Job Purpose

The academic specialist oversees and facilitates all academic-related activities at the designated location. This position ensures that all proposed outcomes and expectations for the tutoring program are met through managing the evaluation and assessment process. You manage all respective communication amongst site staff, volunteers and clients relevant to academics.

Duties and Responsibilities

Administration (30%)


  • Assist with continued training and development of volunteer tutors
  • Plan, delegate and oversee duties and responsibilities of all academic-related staff/interns
  • Review and report out student information (student profiles, grade reports, NWEA scores etc.)


  • Communicate with volunteers weekly to ensure they are updated on tutoring plan for respective student
  • Communicate with families (phone, email, newsletter) on a weekly, monthly or periodic basis to discuss topics pertaining to child’s academic performance
  • Communicate with students’ teacher or school faculty on an ongoing basis

Program Coordination (70%)

Program Supervision

  • Supervise all academic related activities on site
  • Provide support as necessary to volunteer tutors on site

Academic Planning

  • Develop weekly tutoring plans for volunteers to implement with their student
  • Maintain and update student profiles

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Track, monitor and evaluate student progress academically
  • Assess and evaluate volunteer performance and development


Bachelors degree required; graduate degree preferred


At least 2-3 years minimum experience working in an educational environment required; leading, teaching or coordinating a youth program and/or classroom. Prior experience working with diverse populations preferred. Prior management experience preferred.

Preference given to candidates holding a reading and/or math endorsement

Candidate should be able to illustrate strength in the following areas: Written and verbal communication skills, critical reasoning and analytical skills, organization and time management

Candidates should be creative thinkers, passionate about youth, culturally responsive, show initiative and be adaptive to the work and program environment

Other information (i.e. personal background, characteristics, professional certification/endorsements) will be taken into consideration

Working conditions

In addition to normal working hours, this position requires you to work outside of normal work hours during evenings and ocassionally weekends. Will travel to and from program location and various meetings within 25 mile radius of program main office

EEO Statement

Mentor2Youth is an equal opportunity employer

Position Type

Part-Time position

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