AVID Elementary Specialist

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt/Professional
Reports to: AVID Elementary Program Manager
Date Revised: January 12, 2018
Dept./School: Special Programs

Primary purpose

Provide support to AVID campus through training, guidance, and coaching. Support Program Manager in implementing the AVID system in elementary schools.



Bachelor’s degree

Valid Texas Teaching Certificate

Experience with AVID at the campus or district level


Minimum three (3) years elementary teaching experience

Experience in delivering staff development

Collaborating with administrative personnel

Special knowledge/skills

Ability to provide instructional leadership and support

Knowledge of AVID essentials, components, and practices

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Major responsibilities and duties

 Program Management

  • Assists in the delivering district-wide AVID training.
  • Work with classroom teachers to provide support in use of AVID strategies.
  • Assist in coordinating AVID classroom walks and coaching of teachers.
  • Works with Site Teams in facilitating progress toward campus goals.
  • Assist in the monitoring progress and success of district AVID programs.
  • Assists with coordinating workshops for AVID elementary teachers and administrators.
  • Works with campuses in the preparation of AVID Summer Institute and Site Team planning.
  • Assists in the coordination of Path and other district-wide AVID training.
  • Assists in the coordination of various AVID special projects, pilots, etc.
  • Assists AVID Site Teams in facilitating progress towards goals identified in the Site Team Plans.
  • Works with AVID Elementary Team to meet with each principal to promote administrative support for and institutionalizing of the AVID system.
  • Assist and monitor the implementation of AVID Schoolwide.
  • Assists AVID Program Manager in coordinating and/or facilitating district AVID events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Policy, Reports, and Law

  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including mandatory financial reports to TEA.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and the local board policy.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.


Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals; transporting training material to include books and large paper tablets
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Frequent walking, repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Office and classroom setting, frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.