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:: School Program Assistant - Site Coordinator ::

Adult Basic Education

Position Code:
20020540 - School Program Assistant - Site Coordinator

Work Hours:
40 hours per week, 41 weeks

Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Function:  To assist MPS-AE supervisor with the overall coordination of site programming to ensure smooth and efficient delivery of adult education classes (GED, ELL, and specialized instructional classes). The Site Coordinator serves as the primary contact for assigned staff, learners, and community representatives.

Reports to:    
MPS Adult Education Program Manager and/or Program Assistant Manager 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 Contribute to program-wide efforts to build a positive work environment and collegial morale, implement program changes, inform administration of issues that need addressing, and represent MPS AE at state, regional and national meetings as assigned.

 At assigned sites:

  • Provide work oversight and support for program staff
  • Train teachers on student management system (MABE), employee self-service portal (ESS) and email. Communicate with Tech support about log-ins and other relevant technology functions;
  • Work with Accountability Specialist to monitor and ensure that staff are complying with accountability practices;
  • Participate in hiring new staff; Provide orientation for new teachers and staff as outlined in MPS-ABE orientation process (includes providing, and keeping track of, classroom/office keys to staff);
  • Monitor enrollment,  attendance,  student behavior,  maintain full enrollment in classes; communicate with administrator about enrollment status on a regular basis;
  • Provide support at designated partnership sites as needed;
  • Receive training in CASAS and TABE testing and assist tester with testing as needed;
  • Work with administrative and shared leadership team to plan and coordinate professional development events for all staff, develop program procedures, and program planning.
  • Make contact with community groups or program visitors to assure their tours or use of space are clear;
  • Serve as liaison for staff in locating resources and materials as needed for the classroom and/or office;
  • Consult with testing and registration staff, reserve teachers, volunteers, engineers and office personnel as needed to maintain strong and consistent communication;
  • Manage security and safety, emergency, and building issues. Ensure that Safety and Emergency training is provided to all staff at a team meeting and that appropriate drills are performed;
  • Update emergency phone tree and contact information throughout the year;
  • Provide a current flow chart to help staff know who to go to for what (e.g. payroll questions, etc)
  • Maintain the  reserve teacher list on Sharepoint and assist reserve teachers as they arrive for assignment;
  • Write, assemble and disseminate program information through scheduled updates for staff and communicate with learners as needed.
  • Support registration and instructional staff in developing and implementing program operational policies;
  • Schedule, plan and lead team meetings and other calendar events (e.g. testing, drills, presentations)
  • Support district, department, program and supervisor’s initiatives and complete other duties as assigned.


  • College degree in education, counseling or related field required;
  • Experience in Adult Basic Education required;
  • Knowledge and successful experience in working effectively with learners of diverse backgrounds required;
  • Previous working experience with social agencies and/or jobs and training programs desirable;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required;
  • Experience with Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, internet, email and other computer skills required;
  • Self-directed and self-motivated worker desirable;
  • Experience or ability to read high school transcripts and high school graduation standards desirable;
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some evening hours;
  • Able to travel between ABE sites; and
  • Current Minnesota teaching license or Adult Education license a plus.

Contract: ESP 41 weeks - may be a year-round schedule with lighter summer schedule
Salary: $23.78 - $27.56 per hour

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 sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.


All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers).  In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.  Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • On-Line Application