Website Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
Title: Education Specialist I – [40 hours/week – full benefits]
Full-time, non-exempt. Generally scheduled up to 40 hrs/week, 9:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday during Regular Program; and 8:00am–6:00pm during Intersession Program. Occasional late evenings and weekends for staff training and special events (e.g., Family Nights, Love of Literature Nights, etc.)
Reports to: Elementary Education Coordinator
“Our Mission is to inspire and empower the youth of Monterey County to realize their full potential to become responsible, healthy, productive and successful citizens.”
Under the direction of the Elementary Education Coordinator, the Impact Specialist for Education drives youth success through outstanding, Mission-driven and integrity-centered leadership and management. S/he accomplishes this by engaging youth in age-appropriate and outcome-driven programs with specialized focus on literacy support and intervention. This includes ensuring a safe, positive, fun and impactful Clubhouse environment that engages hundreds of diverse youth, ages 6 to 18 years old, to ultimately achieve on-time grade progression, high school graduation, college/ postsecondary readiness and education leading to a livable wage career, healthy lifestyle and engaged citizenship. Additionally, the Education Specialist supports the facilitation of BGCMC programming via the School/Community outreach initiative.
Fosters an environment where youth acquire a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, power and influence, and are engaged in developmentally appropriate, high yield learning activities primarily for grades K-5 in Education, Character & Leadership Development; and Health & Life Skills;
Drive literacy intervention case management program with youth reading below grade level with BGCMC selected curriculum/program;
Address youth behavior with a positive discipline approach that is fair, firm, consistent and kind; helping youth take responsibility/accountability for their actions accompanied with appropriate consequences; and
Ensures a culture of high expectations and frequent recognition of youth for their efforts, achievements.
Program Staff Supervision and Development
Work collaboratively with the Elementary Education Coordinator in hiring, training, and managing Education Youth Development Professionals and Volunteers; and
Plans and facilitates training and promotes professional development.
Program Impact Management
Monitors progress and takes action accordingly, emphasis on youth reach (e.g., outreach, recruitment, retention, average daily attendance, program participation, etc.) and impact;
Conduct parent meetings in an effort to engage family with youth success;
Utilizes impact management tools, including monitoring specific youth success indicators such as school attendance, behavior, grades, etc. via case management.
Implement grant funded projects, analyze information/reports, present findings, make recommendations with the education team and take action.
Contributes to strategic planning and facilitates implementation with clarity of goals, roles and responsibilities, process ensuring effective, accountable working relationships to achieve results.
Responsible for delivery of school-day program commitment established in annual/quarterly goals (i.e. 50 elementary students served through educational programming at school sites).
Maintain safety and order in all aspects of Education department operations (including field trips and youth services delivered at non-BGCMC locations) as well as compliance to policy and standard operating procedures.
Report Education department, Clubhouse safety, maintenance, and technology so they can be promptly addressed by Operations.
Ensure the program space is clean & well decorated, and reflective of monthly themes; equipment is in good condition; program supplies are adequate and the environment is safe and inviting for all elementary students (K-5th grade).
Collaborates with other departments to achieve organizational goals for example:
Collaborate to identify youth grades K-5th assessed at below grade level
Contributes to special event planning and execution; provides oversight of monthly Love of Literature Nights, Club Store, Member Money Management Program, Back to School Family Night, end of year VIPeeps celebration in coordination with Operations
Identify any safety, transportation, maintenance, and technology issues to Operations
Attend school meetings and/or meet with teachers as needed to support intervention efforts
Maintains positive, collaborative working relationships with schools, businesses, other youth service organizations, clergy, law enforcement, community leaders and other stakeholders to achieve goals
Management of Facility & Financial Resources
Ensures safety and order in all aspects of Clubhouse operations (including field trips and youth services delivered at non-BGCMC locations) as well as compliance to policy and standard operating procedures
Maintain inventory, ensure equipment/supplies are in good working order and stewarded for intended use
Recommends requisitions to supervisor working within the budget.
Performs other duties as assigned in alignment with fulfilling primary function of position
Education & Experience:
Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in Education or related field, or equivalent experience
Minimum of two years management experience, with demonstrated success at leading teams
Minimum of three years experience supporting youth to succeed
Tech savvy, including proficiency in utilizing Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite and Internet for program facilitation and maximum productivity
Excellent Written and verbal communication skills
Clean and clear driving record and current CA driver’s license
Must be able to remain in a stationary position including sitting or standing at least 50% of the time
Highly desirable qualifications:
Bi-lingual English and Spanish
First Aid & CPR Certification
Cultural competence, ability to work with a diverse youth and people
COMPENSATION: Salary range begins at $21.00 to 22.06 per hour. Paid benefits package including paid vacation of 100 hours per year, 56 paid sick leave hours per year, plus 24 hours per year of paid California Healthy Workplace Healthy Family sick leave, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance, pension and 403(b) plan investment options. Professional development opportunities are available contingent upon funding and approval. This position is classified as non-exempt and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.