SAReads Program Facilitator (posted 7/3/2018)
Start Date: As early as the week of July 24, 2018
Job Type: Full-Time
Hours: M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM
Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000
Position open until filled.
The SAReads Program Facilitator (“Facilitator”) reports directly to the Literacy San Antonio Executive Director and is responsible for supporting K-5 staff at partner school(s) to implement the SAReads teacher training program. The Facilitator will work directly with professional trainers and school principals, academic coaches, and teachers to facilitate the systematic implementation of Science-Based Reading Instruction (SBRI) in partner schools. The Facilitator will also work with administrators, teachers and the SAReads trainer to collect and analyze data to guide instructional decisions. The Facilitator assists the development of new initiatives, such as expanding education partnerships and teacher training programs.
The Facilitator is responsible for a number of external facing functions including collaborating with education partners to strengthen programs and outcomes. This position requires a combination of strong analytical and interpersonal skills. This is a full-time, exempt position, hired by and directly accountable to the Executive Director.
- Promote an open, professional attitude toward SAReads activities.
- Assume responsibility for all progress in literacy for all students in participating grades.
- Cooperate in the collection of data relevant to both program evaluation and monitoring students’ progress.
- Work to achieve a comprehensive curriculum of the highest standards.
- Assists the SAReads literacy teams with planning and/or leading monthly grade-level team meeting to conduct business specific to the grade, including differentiated coaching, using assessment data for planning instruction, and developing instructional materials for small group instruction.
- Attends weekly SAReads literacy team meetings to increase knowledge of scientifically-based reading instruction.
- Dedicates time to observing the SAReads literacy teams during the literacy block. Activities include classroom modeling, coaching, and interpretation of district-, school- and project-based assessments.
- Assist in selecting and adapting instructional materials and assessments.
- Works with SAReads literacy teams to provide guidance to teachers in using assessment data to plan effective early intervention for students demonstrating a need for additional support.
- Provide leadership in grade-level team meetings (when/if possible) and professional learning communities (“PLCs”)..
- Work toward mastery of the reading components including Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.
- Demonstrate a high level of commitment to helping teachers implement research-based instructional methods and assessments in their classrooms.
- Use assessment to plan instruction and monitor student growth.
- Attend and participate in SAReads professional development.
- Administer Teacher Knowledge Survey for pre- and post-project data.
- Facilitate program implementation with SBRI trainer, school administrators, principal, and teachers; Build positive relations with the team and external partners.
- Create a calendar for training sessions and key program dates.
- Assist with training delivery to teachers.
- Monitor & measure program fidelity & efficacy; ensure SBRI quality standards are met by instructional coaches and teachers during reading instruction.
- Maintain inventory of program materials and identify new materials as needed.
- Work with the principal(s) and academic coaches at elementary school(s) to facilitate a campus-wide focus on goals for reading achievement.
- Establish regular channels for communication between administrators, teachers and the SBRI trainer.
- Facilitate professional development and instructional coaching at elementary school(s).
- Research and catalog SBRI resources to provide to participating teachers
- Prepare materials needed for program implementation; Develop teacher training materials and videos as needed.
- Coordinate with district administrators to develop long term plan for program.
Data Management & Analysis The School-Based Facilitator will assist with the following:
- Develop a system for data analysis, surveys, and banking stories to share with the community and funders.
- Observe and collect data regarding teacher implementation of SBRI in classroom instruction and teacher knowledge of SBRI; Assess program performance to improve delivery.
- Accurate reporting of program impact.
- Collection & analysis of reading proficiency data.
- Collection & analysis of reading instruction observations.
Marketing & Communication
- Assist with the design and content of videos, brochures, website, grants and other key communications regarding the teacher training and the importance of SBRI.
- Present SAReads strategy and impact to community and media as needed.
- Draft, review and edit documents (including funding proposals and reports) that pertain to the program as needed.
- Assist with SAReads events as needed.
Minimum Education, Experience & Training Equivalent
- Degree in Education with emphasis in reading instruction. Advanced degree preferred.
- Experience coaching teachers and working with district leadership to drive system change preferred.
- At least 5 years professional experience.
Qualifications (Skills, Abilities, Licenses)
Ideal candidates will bring to the position a variety of attributes, knowledge and skills, including:
- Passion for the SAReads mission and ability to communicate the mission the community
- Relationship-builder who can comfortably connect with organization and community partners, donors, and the board of directors.
- Knowledge of literacy issues and needs in San Antonio.
- Excellent organizational skills
- Manage time appropriately and effectively prioritize duties and activities.
- Collaborative team player.
- Ability to work independently.
- Multitask with attention to detail.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong computer skills and willingness to learn new software systems.
- Able to adapt to change and respond to unexpected occurrences.
- Bilingual skills a plus.
- Frequent driving (to and from office and schools, local businesses and university)
- Frequent proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.
- Ability to communicate effectively within the workplace: read and write using the primary language within the workplace.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time, up to and including 2-4 hours a day. Ability to sit for extended periods of time, up to and including 6-8 hours a day.