Custodian

Department:              Operations

Reports to:                Facilities Manager

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt

 

Purpose

The Custodian / Food Service Handler shall maintain the building and grounds in a clean and orderly condition and assist with student food service, as needed.

 

Qualifications

·       High School Diploma or equivalent

·       Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferable

 

Essential Skills and Experience

·       minimum of six months to 1 year of related experience and/or training is highly desirable

·       ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos

·       ability to write simple correspondence

·       ability to present information in one-on-one situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

·       ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s

·       ability to perform these operations using U.S. monetary units and weight measurement, volume, and distance

 

Responsibilities

·       Maintain Community Room and restroom, Reheat Kitchen, and common area on the roof

·       Take out the trash, mop and vacuum the floors daily, buff floors once a month and for special events, and/or any other requests regarding cleaning

·       Maintain the main school kitchen and staff lounge by cleaning all areas, mopping, taking out trash, making coffee, and maintaining coffee supplies, cleaning out refrigerator once a week, before school breaks, holidays, and vacations

·       Take all the trash to the dumpsters located outside the building

·       Make sure the water fountains are clean, working properly

·       Maintain the elevator by cleaning the walls and floors

·       Notify management concerning need for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating, elevator, and ventilation equipment

·       Maintain exterior grounds around the building and parking area of litter and debris

·       Dust all light fixtures and equipment in high places  

·       Clean windows, spot clean doors and walls daily

·       Must be on time every day and work a full 8 hour schedule on a regular basis, with a 30 minute lunch break

·       Must be available to work overtime and cover other shifts

·       Must be available to be on-call one weekend per month to assist our tenant as needed.

·       Must be able to lift boxes, load and unload of supplies, equipment, and furniture, assist with the move of our school to the new facility.

·       Assist Receptionist as needed with student food service and paperwork needed for NSLP requirements

·       Clean restrooms in Community Room and on 3rd Floor every Monday morning

·       Other duties as assigned

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee is rarely required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts to high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in work environment is usually moderate.

 

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

·       Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas

·       Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, and college tours, graduations, Monday community meetings and staff meetings.

·       Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision

·       Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year

·       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

·       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@nextseppcs.org, with “Custodian” in the subject line.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH (Two Vacancies) NIGHT PROGRAM

Department: Instructional Leadership

Reports to: Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator (CIC) for Night Program

FLSA Status: Exempt

 

 

Purpose of position

The position of Instructional Coach is essential for the daily functioning of the ABE, GED and ESL programs at The Next Step PCS.  The primary duties of the Instructional Coach are to guide, develop and support teachers so that they are able to faithfully design and deliver curricula that is aligned with school goals, while promoting differentiation so that every student is able to achieve his or her own individualized learning objectives. As a member of The Next Step community, the Instructional Coach values academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, and collaboration and respect.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education or related field (K-12 preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Three-to-five years of experience as lead teacher in adult education or high school setting
  • Minimum of two years working specifically with multicultural/multilingual populations
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English with outstanding written and verbal skills in both languages

Essential Skills (including technical skills) and Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of best practices in curriculum design, instructional methods (pedagogy and andragogy), and classroom management skills in the context of multicultural and multilingual settings
  • Familiarity with standardized educational assessments used in adult education such as the GED exam, TABE, TABE CLAS-E, ACCESS and W-APT
  • Ample experience designing and delivering professional development activities
  • Ability to collect and use data to drive instruction as well as to inform school-wide initiatives
  • Ability to effectively research, identify and secure instructional materials and resources to enhance the quality of instruction across multiple subjects and levels
  • Ability to demonstrate effective ways to infuse literacy and life skills across the curriculum
  • Ability to model effective use of technology for administrative and instructional purposes
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet internal and external deadlines
  • Ability to effectively track data, maintain records and produce reports related to curriculum and instruction in a variety of formats for various audiences

