Summer Learning Coach
SUMMER COACH POSITION OVERVIEW
This summer, we are extending our programming to students to avoid learning loss and to provide more social opportunities for them! We are looking for Summer Learning Coaches to run summer programs at our Manchester, NH location. The mornings at KaiPod sites will focus on academics and the afternoons will be filled with enrichment. Each Summer Learning Coach will receive a thematic unit plan with materials (science, art or games based on the session) to implement with students. Coaches will also have access to pod games and materials to offer other facilitated socialization times at the pods, too.
There are three core responsibilities to being a Summer Programs KaiPod Coach:
Create a positive social experience for students. A Kaipod Coach’s primary responsibility is to lead and create an incredibly positive student culture. KaiPod is a space where students make friends, complete challenging enrichments, and look forward to coming everyday. Together, the Coach and students work on developing social skills that are critical for life success.
Support students with academics. Each morning, students will participate in academic programming. Some students will come with their own homeschool curriculum. Others will use our blended learning programs. KaiPod Coaches accelerate student learning by supporting students in both of these areas.
Lead engaging thematic enrichments. Each afternoon, the KaiPod Coach will guide students through a two-hour thematic enrichment that has been planned for both the coach and students. Enrichments will include science, art and games based on the session theme. The Coach will need to make the plan come alive with students!
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, FUNCTIONS
- 3rd - 10th grade classroom teachers who have a track record of supporting academic growth and creating a positive classroom environment are ideal candidates for all learners.
- Familiar with relevant state learning standards. Able to identify where a student is struggling academically and is able to support them or find resources to help for core content areas including ELA, math and science.
- Tech savvy. Able to navigate online learning platforms and curricula like Lexia Learning and Zearn Math.
- A leader and culture builder. Think strategically about how to create a harmonious environment where kids want to be and have fun!
- Organized and prepared. Pod activities planned in advance and ready to go.
- Support students in trying new things, having fun and exploring new content.
- Exercises exceptionally good judgment. Errs on the side of caution and safety when making decisions concerning students.
- Solutions oriented. Quick to identify and communicate challenges. Equally as quick to propose solutions and options.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS
- Working towards a Bachelor's degree.
- At least 2 years of teaching or camp counselor experience.
- Experience working with students with students with neurodiversities.
- Other experience working with young people (e.g. - coaching) is also prioritized.
We are looking for coaches who can commit to the following two sessions:
- June 26, 2023 - July 14, 2023
- August 14, 2023 - August 31, 2023
- Summer Coach Hours 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday- Friday
- Compensation is $1,000 per week
*Please still consider applying if you can make most of these weeks work with your schedule. We have some flexibility.
Small group in-person learning centers for kids in 3rd - 12th grade!