All Alameda Island Kids staff must be mentally stable, interested in and knowledgeable about school-age children and possess strong interpersonal and relationship skills.
JOB TITLE: Site Director—Alameda Island Kids
ACCOUNTABLITY: Program Director
JOB DEFINITION: The Alameda Island Kids Site Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their school site program.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through innovative
programs, activities, and advocacy and to provide before and afterschool child
care services supporting youth and their families through Alameda Island Kids.
*Reflects the mission of Girls Inc. in carrying out all aspects of the job: strong, smart
*Implements all policies and procedures of Girls Inc. of the Island City and
communicates them to staff, parents and children.
*Supervises all staff at the site
*Supervises up to 14 children during program activities and 6 children on field trips.
*Creates and follows emergency procedures.
*Creates and maintains a safe, nurturing environment for children and staff.
*Maintains necessary children’s files and staff licensing files on site.
*Plans and implements an age and developmentally appropriate program.
*Attends mandatory Girls Inc./AIK all staff meetings as scheduled.
*Plans and chairs monthly site staff meetings.
*Attends and participates in monthly Site Directors’ meetings.
*Plans and participates in set-up, clean-up and decoration of site.
*Creates and maintains positive relationships with parents, children, school site
staff and Girls Inc. administration.
*Consults with parents and school site staff.
*Assists children to resolve conflicts.
*Collects and receipts all appropriate fees and forwards to office in a timely manner.
*Purchases supplies for snacks and program and re-caps expenses.
*Participates in interviewing and discharging Teachers and Teacher’s Assistants, when
Requested by Program Director.
*Completes time record and collects and approves program staff time records and
forwards to Program Director.
*Approves program staff leave requests and assigns on-call substitutes to cover site.
*Evaluates all site staff.
*Counsels and disciplines site staff, with assistance from Program Director when
*Participates in recruiting needed staff and volunteers.
Performs other duties, as assigned by Program Director and/or Executive Director.
*Must be 18 years or older
*Minimum 12 units, Early Childhood Education or acceptable alternatives plus 3 units Administration or Supervision (as described in Section 101315 CA Health and Safety Code—Title XXII).
*Experience appropriate to educational and experience levels (as described in Section 101315 CA Health and Safety Code—Title XXII.
*(Prefer) BA/BS in child Development, Human Development, Recreation or Education.
*Current Infant/Child CPR certificate, Infectious Disease and Staff Health, and First Aid and Injury Prevention.
*Upon hire, employee must also provide/complete the following:
Hours of Work:
Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) is a volunteer-based, nonprofit, community organization dedicated to promoting awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of Oakland’s Sausal Creek Watershed. In addition to hands-on habitat restoration work, we educate local youth, involve the community in local environmental stewardship, and collaborate with agencies and other nonprofits to have a positive impact on the local ecosystem.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking team member who is interested in learning the ropes at a small nonprofit and stepping into a leadership role. The education and outreach coordinator (EOC) is responsible for leading all of FOSC’s environmental education programs as well as serving as the lead on outreach for all our programs—education, restoration, and monitoring. The EOC is responsible for tracking field trips and community outreach data, contributing to grant reporting, and assisting with grant writing and other fundraising. Given the uncertainty and changes due to the pandemic, the timing of some task will vary and require creative thinking and flexibility.
Environmental Education: The EOC will lead FOSC’s environmental education program, which encourages local youth to be environmental stewards. Through hands-on experiences, student learn about the physical and ecological connection of the creek and surrounding urban areas. Most of the education tasks will be delayed until schools have reopened and teacher are ready for field trips (tentatively early 2021). The EOC will:
• Launch new school partnerships and maintain existing relationships; coordinate with teachers and volunteer docents; and develop/update curriculum (environmental, cultural, and natural history).
• Plan for and lead environmental classroom lessons and experiential field trips in urban and wild areas in the Sausal Creek Watershed with K-12 students (ages 6-18). Activities include classroom presentations and field trips on watershed ecology, mapping and art projects, tool and project safety, native plant gardening in urban parks, bird watching, aquatic insect monitoring, water quality testing, and removing invasive, nonnative species and planting natives in Oakland wildlands to support habitat restoration projects.
