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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Position Number: 2563457
  • Location: Pembroke, NC
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Elementary

Fate Instructional Coach

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: School of Education
Working Title: Fate Instructional Coach
Vacancy Type: Instructional, Research and Information Technology

Min T/E Requirements:
Masters Degree preferred or a Bachelors degree with substantially equivalent education and experience and current NC teaching license required.
Minimum of two years teaching experience leading diverse groups of students to achieve ambitious outcomes.
A strong record of measurable results in as a classroom teacher in a low-performing school.
A strong record of leading adult professional development (e.g. as a workshop facilitator, mentor teacher, etc.).
A passion for teaching and for education and a belief that this program, the new teachers, and students will be highly successful.

FTE: 1
Salary Range: Commensurate upon Education and Experience
Hiring Range: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Position #: 3327
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months per Year: 12
Work Schedule:
Work Schedule Type:

Primary Purpose of Organization Unit:
The School of Education supports all licensure programs across campus in the Educator Preparation Programs including undergraduate and graduate degree programs, licensure only and add-on programs and supporting all programs through accreditation and NCDPI program approval.

Primary Purpose of Position:
UNC Pembroke School of Education has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the shortage of AmericanIndian teachers in the states public school districts with a large American Indian student population. This position will have administrative responsibilities for the development, growth and maintenance of the First Americans Teacher Education (FATE) Program. Responsibilities include the development, growth and maintenance of the First Americans Teacher Education (FATE) Program.

Job Description:
Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging--a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university's mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

The Instructional Coach will be responsible for supporting the instructional development of all pre-service and in-service teachers; developing detailed professional development plans for pre-service and in-service teachers; providing induction and mentoring services to newly certified teachers; provide licensure exam support; providing on-site visits to newly certified teachers to meet their needs by offering model lessons. Instructional support and/or informal observations; providing direction and coordination for how the curriculum can integrate culture responsiveness and reflect American Indian culture.

  • Observe classroom practice and gather data; quickly assess strengths/weaknesses and use observation data gathering to tailor support to teachers.
  • Assist FATE participants in gathering and analyzing data (quantitative and qualitative) to reflect on students' performance and teaching.
  • Design large and small group professional development (face to face and online).
  • Provide a variety of solutions to help teachers improve their practice and therefore student achievement (modeling, co-teaching, providing human/other resources, etc.)
  • Serve as a thought-partner to FATE participants on addressing school-based challenges; possibly connect with mentor/administration.
  • Build positive culture within network of teachers in the region.
  • Develop knowledge of regional and LEA resources along with the University School Partnerships (USTEP).
  • Implement structures to facilitate networking among new teachers.
  • Collaborate with LEA and FATE personnel.

This is a time-limited, grant-funded position which ends on August 2, 2026.

Management Preference:

Lic or Certifications Required by Statute or Regulation: North Carolina Teaching Licensure

Job Opening Date: 10/13/2021
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Posting Category: Managerial/Non-Faculty Professional
Posting Number: EPA00592

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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