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Power Scholars Academy Instructional Coach

Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Buchanan YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Program Coordinator
Salary range: 
$30 - $68 per hour
Start date: 
May 01, 2024 to Jul 26, 2024

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Power Scholars Academy (PSA) is a summer learning loss prevention and academic intervention program. We support scholars from all over San Francisco and San Mateo County in developing their academic foundation, as well as social emotional and critical thinking skills. Over the course of the summer, scholars spend 3 hours per day, 4 days per week with credentialed teachers reviewing math and literacy concepts to help catch them up to grade level and prepare them for the year ahead.

Instructional Coaches provide individualized support and feedback to classroom teachers and teaching assistants to improve overall instruction in ELA and math, student engagement, and achievementThe Instructional Coach is responsible for teaching one PSA cohort and/or substituting in classrooms as necessary.

The Instructional Coach is also responsible for ensuring that pre- and post-assessments are administered to fidelity, and coaches the academic teachers and assistant teachers in using the results of pre-assessments to effectively differentiate learning and effectively group scholars in the classroom. The Instructional Coach, in partnership with the Program Manager and Program Director, develops and leads teacher training before Power Scholars Academy begins and plays a critical leadership role on site.

Power Scholars Academy programming is scheduled for June 2024 - July 2024, though dates vary slightly by program. Training begins May 2024. Trainings will be aligned with program specific and individualized training needs. Additional trainings such as CPR and Child Abuse Prevention are required.

PSA  will be hosted by the following YMCA SF branches in Summer 2024:

  • Bayview: TBD
  • Buchanan: Muir Elementary
  • Chinatown: Gordon J. Lau Elementary
  • Mission: Hillcrest Elementary, Monroe Elementary
  • Peninsula: Central Elementary (Belmont), Pollicita Middle (Daly City), Parkside Middle (San Bruno)
  • Presidio: Marina Middle
  • Richmond District: Sutro Elementary
  • Stonestown: Commodore Sloat Elementary
  • Urban Services: Denman Middle, O'Connell HS, Starr King Elementary

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential required.
  • At least 3-5 years working in an urban public school with elementary school children, preferably at the host school.
  • State certification required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with various stakeholders, including scholars, families, and Power Scholars Academy and district colleagues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research-based instructional strategies that engage all students across subject areas (ELA and math).
  • Content area expertise in ELA, math, or both.
  • Ability to identify staff learning needs, and design and deliver appropriate individualized or group professional development and coaching to meet needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to inform student groupings and differentiate instruction.
  • Strong working knowledge of instructional shifts necessary for alignment to the Common Core State Standards.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adjust and adapt instructional strategies swiftly given the short duration of summer programs (4 – 6 weeks).
  • Evidence of efficacy and willingness to be a team player.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team.
  • Previous relevant experience designing and delivering individualized and group professional development.
  • Experience in the use of technology (computer/internet) for assessment and instruction.
  • Committed to the goals of the program and approach.
  • Love and respect for children.
  • Belief and commitment to the Y’s mission and values.
  • Fingerprint background check clearance.
  • TB test clearance for programs on school sites.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Previous relevant experience as head or assistant head of instruction.
  • Previous relevant experience in coaching of instructional staff.




All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees