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Asst. Dir. for Tutor Engagement, Tutor Chaplain

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EVkids, Inc.
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Boston, MA
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Published 28 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 a summer camp at our 9-acre site in Vermont. As an organization with roots in the Catholic commitment to social justice, EVkids supports low-income students grades 4 to 12 aspire to and achieve college enrollment and graduation as first-generation college attendees. EVkids volunteer tutors commit themselves to the values of service, community, and reflection, and as such, graduate to become lifelong agents of positive social change. 

Tutor volunteers come through local university partnerships, including at Boston College, Harvard, Massachusetts College of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Northeastern, Tufts, and UMassBoston among others. Tutoring pairs meet weekly at five EVkids after-school Tutoring sites, three in Dorchester, one in Roxbury, and one virtual site. EVkids supports 100+ tutor-tutee matches, and has plans to expand to 125-130 pairs in School Year 22-23. EVkids Camp hosts up to 36 campers each summer, and EVkids high school graduates are accompanied by College Success mentors through college. 

Position

We are seeking to fill a full-time, 10-month school-year (September-June) position for the 2022-2023 academic year and beyond. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The option to make this a full-year position with equivalent additional compensation is available if selected to co-direct Camp in Granville, VT for 5 weeks (approx. June 25-July 30, 2023).

The Assistant Director for Tutor Engagement, Tutor Chaplain works closely with the Associate Director for Tutor Engagement and a part-time Tutor Chaplain. This Tutor Engagement Team is responsible for tutor recruitment, training, and formation. Primary tasks for the Assistant Director include supporting student tutor coordinators, coordinating Tutor/Tutee pair events (Tutor Tutee Days, special outings), and tutor community events. Tutor Chaplains periodically attend tutoring to engage volunteers on site, as well as individual check-ins each semester with around 40 tutors (virtually or in-person), and support tutor coordinators (student leaders) in directing 1-hour, small group “reflections” on  themes of spiritual development and social justice for their peers.

Special projects include: implementing an annual winter Tutor Retreat, collaborating on a yearly Social Justice In-Service, as well as periodically participating in Saturday training, mentoring, and community events. The Assistant Director for Tutor Engagement, Tutor Chaplain reports to the Associate Director for Tutor Engagement through weekly supervision meetings, and attends Tutor Engagement, Program Staff, and Peer Supervision weekly meetings, as well as monthly All Staff meetings. Meetings are a mix of in-person and virtual. 

Tasks

  • Cultivate student leadership via monthly meetings with Tutor Coordinators that include event planning, leadership development, and reflective/spiritual activities; create regular avenues for individual and group reflection space at various campuses, and to hear how tutoring is going - all in collaboration with fellow Tutor Chaplains
  • Design and implement a curriculum to assist the Associate Director for Tutor Engagement in developing campus partnerships with service and faith-based student and university entities;
  • Interview, match, and help train EVkids Tutors
  • Attend tutoring 1 to 2 times per month to engage volunteers on site or virtually;
  • Plan and implement bi-annual campus Tutor-Tutee Days, while collaborating closely with the Tutor Engagement Team and student coordinators
  • Implement periodic relationship-building pair outings throughout the year
  • Mentor tutors on effective and healthy closure practices with their tutee
  • Participate in regular program evaluation and reporting
  • Update Tutor records and information on a Salesforce database

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience, in education, theology, ministry, social work, or related field required; some Masters level work, or equivalent experience, preferred;
  • 3+ years experience in campus ministry, education, or mentoring/tutoring; 
  • Experience in leading spiritual/theological small group reflection;
  • Professional experience working with diverse populations including low-income, ethnically-diverse, BIPOC communities; school-age children, university students, parents, educators, and campus ministers;
  • Comfort and flexibility navigating multiple work sites and professional demands
  • Experience in project and event management;
  • Excellent written and computer skills, including using Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, & Forms) and Salesforce;

Personal Qualifications

  • Understanding of faith-based social justice work, openness to those of no-faith or a values driven commitment, and passionate for the mission of EVkids;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with an energized, committed, and diverse team;
  • Persuasive and passionate communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal social skills;
  • Cultural sensitivity & humility; openness to explore organizational racial equity efforts 
  • Detail-oriented and able to be creative and self-supervising in maintaining your own schedule that will vary week to week;
  • Commitment to self-reflection and creating equity in tasks and projects;
  • Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance required;
  • Personal connections to, and familiarity with, the Dorchester and/or Roxbury neighborhoods preferred

Salary/Benefits

$4,500 - $5,000/mos. depending on experience; health care and retirement plan available, 4 weeks paid vacation (5 weeks after a year of employment), 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. Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance required.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and references to scottpyzik@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
  • Start Date
    September 7, 2022

Location

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

How to Apply

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

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

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