Dudley Promise Corps Site Director, Dearborn STEM Academy

    • Job Tracking ID: 512440-575365
    • Job Location: Boston, MA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: June 20, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: July 1, 2017
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Job Description:

Dudley Promise Corps Site Director

Dearborn STEM Academy, a BPE Teaching Academy

Dudley Promise Corps is a full-time AmeriCorps service program launched by BPE in 2013 with the mission of increasing student engagement in order to ensure students in Boston are on track to attend college and become responsible citizens who serve their community. Dudley Promise Corps members serve together in BPE’s Teaching Academies-- the Dudley School Neighborhood Charter School (Grades prek-5) and Dearborn STEM Academy (Grades 6-12). DPC members provide individual, classroom and whole-school support and lead enrichment programming.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BPE is seeking a DPC Site Director at the Dearborn STEM Academy to advance the ambitious goals of the program and ensure members receive necessary training, support, and formal supervision during their year of service. DPC members serve students in Grades 6 and 9, and specifically aim to support students’ literacy skills. As part of the DPC Program Team, this position offers a unique opportunity for someone with a passion for service and urban education to help further develop a young program with demonstrated success. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Boston Promise Corps Program Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of the DPC Site Directorinclude, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Leadership for DPC Members

  • Provide on-site leadership to a team of approximately 15 DPC members serving at the school. This includes formal supervision of DPC members to ensure they are meeting program and school expectations.

  • Provide coaching to DPC members, including bi-weekly member observations and individual check-ins aimed at supporting members in developing their capacity to provide effective student support and make progress towards professional goals.

  • Facilitate weekly meetings of the DPC team to plan, review expectations, facilitate learning and exchange of ideas and help coordinate school-wide projects.

  • Facilitate team-building aimed at building professional community, morale and shared accountability among DPC members.

  • Maintain smooth program operations.

Management of Supplemental Literacy Activities

  • A primary responsibility of DPC members  is to support reading with students.  The DPC Site Director ensures high quality service delivery, including:

    • Work closely with external partners that provide literacy training and support to DPC members over the summer and throughout the school year.

    • Supervise and observe DPC members in providing supplemental literacy activities and provide feedback for improvement.

    • Collaborate with school administrators and teachers around implementation supplemental literacy activities.

    • Support DPC members to implement student reading assessments and track progress.

Management of School Partnership

  • Serve as the on-site BPE contact for school administrators and teachers; meet regularly with school administrators and teachers to ensure successful program implementation.

  • Work with teachers, administrators, and the Boston Promise Corps Program Director to troubleshoot and creatively solve any issues that arise from member service.

Enrichment Time Leadership

  • Develop and innovate high quality enrichment programming that DPC members support and deliver once per week with 6th grade students.

  • Support DPC members in planning and implementation of programming.

  • Document implementation efforts in order to identify best practices and inform program development.

DPC Program Development and Support

  • Work with the DPC Program Team (comprised of the two DPC Site Directors and the Boston Promise Corps Program Director) to lead the 7-week summer orientation and training for DPC members (beginning July 5, 2017), as well as regular all-corps professional development sessions throughout the year.

  • Work with the Boston Promise Corps Program Director and school leaders to plan and lead school-based professional development sessions for members.

  • Identify member needs and ensure professional development/ training opportunities are responsive to these needs and aligned with program goals.

  • Provide data and support to the Boston Promise Corps Program Director for AmeriCorps site visits, funding reports and proposals.

  • Maintain compliance with all AmeriCorps systems and regulations including monitoring and approving member service hours.

Experience and Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS

  • At least three years of work experience in nonprofit programs in a relevant field

  • Experience in an urban school setting, ideally with a focus on middle/high school students and/or literacy

  • Proven ability to develop relationships with students and adults

  • Experience with program design, development and management, team management and supervision.

  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills

  • Empathetic listener, with experience in negotiating and counseling

  • Experience working with diverse populations

  • Detail-oriented and organized

  • Facility with MS Office products

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible in a fast-paced environment

  • Creativity and ability to innovate

  • Team-player attitude, but also the ability to work independently and be self-directed

  • Deep commitment to BPE’s mission around urban education

  • Sense of humor!

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including group health, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, and vacation allowance.

BPE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.