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YMCA of Greater Boston Copy Of Academic Site Coordinator (Summer Learning Academy) in Boston, Massachusetts

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YMCA of Greater Boston Summer Learning Academy - Site Coordinator

THIS IS A SUMMER SCHOOL POSITION. EMPLOYMENT IS SEASONAL AND TEMPORARY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: BPS Summer Learning Academies serve as the primary academic summer offerings for BPS students, consisting of an array of high-quality academic and enrichment programs that provide services for targeted student populations in every grade level across the district. In Partnership with the YMCA of Greater Boston, the Summer Learning Programming at the YMCA Day Camp will provide a whole child and whole family approach that blends high-intervention academics with high-quality, traditional day camp activities.

YMCA Summer Learning Academies aim to:

  • address unfinished learning from SY20-21 and increase academic achievement;

  • develop student socio-emotional skills and increase student efficacy by building skills and competencies - paying careful attention to any additional social-emotional needs created by the pandemic

  • strengthen the effectiveness of school-community partnerships; and

  • promote student health and wellness.

REPORTS TO: Position reports to the YMCA Multi-Site Director and/or Lead Camp Director

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

· Program Weeks – Tuesday, July 6th – Friday, August 6th

· Daily Student Schedule – Monday through Friday, 8-5pm

· Coordinator Daily Schedule – Monday – Friday, 8am – 2pm

· Professional Development

o Will take place virtually starting in May in partnership with BPS and Boston Afterschool and Beyond.

o Onsite, YMCA Training will take place virtually and in-person in June/July

RESPONSIBILITIES: Be available to participate in planning activities immediately upon hiring, full-time duties begin in July. Oversee YMCA Summer Learning planning and programming at a specific program. Supervise teachers, YMCA program staff, serve as program lead for instructional support, and oversee operational management for programming. Work alongside Day Camp Director/Program Administrator to align academics and enrichment programming

Work to:

  • address unfinished learning from SY20-21 and increase academic achievement;

  • develop student socio-emotional skills and increase student efficacy by building skills and competencies - paying careful attention to any additional social-emotional needs created by the pandemic

  • strengthen the effectiveness of school-community partnerships; and

  • promote student health and wellness.

    Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and management at one program

  • Participate in the hiring of teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff

  • Support efforts to recruit, enroll and engage students in the Summer Learning Academy

  • Participate in development of program schedule in advance of summer

  • Supervise instruction, services and the monitoring of student progress; oversee any performance task or assessment administered to students

  • Support high-quality instruction by facilitating professional development and curriculum planning sessions, modeling instructional practices, and observing instruction and providing feedback

  • Understand and implement culturally and linguistically sustaining practices.

  • Prepare and m anage curriculum materials, including pre-program set up and materials inventory after conclusion of programming

  • Engage and collaborate with families as partners in planning and problem solving

  • Establish a culturally competent, trauma sensitive learning climate

  • Manage student data systems (e.g. attendance, schedules, etc.)

  • Track work of BPS teachers and paraprofessionals, complete time reporting forms for payroll; arrange for coverage in the event of teaching staff absence

  • Execute and enforce program policies and student discipline code

  • Coordinate emergency response procedures in the event of emergency

  • Work with other program staff to monitor quality of programming to ensure outcome goals are on track to be met. Implement evaluation protocols - surveys, tests, etc.

  • Collaborate with BPS, BASB, NIOST, and other evaluators to implement evaluation tools

  • Complete “wrap-up” duties, including end-of-summer closeout paperwork and feedback activities

  • Demonstrate completion of other critical tasks and duties as requested by the Office of Expanded Learning Opportunities

TERMS:

  • $8,000.00 Stipend - Includes Planning and PD with YMCA Leadership during the Spring

  • Program Weeks – Tuesday, July 6th – Friday August 6th

  • Schedule - Monday through Friday - 8:00-2:00pm ($5,760 of Onsite Program Hours; $2,240 of Planning and PD hours)

  • Total compensation is a set stipend based on hours of work, including professional development, on-site program time, and additional duties. Compensation differs based on the schedule of individual Summer Learning Academy programs.

  • Program-specific job requirements, program hours, and training schedule to be determined by Summer Learning Academy program. Agreement to program-specific terms is required for hire.

  • Payroll will be processed twice during the summer with $4000 being paid in July and $4000 being paid at the end of August. You will be paid as a contracted vendor.

  • YMCA of Greater Boston - Individual Membership July and August

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Massachusetts teaching license or school administrator license

  • At least 1 year of professional teaching or administrator experience

  • A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation

  • Willing to explore student learning in a non-traditional setting and connect student learning through project-based, experiential learning.

  • Willing to work in close collaboration with a community-based organization with shared goals in a student-centered, school-aligned, results-focused initiative.

  • Technology-savvy

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an instructional leader--supervising other educators, providing constructive feedback, and fostering collaboration.

  • Experience with working with a diverse population of students, especially historically marginalized student groups, such as Black and brown students, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners.

  • A fierce commitment to equity.

  • An understanding and commitment to the implementation of the district’s Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices (CLSP) framework.

  • Current authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED:

  • Current teacher or administrator in the Boston Public Schools.

  • Prior experience working in a BPS summer learning program and/or in close collaboration with a community-based organization

  • Experience working in partnership with community based organizations

  • The YMCA of Greater Boston values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS (PLEASE INDICATE PRFERENCE WHEN APPLYING)

· Huntington Avenue YMCA (Fenway/South End)

· Roxbury YMCA

· Wang YMCA of Chinatown

· Parkway Community YMCA (West Roxbury)

· Oak Square YMCA (Brighton)

· Egleston YMCA (Roxbury)

· Dorchester YMCA

· East Boston YMCA (54 Ashley Street Location)

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