Early Childhood Instructional Curriculum Coach, Greater Detroit, Michigan Area

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Detroit, MI
Categories: Teacher (Pre K-8), Teacher (Early Childhood), Research
Division: Morgridge College Of Education

The Marsico Institute for Early Learning 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. 

Position Summary  

The Marsico Institute is accepting applications for an Instructional Curriculum Coach who will work as part of a team for an efficacy research study implementing and evaluating an early math intervention under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigators and Project Director. They will support preschool teachers in the incorporation of critical mathematical knowledge and practices of the Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories ([LT]2) website. Teachers will receive professional development from the Principal Investigators on how to incorporate [LT]2, a professional development tool that grounds teachers in how children learn mathematics, into educators’ instructional techniques. 

Coaches are expected to: master curricular content; work collaboratively with curriculum development, training, and teaching teams; attend all professional development training sessions; model ways instructional techniques can benefit from the [LT]2 website features and information; and support the teachers’ development and facility with integrating these enhanced instructional techniques into their existing curriculum. 

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 in and around Oakland and Wayne Counties in Michigan between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm at least 3 days a week throughout the entire 2024-2025 academic year. 

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

Essential Functions 

  • Regularly interface with instructional staff from childcare centers and preschools in and around Oakland and Wayne Counties in Michigan. 
  • Provide technical assistance to teachers as they implement the math program, including modeling high-quality mathematics activities and practices. 
  • Monitor teacher implementation of the program. 
  • Complete coaching logs and teacher debrief forms regularly after each coaching visit. 
  • Conduct in-person and virtual classroom observations assessing program implementation and content-specific teaching. 
  • Utilize video equipment and virtual collaboration software to record program implementation. 
  • Meet regularly with project Principal Investigators and the Project Director to discuss teachers’ progress and ways to support implementation of the math program. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Must be able to develop a good rapport with young children and school personnel. 
  • Close attention to detail. 
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Capable of successfully working independently and as part of a team. 
  • Facility with MS Office Suite/O365 programs, videotaping equipment, and basic features of virtual collaboration software. 

Required Qualifications 

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

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Research, Social Science or related field. 
  • Master’s or Doctoral degree. 

Physical Activities 

Regularly required to move about the classroom with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs. 

Work Schedule 

Part-Time, Varies. Between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm at least 3 days a week. Evenings and weekends as required. Regular local travel within Oakland and Wayne Counties in Michigan is required. 

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) July 1, 2024.

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 this position is $28.00 - $32.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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