Academic Coach

City of Lakes AmeriCorps

About the organization

City of Lakes AmeriCorps (CoL) is one of the oldest AmeriCorps programs in the Twin Cities. For over 25 years, our members have served the youth of Minneapolis. CoL members gain unparalleled hands-on experience working with students, teachers, families, and fellow corps members. They serve as a cohort of emerging leaders who focus on developing their professional and interpersonal skills while exploring the fields of education and youth development within the context of a large urban school system.


Member will serve during the school day at a Minneapolis Public Schools site to provide a caseload of middle school Long-Term English Learner students (LTELs) students with intensive academic coaching focused on English Language Development. This includes direct instruction using an Academic Language Development curriculum as well as daily in-class support in content classes (science, social studies, English language arts and math). To do this, members build positive relationships with youth and collaborate with ESL and content teachers. Additional responsibilities include family engagement through ongoing communication with families and two family engagement events, involvement in after school programs, participation in twice-monthly program trainings.

Full and part-time positions are available. Full-time members provide all four interventions (academic language tutoring, content class support, after school activities and family engagement), while part-time members complete one, two or three of these interventions depending on their hours commitment. Somali, Spanish and Hmong speakers are particularly desired.

SERVICE TERM: August 24, 2020 – June 18, 2021


Applicants must meet City of Lakes AmeriCorps program eligibility requirements. Somali, Spanish, Hmong, and other second language speakers are particularly desired.

• Must be a US citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must have a high school diploma/GED and related work/volunteer experience OR concurrently enrolled in a post-secondary education-related degree program (youth development, teacher preparation, school social work, etc.)
• Must pass a mandatory background check
• Ability to speak, read and write English fluently
• Interest in education, specifically helping adolescent English Learners develop language and literacy skills
• Ability to work with students in a variety of physical spaces (moving frequently within a classroom and around the school)
• Ability to supervise groups of up to 15 students independently
• Ability to build and nurture positive relationships with adolescents
• Excellent interpersonal and professional communication skills
• Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from supervisors and program staff
• Excellent time management and decision-making skills
• Ability to work with diverse personalities
• General computer skills, including ability to navigate online systems and email
• Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity
• Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging, high-pressure environment
• Commitment to community service


$649 biweekly

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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