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Youth Program Assistant

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About the Organization

For more than three decades Canal Alliance has been the leading service provider and community advocate for Marin's low-income, Spanish speaking immigrants. Canal Alliance helps vulnerable members of this target population acquire the tools they need to thrive.

Canal Alliance University Prep (UP!) is a college readiness program designed to support students in their journey to enroll in and graduate from a secondary education, so that they and their families can thrive in this community. University Prep works with students in grades 6-12 after school, Monday-Thursday, with occasional Saturday enrichment programs. We provide the following services, in order to support students to graduate from high school eligible to enroll in a 4-year university:

  • Weekly tutoring with a math or English specialist
  • Weekly advisory class, during which students develop leadership skills, learn social-emotional development skills, and participate in Restorative Justice circles
  • Daily homework help
  • Monthly outdoor enrichment excursions (middle school)

Position Summary

The University Prep! Program Assistant is a 10-12 month, part-time position that reports to the Youth Education Senior Manager.  The Program Assistant supports the middle and high school programs. Work hours are Monday-Thursday, 2:30pm-7:30pm, Friday 10-3pm, from late August-late June. Year-round employment is a possibility for candidates seeking summer employment. 

The Program Assistant must be a passionate believer in the power of education to improve the lives of immigrant youth and their families.  Successful candidates will be tenacious in their desire to support students to ensure that middle and high school participants are prepared for college and beyond.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead daily opening activities for middle and high school programs
  • Provide effective supervision of middle and high school students 
  • Support students with homework as needed
  • Manage student volunteers
  • Assist with facilitation of weekly high school advisory class
  • Manage resource center materials
  • Coordinate in-program celebrations and incentives (birthdays, holidays, etc.)
  • Manage snack distribution, clean up, and storage 
  • Print weekly attendance sheets
  • Update grades and other Salesforce records
  • Coordinate student and family field trips
  • Coordinate Saturday enrichment excursions

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Effective positive discipline and classroom management skills
  • Understanding of and ability to teach middle school subject matter
  • Ability to build positive student relationships
  • Ability to get along with people and establish cooperative working relationships with staff, students, families, volunteers 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision, follow directions, pay attention to detail, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and manage stressful situations effectively 
  • Ability to go beyond expectations in the assignment, task, or job description without being asked

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with at-risk youth in an educational environment. Experience working with Latinx, immigrant youth strongly preferred.    
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and e-mail software
  • Detailed knowledge of minimum college entry requirements and college application process (preferred)
  • Experience working with Salesforce and/or other CRM (preferred)

About the Organization

For more than three decades Canal Alliance has been the leading service provider and community advocate for Marin's low-income, Spanish speaking immigrants. Canal Alliance helps vulnerable members of this target…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 15, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Benefits

This is a 20-30 hour part-time, non-exempt position with benefits. We offer a competitive salary with a benefits package that includes paid vacation and sick leave, a voluntary vision plan, and 100% paid employee medical and dental insurance as well as long term disability and an employee assistance program. In addition, there are at least 10 paid holidays annually, a 403(b)-retirement plan and a Flex cafeteria plan.

This is a 20-30 hour part-time, non-exempt position with benefits. We offer a competitive salary with a benefits package that includes paid vacation and sick leave, a voluntary…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish and English

Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish and English

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Rafael, CA
Associated Location
91 Larkspur Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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Canal Alliance Equity and Inclusion Statement 

Canal Alliance actively promotes and recognizes principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, disability, ancestry and all other identities represented among our diverse employees. 

By appreciating the importance of inclusion, we acknowledge that the collective and individual talents, skills, and perspectives of our staff foster a culture of belonging, safety, collaborative practice, innovation, and mutual respect. Canal Alliance is committed to the transformation of attitudes and systems that deprive any person or group of these principals. 

Application Process

Please email your resume and cover letter to HR@canalalliance.org. Only electronic applications will be accepted. (Keep it green!) Please indicate “Youth Program Assistant – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of your email. 


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