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Employment

We’re always on the lookout for kind, talented, ambitious professionals who want to help us teach, inspire, and empower kids, families, and our greater community. Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to info@operationshoestring.org. We will respond to confirm that your application has been received. No calls or walk-ins please.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must meet highly qualified requirements of a certified teacher or paraprofessional (when supervised by licensed teacher); successful classroom teacher performance and/or tutoring experience with challenged or at-risk students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide academic leadership for Project RISE:

  • Tutors a small group of students in the content area of English, reading, or math; utilize scientifically research-based materials and lessons.
  • Assists in developing students’ cognitive capacity, increasing academic skill development, and respect for learning; foster students’ self-esteem and motivation through positive interaction.
  • Be directly supervised by the Youth Program Officer and Program Coordinator for the 21st CCLC and the grant guidelines.
  • Attend scheduled meetings with Youth Program Officer and Program Coordinator to coordinate program design, evaluation process, and outreach efforts.
  • Work closely with Youth Program Officer and Program Coordinator to:
    • Organize schedule of academic and enrichment activities.
    • Implement evaluation tools.

Serve as liaison between the school day staff & afterschool staff:

  • Facilitate evaluation requirements with school-day teachers, including dissemination and collection of teacher surveys.
  • Obtain updates on student needs/progress reports.
  • Coordinate student and staff outreach, including communication between school-day teachers and Project RISE staff.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and performance.

Design academic curriculum for Project RISE:

  • Ensure academic activities are aligned with district curriculum standards.
  • Develop individualized academic plans for all students enrolled in the program for tutoring with input from the Youth Program Officer and Program Coordinator.
  • Assess students’ needs and interests to design an effective academic program.
  • Evaluate student progress and program effectiveness.
  • Be prepared to teach each day with lesson plans, activities, and resources. If you will be absent, make sure you communicate your plans to your sub.
  • Respect the classroom by maintaining order and not allowing students to touch any items in the classroom that belong to the classroom teacher.
  • Welcome and supervise the work of leaders/volunteers assigned to your classroom.
  • Provide direction and encouragement to leaders/volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must pass criminal background check; successful experience working with challenged or at-risk students in diverse population setting; talented or skilled in an area of student interest (e.g. archery, jewelry making, etc.)

 

ASSISTANT RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide enrichment and recreation leadership for Project RISE:

  • Facilitate planned enrichment and/or recreational activities to group of students (average group size 12-18).
  • Assists in developing students’ cognitive capacity, increasing academic skill development, and respect for learning; foster students’ self-esteem and motivation through positive interaction.
  • Be directly supervised by the Youth Program Officer and Program Coordinator for the PRMS program and the grant guidelines.
  • Attend scheduled meetings with Youth Program Officer and Program Coordinator to coordinate program design, evaluation process, and outreach efforts.
  • Work closely with Youth Program Officer and Program Coordinator to:
    • Organize schedule of enrichment and/or recreational activities.
    • Implement evaluation tools

Serve as a liaison between the school day staff & after school staff:

  • Facilitate evaluation requirements with school-day teachers, including dissemination and collection of teacher surveys.
  • Obtain updates on student needs/progress reports.
  • Coordinate student and staff outreach, including communication between school-day teachers and program staff.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and performance.

Design enrichment and/or recreational curriculum for the Project RISE:

  • Ensure activities are aligned with district curriculum standards (where applicable)
  • Assess students’ needs and interests to design effective programming.
  • Evaluate student interest and outcomes from participation.
  • Be prepared to teach when scheduled with lesson plans, activities, and resources. If you will be absent, make sure you communicate your plans to Youth Program Officer/Sub.
  • Respect the classroom by maintaining order and not allowing students to touch any items in the classroom that belong to the classroom teacher.
  • Welcome and supervise the work of leaders/volunteers assigned to your classroom.
  • Provide direction and encouragement to volunteers.