Who We Are Looking For:College Track is searching for motivated, committed, and creative leaders who steadfastly believe that all students are born with the potential to graduate from college. These leaders must be devoted to working relentlessly to ensure that all CT students develop the academic and non-cognitive skills needed to succeed in high school and college. The Academic Coach will be an individual who thrives on challenges and opportunity.
About the Role: Academic Coach (Part-Time about 20hrs/week)*
The Academic Coach will work with the San Francisco Academic Affairs program. The goal of this team is to give students the academic support necessary to graduate college-ready and college-eligible. For most students, this means a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 23 or higher. Academic Coaches (ACs) are responsible for ensuring that all College Track students maximize their potential. CT students must receive support aligned to their individual needs, and ACs are the primary advocates of those needs.
Academic Coaches may tutor students in 9th-12th grade subjects, teach ACT workshops, lead study skills workshops, provide academic advising, outreach to teachers, counselors, and families, administer practice tests, manage a caseload of students to academic outcomes, develop curriculum, and manage programming. ACs will also play an integral role in maintaining a positive site culture and driving student achievement by managing student productivity and well-being in public spaces.
General Responsibilities May Include:
Work 16-20 hours per week, primarily 3:00 - 7:00 P.M. Mondays through Fridays with additional hours on some Saturdays
Attend onboarding and orientation prior to the start of the summer, fall, and spring sessions
Provide targeted academic and advising support, which may include subject-specific tutoring, advisory classes, book groups, group and individual tutoring, academic workshops, and ACT workshops**
Oversee the success of approximately 15 – 20 students via academic advising, goal-setting, outreach, and programming support
Embed and model habits that impact academic achievement (including organization, time management, self-advocacy, growth mindset, and study habits)
Plan lessons and be knowledgeable of engaging, skill-building activities and tools
Support students through college and scholarship application process
Support orientation and outreach activities such as Field Days, outdoor education, family potlucks, and carnivals
Participate in weekly professional development and meetings to discuss student needs and develop skills to provide targeted supports
Meet regularly with your manager and participate in regular feedback, including formal and informal observations
Complete administrative tasks including, but not limited to, maintaining the center, monitoring workshop space, monitoring technology, taking attendance, inputting and tracking data, maintaining accurate student records, and contacting students
Facilitate community building exercises that reference our core values
Collect, analyze, and utilize data to maintain and advance program quality
Organize and maintain program supplies to ensure students have access to the tools they need daily
Other duties as assigned
**Academic Coaches will also have role-specific responsibilities either as Workshop Instructors or Tutors. Description of each is provided below:
Deliver curriculum to meet learning objectives and adapt lessons to meet student needs
Manage a classroom of 10-20 students
Prepare classroom materials and resources
Provide small group and individual tutoring within a large tutoring room
Uphold tutoring room expectations by managing student behavior and monitoring productivity
Challenge students to reach content mastery through homework help and supplemental learning activities
We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.
College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
Associate's degree, Bachelor’s degree, or currently working toward degree
Passion for and commitment to educational access
1-year experience working with a diverse population of underserved students in a relevant area (e.g. tutoring or teaching, college advising, or youth development)
Strong facilitation skills
Outstanding problem-solving skills
Ability to be a self-starter and identify opportunities for self-improvement and productive uses of undirected time
Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative mindset
Ability to quickly build rapport with students and keep them motivated and productive
High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence
Cleared background check and TB test before start date
Subject expertise in Math, Science, and/or Spanish preferred
Bilingual preferred, Spanish-speaking preference
Minimum availability: 3 days a week. Monday - Friday.
College Track recruits students from underserved communities and works continuously with them from the summer before ninth grade through college graduation. Our 10-year program removes the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach our students the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.