Employment Opportunities

Online Learning Coach

US Performance Academy is an independent school for competitive athletes in middle and high school. Blending 21st century educational innovation with world-class competitive athletics, our unique program challenges highly-motivated student-athletes, providing them with the skills and expertise needed to compete at the highest levels of academics, sport, adventure, and life.  To support our growing program, US Performance Academy seeks a talented educator who possess a thorough knowledge of online learning environment best practices and understands the vision and goal of the USPA learning coaches model in serving the whole student.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet the needs of student-athletes with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
  • Serve as liaison between student/family and school.
  • Collaborate with other learning coaches and USPA leadership in reviewing, developing, and implementing new curriculum.
  • Schedule and participate in active advisee meetings for at least 1 hour per week per student.
  • Monitor advisee learning progress and identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • Oversee advisee learning portfolios and guide development.
  • Schedule and assist in preparation for student-led parent conferences.
  • Travel as needed over the course of the year to student retreats, advisee sporting events, and USPA orientation events.
  • Communicate with school administrators regarding the progress of each advisee on a regular basis.
  • Support the maintenance of students’ academic and extracurricular records and serve as a resource for students and families

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications:
  • BA mandatory; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Background in working with middle school or high school age students in a classroom environment
  • Background or experience in athletics preferred.
  • Experience working virtually with faculty and student advisees.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with high energy and sense of humor.
  • Intuitively creative and collaborative.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to respond quickly to time sensitive requests.
  • Ability to multitask, provide immediate assistance, and prioritize.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Work collaboratively and independently with little direct supervision
  • Background in community building / social media, special education, or college counseling a plus.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor.
  • Strong technology skills including word processing, Excel, and web-based collaboration tools.

About US Performance Academy

The US Performance Academy offers a stimulating and unique working environment, and a competitive salary. We seek team members who possess a unique skill set since this is a non-traditional teaching position. At USPA, we celebrate the importance of family, personal time, and individual growth, and we strive to offer flexibility to all our team members.

The USPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Learn more about USPA at www.GoUSPA.org.  Start Date: 1 July 2016.

To Apply

All applicants should email a cover letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references to hr@gouspa.org with USPA Virtual Learning Coach in the subject line.
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Learning Coach

Sacramento Campus

US Performance Academy is a fully accredited independent online school for high performance athletes in middle and high school. Blending 21st century educational innovation with world-class athletics, our unique program challenges highly-motivated student-athletes, and provides them with the skills and expertise needed to compete at the highest levels of academics, sport, adventure, and life. To support our growing program, US Performance Academy seeks a talented educator who possess a thorough knowledge of online learning environments and understands the vision and goal of the USPA learning coaches model. This person will be responsible for overall management of the USPA Blended Learning Environment at the USPA campus in Sacramento, CA.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet the needs of student-athletes with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
  • Be the on-site Learning Coach at Arden Hills Facility working in conjunction with on-site athletes and their coaching staff.
  • Serve as liaison between student/family and school.
  • Collaborate with other learning coaches and USPA leadership in reviewing, developing, and implementing new curriculum.
  • Schedule and participate in active advisee meetings for at least 1 hour per week per student.
  • Monitor advisee learning progress and identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • Oversee advisee learning portfolios and guide development.
  • Schedule and assist in preparation for student-led parent conferences.
  • Travel as needed over the course of the year to student retreats, advisee sporting events, and USPA orientation events.
  • Communicate with school administrators regarding the progress of each advisee on a regular basis.
  • Support the maintenance of students’ academic and extracurricular records and serve as a resource for students and families.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • BA mandatory; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Background in school administration preferred.
  • Math and Science background strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in online learning environments strongly preferred.
  • Background in working with middle school or high school age students in a classroom environment
  • Background or experience in athletics preferred.
  • Experience working virtually with faculty and student advisees.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with high energy and sense of humor.
  • Intuitively creative and collaborative.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to respond quickly to time sensitive requests.
  • Ability to multitask, provide immediate assistance, and prioritize.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Work collaboratively and independently with little direct supervision.
  • Background in community building / social media, special education, or college counseling a plus.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor.
  • Strong technology skills including word processing, Excel, and web-based collaboration tools.

About US Performance Academy

US Performance Academy offers a stimulating and unique working environment, and a competitive salary. We seek team members who possess a unique skill set since this is a non-traditional teaching position. At USPA, we celebrate the importance of family, personal time, and individual growth, and we strive to offer flexibility to all our team members.

USPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Learn more about USPA at www.GoUSPA.org.  Start Date: 1 July 2016.

To Apply

All applicants should email a cover letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references to hr@gouspa.org with USPA Virtual Learning Coach in the subject line.