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Program Implementation Facilitator

Literacy Academy Collective

Summary

Organization Overview:

At Literacy Academy Collective (LAC) we believe access to literacy is the most pressing Civil
Rights issue in New York City. Only 32% of NY State 8th graders scored at or above proficiency
and in Rikers Island, 30-40% of incarcerated individuals between age 19-21 have reading and
writing disabilities. Our mission is to build and support a network of New York City Public Schools
that will allow children with dyslexia, LBLDs, and other struggling readers to achieve academic
success. We aim to bring culturally relevant, structured literacy to students at the intersection of
race, poverty, and disability. Our schools serve as labs for evidence-based practice and innovation
in teaching, affecting students, teachers, and leadership in each borough of NYC. Following a
successful pilot, we have launched our first school, located in District 7 in the South Bronx. Within
the first three months of opening, our students’ average rate of improvement per week was five
times higher than the expected weekly norm. Our parent-community feedback has been
overwhelmingly positive.

Program Implementation Facilitator
LACs instructional program is based on comprehensive research in the learning sciences and has
produced unprecedented outcomes for public school students who struggle to read. The Program
Implementation Facilitator will work directly with teachers and school leaders to ensure all
programming is implemented with fidelity. They will uphold and improve structures for adult
learning and build strong, trusting, and non evaluative relationships with teachers, students,
partners and with the principal to establish a learning culture for adults and students.

Qualifications

At least 5 years of classroom teaching experience.
● Experience in guiding and supervising other school professionals (school-based, or field
based) to improve achievement.
● Broad knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and evidence-based practices.
● Deep understanding of language development and how to scaffold instruction for SWD
and/or MLLs.
● Pedagogical knowledge in one or more major content areas.
● Substantial knowledge of the New York State Learning Standards
● Exceptional facilitation skills with the ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and
anticipate issues needing resolution.

● Extensive experience with adult learning in a school setting.
● A background and/or strong belief in structured literacy.
● Experience working with students with language-based learning disabilities and other
struggling readers.
● A deep commitment to supporting students and families at the intersection of race,
poverty, and disability, and to the principles of equity and inclusion.
● The experience and skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with team
members and external parties across a broad range of stakeholders.
● The desire and agility to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.
● Demonstrated ability to reprioritize and manage up when prioritization challenges arise.
● Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders
including school staff and leadership.
● An optimistic and upbeat attitude with a self-reflective and thoughtful maturity that
recognizes and understands the diversity of the team and the work.
● The passion and ability to manage and problem-solve with and on behalf of leaders.

● Extensive experience with adult learning in a school setting.
● A background and/or strong belief in structured literacy.
● Experience working with students with language-based learning disabilities and other
struggling readers.
● A deep commitment to supporting students and families at the intersection of race,
poverty, and disability, and to the principles of equity and inclusion.
● The experience and skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with team
members and external parties across a broad range of stakeholders.
● The desire and agility to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.
● Demonstrated ability to reprioritize and manage up when prioritization challenges arise.
● Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders
including school staff and leadership.
● An optimistic and upbeat attitude with a self-reflective and thoughtful maturity that
recognizes and understands the diversity of the team and the work.
● The passion and ability to manage and problem-solve with and on behalf of leaders.

Record of success in improving outcomes for all students; developing teachers, school
leaders, and teams, in an urban district.
● Experience working in or with NYCPS.
● Evidence of high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in professional matters; ability
to work well with staff and school communities
● Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing
● Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, e.g., Word, Excel, Access, Project, Outlook and
SharePoint, with strong Excel and PowerPoint Skills

Duties

Specifically, the Program Implementation Facilitator will:
● In consultation with LAC and school leadership, lead implementation of the structured
literacy instructional framework across LAC classrooms.
● In collaboration with the LAC and school leadership, establish, sustain, and enhance
structures for adult learning: whole school PD, grade team meetings, curriculum
implementation planning, and intervisitations.
● Schedule, preview, support and debrief student and teacher learning goals with content
coaches. Gather feedback and monitor teacher development. ● Facilitate curriculum development and documentation by communicating students’
responses to instruction between and among teachers, the principal, and LAC’s curriculum
team, including the Director of Instruction.
● Provide guidance and feedback on unit pacing.
● Partner with LAC and school leadership to coach teachers in all aspects of data collection
and assessment. Facilitate and model using data to inform instruction and monitor student
groupings. Ensure data collection and delivery of data reports to all stakeholders.
● Supervise and support student teachers and substitute teachers as necessary.
● Develop non evaluative teacher portraits through observations. Identify common learning
needs among the staff. Coordinate professional development for teachers and
administrators.
● Model the language of instruction.

Most importantly, the Program Implementation Facilitator must have a robust learning stance
and high standards for their own learning and must be able to communicate their deep belief in
the capacity of all children to become successful readers.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to: resumes@literacyacademycollective.org

~4 days/week in-person on-site at one of our schools/programs (Bronx,
Manhattan or Brooklyn); 1 day remote

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  • Date Posted

    February 15, 2024

  • Salary

    $95-115K based on experience and expertise

  • Type

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PASE Impact, FY 2023

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5,200

Afterschool Professionals Supported

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