KIDS Coach Job Opening

A Kindergarten Instructional Coach will organize professional learning and coaching
around equitable learning environments, developmentally appropriate practices, and KIDS data.
This position will collaborate with the KIDS Coaching and Professional Development
Coordinator along with other colleagues. As a Kindergarten Instructional Coach, the candidate will
work with district classroom teachers and administrators to support student learning in all
content areas. The Kindergarten Instructional Coach will focus on individual and group
professional development to support identified professional learning needs and refine
instruction. Extensive travel to school districts across designated regions will be required.

Responsibilities:
● Create positive relationships with teachers and administrators;
● Facilitate the intellectual and professional development of teachers;
● Communicate and demonstrate research-based instructional practices that result in
increased student performance and improved classroom environment.
● Assist teachers with designing instructional decisions based on assessment data and
equitable learning environments and practices
● Provide support & coaching to teachers, administrators, and others as needed;
● Travel to meetings and trainings across the state of Illinois;
● Collect data and provide documentation related to coaching to the KIDS Coordinator, as
directed;
● Participate in required training and other activities, as directed;
● Maintain a positive work environment and assist coaching team in collaboration;
● Attend monthly meetings is required
● Analyze district and state data to determine support needs
● Remain up-to-date on current researched-based instructional strategies that engage all
students

Qualifications:
● Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field; preferred
● Bilingual Preferred
● Experience working with diverse population across the State
● Expertise with observational formative assessment required;
● Experience with KIDS instrument preferred;
● Experience in Early Childhood Education and Care preferred;
● Experience providing professional development required;
● Experience coaching early childhood professionals and/or providing professional
development on early childhood observation and use of data for planning preferred;
● Experience working in public school systems in PreK-3rd grade classroom or state
funded preschool programs in a non-public entity preferred;
● Strong analytical skills and attention to detail;
● Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities;
● Ability to be proactive in helping develop and structure new, effective processes;
● Ability to work well independently and under direction;
● Skill in the use of computer and information technology to provide professional
development;
● Strong command of oral and written language;
● Experience with Google platform

Please email cover letter and resume to Michelle Escapa at mescapa@roe51.org