Senior School Improvement Coach

Job Opening

The Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve public education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education. We help policymakers make informed decisions by providing independent, accurate data and recommendations. We help educators strengthen student learning with professional development, proven practices and curricula. And we help policymakers, institutions and educators share scarce resources to accomplish more together than they could alone.


The Senior School Improvement Coach is responsible for providing teacher, district and school leadership support through coaching and professional development; and for performing some project lead responsibilities.


  • Communicates priorities, strategic plans, goals, objectives, assignments and actionable events to the School Improvement team.
  • Monitors the status of work for each team member as related to the services outlined within given contracts.
  • Reviews service contracts for state, district or school to determine the total number of days needed within each HSTW priority area.
  • Coaches School Improvement team as needed; works with directors to identify professional development opportunities to enhance provided services.
  • Assists with annual team review; identifies strengths and collects data to support the team’s evaluation review.
  • Designs, plans, facilitates, and evaluates professional development with teachers, students and administrators.
  • Plans and designs new models for state-level CTE education to ensure students are college and career ready upon graduation.  
  • Prepares and presents professional development material to principals, teachers, and other school staff.
  • Analyzes district and site teachers’ effectiveness data to determine strategic recommendations and/or district professional development
  • Identify and initiate contact with possible future sites; assist with the development of proposals for contracts.
  • Observes and provides teacher feedback on classroom instruction; communicates with school and district leaders regarding teacher progress towards instructional shifts.
  • Collects evidence of instructional strategies; uses evidence to help teachers, coaches, and administrators adjust instruction.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.
  • Represents the organization with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.



  • Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Leadership, or a related field; AND four years of classroom experience, two of which were in a leadership role; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Current trends in education and instructional design.
  • Principles and practices of instruction, effective lesson planning and lesson design.
  • Principles and practices of project management.
  • Principles, practices, materials and techniques of public information and education.
  • Computer applications/software related to the work.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Principles and techniques of making effective oral presentations.  

Skill in:

  • Managing multiple projects and priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Managing teachers and leaders in the execution of a school improvement process.
  • Using computer-aided desktop publishing hardware and software.
  • Maintaining accurate records of work performed.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Analyzing multiple sources of data to make decisions on improving instruction.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.


  • Possess or previously possessed a teaching certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel overnight
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time and carry up to 20 pounds
  • Multi-year contract in Birmingham, Alabama with full-time work in that location; applicants in commuting distance are preferred


Qualified Candidates are asked to submit in a single PDF file all of the following information:

  • Letter of application
  • Current resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Salary requirements

SREB is committed to recruiting, selecting and retaining the best employees by affording equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of age, religion, marital status, disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic. SREB offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.