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Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:31 AM

Be a part of our mission.The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family and one team member at a time. Our programs create a child:centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting quality and accreditation standards and extensive training and professional development in research:based practices, youA?ll learn and grow and positively our children, families and communities. Job Summary and Key Accountabilities: The Department of Learning, Evaluation and Community Impact is responsible for driving cross:functional learning, evaluation and innovation throughout the YMCA of Metro Chicago. The DepartmentA?s leading goal is to cement the Y as the regionA?s leading nonprofit provider of effective early childhood, youth and family enrichment programs and services. The Learning, Evaluation and Community Impact team members work closely with other departments to develop a portfolio of high quality, evidence:based and measurable programs that are consistent across our service areas. The team is also responsible for identifying training expertise and modules at all levels within the Y in order to create a shared culture, understanding and common language for effective program services. The Instructional Coach (Three to Five classrooms) is a collaborative, child development expert responsible for supporting the overall continuous improvement process for early learning (three to five) programs. The person is responsible for implementing continuous quality improvement practices to support program staff in their individual and collective journey towards increased quality practices. This includes specific responsibility for teacher development, supporting curriculum and instructional best practices (including continuity of care and family support practices), and supporting child:level outcomes. They will be responsible for qualitative and quantitative data collection, implementing low:stakes accountability practices, and building and maintaining strong relationships across all stakeholders. The Instructional Coach works closely with the Youth Development Leadership Team and the Early Education and Care Team. They also collaborate with several Metro YMCA departments, including Human Resources, IT, MarComm (marketing) and the Business and Compliance Office. The Early Childhood Instructional Coach works closely with the early childhood leadership team staffed at the Early Childhood Demonstration Center to maintain center excellence and quality programming. Scope of Responsibilities:Professional DevelopmentDesign data:driven, job embedded coaching sessions for individuals and small group work (one:on:one with teacherA?s with teaching teams and in small groups) aligned to current professional learning community (PLC) focus Support teachers in resourcing their classrooms with appropriate, engaging and relevant instructional materials and teaching strategiesProvide classroom:focused supports, including co:planning, co:teaching and modeling lessons, to lead teachers in implementing effective practicesCollaborate with administrators and teachers to establish teacher performance goals and coach teachers as necessary to meet those goalsConduct regularly scheduled meetings with early childhood staff to support the teachersA? action research Advise on action research practices (formulating questions, collecting meaningful documentation)Support technical production and presentation of projectsImplement tools to monitor classroom practices/growth in teaching and learningSupport site directors to plan and implement communities of practice


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