Mar 11, 2019
Leadership Coach Featured
Why we do this work Our underlying belief is that every student should have the opportunity to achieve success and our work equips school leaders with the tools to run exemplary schools. We know from research and studying the best practices of high performing school leaders; the ones that identify, prioritize, and have the disciplined action to consistently implement the highest impact systems or “big rocks” produce the highest student achievement. What is BRES Big Rock Educational Services (BRES), LLC is a hands-on, collaborative and metrics-based consulting service partnering with traditional public district schools, charter schools and leader training organizations. We help school and district leadership teams focus on what drives student achievement while building their leadership capacity to lead exemplary schools. Since its founding in 2014, BRES has worked nationally in over 100 schools spanning across traditional public school systems, charter school systems, and leadership training organizations supporting campus and network leaders in realizing their respective visions for excellence. The consultant team at BRES has learned that the most impactful method of helping schools succeed is not the traditional consulting model, but rather working side by side with school and district leadership teams, collaboratively achieving goals together, and building capacity for long-term sustainability. BRES Impact To learn more about our organization, our collaborative partners and the results we help them achieve, click on our BRES Impact Report. What makes BRES unique Our unique approach starts from the ground up, and we’re with our clients each step of the way. We begin with the collection of data and input from the clients we serve centered on the big rocks of school improvement, leadership development, and teacher development. Once we collect data on current performance, we collectively establish performance goals or “metrics for success”. Finally, we work closely with our clients on the implementation and coaching of these big rocks to meet or exceed the metrics. As we build on and execute off the strategic plan we co-create, we work alongside our clients. We hold ourselves to the same set of goals that we support our partners to achieve and know that our shared success is the key to shifting trajectories for schools and students. Review and reflect on the following five unique tenets of BRES to help you decide whether this position may or may not be a good fit for your beliefs and career aspirations: 1. Metrics-based – We establish project goals, define metrics for success and work alongside school leadership teams and network leaders to meet the metrics. 2. Collaborative – We collaborate with school leadership teams and network leaders during the entire process. 3. Customizable – We align our systems to school or district priorities. 4. Hands-on – We work alongside school leadership teams and network leaders throughout the implementation process. 5. Soup to Nuts – We work with school leadership teams and network leaders from the beginning to the end of the process and create sustainable systems that build capacity for long-term success. BRES core values The following core values outline what we believe and serve as the guiding principles that inform our work. You might be the right fit for BRES if your beliefs align to these core values: Growth mindset - We constantly seek to improve our internal systems, always asking ourselves the following question, “What is the next way I/we can get better for the clients we serve and ultimately for student learning?” If you like to constantly grow and push yourself and seek coaching on a weekly or more basis, this might be a good fit for you. Team player - We are constantly giving and receiving feedback to one another in the spirit of generosity and to arrive at the best possible outcome. Thinking as a BRES team rather than BRES consultant means that major learnings and best practices are shared and used by all staff and thus delivered to the clients we serve. If you seek to share your knowledge and insights and learn from others, this might be a good fit for you. Data-based decision making - The best decisions are made based on data and not personal feelings. If the following statement resonates with you, “I enjoy making decisions and coaching others based on data and proof points from those who have achieved success rather than what I think or feel", this may be a good fit for you. The Position This position is full-time. The following is an approximate allocation of time the Leadership Coach would spend working with clients collaborating and implementing metrics-based projects. 60%: Coaching & Implementation The LC works alongside the school, department, or organizational leaders to implement the necessary steps to achieve the project goal using data arrived from a school diagnostics and/or extensive collaboration. 20%: School Diagnostics The LC successfully diagnoses where a school or network stands with respect to planning and implementing big rocks. These diagnostics are customizable, objective and data-based. 10%: Internal Coaching & Professional Development The LC will receive weekly feedback and coaching sessions with one or more members of the BRES team. 10%: System Creation / Revision The LC works with clients and other members of the BRES team to improve internal systems and coaching guides to better enable clients to meet project goals and metrics tied to student achievement. What the Leadership Coach would do Collaborate with school leadership teams and network leaders on the following big rocks: Strategic Planning Time Management Data Driven Instruction Student Culture Systems (school-wide and in-class culture & behavior management) High Impact Instructional Strategies Observation and Feedback Systems Additional Instructional Systems Qualifications Proven track-record of high achievement with leading school leaders or leadership teams to produce measurable gains Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player Bachelor’s degree is required Three or more years of teaching experience in an urban public or charter school Two or more years of experience in school or network leadership Alignment to BRES’s unique approach and core values Compensation Salary is commensurate to experience and we offer a competitive benefits package.
Big Rock Educational Services Dallas, TX, USA Full-time