Job Title: Community Field Coordinator (CFC)
Boston Community Leadership Academy, the first traditional Boston Public School to convert to a pilot school program enrolls 480 students in its 9-12 college preparatory program. Recognized since 2007 by US News and World Report in its silver and bronze medal categories as one of the best high schools in the U.S., our school serves an increasingly racially, ethnically, linguistically, and ability diverse student body as evidenced by its 52% Latino, 35% Black, 25% English Learners, and 22% students with learning disabilities (SWLD) enrollment. Approximately half (47%) of our student population does not fit the classification or designation ascribed to traditional (regular) program students, a quality that makes our school program unique and special.
Boston Community Leadership Academy’s mission is to develop the capacity for leadership in all students empowering them to make positive contributions to our communities. To fully develop this capacity, we in the BCLA community believe that students must achieve academic excellence and cultivate strong leadership principles.
Our rigorous curriculum, innovative instruction, authentic assessment, extra-curricular activities, and system for social and emotional support help BCLA students develop scholarly attitudes, habits, and skills necessary to succeed in college, to lead fulfilled lives, and to participate in our diverse and complex democracy.
We are looking for a staff member who is committed to working with our students, who understands the lives of urban youth, has a track record of working successfully with students who face academic and personal challenges, and has prior experience developing partnerships, coordinating and managing leadership programming and providing community service opportunities for students. This CFCs role is to:
Support our school’s mission to develop the leadership capacity of students to be change agents and of service in their communities by coordinating the school’s Community Action Seminars program, inclusive of students’ selections and assignments of CAS. Assist in the development of curriculum and learning activities that support faculty and staff implementing a weekly CAS
Collaborate with the Headmaster in the development and strengthening of the school’s leadership mission by identifying and seeking partnerships with community-based organizations interested in supporting our vision to develop student leaders
Coordinate all aspects of our school’s Community Days/Day of Service (four times per year) inclusive of the identification of field and community service activities for all BCLA students
Coordinate our school’s Diversity Day and support school-wide events such as the Arts Fair and Grade Level Community Meetings
Serve as Senior Class Advisor and assist in the coordination of 12th grade related activities such as fundraising, prom, graduation, and the senior class trip
Support 12th grade students in the areas of attendance and conduct, inclusive of collaboration with 12th grade teachers to address areas of concern impacting academic performance
Support with the supervision of students during lunch periods and transitions
Other duties as designated by the Headmaster and administrative personnel
High School Diploma or GED
Forty-eight (48) Credit Hours of College Coursework or an Associate's Degree, or a passing score on one of the two following Formalized Standardized Assessments: ParaPro Assessment (http://www.ets.org/parapro/ http://www.ets.org/parapro/ ) or WorkKeys Certificate of Proficiency for Teacher Assistants (http://www.act.org/workkeys/profcert/index.html http://www.act.org/workkeys/profcert/index.html ).
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong communication skills
Demonstrated success in establishing community partnerships and networks
Experience working with young people
Demonstrated experience working with community based organizations particularly those that work with migrants and immigrant families
Sensitivity to student cultural and special needs
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Must be a resident of the City of Boston or be willing to move to the City of Boston if hired.
Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment
Proven experience in fundraising, grant writing and report writing of projects.
Proven managerial expertise in an urban setting.
Experience working in urban schools.
BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.
BTU, contractual hourly rate
Please see the Boston Public Schools website for salary information.
Next year, many BPS schools will have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Extended Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a "Schedule A" ELT school, check here: bostonpublicschools.org/elt.
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