Resource and Enrichment Coordinator

Resource and Enrichment Coordinator

Department: Career and Life Skills 

Reports to: Career and Life Skills Director 

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 

Purpose of position

The Resource and Enrichment Coordinator is critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School and its Career and Life Skills department. The purpose of the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator is to serve as the point of contact for all college and career partnerships, connect college and career readiness advisors and students with resources to develop and maintain skills to gain independence and successfully manage postsecondary responsibilities and daily living tasks and to collaborate with Student Support Services (SSS) and college and career advisors for department events. The individual in this role will execute these duties in a way that 1. embraces the identities of all students attending The Next Step PCS, 2. Is engaging and interactive. The primary responsibility of the coordinator is to coordinate the delivery of services that expand upon college and career and SSS services already provided at The Next Step. This position requires significant interaction with the general public, such as community groups, targeted organizations, consultants, higher education institutions, vocational programs, scholarships organizations, etc. As the main point of contact, the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will initiate and facilitate communication and linkage with community resources to the school community. In collaboration with the college and career readiness advisors and the SSS team, the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will schedule department events. The Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will also manage the storage of all resource contacts while working with the data analyst to build sustainable systems for contact storage. Further, the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will manage the Career and Life Skills department’s social media. 

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree. 

● Must have 2 years or more experience in working with opportunity youth, having a knowledge-base of young adult-focused resources in Washington, DC is a plus. 

 

Essential Skills

● Must have an understanding of adolescent and young adult development as it relates to independence, self-sufficiency and career options. 

● Must be aware of relevant social matters that directly impact TNS students and embrace ethnic and cultural differences. 

● Must be able to advocate for students while, at times, navigating bureaucratic issues with agencies. 

● Must be innovative and comfortable with trying new ways of working professionally. 

● Must be able to take a lead role and initiative on a regular basis. 

● Must be motivated to work as a member of various, multi-disciplinary teams, and be open to to accept input from a variety of professionals when appropriate. 

● Must be flexible and able to adapt quickly to programming shifts that may occur based on informal and formal feedback. 

● Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 

● Must have fluency with software, hardware, basic office equipment, and online programs used to track and maintain student data. 

● Must be bilingual (Spanish and English). 

● Must be comfortable speaking to students and/or staff in large groups and one-on-one. 

● Must be able to multitask several projects at a time. 

 

Responsibilities

● Maintain a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships, and professional boundaries and stature. 

● Seek out, mobilize and maintain relationships with various community agencies for students. 

● Maintain partnerships’ contact information in a way that is organized and accessible while also working with the data analyst for sustainable maintenance. 

● Follow-up on multi-agency services to determine relevance for The Next Step PCS community. 

● Participate as a member of the Career and Life Skills team and other school-based teams, when appropriate, to promote student interest programs/activities. 

● Facilitate communication between the partnerships and The Next Step Community. 

● Regularly collaborate with teachers, staff, community members and parents and assesses students to determine ongoing student academic needs, career interests and life skills needs for new partnerships. 

● Maintain department social media pages by publicizing all events and opportunities within an appropriate timeframe and response to interested replies. 

● Maintain department event pictures. 

● Seek partnerships with community agencies, vocational organizations and higher education institutions and coordinate activities and programs that complement the department and school curriculum. 

● Organize SSS and college and career events on and off-site. 

● Assist college and career readiness advisors in matching students/alumni with available and appropriate resources. 

● Assist with tracking exiting student employment and post-secondary placement for PMF. 

● Serves on the graduation committee. 

● Provide program details (as needed) to Career and Life Skills Director for monthly reports. 

● Attend professional development provided by school or approved by Career and Life Skills Director. 

● Conduct other duties as assigned. 

 

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following: 

● Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission, vision, and values. 

● Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students. 

● Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas. 

● Participate actively in staff meetings, team meetings, IEP meetings, START meetings, and Monday community meetings. 

● Participate actively in special school-wide events and college and career events. 

● Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision. 

● Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies and programs. 

● Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook and department handbook. 

● Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies. 

● Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area. 

 

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Resource and Enrichment Coordinator” in the subject line. 

Case Manager - Night School

Department: Student Services

Reports To: Director of Student Services

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Fridays 8:30 am to 4:30pm

Job Title

Case Manager

 

Definition

Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet students’ and families comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote school attendance and learning. Related activities to case management include complex condition management, promotion of wellness, and promoting transitions of care services.  The individual in this position is responsible for identifying students at risk for school failure associated with personal, familial, and/or school factors; assessing multiple health, education and social service needs; developing an integrated school-community service delivery plan; and advocating on behalf of students.  This individual may have specialized knowledge and expertise in a particular area such as immigration or adolescent homelessness.  The ideal candidate is creative, organized, culturally sensitive and has previous experience navigating social service agencies in the DC metro area. The case manager promotes student achievement and development by connecting students to available services and encouraging student participation in those services. The case manager works with students, parents/guardians, teachers, other service providers, school principals, and community-based resources to develop a healthy community both inside and outside of the school.

