A Place Called Home,

Ed Services Program Coordinator-English & Language Arts

20 days ago
Employment type
Full Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. The goal for the individual in this role is to support, guide and/or increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

About this job

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Educational Services, the Educational Services Program Coordinator of English Language Arts (for littles and middles) implements program and agency goals, R.E.A.C.H. objectives, agency best practices and program efficiencies. The Program Coordinator holds the primary responsibility to develop, prepare and implement hands-on, skills based activities for members in 2nd-8th grade in the areas of English Language Arts.

Roles & responsibilities


  • Develop, prepare, and implement engaging, hands-on academic lesson plans for members in 2nd-8th grade, specifically in literacy.
  • Utilize a variety of strategies to reach different types of learners, including those with IEPs and bilingual speakers.
  • Assess members and communicate in-class academic progress within the department.
  • Communicate and collaborate with program instructors, parents, guardians, and key school representatives as partners in the education of our members.
  • Collaborate with external organizations to provide special enrichment activities.
  • Support and coordinate department events.
  • Provide support for Homework Drop-in.
  • Train and manage interns and volunteers within the classroom.
  • Oversee and/or lead club activities.


  • Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events, and field trips.
  • Complete administrative duties in a timely manner.
  • Address member behavior appropriately, following the approach adopted by the agency.
  • Comply with agency’s legal mandate to report suspicions of abuse.
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for our members.
  • Attend all required program and professional development meetings.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.



To perform this important job successfully, the Program Coordinator must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents and will be demonstrably committed to his/her own ongoing personal and professional development. To be successful in this role the Program Coordinator will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. The Program Coordinator will also be expected to excel in the five program competencies of: internal & external collaboration, communication, prioritizing & planning, analytical thinking and work quality & innovation. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills

Excellent Oral and Written Communication Professionalism

Customer Service

Time Management

Ability to multi-task



Dedicated to excellence Detail-Oriented


Innovative and Creative Microsoft Office Skills


Bachelor’s Degree in Education and/or Literacy Preferred

Two years experience working in academic classroom setting

Two years working with marginalized communities

Bilingual – English/Spanish preferred

Physical and Mental Demands

Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center

Walking, standing required on daily basis

Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time

Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally

Able to communicate and convey accurate information

APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

All new hires must provide proof of their first dose of the vaccine on the first day of employment, if not fully vaccinated, and will have 30 days from their date of hire to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and submit proof of completion to the organizations HR department. All fully vaccinated staff must also provide proof of their booster vaccine once eligible.

A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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