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DreamCatchers, Inc. | Palo Alto, CA
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DreamCatchers, Inc.


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Published 9 days ago

July 31, 2020
July 23, 2020
$60,000 - $75,000Commensurate with experience and education level

About the Job: DreamCatchers is seeking a professional who is inspired by the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of students. We are looking for a candidate who is organized, hard-working, and dedicated to inspiring and developing young people. The candidate’s primary role will be to implement and advance our after-school academic support program, working directly with students, tutors, parents, teachers, PAUSD district personnel, and DreamCatchers’ close-knit and collaborative team.  This is a position that will start as a contract position, but is intended to lead to a full time employee position.

Schedule: This position would be a full time position with most hours during the academic school year) required in the afternoons and evenings, generally including the following hours:

  • After-school program hours (typically M/W 3:00-8:30 PM, Tu/Th 5:30-8:30 PM)
  • Daytime hours for school meetings, internal staff meetings (M-F flexible)
  • A few half-day Saturday/Sunday orientation/training sessions for tutors

During the summer, the position follows more traditional work hours (e.g., 9 am - 6 pm). 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and supervise DreamCatchers’ after-school program
  • Collaborate with DreamCatchers’ small professional team to help maintain and grow Dreamcatcher’s community outreach, operations, and program management
  • Co-manage communications with and between tutors, parents, and classroom teachers, and work to maintain trust with these groups
  • Provide guidance and programmatic support to student-tutor pairs and to Classroom Directors in a safe and constructive environment
  • Co-lead tutor orientation and training
  • Help develop and collect metrics demonstrating organizational success
  • Attend program and staff meetings
  • Visit school sites to cultivate relationships with school staff and as appropriate attend classes to observe DreamCatcher students

Minimum Qualifications

  • Teaching experience working with middle school and/or high school students; ability to connect with and serve as a role model for these students
  • Classroom management and curriculum development experience 
  • Bi-lingual - Fluent in Spanish - conversing, speaking,reading,and writing
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coach and lead student groups
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Maintain a consistently high degree of accountability, professionalism, personal responsibility, and integrity
  • Ability to identify potential programmatic problems, analyze issues, and seek solutions to strengthen service
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and with colleagues to manage and advance program and management goals for organizational development and growth.
  • Ability to absorb new information quickly and to manage multiple projects while remaining focused on key priorities
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making, entrepreneurial spirit, and a growth mindset
  • Ability to take initiative, remain flexible in a changing work environment, and complete tasks efficiently
  • Ability to connect with parents (mostly Spanish-speaking) and resolve issues with sensitivity and diplomacy
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience with math and/or English
  • Working knowledge of Google productivity tools (Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc), Powerpoint, Salesforce, QuickBooks, Slack
  • Knowledge of statistical methods for assessing programmatic success

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and educational level.

Job Type: Full Time, Contract

Interested bilingual candidates with teaching experience should send a resume and cover letter to office@dreamcatchersyouth.org. 

About the Job: DreamCatchers is seeking a professional who is inspired by the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of students. We are looking for a candidate who is organized, hard-working, and dedicated to inspiring and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in Spanish - Bi-lingual

Fluent in Spanish - Bi-lingual

Location

Palo Alto, CA

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