Instructional Curriculum Coach

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Research

The Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy is housed in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver. We have dedicated ourselves to improving learning environments and outcomes for children, birth to age 8. We identify the best in early learning research, practice, and policy, and we deliver that information at just the point it will be useful to academics, practitioners, policymakers, and parents— the people who can create and implement changes to improve the lives of young children. The quality of relationships and learning opportunities that young children experience can set the stage for what they will be able to accomplish throughout the rest of their lifetimes.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Position Summary

The Marsico Institute is accepting applications for instructional curriculum coaches who will work as part of a team under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and Project Director to support fidelity of implementation of the interdisciplinary pre-K Connect4Learning (C4L) curriculum focusing on mathematics, literacy, social-emotional learning, and science in preschool.

Coaches are expected to: master curricular content; work collaboratively with curriculum development, training, and teaching teams; model implementation of the curriculum; and support the teachers’ development and implementation of curriculum activities and practices.

This is a temporary, grant-funded position. Incumbents must be available to travel and provide coaching and support services to teachers at multiple school sites between 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at least 4 days a week.

Essential Functions

  • Regularly travel to child care centers and preschools in and around Denver, CO
  • Provide technical assistance to teachers as they implement the curriculum, including modeling curriculum activities and practices
  • Monitor teacher implementation of the curriculum
  • Complete coaching logs and teacher debrief forms regularly as part of coaching tasks
  • Conduct classroom observations assessing curriculum implementation and content-specific teaching
  • Conduct one-on-one child assessments
  • Utilize video equipment to record curriculum implementation

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to develop a good rapport with young children and school personnel
  • Facility with MS Word and videotaping equipment
  • Close attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Capable of successfully working independently and as part of a team

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience as an instructor, instructional coach, and/or classroom teacher

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Psychology, Research, Social Science or related field. 
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Master’s or doctoral degree

Work Schedule

Part-Time, Varies. Evenings and weekends as required. Regular local travel is required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 20, 2019.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $28.00 - $32.00

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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