Academic Success Coach
Company: Wonderful College Prep Academy
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Who we are:
Wonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's
Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for
all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students
prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising
career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing,
engaging, community-centered school environment where students
develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately,
this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who
are critical thinkers and life-long learners.
The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving
students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we
moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano,
and in the Fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and
opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve
over 1,800 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve
almost 400 students in grades TK-10 and will grow to serve students
through 12th grade over the next four years.
Our students have access to technology in all-grades, from
hands-on-STEM learning for younger students in a fully equipped
"maker's space" to school-provided laptops for older students. The
Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that
often is not found in public or charter schools, including the
ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree.
Through a unique partnership with Bakersfield College, our students
enroll in college classes starting in 9th grade and complete all
their A-G requirements, in addition to their AS Degree requirements
over the course of four years. In addition, all graduates are
eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through
the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.
We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative
problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited
to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team
making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and
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A day in the life at Wonderful:
Wonderful College Prep Academy is accepting applications for a
Success Coach for the GEAR UP grant. The Success Coach will
initially work with 6th and 7th grade students at Wonderful College
Prep Academy in Delano and Lost Hills and will eventually follow
the student cohorts into the high schools and through their first
year of college. Workdays will be in alignment with Wonderful
College Prep Academy District's calendar, with occasional hours on
Provides mentoring, outreach and support services to students in
our current GEAR UP cohort (current 6th and 7th graders) to include
the following: implementing activities to improve the number of
students who have knowledge and experience of different colleges
and careers available, encourage high academic achievement in order
to obtain goals of attending college and pursuing a career of
This position will report to the GEAR UP Coordinator - Delano/Lost
Hills. The Success Coach responsibilities may include but are not
Assess student's needs, set academic goals and formulate a
comprehensive plan for assistance in collaboration with the
student, parent, teachers, counselors, other agencies and community
Help support students in the classroom by providing a curriculum
that includes goal setting, academic monitoring, career and college
research and readiness
Communicate regularly with parent and/or guardian of students on
roster to discuss academic progress, obstacles and needed efforts
by students and parents; should include face to face contact,
phone, e-mail and other as needed communication opportunities
Help increase family knowledge of career and college
Participate in all meetings and events related to GEAR UP
Other duties as assigned
ABOUT THE GEAR UP GRANT: GEAR UP is a federally funded Title III
Grant. Wonderful College Prep Academy, in partnership with Avenal
and Sanger Unified School Districts, will work with 6th and 7th
grade students from four middle schools to prepare them for
college. The Federal Department of Education website for GEAR UP is
This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number
of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in
postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides seven-year grants to
states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle
and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of
students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the
cohort through high school and their first year of college.
Two years' experience with education support services
A commitment and passion for educational equity and justice and the
desire to work tirelessly on behalf of students from California's
An eager, flexible learner and problem solver who feels comfortable
A self-starter with exceptional work ethic and the ability to work
well away from colleagues and management.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
An ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate well with
A valid California driver's license required.
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless
candidate has a legally valid exemption.
Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7
online access to a physician), Vision, Dental, and 401k with match
Wonderful Giving (wonderfulgiving.com) -- allowing you to donate
company money to a cause of your choice.
Wonderful's dedication to you:
Free access to the Wonderful Wellness Clinic
Free access to the Wonderful Fitness Center
Company paid health/vision/dental for self
Voluntary 403b with company match
Most positions are bonus eligible
Quality of Life in the Central Valley:
Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the
west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most
productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful
Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate
climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of
living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities.
From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and
surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly
Central Valley has much to offer.
Wonderful College Prep Academy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity
employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity,
gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age,
status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a
disability, or other applicable legally protected
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