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Middle School Academic Coordinator

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Baltimore SquashWise
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Baltimore, MD
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Published 16 days ago

ABOUT SQUASHWISE

At SquashWise, we partner with youth and families in Baltimore to advance equity in education, squash, and personal development opportunities.  Our vision of Baltimore is a place where all young people have the support of a team where they can play, learn and grow together into the future leaders of our city.  To this end, we are dedicated to helping our students achieve their academic, athletic, and life goals and creating a community where squash is more accessible and welcoming to all.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for a dynamic leader to join our team as the Middle School Academic Coordinator.  The Coordinator is responsible for delivering and overseeing high-quality after-school tutoring and enrichment sessions for our middle school students, which prepare them for success in high school. The Coordinator manages SquashWise’s school partnerships, middle school recruitment, high school placement and supports successful high school transition, including taking proactive measures to retain rising 9th graders. The Coordinator will plan and conduct daily sessions, track student progress, actively communicate with teachers and parents/guardians, lead field trips, and recruit/match/manage volunteers and mentors. This position reports to the Director of Education. 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create an engaging and encouraging environment for youth development, and strong, supportive relationships with students and parents/families
  • Implement and oversee the thriving academic support program that layers tutoring and skill-building experiences to ensure middle school success and prepare students for high school transition
  • Develop relationships with teachers and school administrators to support student success 
  • Track academic data (classes, grades, test scores) to monitor all students’ academic standing and  plan quarterly goals and support/intervention strategies per student (e.g., GPA improvement, honor roll)
  • Lead the recruitment of new middle school students to SquashWise each year and proactively work to retain students in the program 
  • Identify, select, and lead placement at summer academic enrichment programs for middle school students
  • Track student academic performance, program attendance, timeliness, and preparation daily and report on key performance indicators
  • Train, organize, and manage volunteer tutors to support the middle school academic program 
  • Plan and work collaboratively with squash staff to ensure alignment between squash and educational program activities
  • Participate in weekend activities, including community service projects, squash matches, cultural outings, and other field trips as needed
  • Assist with driving students to and from program activities as needed
  • Demonstrate commitment to learning and growing skill-sets in anti-racism and equity through literature, training, and reflections with the team
  • Assist with additional projects and responsibilities as needed

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION 

  • Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s or higher preferred in education or related field 
  • At least 1-3 years prior professional experience in youth development, education, or social work 
  • Teaching experience or curriculum development preferred
  • Experience training and managing academic volunteers preferred
  • CPR/First Aid and AED certification (SquashWise will provide)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with at least 3 years of driving experience
  • Must pass a criminal history background check and driving record check

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, engage and support middle school students 
  • Excellent  verbal and writing communication skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities in a high performing, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Demonstrated ability to take be proactive, take initiative, and problem-solve
  • Strong professional work ethic

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SquashWise is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and welcoming workplace environment, free of discrimination and harassment. We celebrate and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce and community.

Starting salary begins at $42,000, and can increase based on qualifications.

ABOUT SQUASHWISE

At SquashWise, we partner with youth and families in Baltimore to advance equity in education, squash, and personal development opportunities.  Our vision of Baltimore is a place where all young people have the support of a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 16, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least $42,000Starting salary begins at $42,000, and can increase based on qualifications.

Benefits

  • This is a full-time, salaried position with generous benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance and a retirement matching program. 
  • Generous paid time off policy.
  • Opportunity to be part of an energetic and collaborative team seeking to advance equity and increase access to sports and education for Baltimore youth. 
  • This is a full-time, salaried position with generous benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance and a retirement matching program. 
  • Generous paid time off policy…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Baltimore, MD
Associated Location
3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Suite 103

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