Impact Coach

Job Type

Full Time




415 Delaware Street
Kansas City
United States


Reporting to the Learning and Evaluation Director, the Impact Coach supports 58 AmeriCorps members, across 6 schools, in building the knowledge and skills required to deliver City Year’s Whole School, Whole Child program to students in need of support in grades 3-10. The Impact Coach is the instructional expert who works with AmeriCorps members to identify student learning needs, and provide them with the coaching and tools to drive student academic and social-emotional learning gains.

The Impact Coach is also responsible for partnering with the Learning and Evaluation Director, and each school’s Impact Manager, to develop content for and deliver training sessions, specifically in the areas of behavior/classroom management, English Language Arts (ELA), and math.

Observation and Coaching

  • Ensure student-level impact through observing, coaching, and supporting 58 AmeriCorps Members and 6 Impact Managers
  • At least 3 co-observations of each AmeriCorps member completed in the first semester, followed by observations as needed/recommended by Impact Manager or Impact Coach
  • Bi-weekly check-ins with Impact Managers and Impact Director to review progress made and additional areas to work on
  • Issue assessment reports on challenges, achievements, best practices and lessons learned from observations, bi-weekly check-ins and training sessions delivered
  • Provide one-on-one and team-level academic and social-emotional learning intervention training and support to AmeriCorps members in 6 schools
  • Ensure AmeriCorps members are equipped to deliver high-quality tutoring
  • Ensure AmeriCorps members understand assessment scores and incorporate that information into their lesson planning
  • Train 6 Impact Managers to support AmeriCorps members through observations and coaching sessions

Progress Monitoring

  • In partnership with the Impact Managers and Learning and Evaluation Director, monitor student level progress and performance data (e.g., academic assessment scores, course grades, behavior incidents, daily attendance)
  • Take lead on the site’s use of the Reading Inventory, Math Inventory, and intervention curriculum implementation
  • Coach AmeriCorps members on how to adjust interventions/improve instructional practice based on data and assessments through training and the facilitation of individual AmeriCorps member data reviews
  • Support Impact Managers in generating next steps from data analysis

Practice Design and Improvement

  • In collaboration with the Learning and Evaluation Director, create and implement a plan to equip AmeriCorps members with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve interventions across all indicators, including the integration of social-emotional learning strategies.
  • With the Learning and Evaluation Director, support the creation and management of a year-long training calendar
  • Lead out on the creation and facilitation of professional development for the ELA and Math indicator areas
  • Facilitate as needed for all other areas of professional development
  • Recommend resources to expand literacy, math, attendance, social-emotional learning, and behavior knowledge base of all staff and AmeriCorps members
  • Provide resources on school-wide initiatives to promote culture of learning and engagement
  • Literacy/math/attendance/behavior/college and career events
  • Extended learning time clubs that support student achievement and leadership development

Participation in Organizational Initiatives

  • Devote up to ten days a year to AmeriCorps member recruitment interviews
  • Assist with MLK Day, Opening Day, Annual Gala, Graduation, and other site-wide designated events
  • Attend overnight events including Summer Academy (a conference for all City Year staff held in Boston for one week in the summer), and other local and national events

Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education (or related field) required
  • 3+ years of teaching and/or instructional coaching experience OR experience with adult learning (e.g., supervising student teachers, facilitating professional development at school or other organization)
  • At least 2+ years working in an urban education setting a must
  • Knowledge of the Kansas City Public School district preferred
  • Knowledge of general curriculum (literacy and math preferred) and assessments
  • Demonstrated success in differentiating instruction and improving student achievement
  • Knowledge of Missouri State Standards
  • Knowledge of standards-based assessments and instruction a must
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel
  • Thrives in diverse, youthful, high energy, entrepreneurial, and fast-changing environment
  • Able to execute on goals within flexible and changing environments
  • Willingness to powerfully represent City Year, including wearing the City Year uniform, and upholding all City Year professional standards
  • AmeriCorps/City Year alumni are encouraged to apply

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should complete the online application and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter in the "Resume/CV" field on the "My Experience" page in the application. Internal applicants should apply through cyresource.