 

Directly Responsible To

Student Support Coordinator

 

Duties and Responsibilities

●      Maintain a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships, and professional stature.

●      Work collaboratively with Clinical Case Manager to locate and mobilize community resources for students.

●      Confers regularly with other stakeholders to assess needs of students.

●      Attend trainings and workshops to further understanding of psychosocial needs of the diverse populations served.

●      Promote and reinforce regular attendance with students, families, teachers, and administrators.

●      Participate as member of school-based teams to develop interventions for promoting students’ attendance and academic success.

●      Provide staff consultation and professional development on behavioral, social and environmental issues affecting student population.

●      Participate in weekly supervision with Director of Student Support Services.

●      Coordinate, organizes and maintains files for students assigned to caseload.

●      Consult and collaborate with clinical case manager and school social worker to identify relevant and appropriate professional development trainings for staff and administrators.

●      Assess on both an individual- and group-level to determine student needs and how those needs fit into the school program.

●      Conduct home visits for students who are identified as truant.

●      Maintain communication and collaborative planning with coworkers with specific supportive roles (e.g. New Heights Coordinator, Homeless Liaison, Special Education Coordinator, etc.).

●      Attend meetings and professional development activities as required.

●      Conducts other duties as assigned.

 

Major Areas of Accountability

 

Adhere to laws related to DC Attendance Accountability Amendment Act, client confidentiality and mandated reporting.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education and Training

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field such as Psychology or possess 2-3 years of experience in working in education, public health, human services and/other direct social service areas. 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Fluency in English speaking and writing (additional languages are a plus); leadership skills in working with individuals and groups (e.g. initiating individual and group discussion, listening, clarifying and facilitating interactions and sharing of ideas); strong writing skills; ability to counsel students, parents, staff and lay persons individually and in groups; ability to demonstrate effective liaison relationships with parents, schools and agencies; skill in communicating concepts and information accurately orally and in writing; ability and willingness to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

●      Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values.

●      Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students.

●      Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas.

●      Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, college tours, graduations, etc.

●      Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision.

●      Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies.

●      Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook.

●      Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies.

●      Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year.

●      Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings, weekly welcoming morning meetings and any other meetings assigned in relations to the position.

●      Maintain organized, clean, and inviting work area

 

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Case Manger, Night School” in the subject line.

Assessments Coordinator - Day School

 

Assessments Coordinator, Day School

 

Department:            Assessments

Reports to:               Director of Assessments

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt

Hours:                       8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Qualifications

·      BA/BS in any field

·      Bilingual in Spanish and English with outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal skills in both languages

·      1-3 years of experience working in schools and/or working with at-risk youth

 

Preferred Qualifications

·      1-3 years of teaching experience

·      Experience proctoring standardized assessments

·      Familiarity with the GED exam and related educational assessments

 

Essential Skills (including technical skills) and Experience

·      Work independently and with others in a wide variety of circumstances

·      Communicate professionally and effectively with a diverse population

·      Highly organized and efficient

·      Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information

·      Fluency with software, hardware and online programs, including the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.), Google Drive, both Windows and Apple operating systems, and school data systems

  • Familiarity with educational programming for bilingual and diverse student populations
  • Culturally competent with a proven ability to demonstrate equity, non-bias and inclusivity when working with all students and staff members regardless of their age, nationality, race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, educational background or any other factors

 

Responsibilities

 

Placement Testing & Enrollment Responsibilities

●      Coordinate directly with school registrar(s) to schedule placement testing sessions for new and re-enrolling students in the month(s) prior to each academic term

●      Provide new students with an informative and welcoming introduction to The Next Step PCS prior to placement testing sessions

●      Proctor placement tests for new and re-enrolling students during the enrollment periods from Dec. – Feb. and June – Sept.

●      Grade and upload placement test results in QuickBase in a timely fashion following each placement testing session

●      Proctor WIDA Screener testing for new EL students as part of the enrollment process at the start of the school year

●      Proctor WIDA ACCESS testing for all EL students in the second semester

●      Determine class placement for students at the start of each academic term based on assessment results

●      Create student assessment files for all new students and maintain up to date assessment files for all current and re-enrolling students each semester

 

GED Program Responsibilities

●      Hold GED information sessions with all GED students at the start of each academic term

●      Assist new GED students in creating accounts at MyGED.com at the start of each academic term

●      Have individual meetings with GED students to discuss documentation needed at the start of each academic term

●      Collaborate with service providers in order to assist students in acquiring government-issued identifications as needed

●      Collect required identification and residency documents for GED students

●      Maintain updated records of GED students’ documentation and make copies as needed

