Teacher Development Coordinator


: $54,490.00 - $76,340.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

For more than 100 years, the Des Moines Independent Community School District has been providing an outstanding education to the students of our community. Today, our school district is a leader and innovator in public education, offering families some of the best educational choices in Iowa as we strive to become the nation's model for urban education. Des Moines Independent Community School District is a majority minority district, serving more than 32,000 students in Iowa's capital city.

BASIC FUNCTION: Provide leadership in the implementation and monitoring of the district’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) System. Through Instructional Coach cohort meetings, school visits, and regular communication, coordinators assist coaches in implementing learning cycles, tracking student and teacher progress, developing productive relationships with teachers and administrators, and using data to drive coaching work. Work with the Assessment Department to measure the impact of the TLC system on teacher growth and development and student achievement. This position requires continuous use of independent judgment. The essential functions as shown below represent only the key areas of responsibility; specific position requirements will vary depending on the needs of the Office of Talent Support.


  1. Provide on-going coaching and support to school-based instructional coaches.
  2. Lead the professional development of instructional coaches, school leaders, and teachers.
  3. Provide leadership in the implementation of a student-centered coaching model via learning cycles.
  4. Utilize coaching tools to support the growth and development of Instructional Coaches.
  5. Support Instructional Coaches in the analysis of coaching practice through goal setting, ongoing observations, data analysis, coaching, and feedback.
  6. Support Instructional Coaches through the collection of evidence regarding coaching practice and provide clear and direct feedback to coaches based on analysis of practice.
  7. Develop coaches’ capacity to collect and analyze multiple sources of data to improve instruction and student learning.
  8. Ensure instructional calibration between curriculum coordinators, AEA consultants, and directors so that schools receive support that is aligned and targeted.
  9. Provide on-boarding professional development in the summer to new teachers around district priorities.
  10. Work with the Assessment Department to measure the impact of the TLC system on teacher growth and development and student achievement.
  11. Support directors in the development of coaching skills.
  12. Attend all District Professional Development meetings on a regular and consistent basis.


  1. Attends work on a prompt and regular basis.
  2. Maintains confidentiality.
  3. Maintains satisfactory and harmonious working relationships with the public, students, and other employees.
  4. Assist with other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree, preferably in effective teaching or adult learning/facilitation
  • Current Iowa Teaching License
  • Three years successful teaching experience
  • Building or district level leadership experience
  • Experience designing and facilitating professional development for small and large groups of adults
  • Competency working in a culturally diverse environment or the willingness to acquire these skills

Job Requirements:
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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