Mathematics Coach


The COMPASS Regional Mathematics Coach, will serve as a part of the statewide system of regional support to educators and school leaders to implement evidence-based instructional strategies in standards-based mathematics.  This position will work with state math leaders and regional centers to support regional professional learning to promote a deep understanding of math standards, content, learning progressions, and pedagogy necessary for implementation of standards and effective teaching in PK-12 math environments.  

The regional mathematics coach continuously utilizes data to inform instructional practices related to standards-based education and facilitates communications and planning with sites and districts to advance student success and accelerate student learning. This position will work with regional sites on processes and coaching support for educators and educational leaders to improve their capacity to fully implement evidence-based mathematics, engage families, and develop educator competency and efficacy - thereby increasing the mathematics skills of historically underserved children in Minnesota.

The regional math coach will work in partnership with state and regional teams to support educators and build administrative growth around mathematics, assessment, and data including understanding standards and benchmarks and the developmental processes of learning mathematics. This position will work with sites with the alignment of resources to state standards.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statewide Mathematics Team Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of this team under the leadership of the COMPASS Math Specialist:
  • Participate in communities of practice to deepen understanding and skill in math standards, math progressions, math instructional pedagogy, and standards-based implementation.
  • Stay apprised of current research and evidence-based practices for mathematics instruction.
  • Collaboratively develop tools, resources, professional development modules, and programming.

Minnesota Service Cooperative (MSC) Responsibilities

  • Serve as a math specialist on the regional COMPASS team. Collaborate with colleagues to ensure mathematics  support provided is aligned to MnMTSS.
  • Collect and analyze regional knowledge and capacity data to identify messaging, training, support, and coaching needs to build capacity for implementing effective math practices within the MnMTSS framework.

District and School Responsibilities

  • Support districts in the implementation and alignment of a MnMTSS system utilizing evidence-based practices and standards-based mathematics curriculum.
  • Support implementation of evidence-based mathematics practices in PK-12 settings.
  • Support district and school teams in data collection and analysis to ensure data is being used effectively to inform instruction to support student growth and achievement across all Tiers.
  • Support district and school leaders to plan for continuous improvement of Tier 1/universal  instruction through engagement with COMPASS supports and services, such as regional leads in content areas of literacy or math and professional development in Learning Acceleration (Atlas).
  • Familiarize teachers and administration with the research on effective mathematics practices and evidence-based practices.
  • Work collectively with peers and the MN Department of Education in reflecting on personal learning and how that learning supports student achievement and growth of students.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  1. Proficient in working with diverse groups, and leadership teams, addressing inequities, and supporting change and transformation in systems.
  2. Thorough understanding of pedagogy and best practices within mathematics education
  3. Understanding of adult learning principles
  4. Ability to function cooperatively as a member of a team
  5. Ability to reflect on and continuously improve professional practices in response to coaching
  6. Proficiency in group facilitation
  7. Proficiency in addressing educational inequity in previous positions
  8. Ability to adapt to and work with a variety of school contexts
  9. Ability to create a collaborative partnership with educators
  10. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  11. Creative analytical and problem-solving skills
  12. Effective written and verbal communication skills
  13. Ability to work effectively and efficiently across agencies and partnerships; individually and as a team member
  14. Ability to show initiative in resolving problems
  15. Ability to assume responsibility, be well organized, execute initiatives from directives and approved self-initiatives
  16. Ability to build open, honest, and trustworthy relationships with people of various personality styles and behaviors – internally and externally
  17. Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and customer service-based manner at all times
  18. Proficient in the use of office applications and online learning platforms
  19. Proficiency in adapting to new software and digital tools

Education and Experience

Bachelors in mathematics, education, or related field

  • Masters in education or related field
  • Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating district-wide initiatives and professional learning connected to mathematics
  • Current administrative license

Environment & Physical Demands

This job operates in a hybrid office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some office organization and event set-up/tear-down are required. This would require the ability to move and lift 30 lbs., stand for extended periods, and carry items a short distance as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, 260-day, grant-funded position. Hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but occasional events outside the typical work day, travel to the Minnesota Department of Education, and within the region are expected.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits, including TRA and a flexible work environment.


Send resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to Michelle Wang, Education Director,