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Community Program Coach

Minnesota Independence College and Community


Organization Summary:

Minnesota Independence College and Community (MICC) is a human services organization for adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders.  We are a private non-profit focused on helping individuals to be as personally and financially independent as possible and to achieve their dreams in life! 

Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Human Services and/or Youth Development
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: $32,000 - $34,000

Primary Duties:

Purpose Statement

The Coach is responsible for working directly with MICC community members to improve their overall health and well-being through fitness and nutrition coaching, as well as teaching independent living and social skills and supporting members in their acquisition and use of these skills.


Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Areas of Responsibility

Physical Health and Nutrition

·          Teach the fundamentals of nutrition and fitness to individuals and small classes of 2-5 members

·          Coach athletics and participate along-side members in a variety of sports and fitness activities (ex: Special Olympics, YMCA Group Activities, Physical Therapy Regimens)

Activities of Daily Living

·          Support members with their independent living skills in the areas of grocery shopping, healthy cooking, food portioning and storage, cleaning routines and schedules, laundry skills, and other activities of daily living

· Identify and implement accommodations that may be necessary to support members in learning and/or performing independent living skills

Community Integration and Social Engagement

·          Personally connect with members and identify/address barriers to participation

·          In conjunction with the Activities Program, promote a safe, warm, welcoming environment in the Community Center


·          Collaborate with employees to create and implement structured daytime activities in Physical Health, Nutrition, Social, and Activities of Daily Living

·          Assist in resolution of routine member issues and concerns

·          Identify and implement accommodations that may be necessary

·          Promote and encourage member attendance at activities

·          Case note all information in members electronic file and communicate to families as appropriate

·          Managing a flexible schedule and coordinating with member schedules

·          Transporting members as needed

·          Traveling off-campus to member residences




Qualifications – Education & Experience

Preferred  B.A., B.S. in Social Sciences (Social Work, Mental Health, Behavior Analysis/Therapy, K-12/ABE Teaching and Special Education or similar) or Health Sciences (Nutrition/Fitness, Nutrition/Culinary Arts, Sports Promotion/Coaching, Physical Therapy and Community Education or similar) preferred. Previous experience educating or coaching and/or providing services to individuals with ASD or learning disabilities is highly desirable. Experience in nutrition or wellness coaching and fitness support or skill-building and social-emotional development curriculum preferred.  Personal Training Certification preferred.

Skills and Abilities

·          Ability to identify and assist in solving problems using strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse population

·          Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility and good judgment

·          Ability to maintain confidentiality of organizational, employee and student information

·          Demonstrated professionalism in work performance and communication with others


·          Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with strong oral and written communication skills 



Additional Info:

We offer a competitive compensation package which includes pay commensurate with experience, generous paid time off, health and dental benefits, health savings/flexible spending accounts, long term disability, term life and AD&D insurance and a matching 403b retirement savings plan. 

Schedule Tuesday - Saturday 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm


Friday, Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


Salary range: $32,000 - $34,000



How To Apply:

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

If you believe this rewarding opportunity is a match for your passion, skills and experience, please send your resume, along with a cover letter to Camille Loughlin at


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