Lead Guide
$150,000 USD/year Pay is set based on global value, not the local market. Most roles = hourly rate x 40 hrs x 50 weeks ($75 USD/hour)

Austin, United States
full-time (40 hrs/week)
Flexible schedule
Long-term role

Lead Guide $150,000USD/year ($75 USD/hour)


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an in-person role located in Austin, Texas. Relocation assistance is available.

Are you ready to lead the next generation of champions both on and off the field? 

At Sports Academy in Austin, TX, we believe life skills like leadership, teamwork, and grit are best taught through sports. As a pioneering private K-8 institution powered by 2hr Learning, we pair AI-driven academics with intensive sports training to create a unique, holistic educational experience. We are looking for inspiring and dynamic leaders to join our team and shape the future of young athletes.

We embrace innovation with cutting-edge adaptive apps and motivational strategies. These tools are rooted in learning science—because excellence is not just a goal; it's a way of life.

Instead of ordinary educators, we're assembling a league of Guides—leaders who breathe life into learning. These mentors ensure that our students don't just succeed; they thrive, learn twice as much, and uncover their talents and life skills.

This is where you come in. You've achieved what others thought was impossible—shattering sports records or revitalizing ventures. Your secret? Fusing audacious goals with relentless hard work, innovation, and unlocking your team’s intrinsic motivations.

Now imagine channeling that spirit into reshaping education and inspiring the next generation. Imagine mentoring our Guides, infusing them with your insight, drive, and leadership.

We are seeking an expert mentor to coach and develop our team of Guides. In this role, you’ll shape how Sports Academy Guides connect with students. Consider applying if:

  • You’re a natural leader who can balance empathy with logic, objectivity, and firmness
  • You know how to challenge a team to achieve at the next level with ambitious goals.
  • You would be the best Guide if we hired you, but you'd rather coach Guides and hold them to a high standard.
  • You are the resident "kid expert" who can build connections, motivate, and cultivate success with any student.

Why choose Sports Academy?

  • Competitive pay - we believe you shouldn't take a pay cut to work in education.
  • Generous benefits and time off - we value our team and offer a comprehensive benefits package and paid time off.
  • Growth and learning culture - you'll receive coaching, training, and opportunities for leadership.
  • Relocation assistance is available for highly qualified candidates.

Are you ready to make a real impact and lead the charge in transforming education through sports? Apply now and join us at Sports Academy to inspire the next generation of champions. Let's redefine what's possible together!

What you will be doing

  • Coaching your team of Guides. By regularly providing personal, actionable feedback to your team of Alpha Guides, you’ll improve their daily performance and in turn, amplify student enjoyment and achievement.
  • Creating Guide Playbooks that detail best practices for facilitation, instructions on how to design more rewarding learning activities, and what to do when challenges arise.
  • Motivating Students. You'll lead a small cohort of students, using your kid expertise and coaching skills to turn even the most reticent learner into a rocketship kid!

What you will NOT be doing

  • Writing lesson plans: Think bigger. While your Guides shepherd their students’ day-to-day learning through the use of self-guided, adaptive learning apps, you’ll be training Guides to be better facilitators, showing them how to create enrichment activities, and helping them bring more enthusiasm and impact to their sessions.
  • Lowering standards for any reason: If our standard is 100% to pass, and a Guide wants to pass a student with 99%, you have to uphold that standard. If a 6th grader wants to take a college course, you will have to know how to make that happen.
  • Running boring training programs: No lecture-style professional development allowed! You'll coach Guides by modeling enthusiasm, energy, and expert facilitation skills.

Key responsibilities

Train and develop a team of Guides to implement the Sports Academy system with world-class excellence.

Candidate requirements

  • A college degree in any field
  • Demonstrate a successful history of developing and mentoring professional teams to achieve elite-level performance
  • Utilize data-driven approaches for decision-making
  • Exhibit a history of actively engaging with children and teens (ages 5-18), fostering their growth and accomplishment
  • Legal right to work in the US without visa sponsorship
  • Willingness to work in-person in Austin, TX
How it works

Applying for a role? Here’s what to expect.

We’ve curated a series of steps that take the guesswork (and cognitive bias) out of recruiting the best person.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Accept Job Offer.

Accept Job Offer.



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