Academic Coach for College Access Program

Job Type

Part Time
Contract

Salary

Details: $15-$22/hour DOE

Published

06/12/2018

Start Date

08/27/2018

Application Deadline

07/17/2018

Address

4301 3rd Street
San Francisco
San Francisco
CA
94124
United States

Description

About College Track:

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning their college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have ten centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area with more than 3,000 students on the path to upward social mobility.


To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org


Why join the College Track team?

  1. Impact Students – Everyday you will have the opportunity and the responsibility to push highly motivated students to build their set of academic and non-cognitive skills so they can not only attend college but graduate from college.
  2. Change Communities – You will be part of the movement to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in historically underserved communities, and you will witness successes, both small and large, each day.
  3. Experience the Education System – As a CT Student Support Coach, you will immerse yourself in work with our local school system, and you may participate in discussions about ways to improve local, state, and national education systems.
  4. Develop Your Career – CT Student Support Coaches will have opportunities to participate in professional development and network with others dedicated to improving our nation’s education system.


Who are we 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 Student Success Coach will be an individual who thrives on challenges and opportunity.


Coaches at College Track are responsible for ensuring that all College Track students maximize their potential. CT students must receive support aligned to their individual needs, and the Student Success Coaches will join a team of Coaches as the primary advocates of those needs. Under the guidance of their direct manager, they will develop and adapt programs that meet the needs of each student. Coaches will also help build and scale student culture in our site and our students’ high schools. Coaches may visit high schools to observe students, collect student data, meet with school staff regarding CT students, and assist with college completion activities hosted by the school. At the CT site coaches 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. We are hiring Coaches for both the Academics and Student Life/Wellness programs.


Academic Affairs (August 27 start date): The goal of the Academic Affairs program 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. Coaches in Academic Affairs 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. Coaches work 3-7 PM, Monday-Friday. There are also some workshops and events on Saturdays (hours vary).


General Responsibilities

Administrative/Prep

  • Work 16-20 hours per week, primarily 3:00-7:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays with additional hours on some Saturdays
  • Attend onboarding and orientation prior to the start of the summer, fall, and spring sessions
  • Participate in weekly professional development and meetings to discuss student needs, and develop skill 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, organizing and maintaining program supplies to ensure students have access to the tools they need, monitoring workshop space, monitoring technology, taking attendance, inputting and tracking data, maintaining accurate student records, and contacting students
  • Work with site staff to ensure effective programming

Student Support:

  • Oversee the success of approximately students via advising, programming support, outreach, and data analysis
  • Embed and model habits that impact academic achievement (including organization, time management, self­-advocacy, growth mindset, and study habits)
  • Interact with students and families in a variety of settings (individually, small groups, large groups)


Coaches will also have role-specific responsibilities either as Workshop Instructors or Tutors:

Workshop Instructors

  • 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

Tutors

  • 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


Interested in a full-time service opportunity?

Complete a service year through BAYAC AmeriCorps (bayac.org) with College Track! Job responsibilities are the same for AmeriCorps members as they are for part-time Academic Coach, but with additional project management, increased program responsibility, and added opportunities for professional development.


Hiring for AmeriCorps positions with College Track is done in collaboration with Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium. Apply for AmeriCorps positions here and email sfacademics@collegetrack.org to let us know that you applied via AmeriCorps!



Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently working toward degree
  • Subject expertise in Math, Science, and/or Spanish preferred
  • Spanish-speaker preferred
  • 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
  • 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


How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to sfacademics@collegetrack.org.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to sfacademics@collegetrack.org.


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