About Independence Mission Schools (IMS)

About IMS: Independence Mission Schools (IMS) educate students of all faiths living throughout Philadelphia. Our inspiring new network of 15 schools blends the best of Catholic education with innovative teaching strategies designed to meet the unique learning needs of all students.

Since our inception in 2012, our enrollment has grown over 20%, our students are outperforming 80% of their neighboring public and charter schools in Reading, and we have received increasing recognition as a network that successfully integrates faith, character, and academics to create warm, energizing schools that are sustainable for students, staff, and community. Ultimately, IMS recognizes that our students are on track to make their own choices in pursuit of college and career opportunities because they are on grade level academically and enrolled in a high-quality high school.

Perks of IMS: Teachers at IMS enjoy ongoing development through coaching, mentorship, and professional development and a benefits package that matches 403b contributions, provides low-cost healthcare, and guarantees paid sick time and personal time.

Job Description

The Literacy Consultant will support the Academics Team and School Teams in raising English and Language Arts/Math achievement across the IMS network of schools. The Network-Based Teacher Coach reports to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and is supported by the Literacy and Math Consultants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Specifically, the Network-Based Teacher Coach will:
    • Coach Teachers on Best Practices for CCSS-aligned ELA/Mathematics Instruction.  This coaching will focus on individual support for teachers to ensure strong instructional execution of CCSS-aligned ELA/mathematics instruction in support of Title 1-eligible students.
      • Coaching (observations, debrief meetings, instructional planning, etc.) sessions to be used at selected specific IMS network schools (3-4 per coach). These sessions will utilize practices that promote student achievement (including researching, designing, piloting, refining, and implementing tools and resources that support best practices in coaching, teaching, and learning).
      • The network coaches will attend meetings, walkthroughs, co-observations, professional learning sessions on effective observation and feedback practices in ELA/Mathematics that are focused on responding to classroom data.
      • The network coaches will collaborate with school leaders to discuss teacher instructional progress and student data.
    • Professional Learning for IMS Teachers: In-person and remote professional learning differentiated for teachers in grade-level bands focused on best practices for teaching CCSS-aligned ELA/mathematics instruction to support Title 1-eligible students:
      • Facilitate in-person and remote network professional learning sessions in ELA and Mathematics for IMS teachers



  • 2-3 years of instructional experience in Literacy instruction and/or math, with preference given to individuals with experience with EL Education and/or Eureka Math.
  • A proven track record of raising achievement of low-income students under the Common Core in English/Language Arts and/or Math.
  • The ability to build and develop relationships with school leaders, teachers and partners
  • Preferred experience as a teacher leader/professional developer/instructional coach.
  • Self-directed with the ability to prioritize among competing responsibilities.
  • Detail oriented and timely documentation of essential tasks.


  • This is a 1099 independent contractor position. The contractor is responsible for meeting the documentation requirements for Title 1 providers, and submitting documentation for compensation.
  • There is a typical delay from service to payment due to the nature of Title 1 billing, though all eligible services are always paid for.
  • This position is not eligible for IMS Employee benefits.
  • The hourly rate is $45

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Education Level

4- Year Degree