Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana

  • Indianapolis Metropolitan High School-Academic Coach

    Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
    High Schools
    Full Time
    Commensurate with Experience

    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a free public school offering a high school education to students in grades 9-12. Indianapolis Met is a best-fit school for students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education. Our school places an emphasis on ensuring students enroll in college or enter into a career that offers a living wage post-graduation.

    Indianapolis Met is designed to serve students who are experiencing circumstances that may become barriers to their education.


    As an Academic Coach you will be an integral staff member at the Indy Met.  Your primary role is to promote continued student engagement, serve as a student advocate, and lead efforts centered on student organization and achievement.  You will be responsible for a caseload of students, typically ranging from 65–90 students. In order to support student learning and productivity, you will build relationships with students and families, and provide resources to remove barriers from their educational progress.  An effective coach understands how to triage their caseloads by managing their core responsibilities while also being responsive to student and family crises as they arise. This role demonstrates behaviors consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values, on behalf of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 2 years of experience in social work, counseling, advising, academic guidance or related field preferred
    • Experience working with high school age students preferred
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong meeting facilitation skills
    • Has working knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks: Google applications (specifically Gmail), School Information Management System, Excel, Word and Internet Explorer
    • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships at all levels and relate to a diverse population
    • Requires occasional local travel.  Valid driver’s license, up-to-date auto insurance, and good driving record
    • Awareness of community resources
    • Ability to embrace change positively, strong planning and organizing skills, independent, self-manager
    • Outstanding role model for students
    • Must be able to successfully pass a background check
    • Ability to gather and analyze data for informed decision making


    Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

    • Continuing education and leadership development
    • Comprehensive health plan
    • Paid time off (PTO)
    • Life, dental and vision insurance
    • Short- and long-term disability plans
    • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
    • Section 125 pre-tax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums
    • Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible employees.

    Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled



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