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Job Opening: Education Programs Coach for Envision Schools CMO

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  • Joelle
    EDUCATION PROGRAMS COACH Envision Schools The Education Programs Coach is a member of Envision Schools’ Education Team working closely with teachers
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 26, 2011



      Envision Schools


      The Education Programs Coach is a member of Envision Schools’ Education Team working closely with teachers across our four Charter High Schools, and with the University of Washington’s KNAC (Knowledge in Action Project) team of subject matter experts. The primary focus of this work is ensuring successful networkâ€"wide implementation of a rigorous project-based learning approach to Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science curriculum.  Other educational programs and teachers you will support include our AP Government, and Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA). 



      As a new position, the tasks and responsibilities may change to best support our educational programs and teachers. Initial areas of responsibilities include:


                    AP Environmental Science


      Supporting and coaching teachers:

      ·       Work with UW KNAC team and Envision Schools Education Team to develop a plan for the implementation of the AP Environmental Science (APES) curriculum at Envision Schools and to implement that plan.

      ·       Provide curriculum design support to teachers during the implementation of the course.

      ·       Provide ongoing classroom support to teachers as they implement the APES curriculum, including literacy strategies, AP test preparation strategies, and the integration of technology (on-line resources).

      ·       Facilitate teacher professional development meetings to develop instructional calendar, plan common assessments, plan instruction, and address other instructional or students’ academic challenges such as literacy and student engagement.

      ·       Work with UW KNAC team to coordinate delivery and continued refinement of course materials for all teachers.

      ·       Work with the UW KNAC team to plan and facilitate summer course revision work for AP Environmental Science

      ·       Work with teachers to recruit and incorporate subject-matter experts into the curriculum.


      Research Support and Coordination:

      ·       Work with the UW KNAC team to plan and implement a data collection plan for Envision Schools.

      ·       Work with the UW KNAC team to collect aggregate classroom and individual data from students and teachers across the different schools.

      ·       Collaboratively set agendas, schedule and communicate meeting and event information to UW KNAC team and teachers.

      ·       Work with the UW KNAC team to facilitate data collection visits to school sites for a multi-researcher team.

      ·       Assist the project’s video team with the scheduling and logistics of their school visits as needed.

      ·       Serve as primary contact for Envision schools with regards to research team activities.


                     AP Government

      ·       Work with Envision Schools Education Team and AP Government teachers to improve curriculum and provide on-going classroom support.

      ·       Facilitate teacher professional development opportunities and resource materials.

      ·       Work with teachers to recruit and incorporate subject-matter experts into the curriculum.


                     Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA)

      ·       Lead our BTSA program, including program administration, compliance and reporting.

      ·       Provide direct coaching to new teachers that qualify for the program, including leading required meetings and evaluating work

      ·       Identify and track status of teachers in the program and ensure they are meeting required deadlines. 



      ·       Some travel may be required

      ·       Other responsibilities to be determined as needed by Supervisor.




      Vice President of Teaching and Learning.  Based in the Support Office, Oakland, CA, but working at schools in San Francisco, Oakland and Hayward


      ·       5-8 years of high school teaching experience or directly related experience.  Science teaching credential and teaching experience preferred.

      ·       Demonstrated success coaching teachers and leading professional development in small and large groups

      ·       Skilled in Project Management

      o      Ability to map backward from desired outcomes

      o      Manage detailed project plans including scheduling meetings, updating team members, setting agendas

      o      Ability to stay organized and prioritize work

      o      Effective communicator with internal and external teams

      o      Experience using data to lead decision making processes


      ·       Team Player

      o      Interest in being part of a fast moving, dynamic team

      o      Work well with people at all levels of an organization; both internal and external

      o      Strong quantitative analytical skills and comfortable learning new technologies

      o      Motivated, self-starter who is able to work independently and be a great team member


      ·       Salaried position. 186 days per yearâ€"August 2011 through June 2012.

      ·       School Holidays

      ·       Up to 10 days/year paid sick leave, including 4 personal days

      ·       Medical, Dental, Vision, Acupuncture/Chiropractic benefits offered with substantial contribution towards premium costs

      ·       403b, Flexible Spending Account Plans and Commuter Check pre-tax benefits


      To apply, submit an online application via www.envisionschools.org/apply


      For more information, check out our website at www.envisionschools.org or email Joelle Barrios, HR Manager, at joelle@...

      Emailed applications WILL NOT be accepted


      As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.


      Who We Are

      Envision Schools was founded in 2002 to make real a simple, yet powerful vision: transform the public high school experience into one that helped all students go to and succeed in college. Today we serve 1200 students, 61% of whom will be the first in their families to go to college, in four college prep public charter schoolsâ€"two in San Francisco, one in Oakland, and one in Hayward. At Envision Schools we are producing results that fly in the face of national statistics, with 93% of our graduates attending college and some 84% of our 2009 graduates accepted to four-year institutions. 95% of Envision Schools’ 2008 graduates admitted to college have stayed in college.


      Envision Schools has demonstrated year after year that we can successfully engage and teach urban students the 21st Century Skills they need to get into, and succeed in, college and life.  Many of our students are the first in their family to go to college, and their success has proven that with the right educational model, all students can succeed.

      Visit our website for more information at www.envisionschools.org

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