Goodwill Indy Excel Lead Instructor (Kokomo) in Kokomo, Indiana

POSITION SUMMARY

The Lead Teacher holds primary responsibility for the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of an Excel Center’s instructional delivery. He/she will provide instructional leadership to teachers, coaches, and administrative support staff at The Excel Center. The Lead Teacher will work effectively across the organization to make certain that students are supported in a way that ensures success both academically and in alignment with post-secondary goals. Essential functions include: supervision and development of instructional staff, in depth analysis of learning outcomes, and identification of internal and external academic supports for all students.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve education and career outcomes for all Excel Center students

  • Participate in the development of overall educational strategies for the Excel Center -including but not limited to - design and implementation of curriculum and systems to assess student outcomes

  • Train, orient, update instructional staff on course sequence, curricular systems, and key instructional issues

  • Help teachers to develop instructional strategies and intervention plans that support growth and increase achievement among struggling students

  • Observe and coach instructors daily; contribute to Director evaluation using RISE 2.0 rubric.

  • Ensure access to and participation in high-quality internal and external professional development for instructional staff.

  • Teach at least one core class to model instructional excellence for staff

  • Work effectively across the organization to link ancillary academic services to students.

  • Work in collaboration with Director and Lead Coach to execute effective course scheduling within student management system (Harmony).

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned regarding administration, planning and coordinating.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in subject specialty required with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience post licensing, 3-5 years preferred

  • Current Indiana Teaching License required.

  • Current Indiana Secondary Administrator’s License preferred but not required.

  • 2+ years working in classrooms and coaching teachers, preferably with high need students

  • Strong organizational skills; extremely careful attention to detail and follow-through.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Ability to analyze data for informed decision making

  • Strong communication skills; Ability to communicate direct feedback in a compelling way that empowers teachers to make immediate improvements to instruction

  • Ability to work well in a team; ability to bridge and enhance professional learning communities

  • Ability to create, monitor, and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed.

  • Effective presentation skills accompanied with inspiring stage presence.

  • Has working knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks: Google Applications (specifically Gmail), Excel, Word and Internet Explorer.

  • Ability to effectively navigate the Internet.

BENEFITS

Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

  • Continuing education and leadership development

  • Comprehensive health plan

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Life, dental and vision insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability plans

  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program

  • Section 125 pre-tax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums

  • Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible employees.

Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

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CategoryHigh Schools

TypeFull Time

CompensationCommensurate with experience