|Title:||2021-2022 School Year - Literacy Coach - TOSA - Various Locations RB #20-273|
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14202
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
APRIL 16, 2021
The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kriner Cash, is interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the position of:
Candidates interested in applying must complete an online application on the district web site at www.buffaloschools.org/jobs. Click the "APPLY" button at the bottom of this page to start your application. Once the form is completed, click the “SUBMIT” button.
Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. (Be sure to check your junk and spam mail.) If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.
Candidates must hold a Master’s degree and New York State certification that covers grades K-6 in Reading/Literacy, Elementary Education, TESOL or Special Education. It is required that candidates must attach a PDF or a screen shot of their certifications. Candidates must also have completed three years of approved and appropriate teaching and/or coaching experience in an urban setting. In evaluating each candidate’s qualifications, consideration will be given to the candidate’s coursework, experiences, and expertise in the areas of scientifically based reading research, assessment, data analysis, and professional development in the area of literacy. The candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and demonstrate leadership and interpersonal communication skills with adults. The following will also be considered in evaluating each candidate’s qualifications: proficiency in the use of technology, knowledge of the Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts (ELA), knowledge of the State assessments; and the ability to facilitate professional learning for teachers in a confidential relationship that encourages risk taking.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Guiding and assisting teacher in the full and ongoing implementation of all District literacy initiatives;
Guiding and assisting in the full and ongoing implementation of District literacy programs with support of Buffalo City Schools administration and building principal;
Collaborating with teachers and building principals regarding the implementation of research based instructional strategies that are direct, explicit, systematic, and aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards;
Guiding and assisting in the full and ongoing implementation of the District writing initiative at the building level;
Administering and analyzing literacy screening and diagnostic measures;
Facilitating the administration of ELA State assessments;
Monitoring interventions for students who are reading or writing below grade level, to include monitoring student intervention plans;
Reviewing and analyzing student diagnostic, screening, progress monitoring and outcome assessment data to assist in determining appropriate interventions and necessary program modifications;
Assisting in the development of action plans and supporting this implementation based on data;
Providing professional development for teachers at grade level meetings, superintendent conference days, etc.;
Continuous learning regarding scientifically researched-based best practices in literacy instruction;
Modeling district literacy initiatives in classrooms;
Attending district professional development for coaches;
Participating in various building and/or District level teams such as the MTSS team;
Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, credentials and evaluation of service. Personal interviews and a writing sample shall be scheduled. This appointment will be processed as “temporarily assigned” to the position for a three-year cycle. All temporary assignments end not later than June 30 and must be processed each year.
SALARY: Teachers’ salary schedule.
FUND: Positions will be funded through various sources based on 2021-2022 district budget
DR. KRINER CASH,
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS