CORE Coach & UTK Lead, Los Angeles, California

Employer Los Angeles Education Partnership
Created 07/09/2024
Reference 243396896
Country United States
State California
City Los Angeles
Zip 90001
Salary 86041.00 - 98202.00

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Provide high quality, UTK and equity-focused coaching for district, site, and/or teacher leaders across the region to build their capacity to become resilient and effective instructional leaders that use distributed leadership practices and continuous improvement practices to promote equitable outcomes for staff and students.

  • Provide coaching and support to each assigned coachee in UTK planning and implementation, translating leadership theory to practice, utilizing the distributed leadership and equity-centered coaching approach as well as other supportive frameworks when appropriate.
  • Engage UTK educational leaders in ongoing consultation and coaching that is reflective, responsive, supportive, contextual, and promotes sustainable trauma-informed mindsets, systems, practices, and school-community partnerships.
  • Co-create strategic plans based on a holistic review of data and coachees' self-identified growth goals or the site/team's problem of practice.
  • Work collaboratively with the teams and coach staff through the development and implementation of a strategic plan that supports the use of distributed leadership practices and results in enhancing the wellbeing of staff and equitable outcomes for all.
  • Embrace and model a collective resilience and equity-centered approach to school improvement.
  • Document coaching interactions effectively within required timelines.
  • Employ Adaptive Schools strategies and the Cognitive Coaching framework to support adult learning and professional growth of all leaders.

Facilitate high quality in person and virtual professional learning experiences for district, site, teacher leaders, and site teams.

  • For each learning series assigned, design and facilitate high quality professional learning that provides new learning and opportunities for practice, model alignment with the QPLS, and achieve the prescribed learning outcomes
  • Research, investigate and explore local contexts and goals of each county and LEA in order to customize PL to their unique strengths and needs
  • Ensure that all learning is relevant and applicable for principals, teacher leaders, and district leaders that make up the LEA teams
  • Engage educational leaders in PL that is reflective, responsive, supportive, contextual and promotes sustainable trauma-informed mindsets, systems, practices and school-community partnerships
  • Document PL feedback and outcomes effectively within required timelines.
  • Employ Adaptive Schools strategies to support adult learning and professional growth of all leaders.

Facilitate high quality communities of practice (CoPs) for district, site, teacher leaders, and site teams.

  • For each learning series assigned, design and facilitate CoPs that create safe and brave spaces for leaders to share problems of practice and receive feedback from colleagues, mentors, coaches, and experts.
  • Leverage continuous improvement that allows each CoP to learn and network with each other around common success, challenges, and areas of growth.
  • Coordinate CoP opportunities across counties, and partnerships.
  • Document CoP interactions and outcomes effectively within required timelines.

Participate as a collaborative partner in the development, evaluation, and revision of the LAEP's CORE Program.

  • Seek collaboration and incorporate feedback into the creation and design of CORE curriculum and resources
  • Work as part of the LAEP team, focused on the successful development and implementation of CORE at each school site
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of program expectations.
  • Administer baseline data instruments and participate in the collection and input of evaluation data used to measure on-going program effectiveness and progress toward goals.
  • Cultivate new leads for contracts
  • Collaborate with CORE Director in order to secure new contracts and design objectives for work consistent with the vision, mission, and values of the LAEP
  • Support a culture of excellence, teamwork, and collaboration amongst principals, mentors, coaches, central office staff, and amongst our own team.

Other LAEP specific duties:

  • Engage in ongoing professional learning alongside other coaches, grant and LEA partners with a growth mindset
  • Facilitate communication including, e.g., action plans, weekly coaching updates.
  • Generate clear and ongoing communication for assigned participants, LAEP, and the partners via in person, virtual, and written methods
  • Design and facilitate resilient learning experiences for LAEP staff, as needed
  • Check in bi-weekly with CORE Director to report on deliverables and evidence of other duties as assigned.
  • Utilize technology for email, communication, and other documentation such as Office 365
  • Attend all required meetings and program events.
  • Meet established deadlines


  • A valid California teaching and/or admin credential
  • 3 years minimum, coaching experience or 5 years minimum full-time, administration experience
  • 5 years minimum full-time, early childhood or early elementary teaching/coaching experience
  • Prefer Cognitive Coaching and/or Adaptive Schools trained
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • BA required, Master's degree preferred in a related field such as primary education or early education
  • Experience with implementation of equity-centered approach to school improvement
  • Proven experience in effectively providing consultation and/or leadership coaching
  • Knowledge of most of the following: UTK, P-3, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), trauma-informed practices, restorative justice, EL Roadmap, EL best practices, QPLS, CPSEL, Common Core and NGSS Standards, SBAC, Adult Learning Theory, Coherence Framework, data analysis protocols, Community Schools, Project-based learning, team development, strategic planning


  • Experience with project planning to increase leadership capacity
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Experience developing and facilitating professional development trainings for instructional leaders (i.e., Cognitive coaching; Design Thinking; Asset based strategies; Critical Friends culture; Adaptive Schools strategies; Lesson study; Instructional Rounds; Modeling of CCSS-aligned instructional strategies)
  • Experience facilitating strategic planning and collaboration around instructional priorities and school climate
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration among diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to quickly establish and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships, build trust in a limited time, and engage with a broad range of school-based staff and community partners around building a trauma sensitive culture
  • Ability to demonstrate effective skills in group facilitation, managing teams/groups, organizational dynamics, and consensus building.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to navigate and promote sensitivity with issues of race and equity and knowledge of racial equity and racial justice in the context of public education
  • Excellent project management skills, ability to balance multiple priorities with proven ability to anticipate challenges, solve problems and maintain a calm demeanor in high-pressure situations
  • Strong analytical, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience with change management as it relates to positive organizational change


  • Experience working with students of diverse abilities & backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Builds excellent rapport and relationships with colleagues and clients


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