Academic Coach

Hilltop Family YMCA, 1536 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States of America Req #1552
Friday, March 5, 2021
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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of children in your community. Working at the YMCA you’ll discover more than a job – you will have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the community.




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Under the direction of the Youth Development Director and in harmony with the nature and purpose of the established policies and goals of the YMCA, the School Age Leader is responsible for the general supervision and management of a group of no more than 15 children. The School Age Leader holds primary responsibility for the education, health, welfare, and safety of the children within his/her group. The Academic Coach/School Age Leader possesses the youth competencies for the job that will allow him/her to provide high quality child care at all times. The YMCA mission is your highest priority and its goals for these children and their families are of the utmost importance



This position will include duties as Academic Coach for e-Learning Academy


ACADEMIC COACH/SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE COUNSELOR: Helps to carry out activities, experiences, and routines for children. Promotes a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others. Builds effective, authentic relationship with children and their parents. Adheres to all licensing standards. 


  1. Monitor quality and completion of school work.  Many students are much more receptive to professionals than they are to their parents in finding better ways to get school work done efficiently.
  2. Teach time management. This includes prioritizing and tackling homework and long-term projects, finding shortcuts, focusing in order to use time productively and fitting in extracurricular activities and down time.
  3. Teach organizational skills. This includes organizing supplies and papers so everything can be found easily. It also encompasses organizing ideas for writing and organizing material to study for a test. 
  4. Teach study skills. A coach can help each student develop and use personalized study skills, while increasing a student’s knowledge of his learning style.
  5. Explore goal-setting, both academic and personal. A coach can help a student see that schoolwork, homework, tests and essays are important—not just in the short run but as part of a greater goal.
  6. Provide regular check-ins.  Daily and weekly communication to parents to help keep students on task and accountable.
  7. Provide a system for rewards. If a student can work more efficiently, there will be more down time for fun and more time to sleep.
  8. Expect students to do their best. An academic coach builds a relationship with a student and can tell when he/she is just getting by or doing their best. High expectations can build confidence.
  9. Provide encouragement. Sometimes, just knowing someone believes in you can make you work harder. Improving self-esteem goes a long way.
  10. 10. Motivate. A coach will help each student find a reason for doing today’s tasks, with a reward in sight, and help students discover a renewed excitement and curiosity for learning.
  11. 11. Provide focus. It is so easy for a student to get distracted. A coach can help a student focus by assisting in setting and writing down goals and looking at the big picture, as well as the small steps to get there.


  • Minimum 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • CPR/First Aid Certification (or ability to certify within 60 days of employment)
  • Clears criminal records checks, C.P.S. check, and Negative TB Test


  • Requires a person of maturity and good judgment, who can operate with guidance from the Youth Development Director.
  • Requires ability to exercise appropriate independent judgment, to assess facts and issues, and make non-routine decisions regarding day-to-day operational problems and issues.
  • Must follow all standards and proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Requires effective team-building and team-leadership skills
  • Must maintain cooperative, functional relationships with senior leadership team, peers, and subordinates
  • Must maintain positive, energetic attitude toward YMCA work, goals, and values
  • Perform the duties of direct reports as needed


  • May be required to walk, stand, run, kneel, climb and stoop
  • Must be able to sit on the floor and get back up
  • Continuous operations requiring attention to detail and multi-tasking
  • Must be able to lift, pull and pull up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Must be physically able to successfully complete required certifications


Accountable for completion of assigned goals as measured by the number of people served and

service satisfaction scores.


The YMCA of SouthHampton Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at YSHR will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. YSHR does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or genetics.


Please Note: Requirements, skills, and abilities described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive.

Other details

  • Job Family Child and Family Services
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $8.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $9.00
  • Hilltop Family YMCA, 1536 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States of America