Family Trainer

PowerMyLearning - Atlanta, GA - Part time

Position: Family Trainer

Job Type: Part­Time: 8:30 pm to 2:00 pm

  • Saturdays during the school year

Location: Atlanta, GA

Start Date: August 2016


PowerMyLearning provides new Family Trainers with in­depth training prior to being the sole trainer in a workshop. Family Trainers receive ongoing coaching and feedback from PowerMyLearning Training Coaches in order to ensure high­quality training at all times.

Family Trainers should be able to commit to working two Saturdays during the school year (there is often the opportunity to work three Saturdays if desired). The time commitment for Saturday training is approximately

eight and a half hours (8:30am – 2:00pm), including prep time and teaching time. You will also receive a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. PowerMyLearning partner schools are located in the Metro Atlanta Area; training locations vary throughout the year.

This position will be under the direction of our Program Manager, Family Engagement.


PowerMyLearning Family Trainers are responsible for:

●Providing an engaging presentation of PowerMyLearning's curriculum

●Following PowerMyLearning’s curriculum and workshop pacing guide

●Maintaining control and flow of the workshop classroom at all times

●Utilizing Customer Service Representatives and volunteers as teaching assistants through active engagement to support and assist families throughout the workshop

●Creating a safe, inviting and motivating classroom environment

●Representing PowerMyLearning in a professional manner at all times

●Working with PowerMyLearning staff to continuously improve the PowerMyLearning curriculum

●Ensuring that families leave the workshop:

oKnowing how to set up their computer

oAble to use the educational software provided

oReady to improve their home learning environment

●Attending periodic training sessions in person or by phone



●Passion for PowerMyLearning’s mission

●High School Diploma

●Experience training or teaching in some capacity

●Experience working with low­income communities

●Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and high levels of confidence as a public speaker/presenter

●Strong relationship or “people” skills

●Strong problem solving skills & extremely flexible

●Proficiency and comfortable in using basic computer functions, including computer setup, MS Office applications, and the Internet

●Ability to clearly communicate technical information about computer and software use to a non­technical audience

●Availability on Saturdays


●Bachelor’s Degree

●Experience working with public schools and/or districts

●K­12 teaching background

●Bilingual (English/Spanish)


●$18­$20 per hour, depending on experience and teaching certification

●Compensation does not include the cost of transportation

●Initial training time is compensated at a flat meeting rate per session

●There may be additional training time required either in person or by phone that will be compensated at a flat rate per session

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter to using the followingconventions:

Subject line: Resume: Cover Letter:

Family Trainer

yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.doc yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc

We will ONLY accept materials via email. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

PowerMyLearning is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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Experience Level

1 or more years


ABOUT PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning uses digital learning to fight educational inequity and ensure students in low­income communities have similar first­rate learning experiences as their peers in wealthy communities. Our approach to digital learning is unusually people­centered. Our work fosters growth in teachers as instructional leaders; in parents as support partners; and in students as learners who can meet the challenge of high academic standards and also discern which learning strategies work best for them. To accomplish our goals, we engage in deep partnerships with selected high­poverty schools in five regions of the country and provide teachers with intensive coaching and provide student and parents with devices and training. We are now taking our learnings from this regional effort and spreading them nationwide through our service offerings for schools, districts, and after­school hubs. Underlying our work is PowerMyLearning connect, our free web­based platform, which is already in use in 30% of school communities across the nation (representing all income levels) and is growing fast. PowerMyLearning has demonstrated significant impact on student academic achievement and love of learning, as well as on teacher instructional practices and parental confidence. PowerMyLearning’s national office is based in New York City. The five regions in which we operate are: Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Santa Barbara.

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