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.
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 degree 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
Larkin Street Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer. Larkin Street Youth Service seeks qualified candidates with interest in the non-profit sector. We are committed to embracing diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified.
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