Are you our next Literacy Coach?
At the Learning Bar, we share a common desire to build a world where all children can learn to speak, read and develop confidently. Our proprietary solutions, which empower students across the globe, were created to progress K-12 learning outcomes and help schools reduce inequalities in education. Working with us, you’ll be encouraged by a sense of belonging, caring and support as together we accomplish our mission of giving all children the opportunity to thrive.
We are continually seeking individuals for Contract Literacy Coach positions as the Confident Learners program grows. We conduct interviews several times a year, if you would like to be informed when there is a position available please sign up here and we will contact you directly.
Confident Learners is an evidence-based K-3 program that is a part of our Educational Prosperity™ framework. Successful implementation of this transformational literacy tool requires professional learning and development for teachers and administrators in our client schools. You will be collaborating with these educators to help them see where each child is on the ‘learning to read’ pathway and how to keep them moving forward.’
- Deliver in-person and virtual professional learning workshops to principals, literacy leads, teachers, and support staff
- Work one-on-one with both educators and children to administer assessments and provide in-class instructional modelling
- Collaborate with school leaders on maximizing the success of their teachers
- Assist clients in overcoming challenges to achieving their implementation goals
- Identify and recommend improvements to ensure end users receive quality support and resources
- Maintain client-related records and information and participate in regular update calls with The Learning Bar
Skills & Qualifications
- A Bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited post-secondary institution
- Teaching experience at the K-5 level
- A firm grasp of the science of literacy development and instructional best practices and a commitment to the use of evidence-based practices
- A flexible, outcomes-driven focus with demonstrated experience in instructor-led, hybrid and online support and professional adult learning
- Demonstrated awareness of culturally appropriate language that is free of judgement or discrimination towards any community or population
- Strong strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills
- Proficiency with computers and software (e.g., Microsoft Office suite – Excel, Word and PPT – email, and internet)
- Demonstrated capacity for being well organized, a catalyst for change and a collaborative problem-solver
- Strong critical thinking skills
- Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
- Must complete our Literacy Coach training requirements, delivered by The Learning Bar¹
- A satisfactory criminal records check (Vulnerable Sector) and valid driver’s license
- Willingness to travel a minimum of five weeks per year
- Willingness and ability to travel (up to 30%) to remote locations (primarily in Northern and Southern Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario)
- Specialized education or training on the science of literacy, including the critical components of literacy instruction
- Experience working with Indigenous populations
- Experience leading professional learning for educators
- Experience with school planning and program implementation
- Graduate level training in a related discipline
If you understand the immeasurable satisfaction possible in contributing to better education for children, we want to hear from you. As an organization that is proud to work with Indigenous communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in our program and encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.
Hours of work
Literacy Coaches will be assigned schools as per their availability and client need. Travel required to an individual school will range between 2-5 weeks over the course of a given school year. Weekly support to schools to occur throughout the school year. Key geographic locations of travel include Northern and Southern Saskatchewan, and Northern Ontario.
1. Application. Please submit your most current resume along with a cover letter, and a reference who can attest to your ability to model effective instruction to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, in 250 words or less, please share a personal experience that strengthened your commitment to equity in education.
2. Phone Interview. Candidates considered for the position of Literacy Coach will have an initial phone interview and be provided additional information on the program and position.
3. Qualifying Assignment. All candidates will be asked to complete a qualifying assignment before being invited to attend training in August. Successful candidates will have travel expenses related to training covered by The Learning Bar
¹ Certification in Confident Learners®
All Literacy Coaches who successfully meet the expectations of the curriculum and training will be certified as proficient in the Confident Learners literacy program. Training dates have not yet been assigned for 2020.