Service Learning Coach Job Description

Service Learning is a teaching and learning methodology that connects classroom curriculum with identified community issues and needs. Service Learning engages students in projects that serve the community and build their social and academic capacities.

The Service Learning Coach is the key player in making Service Learning a success. It is the job of the Coach to orchestrate an effective Service Learning strategy that includes administration, faculty, students, parents, and community partners. It is not the job of the Coach to do everything. The Coach is the organizer whose job it is to get other key players engaged in the Service Learning Initiative. Specific job responsibilities are outlined below:

  • Together with principal and appropriate faculty and community leaders, develops comprehensive service learning strategy for school which includes community needs and resource assessment
  • Builds, cultivates, and sustains relationships with community agencies and organizations and works directly with contact persons to ensure quality service experience for students
  • Builds partnerships with teachers to develop and coordinate planning for classroom-based service learning projects
  • Informs staff and students of service opportunities and develops service projects in partnership with teachers and community agencies and organizations
  • Maintains accurate, updated records on student progress toward completion of service learning graduation requirement
  • Provides service learning in-service opportunities for school faculty in consultation with Service Learning Manager
  • Attends all service learning professional development activities as required
  • Reports directly to the principal or assigned designee