Student Support Services | Student Support Specialist | Minnesota Virtual Schools | Available: 09/15/2023 | Closing: 09/15/2023


POSITION: Head of Academics/Total Package Hockey Program – (FTE 1.0)

Job Description & Expectations


LOCATION: 3890 Pheasant Ridge Drive NE, Suite 180, Blaine, MN 55449

POSITION: Head of AcademicsTotal Package Hockey program

REPORTS TO: MN Virtual Schools- Assistant Director for Student Support

COMPENSATION: $48,000 – $55,000


The ideal Head of Academics should possess the following qualities:

  • A willingness to work, grind and hone your craft on a daily basis.

  • A passion for building personal and/or professional relationships with fellow staff members, student-athletes, their families and all members of the MNVS and TPH hockey community.

  • An open-mindedness to an occupation that requires multi-tasking and the “wearing of multiple-hats” related to providing hockey and academic services.

  • Background in student, athlete or student-athlete education.

  • Service background.

  • Detail and efficiency.

  • Firm communication style.


The Head of Academics has three main areas of focus:

  1. Foster a positive learning environment that promotes academic success for all student-athletes.

    • Adhere to all TPH Way operational processes, procedures and academic environment guidelines and work with school administration and the TPH Chief Academic Officer to improve all existing infrastructure.

  1. Hold student-athletes to a high standard.

    • Monitor academic progress and performance on a daily basis.

    • Conduct daily and/or weekly student-athlete performance meetings with student-athletes and their families, when applicable.

    • Maintain a direct line of communication with the Director of Hockey-Operations with regards to student-athlete performance and measures to ensure a quality learning environment for all.

  1. Individualize and customize the learning experience based on where, when and how the student-athlete works best.

    • Build relationships with each individual, provide mentorship and gain insights in to how to maximize each individual’s performance as a student and person.

    • Place each individual in a physical environment that maximizes his/her academic performance.

    • Craft individual study plans.

    • Set a pacing standard that maximizes academic performance.

In addition, the Head of Academics will be expected to:

  • Collect and report data to the Chief Academic Officer on academic progress and outcomes in a timely fashion.

  • Serve as the TPH liaison with MN Virtual Schools in order to provide quality control of the educational plan and experience.

  • Direct the daily duties and functions of any academic support staff in accordance with MNVS policies and procedures.

  • Maintain records in a confidential and organized manner so that current information is readily available to authorized personnel upon request.

  • Coordinate community service programs and projects.

  • Provide parent orientation and information sessions related to the academic program.

  • Assist the TPH Chief Academic Officer in seeking out student and parent feedback on academic program.

  • All other duties as assigned in order to advance the program’s strategic plan.
  • Report in person to the Blaine TPH education site daily to supervise and facilitate students in their educactional programming with MNVS. 

This position is a full time, year round position with full benefits.

  • Medical coverage

  • Dental coverage

  • Life Insurance/AD&D

  • Short and long term disability

  • PERA/TRA enrollment with school contribution

  • School provided laptop


About Minnesota Transitions Charter School:
Minnesota Transitions Charter School (MTS) is a unique collaboration of charter schools that help each learner make the transition from classroom to post-secondary/career and meet the responsibilities of a changing future. We were one of the nation’s early leaders in charter school development. Charter schools offer the chance for parents to choose the best education possible for their family. Special education and EL services are provided wherever needed in all of our programs. MTS offers a learning environment emphasizing small classes as well as strong career training and academic preparation. We offer a traditional High School with many career options, Middle School and Elementary School as well as a Virtual High School, Connections Academy (a virtual K-12 program), Banaadir Academy which has a focus on serving Somali students and P.E.A.S.E. (Peers Enjoying  A Sober Education) Academy, High School which serves students in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Learn more at
Minnesota Transitions Charter School (MTCS) does not discriminate in employment or in any of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, age or genetic information.