Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Central Management Office Dallas, 75247
Date Posted: 1/20/2023


Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.
     
Primary Purpose:.
The Primary Literacy Coach (PLC) ensures students at Uplift schools are receiving high quality literacy instruction by facilitating the development of a group of teachers across several campuses. PLC will engage in training, conduct observations, model lessons, lead feedback conversations, guide teachers in data analysis, and more, in order to ensure alignment of our in-class instructional practice with the Science of Teaching Reading. The Literacy Coach serves as a content expert and works with multiple stakeholders to develop instructional staff to best support student outcomes. The PLC also supports Uplift’s authorized provision of the Texas Reading Academies as outlined in House Bill 3 by serving as a Cohort Leader, facilitating professional development, conducting in-person and virtual training sessions, and coaching teachers and leaders through artifact submission. In future years, the PLC may support liaisons between Uplift Education and additional authorized providers.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Coaching Support
  • Work with educators to identify issues with students or curriculum, set goals, and solve problems
  • Model research-based instructional approaches and collaborate with teachers to determine those approaches that best meet the students’ needs
  • Observe teachers as they implement changes in instructional approaches and provide feedback to them
  • Provide ongoing professional development to teachers in a school-based or district-based setting
  • Assist teachers in aligning their instructional practices with appropriate standards and adjust based on student data
  • Work with campus leaders to create a school-wide focus on goals for reading achievement
  • Correspond with teachers, campus leaders, district administrators, and the Manager of Primary Literacy intervention to track action steps, identify trends, and analyze data to support student outcomes
Cohort Leader
  • Facilitate Texas Reading Academies as a Blended or Comprehensive Model Cohort Leader
  • Design network literacy development series for school year by integrating the network’s literacy vision, prioritized IB Approaches to Teaching, and the Science of Teaching Reading
  • Review submissions and provide teacher support as necessary
  • Track and complete monthly status reports on completion to network’s administrators and the Manager for Primary Literacy Intervention
  • Participate fully in professional development opportunities and professional research and reading
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited four-year university and experience managing projects is required. Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution (preferably in primary literacy or a related field) preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of three years successful K-5 literacy teaching experience. Exhibit a depth of knowledge with regards to the Science of Teaching Reading and Pedagogical best practices for elementary education.
  • Certification: Valid Texas teacher certification in an appropriate area—TIA  designation a plus. Successful completion of TEA cohort leader screener or ability to complete screener within three months of employment.
 
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Communication Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Mastery of both oral and written English with the ability to write general correspondence. Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders. Strong written communication skills required to produce clear and effective written training materials and reports.
  • Bi-lingual skills: None.
  • Technology skills: Ability to use software to develop spreadsheets, databases, and do word processing. Ability to determine trends in data and develop action plans as needed. Ability to adapt to new technology tools within reason.
 
Physical Demands: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching; occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)

Work Environment: Office out of Central Management Office, though role requires frequent visits to select campuses across the DFW metroplex. Employee must retain reliable transportation and a valid Texas driver’s license.

Starting Salary: $60,000

Application Procedure:
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.  

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