Bilingual Literacy Coach (2018-2019 School Year)
Are you a Bilingual (English-Spanish) elementary educator that believes all students deserve a great foundation in literacy regardless of their socio-economic background? Do you have experience implementing balanced literacy best practices in K-3 classrooms? Are you committed to sharing knowledge and collaborating with fellow teachers?
Are you looking for a part-time opportunity where you can remain in the field of education but have the freedom to support other passions and responsibilities?
Yes! Then join Children’s Literacy Initiative’s team of Literacy Coaches in North Jersey!
What are Literacy Coaches?
Literacy Coaches are educational entrepreneurs that contract with CLI to work in partner schools to ensure all students can read on grade level by the end of 3rd grade. They are responsible for working collaboratively with teachers, providing coaching/feedback around literacy instruction, generating/reviewing student data to determine progress and designing professional development programs.
Why be a Literacy Consultant?
Flexibility with impact: CLI Literacy Consultants pursue their passion for elementary education while benefiting from a schedule that is more flexible than the typical teacher’s day.
Grow while developing others: CLI’s commitment to professional development doesn’t end with the teachers we support. Our Literacy Consultants attend regular sessions on early literacy techniques and effective adult coaching.
Be independent but supported: Benefit from CLI’s decades of teacher professional development experience and world class literacy instruction materials.
What qualities make you the perfect fit for this job?
You are an expert: You are well versed in early literacy instruction and have at least 5 years teaching in a Kindergarten through Grade 3 classroom.
You are a mentor: You have a collaborative coaching style, take a solution-based approach and can focus teachers on past successes and how to expand on them. You can build relationships with our teachers and customize instruction to their (and their students’) needs.
You are a believer: You know that early literacy is essential for later success and that the best way to help students is to support the teachers that have devoted their careers to childhood achievement. You have high expectations for students and are certain that all teachers have the ability to grow and improve.
You have experience teaching ELL students: You have experience working with ELL students and have a toolkit of teaching strategies to help them achieve.
What does CLI do?
It is CLI’s mission that all children have the opportunity to become powerful and enthusiastic readers, writer and thinkers. CLI provides partner schools with a combination of in-school teacher coaches, best practice professional development and classroom materials in order to transform literacy instruction and achieve our ultimate goal of students reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
CLI is a mission driven organization that is committed to embracing the diverse array of individuals who comprise our team. We draw inspiration for innovation from the children we serve and from educators, administrators, and the work-at-large. Founded 30 years ago, CLI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides educators with training and coaching in the most effective practices for early literacy instruction for prekindergarten through third grade. CLI’s work has been validated by prestigious organizations and has garnered national attention.
CLI’s proven theory of action shows that when teachers receive the right combination and intensity of training and coaching, they can become exemplary instructors who make an impact in helping children achieve. Our workshops and institutes build teachers’ understanding of literacy and the art and science of teaching children how to read and write. By focusing on professional skills that improve over time and are not lost when administrations, buildings, or curricula change, CLI helps create a sustainable, school-wide culture of literacy that introduces students to the joys of reading, writing, and life-long learning.