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 the position:
The Field Trips Programs Coordinator oversees the Field Trips program based out of 826LA in Mar Vista, and is responsible for coordinating writing project-based Field Trips for classes of students that visit 826LA in Mar Vista or participate virtually via Zoom throughout the school year. The Field Trips Program Coordinator develops, implements, and refines writing curriculum for younger students focused on sparking an excitement for writing through publication, including an introduction to basic storytelling structure, poetry, and the choose your own adventure genre. Curriculum for older students focuses on personal narrative and real world application, including STEM, memoir, and college application personal statements. The Field Trips Programs Coordinator recruits, develops, and sustains relationships with local educators and target schools, with the goal of serving a community of underserved students as outlined by 826LA’s strategic plan.
During the summer, the Field Trips Programs Coordinator co-leads 826LA’s Write On! Summer Camp in Mar Vista along with the Tutoring Programs Coordinator, and is responsible for onboarding, supervising, and offboarding a team of Summer Associates as they design and lead the camp.
With the support of the volunteer team, the Field Trips Programs Coordinator is also responsible for training, developing, and leading teams of volunteers and interns participating in the Field Trips program. Additionally, The Field Trips Programs Coordinator works closely with the Mar Vista programming team, as well as the Echo Park and In-schools programming teams, and 826LA’s development team to coordinate additional opportunities for educators and Field Trips 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.
Salary range is $40-45k and is commensurate with experience. Benefits include two weeks vacation, participation in 826LA’s health and dental care plan, 401K, and life insurance plan.
The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate they have:
Candidates for a coordinator-level position are expected to demonstrate competency with close guidance from a manager and/or team members in the following areas:
In order to be considered for the Field Trips Programs Coordinator position, you must thoroughly complete this online application, and send the following to [email protected]:
Please include your name and "Field Trips Coordinator - MV" in the subject line.
Please note that only complete applications - with cover letter, resume, and references sent to [email protected] - will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
826LA prioritizes and incorporates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all facets of the organization, including internships. 826LA’s staff reflects the diverse student population the organization serves in terms of race and ethnicity. Interns of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 826LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and highly encourages persons of color, LGBTQIA persons, gender non-conforming persons, persons with disabilities and any other protected groups per local, state and federal law are encouraged to apply for this position.