The Learning Coach will report directly to the Site Director and will drive the quality delivery of an online academic program. They will ensure the site achieves student learning, development targets and high-quality program outcomes by fostering a structured and supportive learning community; as well as encouraging student-to-student connections (e.g., forming peer-to-peer study groups) to expand the student's learning support network and sense of belonging in an online educational program. The Learning Coach will be charged with developing meaningful relationships with students through regular and effective communication, to support their academic coursework and drive internship readiness. They will support all aspects of the academic program and be able to effectively guide students to program resources. The Learning Coach will work collaboratively with our academic partners, along with other members of the Year Up team to improve, iterate, and continuously develop the program.
The ideal candidate will be a strong and effective communicator who can expertly navigate a variety of responsibilities and ensure strong program outcomes. The candidate will have a passion for working with young adults and have extensive knowledge of how to deliver an academic program with quality in an online environment, including but not limited to an understanding of the principles of adult learning, how to effectively remove barriers to learning, and how to support and engage students in an open/flipped classroom environment. The candidate will also be a positive and collaborative leader who has a problem-solving mindset, will thrive in a fast-paced environment, and is comfortable with ambiguity. This position requires an understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges of operating a high-caliber youth and workforce development organization in an existing higher education institution. The Learning Coach will have the unique ability to inspire young adults by fostering an environment of learning, development, and innovation.
In keeping with Year Up's values, the Learning Coach will also have the opportunity to interact with students as coach, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment, with trust among students, faculty and site leaders.
Academic Planning and Design
Site Team/Learning Community Member
Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults-no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country-a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults; and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up's intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 35,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity: http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/
As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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The Learning Coach will report directly to the Site Director and will drive the quality delivery of an online academic program. They will ensure the site achieves student learning, development targets and high-quality program…