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Organization Description

Breakthrough Twin Cities prepares under-resourced students for college success and cultivates the next generation of educators. BTC is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit with two sites in the Twin Cities: Mounds Park Academy (MPA) and St. Paul Central High School in Saint Paul (SPC). Students in our middle school program attend 3 summers of academic enrichment, where they take classes in math, science, literature, and writing and preparing for their 6-year path to college. They are taught by a diverse faculty of teaching fellows: college and high school students exploring the field of education with training and support from Breakthrough. Middle school students attend Saturday programming throughout the school year to continue building their skills, habits, and resumes to become successful high school students. Students complete the program by working with a 1x1 college counselor in 11th and 12th grade, with 100% graduating from high school and getting accepted into college.

Position Description

As a Breakthrough Twin Cities Instructional Coach (IC) you will train, support, challenge, observe and evaluate our teaching fellows in what, for many, is their first classroom experience. In this way, you will be a major factor in determining the quality of instruction at Breakthrough Twin Cities. As an Instructional Coach you will support 6 teaching fellows in one of four subjects (literature, math, science, or writing), and you will report to the Dean of Instruction at your assigned site.


Please note: These expectations represent the typical role of Instructional Coaches in the summer, there may be slight changes as we solidify program structure in the coming months. We will do our best to keep the dates and number of hours consistent.

  1. Pre-Summer Planning (20 hours)

Dates in May TBD: Pre-Summer Instructional Coach Training, 8 hours 

Dates Flexible: Pre-Summer Curriculum Prep & Teacher Support, 12 hours

  1. Teacher Orientation (40 hours/week)

June 13 – June 28, 40 hours per week (Start date is flexible to accommodate the end of the academic year)

  1. Summer Program & Wrap Up Week (30 hours/week + 20 flex hours)

(June  29 – August 6, 30 hours per week) No program on July 4

(August 8 – August 12, 20 flex hours)

Professional Development & Support

Instructional Coaches can expect to be supported by their Dean of Instruction, the Senior Program Director, and other BTC staff to develop their coaching, curriculum development and instructional skills throughout the residency:



Instructional Coaches will receive a $4,000 stipend paid in 4 installments throughout the summer. Returning coaches will get an additional $500.

To apply, visit the Breakthrough Collaborative application page ( and select Breakthrough Twin Cities as your preferred site. You will be asked for a cover letter and resume as well as two references. Returning applicants need only submit a resume and can list former/current BTC staff as references since we have an exit interview on file already.

Our Priority Deadline is Friday, March 5th, 2021.

The final deadline is Friday, April 9th, 2021.

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