A Place Called Home,

Educational Services Assistant Manager, Literacy

5 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. Our goal is to 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 Assistant Manager of Literacy is knowledgeable of best practices and innovations in the education field, specifically in literacy, and uses them to support members and staff at APCH. They will ensure day-to-day operations are being managed effectively and coordinate key activities within the program.

The Educational Services Assistant Manager of Literacy assists in creating and fostering a positive, safe environment that is conducive to meeting the academic needs of all members. This includes responsibilities such as supervising and training personnel and collaborating closely with staff. While this role currently prioritizes 2nd-8th grade, the assistant manager must be prepared to serve all age groups at APCH which may include high schoolers and young adults.

In addition to having a strong background in teaching and literacy, the ideal candidate enjoys working directly with members and has a highly interactive and engaged work style. Additionally, this person is accountable, seeks feedback, possesses a growth mindset, has strong initiative, and is extremely detail oriented.

Roles & responsibilities

Programmatic Responsibilities

Enhance, maintain, and use systems to collect academic data and track performance.

Assist with the development of assessments and the analysis of data to improve instruction and programming.

Support instructors with teaching pedagogy and instructional strategies, specifically in literacy, so that they can better assist the needs of diverse learners, including members who are English language learners and those with IEPs.

Assist with curriculum building and lesson planning.

Complete classroom observations within the program.

Oversee curriculum delivery within the program.

Provide instructional support, as needed, including acting as a substitute instructor in cross content areas.

Assist with management, instruction, and member supervision during summer camp.

Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events, and field trips.

Administrative Responsibilities

Support Associate Director with purchases.

Assist with program and departmental reports.

Oversee data tracking, including attendance.

Develop and oversee scheduling.

Support Associate Director with hiring, training, and supervising staff, interns, and volunteers.

Support Associate Director with the planning process by providing input and feedback.

Partnerships and Collaboration

Communicate with parents and guardians regarding academic progress and supports for members.

Collaborate with other departments to provide opportunities and supports for members.

Collaborate with other programs and departments to support events.

Potential to collaborate with external partnerships to support supplemental activities for members.



Bachelors Degree

Background in literacy

2 + years working in an academic setting, preferably directly with elementary and/or middle school age students

Experience working in underserved communities

Some leadership experience preferred, this could include mentoring/coaching other peers and/or direct reports

Spanish bilingual 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

To apply

Using the link provided, create an account on our website. Upload resume, cover letter, and sign the application.

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