• Continue the expansion of FOSC’s estuary-based field trip programs for schools located in the Fruitvale district, close to the creek outlet.
• Lead summer education and restoration programs for Team Oakland job training crews (ages 15-24) and Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development summer campers (6-12 year olds).
• Implement program evaluation, coordinate school waivers, and complete administrative tracking.
Organization Outreach and Communication: Organization outreach engages the community in workdays and bimonthly environmental education presentations, and provides community leadership to develop and implement urban greening projects. The EOC is charged with keeping the community informed about watershed issues and opportunities through a variety of methods. The EOC will:
• Publish a monthly email newsletter and regular posting via social media outlets, as well as coordinating speakers and/or activities (e.g. film screening, book club) for the bimonthly meetings (virtual at this time).
• Take the lead for the organization as an outreach partner for the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program. The focus of this program is to engage Fruitvale community members and organizations to collect information on water challenges and needs, with the goal of implementing future projects.
• Attend local community meetings and events and work with program partners throughout the region. Represent FOSC at outreach and tabling events (e.g. neighborhood festivals) when they resume.
• Develop new partnerships and expand existing ones as part of implementing FOSC’s Sausal Creek Walkable Watershed Concept Plan, which seeks to transform the creek from a state of obscurity to a community asset.
Reports and Fund Development Assistance: The EOC contributes to ongoing fund development activities including donor campaigns and grant applications. The EOC will:
• Research potential grants, contracts, and funding opportunities.
• Draft grant proposals.
• Implement evaluation, collect and analyze data, and generate funder reports.
Terms and Schedule
This position is 35-40 hours per week, with a somewhat flexible schedule. The candidate must be able to work some weeknights and some weekends. The rate of pay is $18 to $22/hour depending on experience. The selected candidate will be responsible for personal transportation, including transporting tools and plants to field trip sites and materials for tabling events. Mileage to FOSC-related activities is reimbursable. Workers' Compensation Insurance is provided and a health reimbursement arrangement is available. One hour of paid sick leave is accrued for every 30 hours worked. After three months of employment, employee begins to accrue two weeks of paid personal time off each year (based on average hours/week) and five holidays. Successful completion of a background check, proof of negative TB results, and proof of personal auto insurance are required.
• Undergraduate degree
• Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred
• Experience leading experiential education activities; enjoy working outdoors and in the Oakland community
• Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds and with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds
• Knowledge of environmental and social justice issues and experience working with communities that historically have not had access to parks and open spaces
• Knowledge of creek and watershed-related environmental issues; knowledge of restoration techniques and native plants a plus
• Experience in community outreach/recruitment and facilitating groups
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
• Demonstrated writing ability and proficiency with social media (e.g., Instagram, Facebook), email marketing (e.g., Constant Contact) and CRM software (e.g., Salesforce). Strong word processing, database, and spreadsheet software skills
• Interest in grant research, grant writing and reporting
• Able to purchase and maintain tools and supplies, track project budgets
• Experience hiring, training, and supervising intern a plus
• Able to lift 40 pounds
Core characteristics and qualities
• Strong interpersonal skills, highly motivated with strong work ethic
• Organized and detail-oriented while maintaining focus on ‘big picture’; perform several tasks concurrently, meet deadlines, and work with changing priorities
• Able to work closely with small team and board-level advisors
• Be a positive role model, connect with others and forge strong relationships; demonstrated responsible behavior and judgment
• Be a self-starter; see potential of FOSC’s programs and create meaningful partnerships in order to implement them
• Be passionate about the mission of programs and anticipate future needs
Direction and Support Received
The EOC will receive guidance, direction, and some training from the executive director and FOSC board of directors, will collaborate with FOSC’s restoration and nursery manager, and will have support from interns and volunteer docents, as well as from FOSC’s larger volunteer base. Because there is no centralized office, it is essential that the selected candidate have the experience and motivation to work independently in a home office with minimal day-to-day supervision while keeping interested parties informed.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 27, 2020. To apply, please email a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.