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STEP-UP Job Coach (MN Teaching Licence Required)

Project for Pride in Living Minneapolis, MN
  • Expired: 6 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Accepting Applications Until 5/31/19

Who We Are

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive, but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services. To learn more at

 AchieveMpls is a strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), we rally community support to inspire and equip Minneapolis students for careers, college and life. Our vision is that all young people have full access to educational and career opportunities, resulting in a more equitable and vibrant Minneapolis. Each year we manage Career & College Centers in 11 MPS high schools, train and place nearly 1,600 Minneapolis youth in paid Step up  internships with more than 200 employers, engage hundreds of volunteers as Graduation Coaches and career exploration volunteers, raise support for MPS strategic priorities, and administer MPS school funds and scholarships. Learn more at

About Step Up

The Step Up Youth Employment Program prepares today’s youth for tomorrow’s careers by recruiting, training and placing more than 1,600 young people (ages 14-21) in paid internships each year with over 200 regional employers that span 15 industries and multiple sectors. Step Up has provided over 27,000 internships since 2003, yielding a competitive talent pipeline, a stronger economy and millions of dollars in wages for interns. Step Up is a partnership of the City of Minneapolis, AchieveMpls, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and Project for Pride in Living. Learn more at

Job Summary

The Step Up Teacher-Job Coach leads a cohort of 25-35 young people (ages 16-21) and teaches them the skills they need to be successful in their Step Up summer internships. Guided by the Step Up work experience curriculum, the Job Coach must exemplify professionalism, travel to and from sites to conduct in-person site visits.  The Job coach will complete necessary paperwork, including Internship Quality Assessments (IQA) and Work Based Learning (WBL) paperwork.  The goal is to enhance the internship experience for both the employer and the student.  This is a part-time, temporary/seasonal position that requires a valid teacher’s license and the ability to travel to job sites for prescheduled meetings.

The City of Minneapolis partners with AchieveMpls and Project for Pride in Living to deliver the work readiness training required for Step Up internships.  The Step Up curriculum is aligned with the Minneapolis Public Schools Work Based Learning (WBL) work experience credit, so Step Up interns can earn high school credit for their work and individualized coaching experience.

Required Time Commitment

20-30 hours per week, June 17th-August 16, 2019

The Job Coach will also be available for professional development day for their cohort of Step Up interns the week of June24th-28th at Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center. During this week of training time will be set aside for each coach to meet their trainee one on one.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Enthusiastically deliver Step Up work readiness curriculum via meetings and through weekly online/phone interactions with each student.
  • Assess weekly reflections and track required WBL documents for each trainee
  • Travel to and from sites to conduct in person site visits
  • Be available during work hours to troubleshoot issues with interns and supervisors as necessary
  • Provide high-quality customer service to interns, supervisors, and main contacts, as well as any others you encounter as a part of your site visit
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive notes about findings from site visits, documenting as necessary in provided excel document to then be turned in weekly to PPL staff for data base entry
  • Maintain paper files for the required amount of time
  • Complete necessary paperwork, including IQA and WBL paperwork
  • Keep the appropriate Employer Engagement team member up-to-date regarding employers that fall within their portfolio
  • Attend trainer orientation on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Project for Pride in Living, Inc.

Minimum Requirements

  • Valid Minnesota teaching license
  • Excellent teaching or training skills
  • Previous Step Up training experience desired
  • 1-2 years professional experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to model professionalism to young trainees
  • Desire to work with and motivate Minneapolis youth
  • A flexible, positive attitude
  • A strong commitment to youth development

Wage: $23.00/hr.

This position is being hired by Project for Pride in Living in collaboration with AchieveMpls.

PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Project for Pride in Living


Minneapolis, MN