Interim Elementary Instructional Coach

Washington, DC · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Washington, DC
Employment Type Temp Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation 54,000

About Urban Teachers 


Our mission is to improve educational and life outcomes of children in urban schools by preparing culturally competent, effective career teachers who accelerate student achievement and disrupt systems of racial and socioeconomic inequity. Urban Teachers accomplishes this by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state-of-the-art training, and linking their certification to their demonstration of effective teaching practices and skills. Our residents and teachers will provide the necessary proof points to make a national case for educator effectiveness and accountability. Learn more about Urban Teachers on our website:



Urban Teachers is recruiting an Interim Elementary Instructional Coach, with special education certification/experience and bi-lingual experience preferred, to provide high-quality coaching that develops effective teachers. For this position, a background or experience working with students who receive special education services is preferred. Coaching is a critical facet of our teacher development and clinically based program model. We provide three years of coaching support to ensure that our participants are fully engaged in their ongoing development and develop habits of practice that will serve them long into their teaching careers. Qualified individuals who are fully invested in Urban Teachers’ mission and vision and who thrive in supporting and preparing teachers who are growing in their anti-racist stance and their classroom practice are encouraged to apply. This is an 8-month position with a coaching roster of up to 16 participants for the duration of the interim period.


Urban Teachers is seeking experienced coaches to support our participants. Coaches have practice-based responsibilities throughout the school year. This position reports directly to the Lead Clinical Faculty and is part of the DC team led by the Director of Clinical Faculty. Instructional coaches are expected to demonstrate solid competencies across 5 domains:

  • Planning for coaching
    • Engage in the intellectual preparation for coaching work by reviewing teacher and student data, identifying areas of focus, building strong relationships with teachers and collaborating with colleagues, etc.
    • Implement the pre-observation coaching protocols at Urban Teachers in accordance with the established expectations and with identified technology (e.g., School Mint Grow)
  • Implementing coaching
    • Implement the coaching model at Urban Teachers in accordance with established protocols, expectations, and with the identified technology (e.g., School Mint Grow)
  • Providing Feedback for Growth
    • Provide verbal and written feedback in accordance with Urban Teachers protocols and expectations
    • Reliably evaluate participants’ teaching practice on the Urban Teachers’ Teacher Practice Rubric (TPR)
  • Demonstrating Professional Habits & Dispositions
    • Maintain appropriate and complete data on all program participants
    • Demonstrate respect, humility, and responsiveness to our participants, school partners, and the students and communities whom we serve
  • Committing to Excellence and Ongoing Learning
    • Engage in, and facilitate, ongoing professional learning and trainings; including, though not limited to, meeting the performance expectations for observer reliability
    • Collaborate with colleagues, Lead Clinical Faculty and Director of Clinical Faculty
    • Contribute to Urban Teachers’ professional community, including posting work, uploading videos of coaching, attending faculty and team meetings and professional development, and teaming with others in support of participants
    • Provide ongoing feedback on the quality of curriculum and programmatic support

Target Start Date: As soon as possible.  Posting closed September 16th


Location:  Washington, DC


Compensation:  $54,000 & is subject to a geographic differential which could increase or decrease it by 4% or 8% depending on city of residence. We are an anti-racist organization that prioritizes equity so we do not negotiate salaries.


Covid-19 Vaccination requirement:  All Urban Teachers employees, including those working remotely, must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.  New employees will be required to show proof of vaccination before they begin their role.  There will be exemptions for medical or religious reasons (exemptions must be approved by HR).



  • A graduate degree (M.A. or higher) related to education;
  • At least 3 years K-12 instructional experience in the content area;
  • Experience in urban public education as a teacher, staff developer, and/or administrator;
  • Extensive knowledge of the content and pedagogical content knowledge in the relevant discipline;
  • Skills in group facilitation and mentoring; experience with problem-solving/internship programs, e.g. developing novice teachers.

Application Materials

  • Resume / CV that includes thorough information on prior employment related to education (especially any prior experience doing professional development, working with prospective teachers, or other work related to K-12 education)
  • Educational background (i.e., degrees)
  • Information on teacher certification status
  • Three references (with contact information)

To Apply:
Applicants must provide a letter of interest, current resume / CV, and three professional academic references.

Interview Process

  • Submission of application materials
  • Video interview submission
  • Interviewing both on the phone and virtual and/or in-person with Urban Teachers Faculty Leadership and content team
  • Demonstrating the ability to gather appropriate evidence and provide feedback for growth on a participant’s practice
  • Performance task or Developing a lesson plan on a core concept or topic 

  • Fingerprinting and background check per state requirements


Urban Teachers Values 



Children are the center of our work. We rely on the communities we serve to guide and inform the decisions we make about our curriculum, program and practice.


We are committed to ongoing knowledge seeking, reflection, and action to deliberately oppose racism.  We are an inclusive organization that values the diversity of people, backgrounds and perspectives. We are active allies who pursue justice in the communities in which we live and work.


We are dedicated to continuous improvement, innovation and excellence. We strive to be on the forefront of what is best for teacher education and students based on research and practice.


We value each other as whole people. We are servant leaders who foster a supportive working environment that is empathetic and caring, and values direct, constructive feedback.


EOE Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Washington, DC
  • Employment Type
    Temp Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation