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Zuni Language and Culture Instructional Support Coach

at Zuni Public School District

Posted: 9/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 737
Keywords: coach

Job Description

Job Description

Position:                      Zuni Native Language & Culture Instructional Support Coach

Reports to:                  District Bilingual Director

Site:                             Site Specific   (Elementary/Middle/High Schools)

FLSA:                           Non-Exempt

Contract Length:        9 Month/188 days


To improve student achievement in the Zuni Native language and culture. The coach will help to build the Zuni Language teacher capacity and their understanding of the Zuni Language and culture instructional practices by utilizing best practices and the Zuni Language standards and curriculum. They will assist the director in the deployment and maintenance of district initiatives.  

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must have a NM Native American Language and Culture Certificate (520);
    • Bachelors of Arts or Applied Science Degree preferred;
    • Ability to complete requirements of th ESSA formally the No Child Left Behind;
    • Knowledge of Zuni culture, tradition, customs and language;
    • Experience with computers with the ability to enter data in computers, utilize SMART Board and Microsoft Office programs(s);
    • Experience in creating lesson plans, tracking information and records management skills;
    • Must be fluent in the English and Zuni language. Ability to communicate with students both orally and in writing in both English and Zuni Languages;
    • Must have skills in establishing and maintaining effective educational relationships with students;
    • Ability to be confidential;
  • Able to perform the following essential duties, physical and mental functions and utilize the essential equipment of the position with or without reasonable accommodation;

Instruction Coaching/Mentoring Duties:

  • Assist teachers in recognizing culturally responsive strategies related direction to the Zuni population;
  • Encourage teachers in maintaining a positive demeanor in the presence of students, peers, and community;
  • Work with teachers in their classrooms to improve instructional strategies through a collaborative coaching model for greater student achievement;
  • Provide ongoing professional development to staff in consultation with the Principal;
  • Provide constructive feedback to teachers in their approach and instruction;
  • Facilitate conversations among teachers that result in a common understanding of state and common core standards;
  • Provide guidance to teachers in the use of data to inform instruction;
  • Assist teachers with all required district incentives and requirements;
  • Manage time appropriately;
  • Create a positive atmosphere that promotes cooperation with the administration, parents, co-workers, and students;
  • Model instructional strategies and techniques in classrooms as appropriate;
  • Assist teachers in the development and implementation of appropriate classroom management strategies while maintaining high expectations for student behavior;
  • Facilitate professional learning communities;
  • Utilize google docs in coaching as well as train others how to utilize google docs;
  • Assist staff in analyzing data to inform instruction;
  • May coordinate the SAT process or assist in the process;
  • Perform classroom observations regularly in coordination with the Principal;
  • Prepare for and provide workshops and trainings. This consists of creating, developing and publishing materials as needed as well as disseminating information and using data;
  • Conduct school/classroom visits in coordination of with the Principal to support instructional staff toward implementing professional development concepts and skills into practice in their classrooms;
  • Work to improve classroom instructional strategies, providing opportunities for peer observations, and/or team-teaching;
  • Provide technical assistance to teachers and educational assistants on the 3-Tiered Evaluation System and completion of the Professional Development Dossier required for advancement to Level II or Level III;
  • Assists instructional staff in locating classroom materials and resources to supplement the district curriculum and meet the needs of students;
  • Provide mentoring support and weekly monitoring of teachers to assist them in meeting the teaching competencies at their license level;
  • Develop mentoring induction program in collaboration with Principal and District Administration;
  • Identify teachers for mentoring support in collaboration with Principal;
  • May cover the classroom as assigned;
  • Implement instructional strategies in coordination with the Principal;

Administrative Duties:

  • Compiles and submits a variety of weekly, monthly and year end reports as required;
  • Maintain familiarity with current educational issues through a process of ongoing personal development;
  • Comply with Board policies and administrative regulations;
  • Coordinate all necessary state and local assessments;
  • Be available to parents, students, administration, and peers outside the school day as necessary;
  • May make site or home visits when needed and appropriate;
  • May perform duties as required for the organization’s success and will occasionally perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Serve on district Committees as appointed, delegated, or requested;
  • Provide test preparation and coursework support to assist instructional staff in meeting the Every Student Succeed Act Highly Qualified status


Physical Functions:

  • Stand, sit, talk and listen for long periods of time;
  • Reaching, squatting, kneeling, and moving light furniture may be required;
  • Use repetitive hand, arm and finger motions;
  • Reaches with hands and arms, bend and turns neck frequently;
  • Lift up to 40 pounds on occasion, 20 pounds frequently;
  • Walk for on even and uneven surfaces;
  • Sits at a computer with arms bent and typing for various periods of time;
  • Work in a school environment with varying temperatures and noises;
  • Operates vehicle & equipment with finger(s), hand(s), foot and eye coordination.

Mental Functions:

  • Read information in various formats, research information and present information in oral and written form;
  • Must be able stay focused and handle interruptions with professionalism and patience;
  • Must be able to handle difficult people and difficult situations in a pleasant manner;
  • Must be able to provide people directions to school sites;
  • Must be able to follow policies, procedures, rules, regulations and processes;
  • Must be able to complete job assignment independently & inter-dependently, with little direct supervision.

Essential Equipment:

  • Operate office equipment, computer, scanner, printer, calculator, smart board, phone, etc.;
  • Operate a vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license;

Primary Location: District Wide - Central Office

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Donavan Yazzie
Title Directo of Human Resources
Phone 505-782-5511
Email donavan.yazzie@zpsd.org

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, June 17, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)