NewRoot is a national social impact organization that uplifts restorative mindsets in adults to co-create thriving spaces for youth and communities through equity, wellness and radical love. Through coaching and facilitation, NewRoot builds Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills in adult partners to nurture thriving spaces for young people, leading to elementary, secondary, and post-secondary success and violence reduction. Our diverse and experienced team’s work is grounded in our impact pillars: Relevance + Readiness, Culture + Climate, Leadership, and Change + Transition. For more information, please visit www.newroot.org.
NewRoot’s Impact Coach facilitates professional learning with strategic partners to improve school and organizational cultures. The primary responsibility for the Impact Coach is to implement high-quality experiential professional learning workshops and on-the-ground coaching support for educators and staff working in and around schools. NewRoot’s equity-centered services are often implemented in the context of a long term partnership which includes customized on-the-ground coaching and additional whole-school strategy and system-building support. As part of a highly collaborative team, the Impact Coach partners with colleagues on a daily basis to ensure they receive the most relevant and responsive services to build organizational and individual capacity.
The Impact Coach will serve partners primarily located in and around Chicago. Up to four days per week will be spent at assigned partner sites, typically middle and high schools, during regular school hours. Additional travel to partner sites throughout the Chicagoland Area, regionally, and/or nationally will be required occasionally. As an organization, we are committed to a long-term flexible, hybrid work model. NewRoot’s West Loop office is where we gather in-person at least quarterly for collaboration and culture-building and as needed for deep focus work. This role can be done 10% remotely.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Support relationships with a group of NewRoot’s strategic partners by email, phone, and in-person
Facilitate the timely completion of established deliverables with strategic partners
Plan, prepare, and facilitate NewRoot’s workshops, ensuring engagement, quality, and impact
Consult/coach school partners--both individuals and teams--to help them create holistic SEL support strategies and build capacity to enact them
Track, monitor, and share progress toward partner deliverables and goals
Support the process of keeping high demand PDs current and relevant
Apply a Continuous Improvement Model to the development of professional learning including the incorporation of partner feedback
Explore, identify, and support the development of virtual learning opportunities for partners in collaboration with other NewRoot team members
Participate in NewRoot’s Community of Practice and offer support to build internal capacity for facilitation and coaching across teams
Actively and continuously cultivate new partners
Utilize coaching tracking tools to measure time spent on servicing partners
Stay current with research and practices to enhance professional learning offerings
Preserve organization by keeping proprietary information confidential
Perform other duties as needed
Commitment to Equity
NewRoot Learning Institute is an equal opportunity employer and believes in fostering a diverse and inclusive team. By centering equity in our practice, we work to actively nurture a culture of inclusion where all NewRoot team members are involved, respected, and supported for their diverse identities. Candidates from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Please let us know if there are any accommodations you require.
Commitment to educational equity and restorative practices
4+ years of work experience in Education, Social Work, or Youth Development
Strong relationship building skills with a diversity of stakeholders (youth and adults)
Engagement in a regular self-reflective practice that enhances sensitivity to and understanding of others across lines of difference, as well as, one’s ability to nurture an inclusive environment
Extensive experience facilitating, training, and/or coaching adults individually and in groups
Strong understanding of adult learning and the needs of school-based staff
Ability to communicate in an effective and compelling manner both orally and in writing
Independent thinker and problem-solver, with strong ability to manage projects and time
The ability to travel regionally (approximately 80%) and nationally (approximately 10%) as needed. A valid driver’s license, reliable automobile, insurance and good driving record.
Proficiency in, or willingness to quickly learn, Google office (Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar), Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
Bachelor’s degree in the areas of Education, Social Work, Youth Development, or a related field
Experience using Salesforce, or a similar relationship-based database system, to record and engage with data
Benefits of working at NewRoot include:
Being part of a team and organization that is results-driven, mission focused, and committed to work life balance
Opportunities for growth, leadership, and professional development
Health, dental, and vision insurance
30+ paid days off per year
Paid parental leave
For more about NewRoot’s benefits, please visit: https://newroot.org/careers/.
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