NC New Teacher Support Program Instructional Coach (Time Limited)

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Working Title

NC New Teacher Support Program Instructional Coach (Time Limited)

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Main UNCW Campus


Outreach Watson College - 31402


Academic Affairs - 30000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The NC New Teacher Support Program ( NTSP ) Instructional Coach, affiliated with the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will manage a cohort of teachers assigned in one or more schools and/or school districts in the southeast region and will be assigned to these locations as needed. The Instructional Coach will work with beginning teachers to establish ambitious and inspiring vision and goals, plan purposefully, and engage in data-based problem solving to increase student achievement. Instructional Coaches will also play an integral role in developing the broader support program, working closely with NC NTSP staff, school and district leadership, UNC system Schools of Education, and others to ensure that the web of support is effective for new teachers.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Qualified applicants should demonstrate a history of and current leadership in public school education. Minimum requirements include:

• Master’s degree or higher in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, or a related area
• Current NC teaching license
• Minimum of five (5) years teaching experience leading diverse groups of students to achieve ambitious outcomes
• A strong record of measurable results as a classroom teacher
• A strong record of previous coaching and/or mentoring experience and leading adult professional development (e.g. as a workshop facilitator, mentor teacher, etc)
• Successful experiences in the field of education
• Strong written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of North Carolina’s educational systems, including a full understanding of PreK-12 education, and the role of NC’s institutions of higher education in teacher preparation
• Passion for teaching and for education and a belief that this program, the Instructional Coaches, the beginning teachers, and the students will be highly successful

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

• Demonstrated evidence of ways research, teaching, and service contribute to building and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities
• Demonstrated leadership while working in a public school/and or higher education setting
• Experience and direct knowledge of edTPA rubrics and effective models of teacher preparation from pre-service through induction
• Understanding of research, assessment, and evaluation strategies for educational programs
• Demonstrated talent and innovation as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, beginning teacher mentor and/or school/district leader
• Strong people and leadership skills
• Knowledge of pedagogy and adult learning theory; knowledge of federal and state education policies
• Demonstrated organizational and data management skills

Required Certifications or Licensures

• Current NC teaching license

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The NC New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP ) seeks to improve the knowledge and ability of beginning teachers by developing and executing intensive summer institutes, instructional coaching and support services, and professional development for beginning teachers. Under the direction of the UNC General Administration and in collaboration with institutions of higher education and Local Education Agencies, the NC NTSP provides research-based induction services delivered by master teachers and instructional coaches during a beginning teacher’s first, second, and third years of their career and manages and develops new teachers to envision and achieve results that ensure short and long term success of their students.

College/School Information

The Watson College of Education ( WCE ) ( is a rapidly growing college with over 65 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs, a newly developed laboratory school, and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region.

The Watson College of Education is committed to the essential and vital work of building a diverse professional community that – with intention and conviction – has at its center the inherent value of equity, inclusion, and social justice. As a college of education, we must be committed to the intrinsic value of all learners in all communities, who represent the totality of who we are as human beings. As we build, we must also dismantle racist and colonizing structures and practices in our college, at our university, and in our world. Therefore, we seek colleagues who will contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity inclusion, and social justice by sharing in our ongoing work and struggle to create the college and professional community our world needs.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

This position is time-limited with the possibility of continuation pending ongoing state funding of the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program.

In the cover letter candidates should speak specifically to the ways their professional knowledge, skills, and experience will contribute to building and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.

Months Per Year

12 Months

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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