PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The primary role of the Bridge Academy Program Coordinator is to oversee the Bridge Academy program by utilizing a Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DEI) lens and Restorative Practices lens in developing a sense of community among youth participants in Bridge Cohorts by collaborating with internal Larkin Street Youth Services and external agencies in college related programming, advising, and curriculum development including: teaching college readiness, Math, English, matriculation, retention, graduation, educational plans, event coordination, and support tutors/mentors in classroom lessons and development.

                                                                               

SUPERVISES:                                      None

EXEMPT STATUS:                             Non Exempt

UNION STATUS:                                Union

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Teach four cycles of 8-10 week college readiness courses
  • Design and implement curriculum/syllabus and programming that support youth in developing skills to access and succeed in postsecondary education
  • Input touchpoints into Larkin Street Youth Services’ database through Enterprise Nonprofit Software (ETO)
  • Work with Larkin Street Academy in implementing college-going culture and Monthly Newsletters
  • In conjunction with Pre-College/Post-secondary Education Coordinators, support general and/or college counseling activities
  • Provide education outreach to youth in housing programs, the Engagement and Counseling Center (ECC), and Larkin Street Academy (LSA)
  • Develop education goals and case/education plans in areas such as budgeting, housing, substance use, transportation, and time management
  • Coordinate between case managers and clients to clarify expectations, requirements, availability, and incentives, etc.
  • Support with events such as: LSA graduations, Back to School, and Career Night, etc.
  • Foster relationships with community that strengthen the program
  • Creates activities to support college and career exploration
  • Track student attendance and stipends

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collect and disseminate information on academic requirements, employment opportunities, and other pertinent services weekly to college program
  • Timely completion of all services forms
  • Responsible for supporting program services within the milieu.  For example, crisis intervention or helping to maintain the safety of the program
  • Responsible for contributing towards the care and welfare of staff and to the clients we serve.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL & LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Requires ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, bend and walk.
  • Finger manipulation.
  • Ability to comprehend complex materials.
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately.

 

EDUCATION: 

  • At least an Associate of Arts or equivalent segree in Social Work or related field or has at least 2-3 years of leading classroom instruction
  • Preferred Bachelor Degree in social work or related field

 

 BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Knowledge of two and four year postsecondary institutions (including Career and Technical Education programs)
  • Curriculum development a plus
  • Tutoring and Instruction experience
  • Ability to use experience and judgment to manage goals and projects
  • Ability to be a self-starter with follow-through skills.
  • Working knowledge of issues facing homeless youth

 

This position is represented by SEIU 1021 under a collective bargaining agreement.

Larkin Street reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.

Larkin Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer