Step Up Job Coach

Position Overview

This is a short-term, full-time position. Step Up job coaches support Step Up employer partners and interns throughout the summer to ensure meaningful internship experiences. They conduct visits to worksites, manage ongoing communication via email and phone, provide resources for positive youth development and mentorship, and offer guidance on Step Up procedures and policies. Coaches report to the Step Up youth services manager. Priority is given to applications received by May 13.

About Step Up

The Step Up Youth Employment Program prepares today’s youth for tomorrow’s careers by recruiting, training and placing more than 1,400 Minneapolis young people (ages 14-21) in paid internships and other career exploration opportunities each year with over 200 regional employers, from Fortune 500 companies and small businesses to public agencies and nonprofits. As one of the nation’s leading youth employment programs, Step Up leverages a collective of more than 200 partners spanning 15 industries and multiple sectors. Step Up has provided over 30,000 internships since 2003, yielding a competitive talent pipeline, a stronger economy and millions of dollars in wages for Step Up interns. Step Up is a partnership of Achieve Twin Cities, the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)’s CareerForce Minneapolis, and Project for Pride in Living.

The Young People We Serve

Step Up supports historically underrepresented Minneapolis youth who are ready to navigate the professional world. Step Up interns are the leaders of tomorrow, the talent that will power our region and reflect the global fluency of our communities. Nearly 91 percent of Step Up interns are youth of color and more than 50 percent come from immigrant families. Our recent interns were born in over 15 countries and speak more than eight unique languages.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide high-quality customer service to employer partners and interns
  • Travel to and from worksites to conduct in-person site visits
  • Maintain accurate and detailed site visit notes, documenting as necessary in Step Up database
  • Troubleshoot issues with interns and supervisors as necessary
  • Provide guidance and support to supervisors for positive youth development and mentoring practices
  • Build and maintain positive rapport and relationships with Step Up employers and interns
  • Support supervisors with timely and accurate timesheet submission
Required Qualifications
  • Proven record of working effectively with diverse student population
  • Desire to work with and motivate youth
  • A flexible, positive attitude
  • A strong commitment to youth development
  • Ability to model professionalism to youth
  • Commitment to education equity, career and college readiness and workforce development
  • An open, positive attitude and commitment to youth
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Persistent, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service

$19.00 per hour 

How to Apply

Applications are welcomed from a broad range of applicants. Send letter of interest and resume to  Priority will be given to applications received by May 6. Position open until filled.



Achieve Twin Cities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Our Commitment to Equity

Achieve Twin Cities is committed to hiring talented individuals who are passionate about our mission and represent the diverse identities of the communities we serve. We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all persons. Our hiring decisions are guided by our equity values: embracing differences—race, culture, religion, ability, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, and class—eliminating racism and other forms of bias and creating an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued, heard and respected. Learn about our mission, vision and values.