Academic Sucess Coordinator

Organization Profile:

Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success. We believe that the power of student ideas in action drives youth to reach their fullest potential in school and beyond. Our four-year high school program offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, academics, and personal support that attracts and motivates many students who are otherwise at high risk of failing classes and dropping out of high school.

Our students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses. This real-world business experience makes school relevant and motivates them to succeed. To help them become college-eligible, students also receive individualized academic support and advising for their school-work and college planning.

BUILD currently serves over 1000 high school students at programs located in Redwood City and Oakland, CA; Washington DC; and Boston, MA. For more information see:

Position Summary:

Reporting to the College Access Program Manager, the Academic Success Coordinator ensures that 10th-12th grade BUILD students receive the tutoring, resources, and academic support they need to succeed in all of their classes. The Academic Success Coordinator manages the North/West Oakland site’s afterschool Academic Success Center, including students, academic mentors and tutors, Monday-Thursday from 4pm-7pm. The Academic Success Coordinator will specifically focus on providing and coordinating support and resources for students who have been identified by the College Access Program Manager, based on grade reports, as needing additional academic intervention and support. In most instances, students will have an academic GPA below 2.0 and/or will be failing 1 or more A-G requirements. The Academic Success Coordinator, with the support of the College Access Program Manager, will support an overall case load of 50-60 academically underperforming students, with 8-12 students attending the Academic Success Center each night.

Position Responsibilities:

  • ·Academic Success Center Management (50%)
    • oThe Academic Success Coordinator manages the Academic Success Center by implementing systems and structures for student accountability and success, including: taking attendance, distributing daily goal handouts, monitoring and correcting student behavior, holding students accountable, collecting and analyzing data and maintaining student records.
    • ·Student Relationships (30%)
      • oThe Academic Success Coordinator builds rapport with students and ensures, with strong behavior management, that all students in the Academic Success Center are on task for credit recovery and homework completion sessions. The Academic Success Coordinator will conduct academic advising meetings with students, provide tutoring, and connect students to resources both within and beyond the Academic Success Center. The Academic Success Coordinator has the opportunity to influence BUILD students to complete their homework assignments, improve their grades and become eligible to attend a four year college.
      • ·Volunteer and Paid Tutor Management (20%)
        • oThe Academic Success Coordinator will manage volunteers and paid tutors by building rapport with tutors, identifying which BUILD students are most in need of tutoring and effectively matching students with tutors for sessions. The Academic Success Coordinator supports tutors and teaches BUILD students to utilize academic support resources available to them.

Candidate Requirements:

  • ·Bachelor’s Degree required
  • ·Minimum 2 years experience working with under-resourced youth and managing programs/projects with proven track record of successful relationships and program impact required
  • ·Experience managing a classroom preferred
  • ·Coursework in education, teaching credential or current enrollment in a teaching credential program preferred
  • ·Experience managing volunteers preferred

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:

  • ·Project Managementidentifies all the necessary steps of a project [thoroughly thinks through and plans for every component of the project], sets appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly between prioritized tasks, identifies required participants, and holds self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines
  • ·Quantitative Analysiscollects and reviews quantitative data sets in order to recognize patterns, identifies additional information or data needed, and draw conclusions
  • ·Problem Solvingidentifies and/or anticipates a problem, analyzes the situation, offers an appropriate range of recommended solutions, and when appropriate, decides on and implements course of action in a timely manner
  • ·Communicationutilizes verbal and written skills to effectively communicate a message particular to an audience and to meet relevant goals, using clear, concise, appropriate, and grammatically correct language
  • ·Group/Team Facilitationhelps a group define and/or achieve its goals and objectives through guiding an engaging and inclusive process to reach conclusion. Uses a variety of techniques to effectively deliver information to students and adults.


$18-$20/hour dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Position Details:

  • ·Location: North/West Oakland and occasionally partner high schools in Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville
  • ·Part Time/Non-Exempt: 16-20 hours/week (Monday-Thursday 3pm-7pm or 3:30pm-7:30pm with some additional hours required throughout the year upon mutual agreement with supervisor)
  • ·Expected Duration: 2013-2014 School Year. Candidates must commit for the entire 2013-2014 academic year.
  • ·Physical capabilities: Capable of quickly moving about in a fast-paced office environment, and able to lift 25 pounds from floor to table height.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to, indicating “Academic Success Coordinator NW Oakland” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please include how you learned of the opening.

The position is now open and we will begin to review resumes immediately. Please be advised that you will receive an automated acknowledgement of your application. We will contact only applicants selected for an interview. BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.

Redwood City, California