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AVID, Assistant (Multiple Positions)
Minneapolis Public Schools | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Job Title: AVID, Assistant (Multiple Positions) and Requisition ID number: 51841

Close Date: 11:59 PM on

Organizational Unit: AVID Tutors (10000676)

Site: Davis Center (0001)

FTE: Varies; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: ESP(28)

Functional Area: Paraprofessional

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


AVID Assistants work under the direction of the classroom teacher to facilitate and coach small groups of students who are engaged in academic problem-solving. The tutors do not re-teach curriculum nor do they work as homework assistants. They are engaged with students as academic coaches to facilitate peer learning and instruction.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate and coach small groups of students with academic curriculum
  • Engage in problem-solving with students, teach and model the use of skillful questioning
  • Defer to the classroom teacher for behavior management assistance
  • Take direction from classroom teacher on coaching strategies and methodology
  • Act as role models and mentors for students
  • Provide feedback regarding academics and participation each class period


  • Minimum of 2 years college or 60 semester or 90 quarter college credits – sealed transcript from college/university verifying hours required
  • Comfortable working with a diverse student population
  • Comfortable with role as academic coach and under the direction of the classroom teacher
  • Enjoy working with middle and high school students
  • Able to commit to the mandatory 16 hours of paid training
  • Ability to build positive relationships around academics with students in grades 6-12
  • Ability to motivate and encourage students to reach post-secondary educational goals

Salary: $18.67 per hour

For more information contact: Maria Roberts, AVID District Coordinator at Maria.Roberts@mpls.k12.mn.us.

METHOD OF APPLICATION: All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at www.mpls.k12.mn.us (click on employment). In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply. Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested. Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • On-Line Application

Note: AVID positions are for the SY (school year) only. There are no Summer School activities for AVID tutors.


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | AVID Tutors (10000676) | Davis Center (0001) | Paraprofessional

About Minneapolis Public Schools

Since 1994, the Minneapolis Public Schools has operated under site-based decision making to move decision making closest to the students served. The goal of site-based management is to improve student achievement. Under site-based decision making, district and school efforts, theoretically, should complement each other. District offices set parameters, facilitate the sharing of information and best practices among schools, help evaluate progress, and give constructive feedback to both the schools and the Board. Schools have freedom (within approved decision-making parameters) to design site plans. Although what site-based decision making looks like at each school may vary, schools typically have a team of representatives from all areas to serve as a "site council," "education council" or "shared leadership team." This will include principals, parents, students, teachers, specialist teachers, clerical, other building staff, business partners, and the community/neighborhood. The councils meet monthly to make decisions and discuss long-range program goals for the school. Parents who are not on the council may attend and if they would like to have a subject discussed, may submit agenda items and talk to a member. Under the site-based decision making philosophy, these councils are to examine everything that might be standing in the way of student achievement-be it grade levels, student groupings, materials, or school policies and practice-and recommend keeping what is working and changing what is not.

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