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Senior Coach, District Partnerships

  • Date Posted
    • 6.2.22
  • Organization
    • EL Education
  • Role
    • Instructional Coaching
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • California (Travel 40%)


EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) is expanding the definition of student achievement in diverse communities across the country. We create great public schools where they are needed most, inspiring teachers and students to achieve more than they thought possible.

Originating over 20 years ago through the collaboration of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound, EL Education's research-based approach inspires teachers and challenges students, transforming education in thousands of schools and districts across the country through a unique combination of rigor and joy in learning. Our impressive results encompass high academic achievement and college readiness as well as pride in the mastery of complex, authentic work, and the passion and capacity to contribute to a better world.

As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, we work with all kinds of schools: district, charter, elementary and secondary, serving populations that reflect the diversity of our country. We create powerful resources--including an open source literacy curriculum that has already been downloaded by teachers over six million times--and share an award-winning portfolio of educator-developed professional development and instructional resources with our 150+ school partners in 39 states, serving over 50,000 students. For more information, visit http://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

Boldly invite and lead discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion that lead to disruption of historical patterns of inequity

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

In concert with Curriculum Design Team and Program Team, support the localization of EL Education’s instructional model and curriculum

In conjunction with the Director, Partnerships, 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

Liaise with the Curriculum Design Team to understand deeply the research, design, and theory of action of EL Education’s curriculum and instructional model

Service to Team & Organization

Content Creation

Manage projects specific to district partnerships, including creating resources, delegating work, tracking communications, overseeing delivery, and documenting outcomes

Work closely with the Program Team to codify high-quality professional development materials in service of partners

Support the creation and development of proposals and presentations (responses to RFP’s for curriculum, state level presentations, etc.)

Support Data Tracking and Impact of Professional Learning

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

Work closely with the Research Team to develop and apply progress monitoring tools and measure impact

National Facilitation

Represent EL Education with teachers and district and building-level leaders in meetings, information sessions and presentations

Provide professional development and presentations to diverse audiences at the school, district, and national levels


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%


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.


The anticipated start date for this position is June 2021. 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 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 gender, race, color, ethnicity, disability, or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. EOE