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NC New Teacher Support Program Lead Instructional Coach

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title NC New Teacher Support Program Lead Instructional Coach
Department Watson College of Ed - 31400
Vacancy Number E213
Position Number 1504
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The NC NTSP Lead Instructional Coach affiliated with the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will manage a cohort of teachers assigned in one or more schools and/or school districts in the southeast region and will be assigned to these locations as needed. The Lead Instructional Coach will work with beginning teachers to establish ambitious and inspiring vision and goals, plan purposefully, and engage in data-based problem solving to increase student achievement. The Lead Instructional Coach will play an integral role in developing the broader support program in the Watson College of Education, working closely with the NC NTSP Director, partnering districts and school leadership, UNC system Schools of Education and others to ensure that the program of support is effective for new teachers.

Minimum Requirements

Qualified applicants demonstrate a history of and current leadership in public school education. Minimum requirements include:
•Master’s degree or higher in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, or a related area
•Current NC teaching license
•Minimum of five years teaching experience leading diverse groups of students
•A strong record of measurable results as a classroom teacher
•A strong record of previous coaching experience and leading adult professional development (e.g. as a workshop facilitator, mentor teacher, etc.)
•Successful experiences in the field of education, and large-scale program management and implementation
•Strong written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
•Knowledge of North Carolina’s educational systems, including a full understanding of PreK-12 education, and the role of NC’s institutions of higher education in teacher preparation
•Demonstrated history of and current leadership in public school education

Preferred Qualifications

•Demonstrated leadership while working in a public school/and or higher education setting
•Experience and direct knowledge of edTPA rubrics and effective models of teacher preparation from preservice through induction
•Understanding of research, assessment, and evaluation strategies for educational programs
•Demonstrated talent and innovation as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, beginning teacher mentor and/or school/district leader
•Strong people and leadership skills
•Knowledge of pedagogy and adult learning theory; knowledge of federal and state education policies
•Demonstrated organizational, supervisory, data management, and budgetary skills

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

The NC New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) seeks to improve the knowledge and ability of beginning teachers by developing and executing intensive summer institutes, instructional coaching and support services, and professional development for beginning teachers. Under the direction of the UNC General Administration and in collaboration with institutions of higher education and Local Education Agencies, the NC New Teacher Support Program provides research-based induction services delivered by master teachers and instructional coaches during a beginning teacher’s first, second, and third years of their career and manages and develops new teachers to envision and achieve results that ensure short and long term success of their students.

College/School Information

The Watson College of Education (WCE) ( is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region. The Watson College of Education is committed to inclusiveness and to embracing unique contributions. This commitment to diversity is embedded in our mission and value statements.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Months Per Year 12 Months
Position Type Time-limited
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions 06/30/2018
Job Posting Date 12/15/2017
Priority Consideration Date 01/15/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington?
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