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2Gen Programs Coordinator

CASA de Maryland Inc
Baltimore, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description: CASA & CASA IN ACTION SYNOPSIS: CASA’s mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities. Our vision is a future where we stand in our own power, our families live free from discrimination and fear, and our diverse communities thrive as we work with our partners to achieve full human rights for all. CASA has a sister organization, CASA in Action, a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although CASA and CASA in Action share a common goal of supporting immigrants and low-income people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia, and nationally, they are separate organizations with their own board of directors. A set of employees at the two organizations, including the person filling this position, shares their time between the two organizations. This has no effect on salary or benefits. DEPARTMENT SYNOPSIS: CASA's Immigrant Youth Programs build youth leaders who are well prepared for academic and career success and engaged positively in the improvement of their schools and communities. It includes Mi Espacio, an afterschool program for immigrant and Latino high school students, in-school SPIRIT workshops at partner high schools, and parent/student workshops on college access and financial aid. These programs respond to the challenges faced by immigrant and minority youth, and are aimed at:Supporting Latino high school students in graduating from high school and preparing for college and career - through Mi Espacio and Escalera afterschool programming.Improving school climate and cross-racial communication, building student leadership and reducing violence - through the in-school SPIRIT programming.Improving access to higher education among immigrant and Latino students - through family workshops on college access, financial literacy and financial aid. POSITION SUMMARY: CASA’s Immigrant Youth Programs – including Mi Espacio and SPIRIT - are predicated on the theory that when EL and first- and second-generation immigrant youth are presented with the right programming in a safe space and are supported by caring adults, it increases their sense of belonging and enhances their academic and socioemotional skills. This position is focused on supporting mostly the design and implementation of Mi Espacio which provides academic support and programming that uses positive youth development strategies focused on fostering leadership development, strengthening students’ socio-emotional capacities, and building mentoring relationships as students explore community-based issues. Mi Espacio is a daily after-school program that combines academic instruction, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instruction, health and wellness workshops, financial education and career development sessions, and leadership development classes to a) provide a productive space for youth to thrive after-school, and b) help at-risk youth directly and proactively address challenges to academic achievement and graduation in a culturally and linguistically competent way, focusing on helping these youth improve their academic performance, graduate, and go on to college. Mi Espacio also offers components designed to engage and support parent/guardians, such as “Families United,” monthly parent/guardian sessions that reinforce important topics covered in Mi Espacio. To facilitate parental involvement, parents will be given a set of engagement criteria to follow. Parents will also meet in-person with program staff at least once each month. The 2Gen Programs Coordinator will oversee proper development and implementation of the Mi Espacio program and other youth programs including site coordination, logistical support and curriculum design for various youth and family programs. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide curriculum design and logistical support for required components of the Mi Espacio and SPIRIT programs serving youth and parents in the Baltimore community (i.e. tracking attendance, preparing program materials, training volunteers/facilitators re: curriculum, etc.)Recruit and enroll participants to various youth programsOversee daily coordination on site of Mi Espacio, staff and volunteers, Monday to Friday, and on weekends as needed.Serve as a liaison for the teachers and parents of youth participating in our programsPerform research and support curriculum design processes by providing recommendations for curriculum enhancementsCoordinate and serve as a liaison with multiple CASA programs and departments in the delivery of robust and high quality programmingServe as an external representative to CASA on education issues as needed and assignedPrepare weekly updates and monthly status reports regarding classes, workshops, and training sessions.Meet deadlines established by supervisor in accordance with departmental and individual work planTrain volunteers as neededCoordinate outreach groups and provide logistical support to partners and volunteers as neededFacilitate program meetings, events, and training participation (as needed) in various schools across BaltimoreIdentify strong youth and parent leaders who can represent CASA when necessary before the media, legislative bodies and legislators, community meetings, coalitions, and fundersInterpret (and translate written materials) for community members when necessary to facilitate their involvement in program activitiesAttend and lead internal meetings for staff and program volunteersMaintain confidential data acquired by CASA staff and volunteersUnderstand and promote CASA membership and servicesBe able to work extensively in Baltimore community. Familiarity with Baltimore Latino/Immigrant community is a plus.Contributes to team effort by accomplishing other job-related results as needed EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Certification related to PreK – 12 education, or related field. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:Ability to perform all of the duties outlined above.Deep commitment to social change and to growing CASA as a membership organization in which members have decision-making authority. Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Certification related to PreK – 12 education, or related field.Knowledge of positive youth engagement practices and experience working with youth, in particular first generation, immigrant youth and their families is preferred. Ability to maintain a database and high comfort level with basic computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to train others in basic use of computer programs, and a willingness to learn other needed computer programs.Excellent writing and speaking skills.Strong interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.Bilingual English/Spanish required, French is a plus.Ability to work independently and as part of a team.Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects.Demonstrated success in project coordination.Demonstrated success and passion in working with low-income children, and immigrant communities Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings (standard hours for this position will be 11AM-7PM) and weekends.Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.’Due to the sensitive nature of the work being performed, and the direct interaction with children and families, candidates will need to pass a comprehensive background check. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. OSHA: A Curriculum & Training Coordinator is not to handle any human body fluids, biological agents, laboratory chemicals, or be exposed to hazardous materials such as noise, asbestos, or carcinogens. This is a union position, represented in collective bargaining by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Communication Workers of America, Local WBNG 32035 - Communication Workers of America (CWA). If you are offered and accept this position, you will be invited to become a member of the union. All bargaining unit positions require membership or agency fee payer status. CASA Inc. and CASA in Action do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender identity age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, marital status and national origin. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.CASA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective 02 June 2021, requiring COVID 19 vaccination(s) for all employees and prospective employees, AmeriCorps members, and paid or non-paid internships. In accordance with CASA's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known ha

CASA de Maryland Inc


Baltimore, MD
21224 USA
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