Tutoring Programs Coordinator - Mar Vista

1 month ago
Employment type
Full Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, support for English language learners, and we produce student publications. All of our programs are offered at no cost to students and families, are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in the student’s individual voice.

About this job

The Tutoring Programs Coordinator oversees the Write On! After-School Tutoring program based out of 826LA in Mar Vista, and is responsible for developing, implementing, and refining our after-school tutoring curriculum focused on reading, writing, and homework support for students ages 6-12.

During the summer, the Tutoring Programs Coordinator co-leads 826LA’s Write On! Summer Camp in Mar Vista along with the rest of the Mar Vista Programs team.

With the support of the Volunteer team, the Tutoring Programs Coordinator is also responsible for training, developing, and leading teams of volunteers and interns participating in the Write On! After-School Tutoring program. Additionally, The Tutoring Programs Coordinator works closely with the Mar Vista Programs team, as well as the Echo Park and In-schools Programs teams, and 826LA’s Development team to coordinate additional opportunities for Write On! After-School Tutoring program participants through 826LA’s other programs as well as through 826LA’s external partnerships.

This position is full time, non-except, Monday through Friday, with the flexibility to work occasionally on evenings and weekends and to travel to 826LA’s other sites. The Write On! After School program takes place from 4-6 PM, Monday-Thursday.

Roles & responsibilities

Coordinates daily operations of the Write On! After-School Tutoring and Write On! Summer Camp programs in Mar Vista for students ages 6-12, including outreach and student recruitment, application and registration processes, onboarding and offboarding program participants, celebrating student achievements, and the program’s wait list

Facilitates communication amongst the student, their teacher, and their parents or guardians in order to support the creation of educational goals for each program participant

Coordinates Write On! Summer Camp along with the Mar Vista Programs team

Coordinates volunteer participation in the Write On! After-School Tutoring program, including working with the volunteer team to ensure a strong student-to-volunteer ratio, training and developing volunteers to support students in the areas of reading, writing, and homework, and leading and managing a team of volunteers during Write On! After-School Tutoring sessions

Facilitates mutually beneficial interactions between students of various ability levels and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels

In conjunction with the Volunteer team, trains and supervises Write On! After-School Tutoring program interns

Creates and refines curriculum for the Write On! After-School Tutoring program as needed

Oversees and ensures high quality of the writing, editing, and production of Write On! After-School Tutoring publications and coordinates book release events

Maintains calendar, documentation, and data systems for the Write On! After-School Tutoring program and is responsible for timeliness, accuracy, and organization of all program data, including applications, attendance, and evaluations

Coordinates additional opportunities for students through 826LA’s other programs as well as through 826LA’s external partnerships

Provides support for other programming, operations, communications, and events as needed

Along with other Mar Vista staff, maintains tidiness of the writing lab

Acts as the Spanish-speaking family liaison for the Mar Vista site

Reports directly to the Programs & Operations Manager in Mar Vista.


A passion for writing and publication, education, and especially 826LA’s mission (required)

Strong communication skills, including fluency in both English and Spanish, both verbally and written and comfort with public speaking in English and Spanish (required)

Classroom or team management experience (required)

Experience working with groups of students ages 6-12 and of various ability levels (required)

Experience working with and leading volunteers with various levels of experience and from

different backgrounds (required)

Excellent organizational skills (required)

Ability to multitask, adapt, and solve problems creatively in a fast-paced environment (required)

Familiarity with Google Suite (required)

A commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of 826LA programming (required)

A strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, the desire to support programming team members (required)

College diploma (preferred)

Experience designing and implementing after-school tutoring curriculum focused on reading, writing, and/or homework support (preferred)

To apply

In order to be considered for the Field Trips Programs Coordinator position, you must thoroughly complete this online application: https://forms.gle/MaB8XaRJL14xdAM26

Then, please send the following to jobs@826LA.org:

A cover letter that includes a summary of your relevant experience and a specific explanation of why you are interested in working at 826LA

A detailed resume

A list of three references

Please include your name and "Field Trips Coordinator - MV" in the subject line.

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