Transition Center Coordinator- Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

This is a full-time Monday-Friday on-site position at the school (not hybrid or virtual). The general range is $16-$22 per hour and includes full benefits (below):

The Transition Center Coordinator serves as a member of the Special Populations team at the Indianapolis Metropolitan High School and will be a member of a school community with an educational model that complements the acclaimed barrier removal work Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana does at The Excel Centers, Nurse-Family Partnership, and other award-winning programs.  The Coordinator will facilitate online learning for students in classes ranging from grades 9-12 in a “best fit” environment for teenagers with significant barriers to education.  With our core values of Professional, Unstoppable, Motivated, Accountable, and Supportive, the school priorities include:

  • High rigor, high support instruction to close academic gaps and prepare students for post-secondary opportunities.
  • Trauma-informed social-emotional learning.
  • Student and family empowerment through coordination with a robust student services team of coaches, counselors, and more.

Example Duties and Activities

  • Creates an encouraging and structured in-person classroom environment, where students who are new to the school can adapt to school expectations and make progress on academic work.
  • Assists students in completing make-up assignments and remediation from teacher-led classes using materials provided by teachers.
  • Provides students the opportunity to excel in credit attainment by overseeing online courses; this includes communicating progress to students, guardians, and other adults, providing assistance in reading, note-taking, and study strategies, and creating remediation plans for students who are struggling.
  • Coordinates work-study students and volunteer tutors from local organizations and universities.
  • Supports orientation for new students to help them learn the policies, procedures, and culture of the school.
  • Oversees and serves as the liaison for an off-site program for students who are taking online courses, including monitoring attendance, course progress, and course completion.
  • Assesses and responds to evidence of student learning to differentiate and provide support for learners at a variety of levels.  Engages in frequent instructional coaching and professional learning community collaboration to improve student learning.  Helps students recognize how the subject content aids in their attainment of postsecondary plans.
  • Fosters a structured and supportive classroom environment that is consistent with school agreements, is trauma-informed, and provides students with frequent feedback to support their social-emotional development.
  • Builds relationships with students and their webs of support.  Communicates strengths and areas for improvement frequently and uses restorative approaches to resolve conflict.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to refer and connect students to wraparound services including Family Empowerment Coaching for internal and community resources, Social-Emotional Learning, Special Education, and more.
  • Participates in school cultural initiatives including facilitating an advisory class focused on an elective topic.
  • Supports the school community by attending extracurricular events such as athletic contests and family nights.

Required Competencies

  • Degree and Credential Requirements – NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them contribute. We believe in continuous learning and professional development.
  • Tutoring Expertise – Has a good grasp of a variety of subjects with an ability to explain concepts easily to assist,  ideally high school-age students in a high poverty, racially diverse setting, in achieving expected competencies in core academic skills.  Creates, adapts, and delivers instructional materials to break up learning into steps.
  • Results-Oriented – Is compelled to recognize what results are important and what steps need to be taken to achieve set goals or targets.  Adept at effectively prioritizing multiple priorities.
  • Information Monitoring/Reporting – Collects and reviews information to manage or improve the achievement of learning goals.
  • Communication Skills – Articulates thoughts and expresses ideas effectively using oral, written, visual, and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to comprehend customers’ needs. Delivers information in person, in writing, and in a digital world.
  • Technical Knowledge – Has working knowledge of G Suite and MS Office.
  • Student Engagement – Takes a strengths-based, student-centered approach to developing relationships at all levels while establishing appropriate boundaries. Adept at delivering feedback that is constructive and unbiased. Creates and maintains a safe environment for open discussions.
  • Teamwork – Works well with others and makes valued contributions to the outputs of others in order to assist the team or project to achieve the required outputs.

Preferred Competencies 

  • Diversity Awareness – Works with diverse populations including people who have experienced barriers to their education.

Other Requirements

  • Background Screening – All candidates must pass a pre-employment background check.

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

  • Continuing education and leadership development as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Comprehensive health plan
  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Life, dental and vision insurance
  • Parenting and sabbatical leaves
  • 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 company % match
  • Eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

Goodwill Education Initiatives

Goodwill strongly believes it is essential to raise education attainment levels in Indiana. Not only are the lifetime earnings of high school graduates significantly higher than those of dropouts, children of high school graduates are 50% less likely to drop out of high school than the children of dropouts are. Goodwill provides opportunities for adults (The Excel Center) and youth (Indianapolis Metropolitan High School).

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Charter High School

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 circumstance 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.

Job Type
Grade Level
High School (9-12)
Grade Categories
Administrator, Instructional Support, Other, Support Staff
School Year