Position: Academic Coordinator, McAuley
Reports To: Dean of McAuley, Interim Executive Director
Salary: Based on experience, skills, and qualifications
Hours: Monday 11am-7pm, Tuesday-Thursday 1pm-9pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Occasional weekends or overnights as dictated by the needs of the position and the organization
General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Academic Coordinator (AC) is committed to supporting the academic performance of all scholars and developing the intellectual capacity, curiousity, and critical thinking or scholars during school time and around the clock. The AC manages and implements tutoring, workshops, and tracking for the Mcauley dorm as well as coordinates literacy efforts and academic service learning for the whole organization. To this end, the AC is both a cross-campus coordinator for the whole organization, as well as a point of direct contact with the McAuley scholars.
This position requires an individual who is dynamic, resourceful, and skillful in the planning and execution of tasks. The AC is able to work as a team with other staff, scholars, families, and to handle projects both independently and collaboratively as directed. The AC is a crucial link in creating an environment in which scholars are inspired and empowered to do well at school, practice accountability, give 100% effort in their studies and develop independence in order to achieve the goal of college readiness, acceptance and graduation.
Academic Success, McAuley
· Academic Tracking
· Structured Study Hall
· Implementation and Oversee Academic Interventions for McAuley scholars
· Assessments, evaluations, tutoring placements,
· Partner school communication
· Family meetings and parent communication
· Academic Achievement Contracts
· Academic Data
· Bi-weekly Academic meetings
· Tutor Scheduling, Placement, and ongoing communication
The College Process—McAuley Hall:
· Provide support and guidance through the college process to all junior and senior McAuley scholars
· Assist with completion and submission of applications, financial aid, essays, test registration, etc
· Maintain a caseload of senior scholars as advisees with a college focus
· Assist the Director of College Access with college related initiatives such as rep visits, college trips, Decision Day, College Fairs, financial aid nights, etc.
Literacy Initiatives—both Dorms:
· Cover to Cover
· Writing Workshops or Writing Center (as needed)
· Library cards and usage
· Stocking and organizing libraries
Summer Programming—Both Dorms:
· Support SEA Director in the planning, prep, and execution of the Summer Academy portion of Summer Offerings
· Support Director of College Access with Summer Enrichment placement process
Social Justice & Service Learning Programming—Both Dorms:
· In collaboration with Interim Execuitve Director, articulate the organization’s philosophy on social justice exploration and activism, and further develop our plan to probe issues of systematic and personal injustice from a rigorous intellectual standpoint
· Flesh out and solidify our service learning 4 year formation and contract with appropriate providers.
· Oversee the Senior Capstone Projects and ensure service placements for all seniors
Required Skills and Background:
· Proven dedication to educational equality and passionate commitment to BHGHNY’s mission and vision
· A Bachelor’s degree in education or similar, Masters preferred
· At least 2 years as a teacher, Dean or similar school or CBO employee, 5 years preferred, and demonstrated success in that position
· Willingness to work on select weekends when necessary.
· A proven understanding of how people learn, differentiation, structure, how schools work, etc
· Excellent discipline and classroom management skills
· Excellent communication (written and verbal), leadership skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills
· Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload, patience, dedication, willingness to grow
Candidates will possess intellectual agility, demonstrated ability to think strategically, a sense of inquisitiveness and intellectual curiosity; experience in designing and implementing rigorous curriculum and programs. Ideal candidates will be familiar with data driven instruction as well as have a strong sense of organization management and understanding of college going culture. H/she will have high professional standards, the ability to see the big picture and manage small practical details; and a great deal of flexibility, creativity, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Competitive salary, health and dental insurance, 401K matching program, generous time-off policy
Minimum Education Required