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Academic Coach


Academic Coach

Position Title: Academic Coach

Position Location:  Salt Lake City, UT – corporate office


Position Summary:

Graduation Alliance 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.


Key Responsibilities:

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 Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in education or counseling is strongly preferred/ or equivalent experience
  • One-year successful educational counseling experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience in high school teaching, tutoring or mentoring is strongly preferred.  A valid teaching, counseling, or administrator license is highly desirable
  • Experience building relationships with at-risk students
  • 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, multi-task and work independently
  • Spanish fluency is highly desired


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