AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) Site Coordinator, 0.4 FTE
Spring Lake Park, MN 
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Job Description

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) Site Coordinator

Position Information:
0.4 FTE AVID Site Coordinator (Multiple Sites)
Spring Lake Park High School
Westwood Intermediate and Middle School

About Spring Lake Park Schools
Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 6,200 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose -- "High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses" - provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student.

Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system - a culture with a methodology and set of processes - where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.

Position Overview
The successful candidate will be an individual who firmly believes:

  • all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control;
  • in the need to work interdependently with teachers, school, and district leaders throughout the system, aligning the work of adults around improving student learning by meeting the needs, interests, and aspirations of students;
  • in the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
  • in personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging, leading to academic success
Primary Responsibilities
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
  • Partner with district AVID coordinator, and district AVID team:
    • Design authentic integration of personal learner maps, competency based learning and learner profiles using AVID strategies
    • Design professional learning for implementation of AVID schoolwide and AVID elective in alignment with the SLP vision of innovative and personalized learning
    • Collect and review district and school implementation data to inform next steps in learning and implementation
  • Partner with school school leadership team:
    • Participate on Learning and Equity Teams on a regular or ad hoc basis
    • Partner in the facilitation of site level professional learning
    • Serve as site project lead for AVID within school improvement and innovation plan
    • Conduct walkthroughs to gather data and provide feedback on use of WICOR strategies
  • Partner with AVID elective teachers:
    • Organize and coordinate family workshops at each school
    • Coordinate arrangements for college field trips and guest instruction that help students with post-secondary planning
    • Develop and implement a vertical, articulated AVID elective curriculum that augments innovative and personalized learning
    • Coach tutors to implement and sustain effective tutorials and goal setting
  • Partner with Counselors for Personalized Learning:
    • Advocate for student access to rigorous courses
    • Purposefully recruit students for AVID elective, including collecting data, hosting information meetings for students and families, seeking teacher feedback, and interviewing students
    • Monitor grades for AVID students in all classes
    • Collaborate on tools and resources for post-secondary planning for AVID students

We strongly prefer candidates who have exhibited excellence in collaboration and communication with colleagues and an enthusiasm to work with students. Preferred candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning as evidenced by graduate-level work or an earned degree, as well as participation in professional organization conferences or seminars related to the content area. Preferred candidates continually improve their practice by learning from and with others exploring proven and promising practices that personalize student learning. Experience with leadership and post-secondary planning with students.

The successful candidate must have earned a B.A. or B.S. degree and current Minnesota state teaching licensure. Additional demonstrated qualifications include: commitment to the equitable education of all students; creative planning and organizational skills; able to work cooperatively with school staff and families to meet the need of students; excellent communication with students, parents, and staff. Prefer candidate with experience working with diverse learners.

Licensing Requirements
Current Minnesota teaching license or eligibility is required.

Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region

How to Apply
Positions will remain open until filled.
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at
Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview.

With inquiries, please feel free to contact Lisa Switzer, Coordinator of Learning, at lswitz@district16.org or (763) 600-5000.

Equity is one of Spring Lake Park Schools' core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first to ensure college and career readiness. A diverse workforce fuels innovation and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our students. Spring Lake Park 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.

Equity is one of Spring Lake Park Schools' core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college and career 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. Spring Lake Park 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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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