Reading Intervention Program Director

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: July 2021 Start

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 55 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

Job Description

Curricular Program

  • Participate in supporting schools with the implementation of research-based differentiated reading curricula curated by Uncommon schools.
  • Create resources that easily connect assessment and instruction materials for teachers to internalize, including but not limited to small group scripted reading lesson plans and assessment scripts. 
  • Support individual school campuses with leveraging intervention blocks to best support all students and best leverage all teacher skills. 

Assessment and Data

  • Collect and analyze student reading data to help leaders and teachers make the best decisions on how to support student learning.
  • Analyze student work to identify both student and teacher areas of support.
  • Track progress of training for each teacher on caseload.
  • Make programmatic decisions based on opportunities presented in the data, and inspire others to meet change needs.

Coaching and Development

  • Model exemplary small group guided reading instruction.
  • Design, internalize, and facilitate training for large groups of teachers.
  • Track training progress as it presents itself to student work.
  • Observe and provide one on one coaching for teaching case load.
  • Review teaching videos to identify trends for support.
  • Provide regular professional development opportunities for groups of teachers.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education.
  • At least two years of experience as effective reading teacher.
  • At least one year of experience as teacher coach.
  • Proven track record with using data to change outcomes.
  • Superior engagement, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to create and sustain learning partnerships with adults and students.
  • Experience working in urban setting preferred.
  • Belief and alignment with Uncommon’s mission and education philosophy is non-negotiable.

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.