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NMSI Instructional Coach (Computer Science)

National Math + Science Initiative
United States
June 01, 2024
Job Details
Job Location
Flexible Location (Anywhere in the contiguous US) - ,
Remote Type
Fully Remote

NMSI's mission is to advance education to ensure that all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners who pursue their passions and tackle the world's toughest challenges. NMSI is seeking highly successful K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders inspired by this mission to become our nationally recognized coach corps members. (This is a Temporary Part-time role).

NMSI Coaches are passionate educators who strive to learn from others, enjoy supporting teachers, and work to build more equitable opportunities for students in their school communities. NMSI Coaches support our core programs which include the College Readiness Program (Grades 9-12 AP Teachers and AP Students), Laying the Foundation (K-12 Teachers), and Leadership Development (K-12 school and district leaders), by delivering professional development for teachers or content support for students.

Why Should You Become A NMSI Coach?

  • Learn from and with other amazing coaches in your subject area
  • Learn best practices for teaching adult learners
  • Become a culturally responsive educator
  • Develop curricular materials for a national audience
  • Build a network of educator connections across the nation
  • Supplement your income while maintaining your current full-time position

NMSI Coaches work with teachers and their students in online and face-to-face settings to improve teacher impact and student achievement in Math, Science, and English classrooms.

Although NMSI's coaches are not school based, they effectively support NMSI's teachers in the College Readiness Program (CRP) and Laying the Foundation (LTF) program through the following roles:

  • Learner
  • Data coach
  • Resource provider
  • Mentor
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional specialist
  • Classroom supporter
  • Learning facilitator
  • Content developer
  • Catalyst for change

What You Do

  • Deliver professional development for teachers in both online and in-person environments
  • Develop, edit, and pilot curricular materials for teachers and students
  • Promote learning environments anchored in culturally responsive education philosophies
  • Produce and deliver customized training events for fee-for-service client districts
  • Develop new educational content, including model activities, lessons, and units for teacher audiences and student audiences
  • Model teaching strategies and content-driven activities for NMSI stakeholders
  • Share feedback and insights from training to inform future programming
  • Serve as an ambassador for NMSI and NMSI's mission and values to schools, teachers, and students
  • Promote NMSI in your professional networks and support coach recruitment as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


What You Bring

  • Experience: Deep knowledge of content, pedagogy, and instruction, with at least four years of teaching experience in a given K-12 content/grade band.
  • College-Readiness Expertise: Strong familiarity and experience with state and national teaching standards as they relate to college-readiness standards, such as AP assessment frameworks, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Understand Effective Teaching and/or School Leadership: Immediate understanding of what effective teaching and or school leadership looks like and a deep commitment to the importance of effective and rigorous instruction.
  • Technology Proficiency: Ability to facilitate a learning experience in an online LMS such as Blackboard, Canvas, and/or Google Classroom. These skills include but are not limited to:

    • Ability to navigate and create course content in an LMS such as Blackboard and Google Classroom.
    • Ability to build a learning experience for teachers and students using content authoring tools such as Articulate.

  • Expert Communicator: The ability to communicate direct feedback compellingly inspires teachers and leaders to make immediate improvements to instruction that will accelerate their students' achievement-strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexible: You are comfortable working in an ambiguous environment with competing priorities. You have availability and/or flexibility in your schedule to support school-day events, as needed.
  • Growth Mindset: You learn from failure and crave feedback because you know that it makes you better; you are also eager to give feedback to your manager, team, and colleagues. You are committed to ongoing training and education in adult facilitation.
  • Committed: Ability to deliver up to 100+ hours of teacher, leader, and/or student-facing events over the course of the program year. Many events occur during the summer and on Saturdays, but some weekday school-year events may need to be facilitated.
  • Other Preferred Experience: STEM-based learning experience, experience in high-need schools or with high-need populations, and a proven track record of raising student achievement is preferred. AP Reader experience is preferred for Coaches who will work with AP teachers and students. Experience coaching teachers in modifying, adapting, or extending curricula to address student needs better and facilitating professional development

What We Offer

The minimum hourly rate for this position will be at least $30/hour. We take pay equity seriously and work hard to ensure our team members are paid fairly no matter their gender, race, or other demographic backgrounds. Part-time staff are eligible to participate in 401(k) after 90 days of employment, with up to a 6% employee match, fully vested on day one of participation in the plan. NMSI Coaches are provided ongoing opportunities to continue their professional learning through participation in our Coach Development Pathways. We strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff members can show up as their authentic selves.

Want to learn more? Go to www.nms.org/coaches

The National Math and Science Initiative is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming math and science education in today's classrooms and ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global economy of the 21st century. Founded in 2007, NMSI began by dramatically improving student participation and success in rigorous Advanced Placement math, science and English courses in 85 courses across seven states. Today, NMSI has scaled its proven program to serve more than 1.5 million students, 50,000 teachers, 1,000 high schools and 45 universities across 40 states and is having a demonstrable and lasting impact on student outcomes. Go to www.nms.org to learn more.

The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NMSI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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