Entry Level- High School Student Support and Mentor

Posted on Aug 3, 2022 by Schuler Scholar Program

Chicago, Illinois 60601
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Scholar Coaches are at the root of our growth as an organization and our program's greatest resource. Join today and help make a difference in the lives of students as a Scholar Coach.

Who We Are

Schuler is a private, non-profit college access program. We currently serve over 800 high school and college Scholars in partnership with 15 high schools spread throughout Chicagoland and Milwaukee, WI.

What Our Goal Is

The Schuler Scholar Program equips high-achieving and underrepresented students to gain access to and succeed at highly selective colleges and beyond.

What Makes Us A Unique College Access Program

Holistic approach- academic enrichment and tutoring, college counseling, personal development and leadership, mentoring, and cultural awareness

Level of support- working closely with each individual student

Length of program- 4 years of HS, into and throughout college, and beyond

What A Day in the Life of a Scholar Coach Is Like

The Schuler Scholar Program seeks recent college grads to serve as Scholar Coaches (SCs). SCs work closely with Scholars at one of our partner high schools where they are responsible for delivering Schuler programs and serving as mentors. Coaches work directly with Scholars in one-on-one and in group settings. Candidates should be passionate about working with first-generation students from diverse backgrounds. The qualified candidate will display strong leadership and interpersonal skills, the desire to build supportive and developmentally appropriate relationships with youth. They must also be highly organized and possess the ability to work independently as well as in teams.



Build relationships with Scholars and staff at your partner school site

Collaborate with school team and other Schuler staff to support development and delivery of Schuler programming

Serve as an academic coach for a caseload of Scholars

Facilitate 1:1 Schuler program sessions, including academic coaching and executive skills

Facilitate large group after school sessions that focus on academic success and personal development

Monitor and track Scholar progress to ensure that Scholars receive appropriate support


Plan and chaperone Scholars on cultural exposures (field trips)

Take on additional responsibilities as required by various Project Coordinator positions (ex: Camp Coordinator, Summer College Programs Coordinator, Spanish Coordinator, and more)

Chaperone up to week-long college visits

Plan and facilitate a range of academic summer programs

Participate in other Schuler activities, projects and processes as needed by your school.

Every year we seek SC candidates who can speak Spanish. Because a significant portion of our Scholars come from Spanish speaking families, it is critical to have Spanish Coordinators to assist in both oral and written Spanish communication.

SCs receive program specific training throughout the school year. Schuler ensures that SCs feel prepared, confident and supported while working with students and facilitating programs. SCs can also take advantage of various professional development opportunities.

What Core Competencies Make A Scholar Coach Successful

Coaching and Mentoring


Planning and Organizing

Development and Continual Learning

What We Offer

Salary- $36,000 plus $1000 one-time relocation signing award. Comprehensive medical/dental/vision plans, 403(B) with employee match, generous PTO, individual professional development budget and more.


Bachelor's Degree

Education Award

Schuler Staff who have worked for the Schuler Scholar Program are eligible for a $10,000 Education Award after four years of employment. The Award can be used toward paying current eligible student loans or toward tuition for an advanced degree.

Work and Covid Policy

The Schuler Scholar Program is currently operating on site at all of our locations. Staff are required to be vaccinated. Schuler will consider accommodations for medical and religious-based reasons.

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