Redesign Coordinator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-688147
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: June 10, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: July 1, 2019
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All applications will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as we are able. While we wish we could personally speak with each applicant, we are unable to do so due to the volume of applicants. With that in mind, please do not call in to follow up on your application

Job Description:

Walter L. Cohen High School is searching for a part time Redesign Coordinator for the 2019 - 2020 school year. If you are relentless about seeing all students achieve at high levels, this is a chance to work at a school that does whatever it takes to ensure our students are equipped with the academic and social skills needed to 'Prep for College' and 'Prep for Life.'


Walter L. Cohen High School is working with the John Hopkins University Talent Development Secondary program (JHU/ TDS) whose purpose is to provide schools with comprehensive, on-site support focused on building a strong and safe school environment, creating and refining effective professional learning communities, and ensuring effective teaching and learning in every classroom. The JHU/TDS program has provided funding for this Redesign Coordinator for the 2019-2020 academic year to help lead this initiative as a school-based staff member.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the job: The Redesign Coordinator is responsible for leading the successful implementation of the LDOE approved High School Redesign plan to improve student and school performance. The Coordinator is responsible for working closely with the principal for the purpose of effective staff leadership and organizational, instructional, and curricular changes within the school that result in an improved climate and culture. The coordinator is the primary liaison between John Hopkins University (JHU) and Walter L. Cohen College Prep, the leadership, and staff of the school, LDOE staff, and the other partner organizations. The coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities, services, and support to the school, teachers, and students, including use of the Early Warning System used to identify, develop, and implement appropriate student interventions and initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate the school’s successful implementation of all phases of the LDOE approved High School Redesign plan.

  • Serve on the school leadership team.

  • Establish and maintain a system for receiving feedback and collecting data related to the delivery of EWS, NGA (9th grade academy), and Literacy skill building in 9th grade academy. Identify roadblocks to successful implementation and strategize solutions.

  • Develop and distribute program reports to school leadership, teacher teams and partners.

  • Working with the Director of Data, prepare and distribute quarterly data collection for TDS and school staff.

  • Coordinate the development and regular updating of the school’s transformation plan.

  • Coordinate support and customized technical assistance from TDS.

  • Participate in on-going personal professional growth activities and maintain awareness of school reform practices and organizational change.

Teacher Teams

  • Facilitate the development of communication, decision-making, and problem solving strategies that emphasize distributed leadership at the teacher team level.

  • Provide professional development and job-embedded supports for interdisciplinary teacher teams responsible for implementing strategies, incentives, and interventions regarding student attendance, behavior and course performance.

  • Engage in job-embedded professional development with teachers/teacher leaders—including co-planning, co-facilitating, and debriefing of team meetings.

  • Support the planning of a minimum of one monthly awareness or continuous improvement planning sessions with teachers, students and families of the EWI system.

  • Establish and facilitate EWI team meetings dedicated to identifying students exhibiting one or more EWIs, identifying appropriate interventions, and revisiting these students at subsequent meetings (August - October)

  • Develop the capacity then provide coaching support to teacher leaders, RTI/EWS coordinator to allow for them to assume facilitation of EWI meeting no later than January 2020.

  • Facilitate Instructional Leaders team; provide direct instructional coaching, as needed.

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Assess professional development needs and plan, design and coordinate ongoing professional development responsive to identified needs from ABC data.

  • Identify additional professional development (PD) needs through the meetings with the staff, the students, their families, and the collaborative.

  • Coordinate with instructional coaches to identify areas of support and needs of staff.

Tiered Student Supports

  • Support successful implementation of school-wide attendance and behavior programs.

  • Establish, co-plan, and lead semi-monthly collaborative meetings to ensure ongoing communication and coordination of efforts involving other partnerships.

  • Serve in data support & analysis role, as liaison between Director of Data and site leaders.

  • Facilitate planning and enhancement of Career Academies and / or 9th grade academy.

  • Serve as a liaison between TDS, local education agency, the School/District and partners such as community organizations, City Year, Community In Schools, Teachers’ Union, business partners, etc.

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree and secondary teacher or administrative certification highly preferred. Minimum 2 years related experience or comparable administrative or leadership experience within and educational setting or similar reform organization.

  • Experience with school and district data systems a plus. Candidates should have experience with Microsoft Excel.

  • Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, public speaking, writing, organization, problem-solving, and management skills. Successful candidates will possess the ability to work collaboratively, demonstrate professional presence, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse staff and clientele.


We offer competitive compensation, including generous retirement contributions.