Instructional Coach Job Description

Instructional Coach Job Description

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Instructional coach provides teacher professional learning support in an site-identified academic core content area--ELA, ELD, Math, Science, History/Social Studies.

Instructional Coach Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective instructional coach job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included instructional coach job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Design and implement well organized individual and group learning opportunities for teachers and school leaders
Model effective and differentiated instruction for teachers
Create and deliver ongoing professional development for teachers and school leaders
Assist teachers in aligning their instruction with strong teaching methods, standards, and student data
Observe teachers and provide meaningful feedback and coaching
Increase teacher effectiveness by improving the quality of teaching and learning through ongoing support to teachers
Equip staff with resources and skills needed to implement effective instructional practices
Assist teachers and school leaders with implementing instructional decisions based on student data
Provide support to teachers and administrators in analyzing student data
Support the development of high quality professional learning communities

Instructional Coach Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Instructional Coach

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: GA, SEI, EEC, NC

Education for Instructional Coach

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the instructional coach job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Licensure, Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, Graduate, Coaching, Leadership, Reading

Skills for Instructional Coach

Desired skills for instructional coach include:

Technology as an integrated instructional component/tool
Word processing
Common Core State Standards in ELA/Literacy and Math and district benchmarks and assessments
Core academic subject matter and in intervention programs for literacy
Math and differentiated instruction the in classroom
APS Instructional resources
Core academic subject matter
Database and spreadsheet software
District intervention programs

Desired experience for instructional coach includes:

Work with school based, regional, and national teams to determine needs for the schools
Conduct research around new practices
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time (average)
Serve as homeroom teacher for class of 25 Kinder, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students
Prepare daily guided reading and phonics instruction, aligned to STEP assessment and progress monitoring tools
Serve as a model teacher for daily data driven instruction

Instructional Coach Examples


Instructional Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of instructional coach. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for instructional coach
  • Mentor pre-service and in-service teachers in culturally responsive teaching
  • Formally and informally observe pre-service and in-service teachers (grant participants), provide feedback, and adjust coaching objectives and strategies based on individual need
  • Research coaching/mentoring strategies and best practices for the instruction of culturally and linguistically diverse learners
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources
  • Instructional Planning – Assist staff to improve instruction through the use of Virginia Standards of Learning, the school’s curriculum, effective strategies, resources and data to meet the needs of all students
  • Instructional Delivery – Assist staff to effectively engage students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies in order to meet individual learning needs
  • Assessment of Student Learning – Assist staff to systematically gather, analyze and use all relevant data to measure student academic progress, guide instructional content and delivery methods, and provide timely feedback to both student and parents throughout the school year
  • Learning Environment – Addresses resources, routines and procedures to assist teaching staff to provide a respectful, positive, safe student centered environment that is conducive to learning
  • Determine if candidate is qualified for hire and send job offer
  • Present & facilitate professional development sessions and trainings
Qualifications for instructional coach
  • With the instructional team, create and manage professional development opportunities
  • Coach/mentor DE teachers when needed and assist in management of teacher profiles
  • Attend recruitment events to represent DirectEd and the instructional team
  • Serve as a coach to teachers by providing expert advice on improving and enhancing individual lessons and units based on ongoing analysis
  • Serve as a resource in identifying appropriate research-based instructional strategies and interventions to improve achievement for all students
  • Ability to work beyond the ten-month school year and student day

