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Breakthrough Providence: We're Hiring!

Thursday, May 30, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alex Shyu
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Breakthrough Providence is Hiring!
Breakthrough Providence (formerly Providence Summerbridge) E-News
We're Hiring!

We're excited to announce TWO positions that will be opening up soon here at Breakthrough Providence. Please forward widely!


Program Director for Teacher Education
(Maternity Leave Sub)

Temporary position: September 3, 2013 - December 20, 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit, train, and support high school and college students to be teachers, and professional educators to be Mentor Teachers in our School Year Program
  • Develop tools and resources to enrich teachers' practice, professional development, and continued connection to Breakthrough Providence
  • Work closely with colleagues to develop and oversee all aspects of program operations and to align program work with the organization's vision and mission
  • Work closely with the Breakthrough Collaborative and site staff to promote sharing of best practices across the national network of Summerbridge/Breakthrough sites


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of three years teaching/education experience with urban public school youth
  • A strong sense of purpose and vision for expanding educational opportunity and promoting educational equity, particularly for low-income students of color
  • Ability to thrive in a small, fast-paced non-profit environment that values collaboration, creativity, strong work ethic, and Breakthrough Spirit
  • Excellent writing, organization, and technology skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed
  • Valid driver's license; comfort and ability to drive a 15-passenger mini-bus
  • Prior Summerbridge/Breakthrough experience is welcomed but not required

HOW TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter and resume to apply@breakthroughprovidence.org by June 14, 2013.

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Program Director for Student & Family Programs
Full-time position, starting September 3, 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Recruit and select middle school student participants to our program
  • Cultivate a positive student community devoted to scholarship and spirit, including developing student discipline strategies and systems
  • Develop and implement strategies to support students and their families through the critical transition from 8th to 9th grade, including counseling around high school options and opportunities for continued academic enrichment and leadership development during high school
  • Build relationships with key administrators (e.g. principals, guidance counselors) at middle schools across the city and high schools in the Northeast region
  • Develop and implement strategies for family engagement in student programs
  • Work closely with colleagues to develop and oversee all aspects of program operations
  • Work closely with colleagues to align program work with the organization's vision and mission

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of three years experience working with middle and high school-aged students in an urban public school or community-based organization setting
  • A strong sense of purpose and vision for expanding educational opportunity and promoting educational equity, particularly for low-income students of color
  • Ability to thrive in a small, fast-paced non-profit environment that values collaboration, creativity, strong work ethic, and Summerbridge Spirit
  • Excellent writing, organization, and technology skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed
  • Valid driver's license; comfort and ability to drive a 15-passenger mini-bus
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required
  • Prior Summerbridge/Breakthrough experience is welcomed but not required

HOW TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter and resume to apply@breakthroughprovidence.org by July 1, 2013.

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Please spread the word! Contact Dulari (dularitahbildar@wheelerschool.org) for more information.

Our Mission
Breakthrough Providence has a dual mission: to create a pathway to college for low-income, academically motivated middle school students in Providence Public Schools, and to encourage talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.



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