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AVID, Lead (Multiple Positions)
Minneapolis Public Schools | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Job Title: AVID, Lead (Multiple Positions) and Requisition ID number: 51842

Close Date: 11:59 PM on

Organizational Unit: AVID Tutors (10000676)

Site: Davis Center (0001)

FTE: TBD Hours/41 Weeks; 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 Assistant, Leads will assist and prepare underserved and underrepresented students for college within the AVID program. The position helps to ensure the implementation of the AVID program components, especially through the program’s tutoring component, according to AVID methodologies. The position supports the AVID Elective Teacher and/or Coordinator with data collection, outreach to post-secondary institutions and community businesses, participation on AVID Site Team, assist in setting up special events, establish/maintain relationships with AVID families, and by attending professional development.

Working Hours:

Leads will be expected to commit 5 hours per week at their site in addition to regular AVID tutoring hours (regular tutoring hours will be paid at AVID Tutor pay rate)


•Minimum of 2 years college or 60 semester or 90 quarter college credits – sealed transcript from college/university verifying hours required

•Must be hired as an AVID Assistant at the site

•Comfortable working with a diverse student population

•Comfortable with role as academic coach and under the direction of the classroom teacher

•Ability to collaborate with multiple school staff

•Demonstration of reliability and organization

•Enjoy working with middle and high school students

•Preferred experience as an AVID Assistant

•Able to commit to the necessary monthly trainings

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in student recruitment and publicity of AVID
  • Participation on AVID Site Team
  • Collaboration with and assist AVID Elective Teacher and school staff
  • Assist with organization of special events
  • Assist with mandatory data collection and entry
  • Attend all necessary professional development
  • Meet district standards for performance and attendance
  • Post Secondary Education outreach
  • Liaison between site tutors and district tutor coordinator
  • Academic support for AVID students
  • All other duties as assigned

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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