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Student and Family Support Coordinator - College Prep program

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Tenacity, Inc.
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Boston, MA
New
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Published 5 days ago

OVERVIEW OF TENACITY

Founded in 1999, Tenacity’s mission is to improve the scholastic, character, and physical development of urban youth through a combination of academic instruction and tennis instruction/competition with a focus on life skills. The four Tenacity Pathway school-based programs – Elementary School, Middle School Academy, College Prep, and Post-Secondary Services – serve up to 800 students annually and encourage long-term program participation that builds students’ sense of resolve and accomplishment as they meet the unique challenges of each new phase in their academic journey. The Summer Reading & Tennis Program serves over 4,000 youth ages 6-16, providing tennis classes and complementary enrichment activities. The youth outcomes we focus on include tennis and fitness skills and confidence, community connection, support from caring adults, healthy behaviors, acquisition of social skills, resiliency to trauma, and eventual employability.

Over its 20+ year history, Tenacity has maintained a 95% high school graduation rate among students who have completed the Middle School Academy, with 80% going on to higher education (compared to the overall Boston Public School graduation rate of 70% with just 35% going on to higher education). In Fall 2020, Tenacity was featured on the Boston ABC Affiliate: https://www.wcvb.com/article/tenacity-break-point-in-public-education/34168824

OVERVIEW OF POSITION

The Student Family and Support Coordinator provides individual, grade-based, and whole-group support to members of our 200+ College Prep community. The Coordinator works closely with assigned students, their families, their schools, and with partner programs to engage students and promote their positive journeys toward post-secondary pursuits and productive adulthood.

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

 ·  Student Engagement

  • Develop and manage mentoring relationships with assigned students, providing extensive outreach and individual check-in opportunities, academic progress-tracking and problem-solving, and crisis management as needed
  • Stay in regular communication with high schools and partner community programs to support student success
  • Plan, recruit students for, and lead program events, workshops, and homework help sessions open to all members of the College Prep program
  • Collaborate on curriculum development for monthly program-wide workshops

·      Family Engagement

  • Develop and manage meaningful relationships with assigned students’ families, providing at least one family visit to each annually (in person whenever possible), and more based on goals, needs, and risks
  • Plan, recruit families for, and as appropriate lead parent workshops focused on helping families support their teens’ personal and academic success
  • Liaise with parents, schools, and community organizations, serving as a trusted resource and ensuring access to critical information and opportunities

·      Team Engagement

  • Collaborate closely with other team members on all aspects of program coordination, and contribute to special events, newsletters, and similar efforts
  • Collect and use program data to strengthen student experience and outcomes
  • Partner with Middle School Academy staff to recruit and engage rising 9th graders to the College Prep program

QUALIFICATIONS

·      Passion for Tenacity’s mission

·      Demonstrated success engaging youth and families from diverse backgrounds

·      Proven success building effective relationships, especially with parents, school, and community stakeholders

·      Exceptional skills in creative thinking, verbal and written communication, collaboration, and leadership

·      Ability to address complex and sensitive issues with sound judgment and professionalism, with a high emphasis on confidentiality

·      Willingness and ability to travel around Boston for student engagement and to work non-traditional hours as needed to support program events

·      Well versed in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·      Bachelor’s degree required; relevant advanced degree preferred

·      Spanish speaker or multilingual a plus

OVERVIEW OF TENACITY

Founded in 1999, Tenacity’s mission is to improve the scholastic, character, and physical development of urban youth through a combination of academic instruction and tennis instruction/competition with a focus on…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
38 Everett St, Boston, MA 02134, United States
Lower Level

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@tenacity.org  

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@tenacity.org  

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