Los Angeles, CA
SLAM! Program Los Angeles, a project of Community Partners, is a nonprofit, school-based program whose mission is to provide students from underserved schools with accessible, contemporary and tuition-free music instruction. Our program is delivered through a network of volunteer college students, creating opportunities for mentorship and professional development through a shared experience of music. Our program offers a variety of classes at each partnering school, including Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Voice, Music Production, and Rock Band.
- Self-Esteem: The arts build community, which directly enhances students' self-esteem.
- Learning: Learning music is not a privilege, but a necessity for a well-rounded education.
- Access: Every student deserves access to quality and affordable music instruction.
- Musical Expression: Students need a voice that transcends language and dialect.
We believe that a strong student-teacher relationship has the power to change lives.
Program Coordinator Job Description
The SLAM! Program Coordinator is a part-time role (10-15 hours/week) that manages school-based programs within our university chapter networks throughout the academic year. Program Coordinators are responsible for all aspects of program implementation at SLAM! partner sites and serve 3 key constituencies: college student volunteers, middle and high school program participants, and school administration.
Program Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- To provide overall leadership for the implementation of a SLAM! Program at each partner site on the basis of our vision, mission, and philosophy
- To manage the recruitment, enrollment, and attendance tracking of SLAM! middle and high school student participants
- To assist in the recruitment, selection, and onboarding of SLAM! college volunteers
- To supervise and coach SLAM! volunteer instructors while on site
- To observe, assess, and offer feedback to SLAM! volunteers and develop their ability to effectively engage and connect with students in an after school setting
- To hold regular meetings with internal constituents (Regional SLAM! staff and volunteers) as well as external constituents (School-based staff and administration)
- To provide overall support and/ or staffing for SLAM! regional programs and events
- To substitute teach for any absent SLAM! volunteers during programming
- To ensure that SLAM! volunteers understand and comply with district and school-specific policies and procedures
- To collect and maintain required Volunteer and Student Participant paperwork
- To monitor program metrics and track student and volunteer evaluation data
- To maintain and oversee the SLAM! equipment inventory at each site
- To allocate each site’s budget for volunteer appreciation and supply purchases
- To coordinate a Final Showcase at the end of each programming session
- Must be available to work:
- Monday - Friday approximately 2:00 - 5:30PM (exact schedule tbe determined)
- Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm
- Additional weekend afternoons 2-3 times per year
- Additional responsibilities outside of these hours may be required
Candidates must have the following:
- An undergraduate degree in Education, Music, Arts Administration, or similar field and/or equivalent experience
- Experience teaching classes in any or all of the following – Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Songwriting, Vocals, Music Production, or Rock Band
- Experience delivering K-12 education (either as a classroom teacher or in some other capacity – tutor, after school instructor, etc.)
- Experience interacting with diverse communities and integrating into an existing school community
- Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
- Excellent organizational skills, computer savvy and ability to do paperwork
- Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
- Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) dated within 6 months prior to beginning employment
- Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment
- Must have reliable transportation
The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following
- A Master’s degree in Education, Music, Arts Administration, or similar field and/or equivalent experience
- Supervisory experience in Education, Arts Admin, Recreation or related field
- Familiarity with Los Angeles schools, administration, and policies
- Familiarity with quality criteria for after school programs
- Bilingual Spanish/English is a huge plus
- California Teaching Credential
- Exposure to or interest in social entrepreneurship or community organizing
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Compensation is DOE. SLAM! Program Los Angeles, a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners, is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.slamprogram.org.