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School Day Learning Coach (35-40 hours/week)

We're now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. City Year AmeriCorps members play a critical role in helping students reconnect with their school community, re-engage in their learning and recover from learning loss as a result of COVID-19.

About City Year

City Year, an AmeriCorps program, helps students across schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support, helping to ensure that students in systematically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindset to thrive and contribute to their community.

What You’ll Do

As a school day learning coach serving as a City Year AmeriCorps member, your service will focus on coaching and mentoring elementary, middle and/or high school students. You will help these students earn academic success, improve their attendance, learn social-emotional skills and develop positive behaviors at school. You will plan and monitor individual student progress and also work with teachers on whole class instruction, breakout spaces and other in-class student assistance.

Role and Responsibilities

Support academic coaching and social emotional development for students:

  • Work with identified students one-on-one and in small groups
  • Develop literacy and/or math skills varying learning activities by student level, answering student questions and encouraging assignment completion
  • Create and implement a behavior management system for students
  • Use proven strategies of learning, practicing, reflection and repetition to help students build social-emotional skills
  • Collaborate with teachers and team members to collect, record, analyze and monitor individual student progress, participating in facilitated reviews of student data collected and entered into City Year’s student data system
  • Create an engaging, safe and healthy classroom space in collaboration with the teacher

Experience in all these tasks is not necessary. We provide two-four weeks of training at the beginning of the year to support you. You will work with partner teachers and school staff every step of the way.


This role works an fixed schedule of approximately 35-40 hours per week, supporting classroom learning in our partner schools five days a week. Scheduled hours vary by location, but the expectation is that this role works a consistent, set schedule during the school day. For special training and site-wide events, this role may be required to occasionally work hours outside their typical schedule.

Start Dates

This role begins in July/August. Start dates vary by location.

City Year Benefits

You will receive:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Curalinc Employee Assistance Program
  • Talkspace Therapy Program
  • Benefit Advocate Center
  • Biweekly living stipend
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Relocation support
  • Benefits specific to City Year location
  • Career partners
  • University partnerships and scholarships
  • City Year / AmeriCorps Uniform parts

AmeriCorps and Other Federally Issued Benefits

You will be eligible for:

Eligibility Requirements

City Year AmeriCorps members are as diverse a group as the communities we serve. We’re looking for you if you want to build yourself, give back and are ready to change the world.

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (Authorization to work in the U.S. is not sufficient. Those with DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time.)
  • Have a GED or high school diploma, some college experience or college degree
  • Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program*
  • Agree to complete a background check

How to Apply

Submit your application online. For more information on how to apply, visit:

This opportunity is available in the following cities:

Cleveland, OH

City Year Cleveland
Washington, D.C.

City Year Washington, D.C.

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* Individuals may receive no more than the value of two full time education awards. If you have received the equivalent of more than one full time education award, you are eligible to serve and receive a discounted award.

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