Jan 24, 2020
The Manager, Math Coach Development is responsible for the preparation, development, and evaluation of NMSI’s national coach corps. NMSI is seeking successful teachers and instructional leaders who have instructional coaching, teacher leadership, or school leadership backgrounds, to support NMSI part time coaches who deliver NMSI K-12 programming, including the College Readiness Program, the Laying the Foundation program, or other customized district supports. Managers of Coach Development will model effective instructional practices, adult facilitation skills, and data-to-action planning. The Manager of Math Coach Development has a deep understanding of math pedagogical content knowledge across grade levels, especially as it applies to delivering rigorous content with the ultimate goal of preparing students for the complex content in AP and college-readiness classrooms. Managers model a commitment to equity and access to advanced academic coursework for all students. The Manager should embody NMSI’s mission to create a strong, diverse, and effective national coach corps who support teacher development, and help all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their fullest potential.
What You’ll Do
The Manager, Math Coach Development will support NMSI Coaches in order to deliver NMSI’s vision of providing world class K-12 STEM solutions for our school, district, and network partners. Coach Development Managers develop the knowledge and skill set of NMSI Coaches to facilitate blended teacher professional development supports (online and in-person), focusing on the development of teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, instructional planning, data analysis skills, and understanding of AP frameworks and assessment practices.
What are the details?
Ensure the effective integration and implementation of NMSI training and resources at NMSI training events through coaching and modeling to a regional corps of coaches, as well as math content support for math coaches across the country
Deliver train-the-coach experiences by modeling best practices in adult facilitation, practice-based instruction, and culturally responsive teaching methods
Support the Regional Coaches’ ability to help teachers identify student misconceptions, skill gaps, and learning needs to strengthen student performance in PreK-12th, pre-AP, and AP coursework
Observe and provide feedback to NMSI Coaches as they facilitate teacher trainings and other customized trainings that support NMSI’s K-12 professional development solutions for districts and school partners
Analyze coach observation data to inform train-the-coach design, codifying Math coach development strategy, therefore identifying the needs across NMSI identified regions; e valuate the quality and effectiveness of coaches
Develop coaches to facilitate events through a lens of broadening access and equity in education, leveraging culturally responsive teaching approaches
Collaborate with other Coach Development Managers to create and maintain a NMSI Coach Playbook by cultivating exemplars of strong training that is aligned to NMSI’s High Impact Training Practices, including but not limited to videos, case studies, artifacts, etc
Provide critical review, feedback, and input in the development of teacher and student-facing content
Support coach cultivation and recruitment in an identified region
Other duties as assigned
What You Bring
We are looking for an incredible instructional coach and leader who has a diverse background and experience, is inspired by our mission, and is highly motivated to support teacher and student learning. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and have a growth mindset, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level.
NMSI Managers of Coach Development are experienced instructional coaches of teachers who demonstrate a track record of success working with students in high-need schools, hold high expectations for students and teachers, and have strong organizational and communication skills.
What are we looking for?
Education & Experience – You have a Bachelor’s degree in a mathematics field or in a related discipline, with at least 5 years of teaching experience along with 3+ years of proven experience designing educative curricula for K-8 or 9-12 teachers at the district/network/national level; Algebra and math-related AP course experience a plus
Learning & Development Guru – You have a deep understanding of student learning and skill progressions in Mathematics as well as expert knowledge in teacher development and adult learning strategies
Organized & Productive – You are a master at project planning and managing multiple priorities. You don’t let distractions prevent you from meeting goals
Expert Communicator – You can tailor your communication to multiple types of audiences; you are a concise, compelling instructional coach of teachers and students
Data Geek – You love data, especially how it relates to teacher professional development and learning; you can recognize trends and correlations better than most people and you use data to drive decisions
Tech Savvy – You can design teacher professional development or curricular resources in a variety of modes and platforms, with evidence of success designing and delivering trainings online and in person
Growth Mindset – You learn from failure and crave feedback because you know that it makes you better; you are also eager to give feedback to your manager, team, and colleagues; you believe in the partnership approach to supporting students and teachers on their learning journey; you believe in the power of collaboration
Reliable – You can work effectively with minimal supervision, but you also know when to ask for help
Flexible – You are comfortable working in an ambiguous environment with competing priorities
Inclusive – You can work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or job type—or any other factor that makes us unique!
Sense of Humor – You don’t take yourself too seriously; work hard play hard is your mantra
Want to learn more? The National Math and Science Initiative is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming math and science education in today’s classrooms and ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global economy of the 21 st century. Founded in 2007, NMSI began by dramatically improving student participation and success in rigorous Advanced Placement math, science and English courses in 85 courses across seven states. Today, NMSI has scaled its proven program to serve more than 1.5 million students, 50,000 teachers, 1,000 high schools and 45 universities across 40 states, and is having a demonstrable and lasting impact on student outcomes.
NMSI Next , our five-year strategic plan, deepens our commitment to transform our current programs. In doing so, we will also launch a bold approach to partnering with school systems that drive outcomes not only at the student and school system levels, but also at the regional and national levels. NMSI Next is anchored on the concept that the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts and that our teamwork and program work go hand in hand. Additionally, we believe that our impact at the school system, regional, and national levels will reinforce itself to ensure population-level outcomes.
We believe STEM education is the greatest lever to accessing opportunity and is unmatched in unlocking student potential.
Specifically, NMSI Next will implement the following strategic levers so that all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners, pursue their passions and tackle the world’s toughest challenges.
Catalyze bold thinking and enduring solutions for all students nationally
Collaborate with regional stakeholders to drive sustainable changes
Provide school systems a world-class K-12 solution set
Build a strong, sustainable, and nimble organization positioning us to deliver exponential impact
The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NMSI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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