●      Register GED students for Official GED testing at the DC GED office

●      Proctor GED Ready computer-based assessments during one-week periods several times per school year

●      Regularly enter GED Ready results in QuickBase throughout the school year using data from GED Manager database

●      Schedule Official GED tests for eligible students on the MyGED.com portal

●      Accompany students to the DC GED office for Official GED Testing

●      Regularly enter Official GED test results in Quickbase throughout the school year using data from the GED Manager database

●      Print and disseminate GED Ready and Official GED score reports via the GED Manager to teachers, tutors, and students as requested

●      Maintain updated GED files for each active student in the GED program

 

Post-Testing Responsibilities

●      Create testing rosters for school-wide post-testing

●      Create and populate post-testing testing sessions in QuickBase

●      Prepare and deliver all necessary testing materials to teachers prior to the start of post-testing (pencils, calculators, test books, scantrons, etc.)

●      Monitor hallways and classrooms during post-testing; assist teachers as needed with proctoring

●      Collect and inventory all testing materials from teachers after post-testing

●      Grade and upload post-testing results into Quickbase in a timely manner

●      Print post-testing results and distribute to students and staff as requested

 

Other Assessment Responsibilities

●      With guidance and support from the Director of Assessments, complete other assessments tasks as needed. These may include but are not limited to:

○   Order administrative and office supplies for the Assessments Department

○   File, scan, and/or photocopy student assessment records

○   Maintain all assessment department spaces and materials clean, organized, and functional

○   Purchase GED Ready and Official GED vouchers from the GED Marketplace

○   Order and set up special meals related to school-wide Assessment Department events

 

General Responsibilities of all Staff Members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

·      Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission and values

·      Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students and staff members regardless of background, origin, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or home language

·      Consistently implement school-wide expectations in common areas

·      Participate actively in special events, community days, and graduations that occur on site, community meetings and staff meetings as needed.

·      Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies

·      Adhere to school policies as described in employee handbook

·      Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies

·      Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area

·      Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Supervision and evaluation

This position will be supervised and evaluated by the Director of Assessments.

 

If you meet the qualifications, and would like to apply to this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Assessments Coordinator, Day School” in the subject line.

Tutor - Day School

Department: Day School

Reports to: Day School Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: Flexible hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., during weekdays

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or working towards earning one)
  • Minimum one year working in an urban school or educational setting
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Knowledge GED core content, or High School core content subjects (English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies)

Purpose of position

Engaged Tutors are critical to the success of students at The Next Step Public Charter School.  Their role is to tutor, support, and work closely with students who are either close to passing the GED or students who are struggling with content. Next Step tutors will engage and motivate young adults by developing positive relationships with them, assisting them in maximizing their learning potential, and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As guest members of The Next Step community, Tutors value academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, as well as collaboration and respect.

Essential Skills (including technical skills)

  • Demonstrate mastery of subject area content knowledge
  • Comfort and/or proficient with technology for instruction, such as file sharing and database software, electronic grade books, interactive whiteboards, instructional websites and software, as needed
  • Display student management skills, including setting clear expectations, modeling desired behaviors, and monitoring student behavior
  • Commitment to working with underserved students
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate success working with students who face extraordinary challenges, including recent immigrants, teen parents, students with learning disabilities, and disengaged youth
  • Demonstrate ability to use data provided by teacher to inform instruction

 Responsibilities

  • Assists teachers in reinforcing learning objectives and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual student abilities, interests, and learning styles
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning objectives or skills introduced and outlined by teachers
  • Monitor student work and help supervise curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by lead teachers and or substitute teachers
  • Serve as the key source of information and assistance to substitute teachers in the absence of lead teachers
  • Notify teachers of any student misbehavior or non-compliance
  • Encourage and sustain student interest in class work; give frequent and effective positive feedback to students when working with them
  • Work with students to reinforce established classroom rules and routines
  • Solicit and utilize student feedback effectively and consult with students regularly to review progress

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a guest member of The Next Step community, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook
  • Actively participate in a task-specific or special event committee each trimester

Supervision and evaluation

This is a contracted, hourly position as needed, and Tutors will work closely with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Coaches, Teachers and Executive Assistant.  No direct supervision or evaluation is necessary. However, the Principal has discretion as to whether or not a Tutor will continue or discontinue working with Next Step Students.

To Apply: please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Paid Tutor – Day School” in the subject line.

Substitute Teachers 

Description: The Next Step PCS is currently hiring substitute teachers. Candidates who are familiar with the GED Test, and/or candidates who are familiar with teaching English to speakers of other languages are encouraged to apply. 

Necessary Experience: Experience working with multicultural learners, ages 16-24 is desired.  Bilingual candidates in English and Spanish are ideal.

To Apply: If you are interested, and fit these qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with "Substitute Teacher" in the subject line.