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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2871497
  • Application Deadline: December 26, 2099
  • Re-posted : November 30, 2017
  • Starting Date: November 29, 2017

Job Description

At Acero Schools, we are what we believe.


Achievement – We set goals and do what it takes to achieve them.

Community – We contribute to, respect and serve in our communities.

Excellence – We expect our best and strive to make our best even better.

Resilience – We learn and grow through adversity and challenges.

Optimism – We believe in our ability to create the future we envision.

Position Description

Instructional Coach

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: Principal

How to Apply:

Position Overview


The Instructional Coach’s sole purpose is to support teachers in their implementation of the Acero Schools curriculum and their execution of effective, data-driven instructional methods. The Instructional Coach facilitates the development of teachers’ skills and knowledge, further building each individual’s capacity in order to achieve the Acero School’s annual academic goals (both in terms of student growth and achievement).


The Instructional Coach builds teacher capacity through consistent coaching, continually improving the quality of teaching at Acero Schools and, thereby, improving student achievement. Through regular classroom observations, lesson plan critiques, and one-on-one meetings, the Instructional Coach provides individual teachers with consistent feedback regarding areas of strength and areas in which the teacher needs to improve. Throughout this process, the Instructional Coach also collects robust observation data and works closely with the Principal to plan for professional development.

While Instructional Coaches do not work directly with students, they are also responsible for coaching teachers in building meaningful, long-lasting relationships with students – the foundation of an Acero Schools student’s education.

Core Responsibilities

Teacher Performance and Support:

  • Collaborates directly with designated group of teachers to improve student achievement.
  • Ensures teacher improvement in order to achieve student goals, school goals, and key performance indicators.
  • Provides detailed teacher feedback in the following areas: student discipline, classroom management, assessment, data analysis, instructional planning, instructional delivery, and utilization of curriculum resources.
  • Identifies specific areas of improvement for each teacher, developing a Professional Growth Plan with them, supporting the implementation of the plan, and evaluating the teacher’s progress in meeting each goal included in the plan.
  • Analyzes teacher, student, and school data to give direction to teachers and provide accountability for teacher impact on student growth and performance.
  • Counsels the Principal regarding the ability of individual teachers’ to improve student achievement; provides Principal with data that drives decision-making for Teacher Performance Improvement Plans, annual contract renewal, and/or termination.
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and special projects as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • Master’s Degree or higher in education or related field (preferred)


  • Minimum three years teaching experience (required)
  • Minimum one year of school leadership or management experience strongly (preferred)
  • Proven track record of academic progress of students under his/her leadership
  • Ability to articulate best instructional practices for driving student achievement


  • Illinois Professional Educator’s License or equivalent (preferred)
  • Illinois Administrative Certification strongly (preferred)

Physical Demands

Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment.  Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files.  Physically demands require the ability to stand, bend, reach high and low, stoop, and walk around the classroom 60% of the day.  In addition, walking up and down stairs several times a day.  Must be able to lift 15 to 20 pounds for short periods of time and push and pull 15 to 20 lbs. 


Working Conditions

Majority of work performed in a general office environment.  Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties.  Also requires participation and attendance at organization-sponsored events and meetings.


NOTE: The foregoing list of essential duties and responsibilities is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.


Acero Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals. Acero Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
    Administrator > Assistant/Deputy Superintendent
    Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
    Administrator > Special Education Director
    Administrator > Superintendent
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Athletics & Activities > Coaching
  • Contact Information

    • Elizabeth Hammel
    • 209 W. Jackson Blvd
    • Ste 500
    • Chicago, Illinois 60606

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