Academic Coach The American Academy
The American Academy is looking for an Academic Coach to join a team dedicated to helping at-risk students reach graduation day. Academic Coaches work directly with students via phone, email, text, chat and other social media to implement prescribed interventions intended to increase student success. Working from our downtown Salt Lake City office, coaches are the primary point of contact for academic resources, work with students to develop learning plans, assist with study skills and help them stay motivated.
Our ideal candidate has a passion for and experience in helping students, especially those who have
faced substantial life obstacles that previously have prevented academic success.
Academic Coaches mentor students proactively through the process of completing and earning a high
school diploma, including:
Implementing prescribed interventions to help promote student success.
Providing program information and enrollment assistance to students and parents.
Assisting students in creating and maintaining a learning plan.
Reviewing post-school goals and coordinating with local student advocates to help students create a ?high school and beyond? plan.
Scheduling and coordinating student testing.
Ensuring students have the tools, supplies and support they need to maintain their goals.
Monitoring, tracking and recording student communications and interactions.
Ensuring that processes and procedures comply with local, school district and federal
regulations as defined by senior management.
Desired Experience and Requirement
A valid teaching, counseling, or administrator license is highly desirable.
An undergraduate degree is required; a degree in education or counseling is strongly preferred.
One-year successful educational counseling experience is strongly preferred.
Experience in high school teaching, tutoring or mentoring, or high school operations is
The ability to build relationships with at-risk students through a variety of communication methods.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Critical thinking, curiosity and good listening skills.
Well-developed emotional intelligence (ability to empathize/sympathize and motivate).
Comfort with technology, social media and learning management systems.
Team-focused, ?can-do? attitude about the achievement of goals.
Superior organizational skills, ability to prioritize, multitask and work independently.
Spanish fluency is highly desired.
About Our Company:
The American Academy is a premier online high school and education services provider. We know what high schools need, because we run one ourselves, in addition to our successful Dropout Recovery Programs currently running in several states.
As an education services provider, The American Academy partners with public school districts to offer locally-supported full- and part-time online programs to high school-age students in their district. Our mission is to help students who have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of high school to complete their high school diplomas online. We partner with local school districts to recover lost students and put them on the path to success, and a high school diploma.
The American Academy's private online high school works with students of all ages throughout the world to recover credits or earn an accredited high school diploma.
About Our Work Environment:
Our culture and environment encourage people who want to make significant contributions, work on challenging assignments, and prefer an open-minded approach to work. As a startup we seek people who are not afraid to take on varied assignments and to help out wherever needed. Someone looking for a structured corporate environment with weeks of training before starting the job need not apply ? at TAA we jump in, learn and get things done.
We have an exciting, open work environment that encourages team members to brainstorm, share ideas, try new things and learn from past experiences. We look for team members who can challenge the status quo, understand the bigger picture and make good decisions. We strive to help our employees achieve personal goals while contributing to the overall team effort.
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