CommonBond Communities

Academic Coordinator

St. Paul, MN
Nov 12, 2022
Dec 12, 2022
CommonBond Communities
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Home is the foundation for everything in life. Since 1971, our model has been about supporting residents in finding stability and achieving their goals. It’s why we’re more than housing—we combine quality affordable homes with our on-site Advantage Services—because we believe that with the right support and opportunities, all people can thrive. Today, over 13,000 people—families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and other barriers—call a CommonBond community “home.”  Our core values are Respect, Integrity, Partnership, Innovation, and Excellence. We live these values and look for people who embody them to represent our organization in the community. If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team.  

Why CommonBond Communities?:

  • Work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee referral program
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Employee recognition and rewards program
  • A respectful and growth-oriented workplace
  • A chance to make a difference in the community!
  • Ongoing training and professional development

CommonBond Communities invites qualified applicants to apply for the Academic Coordinator Position at our Central Office with travel to our Westminster, Crown Ridge, and Yorkdale properties in St. Paul, Minnetonka, and Edina. The Academic Coordinator establishes and implements K-6 reading curricula and interventions for youth in out-of-school time programs performing below grade level with the goal of getting youth to grade level.  Responsibilities may shift to meet resident youth needs.  

Curriculum Development and Lesson Planning

·         Identify academic curricula and/or resources in reading to use in an Out of School Time environment with K-6th youth.

·         Provide individualized academic interventions/lesson plans for cohort of youth served in Out of School Time programs.

·         Utilize historical and current assessment data to inform interventions and lesson plans.

Training and support

·         Provide support and guidance to staff on academic best practices.    

·         Support volunteer mentors in their implementation of lesson plans with youth with which they work.

·         Observe mentors’ implementation of interventions and lessons and provide feedback and coaching

·         Supervise two Youth Program Specialists

-        Develop family and youth/teen workshops based on site needs (topics may include FAFSA, Employment Assistance, College/Career Readiness, School Choice and Connection, etc.) 



·         Provide leadership on use of academic assessments.

·         Conduct assessments and progress monitoring at select sites.

-         Assist in the creation of a resident needs assessment to determine supports needed for youth and families at sites

-         Utilize needs assessment data to develop resources for families and youth/teens



·         Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in related field or at least three years’ experience in a related field.

·         Ability to analyze academic assessment data and develop targeted interventions in response.

·         1 year experience working in education, youth development, human services or social services.

·         Available to work M-Th 3pm – 7pm (minimum) plus additional hours for program planning and administration.

·         Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Software and web based programs.

·         Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

·         Demonstrated experience working within diverse communities, which include people of various ages, gender, sexual orientations, national origins, income levels, ability levels, religious affiliations, races, and languages.

·         Be Certified in CPR and First Aid or have the ability to become certified within six months of starting position 


·         Multilingual.

·         Teaching license in Elementary Education, K-6, or K-8.

·         3 or more years of experience working in education, youth development, human services or social services.


·         Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

·         Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to 50 lbs.

·         Ability to bend, stoop and crouch.

·         Ability to file documents.

·         Ability to enter data into a computer.


·         Ability to interact verbally with internal and external audiences.

·         Must be willing and able to travel between sites.

·         Must be willing to carry a cell phone.

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