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Writers' Room Coordinator at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School

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826 Boston
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Boston, MA
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Published 18 days ago

826 Boston seeks a creative team member with strong organizational skills to serve as the Writers’ Room Coordinator at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School (Burke). 826 Boston is expanding to serve more students in the Boston Public Schools through its innovative Writers’ Room Program, and the Coordinator will lead programming and volunteer support at one of 826 Boston’s most tenured Writers’ Rooms. This is an exciting opportunity to join the organization during a time of growth and play a key role in driving impact.

Responsibilities: 

Program Coordination

  • Coordinate programming, including classroom visits, after-school programming, and publishing projects; ensure progress towards annual and strategic planning goals; ensure that the expectations of funders, partners, participants, and other stakeholders are consistently met
  • Serve as key liaison between 826 Boston, university partners, and Burke students, staff, and administration
  • Communicate project progress to Writers’ Room Manager and seek counsel when help is needed to execute on goals
  • Coordinate with the programs and communications teams on Writers’ Room program-wide collections and Burke literary anthologies, along with corresponding release parties
  • Coordinate in-house bound classroom publications and corresponding release party project management

Personnel Management

  • Supervise Burke Writers’ Room team, comprised of two AmeriCorps service members and one to two interns who will provide direct service and perform administrative tasks
  • Translate project and initiative goals into individual responsibilities and delegate accordingly
  • Provide day-to-day support to the team, differentiating styles based on individual reports and assignments

Data Collection and Evaluation

  • Coordinate the administration of all assessments distributed by the Writers’ Room Manager, including but not limited to826 National surveys
  • Collaborate with the Writers’ Room Manager to collect and document program impact
  • Track progress toward annual programming goals and report to the team on a biannual basis

Community Partnerships

  • Build, cultivate, and manage strong relationships with Burke school leadership and community, local universities, and other community partners, artists, and leaders to offer potential programmatic partnership and volunteer pipelines for Burke Writers’ Room
  • Represent 826 Boston publicly at relevant conferences and meetings within the Burke community
  • Collaborate with the volunteer management team to recruit, onboard, and train volunteers from partner universities, community organizations, companies for Burke Writers’ Room 
  • Collaborate with the volunteer management team to develop and lead community-based recruitment events for Burke Writers’ Room 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support programs team during summer youth program opportunities
  • Coordinate program elements and youth participation from Burke Writers’ Room in 826 Boston’s annual fundraising and community events
  • Represent 826 Boston at donor and foundation visits and other stakeholder tours within Burke Writers’ Room; provide support at a select number of outreach and fundraising events as needed
  • Support Writers’ Room Manager with administrative tasks as needed

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a creative and passionate team player with the ability to both build strong 1:1 relationships and effectively make decisions at a programmatic level, a steadfast commitment to improving the quality of K-12 education, a desire to work in a collaborative and inclusive culture, and a passion for youth empowerment through writing and publishing.

Skills and experiences:

826 Boston recognizes that impostor syndrome and the confidence gap might prevent some applicants from applying. Few candidates will have all of the relevant experience listed below, but 826 Boston is committed to assessing candidates with transferable skills and a willingness to be trained for this role.

  • 2+ years of professional experience working in a K-12 school, education, or youth development nonprofit
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking, creativity in engaging students, and the ability to manage a group; student-centered and flexible approach to designing supports to meet student needs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, time, project management, and resource management skills; high attention to detail 
  • Ability to participate in open communication to build community and foster team goals inclusive of the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Ability to work independently and successfully operate a program at a satellite 
  • location
  • Familiarity with the Boston Public Schools system, particularly the schools in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain
  • Self-starter attitude, high level of flexibility, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Apps
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Cape Verdean or Haitian Creole preferred
  • Licensure in teaching English or another subject preferred
  • Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar tool, as well as journalism and/or book publishing preferred

826 Boston seeks a creative team member with strong organizational skills to serve as the Writers’ Room Coordinator at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School (Burke). 826 Boston is expanding to serve more students in the Boston Public Schools…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Up to $45,000

Benefits

Benefits include generous paid time off (including vacation, sick leave, holidays, and a two-week winter break); health and dental insurance (826 Boston covers 80% of premiums); parental leave; and more.

Benefits include generous paid time off (including vacation, sick leave, holidays, and a two-week winter break); health and dental insurance (826 Boston covers 80% of premiums…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish, Cape Verdean, or Haitian Creole preferred.

Spanish, Cape Verdean, or Haitian Creole preferred.

Location

On-site
Roxbury, Boston, MA, USA

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