Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

Date PostedMarch 14, 2019
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Job Title:COACH – ELEMENTARY MUSICRevision Date:01.15.19
Job Code:80509FLSA:Exempt
Salary Plan:CertificatedRevised By:Jeffrey Smith
Pay Grade:BAComp Reviewed by
EEO Category:Other Classroom Teachers
EEO Code:507
Funding Source:
Work Location:
(1) Primarily works at Bransford Office Campus
Duration; # of months
11 months
Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): At the direction of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, the Music Coach builds the teacher, administrator, and school personnel capacity in content specific knowledge facilitating and leading district initiatives related to music. In collaboration with the Visual and Performing Arts Department, the Music Coach supports the goals and mission of the Curriculum Department to increase student music achievement and music teachers’ capacity for ambitious and equitable instructional practices. At least 80% of the Music Coach’s time will be spent in schools.
Reports to: The Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Department Name: Visual and Performing Arts
Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: List, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position. This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required. Regular and reliable attendance is an expectation of the job.
Job Duty/Resp. 1:Professional Learning Leadership-Provides leadership to develop a culture that fosters professional learning communities by recognizing all teachers and administrators as learners capable of acquiring a repertoire of skills to meet the needs of every student; facilitates professional learning opportunities related to generating evidence of student learning; promotes data-driven instruction, instructional planning, differentiated instruction, and acquisition of instructional best practices; conducts school visits and participates in school walkthroughs, collaborative team planning, and reflective practices; demonstrates high expectations and models effective instructional strategies for continuous student improvement; assists administrators, teachers, and coaches with analysis of formal and informal assessments; collaborates with and supports building administrators for the purpose of improving instructional practices; communicates and supports implementation of system-wide initiatives; supports school based professional development, and assists in providing monitoring, support, and feedback to ensures successful implementation and delivery of curricula; observes the work of school based Teacher Development Specialists or other instructional coaching staff to strengthen practice and to recommend changes that could strengthen skills..
Job Duty/Resp. 2:Curriculum Development and Implementation-Assists in the development of scope and sequence documents and high quality instructional units; previews benchmark and/or common assessment for alignment to standards and scope and sequence documents and suggests revisions as needed; oversees textbook adoption committees and reviews and provides feedback on supplemental resources; develop procedures for teachers to implement curriculum, train teachers, coaches, and other instructional staff in new content or programs.
Job Duty/Resp. 3:Data Analysis-Analyze districtwide student assessment data to look for trends, then formulate instructional strategies to meet student needs; obtain and use student achievement data to examine and evaluate curriculum and instructional program; develop protocols and procedures for school level and teacher level data analysis and data chats.
Job Duty/Resp. 4:Communication-Articulates district initiatives and instructional programming for all elementary music teachers, building and district administrators, and community stakeholders (especially the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition); engages in vertical articulation of the K-4 music curriculum with administrators and department leaders; all communication and feedback to stakeholders will be timely and constructive.
Job Duty/Resp. 5:Professional Growth-Continues professional growth and strengthens professional knowledge, skills, and strategies; participates in professional development opportunities and coordinates and facilitates district level professional development offerings; attends and participates in all required meetings; maintains a collection of professional materials related to effective instruction and reflect current research.
Job Duty/Resp. 6:Mandatory attendance required at summer MNPS training.
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Education and Experience Requirements
Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Bachelor’s degree in music education or related field. Preferred: Master's degree from an accredited institution in education or content related field
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: Must have a current Tennessee Teaching certificate or be in an eligible alternative licensure program.
Experience: Minimum: Five (5) years successful teaching experience; at least three in MNPS desirable. Meets highly effective rating (4 or 5) on the most recent evaluation. Experience in presenting and modeling exemplary teaching practices to adult learners in a variety of setting such as workshops, seminars and college courses. Evidence of instructional leadership (e.g., team leader, resource teacher, department chair, system-wide committees, etc.)
Skills Required: Strong background in content-specific knowledge. Successful experience in facilitating adult learning. Successful classroom teaching experience. Demonstrates appropriate use of tools, especially instructional technology, to enhance and extend instruction; Maintains proficiency in instructional technologies.
Submission of three letters of reference from current principal, colleague, and teacher the candidate supported that speak to the candidate’s skills, knowledge and expertise as well as human relations and interpersonal skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Relates and interacts positively with teachers, other staff, students, administrators, central office personnel, parents, and the general public; Communicates effectively in written and oral form; possesses excellent public speaking abilities; Demonstrated proficiency in a teacher leadership role (i.e., departmental/grade level chairperson, school leadership team member, etc.); Evidence of effective leadership skills; Demonstrated competency in adult learning theory and developing and leading professional learning opportunities for instructional staff and parents. Preferred: Successful experience as a mentor and/or coach. Successful teaching experience at the K – 4 level

General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:
Level 6: Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.
People Responsibility:
Level 4: Mentors others by advising, counseling, or guiding them regarding problems that may be resolved by scientific or other professional principles.
Assets Responsibility:
Level 8: Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving widespread economies and/or preventing losses through the development and administration of organization-wide programs and policies that impact major departments.
Mathematical Requirements:
Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.
Communications Requirements:
Level 5: Reads professional publications; composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to small groups within and outside the organization.
Complexity of Work:
Level 5: Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
Impact of Decisions:
Level 4: Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.
Equipment Usage (if applicable):
Safety of Others:
Level 3: Requires responsibility for the safety and health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.
ADA Requirements/Compliance

Physical Demands:
Level 3: Requires light work involving standing or walking some of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis, and moderate dexterity in operating machinery, tools, or office equipment.
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Unavoidable Hazards:
Level 1: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards
Sensory Requirements:
Level 2: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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