Academic Coach

Our mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education and experiences.

 Academic Coach is a part-time, independent contractor position. Range of pay is $15-20 per hour.

Scope of Responsibilities: The Academic Coach works with girls and boys in a virtual environment providing academic coaching and support to students in the Pittsburgh area in grades K-12. Our Academic Coaches have a wide skill range that includes ELA, math, science, foreign language, SPED, and others. Academic Coaches work with students on skill-building, homework assistance, essay writing and college –prep. Academic coaching takes place on an individual or group level based upon the need of the student.

Schedule: Varies based on submitted availability; the coaching program takes place Monday-Saturday from 9:00am – 7:00pm.

Essential Job Function:

  • Provide ongoing academic support to assigned client
  • Plan effective instruction that supports academic growth
  • Weekly submission of lesson plans
  • Bi-monthly submission of progress notes
  • Effective communication with parents, team members and support agencies
  • Attendance at all mandatory organizational trainings
  • Adherence to policies and procedures of organization
  • Incorporates Sanctuary tools and practices into everyday interactions to create a trauma-informed environment. Upholds the principles of Sanctuary to provide a therapeutic framework and culture.

Educational/Knowledge Requirements: Minimum requirement is a high school student; HS diploma or higher preferred.

Experience/Minimum Requirements:

  • All applicants must be over 17 years of age
  • Effective communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Access to a computer or tablet and reliable internet/Wi-Fi
  • Knowledge of Zoom Platform
  • Experience working with children
  • PA Act 33 (Child Abuse) / Act 34 (Criminal History) / Federal Criminal History Record (FBI Fingerprint) / National Sex Offender Registry.

How to Apply: Please send your resume expressing your interest to Merridith Murray at with ACADEMIC COACHING POSITION in the subject line and fill out our online application using this link:

Gwen’s Girls, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. This policy includes the handicapped and all Vietnam-era veterans. Gwen’s Girls, Inc. utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.