The High School Coordinator reports to the Program Director and plays a crucial role in providing significant support to 11th and 12th grade students in reaching their educational and post-secondary goals. In collaboration with the High School Coordinator for 9th and 10th grade students, the High School Coordinator is a leader in providing quality out-of-school-time programming for all high school students, while helping to ensure the academic progress and post-secondary readiness of 11th and 12th grade students.
Build a relationship and rapport with all MetroSquash High School students and their families while promoting the mission and values of MetroSquash
Design curricula and teach academic enrichment sessions to strengthen core reading, writing, and numeracy skills, including SAT/ACT prep, personal statement workshops, and homework help sessions
In partnership with the High School Coordinator for 9th and 10th grade, develop, schedule, and supervise all aspects of the High School Academic Program
Partner with the MetroSquash Program Team to create and implement the weekend component of the program by organizing and participating in Saturday academic, cultural and life skills events
Assist with the planning and supervision of MetroSquash-hosted squash events, field trips and travel
Ensure the full participation and engagement of 11th and 12th grade students and their families, providing individualized support where needed
Communicate regularly with school guidance counselors, teachers, caregivers, and others in each student’s support system
Collect, record, and monitor changes of all student data, including attendance, school grades, academic assessments, etc.
Collaborate with the College Access and Success Director to develop, implement, and evaluate college access programming for 11th and 12th grade students
Provide supervision of work-study tutors and volunteers during the after-school program
Conduct a minimum of 2 family meetings per year for 11th and 12th grade students and families
Use MetroSquash database to track all aspects of the college application process
Research opportunities and organize community service and cultural enrichment outings for high school students
Perform other job duties as assigned
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related Youth Development field preferred
Must have 2-5 years of experience working with youth; experience in an out-of-school-time learning environment a plus
College access programming experience preferred
Impeccable attention to detail & work ethic; self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Organized with the ability to manage deadlines under strenuous circumstances.
Founded in Chicago in 2005, MetroSquash is an after school, weekend, and summer program that provides transformative, life changing opportunities for underserved and underrepresented Chicago Public School students. The program currently serves over 400 students in 5th grade through college graduation. In 2015, MetroSquash opened a $7.0M academic and squash center located at 61st & Cottage Grove in... the Woodlawn neighborhood that has allowed the program to significantly increase student enrollment and impact in the community.