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.
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.
- 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