Project-Based Learning Coach
630 Harvey St., Muskegon, MI 49442
POSITION: Project-Based Learning Coach
The MAISD Project Based Learning (PBL) Coach assists districts in the development of K-12 PBL
programs providing guidance for the design, implementation, and evaluation phases. The Coach
provides technical assistance to principals, counselors, and teachers as they develop curricula and
instructional models that integrate content in ways that connect career education through the lens
of project-based and place-based
education. The PBL Coach provides job-embedded professional learning and instructional coaching to
teachers, and serves as a liaison between the MAISD, local districts, and business, industry and
• Possession of a Bachelor's degree in education or related field.
• Possession of a valid elementary or secondary teaching certificate and at least 3-5 years of
successful classroom teaching experience.
• Knowledge and experience in curriculum, assessment, and instruction.
• Experience with project-based and/or place-based learning.
• Strong leadership, planning, and organizational/time management skills.
• Enthusiastic, independently motivated and capable of meeting challenges and deadlines.
• Possession of solid interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and
experience working with diverse populations.
• Ability to work within a team oriented environment.
• Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, and
• Experience using instructional technology.
• No physical or mental restrictions that would, with reasonable accommodation, prevent performance
of the essential job functions and responsibilities.
• Building Collaborative Relationships:
o Finds common ground and drives to consensus
o Takes a proactive approach to relate, build and maintain rapport with stakeholders
o Understands interpersonal and group dynamics and responds in an effective manner
• Understanding the Organization:
o Serves as a strategic partner to build, grow and maintain profitable and long-lasting
relationships with key stakeholders
• Making Complex Decisions:
o Is respected by others for displaying student-focused decisions
o Takes a proactive approach as an effective liaison between multiple and diverse
• Taking Initiative:
o Identifies and seizes new opportunities with a student focus
o Adapts quickly to changing resource requirements
• Being Authentic:
o Provides direct and actionable feedback
o Shows consistency between words and actions
• Being Flexible and Adaptable:
o Remains calm and productive in uncertain situations
o Takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide instructional expertise for the MAISD PBL STEM Academy.
• Provide expertise, coaching, and support for teachers and administrators on curriculum,
instruction and assessment in the field of STEM education and project-based learning.
• Engages in team teaching and coaching environment for students and teachers participating in
the MAISD PBL STEM Academy.
• Support curriculum development and design for project-based learning experiences for K-12th
• Support and implement professional development for teachers and programs for students to
support project-based learning implementation
• Supports integrated STEM education programs and services for teachers and students.
• Enacts program evaluation activities for the MAISD PBL STEM Academy
• Works in a team environment with MAISD and local school district staff to plan and deliver
programs and services.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: All candidates must apply online at www.muskegonisd.org/jobs
TERMS: This position is a 8 hour per day, 200 work day position offering full family benefits
(medical, dental, and vision).
SALARY RANGE: $232.6130- $360.9326 per day (Step 1 - 22 BA) dependent on experience and education
on the Muskegon Area ISD School Year Professional Scale.
It is the policy of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District that no staff member, candidate
for employment, program participant, or recipient of services shall experience discrimination on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender
identity) disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status,
ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (collectively "Protected
Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. Inquiries related to
issues of discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the Assistant Director
for Special Education at (231)767-7249. All other discrimination inquiries or requests for special
accommodations to participate in a program, event, or activity should be directed to the Human
ctor at (231) 767-7213.
ctor at (231) 767-7213.