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Instructional Coach

School of the NationsTaipa, Macau, China SAR

One-on-one and small group support for teachers with the goals of increasing student engagement, improving student achievement, and building teacher capacity in schools within the Baha'i-inspired framework of our school.

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Responsibilities

  • Model lessons in classrooms on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the SON curriculum and varied assessments, the Framework for Teaching, and data analysis.
  • Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other coaches.
  • Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistent with SON initiatives and recognized best instructional practices.
  • Create an articulated schedule with school administration.
  • Assist teachers in understanding the School of the Nations’ mission and core values.
  • Provide technical support to collaborative teams within buildings.
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources.
  • Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels.
  • Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students.
  • Support teachers by helping with the ―strategic how of teaching -- share multiple instructional strategies/processes with teachers during planning times.
  • Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success.
  • Develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs.
  • Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement.
  • Utilize Adult Learning Theory to motivate adult learners to improve professional practice.
  • Contribute to the development systems and structures to improve teacher practice within schools.
  • Provide job-embedded informal professional learning beyond the coaching responsibility.
  • Submit a weekly coaching log and any pertinent data requests/coaching documentation.
  • Attend summer training sessions as necessary.

Intended outcomes and success measures

  • Improve student and teacher performance in targeted areas as identified.
  • Increase in Professional Learning opportunities and participation of staff.
  • Change in teaching practices through implementation of Instructional Strategies and other strategies that optimizes student learning.

Collaboration with the Curriculum Team

The ultimate aim of the school, including our curriculum, is to produce students who hold themselves to high moral and personal standards, are committed to improving themselves and serving society, and thoroughly develop their academic, social, spiritual and physical potential.

The Curriculum team works across the school and is responsible for ensuring that the curriculum objectives are progressively aligned with our framework and vision. It oversees the ongoing planning, implementation, development, direction, review, and evaluation of curriculum and instruction within the school.

The unique nature of the school’s vision will mean that the instructional coach is expected to constantly deepen their understanding of our Bahá’í-inspired framework to maximize their contributions. The coach would report to and receive direction from the Curriculum Team Administrators. Flexibility in approach and operating with a humble posture of learning, hold particular importance for this role.

Working Hours & Schedule

This role has 40 working hours per week. There are about 30 days of Macau and school holidays throughout the year which includes both Winter and Chinese Spring Festival breaks, plus about 50 days of summer holidays. Monthly working Saturdays—which often foster community engagement and extension activities—allow us to lengthen our holidays while still meeting contact day requirements.

Compensation & Benefits

The annual base salary, including housing allowance, is approximately US$44,000, after tax, and is slightly increased based on years of experience. This does not include the annual travel allowance, new year’s bonus, pension contributions, and a yearly re-enlistment bonus equivalent to one month’s salary. Furthermore, the government of Macau generously provides a teacher’s professional development subsidy of at least US$600 per month. Taken together, the after-tax total compensation that teachers receive is around US$58,000.

Benefits include local healthcare coverage, reduced tuition for up to two dependents to enroll in the school, internal professional development, and assistance in finding an apartment including a one-week hotel stay.

Requirements

  • Earned a degree that came with teaching qualifications, e.g. B.Ed/ECE/PGCE
  • Accumulated three or more years of full-time teaching experience
  • Strong reading, writing, and spoken English

Additional Consideration

  • Completion of the several of the courses of the Ruhi curriculum, which focuses on individual transformation and community development (due to alignment with our framework)
  • Currently Residing in China or Macau (due to the pandemic situation)

To Apply

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