Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 7:53 PM
Organization Overview Super Stars Literacy believes that when a child learns to read, they are empowered to transform their future. The program specifically targets at-risk Kindergarten, first, and second grade students; and provides both daytime intervention and after-school programming in the areas of literacy and social emotional development. Working Relationships The Program Manager position is a member of a co-management team and is supported directly by the Executive Director. The Program Manager oversees and supports 8-10 AmeriCorps Group Leaders who are often new to teaching or early in their career development and engaged in a year of full time service. Additional support and staff resources include: weekly collaborative Program Team meetings, a bank of educational and curriculum resources, and the support of Super Stars' fantastic staff. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and driven, but who also knows how beneficial collaborative working relationships can be for all stakeholders. Responsibilities The Program Manager's primary objective is to provide quality assurance at each assigned school site, resulting in consistent, high quality and effective Super Stars programming. Responsibilities include: Supervision, Coaching and Development of Group Leaders (60%) * Manage and support a team of 8-10 AmeriCorps Group Leaders across two school sites and one AmeriCorps VISTA, serving as the primary program supervisor and educational expert. * Build and maintain positive working relationships with Group Leaders at multiple sites; support systems that provide for Group Leader collaboration and empowerment. * Actively coordinate with the AmeriCorps Manager to supervise completion of AmeriCorps member responsibilities including verifying member timesheets, tracking and supporting members' completion of minimum service requirements (ex. Minimum number of hours, participation in service project/retreat events) * Support member recruitment by participating in interviews and site placement * Complete AmeriCorps Group Leader performance reviews three times a year * Provide on-site support, weekly observations and debriefs for each Group Leader at each school site. * Work with Group Leaders to create and implement strategic, enriching lesson plans * Work with Group Leaders to problem solve and develop classroom management techniques * Facilitate development of student action plans with AmeriCorps Group Leaders to ensure maximum literacy and social emotional growth. * Support Group Leader development by participating in weekly training sessions, collaborative planning and training delivery as assigned. Program Logistics (15%) * Communicate with school principals, staff, and community partner organizations * Design and manage multiple parent orientation meetings, daytime intervention and after-school program schedules. * Assume responsibility for timely and accurate submission of student enrollment, attendance and evaluation data. * Work with school leadership to ensure strong student cohorts are developed at each program site. * Analyze and share assessment data with Group Leaders and school staff. Relationships with Schools, Families, and Partners (10%) * Ensure strong partnerships with school and program partners * Serve as liaison to school principals, staff, and community partnership organizations * Work in collaboration with Volunteer Coordinator to implement quarterly family engagement events. * Work with Group Leaders to establish and maintain family partnerships through on-going communication and assistance during family events. Program Development (15%) * Collaborate and lead in program development initiatives * Collaborate with program team for continuous program improvement * Participate in annual program planning * Participate in strategic professional development Qualifications Mindset A firm belief that all students, regardless of background, can achieve at high levels. An internal drive to support our Group Leaders in any way possible, to empower them to affect student growth, and to demonstrate leadership initiative in removing obstacles that might stand in the way. A passion for working with students who need additional support in reading and/or social emotional instruction. A strong determination to dramatically increase the literacy and social-emotional skills of the students we serve, and to be a tangible part of closing the opportunity gap for the children in our communities. A belief that a partnership with the schools and families creates a higher chance of success. Strong candidates will have: * Experience in elementary education and/or literacy instruction for children * Experience managing extended learning and/or school-embedded intervention programs * Experience with behavior management systems and building classroom communities * Experience working with traditionally underserved populations * Experience managing professional staff and/or volunteers * Proven ability to provide strategic coaching and support, to develop skills within others * Success in proactively identifying and solving problems * Ability to self-manage and juggle multiple priorities, relationships, and systems * Ability to communicate flexibly, proactively, collaboratively, and diplomatically * Experience working in, or leading, collaborative teams * Experience using student assessment data to set and work toward ambitious goals * Experience working with principals, teachers and district staff to convey program success factors and challenges, as well as managing organizational relations * Experience or interest in developing and delivering trainings to adult learners * Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience Desired Qualifications or Skills * Master's degree related to education * Teaching credential * Computer skills, including MS Office Applications & Google Apps * Fluency in native languages of students served (ex. Spanish, Cantonese, Arabic) * Access to reliable transportation to travel within a defined geographic region on a daily basis Commitment: 15-40 hours/week. This position could be done in full with all responsibilities or part time with partial responsibilities from 3 weeks with the possibility of extension and future contract in the spring. Salary: Competitive salary, dependent on experience and credentials.
• Location: East Bay
• Post ID: 92487857 eastbay