PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 1530: Teacher Assigned (Universal Literacy Reading Coach Facilitator) - ULIT/DECE

  • Posted Date: Apr 9, 2019 Deadline: Jul 1, 2019

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Universal Literacy Reading Coach Facilitator (approximately 50 positions)



Various locations Citywide



Teacher assigned who currently holds a reading coach position working within the Universal Literacy Initiative (Division of Early Childhood Education)



  • A minimum of five years successful teaching experience involving primary grades early literacy instruction and assessment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of early reading and writing acquisition and development, including foundational skills in reading and writing.
  • Proven experience and expertise in the implementation of a standards-based English language arts (ELA) curriculum/program.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.



Universal Literacy (ULit) Reading Coach Facilitators are expected to attend a portion or all of the three-week ULit summer training institute in order to assist in the delivery of the professional development necessary to ULit Reading Coach Trainees in order to begin their new role in September.  The duties and responsibilities of the reading coach position are as follows:

The Mayor’s and Chancellor’s Universal Literacy Reading Coach for Primary Grades will be responsible for providing in-classroom coaching, facilitating in-school professional learning, and leading collaborative planning meetings with all primary grade teachers in the school(s) to which they are assigned.

  • Provides in-classroom coaching on all elements of reading and writing instruction and assessment for K-2 teachers that may include any of the following activities: visiting, debriefing, co-planning, modeling, co-teaching, and side-by-side coaching.
  • Conducts school/teacher/student needs assessments and analyzes data at key points in the year to determine ELA areas requiring emphasis and support.
  • Prepares professional learning workshops on research-based/proven primary literacy instruction and assessment to be delivered during after-school professional learning time and/or during collaborative planning time during the school day.The professional learning sessions will include support for literacy content, pedagogy, assessment, and resources.
  • Develops the year-long professional learning plan for literacy instruction and assessment for all K-2 teachers in the school(s) to which the coach is assigned.
  • Facilitates collaborative meetings with K-2 teachers to plan literacy units, lessons, small-group work, interventions, and student assessments that provide diagnostic information and monitor growth.
  • Coordinates schedules, distribution of materials, and provides any needed professional development and administrative support for formative assessments of K-2 students.
  • Reports progress in meeting periodic benchmarks to the school-administration, local community school district superintendent, and Central office and provides revision and/or intervention plans as needed to ensure these benchmarks are being met.
  • Distributes literacy newsletters periodically to all school-based staff to celebrate the literacy work being done, provide resources related to early reading and writing acquisition/development, and announce upcoming professional learning sessions.
  • Works with teachers, school administration, and school support staff to submit the ordering of any materials needed for literacy instruction and assessment in K-2 classrooms.
  • Provides periodic workshops and distributes occasional newsletters for family members to support literacy development at home.
  • Attends ongoing professional learning sessions for reading coaches provided by DOE central staff and implements the work studied in these sessions on content, pedagogy, assessment, resources, social-emotional learning, and craft (coaching) in the school(s) to which the coach is assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Initiative’s Instructional Support Team and Director.


WORK SCHEDULE:              

Monday, July 8, 2019 through Friday, July 26, 2019; weekdays from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.  (Make-ups will take place the week of Monday, August 26, 2019)



As per UFT Collective Bargaining agreement (per session)



Submit letter of application and OP‐175 form (available in schools and on DHR Website) by July 1st, 2019 via email to:  Please put “ULit Reading Coach Per Session Application” in the subject line.  Include the above per session vacancy circular number in your letter of application.




If you have any questions about this activity, please e-mail

Signature for Peter Ianniello

NOTE: Service exceeding the number of hours specified in Chancellor’s Regulation C-175 governing per session activities requires prior approval.  The appropriate Per Session Supervisor must make the request via the Per Session Service System and receive approval before the person can begin working in the activity. Failure to obtain a valid waiver may result in the withholding of payment for hours worked beyond the maximum.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.


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