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Play a leading role in the fulfillment of the school’s mission and goals as related to one of its main educational tracks – Spanish ABE-GED, English ABE-GED, or ESL
  • Work closely with the CIC to ensure the development of a school-wide curriculum that is aligned with Common Core, GED, TABE and/or CLAS-E standards and objectives as determined by assigned track
  • Work closely with the Assessments team to review student performance data and recommend priority areas for each subject and level on assigned track
  • Work closely with teachers to ensure understanding of class profiles so that whole-class and individual academic goals are established at the beginning of each semester
  • Collect, review and comment on curriculum documents (syllabus, scope & sequence, weekly lesson plans) to guide teachers toward a logically sequenced, well-paced and relevant content throughout the semester and school year
  • Provide teachers with on-going feedback on instructional and classroom management practices via regularly scheduled informal observations and individualized check-ins
  • Model best practices during coaching conversations and in the classroom on target areas as agreed upon between individual teachers and the instructional coach and/or as approved or assigned by the Principal or CIC
  • Provide individualized professional development on topics agreed upon by individual teachers and Instructional Coach and/or as approved or assigned by the Principal or CIC
  • Provide school-wide professional development activities on topics identified by members of the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) and as assigned by the Principal or CIC
  • Co-manage and train teachers on technology-based programs for the classroom (including but not limited to Schoology, Achieve3000, Reading Horizons, GED Prep, Interactive Whiteboards and related applications)
  • With approval of CIC, order and monitor maintenance of all classroom materials, textbooks, and technology-based needs for assigned group of teachers
  • Support teachers in meeting their yearly/semi-annual professional development goals by observing classes regularly and giving constructive coaching feedback
  • Support new teachers in adapting to the school culture and delivering quality instruction
  • Assist Principal and CIC with screening, hiring, on-boarding, and training of new teachers, teacher assistants, and substitute teachers
  • Report on departmental needs/activities/progress during weekly staff meetings, instructional leadership team meetings and as requested by members of the management team
  • 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 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 weekly staff meetings, school assemblies and any other meetings assigned in relation to the position 
  • Maintain organized, clean, and inviting work area

Supervision and evaluation

This position will work closely with the instructional leadership team, which includes the Principals, the Coordinators for Curriculum and Instruction (CIC), and three other Instructional Coaches. Instructional Coaches will be supervised and evaluated by the CIC for Night School.

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

Summer Career & Life Skills Assistant 

Department:              Career and Life Skills

Reports to:                Career and Life Skills Director (CLSD)

FLSA Status:             Temporary/Grant Position

Schedule:                  8 to 10 weeks starting June 2018

Hours:                        M, W & F: 10 am – 4 pm & T & Th: 3 pm – 9 pm

Purpose of position

The role of Summer Career & Life Skills Assistant (SCLSA) is critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School (TNS).  The SCLSA assists in the support of former and current students of TNS participating in the summer 2018 dual enrollment courses in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia Community College. The SCLSA supports participants with their educational and professional endeavors through referrals to one-on-one advising with a career and life skills advisor or service providers and consistent check-ins regarding program assistance. The SCLSA will also assist the department director in upcoming school year preparation deliverables. The Next Step staff engages and motivates young adults by developing positive relationships with them and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As members of The Next Step community, the SCLSA values academic achievement, persistence, responsibility, structure, support, collaboration and respect.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Some post-secondary course work is preferred

Essential Skills

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Highly organized, efficient and detail-oriented
  • Fluency with software, hardware, basic office equipment, and online programs used to track, maintain, and disseminate data
  • Knowledge of FERPA
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the coordination and daily tasks of the summer 2018 dual enrollment programs at The Next Step PCS
  • Monitor attendance of individual students enrolling in summer 2018 dual enrollment courses
  • Maintain consistent communication with the director regarding concerns of dual enrollment courses, instructors, students, parents and school administration
  • Provides short-term retention interventions (e.g. letters of support, calls, tutoring referrals) to dual enrollment students as needed
  • Assist in creating and updating CLS marketing material for the upcoming school year
  • Assist in creating student satisfactory surveys for CLS 2018-2019 school year events
  • Assist in summer outreach projects/events (i.e. Alumni/Partner Mixer)

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures technology needs are adequate for delivery of dual enrollment courses with support of Information Technology Systems department
  • Attends in-service training and/or other training as directed.
  • Assist in job-related reports and/or other documentation as requested.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

General responsibilities of all staff members

  • 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, community meetings, and CLS weekly check-ins
  • Participate actively in special events, community days, and graduations, etc.
  • 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
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area

 

 

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@nextsteppcs.org with the title "Summer Career and Life Skills Assistant." 

