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Instructional Coach, Center for Disabilities Studies

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College / VP Area: College of Educ & Human Dev
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Full Time, Trainers & Educators

Pay Grade: 30E

Context of the Job:

The Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) is the largest research and public service center in the College of Education and Human Development. It provides a leadership role in promoting the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of society. The Center accomplishes this through education, service, information dissemination, and research. The Instructional Coach is part of the School-Age Unit within the Center. More information about CDS is available at The Instructional Coach will provide consultation to teachers by providing content-based instruction that is modified for students with significant intellectual disabilities as well as implementing instructional strategies for students with high incidence disabilities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Designs and delivers professional development sessions.
  • Provides school-based coaching, and assess teachers' fidelity to curriculum and project goals.
  • Design and implement in-service training on best-practice research.
  • Provide in-person and distance coaching (via conference call/webinar) to educators.
  • Develop and use multiple data sources to assess participant needs and tailor PD and coaching appropriately.
  • Use on-line tools and webinars to deliver professional development and provide guidance to school staff statewide.
  • Plan and implement district cadre meetings and regularly collaborate with district and school leaders.
  • Oversee graduate and undergraduate assistants in preparation of teacher materials and reports.
  • Utilize appropriate research methods and techniques; participate in the planning, organization, coordination, and control of research projects.
  • Collaborate with Program Manager to design data input mechanisms for project database and recommend changes in data collection procedures.
  • Prepare presentations for community and agency meetings and participate in related state Department of Education and stakeholder meetings.
  • Interface with investigators of other institutions or agencies involved in similar or related projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in special education or other related field and four years job related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters degree preferred.
  • Experience working with students with disabilities.
  • Competency in special education research, policies, and instructional strategies.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, educational technology (e.g., Smartboard, iPad), and assistive technology.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to school districts throughout Delaware.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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