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Education Advocate (Spanish-speaking)

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EVkids, Inc.
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Boston, MA
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Published 19 days ago

EVkids empowers underserved Boston youth with the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential. We create a community of support through 1-on-1 multi-year academic mentoring relationships, professional family engagement and school advocacy, college success advising and mentoring support, and a summer camp at our 9-acre site in Vermont. By building a safe space where success is expected and attainable together, EVkids helps low-income students get to and through college. 

Based in Dorchester, EVkids is a faith-based organization that supports low-income students grades 4 to 12 aspire to and achieve college enrollment and graduation as first-generation college attendees. EVkids are matched 1-on-1 in multi-year tutoring and mentoring relationships with student volunteer tutors from local universities, including Boston College, Harvard, Northeastern, Tufts, and UMass Boston among others. EVkids Tutors commit themselves to the values of service, community, and reflection, and as such, graduate to become lifelong agents of positive social change. 

100+ Tutoring pairs meet weekly across five EVkids after-school Tutoring sites, three in Dorchester, one in Roxbury, and one virtual site. They are supported through weekly contact with families, regular communication with teachers and guidance counselors, on and off site support to tutors, and community and campus-based events. Learn more at www.evkids.org.

Position

This is a 10-month school-year position (September 2022 – June 2023) with annual renewal. The Education Advocate manages a caseload of up to 20 students, working with their families and teachers to support the work of their 1-on-1 tutors each week. Regular responsibilities include school visits, home visits, campus meetings with tutors, and some transportation of EVkids to and from after-school Tutoring. Special projects include some Saturday trainings, mentoring, and community events.

Tasks

School Advocacy, Family Engagement, and Tutoring Support

  • Conduct teacher visits to ascertain student needs and progress; prepare teacher conference reports
  • Meet with tutors individually to discuss student Tutoring plans 
  • Maintain weekly contact and conduct home visits as needed with parents and guardians to ensure continuity between Tutoring, school, and family caregivers
  • Accompany parents to school meetings as needed for support and advocacy
  • Research and provide families and students with information and resources regarding school options
  • Assist with support to tutors and students during after-school Tutoring sessions
  • Assist with transporting students and set up and break down of site(s) as needed
  • Participate in weekly program meetings and supervision
  • Participate in occasional weekend training and mentoring events, including: tutor trainings, on-campus Tutor-Tutee Days, and an annual Community Celebration
  • Assist with program evaluation and reporting

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, in education or social work-related field preferred
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in teaching, mentoring/tutoring, or related field (familiarity with Boston schools preferred)
  • Professional experience working with diverse populations including low-income, ethnically-diverse, BIPOC communities; school-age children, university students, parents, teachers and school administrators
  • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills; experience with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, & Forms) and Salesforce helpful

Personal Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish-speaker required; bicultural preferred
  • Passion for the mission and core values of EVkids
  • Cultural sensitivity & humility; openness to explore organizational racial equity efforts 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with an energized, committed, and diverse team
  • Detail-oriented and able to be creative and self-supervising in maintaining your own schedule that will vary day to day
  • Comfort navigating multiple work sites, home visits, meetings at schools and in the community
  • Personal connections to, and familiarity with, the Dorchester and/or Roxbury neighborhoods a plus
  • Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance required; a clean driving record, a reliable vehicle desired, and confidence navigating the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Roxbury

Salary/Benefits

Salary is $3,600 to $4,000/month commensurate with experience; health care and retirement plan matches available, 4 weeks paid vacation, plus 17 paid holidays (13 fixed, 4 floating) and 5 paid sick days.

EVkids respects and welcomes staff and volunteers from various backgrounds, motivated to work towards a more equitable, compassionate, and socially just world. We are committed to a diverse workplace and do not discriminate based on race, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. EVkids has a zero tolerance policy for child maltreatment. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance required. 

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to laurenravello@evkids.org

EVkids empowers underserved Boston youth with the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential. We create a community of support through 1-on-1 multi-year academic mentoring relationships, professional family engagement…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

On-site
265 Mt Vernon St, Boston, MA 02125, USA

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