AmeriCorps - Academic Coach

Job Type

Full Time




1877 Bay Road
East Palo Alto
United States


Position: AmeriCorps – Academic Coach

College Track’s Academic Affairs Department ensures all College Track students are academically ready for college admission. Coaches are the primary direct service providers and advocates for students making sure they receive academic supports aligned to their individual needs. Coaches will also gain administrative experience by fulfilling day-to-day administrative tasks and running at least one administrative project throughout the school year.

The goal of the Academic Affairs program is to give students the academic support necessary to graduate from high school college-ready and college-eligible. For most students, academic readiness means a GPA of 3.0 or higher, an ACT English score of an 18 and an ACT Math score of 22 or higher.


●      Bachelor’s degree, or currently working toward degree

●      Passion for and commitment to college access and success

●      Experience working with a diverse population students in a relevant program 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


●      Oversee the success of a cohort of students via advising, connecting students with on-site tutors, assist students in making a plan for credit recovery programming support, outreach, and data analysis

●      Manage the tutoring room, student behavior, and assist in building student-tutor relationships and engagement

●      Embed and model academic habits — organization, time management, self-advocacy, and study habits — in mentorship of all students

●      Participate in weekly professional development and meetings to discuss student needs and target students

●      Collect, analyze, and use data to suggest and create program improvements

●      Complete administrative tasks including, but not limited to, maintaining the center, monitoring technology, taking attendance, chaperoning field trips, entering data, and contacting parents and teachers, administering practice tests

●      Attend onboarding and orientation prior to the start of the Summer, Fall, and Spring sessions as well as professional development and networking opportunities provided by College Track outside of work hours

●      Assist with capacity building projects as assigned by the Academic Affairs Director

How to Apply

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.

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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.



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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