Dignitas is a leading education development organization. We use an innovative training and coaching approach to empower schools and educators in marginalized communities to transform students’ opportunities.
Reporting to Senior Leadership Coach, the Leadership Coach is responsible for improving teaching and learning across his/her portfolio of schools by strengthening the ability of school leaders to build the trust, systems, and collaborative leadership capacity necessary for all learners to thrive. The Leadership Coach is charged with facilitating change in schools by supporting leaders so that they can model excellence in effective pedagogy and teacher development. The Leadership Coach is responsible for fostering the ethical and effective leadership both in individual school leaders and leadership teams. These goals will be achieved through modeling, co-planning, providing feedback, and facilitating reflective conversations with school leaders and teams. Finally, the Leadership Coach will be instrumental in the facilitation and design of professional development workshops.
Below are the primary functions and responsibilities of the Leadership Coach position. However, Dignitas expects that s/he will perform other duties as requested and required to enable the goals of the organization.
Leadership Coach Job Responsibilities
Observe instruction, staff meetings and peer observation debriefs and facilitate reflection and feedback sessions at school sites to support learning-centered leadership
Support the development of tools and resources in instructional delivery, pedagogy, and classroom management for school leaders
Co-plan staff meetings, professional development sessions with school leaders
Guide school leaders in their creation of systems for school finances, classroom lessons, staff meetings and observations
Support school leaders to create teacher work groups to encourage learning, work analysis, observation, and practice refinement
Continuously measure, document, reflect upon, and adjust professional learning opportunities
Support curriculum development and implement sessions to train and develop school leaders
Remain current with on-going research and proven leadership development and school improvement practices
Provide support to other team members to achieve targets for school improvement
Support monitoring and evaluation systems
Qualifications for the Leadership Coach Job
At least 2 years of successful teaching experience, with the ability to self-identify areas of strength and weakness as an educator
School leadership experience strongly preferred (i.e. Head Teacher)
Experience coaching or supporting teachers strongly preferred
Experience working with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders
Experience in development, preparation, and presentation of professional development workshops or group facilitation
Superior problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
Excellent communication skills, particularly listening skills and high emotional intelligence
Commitment to learning and willingness to apply new ways of thinking to address entrenched challenges
Ability to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
Fluent written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Unyielding belief that all children can learn at high levels
Deep interest in and understanding of adult learners
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
Submit a current CV and three references to Dignitas offices in-person, mail, or email complete applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please answer the questions below as part of your application (Your response for all three questions should not exceed two pages)
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Please include “Leadership Coach Application” and your name as the subject of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis – thus, early applications are highly encouraged.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please, no phone calls.
Dignitas is an equal opportunity employer