The AVID, advancement via individual determination, program helps students prepare for college. AVID coordinators identify and mentor students in elementary, middle and high school who have the desire to enter college. Coordinators work with schools to implement AVID programs and to serve the needs of targeted students.
AVID coordinators may be responsible for developing documentation and assessing training needs in conjunction with AVID methodologies. Coordinators also may provide support and assist with ongoing staff development. Potential candidates will organize activities and curriculum along with secondary school personnel. Coordinators may be required to collaborate with colleagues on development of workshops and services that support AVID. They may also work closely with students and their counselors through the college admission process. AVID coordinators may be required to work independently or with a team of educators.
Potential AVID coordinators should be knowledgeable about state specific subject area curriculum, development strategies and program resources. Potential AVID coordinators should possess skills necessary to monitor and evaluate all program expenditures. It is essential for coordinators to be familiar with computers and related technology programs. Coordinators must be able to develop positive working relationships with groups and individuals. Candidates should effectively set, prioritize and meet predetermined goals. AVID coordinators should possess the ability to easily adapt to changes and to effectively communicate in oral and written forms. Prior work in an AVID program, or experience as an AVID teacher, is highly desired by potential employers.
Employers require at minimum a bachelor's degree and educator certification for the role of AVID coordinator. Candidates may be required to hold a master's degree in education for consideration. Completion of AVID regional development training may also be required. Consult with potential employers for any additional role specific training or required certifications.
Employment of AVID coordinators is specific to the education industry. Opportunities for employment may be available on a school, district or regional level. Roles for AVID coordinators on a school level may be available in elementary, middle and high schools.
The salary ranges for AVID coordinators will commensurate according to teacher contract and prior educational experience. AVID coordinators' base annual salaries will vary according to established levels of standards. Potential candidates should research state specific salary ranges for instructors and administrators.
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