and mentoring relationships. with adults required
● Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with administrative staff, instructional staff, and support staff required
● Exceptional critical thinking skills
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Excellent computer skills
● Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
● A positive outlook, flexibility, and a sense of possibility in stressful situations
● Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making

Knowledge of
● Adult learning theory, facilitation skills, and design of professional development
● The Common Core Instructional Shifts for Literacy and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
● Smarter Balanced Assessments and assessment systems
● Foundational and disciplinary literacy
● LAUSD Teaching & Learning Framework (TLF) and/or Danielson Framework for Teaching
● Use and analysis of assessment data to inform instruction
● Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement
● Integrating technology, classroom observation, and supplementary materials
● At least 5 years of successful full-time teaching experience, at least some of which was at the high school level
● At least 2 years of successful leadership experience within the school context (coach, department chair, BTSA coach, peer observer, etc.)
● An earned master’s degree or advanced degree preferred
● A proven record of academic success working with students in historically underserved schools and setting high expectations for teachers and students
● Completion of rigorous classroom observation training preferred; LAUSD candidates will be required to have completed observer training and show evidence of certification (or commit to in‐depth training)
● Ability to travel between school site and home office (must possess a valid Driver’s License)
● Smarter Balanced Item Reviewer and/or Writer a plus
● Proficient in Spanish a plus

The Partnership has recently completed a thorough study of market-competitive salaries, and has applied the learning from that study to salary offers for all home office positions. Our goal is to ensure that pay is fair for all staff members, both considering the market and considering pay equity among staff in similar roles in the organization. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement program. This is a full time, year-round position.

To apply

Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here.

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