Extended Day Classroom Coordinator Elementary School
Mission Graduates a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education.
We work towards fulfilling our mission through a wide range of after-school support services that serve close to 1000 children, youth and families each year. Our vision is to transform the culture of our neighborhood so that college becomes the expectation for Mission families, rather than the exception.
The Extended Day (ED) Program provides afterschool and summer education at Bryant and Marshall Elementary Schools for 250 low income primarily Latino students to develop their English Language Development skills, increase literacy levels, and shore up academic skills for English Language Learner and academic underperforming students at Mission elementary schools. The ED serves 250 children across both sites, spanning K-5th grades. The ED has five central program components: 1) Academic enrichment and guided reading interventions; 2) Project-based “elective” activities that incorporate literacy-building opportunities throughout each project cycle; 3) Sports and Recreation; 4) Community-building activities that help to foster group cohesion, build social skills, and model resiliency; and 5) Believing the College Dream, our early college awareness program that aims to prepare and motivate children to plan for college. Parent involvement is a key strategy to our success and over 125 parents regularly attend math, literacy and science nights.
Extended Day Classroom Coordinators (K- 5th Grade)
Non-exempt, At-Will .75 FTE (30 hrs/week – 11:30am-5:30pm)
Full Health, Dental, Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Time
Note: Some evenings required; Possibility of Summer 2014 program at 1.0 FTE @ 40.0 hours per week.
Ideal Start Date – ASAP
Reports To: Bryant Elementary Extended Day Program Director – Paloma Lopez
Key Responsibilities & Primary Duties
Plan and lead daily academic and enrichment activities for twenty students
• Utilize standards based curriculum to write lesson plans.
• Lead an elective activity (i.e. dance, drumming, gardening) each semester.
• Develop and integrate college “culture-building” activities into the classroom.
• Implement a year-round service learning project (in collaboration with your team)
• Coordinate and support volunteers in classroom.
• Develop a nurturing, safe, respectful, multicultural learning environment.
Support students to reach specific literacy benchmarks
• Facilitate after-school homework assistance, vocabulary building and reading comprehension activities that build upon the “school day” learning objectives.
• Design, develop and implement theme & project-based curriculum that supports student academic and personal achievement.
Build cultural and educational bridges with students and their families.
• Assist in community outreach, parent communication, and volunteer recruitment and supervision.
• Coordinate on-going communication and feedback systems with families, teachers and volunteers.
Assist in the daily operations of the EDP including supervising youth, administrative tasks & staff development
• Maintain accurate youth files and records, i.e. attendance, student behavior, and other evaluation forms to track student progress.
• Participate in staff development, team and supervision meetings.
• Provide overall support of the program, including support for field trips, special events and parent workshops.
• Plan and coordinate field trips, parent events, and other school-wide events
• Serve as part of larger Mission Graduates team.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Bachelor degree required.
• Two years proven ability and experience working with urban youth.
• Experience in after-school programming, teaching and/or tutoring students.
• Understanding of youth development principles.
• Experience in the field of Youth Development, education, or related field.
• Passion for working with children and youth is a must, as well as a willingness to explore alternative, non-institutional teaching methods.
• Must be able to relate effectively to diverse community and demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity.
• Ability to speak, write, and read Spanish as well as excellent oral and written English communication skills.
• Background and Tuberculosis clearance is mandatory upon hire.
• Experience working with communities of color with low-income populations is preferred.
• Candidate must be flexible, well organized and able to take initiative.
• Experience with PC based systems and Microsoft Office experience preferred.
Mission District residents, bilingual Spanish-English
and people of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to apply
Please send your resume and a cover letter articulating your interest and qualifications to:
Edward Kaufman, Executive Director
Last reminder: This is a ten month per year permanent position with a possibility of twelve month full-time schedule at 40 hours a week, seven week summer program June – July 2014. Team members are required to schedule vacation around major “breaks” in the program calendar.
(No phone calls please; only applicants submitting both a resume and cover letter will be considered)