In-School Program Coordinator

826LA

Mar Vista, CA

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.

826LA is looking for someone to join our hard-working, passionate team as a full-time In-Schools Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of In-School Programs and College Access, the In-Schools Coordinator brings 826LA programs to students in West and South LA. The In-Schools Coordinator is responsible for managing the In-Schools program, along with developing strong relationships and delivering quality programming to partner teachers, schools, and community members. The In-Schools Coordinator works primarily out of 826LA’s Mar Vista office, but must be able and willing to travel to schools all over Los Angeles, and 826LA’s Echo Park office and satellite site at Manual Arts High School on a regular basis.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and runs high quality In-School projects in West and South LA, including classroom writing and publishing projects and college access programs
  • Oversees the writing, editing, publication, and production of books that result from In-School projects
  • Seeks, establishes, and maintains strong school, teacher, and community partnerships in West and South LA
  • Responsible for accuracy, timeliness, and organization of program evaluations and data
  • Trains and supervises In-Schools support interns
  • Recruits and trains volunteers for In-School projects and program, and creates strong relationships with volunteers
  • With the support of the volunteer team, ensures correct student-volunteer ratio in programs, and facilitates quality interactions between students of various ability levels and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels
  • Supports all programs and events as necessary
  • Reports to the Director of In-School Programs and College Access

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE MUST BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THEY HAVE:

  • Knowledge of school and community climates in South and West LA
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal; a strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, and a sense of humor
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong ability to multi-task, be flexible, and solve problems creatively in a fast-paced environment
  • A passion to improve literacy and a deep commitment to student success
  • Experience leading youth programming, or a minimum education of a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
  • Working knowledge of English Language Learners, an understanding of public school settings and literacy inequities, and behavior and classroom management;
  • A results-oriented spirit, and a willingness to grow and build toward the success of programs 
  • A love of books, writing, and publishing
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish preferred

This position is full time, and the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends is necessary. Benefits include three weeks vacation, participation in 826LA’s health and dental care plan, 401K, and life insurance plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position start date is January 9, 2017.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send the following to jobs@826la.org no later than November 23, 2016, with the subject line: “In-School Coordinator.” 

  1. A cover letter that includes a summary of your relevant experience and a specific explanation of why you are interested in working at 826LA.
  2. A detailed resume.
  3. A list of three references.

No phone calls please.

826LA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and actively seeks persons of color; females; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons; and disabled persons for this position. 

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