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 part-time Programs Assistant at our Mar Vista location. Responsibilities include overseeing After-School Tutoring and supporting the center as bilingual liaison to families. The Programs Assistant will work closely and collaborate with the Programs Manager and Director of Education, programming staff in both our Echo Park and Mar Vista centers, volunteer coordinators, schools, teachers, students and their families, and volunteers.

Position responsibilities:

Oversee day-to-day operations of After-School Tutoring with elementary aged students in daily sessions.
Support Mar Vista Programs Manager as bilingual liaison to families.
Collect and maintain up-to-date student files to track progress.
Support and manage After-School Tutoring volunteers.
Facilitate quality interactions between students of various ability levels and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels.
Execute attendance requirement for After-School Tutoring by managing excused and unexcused absences and keeping an eye on enrollment.
Intake and orient new families; liaison to parents outside of the program.
Manage and mentor After-School Tutoring interns.
Report directly to the Programs Manager in Mar Vista.
The Programs Assistant candidate must be able to demonstrate they have:

Verbal and written fluency in Spanish.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal. A strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong ability to multi-task, work independently to meet tight deadlines, and solve problems quickly and creatively in a fast-paced, demanding environment while maintaining strong personal integrity.
A passion to improve literacy and a deep commitment to student success.
At least 1 year experience with youth programming, or a minimum education of a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field with relevant experience.
Working knowledge of English Language Learners, including a clear understanding of public school settings and literacy inequities, and behavior management.
A love of books, publishing, and writing.
Availability to work 1:30 to 6:30 pm Mondays through Thursdays, and 10 am to 2 pm Fridays.


Please send the following to [email protected] no later than July 8, 2015, with the subject line: “Programs Assistant in Mar Vista.” No phone calls please.

A cover letter that includes a summary of your relevant experience and a specific explanation of why you are interested in working at 826LA.
A description of a time you were inspired by working with a young person (one page or less in both Spanish and English).
A detailed resume.
A list of two references.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Position start date is August 10, 2015.

 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.