BPS Job Posting
Program Overview: The Hurley K-8 is a dual-immersion bilingual school whose mission is to graduate students who perform academically at high levels in two languages, English and Spanish. Because our students are culturally and linguistically diverse, they study, understand, and develop an appreciation for numerous cultures. It is for that reason that the school has created Bodega de Arte. The mission of Bodega de Arte is to create a supportive bilingual environment where our students have opportunities for expanded academic support and unique enrichment programs. We do this through rich, culturally, and linguistically appropriate enrichment activities for our students.
Reports To: Position reports to the Director of School Culture & Climate and the Principal.
Position Overview: As a key member of the school community you will collaborate with the different stakeholders to develop and manage extended learning at the Hurley K-8, a dual language Boston Public School.
Responsibilities: The Bodega de Arte Director is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations for the afterschool program, including planning, coordination, and supervision of the program to ensure that families receive quality services, which provide for growth in academics, social-emotional development, and health and wellness. In addition, he/she ensures focus on programming that promotes healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. This position requires a fully fluent Spanish speaker. The successful candidate will fluently read, write, and speak Spanish and English, in order to support the school’s bilingual mission.
Program Quality and Development
- Collaborate with school partners and staff to share and analyze data from student assessments in order to drive student achievement. Lead initiatives to increase impact through high-quality apprenticeships, student retention, and focus on academic outcomes. Set meaningful individual and team goals and create concrete plans to attain them.
- Serve as the primary instructional leader for the program. Model high-quality teaching, conduct consistent classroom observations, and provide constructive feedback to staff and volunteers.
- Develop and support a strong, positive program culture. Support students, staff, volunteers, families, and school partners to actively engage in the program. Take a strength-based, inclusive approach to relationships and culture-building. Celebrate success and highlight small victories.
- Inspire others by modeling outstanding performance and calm under pressure. Express confidence in self and others, as well as a strong belief in the program as a vehicle for student success. Relentlessly focus on goals and the vision for sustained success.
- Serve as a supervisor, coach, and mentor for a team of first- and second-year after school educators. Develop and lead training that meets individual and team needs that align with school and district goals.
- Conduct performance reviews for all direct reports that identify strengths and areas for growth. Address performance challenges and prepare for potential staff transitions. Regularly update staff and team on performance and progress to goals.
- Serve as a relationship manager with the school administrative team.
- Be the point of contact for all partners in and out of the building that provides programming for students at the school.
- Develops partnerships that support academic and enrichment programming for students expanding the opportunities that are available for students to engage in various passions before, after school, and during the summer.
- Participate in annual and ongoing talent selection for the Bodega Program. Support the recruitment and retention of staff and volunteers.
- Manage program budget. Ensure the safety of all program participants and compliance with all program, state, and local standards.
- Fluent Bilingual (English/Spanish) must be able to read, write, and speak in both English and Spanish.
- Experience working in a school, educational, or youth-support setting, especially with a STEM focus.
- Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with youth.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
- Proven ability to anticipate, identify, and analyze problems and opportunities and establish priorities with youth.
- Proven ability to maintain the flexibility necessary to adapt, respond, and meet the needs of a Non-Profit Organization.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to problem solve & think creatively.
- Willingness to travel within Boston Public Schools (Roxbury and East Boston).
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule; School Year In-person M-F 10:30 pm - 6:30 pm (40 hours per week); When school is hybrid/remote the schedule will be created by the Principal and/or Director of School Culture and Climate; Summer: 5-Week Hurley School Bodega de Arte Summer Program via BPS 5th Quarter
- Comfort/willingness in working with ages 6-21 and with families.
- Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree.
- Understanding of Boston Public Schools and/or local community colleges.
- Understanding of the first-generation, immigrant student experience.
- Proven experience in partnership building, including experience as program coordinator.
- Demonstrated ability to manage student behavior.
- Demonstrated public speaking and facilitation skills.