Voices College-Bound Language AcademiesSan Jose, CA
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Though 9 in 10 Latino young adults say a college degree is important for success in life, fewer than 15% age 25 or older hold a bachelor's degree. Voices College-Bound Language Academies exist to change that.
Founded in 2006 by East San Jose native and National Board Certified Teacher Frances Teso, Voices is a public charter school network with a mission to prepare all students for the challenges of higher education through the context of an academically rigorous dual-language program. With the Voices dual-immersion model, students receive 80% of instruction in Spanish and 20% in English starting in kindergarten. The percentages shift by 10% per year until reaching 50:50 in third grade. As a result, every student, regardless of home language, graduates bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.
In 2019-20, Voices will operate four public charter schools: Voices-Franklin McKinley (K-8), Voices-Morgan Hill and Voices-Mt. Pleasant (both Transitional Kindergarten - 5th, growing to Transitional Kindergarten - 8th) and Voices West Contra Costa (Transitional Kindergarten- 3rd). As we expand to serve more traditionally underserved students in Santa Clara County and surrounding counties, Voices seeks additional team members who share a commitment to its mission and believe joyful learning and world-class academic preparation are not mutually exclusive.
Voices Academies' Vision
All students graduating from Voices College-Bound Language Academies will possess the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in any career path they choose to pursue in life by mastering academic standards and subject matter. Students will be aware of the many positive possibilities for their future, and enjoy learning throughout their lives. They will be able to think critically by asking questions, especially when confronted with the status quo. Our students will have a sense of social responsibility to make their communities better.
Voices Academies' Student Program Coordinator will provide Voices students the opportunity to engage in enrichment opportunities that expose them to new learning experiences outside of the classroom. Reporting to the Dean of Culture, the Student Program Coordinator will oversee 7-10 School Assistants, support student supervision, and lead the planning, scheduling, and execution of the daily 60 minute enrichment block. The ideal candidate will not only be a problem solver, but also have an unwavering commitment to strengthening school culture through their enrichment activities.
Student Culture and Enrichment:
+ Plan and propose a yearly enrichment calendar including external partnerships in collaboration with the Dean of Culture
+ Plan, develop, and implement unit long enrichment sequence maps that focus on physical activity, the arts, and team building activities
+ Create a positive student culture by maintaining high behavioral expectations and fostering a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for all students
+ Participate in collaboration with teachers on grade-level activities, and school-wide functions, events, and trips
+ Work with the Dean of Culture to evaluate program success along critical metrics on a regular basis
Leadership and Supervision:
+ Monitor the campus throughout the day and student transitions, lunch and recess
+ Supervise and train Paraprofessionals, School Assistants and community enrichment partners/volunteers on behavior expectations and disciplinary practices as well as implementation of the enrichment plan
+ Support the Dean of Culture by helping mediate and resolve conflicts between students
+ Ensure that students have access to a productive learning environment by enforcing all campus safety rules and policies
+ Respond to emergencies per Voices' Safety Plan
+ Build strong relationships with students and staff by being both warm and demanding
+ Implement Voices' discipline approach and philosophy of acknowledging that mistakes are learning opportunities
+ Other duties as assigned
Voices Academies' Student Program Coordinator candidates will have the following
+ Minimum 2 years working with similar student and community demographic
+ Outstanding written, oral, and organizational skills
+ Experience or commitment to public education, social justice, efficacy and equity
+ Engage positively with kids and adults
+ Demonstrate skills in leadership, community-building and positive behavior interventions
+ Ability to work well independently and within a team environment; demonstrates flexibility, working efficiently, and exercising excellent judgment in making decisions
+ Tolerate high levels of stress
+ Ability to speak, read, and write in both Spanish and English
+ Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
+ Emergency 30 day Substitute Teaching Permit
+ Regular requirement to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch
+ Lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs
+ Willingness to be trained as needed
+ Respond to occasional blood, bodily fluids and tissue
Prior to Employment: Once an offer has been extended, a candidate must meet the following criteria to receive a final contract:
+ First Aid/CPR Certification
+ Clear Criminal Background Check
+ Valid TB Clearance
+ Pay range: $18.00 - $24.00
+ Retirement Plan
+ Reports directly to Dean of Culture
+ Permanent Part-Time, Non-Exempt Position
+ At-Will Contract
If you have any questions about this position, please contact our hiring team by email at email@example.com. Thank you.
Voices College-Bound Language Academies is an equal opportunity employer.
It is the policy of Voices to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.