Education Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


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Los Angeles
United States


Education Coordinator, Classroom Champions USA

Los Angeles, CA

Job description

The Education Coordinator has a strong desire to create positive change in the world through education, innovation, and championing teachers. Classroom Champions connects athletes training for the national Olympic or Paralympic team, for NCAA Division One sports, or for professional competition with classrooms of kids for a year-long mentorship. Each day is different for the Education Coordinator, but all duties are centered around nurturing relationships with teachers, and supporting a unique ecosystem that fosters the social and emotional growth of K-8 students.

This warm, energetic, and passionate person is responsible for being the in-person teacher and district contact representing Classroom Champions (CC) in the Los Angeles Unified School District: Local Northwest, as well as virtually supporting teachers participating in CC programming across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to being a frequent presence in LAUSD classrooms, s/he will conduct teacher trainings, and support other events as required. Ability to do some traveling is expected, especially when it comes time to bring athlete mentors to visit their classrooms in the spring, to take part in running our international teacher conference, or to meet with the whole CC team in Calgary. This person will be located remotely in L.A., and will work as part of our vibrant education team under the direction of the Director of Education.

The Education Coordinator must have initiative and self-managing skills to be able to work independently with very little direction and is capable of handling and prioritizing multiple tasks while ensuring professionalism, confidentiality, diplomacy, and tact. S/he has stellar interpersonal skills and works to build solid, trusting, collaborative relationships with colleagues.

General Duties

Foster Teacher and District Relationships:

  • Maintain a close and highly responsive relationship to a group of teachers participating in Classroom Champions in LAUSD, including building relationships with their principals and with district personnel
  • Maintain a close and highly responsive relationship to a group of teachers participating in Classroom Champions, mainly in the U.S.
  • Keep a regular correspondence relationship with teachers, including some technology troubleshooting
  • Encourage and track teacher engagement through moderating an online internal network
  • Assist in scheduling and execution of live video chats
  • Support the planning and smooth execution of in-person mentor visits and various other relationship-building opportunities like hosting a CC table at Open House or speaking to the School Board.
  • Facilitate local media presence at Classroom Champions/LAUSD events

Instructional Support:

  • Assist in planning and running the annual in-person social emotional learning focused teachers’ conference in Calgary
  • Teach online and in-person orientations, planning meetings, and other seminars
  • Track professional development hours, and provide documentation to teachers
  • Assist in creating materials as needed for specific targeted initiatives
  • Provide brief written feedback to athlete mentors on video lessons
  • Support the growth and development of the organization
  • Use observations and teacher feedback to adapt professional development and support

Teacher Recruitment and Applications:

  • Help to recruit teachers in targeted areas through relationships and communications plan. Track and document all outreach
  • Administrative tasks during the spring application season

Support Research Team and Development Director:

  • Upon completion of training, apply expertise in the Classroom Champions program metrics and impacts, and in the effects of poverty on children, to all work
  • Ensure teachers complete yearly surveys, and administer surveys or scoring rubrics to their students
  • Work with the research team to introduce and execute Memorandums of Understanding with targeted school districts and/or apply for research approvals
  • Participate fully in the CC professional reading group
  • Work to support the creation of grant applications, such as finding demographics data, simple research of the areas served by various grants, proofreading of narrative

Desired Skills and Experience

  • College degree and some teaching experience required
  • Teaching K-8 experience required
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Efficiency, attention to detail
  • Personable. Ability to work well with others, including remote team
  • Works hard, and cheerfully, under deadline and while multitasking
  • Preference given to candidates who have worked in the nonprofit world
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Gmail, Apple Pages, working with a database platform, and just plain old computer literate, in general
  • Demonstrates professional email etiquette
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Quick, accurate writer with little need for editing
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Shows initiative, self-motivated
  • Ability to be proactive, with strong decision making abilities
  • Flexibility – time and job variation
  • Experience with social good or charitable causes is a bonus
  • Regularly deals with confidential material and information with high discretion and professionalism
  • In depth knowledge of sports not required
  • Strong desire to change the world…

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply for this position please send a cover letter and your resume.