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Coordinating Teacher, ESL (K-5)

Employer
Wake County Public Schools
Location
United States
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

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Overview:

POSITION TITLE (Oracle title)

COORDINATING TEACHER

WORKING TITLE

Coordinating Teacher-English as a Second Language

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT

English as a Second Language (ESL)

LOCATION

Crossroads I, Cary, NC

PAY GRADE

Classroom Teacher (Not eligible for National Board pay)

FLSA STATUS

Exempt

ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

No-End date June 30, 2024

WORK WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday-Friday (occasional evenings and weekends) Position is available for a Hybrid Telework workweek

POSITION PURPOSE:

Provides support to ESL teachers to enhance the quality of ESL instruction. Designs and delivers professional development for ESL teachers and content area teachers. Serves as a liaison between ESL and other Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) departments to inform the teaching of English language learner students and to implement language supports across grade levels and subject areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
  • Extensive knowledge of curriculum and best practices;
  • Extensive knowledge of English language development pedagogy and literacy;
  • Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; Google Apps;
  • Effective time management skills;
  • Ability to design and deliver professional learning;
  • Ability to evaluate professional learning sessions to ensure topics and information are being implemented;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form in English and Spanish using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure the appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts, and feedback;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school system staff, staff members of external funding agencies, and the community.


EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university in education, English as a Second Language, or related field;
  • Three years of ESL teaching experience in a public school setting;
  • Experience designing and delivering professional learning;
  • Other combinations of applicable education, training and experience which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.


CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Must hold or be eligible for a North Carolina professional educators license with licensure in English as a Second Language;
  • Must hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operators license according to the State of North Carolina requirements.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Masters degree in English as a Second Language or related field;
  • Experience as a middle school ESL teacher.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Provides supplemental support to ESL teachers to enhance the quality of ESL instruction; conducts a minimum of one school visit to each assigned school annually.
  2. Serves as a liaison between ESL and other WCPSS departments to determine best practices for teaching English learners and to implement practices for equitable access across grade levels and subject areas, including developing and delivering collaborative professional learning opportunities for teachers.
  3. Works collaboratively with the ESL team to design and deliver professional learning for ESL teachers and content area teachers; reports progress of efforts to support schools and special projects to the Senior Administrator and Director of ESL on a regular basis.
  4. Establishes and maintains open communication with other WCPSS departments to inform the teaching of English learners and development of curricular supports, grade levels, and subject areas; participates as a partner in middle school district initiatives, as assigned.
  5. Performs other related duties, as assigned.


WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job operates in a professional office environment and has a noise level of mostly low to moderate. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The position, at times, must be able to come into direct contact with school system staff and staff members of external funding agencies, and the community. Work is considered light physical work, requiring the exertion of up to ten pounds of force.

EFFECTIVE DATE:10/2023

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this position. They are not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required by the employees assigned to this position. This description may be revised by HR and approved at any time.

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