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OrganizationCity of Promise
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 10, 2021
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$46,000-$53,000


The Pathway Coach for grades 5-8 is responsible for supporting the academic success of students in upper elementary and middle school.  The Coach will build relationships with youth, parents, school personnel and partners to identify student needs, develop a strategic game plan for each child, connect students with necessary supports, and regularly assess and adjust the game plan. The coach will work with students and families in the development of family goals, provide transportation, and make referrals.


  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, cultural competence, humility, and the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with diverse populations. 
  • Commitment to growth and understanding of best practices in family literacy and positive youth development. 

Job Duties


Assessment/Case Planning/Service Provision 

  • Serve as liaison between students/parents and school staff and partners. 
  • Collaborate with parents/guardians to develop individualized plans to meet student needs.  
  • Monitor attendance, behavior, and academic progress of students.  
  • Support students in the creation of academic plans. 
  • Support student participation in tutoring and mentoring. 
  • Plan field trips and other educational programs. 
  • Connect students to extra-curricular activities, camps, workshops, and leadership opportunities. 
  • Coordinate activities and facilitate student participation in programs led by colleagues. 
  • Connect with constituents in the neighborhood; assist in distributing promotional materials. 
  • Collaborate with community agencies in the delivery of services and programs. 
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences as requested. 
  • Attend and participate in regular school staff meetings as requested. 
  • Enter, data, prepare program reports and any other regular required documentation. 
  • Accept other appropriate duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Skills Required


  • Education: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree.  in Human Services, education, or youth development. 
  • Experience: At least two years of experience in related field. Experience serving under-resourced communities required. 
  • Skills: Candidate must have a valid driver’s license. meet the minimum auto insurance requirement; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Requirements: Frequent evening and occasional weekend work required. 




Additional Info


Human Service Knowledge and Abilities 

  • Keep informed on best practices and emerging research related to school success, family self-sufficiency, and community change. 
  • Keep informed on issues related to critical mentoring, diversity, equity, inclusion, and trauma-informed practices. 
  • Participate in professional development activities. 


  • Participate in agency data collection and analysis. 
  • Enter all data on a regular basis. 
  • Maintain up-to-date records on program participants and activities. 
  • Respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner. 
  • Conduct and coordinate evaluation of the program in order to improve and advance service delivery and outcomes.  
  • Insure confidentiality of all records and files.