Job Details

Western Carolina University
  • Position Number: 5320711
  • Location: Cullowhee, NC
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching


Instructional Coach - 164785

Western Carolina University


Department: Office, Dean, Educ & Allied Prof

About WCU: Western Carolina University continues to rank high on Forbes Best Employers lists each year. Including: 2024 - Ranking in the top 8.5% on Forbes Americas Best Midsize Employers list, WCU was ranked 34 out of the top 400 employers across all industries. 2023 - Ranked in the top 20% on Forbes Americas Best Midsize Employers list, WCU was ranked 97 out of the top 500 employers across all industries. 2022 - Ranked 14th in the top 100 employers in North Carolina in Forbes Americas Best Employers by State list.Western Carolina University is the UNC systems westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South.Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans - eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service.WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences - many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary: The NC New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) is seeking an Instructional Coach to manage and develop new teachers to envision and achieve results that ensure the short and long term success of their students. NC NTSP Instructional Coach will manage a cohort of teachers to establish ambitious and inspiring vision and goals, plan purposefully, and engage in data-based problem solving to increase student achievement. Instructional Coaches will work in assigned public P-12 schools in western NC and will be supervised by a Regional Director based in the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University. NC NTSP Instructional Coach is expected to: - Collaborate in a professional environment - Collect and analyze data as well as implement related strategies - Model research-based best practices - Identify practical, research-based resources (electronic, paper-based, human) to assist teachers in meeting their goals - Have crucial conversations with teachers about maintaining high expectations for students - Question in a way that promotes reflective practices - Understand and work with diverse populations The Instructional Coach must be: - Approachable and empathetic - Influencing and motivating - Outcomes-oriented - Willing to travel between assigned schools, to the Western Carolina University region, and to professional development meetings associated with the NC NTSP - Willing to work some weekends and evenings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this position:

Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated Experience: Masters degree and current NC teaching license required Minimum of five years teaching experience leading diverse groups of students to achieve ambitious, outcomes A strong record of measurable results in as a classroom teacher in a low-performing school A strong record of leading adult professional development (e.g. as a workshop facilitator, mentor teacher, etc.) A passion for teaching and for education and a belief that this program, the new teachers, and students will be highly successful Knowledge,Skills, and Dispositions: The candidate must be able to: collaborate in a professional environment collect and analyze data as well as implement related strategies model research-based best practices, identify practical, research-based resources (electronic, paper-based, human) to assist teachers in meeting their goals have crucial conversations with teachers about maintaining high expectations for students question in a way that promotes reflective practice, understand and work with diverse populationsMust have: strong oral and written communication, organization, time management, and advanced technology skills knowledge of NCSCOS, Common Core and Essential Standards knowledge of new North Carolina Induction Program and Mentor Standards knowledge of pedagogy and adult learning theory evidence of strong technology use effective communication skills to interact with a variety of stakeholdersMust be: approachable, personable and empathetic influencing and motivating to others a good listener a reflective practitioner outcomes-oriented willing to travel weekly and to work some weekends and eveningsMust be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: -Experience in a wide range of grade levels/content areas-Record of successful experience with diverse students in low-performing schools-Familiarity with research-based best practices-Record of ability to analyze assessment data and guide appropriate strategies.

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

Special Instructions to Applicants: This is a state-funded position contingent upon available funding and subject to annual contract renewal.To be considered, you must apply online. Hard copy application materials are not considered.Please attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copy of transcript(s); copy of teaching license(s) and a list of 3 professional references (include complete contact information.) For more information, please contact Melissa Faetz by email: mkfaetz@wcu.edu.

AA/EOE
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

University Safety
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/27959







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