District Coach, Literacy (Fixed-Term)
A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide educators with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than 10 million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit amplify.com.
Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech. While others try to shrink the learning experience into the technology, we use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.
Amplify is seeking a District Coach for literacy with a background in teaching, coaching, and/or school leadership to join our Professional Development (PD) team as a fixed-term employee for the Prince George’s County Public School District for the 2023-2024 school year.
Amplify’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination for in-person meetings unless an approved exemption is provided.
The District Coach, Literacy will support leaders on-site up to four days per week with the fifth day dedicated to planning and preparing to meet the needs of educators. The District Coach may be asked to support the Amplify PD team on department-wide initiatives on days that PGCPS leaders have off when Amplify is open for business (i.e. teacher work days, holidays, winter and summer breaks, school cancellations, etc.). This support will vary but may include designing and/or delivering PD through the summer to other districts.
In this role, you will collaborate with district/school leadership and the Amplify Literacy Professional Development Strategist assigned to the district/school to determine the strategy, focus, and coaching approach for different times of the year. You will also partner with district/school leadership to adjust course, as needed, with an eye toward improving student outcomes. An outcomes-centered orientation and the ability to pivot on short notice are necessary for this role.
The District Coach’s daily responsibilities will be determined along with their manager, based on the district’s goals and priorities throughout the year. Specific areas of focus may include:
Providing recommendations to district and school leadership designed to enhance outcomes and equity of learning for diverse student populations, including students with learning & thinking differences and English Learners
Leading observations and providing feedback to teachers and leaders in order to strengthen the implementation of Amplify's literacy suite, ultimately leading to stronger student outcomes
Facilitate PLCs for leaders and/or teachers including supplementary office hour consultations.
Supporting assessment administration, data analysis and instructional planning with grade-level teams and/or individual teachers and reading leaders
Analyzing student work and formative assessment data to support instructional decision-making and responsiveness to learner outcomes
Cultivating model classrooms (and capturing video examples from these classrooms) as a means of elevating and replicating best practices for planning and instruction
In addition to these specific areas of focus in coaching, the district coach will also:
Proactively seek out feedback and adapt practice based upon the feedback and what is leading to improved student outcomes
Create or customize professional development experiences, as needed
Facilitate district-wide professional development sessions (in person and remote), as needed, for leaders and teachers
Basic Qualifications of the District Coach, Literacy (Fixed-Term)
Experience leading district- and/or school-wide assessment and/or curriculum implementations and professional development for educators in K-5 or 6-8
10+ years of K-5 or 6-8 teaching and leadership experience, leading to demonstrable results for students
Experience working on collaborative projects with leaders and teachers
Experience analyzing data and using it to inform practice
Experience using or supporting mCLASS and/or DIBELS 8
Proven efficacy in time management while managing multiple engagements and competing priorities
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology-based productivity tools, mainly Google Applications
Able to travel locally (up to 4 days per week) across the greater Prince George's County area to support educators
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required as this role requires in-person and on-site activities
Preferred Qualifications of the District Coach, Literacy (Fixed-Term):
Experience teaching and/or supporting tier 1 ELA curriculum using assessment data
Experience teaching and/or supporting the Really Great Reading and/or Benchmark program
Ability to support educators in a remote learning environment, if needed
Master’s or Advanced Degree in Education
Location: This position requires that the District Coach, Literacy is permitted to work in the US, have residency in the US, and possess a valid US driver’s license. The specialist must live within 30 miles of the Prince George’s County school district. The Coach may be asked to deliver sessions throughout the country based on business needs and during school closures or if the contract terminates early.
Travel: Local travel is required and considered an essential job function. Car mileage and related expenses for professional development delivery are initially paid in advance by the District Coach: Literacy. Reimbursements for these expenses - including mileage if driving your own car - will be processed 2-3 weeks following submission of the expense reimbursement requests.
Documentation: If selected, a background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. The latter is subject to potential reasonable accommodation due to medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Equipment: This position requires reliable home internet that can support video calls on Google Meet and Zoom and a quiet, professional place to deliver remote professional development.
Any communication to applicants relating to the Amplify hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domain amplify.com.
What we offer:
Salary is only one component of the Amplify Total Rewards package, which includes a lucrative 401(k) plan, competitive health insurance and mental health options, basic life insurance, paid time off, parental leave, and access to best-in-class development programs. The gross salary range for this role is $66,000 - $93,000.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.
Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.