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Bilingual Literacy Coach

Location: Elizabeth
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Bilingual Literacy Coach/Specialist Employment type: Full-time; 10 months Classification: Exempt Location: NNJ Average Salary: $85,000 (based on projected FY23 salaries) **Signing Bonus** About Children's Literacy Initiative: Founded in Philadelphia in 1988, Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a national 501c3 working to advance equity in public education in the U.S. by ensuring Black and Latinx children achieve reading success by the end of third grade. CLI accomplishes this through job-embedded coaching and professional development, seminars, and workshops, and providing the books and materials teachers and children need along their early literacy journeys. Learning to read has significance beyond building skills - it is an act of liberation. By helping educators learn and apply high-impact, culturally sustaining instructional strategies and nurturing dynamic professional learning communities, CLI is building lasting capacity in teachers and principals to advance equity in education. Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI) is recruiting Bilingual Literacy Coaches. We are seeking abolitionist culturally sustaining teacher coaches who see the genius in Black and Latinx children, the abundant capability in educators, and liberatory power of literacy to propel children into fulfilling lives and to dismantle White supremacy, and advance equity for all. The CLI Bilingual Literacy Coach: Serves as an academic leader who drives an instructional vision that aligns early literacy instruction and practice with culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogy, identity affirmation and antiracist literacy instruction Demonstrates a strong understanding of Systemic Oppression as a concept, its various forms, how it persists throughout society, and how to identify and work to mitigate and/or dismantle it in the school, workplace, and community Strives to ensure that Black and Latinx children experience the anti-racist early literacy instruction, support, and advocacy needed to create equity in education. Enables and models a constructive culture of feedback including both strengths and areas of growth Demonstrates a deep commitment to anti-racism in their work and beyond and, an unwavering desire to continually grow their own skills, and a passion for teaching & learning. Thinks critically to make well-informed and timely decisions to achieve the best possible impact and outcomes Demonstrates a keen sense of self and knowledge of other's identities and can use this information strategically to inform decisions, grow and make change in the school, workplace and community Is committed to ensuring that the needs of the ELL students and the non-ELL students enrolled in bilingual programming are met Bilingual Literacy Coach Responsibilities Provide deep support in the areas of second language acquisition, developing literacy in the first language (generally Spanish) and a second language, adaption of instructional materials, formative and summative assessment, co-planning, co-teaching and leading professional development sessions Drive an instructional vision focused on foundational and comprehensive Spanish literacy skills development Serve as a resource and partner with school leaders to align vision, priorities, and action for child-centered literacy instruction to aide in ongoing impact monitoring Provide professional development and materials to support bilingual teachers and general education teachers which will include literacy development in the first and a second language and instructional strategies for language learners Provide instructional coaching & professional development to teachers around Spanish Language Arts Support partnership managers (supervisors) and regional managers on school learning walks using the ACTT to observe and score instruction, provide trends to system leaders, school leaders and teachers Organize, prioritize, and track deliverables and outcomes of the service delivery plan Develop content such as model lessons, coaching/training sessions, materials, and PowerPoint presentations to support teacher growth and development. Please note that bilingual coaches will be required to do this in the Spanish language. Facilitate collaborative professional learning & development opportunities for teachers and instructional leaders specific to best practices in anti-racist, bilingual early literacy instruction (i.e. grade-level meetings, small group, and large group trainings (in-person and virtually) Provide coaching through varied modalities individualized to educators' need Develop and execute coaching plans in partnership w/ educators Leverage organizational resources and technology with proficiency in data management to enable impact Use teacher and student performance data to improve teacher practice and outcomes for children Routinely analyze the quality of instruction aligned to CLI's vision of the student's literacy experience to create an impactful learning experience for teachers to build their capacity Build positive relationships with diverse stakeholders, such as School and District Leaders and school community members Qualifications: The successful candidate is motivated by CLI's mission. This role offers the opportunity to have a profound and lasting impact on the literacy and experience of the Black and Latinx children we work alongside. 3+ years as a Bilingual K-5 language arts teacher in classroom(s) with predominantly Black and Latinx children 2+ years as a Bilingual instructional coach Must be bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English Significant experience teaching and knowledge of Spanish literacy best practices. Most teachers that bilingual coaches will support teach in Spanish. Significant experience with instructional best practices in a bilingual setting Expertise in assessing, preventing and overcoming early reading difficulties Comfort with modeling lessons on literacy & phonics instruction in the Spanish language Demonstrated track record of success in student outcomes and teacher practice results Deep early literacy content & comprehensive knowledge of pedagogy that affirms and sustains black and Latinx children Deep understanding of approaches to transformational coaching, adult learning and development that emphasizes equitable and identity-affirming outcomes for educators and leaders Comfort using web-based systems to track project deliverables and timelines Exceptional organizational skills and ability to track progress, understand gaps, execute tasks, etc. with acute attention to detail Exceptional written and oral communication Bachelor's Degree Active Certificate in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education or Reading strongly preferred "What it's like to work at CLI?!": We believe you should know that CLI aims to be an employer of choice! We know that our employees are our most valuable resource. So, in addition to providing great benefits, we are intentional to ensure we sustain a great culture! Here's a look at what makes CLI a great place to work: DEIB - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging is more than an initiative at CLI. In fact, DEIB is what drives every decision we make. We provide all our employees (4) comprehensive DEI trainings every year and race and equity are a part of every conversation! We have established BIPOC Affinity Groups & White Ally Affinity Groups We encourage a culture of feedback to ensure we are meeting the needs of our people Collaboration is critical! We have an awesome collaborative approach toward our work. You would be aligning yourself with an organization that understands the power of collaboration and the Power of 3 (taking care of ourselves, each other, and our physical spaces). Our work at CLI is collective work. We are in this together! Benefits - Competitive compensation CLI offers competitive compensation and benefits! We believe in providing robust benefits such as generous PTO, Full Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription coverage, and full access to mental health resources via Teladoc and subscription to Care.com., as well as, competitive and equitable salaries that commensurate with experience. Leadership - Professional Development - It's what we do! CLI believes that to ensure we deliver high impact coaching to school communities we serve, we must continuously improve our approach to align with the most recent effective teaching practices! You will receive ongoing training & development. Children's Literacy Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer Employment Type: Part Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 Annual Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: CHILDREN'S LITERACY INITIATIVE, Elizabeth , Bilingual Literacy Coach, Education / Teaching , Elizabeth, New Jersey

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