Performance Coach, Alpha - an EDU Startup (Austin, United States) - $150,000/year USD

Job ID: 4844

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

If you're a driven achiever, a master at building teams that exceed expectations, and a natural at sparking motivation, Alpha is about to unleash an opportunity that will fuel your ambitions like never before.

Introducing Alpha: We're not just redefining education; we're reinventing it. Forget about mundane lectures and stifling routines. Instead, we’ve built a place where kids can learn at the right speed for them rather than waiting for their peers to catch up.

But here's where it gets exhilarating: We're not interested in the status quo. We embrace innovation with cutting-edge adaptive apps and ingenious motivational strategies. These game-changing tools are firmly rooted in learning science—because excellence is not just a goal; it's a way of life.

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

This is where you come in. You've done what others thought was impossible. Whether that's shattering sales records that others deemed unbreakable or resuscitating failing ventures with a magic touch. Your secret? Fusing audacious goals with relentless hard work, innovation, and unlocking the intrinsic motivations of your team.

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

Alpha is looking for an expert mentor to coach and develop our team of Guides. In this role, you’ll shape how Alpha 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 take a professional team and challenge them to achieve at the next level, setting and achieving goals that are ambitious and even a bit audacious
  • You would be the best Guide if we hired you at that level, but you'd rather coach Guides and hold them to a high standard
  • You are the resident "kid expert" - you can build connections, motivate, and cultivate success with any student

Why choose Alpha?

  • 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 - we model the growth & learning we expect our students to embrace, so you'll receive coaching, training, and opportunities for leadership
  • Relocation assistance available for highly-qualified candidates

If you know what it means to build a rockstar team, then join Alpha to help us revolutionize education!

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 Alpha system with world-class excellence.

Candidate Requirements
  • A Master's 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 relocate to Austin, TX
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$150k/year ($75/hour)


Austin, United States

full-time Job

40 hours/week

Employment Type

Long-term role

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