Reading Corps Coaching Specialist - Western Slope

Colorado Youth for a Change

About the organization

Organization and Program Overview: Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit organization that has made significant strides in reducing the dropout rate in Colorado since its inception in 2005, using collaboration with school districts and community agencies to achieve its mission. From serving 55 students in 2005 to 2,700 in 2020, CYC is at the forefront of statewide efforts to improve educational outcomes for all students, ensuring that they graduate from high school. CYC began by providing reengagement services to out-of-school youth and has evolved to also provide in-school dropout prevention services (Corps for a Change and Reading Corps) to PreK through high school aged students. CYC is growing! We are piloting Colorado Math Corps for the 2021/22 school year and will have 175 Math Corps tutors serving across the state focusing on providing math interventions.

Duties

Math Corps’ goal is to help students become proficient in Algebra by the end of 8th grade. Math Corps does this by training and coaching AmeriCorps tutors who provide evidence-based math interventions for 4th-8th grade students who are performing below grade level, using formative assessment to guide decision-making, and incorporating school-based and external coaching for support. This position will be supporting the Mesa County School District

• Provide supervision and support to caseload of assigned tutors and schools
• Ensure that tutors implement the Math Corps model with fidelity, this includes benchmark assessments, assessment reliability checks, selection of students, scheduling, observations, data management
• Ensure tutors are held accountable with data entry as it relates to math interventions
• Communicate with school staff including Internal Coaches, administration and teachers as needed to provide support to tutor
• Assist program staff and recruiter with managing school/site recruitment, tutor recruitment, school/site placement, and onboarding
• Provide regular feedback and participate in calls/meetings/trainings with Serve Colorado and Reading & Math, Inc.
• Conduct twice per month individual supervision meetings with a caseload of 20-25 AmeriCorps tutors
• Be main point of contact for caseload of tutors and problem solve tutor challenges and needs
• Review, correct and approve tutor timesheets every week to ensure compliance on tutor hours

Qualifications

• Knowledge of and experience in working within a Response to Intervention (RtI) or Multi-tiered System of Support or other data-based decision making model to support students
• Experience facilitating adult learners through training, coaching, supervision and observation
• Exceptional interpersonal skills for effectively communicating and problem-solving with school administrators, teaching staff, Math Corps tutors, and Math Corps program staff
• Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Math Corps model with fidelity
• Knowledge of and experience in working within school settings, including how schools provide resources and roles typically filled by school staff

o Knowledge of & experience using curriculum-based measurement
o Knowledge of & experience using scripted math interventions (Standard Treatment Protocol), including a clear understanding of the efficacy of scripted math intervention with direct instruction, modeling, student practice
o Strong consulting skills related to assessment and intervention, including the ability to model; observe and provide corrective feedback; ask questions to solve challenges; exercise sound judgment; communicate effectively with individuals, teams, administrators
o Experience teaching or intervening with elementary and/or middle school math
• Preferred degree: School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Special Education with Mathematics

Salary

$43,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

We offer a competitive salary. This is a non- exempt full time position. The salary is $43,000 per year. We offer medical, dental, vision, matched retirement plan, FSA, EAP, company paid short and long term disability and a life insurance policy. Vacation, sick time and floating hours available. We also give paid spring break and winter break. Visit us at: www.facebook.com/COYouthforachange www.youthforachange.org

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contact Human Resources at 720-339-3607

Please send current resume, cover letter and three references to:
[email protected]

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