Instructional Coach

Staff / Seasonal

EXPLO, Norwood, MA

Instructional Coach

Weston, MA

June 21, 2024 – August 10, 2024

We are seeking creative, inspiring educators to mentor emerging Instructors and ensure lasting, meaningful learning experiences for our students.

About Us

At EXPLO, our engine is curiosity. We drive joyful learning through investigation, collaboration, and play.

We’re a mission-driven, educational non-profit with more than 89,000 student alumni who hail from 90 countries. We offer day and residential summer programs for clever and curious students in grades 4 through 12 on three of the most beautiful college campuses on the East Coast of the U.S. For many, EXPLO is a life-changing experience. Our students sometimes describe it as the place where they feel like the truest version of themselves. We know you’ll transform the lives of our students. We hope the experience will transform yours, too.

EXPLO’s summer programs run this summer fromJune 30th to August 9th, 2024, with staff orientation beginning on June 22nd. This role is available at:

  • EXPLO Junior, for students in grades 4-7 at Regis College in Weston, MA.

The Opportunity

Instructional Coaches are part of the Office of Teaching + Learning which is responsible for ensuring students have the best possible experience in their career concentrations, workshops, and electives while at the Program. Instructional Coaches supervise and mentor Instructors, many of whom are first-time teachers. They observe Instructors in the classroom and work together to find imaginative ways to deliver planned curriculum, strengthen Instructors’ teaching skills, and gain confidence in the classroom throughout the summer. Coaches also support Instructors in procuring materials, setting up classrooms, and coordinating special events for their workshops and electives. In addition to their primary job responsibilities, Instructional Coaches will also perform a variety of other tasks that contribute to the Program’s success, which may include chaperoning weekend trips, teaching an elective, leading student activities, or assisting with event setup.

Teacher Supervision + Coaching

  • Conduct regular classroom observations and provide professional feedback to teachers
  • Ensure that academic offerings are fun yet appropriately challenging for students
  • Work with teachers to revise lessons and respond to student feedback
  • Coach teachers in a variety of instructional strategies including hands-on and experiential learning
  • Develop a collaborative relationship with teachers that focuses on strengthening their skills and gaining confidence in the classroom
  • Develop and facilitate professional development workshops for teachers
  • Support teachers in creating inclusive learning environments

Campus Operations + Student Life

  • Provide leadership in all aspects of the summer program, including off-campus trips, activities, workshops, and evening events
  • Live on campus, and support operational and programmatic tasks as needed; this will include a variety of tasks, as they may be assigned to you, that are necessary to program function

About You

You’ve got:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • An understanding of project-based teaching strategies, and how to engage students through hands-on learning
  • Availability to live and work on campus for the duration of the summer program

Ideally, you’ve also got:

  • 2+ years of professional teaching experience by the summer, or the equivalent at EXPLO or a similar program

Compensation + Benefits

This is a seven week, seasonal position. Remote training for this role may begin as early as January 2024. In person training begins in mid-June 2024. Compensation for this role starts at $6400 plus room and board.

Other benefits include:

  • Room and board for the duration of 7-week program including all meals
  • Staff-only affinity spaces and other professional support and development opportunities
  • A week-long, hands-on orientation and job training
  • Best in the industry staff to student ratios
  • Daily time off that typically includes every other night off and one weekend day per weekend off
  • Openness to working with your college or university to support internship or practicum credit for your EXPLO work
  • EXPLO offers two certifications for summer staff members to honor and illustrate the skills built throughout the program. Certifications include: “Experiential Learning: Student-Centered Teaching” and “Coaching for Growth”

Interested in learning more? Apply now! You can learn more about other positions, the application process, or read about former EXPLO faculty at our Faculty Hiring website or by contacting us at 781-762-7400 or

EXPLO is an equal opportunity employer. EXPLO, as a part of the Exploration School, does not discriminate on the basis of physical handicap, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarships, or other social programs. It affords all students the rights and privileges that are generally made available at the School.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: Up to $6,400.00 per year

Grade school specialties:

  • 4th grade
  • 5th grade
  • 6th grade
  • 7th grade

Work Location: In person


Norwood, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender