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Senior Coach, District Partnerships

  • Date Posted
    • 4.12.22
  • Organization
    • EL Education
  • Role
    • Instructional Support
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Remote location; travel required (up to 40%)


EL Education is a national nonprofit partnering with K-12 educators to transform public schools and districts into hubs of opportunity for all students to achieve excellent equitable outcomes. EL Education is guided by a vision of education equity and student potential, by a reimagined definition of student achievement, and offers research-proven resources and practices, including the acclaimed EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum, Core Practices, and aligned professional learning. EL Education was founded in 1991 and currently serves 440,000 students in diverse communities across the country. Learn more at ELEducation.org.


The Senior Coach, District Partnerships works closely with the Director, Partnerships to ensure high-quality delivery of contracted services to district partners to maximize impact. The Senior Senior Coach, District Partnerships works cross-functionally, collaborating with other members of the District Partnerships Team and other teams within EL (Research, Program, Product, Curriculum Design, etc.) to ensure a comprehensive and coherent approach to achieving impact goals. S/he will design and facilitate high-quality professional development within partnerships and will support the Director, Curriculum Partnerships in preparing partnership staff to do the same. S/he is responsible for maintaining a high level of expertise related to EL Education’s intellectual property, facilitation techniques and instructional model. This is a full-time, national position that reports to the Director, Partnerships.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Service to Partners

  • In conjunction with the Director, Partnerships, support strategic planning and the development and execution of large district partnership contracts and work plans
  • Build relationships with partner school and district leaders
  • Manage projects specific to district partnerships, including creating resources, delegating work, tracking communications, overseeing delivery, and documenting outcomes
  • In concert with Curriculum Design Team and Program Team, support the localization of EL Education’s instructional model and curriculum
  • Manage the planning and execution of large-scale district professional development events (e.g., summer PD)
  • In conjunction with the Director, Partnerships, support progress monitoring and continuous improvement for equity to achieve impact with partners
  • In conjunction with Directors, support the development and execution of networked improvement communities within and among district partnerships
  • Support, mentor, and empower coaches in implementation of the EL Education instructional model and curriculum with partner districts in service of achieving partner impact goals and outcomes and school-based coaching
  • Boldly invite and lead discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion that lead to disruption of historical patterns of inequity
  • Provide professional development and presentations to diverse audiences at the school, district, and national levels

Service to Team & Organization

  • Contribute to the ongoing refinement of EL Education’s district strategy
  • Work closely with other Senior Coaches, District Partnerships to share information and track manifestation of district strategy across partners
  • Liaise with the Curriculum Design Team to understand deeply the research, design, and theory of action of EL Education’s curriculum and instructional model
  • Work closely with the Program Team to codify high-quality professional development materials in service of partners
  • Work closely with the Research Team to develop and apply progress monitoring tools and measure impact
  • Support the creation and development of proposals and presentations (responses to RFP’s for curriculum, state level presentations, etc.)
  • Represent EL Education with teachers and district and building-level leaders in meetings, information sessions and presentations


A successful candidate will have:

Experience & Knowledge

  • Masters Degree in education or literacy preferred
  • Teaching experience (at least 5 years); school or district leadership experience
  • Expertise in EL Education’s curriculum materials and instructional model; curriculum design experience preferred
  • Knowledge of best instructional practice specifically in K-8 literacy
  • Experience with leading /coordinating school- or district-wide implementation of literacy curricula
  • Experience successfully planning complex, long-term projects
  • A track record of strong facilitation of professional development
  • Experience in creation of professional development agendas and content

Attributes & Skills

  • Passion for EL Education’s mission
  • Unequivocal conviction that EL’s curriculum will help fulfill on our mission and support student achievement
  • Able to quickly develop relationships based on trust with team members and partners
  • A collaborative, entrepreneurial, and flexible professional orientation to work
  • Data-driven and results-oriented approach
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (phone, email, video conference, etc.)
  • Expertise with a wide variety of online tools and programs (Google suite, Adobe Connect, Zoom, etc.)
  • Ability to travel frequently between district partners


  • Travel will be required up to 40


  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment, absent an approved medical or religious accommodation.


We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a wide variety of benefits, including paid-time-off, 403b match, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, etc.


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Please submit your resume and one page cover letter in MS Word or PDF format by applying on our website.

In your cover letter, identify the position you are applying for and how you heard of the job opening and EL Education. No phone calls please. EL Education will respond only to finalist candidates.


EL Education seeks individuals of all diverse backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. EL Education provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or citizenship status, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and parental status, HIV status, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, status as a veteran, or physical or mental disability or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. EOE

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