Summer Career and Life Skills Assistant

Department:            Career and Life Skills

Reports to:               Career and Life Skills Director (CLSD)

FLSA Status:           Temporary/Grant Position

Schedule:                 8 to 10 weeks starting June 2018

Hours:                       M, W & F: 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. & T & Th: 3 P.M. – 9 P.M.

Purpose of Position

The role of Summer Career & Life Skills Assistant (SCLSA) is critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School (TNS).  The SCLSA assists in the support of former and current students of TNS participating in the summer 2018 dual enrollment courses in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia Community College. The SCLSA supports participants with their educational and professional endeavors through referrals to one-on-one advising with a career and life skills advisor or service providers and consistent check-ins regarding program assistance. The SCLSA will also assist the department director in upcoming school year preparation deliverables. The Next Step staff engages and motivates young adults by developing positive relationships with them and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As members of The Next Step community, the SCLSA values academic achievement, persistence, responsibility, structure, support, collaboration and respect.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Some post-secondary course work is preferred

Essential Skills

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Highly organized, efficient and detail-oriented
  • Fluency with software, hardware, basic office equipment, and online programs used to track, maintain, and disseminate data
  • Knowledge of FERPA
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Responsibilities

·      Assist with the coordination and daily tasks of the summer 2018 dual enrollment programs at The Next Step PCS

·      Monitor attendance of individual students enrolling in summer 2018 dual enrollment courses

·      Maintain consistent communication with the director regarding concerns of dual enrollment courses, instructors, students, parents and school administration

·      Provides short-term retention interventions (e.g. letters of support, calls, tutoring referrals) to dual enrollment students as needed

·      Assist in creating and updating CLS marketing material for the upcoming school year

·      Assist in creating student satisfactory surveys for CLS 2018-2019 school year events

·      Assist in summer outreach projects/events (i.e. Alumni/Partner Mixer)

Other Duties and Responsibilities

·      Ensures technology needs are adequate for delivery of dual enrollment courses with support of Information Technology Systems department

·      Attends in-service training and/or other training as directed.

·      Assist in job-related reports and/or other documentation as requested.

·      Performs other job-related duties as required.

General responsibilities of all staff members

·      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, community meetings, and CLS weekly check-ins

·      Participate actively in special events, community days, and graduations, etc.

·      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

·      Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@nextsteppcs.org with the title "Summer Career and Life Skills Assistant."

Data Analyst

Department: Talent and Outcomes

Reports to: Chief of Talent and Outcomes

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (FLEXIBLE)

 

Purpose

The division of Talent and Outcomes maintains an organizational commitment to the success of students, faculty and staff. The Data Analyst has the responsibility of supporting all program data systems and their end users. This person will help maintain and train staff on the use of the student information system and work towards producing more efficient data models and reporting tools for staff and internal teams. This position will collaboratively build reports to monitor the performance of our systems and procedures. The analyst operates with the ultimate objective to empower staff to use data for continuous improvement of program and organizational performance, while also supporting the development of data-driven decision-making across the organization.

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS or higher degree
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of related experience and/or training
  •  Exemplary performance in the access, management and maintenance of TNS student information systems, operated through QuickBase (required)
  • Ability to comprehend complex instructions, draft correspondence and reports
  • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner to staff members
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations and functions
  • Advanced familiarity with Excel (or some statistical programming language)
  • Effective project leadership—dependability, task and time management, feedback cycles

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage systems for the collection, reporting, and use of data in school’s student information system—QuickBase
  • Manage school’s accountability data submission (DC PCSB’s Performance Management Framework and Charter Goals) and provide internal stakeholders with preliminary results
  • Develop and execute reports and dashboards with informative metrics and key performance indicators for Management Team and other stakeholders
  • Provide support to the Operations Division, as well as the Instructional Leadership Team—including school leadership, instructional coaches, and assessment colleagues—to ensure accurate measurement and delivery of interim assessments and enrollment data;
  • Collaborate with staff on interpreting data and using it to improve student achievement
  • Troubleshoot issues staff have with student related data
  • Respond to internal and external data requests
  •  Create and maintain data management standards and policies
  • Design and analyze internal survey instruments, including Survey Monkey
  • Identify and develop new strategic opportunities, platforms and initiatives that will enhance our school or improve student achievement
  •  Keep abreast of emerging data management, educational, and technological developments, and how they could apply to the school
  • Provides support for pilot initiatives including the utilization of data dashboards and other resources to articulate impact

 

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
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas
  • Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, and college tours, graduations, Monday community meetings and staff meetings.
  • Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision
  •  Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year
  •  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
  • 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 “Data Analyst ” in the subject line.

