Success Coach – Freshman Success Team 2023-2024 School Year Pool

Posted: 06/18/2023

Success Coach – Freshman Success Team 2023/2024 School Year  Pool 

Reports to: Principal AND Executive Director – Instructional Initiatives & School Support    

Pay Grade:  205
Duty Days: 210
Salary Range: $70,751 - $99,731
FLSA Status: Exempt

This is a grant-funded position and is contingent on availability of funds.
Position Purpose

Works collaboratively with high school Freshman Success Teams to design and implement strategies aimed at significantly increasing the school’s percentage of freshman who are on track to graduate on a four-year diploma plan and increase postsecondary opportunities for all students as a result of their efforts.  Serves as a member of the Freshman Success Team, the Freshman Success Coach (FSC), assists in development of systems conditions, and capacity for increasing success of freshman in the following areas:  transition to high school; course performance; disengagement; recouping academic credits for failed coursework; and goal setting with continuous communication and follow-up to maximize goal attainment.  All strategies implemented at the campus level should be evidenced by research to be the most predictive indicator of graduation from high school and success beyond high school. Implements research evidenced-based strategies at the campus level.
  • Collaborates closely with school leadership team, Freshmen Success Team members, and other District staff to develop activities and strategies to lead the Freshman Success Team in analyzing both historical and current data about the school’s graduation, drop-out, attendance, and freshman on-track rates as well as ongoing formative and summative assessment data.
  • Aligns and integrates Freshman Success Team activities with the school’s instructional plans and other student development plans and programs.
  • Reflects continually on and documents the efficacy of the Team’s interventions strategies and makes mid-course adjustments when necessary.
  • Coaches teachers and/or teacher teams (PLCs) in creating optimal learning environments that are: culturally responsive; emotionally, intellectually, and physically safe; meets the needs of all learners; and includes standards-aligned curriculum and instruction.
  • Participates in all school-based professional development and faculty meetings as a full-time member of the school community.
  • Participates in monthly District-wide professional learning opportunities to develop capacity of Freshman Success Coaches across the District to lead this work not only on their campus but across the District while creating a strong network of FSCs to collaborate across FWISD.
  • Supports and sustains high levels of freshman on-track and completion by maintaining an intentionally selected caseload of students in need of more 1:1 attention in collaboration with Freshman Success Team members and the Administrator leading the Freshman Success work on the campus.
  • Conducts academic coaching through individual or group sessions that help students assess their own performance and develop academic success plans.
  • Assists students in developing self-efficacy by identifying and overcoming obstacles that may be impeding academic success; works with students to learn time management and organization skills; motivates students to practice self-regulation and take ownership of their academic success in alignment with the work of the campus CCR coach.
  • Helps students identify, develop and implement learning strategies and study skills specific to course materials.
  • Refers students to appropriate academic personnel and support resources, and collaborates with others to monitor and accelerate the academic progress of students.
  • Advocates for students in relationship to equitable and evidence-based practices that will result in higher academic performance and social emotional health.
  • Provides professional learning opportunities for the Freshman Success Team members and full faculty (where appropriate) and in support of the work of the CCR coach on evidence-based practices that support student achievement and success and result in higher academic performance.
  • Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting and climbing; operates tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
  • Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and promptly reports any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.
Personal Work Relationships
  • All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
Other Duties as Assigned
  • Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance with Board rules, policies and regulations.  All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of coaching, instructional and mentoring techniques.
  • Knowledge of processes and resources for organizing and leading group and collaborative activities.
  • Knowledge of traditional and online course practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of student success initiative development and implementation.
  • Skill in researching, interpreting, and analyzing relevant data, and complex problem solving.
  • Skill in to effective communication with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community, in both oral and written forms.
  • Skill in leadership and team-building; motivating a diverse group of professionals around clear goals and monitoring progress toward the goals.
  • Skill in assessing when to be creative, take risks and propose solutions or strategies outside of traditional or current paradigms.
  • Skill in listening to issues, synthesizing information, and reaching sound conclusions.
  • Skill in presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing to a diverse audience and adapt communication style to audience.
  • Ability to balance multiple demands and effectively organize and manage time and tasks.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with students and their families and develop a comfort level with entire school community including home visits to at-risk students.
  • Ability to network effectively in order to forge strong stakeholder relationships that maximize recruitment efforts and facilitate transition pathways to education, training, employment opportunities.
  • Ability to use software to access databases, email, create spreadsheets, and do word processing.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Travel Requirements
  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Tools/Equipment Used:  Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals; Promethean Board.
  • Posture:  Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Motion:  Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
  • Lifting:  Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
  • Environment:  Works in an office setting; occasionally requires irregular and/or prolonged hours.
  • Attendance:  Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
  • Mental Demands:  Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Education: 
    • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required;
    • Major in Education, a Content Area, or a related field to subject being taught preferred;
    • Master’s degree from accredited college or university preferred.
  • Certification/License: 
    • Valid Texas Teaching Certification required;
    • ESL or Bilingual Certification preferred.
  • Experience: 
    • 4 years’ teaching required;
    • Experience with diverse student populations, especially in a large urban district preferred;
    • Experience facilitating or presenting professional learning preferred;
    • Experience as an instructional coach, department head, team lead, grade level-lead, or Lead Content Teacher preferred.
  • Language:  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred in some settings.
This is a grant-funded position and is contingent on availability of funds.
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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