POSITION: Bilingual Instructional Coach (Spanish-English) – Chicago – Full-time
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Reading In Motion is looking for an educator with a commitment to creating lifelong learners through the power of the arts, and who has experience coaching teachers in the use of engaging instructional methods. Reading In Motion is seeking to expand its team of Bilingual Instructional Coaches in the Chicagoland area.
As a Reading In Motion Instructional Coach, you’ll provide professional development for K-1 teachers and on-site support as they implement Reading In Motion in their bilingual classrooms. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned professional with years of experience teaching children and coaching adults in early childhood education.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Founded over 30 years ago, Reading In Motion is a results driven literacy organization that gets students reading at grade level or above within the first years of school, especially those students whose environment or circumstances put them in greater need of support. It offers an engaging, innovative literacy model, designed in both Spanish and English, that collaborates with teachers to measurably improve students’ reading and build crucial reading skills early to start students on the path for a lifetime of successful learning.
Reading In Motion leverages its resources by training classroom teachers on its curriculum, which incorporates music and drama based elements in individual and small group sessions. These teachers deliver the curriculum daily, and Reading In Motion provides them with coaching, materials and monthly data on student progress so that they are better able to tailor instruction and attention to students’ individual needs. Reading In Motion consistently drives significant gains in literacy for students, with 82% of Reading In Motion students reading at grade level, compared to 61% of Chicago Public Schools students in 20152016.
Halfway to its ambitious goal of serving 10,000 students per year by 2019, Reading In Motion currently has school partnerships with 37 schools in Chicago and 7 schools in Racine, Wisconsin. We are opening our first new site in Las Vegas with 4 schools in the 20172018 school year.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
COMPENSATION: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY: To: HR@readinginmotion.org
Reading In Motion is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds