Job Details

Professional Learning Coach (TOSA)

Northwest Regional Education Service District, Hillsboro

Job - Education

Close Date: 04/13/2020

This position is responsible to contribute to the development and execution of the Northwest Regional ESD’s professional development system for educators across twenty component school districts and for ESD employees across four counties. The Professional Learning Coach will join a highly collaborative and innovative team of educational coaches and specialists on the nationally recognized NWRESD Professional Learning Team. The successful Professional Learning Coach is committed to working collaboratively with other members of the PL Team as well as other professionals within the NWRESD Instructional Services Department. The successful Professional Learning Coach is committed to educational equity and anti-racism, uses best-practice research in designing adult learning activities and applying instructional coaching cycles, understands improvement science methodologies, is highly motivated to assure that every child in our public schools has true access to relevant and rigorous educational opportunities, and brings a growth mindset to the work of pedagogical and systems improvement.


Successful candidates will have:


Knowledge of current and emerging practices for effective adult learning.

The skills and capacities to collaboratively plan and deliver outstanding professional learning

Deep content knowledge in one or more of our current and emerging network areas:


social emotional learning,

9th grade success,

early learning,

early literacy using explicit instructional practices,

multi-tiered systems of support,

racial equity


Ample and ongoing opportunities for developing deeper content knowledge in these domains will be provided on the job, but successful candidates will already have strong foundational knowledge

Fluency in how K-12 schools and early learning environments are currently structured

A strong desire to work closely on a team and to collaborate with educators across the region

An understanding of, and willingness to grow in, principles of educational equity, anti-racism and social justice

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This position is responsible to contribute to the development and execution of the Northwest
Regional ESD’s professional development system for educators across twenty component
school districts and for ESD employees across four counties. The Professional Learning Coach
will join a highly collaborative and innovative team of educational coaches and specialists on the
nationally recognized NWRESD Professional Learning Team. The successful Professional
Learning Coach is committed to working collaboratively with other members of the PL Team as
well as other professionals within the NWRESD Instructional Services Department. The
successful Professional Learning Coach is committed to educational equity and anti-racism,
uses best-practice research in designing adult learning activities and applying instructional
coaching cycles, understands improvement science methodologies, is highly motivated to
assure that every child in our public schools has true access to relevant and rigorous
educational opportunities, and brings a growth mindset to the work of pedagogical and systems
improvement.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in curriculum, instruction, counseling, or teaching
2. Three or more years of successful PK-12 teaching/educational experience
3. Three or more years of successful experience planning and delivering effective
professional development, including coaching.
4. Experience leading equity work.
5. Knowledge of current and emerging best practices in teaching adults.
6. Experience coaching or mentoring teachers for the purpose of improving student
learning and providing feedback in a non-evaluative manner. This includes modeling
best learning practices for teachers for the purpose of helping teachers quickly
implement best practices in their own instruction
7. Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups in meetings and workshop settings
8. Must possess excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. Ability to express complex
ideas with clarity and precision both orally and in writing.
9. Strong technical skills including use of presentation software, word processing and the
ability to learn to use technology to innovate and increase efficiency.
10. Ability to work with minimal supervision, communicate clearly, and prioritize and manage
multiple projects.
11. Requires travel to rural school districts, sometimes outside of the normal school day,
including overnight stays.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Deliver and facilitate professional learning, including school coaching, to school teams in
the 20 school districts in Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and Washington counties and
NWRESD employees.
2. Contribute to and support the development, coordination and implementation of a
comprehensive networked learning model.
3. Build content knowledge by acting as a content area expert in an assigned area.
4. Engage in and facilitate reflective thinking while looking critically at instructional
practices.
5. Introduce refinements for instructional practices through coaching conversations.
6. Support the successful implementation of professional learning based on identified
needs of districts.
7. Analyze feedback to guide future professional development priorities.
8. Work respectfully and effectively with people from a wide range of racial, cultural and
linguistic backgrounds.
9. Requires frequent travel to schools across our four-county region and flexibility in
scheduling off site training.
10. Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
11. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all
organizational levels.
12. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
WORKPLACE EXPECTATIONS
 Demonstrate support for NWRESD Mission and Values and Strategic Plan Goals
 Establish and maintain a positive and respectful learning environment and working
relationships with students, staff, administration, parents/guardians and community
members
 Work effectively with and respond to people from diverse cultural backgrounds
 Participate in various meetings for the purpose of receiving information or sharing
information and expertise with students, colleagues and parents/guardians
 Hold expectations for high performance of self
 Demonstrate computer literacy and operate software programs as related to job
responsibilities
 Maintain accurate, complete and confidential records as required by law and District
policy and regulations
 Maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to a student, family, colleague
or NWRESD patron, and use or relay confidential information only in the course of
performing assigned responsibilities
 Follow all laws, District policies, rules, regulations, memos, announcements and
reasonable requests by proper authority
 Maintain regular attendance at work and work activities and punctuality regarding
deadlines, meeting attendance and following schedules
 Work collaboratively with other departments
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Bilingualism preferred. Must possess excellent written, verbal, presentation, and facilitation
skills. Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to write reports and
correspondence with accuracy. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small
group, and large group situations to staff, component district personnel, and the public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations with a high degree of accuracy.
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense to carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to solve
practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where some
standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands strength rating reflects the estimated overall strength requirements of the
job. The strength rating is expressed by one of the five terms: Sedentary, Light, Medium,
Heavy and Very Heavy. This position is classified as light. Human resources have available
detailed descriptions of physical demands for agency positions. During the final hiring process,
you will need to review the physical demands of your position.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
 Works in an office environment.
 Able to use a telephone, operate a computer, use other office equipment.
 Ability to drive to other program sites and meetings.
Note: The description contained herein reflects general details as necessary to describe the
principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope
of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.
Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to
cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.
NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The
administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect
the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer
his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.
NWRESD recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of
NWRESD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on
race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national
origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational
programs, activities, or employment.
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon
request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Individuals with disabilities may contact the Chief Human Resources Officer at 503-614-1407 for
additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district
for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service.