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High School Instructional Coach

school
Green Hills Academy
location
Kigali, Rwanda
Start date
Start August 2024
1
  • High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or a closely related field, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Five years of successful Secondary School teaching experience required, preferably in an IB school
  • Successful leadership and mentoring/coaching experience preferred
  • English proficiency required, French proficiency preferred 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of IB or constructivist principles and practices of instruction, curriculum, professional development, and assessment 
  • Knowledge of coaching models and resources focused on support of standards-based instruction
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to impart knowledge and understanding about effective teaching practices to others
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and concisely in oral and written form
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and professional working relationships with  Individuals, groups, and public and private agency personnel
  • Ability to motivate, challenge and guide others in the improvement of educational goals
  • Ability to utilize reflective coaching in content and pedagogy
  • Ability to plan, organize and conduct coaching activities

To be discussed after the interview.

The role of the Instructional Coach is to build educator capacity and help educators continuously improve their instructional practices in line with International Baccalaureate (IB) pedagogy. The Instructional Coach models continuous improvement and helps educators and learners improve. Moreover, the Instructional Coach promotes reflection, provides guidance and structure where needed, and focuses on strengths, collaboration, and issues of concern. The Instructional Coach is responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching, and providing feedback to educators. The Instructional Coach demonstrates and models a passion for education, and learner and educator success. 

Responsibilities 

  • Assist educators by coaching them on how to improve their teaching practice and learner performance 
  • Develop a trusting and reflective professional partnership with educators
  • Provide regular classroom based coaching support to each educator 
  • Model and demonstrate effective instructional practices
  • Coach and assist educators with curriculum development, classroom management,  instructional strategies, assessment of learner performance
  • Help educators improve their ability to understand, plan and assess learner progress toward meeting standards
  • Improve educator's content knowledge, management, and instructional strategies to better address the needs of all learners in a positive environment
  • Support administrators in curriculum and instructional leadership
  • Facilitate PLC and provides opportunities for peer reflection, collaboration and  coaching
  • Visit classes and observe all educators a minimum of one time per year 
  • Observe educators new to GHA and those who are performing at an unsatisfactory or basic level as determined by Principals, Vice Principals, and Head of School through observations and feedback forms more than once per year and as often as necessary for educators to achieve proficient performance levels
  • Provide feedback to administrators on IB program effectiveness
  • Participate in IB program evaluation processes
  • Participate in orientation and professional development activities for educators
  • Take a leadership role in professional development activities
  • Establish and maintain clear communication and cooperative working relationships  with a variety of educators and groups
  • Prepare reports and maintain program files and record-keeping systems for accountability
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and use of instructional strategies for working with  the diverse needs of learners in multiple content areas
  • Plan and record monthly work schedule in electronic calendar at least 30  days in advance

 

General Responsibilities

  • Support, model, and promote the school mission and vision
  • Remain up to date with relevant pedagogy and current practices
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, and confidentiality, and report all concerns to the appropriate person
  • Maintain actively involved in a program of professional development to improve practice
  • Create and manage relevant documentation and other administrative requirements 
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with learners, parents, educators, and support staff 
  • Attend meetings and participate in events as required  
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as required by the Principal
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Green Hills Academy is an International Baccalaureate World School located in Rwanda, serving more than 2,200 learners from over 60 countries. Established in 1997 with 130 learners, GHA has grown steadily over the years. Green Hills Academy is authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization to offer the Primary Years Programme for learners in Nursery 1 to Grade 5, the Middle Years Programme for learners in Grades 6 to 10, the Diploma and Career-related Programmes for learners in Grades 11 and 12. Our school is also the only school in Rwanda with Label France Education accreditation, helping learners pursue further education and careers in Francophone countries. IB World Schools shares a common philosophy and commitment to providing a high-quality, challenging, international education that prepares learners for further study in university and fulfilling lives.

We develop our learners into principled, lifelong learners and internationally-minded global citizens who contribute to creating a more peaceful and sustainable World. 

Green Hills Academy offers two options for learners from Nursery through Middle School. Parents can choose the English track, where students study all content areas in English, and French and Kinyarwanda as additional languages. Alternatively, parents can choose our bilingual French/English or 50/50 program in which learners spend approximately half their time learning in English and the other half in French.

Situated within a lush 26-acre campus in the heart of Kigali, Green Hills Academy's facilities include spacious classrooms, a gymnasium, pool, music, and band room, dining hall, soccer field, and boarding houses for learners in Grades 7 to 12.

Located in Rwanda, our school offers more than just a quality education. With its safety, thriving organic food culture, and pleasant climate, Rwanda is the ideal country for a well-rounded educational journey. 

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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