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Site Director

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Tenacity, Inc.
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Boston, MA
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Published 2 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 Site Director leads a Tenacity Middle School Academy site, supervising staff and fellows, recruiting students and leading programs designed to maximize their success, and effectively partnering with school staff as well as Tenacity staff from across the organization. The Site Director will also serve as either the Tennis, Academic, or Family Engagement Coordinator at their site, with other roles filled by Program Coordinators; more information about these roles follows.

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

Management and Supervision

o  Provide day-to-day oversight for all site activities

o  Supervise 1-2 full-time Program Coordinators and 4-5 AmeriCorps Fellows, as well as Volunteers as appropriate, providing scaffolding and increasing opportunities to them over the course of each academic year

o  Lead team meetings, trainings, and initiatives to maximize the impact of the site team

o  Support recruitment for staff, volunteer, and AmeriCorps positions

o  Engage in organization-wide and inter-site efforts to strengthen program quality and organizational success, as assigned

Program Implementation

o  Lead and oversee Tenacity’s Middle School Academy program in alignment with stated goals, curriculum, commitments, and intended outcomes (across all focus areas outlined below)

o  Serve as a Coordinator in one of the focus areas outlined below

§ Academic Coordinator

·      Deliver academic curriculum for 30-40 students, by facilitating small- and full-group sessions and supporting other team members in curriculum delivery

·      Develop and refine lesson plans based on instructional goals, assessment data, and school priorities

·      Engage students effectively, managing behavior and offering individual support as appropriate, and helping team members do the same

·      Work closely with AmeriCorps member designated as Academic Fellow, helping them to take on increasing levels of leadership

·      Partner with Tennis Coordinator to ensure integration of lessons

·      Serve as an active member of the cross-site Academic Coordinator team committed to high-quality curriculum development and delivery

§ Family Engagement Coordinator

·      Build and maintain trusting relationships with parents, and implement strategies to maximize trust between parents, school staff, and all members of the Tenacity team

·      Ensure each family receives at least two family visits each year, in person whenever possible, which focus on maximizing program/pathway engagement and academic and family goal-setting

·      Lead student support efforts, identify additional resources for students and families, and partner with school staff

·      Maximize parent participation in Tenacity activities, and help other members of the team engage families effectively and meaningfully

·      Implement plans for individualized family communication as well as site-specific newsletters

·      Coordinate high school selection support for students, engaging families and supporting students as they transition to Tenacity’s College Prep program

·      Work closely with AmeriCorps member designated as Family Engagement Fellow, helping them to take on increasing levels of leadership

·      Serve as an active member of the cross-site Family Engagement Coordinator team committed to partnership with families

§ Tennis Coordinator

·      Deliver tennis/fitness curriculum for 30-40 students, and work closely with team members to develop and strengthen tennis playing and coaching skills

·      Develop and refine lesson plans based on instructional goals, assessment data, and student needs

·      Engage students effectively, managing behavior and offering individual support as appropriate

·      Work closely with AmeriCorps member designated as Tennis Fellow, helping them to take on increasing levels of leadership

·      Partner with Academic Coordinator to ensure integration of lessons

·      Serve as an active member of the cross-site Tennis Coordinator team committed to high-quality instruction

·      Lead and engage team members in supporting Elementary Tennis Program that aims to support recruitment into the Middle School Academy

·      Play an active role in preparing for and overseeing the Summer Tennis and Reading Program

·      Contribute to tennis program development and implementation across all Pathway programs

o  Recruit, select, and enroll students in the Middle School Academy, maximizing attendance and retention according to Tenacity goals

o  Provide high school selection support to assigned students and families

o  Plan and attend regular and special program activities, including occasional weekend and evening commitments

o  Collect and use program data to strengthen student experience and outcomes

o  Over the summer, work with our Summer Tennis and Reading Program (STRP) or on Middle School Academy projects as assigned (for Tennis Coordinator, STRP leadership)

School Partnership

o  Develop, maintain, and leverage purposeful relationships with teaching, administrative, and student support staff in your assigned school

o  Ensure compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding between Tenacity, your assigned school, and Boston Public Schools

o  Participate in school meetings as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

·      Passion for Tenacity’s mission

·      Demonstrated success with program management, student instruction, classroom management, as well as experience in areas directly aligned with your assigned focus area:

  • Academic Coordinator applicants – experience in facilitating large- and small-group academic lessons with middle school students, ideally in a school setting
  • Family Engagement Coordinator applicants – rich experience with relationship-building and community assets identification
  • Tennis Coordinator applicants - 3+ years of tennis coaching experience and experience with middle school students
  • Additional qualifications preferred – USPTA or PTR certification, USTA NTRP 3.5 or greater rating or equivalent UTR rating, knowledge of USTA Quick Start model, and/or experience coaching tennis in a gym setting

·      Experience providing supervision, training, mentorship, and support to individuals and teams

·      Meaningful experience working with youth and adults with diverse backgrounds

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

·      Exceptional skills in excellent 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

·      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
  • Job Type
    Contract

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 identify your preferred Coordinator focus area in your cover letter, and submit it along with a resume to: jobs@tenacity.org   

To apply, please identify your preferred Coordinator focus area in your cover letter, and submit it along with a resume to: jobs@tenacity.org   

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