Center Manager and Instructional Coach

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-826188
    • Job Location: NEW ORLEANS, LA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 26, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 8, 2022
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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:

John W. Hoffman Early Learning Center is searching for a Center Manager and Instructional Coach for the current school year. This person will assist the Executive Director with the management of center operations, staff development, instructional coaching and ensuring a loving, kind, rigorous, and joyful culture for children and families.

The primary responsibilities for this position will include, but not be limited to the following:


  • Provides differentiated practice-based coaching and technical assistance to help them make program improvements, including assisting programs in understanding the domains and dimensions of CLASS, understanding the Louisiana Birth to Five Early Learning and Development Standards, full implementation of GOLD by Teaching Strategies; and the use of Tier 1 curricula with fidelity;
  • Work with the director to develop a schedule for conducting classroom observations as a foundation for determining needs.
  • Develop individual mentor coaching plans, with specific goals and areas for growth identified which are based on classroom and teacher observations.
  • Provide constructive feedback and support to teaching staff for learning and growth. This may include activities, reading material, or other resources as needed to guide learning.
  • Analyzes, coaches and assist new and existing teachers with teaching strategies, lesson planning, classroom management for infants, toddlers, and pre-k.
  • Develops and maintains positive, supportive relationships with teachers and program leaders, working collaboratively to achieve individual and program goals;
  • Provides training, observation, evaluation, consultation, modeling, and coaching, delivered both in-person and virtually, using the Practice-Based Coaching Model, developed by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL);
  • Works with early childhood educators/programs to conduct classroom assessments and develop action plans based on the assessments with specific steps towards meeting their program goals and provides follow-up assessment and consultation;
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge on Louisiana’s childcare licensing regulations, unified rating and improvement system, and the goals and expectations of the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE);
  • Gathers and track data used to create an individualized action plan for each teacher or leader;
  • Completes all required documentation related to differentiated coaching in a timely manner;
  • Completes regular reports on activities accomplished;

Professional Development and Training

  • Collaborates with Continuing Education and Professional Development team members to identify professional development needs of educators and leaders;
  • Maintains certification as a Pathways certified trainer; Infant, Toddler, and Pre-K CLASS reliable observer, and TS GOLD inter-rater reliability


  • Assists and/or develops and updates classroom programs & procedures for the instructional outcomes, curriculum implementation, child assessment and cultural and linguistic responsiveness. The Mentor Coach will provide mentor coaching and overall support and follow-up to identified teaching staff on a regular basis; provide the direction needed to successfully teach and implement the assigned curriculum and practices which promote high quality learning and school readiness within established guidelines and standards.
  • Participates in additional opportunities created by contracts or grants received from the Louisiana Department of Education, corporate and philanthropic partners.


Experience and Skills:

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Development, programming, and systems building.
  • Working knowledge of the Early Head Start Performance Standards and the Louisiana Child Care Licensing regulations.
  • Technically competent and demonstrated knowledge and skills using various software programs, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, and Google Drive to use data to inform practice, evaluate, and present information.
  • A Bachelors Degree is required
  • A CDA or higher degree in Early Childhood Education, Family & Consumer Science, Child and Family Studies, or related field training with completed coursework that would be equate to a major in early childhood education.
  • A minimum of 3 years working with young children as an early childhood educator, lead teacher, or instructional coach in an early childhood school or center with increased levels of responsibility and demonstrated leadership traits;
  • Become TS Gold Inter Rater Reliable, CLASS certified in Infants, Toddlers and Preschool and obtain Pathways Trainer Certification within 3-6 months of hire;
  • Experience in writing SMART goals and creating action plans for teachers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in best practices in early childhood education; understanding of early childhood evaluations, observations, and assessments for both teachers and children.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively, effectively and the ability to positively collaborate and with colleagues, teachers, center director, leadership team, executive director/owner and community partners;
  • Excellent knowledge and education on developmentally appropriate practice and how young children develop and learn;
  • Educational experience and training in Early Brain Development, Infant Mental Health, Responsive Caregiving, and/or Reflective Supervision preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal communication, organizational leadership and negotiation skills;
  • Experience with and ability to communicate using technology and virtual platforms (including e-mail, PowerPoint, Google Drive, Zoom etc.);
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;
  • Regular walking, kneeling, stooping, bending, and sitting on the floor to attend to children’s needs and model behaviors for teachers
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


We offer a competitive compensation package, including generous retirement contributions and comprehensive health benefits.