JOB STATUS:  Open Until Filled

GRADE LEVEL/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher Contract/ 10 months (210 days)


WORK LOCATION:   School Site




GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach provides school-based leadership to advance literacy development for all students at the assigned school.  The Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach supports either middle or elementary schools by building teacher capacity and understanding of the English/language arts curriculum and instructional practices aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning.   The Reading Specialist/Literacy Instructional Coach is responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching, and providing non-evaluative feedback to teachers.  The Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach supports teachers and administrators through professional development, coaching, and providing appropriately aligned resources to foster student academic success.  This is not a supervisory position and does not include evaluation of colleagues.






GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:  Work requires frequent standing, sitting, walking, light lifting up to 10 pounds, vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and visual acuity for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.


HOW TO APPLY: All applicants (including RPS employees) must submit an on-line application. Please access website at:

Please upload the following information with your application: a current resume, transcript and license if applicable.

Three reference names and contact information will be required if you progress to the interview step of the selection process. Richmond Public Schools will conduct a background investigation, fingerprinting and tuberculosis screening as a condition of employment.  EOE.


START DATE: Based on School Board approval