 

Network Administrator

Department: Operations

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Hours: Day — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm-Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Evening – 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm-Tuesday and Thursday

Purpose of position

The Information Technology Support Specialist is critical to the success of the day-to-operations of The Next Step Public Charter School.  As a member of The Next Step community, the Information Technology Support Specialist values academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, and collaboration and respect.

The position of Information Technology Support Specialist is essential for the daily functioning of the school’s administration and its educational programs. The primary duties of the Information Technology Support Specialist are to ensure that the school’s technology infrastructure, equipment, and related software and applications meet industry standards and are fully operational in order to adequately support the school’s administrative and instructional activities on a daily basis.

Qualifications and experience: The ideal candidate will be responsible for...

  • Ample experience installing, configuring, and maintaining production servers with 2012 R2 Datacenter.
  • Experience working with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to deploy updates to 350 student computers in a monthly basis.
  • Solid knowledge with GPOs.
  • Maintain document management system and storage infrastructure for 100 users using Box.com
  • Be able to work with L2 and L3 Cisco Switches, Wireless Controllers 5500 series, Cisco VPN (Anyconnect configurations)
  • Have knowledge of working with OpenDNS.
  • Ability to deploy operating systems OSX and Windows.
  • Ability to configure Cisco devices such as switches and Firewalls
  • Ability to research, evaluate and propose solutions to system implementation that fully accommodate business production.
  • Ability to evaluate and select other network elements necessary to achieve maximum reliability and scalability
  • Ability to implement redundancy and full disaster recovery capability
  • Thorough understanding of routing, switching, WAN, WLAN, DNS, DHCP, TCI/IP and LAN and VLAN concepts as well as virtual technologies such as Hyper-V. (Using HyperV Manager Server.)
  • Ability to work with Windows Active Directory.
  • Ability to work with vendors on implementation of technology solutions including hardware, software.
  • Extensive experience with desktop migration and computer imaging, for computers and servers (using local and cloud backups).
  • Maintain video security infrastructure in check using Vivotek technologies.
  • Maitain a clean directory for Access Cards for staff using emerge and Protection1 technologies.
  • Maintain Email system directory up-to-date (Google Dashboard) also work with Google Vault.
  • Work with Drobo boxes (NAS).
  • With this in mind, the candidate must know in advance that this is a setting that requires 100 % uptime.
  • Make sure Domain Controllers and DFS information is safely backed up daily.
  • Strong documentation required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Responsibilities

Analysis and Design

  • Review network architecture
  • Topology, interdependencies and constraints
  • Research technical alternatives and analyze technical options
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Prepare overall design and integration plan for new processes, protocols and equipment
  • Recommend selection of architecture, topology, hardware and software
  • A solid understanding of the operating systems in use at the site
  • Independent problem-solving, self-direction
  • Works well alone or on a team

 

Configuration and Implementation

  • Plan and document system configuration
  • Implement new system configuration
  • Perform workstation configuration and software loading
  • Support, track and document change implementation
  • Assist in development of deployment plan and methods
  • Develop and implement security procedures

 

Testing

  • Define and document test specifications
  • Develop test plan and procedure
  • Schedule and perform testing
  • Document, interpret and report test results

 

Monitoring and Management

  • Analyze system performance to baseline
  • Monitor and report component, security and connectivity problems
  • Perform functional verifications and system audits
  • Make recommendations for system optimization/improvement
  • Generate and present reports

 

Administration and Maintenance

  • Set up and maintain user accounts
  • Develop maintenance and upgrade plan
  • Schedule and coordinate network maintenance
  • Apply maintenance, upgrades and process changes
  • Coordinate, communicate and document changes
  • Perform system backups and restore data
  • Manage inventory
  • Document maintenance activities
  • Ability to write purchase justifications
  •  Respond to critical outages after hours

 

General responsibilities of all staff members

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

  • 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 Chief Operating Officer.

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 “Network Administrator ” in the subject line.

 

 

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. 

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.