Aug 03, 2021

Literacy Consultant/Content Cadre Development

  • Independence Mission Schools
  • 1012 West Thompson Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Contractor Consulting Curriculum

Job Description

About IMS: Independence Mission Schools (IMS) is a non-profit network of schools re-envisioning Catholic education in and around the City of Philadelphia. Located in neighborhoods that have historically been underserved by other schooling options, IMS schools offer a faith-centered and academically rigorous alternative for our families. Since our inception in 2012, our enrollment has grown over 20%, and we have received increasing recognition as a network that successfully integrates faith, character, and academics to create warm, energizing schools that are sustainable for students, staff, and community. Ultimately, IMS recognizes that our students are on track to make their own choices in pursuit of college and career opportunities because they are on grade level academically and enrolled in a high-quality high school. Today, IMS serves over 4000 pre-K to 8th grade students across 14 schools, our students are outperforming 80% of their neighboring public and charter schools in Reading, and our schools play an important role in transforming our communities.

IMS is committed to developing instructional excellence by supporting all teachers’ professional learning. This support includes the Literacy Content Cadre, a group of exceptional teachers who lead bi-weekly Literacy PLCs. The Literacy Content Specialist with be a key member of the team that supports the Literacy Content Cadre and Literacy PLCs. This position is an independent contractor and reports to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Specifically, the Literacy Consultant/Content Cadre Development will:

  • Plan content for Literacy Content Cadre meetings and bi-weekly Literacy PLCs.
  • Lead literacy curriculum and content coaching for Literacy Content Cadre on EL Education curriculum content.
  • Collect data for Literacy Content Cadre and Literacy PLCs.
  • Create EL pacing guides in collaboration with Literacy Consultant.
  • Support the development and onboarding of new teachers with differentiated coaching and professional development experiences
  • Keep current in best practices in literacy instruction, especially EL Education.


  • An individual of strong Catholic faith (preferred) who is possessed of a growth mindset, mission-driven, and committed to serving children of all faiths
  • 2-3 years of instructional experience in Literacy instruction, with preference given to individuals with experience with EL Education.
  • A proven track record of raising achievement of low-income students under the Common Core in English/Language Arts.
  • Strong staff development skills including knowledge of adult learning.
  • The ability to build and develop relationships with school leaders, teachers and partners.
  • Preferred experience as a teacher leader/professional developer/instructional coach.
  • Self-directed with the ability to prioritize among competing responsibilities.
  • Detail oriented and timely documentation of essential tasks.

Successful candidates must be able to clear all background check and clearance requirements.

EOE: IMS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrates staff diversity. We strive to be and build a diverse team that is representative of our students and the communities in which we serve. If you identify as an individual of color, we highly encourage you to apply!

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