Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities
- 1 month 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 Humanities 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.
Roles & responsibilities
The Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities 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 very detail oriented.
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.
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.
Attend all required program and professional development meetings.
Maintain a positive culture of learning aligned with the agency and the departments vision and mission.
Maintain a positive department culture of support, collaboration, and accountability.
Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times.
Address member behavior appropriately, following the approach adopted by the agency.
Comply with the agency's legal mandate to report suspicions of abuse.
Perform other tasks as assigned
The ideal Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities 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. As an Educational Services Assistant Manager of Humanities they will also be expected to excel in the five program competencies of: motivating others, communication, managing systems, leadership, work quality & innovation. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. Together, we can continue to take A.P.C.H. to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.
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
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