Chicago, IL, United States
Nov 19, 2020
Mar 04, 2021
National Louis University’s Undergraduate College is seeking Field Coaches: Early Childhood and Elementary Education
to join our team, beginning in Fall Term (September 2020)
Who we are:
We are a team of dedicated educators who have been working together to build an amazing new Instructional Model that supports first-generation students with a focus on the holistic student. This undergraduate experience is in its fourth year serving students at National Louis University. We have grown consistently each year and this year we serve almost two thousand students, with an anticipated 600 new Freshmen next year! We work fearlessly to educate and retain our students. As a result, we have exceeded national benchmarks through our approach to appreciative advising and data-driven, personalized instruction. Our educational model is student-focused, expects excellence, provides personalized support in a data-driven environment, while grounded by pillars of continuous improvement and innovation to structure our work.
Who you are:
You are ready to: Make an Impact.
Each and every day National Louis University changes lives. You want to be a part of that meaningful innovation. You are someone that will always look for creative ways for students to earn success. We know this work is challenging, but we are in it together.
Ownership and Quality of Work: Effectively manages own work, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality work within a fast paced environment.
Organizational Commitment: Passionate, energetic, and driven to make a difference; Acts with honesty, integrity, and professionalism; Self-reflective, focused on development, and makes regular progress on development areas; Learns from mistakes and setbacks; Is adaptable and welcomes change.
Upward Management: Engages at appropriate level with supervisor in defining desired outcomes, providing status updates, and obtaining input as to ongoing project direction and process; Keeps commitments and meets deadlines without the need for reminders; Proactively shares information in a timely manner.
Collaboration: Works with colleagues, from across the organization, toward achieving common goals by sharing knowledge, learning, and building consensus. Proactively identifies relevant stakeholders and engages colleagues as needed to achieve goals.
Communication: Uses effective written and oral communication with internal staff, teams, community served, and partners; demonstrates empathy and listening.
Meet regularly with students and observe them in the classroom setting focusing on a student’s dispositional development as a novice teacher.
Provide supports to students through coaching by using a strengths based approach to learning.
If appropriate for the experience, observe student teaching a lesson to children, providing verbal and written feedback to the student afterwards, focusing on coaching for improved performance as opposed to “rating” or “supervising” the student in the field.
Complete a mid-term and final Field Appraisal on the student during each term that student is coached.
Attend university meetings
Collaborate with faculty team to develop an effective student experience for students.
Empower students to develop competency by sharing a passion for the subject and skills being taught.
Communicate professionally and relate well to others.
Maintain current knowledge of field.
Identify gaps between student needs and existing resources and services; generate creative resolutions.
Passionate about working with a highly diverse student body.
Agile and creative in pedagogy and student support.
Prepared, yet flexible.
Empathetic, yet structured.
Ability to differentiate support based on student needs.
Willing and able to use data to inform coaching.
Effective adult collaboration skills, able to work in teams to support student success.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
5 years’ experience teaching in one or more of the following areas:
Grades 1-6, Special Education
Content area expertise in one or more of the following areas: Pre-K curriculum and content, grades 1-6 literacy/reading, grades 1-6 math, grades 1-6 science, grades 1-6 social studies
5 years experience working as a coach or mentor with novice teachers
Extensive knowledge of pre-school systems in Illinois, school systems, licensure in Illinois and how to support the development of professional teaching dispositions
Flexibility and availability during the day to meet with students virtually and in the field to help support their development and growth as high quality teacher candidates
Availability to travel locally
Experience working with under served and underrepresented learners
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
Please attach scanned or downloaded copies of official transcripts for all graduate and terminal degrees completed and for all relevant graduate coursework. Official documentation from the university(ies) via mail or e-transcript may be required if approved to teach any course(s).
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Website : http://www.nl.edu