Job Opening – PASS-2 Program Coordinator

The mission of Oakland Kids First (OKF) is to create leadership opportunities for young people to transform their schools so that all youth graduate with the skills and motivation to succeed. Over the past fifteen years, OKF has developed a unique model for school improvement that demonstrates the importance of youth leadership and engagement as a strategy to improve school culture and achieve equitable outcomes for underserved students.

OKF is seeking a part time after school program coordinator to support with coordinating the PASS-2 program. The group will engage young people in the implementation of peer-led classroom workshops, community builders, and one-to-one peer mentoring.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Has in-class teaching and curriculum development experience
  • Be a committed youth worker who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves in a non-traditional setting and facilitate real-world skill building
  • Be a motivated and responsible leader who is dedicated to upholding a strong school culture
  • Have an ability to work with urban youth and collaborate with other adult allies within a social justice framework

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate mentor trainings during the school day for students to develop their skills in peer education and mentoring, working effectively in teams, facilitation strategies, graduation and college knowledge, and restorative justice practices.
  • Ensure mentors facilitate a series of 2-4 peer-led workshops and one community builder for all freshmen at the partner school sites, including all Newcomer 9th graders
  • Coordinate ten one-to-one mentoring sessions between 10 mentors and 20 freshmen that includes a recruitment and retention plan and training for mentors to facilitate mentoring sessions focused on building relationships, deepening academic study skills, and graduation/college readiness knowledge.
  • Participate in PASS-2 curriculum development and modification, and prepare weekly materials in advance of classes.
  • Manage collection, input, and analysis of survey and attendance data that documents the impact of PASS-2, and write a year-end report.
  • Additional duties as needed in the organization, including fundraising and other programming support
  • Work with Community Programs Manager to develop and implement a recruitment and retention strategy for youth participants
  • Participate in professional development activities with extended day staff and the larger organization

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three years experience teaching in a high school classroom or at least five years experience working for a non-profit program providing leadership development training to high school age youth.
  • Experience developing and writing curriculum for high school age youth.
  • Experience in facilitation, collaboration, and partnership across organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams to create and model a culture of peer support, collaboration, and appreciation.
  • Flexible and able to work well both independently and in a small team.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, has good time management skills, and an ability to follow- through and balance multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Grounded in youth development and social justice principles and practices.
  • Strong writing, speaking, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in word processing, online file sharing, and database entry.
  • Teaching credential a plus.
  • Background knowledge of Restorative Justice practices a plus.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • 48 College semester units or passage of the OUSD Instructional Aide examination.
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, strong commitment to collaboration, self-reflection, and resourcefulness
  • Bilingual in Spanish and Mam is a plus

Hours and Compensation: Part Time 15  hours per week.

Start Date: August 2019

Offer of employment is contingent on passing a criminal background screen and TB test.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to info@kidsfirstoakland.org. Cover letter should include why you think you are an ideal candidate for this position and what experience you have that would prepare you for this position. Please include the job title in the subject line.

Thank you for applying.  Due to the volume of candidates, we are unable to contact each candidate individually.  If you are being considered for the position, you will be contacted within 5 business days.  We are unable to accept phone calls or walk-ins.

Minimum Requirements

Oakland Kids First provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other classification prohibited by applicable law.

The position is part time, averaging 15 hours per week, with some additional hours during major events. PASS-2 Facilitator  will report directly to the Community Programs Manager. Salary is commensurate with experience.