Instructional Coach

Des Moines Public Schools | Des Moines, IA, United States

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Posted Date 5/09/2022
Description Des Moines Public Schools is seeking an Instructional Coach.

Job Summary:
Instructional Coaches support job-embedded professional development through collaborative and individual learning cycles, which provide a structure for gradually releasing teachers to learn new skills independently. Instructional Coaches engage in co-planning, modeling, and co-teaching lessons; as well as observing, providing feedback, and coaching classroom instruction. Instructional Coaches support implementation of district initiatives directed at strengthening core instruction through the common language of effective teaching practices.

Successful candidates for this position will possess:
Valid Iowa teaching license with appropriate endorsement.
At least three years of teaching experience with at least one year of teaching experience with the Des Moines Public Schools.

Highly Qualified Candidates for the position will possess:
Master’s degree, preferably in effective teaching or adult learning/facilitation.
Experience and knowledge of designing, presenting, and facilitating adult learning experiences

Please see attached job descripton for further information on functions of the position along with educational and experience requirements.

Position Details:
Contract days vary by assignment
7.75 hours

Salary schedule attached

Candidates offered employment will be compensated based on skills, work experience and education.

Des Moines Public Schools offers a generous benefits package including:
  • Family Health Insurance at no cost to the employee during the first year of employment ($600/year after that)
    • There is opportunity to have the $600/year waived via participation HealthyU program.
  • Family Dental Insurance with a minimal monthly cost (Single dental insurance coverage at no cost)
  • Enrollment in IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)--a defined benefit plan

Des Moines Public Schools serves a community rich in diversity – in every measure of the term – and strives each and every day to support our students and staff so that they thrive, learn and belong. DMPS is committed to Becoming The Model of Urban Education Education, and creating a transformational system oriented toward equity and anti-racist leadership.


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