Coaching Specialist

Posted: 05/14/2024


The Coaching Specialist is an education expert in literacy and/or numeracy who is unrelentingly committed to achieving positive and equitable outcomes for students. The Coaching Specialist provides on-site technical support and guidance to members, and coaching to participating schools, ensures fidelity to the program models, and leads data-based decision making to maximize the impact of the program. Alongside Program Managers and Recruiters, Coaching Specialists facilitate positive relationships with partnering sites by advocating for the most effective implementation of Reading Corps and/or Math Corps programming to maximize positive and equitable student outcomes.


Technical Literacy and/or Math Support and Coaching

  • Provide technical supervision and support to a cohort of members at assigned schools to ensure the Reading Corps and/or Math Corps model is delivered with fidelity and students make adequate progress
  • Observe tutors for fidelity to Reading Corps and/or Math Corps assessments and interventions
  • Provide coaching support to tutors and Internal Coaches to maintain high levels of fidelity to the Reading Corps and/or Math Corps model
  • Review program data regularly to ensure consistent implementation (e.g. students served, tutoring minutes) and monitor student progress
  • Participate in data-decision making teams at the site to review data and plan for interventions that best meet the literacy and numeracy needs of students
  • Collaborate with school staff to identify and prioritize students to receive targeted supplemental intervention from Reading Corps and Math Corps tutors
  • Monitor the completeness and accuracy of student data in the Reading Corps or Math Corps online data management systems
  • Maximize the impact of the program by supporting school staff and administrators’ understanding of the program’s purpose, strategically utilizing tutoring resources and data to supplement other school-based services, and sharing data clearly and accurately
  • Actively problem-solve to balance fidelity of the model with fit to the site needs and environmental constraints to maximize student outcomes
  • Incorporate Internal Coach, tutor, and student voices in coaching and tutoring sessions to maximize student engagement and success

Site Partnerships

  • Collaborate closely with Program Managers and Recruiters to facilitate positive relationships with partnering sites by sharing program data regularly, supporting Internal Coaches and tutors to maximize tutor performance, and effectively implementing program models to maximize positive and equitable student outcomes
  • Develop and maintain productive partnerships with sites, including principals, superintendents, tutors, teaching staff and Internal Coaches, and other school-based partners by advocating for the impact of the program with supporting evidence and data
  • Work closely with all partners to ensure open, effective communication and a clear understanding of the program model and site-specific program data, to maximize successful implementation of the model with strong and equitable student outcomes
  • Conduct in person site visits at least quarterly depending on caseload and supervisor direction (regional travel required).
  • Inspire program advocacy in school leaders by sharing data in accurate, accessible ways that maximize program impact and efficacy
  • Build site capacity to manage the programs by developing long-term relationships with stakeholders to promote systems change and build school and/or district level advocates by effectively sharing student outcome data and program impact
  • Support site retention and recruitment, including but not limited to participating in informational sessions for site applicants
  • Co-facilitate new site onboarding with colleagues at new schools to educate teachers and staff about the model and the program impact, outline expectations and define roles, as needed

Member Retention and Engagement

  • Support Member retention, striving to reach 100% for the assigned cohort during the service year. Activities may include, but are not limited to providing individualized equitable support, assisting with member accommodation plans, collaborating with program colleagues on engagement activities such as Corps Days and Days of Service.
  • Support Member recruitment and retention, including but not limited to participating in informational sessions for new tutors and applicants, supporting the member accommodation process, participating in tutor interviews alongside recruiters, and participating in community outreach activities
  • Support new member onboarding, including but not limited to presenting Reading Corps and Math Corps programs and supporting member training 

Secondary Functions

  • Support and participate in various program working groups, such as Site Engagement, Service Experience and/or Talent Acquisition
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree and licensure in education, educational psychology, special education or a related field or equivalent experience


Minimum Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in primary or secondary educational settings, including an understanding of how schools allocate resources and roles typically filled by school staff.
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to build relationships, solve problems, and mediate conflict.
  • Demonstrated commitment to educational equity and cultural competency.
  • Commitment to supporting all members and service recipients enrolled in our programs.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Commitment to develop equity skills and cultural competence of self and others.
  • Knowledge of and experience in literacy or numeracy data and assessments to inform instructional programming, such as using general outcomes measures and curriculum-based measurement.
  • Exceptional relationship building and consultation skills related to assessment and intervention, including the ability to model; observe and provide corrective feedback; ask questions to solve challenges; exercise sound judgment; communicate effectively with individuals, teams, and administrators.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working within Multi-tiered Systems of Support or other data-based decision-making models to support students.
  • Experience facilitating adult learners through training, coaching, supervision, and observation.
  • Success navigating situations that require high emotional intelligence, with an emphasis on self-awareness.


Other Qualifications

  • Understands requirements of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Committed to results for students and constant drive to improve student outcomes equitably.
  • Experience working in the area of social justice.
  • Preferred qualification: Elementary teaching license, held for at least three years, may be current or expired.
  • Preferred qualification: Minimum of three years as a teacher of record.


Physical Requirements

Ampact is committed to compliance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations as possible to enable employees to perform the essential function of their positions. 


This position requires the ability to:

  • Travel locally, statewide, and to Minneapolis, MN as needed to attend meetings
  • Communicate effectively with people/groups in multiple settings within and outside the organization
  • Effectively utilize existing and emerging technology to achieve required results
  • Transporting of moderately heavy objects up to 25 pounds


Ampact offers an excellent benefit package including Medical, HSA, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life, Disability, PTO and 401(k).


Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

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