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K-8 Academic Support Lead
Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula

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K-8 Academic Support Lead

Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
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Job Overview

Job Posted
3 months ago
$15.50 per hour
Job Type
Afternoons, Weekdays

Job Description

Position Title: K-8 Academic Lead
Employment Status: Part-Time (25-28 hours per week)
Salary: $15.50+ per hour DOE 
Hours: Approximately 2:30pm-7:30:pm, Monday–Friday (varies/flexible)
Location: East Palo Alto

Position Overview 
We're seeking POSITIVE, ENERGETIC LEADERS to implement fun, engaging after-school programming for K-8 students at our East Palo Alto Clubhouse.  A typical day for our members includes two program "blocks": 1) Homework completion (Power Hour); and 2) Enrichment activities (i.e. cooking, robotics).  We are also piloting a simple case management model in which our staff check-in regularly with students to assess academic progress, set goals, and to monitor progress. 

What will you do? 
The K-8 Academic Lead will help to lead Power Hour at the East Palo Alto Clubhouse. He/She will take responsibility for all things Power Hour, including creating systems to maximize our homework support program.Youth Development & Enrichment Activities

  • Develop a safe space that conforms to the best practices of youth development
  • Encourage youth participation and leadership whenever possible
  • Implement Power Hour (homework hour)
  • Create systems and processes to ensure Power Hour is effectively delivered across grades
  • Provide individual or small group tutoring, as needed
  • Coordinate with volunteer tutors to ensure needs of youth are met, mindful that our volunteers have a rewarding volunteer experience
  • Provide classroom management and youth development support for subject matter experts leading enrichment classes in areas such as cooking, graphic design, athletics, music or film  production--bring your passions to our organization

Partnerships & Special Events

  • Collaborate with other BGCP teams, departments and staff to execute agency-wide events and initiatives
  • Engage families as partners whenever appropriate
  • Lead and support annual "Youth of the Year" competition and celebration
  • Coordinate with volunteers who will provide additional support
  • Research field trip opportunities, create/print permission slips and collect before due date

Club-wide Responsibilities

  • Work as a team to keep the academic area neat and organized.
  • Decorate area with members’ work and motivational pieces to create a space conducive to learning.
  • Prepare snacks for members
  • Assist in organizing guest speakers for life skills workshops
  • Ride along with driver to give middle school students rides home after program completes as needed
  • Participate in executing club-wide events and field trips as needed.
  • Be respectful of other staff members’ time by being prompt to scheduled meetings
  • Be flexible with hours as needed for the club to best serve its members
  • Communicate, as needed, with parents and the BGCP leadership about individual members

What qualifications will the ideal candidate have?

  • Six months experience working with K-8 youth
  • Organized and detailed oriented
  • Have a desire to serve children of all socioeconomic levels and physical/mental capabilities
  • Cleared background check & negative TB test results
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification (within 90 days of employment)
  • Energy, leadership skills, strong initiative, ability to motivate through positive reinforcement
  • Spanish language skills highly desirable

About Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP), our business is changing lives. We are a vibrant, entrepreneurial nonprofit in the heart of Silicon Valley that is committed to partnering with schools to ensure the low-income students of our community graduate from high school, ready for college and career. BGCP is the largest expanded learning time organization in Silicon Valley, serving 2,300 students at twelve sites in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City. In neighborhoods where ⅓ of the students drop out of high school, BGCP members learn the importance of education and become part of a community of learners, wanting and expecting to succeed in school.

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