Writing/Learning Coach

Staff / Full-Time

St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA

About St. John’s Prep

St. John’s Prep is an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School for young men in grades 6 through 12. Founded on the Xaverian values of compassion, humility, simplicity, trust, and zeal, we educate students to be, do and stand for good in the world. We enroll approximately 1,500 students from more than 90 communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.


St. John’s is a faith-based community grounded in and fortified by three main cultural priorities: recognizing all people as created in the image and likeness of God, embracing a habit of excellence grounded in a growth mindset, and empowering individuals to be unique expressions of God’s love in the world. Strong candidates will embody the Catholic principles and Xaverian values that guide our institution to help foster a supportive and inclusive campus environment. For further information on how faith animates St. John’s, please visit our Statement on Xaverian and Catholic Identity. 


Position Overview and Responsibilities

St. John’s Prep seeks a committed writing/learning coach who is experienced in working with students in grades 6 through 12. The position will report to the Director of CLAS and the Coordinator of the Writing Center. This is an hourly, ten-month position that is eligible for benefits; candidates should be available to work approximately 30 hours at various times of day per week, Monday through Friday. The Writing Center is based in the Center for Learning and Academic Success (CLAS). These centers work hand-in-ore information about both centers can be found here.


Skills and Competencies

The Writing/Learning coach will work under the umbrella of both centers. Specifically, the Writing/Learning Coach will: 

  • Work one-on-one with students to assist them with any stage of the writing process, including brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revising.      
  • Work one-on-one with students of diverse learning profiles to reinforce organization, time management and study skills.  
  • Maintain accurate records of all coaching sessions.  


  • Collaborate with teachers, guidance counselors and parents in supporting students.  
  • Visit academic classrooms to deliver writing guidance and/or study skills workshops.  
  • Present workshops at grade level meetings.  
  • Implement effective strategies to assist students with diverse learning styles.  
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator of the Writing Center and Director of CLAS to develop appropriate center programming, including workshops and webinars on specific aspects of writing and study skills.  
  • Model a commitment to learning and professional growth.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of ClAS and the Coordinator of the Writing Center. 


Education and Experience

  • Experience teaching or tutoring writing is required. 
  • In addition, candidates should be team-focused and value professional collaboration.
  • A bachelor’s degree in English is preferred and experience working with students with learning differences.


Physical Requirements:

  • Standing/sitting for long periods of time.
  • Must be capable of adapting to frequent changes in position throughout the workday.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
  • Use of hands and fingers for manipulation, and using computer keyboard
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.


St. John’s Prep is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity that is manifested in classroom practice, student engagement, interpersonal communication, and curricular decisions. For more information about our academic, spiritual and student life programs, please visit www.stjohnsprep.org


Interested candidates are asked to apply via the online Application for Employment found on the Employment page of the St. John’s Prep website. Candidates will need to upload a cover letter, resumé, and academic transcripts. Please, no phone calls. 


Posted July 2024

St. John’s Prep

Danvers, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School