Media and Instructional Coach
The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. Over the past decade, EVC has partnered with hundreds of schools, school networks, community-based organizations, museums, colleges and out-of-school programs.
EVC Professional Development Programs: Professional Development Programs provide K-12 teachers and after-school educators with week long summer institutes, weekend and after-school workshops, curriculum resources and in-class coaching to integrate EVC’s methodology into the classroom. Programs are based on EVC's 28 years of experience and published curriculum, Youth-Powered Video: A Hands On Curriculum for Teaching Documentary.
Media and Instructional Coach Position: Media and Instructional Coaches support teachers in the implementation of video projects within classroom and afterschool settings through pre-class conferences, team- teaching, modeling, observing and debriefing sessions. Media and Instructional Coaches are responsible for assisting teachers to: 1) Establish and monitor their professional development goals that reflect EVC’s core methodology of engagement, literacy and civic journalism, 2) Develop a production schedule and curriculum adapted from EVC’s Youth Powered Video resource with lesson plans that reflect the Common Core Standards; and 3) Create a classroom “microculture” of youth media production.
- Weekly or Biweekly Coaching sessions as stipulated by EVC’s contract with the school or funder, supporting the teacher through pre-class conferences, team-teaching, modeling, observing and debriefing sessions.
- A production outline/ adapted curriculum for each class aligned to the Common Core Standards
- Developing a Work Plan in collaboration with the teacher to clarify professional development goals, and evaluating progress toward agreed-upon goals on a monthly basis
- Assist teachers present professional inquiries for school staff
- Supporting teachers in participating in Youth Powered Video community (including an online forum, teacher networking meetings, Film Festivals, and other events)
- Maintaining record Participant Release forms for each student
- Copying project file and full resolution quicktime file of video projects from each class or group of students.
- Setting up screenings for each class in the school and wider community
- Student pre & post surveys, and additional assessments, as requested by the Director of Educational Research & Evaluation
- Attendance at all Study Groups, staff meetings, and internal professional development sessions
- Bi-monthly reports of progress to the Director of Professional Development with meetings each month on-site
- Additional reading assignments for Study Group or staff meetings
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: We are looking for talented individuals to join a supportive community of coaches. Media and Instructional Coaches build the capacity of teachers to independently facilitate student video production projects. They must have a demonstrated experience coaching high school or middle school teachers, outstanding classroom management and group facilitation skills, experience in digital video production skills and editing skills (iMovie, Moviemaker, Premiere, Final Cut Pro), and experience with curriculum planning. Media and Instructional Coaches must understand and be able to coach the implementation of EVC’s curriculum and methodology. In addition, this position requires:
- Strong analytical and time management skills, including the ability to establish priorities, handle multiple tasks and support others.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including strong writing and oral communication skills and the ability to listen and interact well with staff, program and school administrators, and educators.
- Experience teaching project-based and/or inquiry-based educational strategies.
- Knowledge of experiential and coaching professional development strategies, curriculum development, and evaluation.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college.
- Three years of satisfactory professional experience teaching with a nonprofit organization, CBO or school;
- Familiarity with New York City Department of Education and the Common Core Standards
- Bilingual Spanish or other ESL experience is a plus
Specifications: EVC is an at at-will employer and as such employment with EVC may be terminated at the will of either EVC or the staff member, with or without cause or prior notice. This position is part-time, averaging 2-3 days per week, contract position from with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. This position reports to and is supported by the Director of External Education Programs. EVC is committed to a diverse workplace and is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and sample lesson plan to Kate Rubenstein by fax to 212-465-9369 or email to [email protected]. The lesson plan should be from a media or production class that you have successfully implemented.