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Boston Public Schools Pathway Coordinator (Long-Term Substitute)(SY22-23) in Boston, Massachusetts

THIS IS A LONG TERM SUB POSITION that is expected to start on 05/26/23 and end on 6/30/23. Please note, all substitute teachers are hired as per diem subs, even when placed in long term assignments. All substitutes begin at the per diem rate of pay. or further information about becoming a BPS sub please refer to our website ( Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) is seeking an extraordinary Pathway Coordinator excited to join a team of experienced and talented educators in a BDEA program, 2.0, designed specifically for our young men of color, who have not been successful in traditional schools and are disengaged with current pedagogical models. BDEA is an innovative in-district charter high school whose mission is to serve students who are over-age for grade level, many of whom have experienced life challenges that have impeded their education. We are looking for educators eager to challenge the norm, to assist a committed team in building a new pathway for the city’s most marginalized students, and to embrace with us the following mission statement, core values and guiding principles for instruction. BDEA 2.0 Mission Statement We are a student-led community. We collaborate to create meaningful learning experiences that give us the freedom to grow academically, develop agency, learn about ourselves, and acquire the skills to achieve our vision for the future. Core Values: In our community, consistently We have each other’s back We are authentic and open with each other We value transparency, integrity, and trust We demonstrate mutual respect We challenge mediocrity by setting high expectation for ourselves We honor self growth and development We hold each other accountable We inspire and motivate each other We build responsibility and independence through collaboration and shared leadership We acknowledge the historical and present racial, cultural, and economic discrimination all around us, and we commit to leading change in creating equity. We help each other navigate and thrive in the dominant culture We promote versatility and adaptability Guiding principles: To provide students with relevant and engaging learning and life skills experiences, we will consistently provide: Relevant curriculum and “learning that sticks” Out-of-school learning opportunities A balance between self-paced and social learning An environment that understands that relationships are central and integrated with student supports Varied opportunities to meet competency assessments, i.e., service learning, project-based learning, internships. A community that supports learning as transparent and consistent Opportunities to build student agency, leadership, empowerment, self-knowledge, and vision for the future A consistent expectation that all staff meet students where they are (emotionally, academically) The Pathway Coordinator must demonstrate a commitment to working with urban youth and have a track record of working successfully with students who have faced ongoing academic and personal challenges. The Pathway Coordinator, in collaboration with the BDEA Post Graduate Planning Team, BDEA 2.0 Program Leader, BDEA Head of School and a wide range of current partners, will be leading the development of a robust College and Career Center for BDEA 2.0 that incorporates the following three phases of work based/real life learning. Hook: students will take career exploration and readiness prerequisite courses, which will introduce them to various career options, and guide them towards a particular field based upon their interests. Commit: students will begin to refine their career goals and co-create their own pathway based upon the education requirements of that chosen field. Launch: students will choose an individualized launch track: early college, Vocational Apprenticeship, or a gap year via Year Up or similar program. Job Responsibilities Hook/Commit Phase Responsible for the internship program for all BDEA 2.0 students inclusive of establishing, maintaining and expanding internship partner relationships, and working directly with each BDEA 2.0 student to ensure that they have the necessary resources and opportunities to achieve the hook, commit (internships) and launch phases (post-secondary transition program) of their high school experience that is aligned to their post-secondary vision Collaborate and maintain existing internship community partners (eg. Boston Private Industry Council, Madison Park Development Corp, City of Boston, etc) to help support each student’s acquisition of a job, internship and career advancing experience as they develop through the program Identify and cultivate new corporate partnerships in service of internships, mentoring opportunities or job shadowing experiences Generate a catalogue of internship experiences for students to develop internships relevant to their career aspirations, eventually creating student ownership of processes for identifying and landing internships in a variety of industries Create and use data collection and analytical systems to inform our understanding of success of the work-based learning component of BDEA 2.0 and evaluate program success on long-term (post graduation) student outcomes Launch Phase In collaboration with 2.0 Program Leader, develop and formalize the career and college partnerships for all 2.0 student Launch opportunities (post secondary transition programs); including partnerships for early college, trades and career-advancing job training programs (Youth Build, Year Up etc.) Work with community partners, funders, teachers and BDEA 2.0 leadership to lead all pathway programmatic work by facilitating pathway workgroup meetings and incorporating pathway curriculum into the BDEA 2.0 roadmap Manage and coordinate all of BDEA 2.0’s pathway and early college recruitment Oversee core aspects of the dual enrollment program, assist near graduates in college applications, financial aid, registration, and other necessary steps for students to be eligible for Launch (FAFSA, EITC, etc.) such as conducting academic and early college advising including support with registration Maintain regular communication with outside agencies, colleges, and any other parties involved in the lives of students as they engage in career exploration activities Maintain regular communication with Crew Leaders regarding student progress, support student success in Launch Phase by developing (with support of AmeriCorp Volunteer) weekly study hall and peer tutoring opportunities for students Terms: BTU Group I, Full-time As a Horace Mann Charter School, teachers and staff are paid a competitive salary in accordance with the Boston Public Schools. As a condition for employment, BDEA staff are required to sign an Election to Work Agreement (ETWA) annually, which details the terms and conditions for the work year at the school. While the school generally follows the BPS calendar, it requires additional planning time before, after or during the year, as agreed upon in the ETWA. Department, committee meetings, and professional development take place on Wednesdays and Fridays, generally between 1:30-3:15 pm. The hours for this position are 8:30- 3:30. Qualifications Required: A successful candidate will … Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree preferred MA DESE School Guidance Counselor License at the appropriate level Active/Valid/Current MA Licensure (DESE or other MA regulatory body) in the field of guidance, highschool discipline or a related field including school psychology, clinical psychology, social work, etc. 2-3 years of teaching or college access experience preferred 3 plus years experience in post secondary transition services Experience working with non-traditional student populations A commitment to providing equity and access for all scholars in an educational setting Experience designing, launching and managing new programs Has demonstrated leadership experience, interpersonal skills and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, administrators and parents Experience building relationships with external partners and stakeholders Has excellent writing, communication and organizational skills Strong analytical and program evaluation skills Has experience establishing a collaborative, team-oriented atmosphere that honors diversity and enhances individual and community growth Has experience in working in a fast-paced, challenging environment Have a commitment to working with the families of our students and with parenting students Adhere to BDEA’s Non-Discrimination Policy (see below) Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish, Cape Verdean or Haitian Creole a strong plus Prior work or volunteer experience with non-traditional students in an alternative setting A sense of humor Application ProcedureApply through Boston Public Schools’ Human Capital website: Boston Day and Evening Academy, in accordance with its non-discrimination and zero tolerance policy, does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment and educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, religious beliefs, national origin, ancestry, retaliation, sexual orientation, genetics or military status and does not tolerate any form of intimidation, threat, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others and interferes with their freedom to learn or work. their ability to learn or work. 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Pathway Coordinator (Long-Term Substitute)(SY22-23)

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Primary Location Boston Day & Evening Academy

Salary Range 1.0 FTE

Shift Type In-District Charter

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