Instructional Coach Manager (Breakthrough) Spring-Summer '24
San Francisco, CA Breakthrough
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Breakthrough Overview

Breakthrough San Francisco is a college access and teacher training program. In 2023-24, we’re serving 232 students from across San Francisco; 86% will be the first in their families to attend a four-year college, while 91% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. They make an eight-year commitment - from the summer after fourth grade until their high school graduation. Through our program, we work to ensure they are academically successful, on the path to college, and celebrated for all pieces of their identity. We’re proud that 100% of students who’ve graduated from our program in the past six years have gone on to college, including 93% at four-year schools.

In addition, through our summer teacher residency, we train outstanding high school and college students for education careers. Each summer, our Teaching Fellows bring energy, commitment, and a willingness to learn; they’re trained and supported by a corps of Instructional Coaches, experienced professional classroom teachers who review their lesson plans, observe their teaching, and provide ongoing feedback. Because of this successful partnership, our TFs leave the summer inspired and prepared; 47% of TFs who’ve graduated from college in the past decade are currently working in the education sector, most as classroom teachers in urban public schools.

Founded in 1993, Breakthrough is a community involvement initiative of San Francisco Day School.

Position Summary

Instructional Coach Manager (ICM) is an experienced and successful professional educator who plays a key role in the success of our summer program. From February - May, the ICM supports summer preparation, helping to select Teaching Fellows (TFs) and Instructional Coaches (ICs), plan training sessions, and develop curriculum. From June - July, the ICM supports and manages the eight ICs, leading weekly meetings, conducting one-on-one conversations, and joining classroom observations, debrief conversations, and department meetings. The ICM ensures that ICs provide high-quality support to TFs, contributing to a culture of learning and growth. 


Specific Instructional Coach Manager Duties

Pre-Summer: February - May 2024

Time commitment: Approximately 2 hours per week, based on availability, in Feb and Mar, increasing to approximately 4 - 6 hours per week in Apr and May.

  • Assist with selection process for summer TFs and Instructional Coaches ICs
  • Assist with planning for Teaching Fellow Orientation in June
  • Assist with planning and facilitation of Instructional Coach Trainings in May
  • Assist with creating and/or reviewing content-specific Unit Plans and assessments
  • Meet regularly with Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Communicate regularly with ICs

Summer Program: June 4 - July 26, 2024

Time commitment: Approximately 8 am - 4 pm (June 10 - 14) and 8 am - 3 pm (June 17 - July 26). If your school year commitment extends beyond June 10, we are happy to have a conversation about your situation.

  • Assist with facilitation of TF Orientation
  • Support and manage ICs, including planning and leading weekly IC meetings and conducting weekly one-on-one check-in sessions
  • Join each IC in their classroom observations and debrief conversations with TFs at least three times over the summer
  • Join IC-led department meetings at least twice per week
  • Assist ICs in developing and refining TF professional development sessions
  • Effectively handle issues with IC commitment or performance
  • Check-in and communicate regularly with DCI regarding IC progress, including two meetings per week
  • Engage fully in the Breakthrough San Francisco community

Wrap-Up Week: July 29 - 31, 2024 (done remotely)

  • Submit a final narrative evaluation for each IC
  • Work with ICs to provide revisions and suggestions on curriculum for next summer’s TFs and ICs
  • Evaluate overall summer program


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Outstanding track record as a professional classroom teacher for at least five years (preferably in grades 5-8)
  • Outstanding knowledge of subject matter and broad knowledge of available resources
  • Experience mentoring and coaching novice teachers 
  • Excellent communication, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
  • People-centered approach; ability to hold others to high standards while also offering support and maintaining positive relationships 
  • Ability to reflect proactively on and participate in discussions around identity, race, gender, and issues of social justice
  • Prior experience with Breakthrough or Summerbridge highly desirable


San Francisco Day School is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. San Francisco Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition or history, pregnancy, expression, gender, sexual orientation,  gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under any federal, state, or local law. San Francisco Day School will provide reasonable accommodation(s) to all qualified candidates and all employees with disabilities, where their disability affects the performance of their essential job functions, except when doing so would create undue hardship. If you need assistance or need to request accommodations, please contact

To Apply

The application is available here. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until March 31, 2024.

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Questions? Contact Sara Marcopulos-Riberal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at 415-568-3662 or