Instructional Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of instructional coach. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for instructional coach
  • Collaborate with principal and school leadership/improvement teams
  • Participate in ongoing personal professional learning experiences as a means of enhancing the instructional, intervention, and assessment support provided to teachers
  • Facilitate training and coaching in ELL strategies, differentiation, classroom management, effective instruction, assessment of and for learning strategies, and data-driven instruction
  • Attend regular training and collaborative meetings at the district level
  • Carries a full caseload of assigned teachers and provides Instructional Coaching services to those teachers per the K12 Instructional Coaching model
  • Under the direction of the Regional Instructional Specialist designs and implements well organized individual and group learning opportunities for Instructional Coaches at the Regional and National level
  • Observes Instructional Coaches and provides meaningful peer feedback and coaching
  • Assists Regional Instructional Specialist and Instructional Coaches in planning and implementing regional or school level Professional Development and Lesson Study, and National Professional Learning Communities
  • Mentors new K12 Instructional Coaches in assigned region through regularly scheduled meetings
  • Acts as initial Point of Contact for daily procedural questions from Regional Instructional Coaches
Qualifications for instructional coach
  • Minimum three years of successful elementary teaching experience
  • Knowledge of curriculum implementation including technology integration
  • Ability to structure own time
  • Commit to attend teacher Gradual Release Model training in the Summer of 2017 - 4 days required
  • Minimum three years of successful middle school teaching experience
  • Minimum three years of successful elementary teaching experience preferred

Instructional Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an instructional coach. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for instructional coach
  • Develop teacher?s understanding and knowledge of Spanish literacy and methodology
  • Analyze data from appropriate assessments and student work to inform instructional decisions and design/differentiate instruction for all students
  • Use core, supplemental and intervention materials based on student needs
  • Increase ESL strategy knowledge in teachers
  • Cultivate strong, collegial relationships with all staff by building rapport and trust through conversations, modeling, and observing in classrooms and during team professional planning days
  • Understand the needs of the adult learner and formulate plans using this knowledge to support the learner in various stages of change
  • Use effective group facilitation techniques to promote collaboration between and among teachers
  • Serve as a member of the Design Team, and assist in the facilitation of staff meetings
  • Develop a working relationship with the principal that clarifies coaching goals, responsibilities and expectations
  • Create and maintain a schedule for coaching each bilingual teacher
Qualifications for instructional coach
  • The Instructional Coaches will have practice-based responsibilities throughout the school year during the day
  • Excellent human relations skills and ability to establish and maintain successful cooperative working relationship with appropriate school communities, and school-based and central office staffs
  • Ability to effectively work in teams and support the professional development of peers, including as critical friends
  • Strong organizational, planning, and record-keeping skills
  • Must possess a valid Kansas Teaching License
  • Completed a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience

Instructional Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an instructional coach. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for instructional coach
  • Assess the effectiveness of own work through feedback from teachers, tutors and administrators
  • Support teachers and their work with students
  • Serve as an instructional coach and mentor for all disciplines and content areas
  • Plan and collaborate with teachers for implementation of effective instructional practices
  • Facilitate classroom instruction across disciplines
  • Model effective instructional strategies for teachers
  • Provide teachers supportive feedback
  • Assist with assessments
  • Ensure data is entered into the appropriate data management system
  • Analyze assessment results with teachers and administrators
Qualifications for instructional coach
  • You have a working knowledge of culturally relevant practices in education
  • You have the ability to observe and coach during school hours
  • You have a strong interest in adult facilitation, and are flexible in delivering support to new teachers
  • You build relationships easily across lines of difference
  • You enjoy multi-tasking
  • Individuals interested in school leadership are highly encourage to apply

Instructional Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of instructional coach. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for instructional coach
  • Provide professional development for teachers in scientifically-based education research
  • Attend Instructional Coaches’ Meetings
  • Coordinate district initiative implementation
  • Communicate current research-based practices
  • Review trends in instruction
  • Maintain and coordinate distribution of resources
  • Provide information and training opportunities
  • Collaborate with the principal and building leadership team to execute established mission, vision, and school’s urgent challenges
  • Serve as a conduit and sense-maker between the district’s instructional initiatives, school improvement efforts and daily classroom instruction
  • Ensures fidelity of implementation of the site based Comprehensive School Reform model via monitoring and observation
Qualifications for instructional coach
  • Skills in group facilitation and mentoring
  • Practice in mindful listening
  • Must have a valid California Credential
  • Must Have English Learners Certification
  • Must be NCLB Compliant
  • Listens to others and remain receptive to new ideas

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