Foundation for California Community Colleges,

Senior Specialist, ASAPconnect

Posted
28 days ago
Employment type
Full-Time
Location
Sacramento
Closing date

About this organization

ASAPconnect is a fiscally sponsored project of the Foundation for California Community Colleges (the Foundation) as of Summer, 2022. In partnership with the Foundation, ASAPconnect is well-positioned to ensure children and youth benefit from high-quality out-of-school time learning and enrichment opportunities, resulting in positive developmental, academic, and wellness outcomes and increased readiness for college, career, and civic life.

ASAPconnect’s purpose is to increase access to high-quality out-of-school time programs that support success for all children and youth. Our organization works to advance excellence and build a positive school and community climate by creating opportunities to support and develop comprehensive, coordinated, and exemplary Technical Assistance (TA) Providers. It is our hope that through multiple levels of support, these TA Providers will in turn become equipped to support high quality expanded learning programs and create safe and supportive environments for staff and students throughout the state.

Our services are aligned with the Strategic Plan of the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (ExLD). We are well-leveraged to support the System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL) – a diverse group of ExLD staff, County Office of Education staff, and others who work collaboratively to support publicly-funded programs, specifically After School Education and Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs as well as Expanded Learning Opportunity Programs (ELO-P).

ASAPconnect launched in 2008 as California After School Technical Assistance (CASTA). The original vision for the organization was to build the capacity of Technical Assistance (TA) Providers to better support the diverse needs of 4,500 expanded learning programs (before school, after school, and summer learning) across the state. It was developed under the auspices of the Cooperative Research and Extension Services in Schools Center at UC Davis. In 2010, ASAPconnect moved its operations to the Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose, CA. Now ASAPconnect has found a new home with its current fiscal sponsor – The Foundation for California Community Colleges.

About this job

Under the supervision of ASAPconnect’s Senior Director of Innovation & Impact, the Senior Specialist provides additional support to meet the increased demand from regional/county teams, including but not limited to convenings, TA, and customized materials and resources, as well as managing communications, including social media.

Roles & responsibilities

Create and deliver customized materials and resources requested by SSEL members.

Assist in collective planning with the SSEL, Regional/County teams, and other TA providers.

Provide strategic integration of supports, including SSEL cross-county and cross-regional collaborations as requested.

Co-plan and co-facilitate SSEL meetings as needed, as well as California Expanded Learning Site Coordinator Symposium and other in-person and virtual convenings.

Support capacity building of the SSEL, including Compassionate Systems Framework & Tools training and integration, and incorporating youth voice as a capacity builder of the SSEL.

Provide support and capacity building of site coordinators and youth leaders, including creating communications and materials built for the California Expanded Learning School of Leadership and Facilitation cohorts of TA Fellows and TA Coaches, and for the Building Our Leaders and Dreamers program cohort of youth.

Managing the SSEL communication strategy, including facilitating communication between/within SSEL to build coherence.

Support the onboarding of new SSEL members, including sending welcome emails, providing them with CliftonStrengths codes and reports, and managing the distribution of Zoom account subscriptions to them.

Support a thriving Expanded Learning workforce, including creating communications to the TA Fellows and TA Coaches leadership cohorts about opportunities in the Site Coordinator Network, the EXLD Workforce Committee, upward mobility, and building relationships.

Design social and digital media to convey ASAPconnect’s brand and stories to board, volunteers, stakeholders, and funders.

Qualifications

Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.

Proven ability to use digital and social media to successfully convey information and draw interest.

Ability to convey a vision of ASAPconnect’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, stakeholders and funders.

Proven ability to provide transparent and high integrity leadership.

Ability to collaborate with and motivate staff, stakeholders, and volunteers.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Ability to interface and engage diverse groups.

Knowledge of the system of expanded learning in California.

Education and Experience:

Relevant BA/BS, equivalent work experience, or a combination of both.

Minimum of five (5) + years progressive experience in a relevant field.

Minimum of two (2) + years of experience in an education or non-profit environment preferred.

Demonstrated background and experience in child and youth development, education, communications, or a related field.

To apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter through our Careers Page (link below).

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