ACES is an innovative, out-of-school time program that provides intentional, project-based curriculum and learning experiences that bring math, sports, and social-emotional learning to life for fourth through eighth grade students! 

  • Work with kids and be a role model!

  • Use ACES’ sport-themed curriculum to get kids excited about and engaged in math

  • Participate in ongoing professional development and coaching

This is going to be my fourth year potentially working with ACES. This organization is the reason why I decided to major in elementary education and become a future teacher.
— Dani, Academic Coach
I learned a lot about myself as an educator and developed a lot of skills that have been useful in my current role as an English teacher in Brooklyn.
— Rachel, Former Site Coordinator

Current Openings:


Academic Coach (After-School Instructor)

Academic Coaches serve as the after-school teacher for one ACES classroom of 7-10 students in grades four through eight. The Academic Coach is responsible for helping students progress academically by facilitating the Minnesota state standards-based ACES curriculum. 


Licensed Academic Coach (After-School Instructor)

We are looking for Licensed Teachers, School Counselors or School Social Workers for our sites in Minneapolis. These individuals must have a current MN license or teaching certificate. We look for candidates that embody our values: growth-mindset, teamwork, equity, empathy and responsiveness, and youth-centered. Licensed Academic Coaches will teach ACES curriculum. which focuses in both math and social emotional learning skills through the lens of sports. The work hours and pay are negotiable.


Site Coordinators are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of one site, including the supervision of three to five part-time Academic Coaches who teach the ACES curriculum in classrooms. Site Coordinators take initiative to make site-based decisions, facilitate daily meetings, supervise and give feedback to Academic Coaches, and ensure that ACES is safe and engaging for both staff and youth. Because ACES partners with schools and community centers to host its program, it is essential that the Site Coordinator be a partnership champion, including developing strong relationships with partner staff and families and navigating community dynamics. Site Coordinators are also accountability experts, ensuring the Academic Coaches implement the ACES model with fidelity and accuracy. They embody ACES’ evaluation philosophy and are data-driven to improve their practice and reach ACES’ goals.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Krista Mehrl (