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AVID Assistant Pool (2021-2022)

Date: Sep 6, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: AVID Assistant Pool (2021-2022)  and Requisition ID number: 75827

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 05/02/2021 

Organizational Unit:  AVID Tutors (10000676) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE 0.50 FTE; 20 hours week; 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.



Minneapolis Public Schools has multiple positions available for AVID Assistants 



Under general supervision, facilitate and coach small groups of students who are engaged in academic problem-solving; facilitate peer learning and instruction.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Facilitate and coach small groups of students with academic curriculum.
  • Collaborate with classroom teacher on coaching strategies and methodology.
  • Provide feedback regarding academics and student participation during each class period.
  • Engage students in problem-solving techniques, teach and model the use of skillful questioning.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.




Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

AA degree or completion of 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits (required) in Education, Child Development, Behavioral Sciences; or educational area related to position assignment OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.


Knowledge of:
  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
  • Classroom policies, procedures and processes.
  • Methods and techniques to assist students in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Methods and techniques for working with students with disabilities and special needs.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.
  • Personal computers utilizing standard and specialized software.
  • Safety rules and regulations.


Skill in:

  • Motivating and encouraging students to reach post-secondary educational goals.
  • Maintaining composure, and working effectively under classroom conditions.
  • Administering educational and school support programs.
  • Reacting quickly to situations that could create personal stress and safety problems.
  • Communicating effectively with children from diverse backgrounds.
  • Collaborating as a team member with classroom teachers.
  • Following verbal and written instructions.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers and students.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.



A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required. 



Work is performed in a classroom and a general office environment, with moderate physical requirements; requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently.  Jobs in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree, long periods of working with computers, and working with children.



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 race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On 05/02/2021 | AVID Tutors (10000676) | Davis Center (0001) | Paraprofessional 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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