Power Scholars Academy – Instructional Coach

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Power Scholars Academy - Instructional Coach


Earn an extra $1000 over the course of the summer when you get hired and work throughout the summer. The Summer Bonus is for ALL CAMPS & POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY positions. This also includes a FREE Y membership.

  • The first $500 will be included in the employees first pay of the season
  • The second $500 will be included in the employees last pay of the season


Instructional Coach
Elementary Instructional Coach (K-5)
Middle School Instructional Coach (6-8)
Instructional Coach (K-8)


The summer learning program is designed to address summer learning loss for low-income children living in urban communities and thereby enhance overall youth development, academic performance, and graduation rates.


Do you believe that all children have extraordinary potential – that all children can be scholars? Do you want to work with educators who share your belief, and who are committed to delivering the best learning experiences possible for the scholars who need them most?  Power Scholars Academy is the place for you!  Join the YMCA of Greater Nashua in partnership with YUSA’s Power Scholars Academy to teach, enrich, inspire, and transform children into scholars.  Work with Power Scholars Academy and change the world, one scholar at a time.

Coach with Power Scholars Academy: We hire certified teachers with leadership experience to serve as instructional coaches in our summer programs.  Coaches provide individualized support and feedback to classroom teachers and teaching assistants to improve overall instruction in ELA and math and student engagement and achievement.



  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with various stakeholders, including scholars, families, and Power Scholars Academy and district colleagues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research-based instructional strategies that engage all students across subject areas (ELA and math).
  • Using BELL curriculum to support lesson planning.
  • Content area expertise in ELA, math or both.
  • Ability to identify staff learning needs, and design and deliver appropriate individualized or group professional development and coaching to meet needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to inform student groupings and differentiate instruction.
  • Strong working knowledge of instructional shifts necessary for alignment to the Common Core State Standards.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and adjust and adapt instructional strategies swiftly given the short duration of summer programs (4 – 6 weeks).
  • Evidence of efficacy and willingness to be a team player.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team.


The Instructional Coach has three primary responsibilities: 1) Pre-service professional development and ongoing coaching for teachers and teaching assistants; 2) Providing leadership on the implementation of instruction and meeting the academic needs of scholars; 3) Analyzing assessment data to inform instruction and instructional groupings.

Professional Development & Coaching

    • Adapt and facilitate professional development for instructional staff on at least the following topics prior to site launch and ongoing as needed:
      • Power Scholars Academy’s approach, philosophy and Standards of Practice
      • Power Scholars Academy’s site and program expectations and procedures
      • Power Scholars Academy’s curriculum and assessment methods
      • Using data to inform instruction and student groupings
      • Lesson planning and differentiating instruction
      • Behavior management
    • Conduct classroom observations to ensure proper implementation of curriculum, instructional practices, and classroom/behavior management
    • Provide feedback to staff on instructional practices
    • Identify staff learning needs and develop just-in-time, appropriate individualized or group professional development and coaching to meet needs
    • Review lesson plans and other instructional support tools, provide timely feedback, and create and maintain “best practice” instructional strategies and resources for staff

Leadership & Relationships

    • Oversee the implementation of instruction, including curriculum implementation, instructional methods and practices, and classroom and behavior management
    • Collaborate with members of the Site Leadership Team to ensure a safe, productive, and efficient program for staff and scholars
    • Raise issues with Site Leadership Team as appropriate, particularly related to the safety and achievement of scholars
    • Monitor scholars’ educational and social progress and make necessary recommendations for adjustments


Proficiency with Assessments & Use of Assessment Data

    • Review and analyze diagnostic and on-going formal assessment data with teaching staff and develop appropriate instructional groups
    • Coach staff on continuing use of assessments and assessment data to adjust instruction and instructional groupings
    • Coach and support staff in the implementation of data-driven and differentiated instructional practices in both literacy and mathematics
    • Ensure uniformity and timeliness of assessments and family reporting


Participate in Professional Development

    • Comply with all Power Scholars Academy and/or district professional development requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Previous relevant experience as head or assistant head of instruction
  • Previous relevant experience in coaching of instructional staff
  • Previous relevant experience designing and delivering individualized and group professional development Experience in the use of technology (computer/internet) for assessment and instruction
  • At least 3-5 years working in an urban public school with (elementary/middle school/K-8) children, preferably at the host school
  • State certification required
  • Committed to the goals of the program and approach
  • Love and respect for children
  • Belief and commitment to the Y’s mission and values



  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making
  • Engaging Community
  • Inclusion
  • Developing Self and Others


This is a seasonal position and will not be eligible for benefits.

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