Job Description

Academic Coach

Locations: Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale, Avondale, Mesa, Chandler, Guadalupe, Tempe, Gilbert, Apache Junction, San Tan Valley

Summer Seasonal; Monday-Friday 



The Academic Coach works with Branch leadership and Youth Development Professionals to ensure high-quality programming and youth development practices are implemented throughout the summer. Boys & Girls Clubs offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas (Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation) and several specialized initiatives. All programs are designed to drive positive outcomes for youth and reinforce necessary life skills. During the summer program the Program Coach will assist with educational programming, coach for stronger youth engagement and lead assessment responsibilities to gather data. 



  • Encourages BGCAZ “Rules of Engagement” and incorporates into day to day interactions with staff
  • Assist Youth Development Professionals with program planning, daily preparation, program environment and facilitation practices to boost learning 
  • Co-facilitate educational and social emotional wellness programs/sessions with Youth Development Professionals modeling group management, program instruction, and youth engagement practices
  • Informally observe Youth Development Professionals and provide feedback and coaching
  • Lead the Club survey/assessment process, including registering members for surveys, facilitating surveys in collaboration with YDP’s, and gather reports from our Member Management System
  • Analyze data and interpret results to implement immediate changes in the Branch to reach goals and outcome metrics in literacy, math and social emotional wellness 
  • Promoting site-wide communication about implement continuous quality improvement practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Provides timely status updates as it relates to all program commitments and assessment deliverables
  • Attend regular cohort and Branch meetings to share information key to the program success


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university  
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in an educational environment
  • Must have taught in a school setting within the past 2 years
  • CPR & First Aid certification


  • Developmental instructional strategies, programs, materials for grades K-8 or 9-12
  • Prior experience in K-8 instruction with of instructing and meeting the needs of diverse learners.
  • Delivering and evaluating interventions
  • Scientifically Based Research and Programs
  • Experience with cognitive coaching, peer coaching, and/or mentoring, Coach for Success
  • Skilled at collaboration
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Tactful and diplomatic; collaborative
  • Positive attitude about Summer Learning– students, staff, administration, and community
  • Knowledge of high-quality youth development and management practices 
  • Ability to articulate FFI, BGC’s approach to positive youth development, principles of program planning & delivery, and Branch planning and assessment. 
  • Knowledge of diverse programs, continuous quality improvement and program evaluation 
  • Ability to maintain and cultivate excellent community relationships and possess excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and communicate (in writing and orally) with a variety of members, local government entities, neighborhood groups, agencies, schools and volunteers. 
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with and maintain productive and effective working relationships with organization staff and management in accomplishing goals and objectives 
  • Ability to represent and make presentations to local partner agencies, service, business, and community groups
  • Proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, and Excel


  • Travel between BGCAZ Branches, schools and community sites is required
  • Work is performed in Branches, the community as well as an office setting
  • Evening or weekend hours required on an as needed basis


Perks & Benefits

  • Vacation*, Holiday* and Sick Pay
  • Bonus Time Off*: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley closes down operations during the December holidays and offers a bonus week of time off!
  • HealthiestYou Teledoc healthcare plan* at no cost for access to quality virtual care 24/7 (after 90 days) 
  • Planet Fitness gym membership at no cost* (coming soon)
  • $1,000.00 Annual Tuition Reimbursement* (available after 1 year of employment)
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Valley Programming Fees Waived for children of employees** 
  • Paid Training
  • Advancement Opportunities 
  • Sports & Entertainment tickets occasionally provided at no cost when available


 *Perks & Benefits with an * are for year-round staff only

**Waived membership fees apply to year-round staff AND summer seasonal staff! Note: Some fees not waived I.e. field trip expenses, sports league expenses, transportation, supplies etc.


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About Us 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that offers affordable after-school and summer programming for 16,000 young people in grades K-12. At Clubs across the Valley, BGCAZ provides award-winning programs designed to change the lives of young people. There is a reason BGCAZ is the largest childcare provider in the Valley: Parents trust BGCAZ to provide a safe, positive, fun environment for their kids out-of-school time.

Key Words: youth; children; kids; child care; childcare; youth development; club; youth specialist; youth worker; youth development specialist; teen specialist; youth programs; youth activities; teacher; teaching

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