Employment

Current Openings:

 

Saturday Session Facilitator [Once a month, part time]

Position Description: 

 Saturday Session Facilitators  are responsible for facilitating a lesson plan written by Breakthrough Twin Cities staff for their group of students during Saturday Sessions (Please find dates below). Additional responsibilities on Saturday Sessions may include culture building, planning Bus Game, YO-Time, logistics, or other special events. Saturday Session Facilitators will build on the instructional and management strategies learned in the Breakthrough Instructional Trainings and will have many opportunities to grow in these areas. This position reports to the Program Manager  of the assigned site or program. Saturday sessions will occur at two different locations: Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul and Chaska High School in Chaska, MN.

Qualifications/Criteria:

  1. Basic instructional and classroom management skills through Breakthrough Instructional Trainings
  2. Strong leadership and reflection skills
  3. Exceptional organizational skills
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  5. Ability to work effectively with staff 
  6. Ability to be present for required times and dates
  7. Strong connection to students
  8. Exceptional follow-through on responsibilities

 

Saturday Session Dates:

  • Saturday Session Facilitators will work from 8am-1:30 pm on the designated Saturdays 

Saturday, October 9 [Mounds Park Academy Only]

Saturday, October 16 [Chaska High School Only]

Saturday, November 6

Saturday, December 11

Saturday, January 22

Saturday, March 12

Saturday, April 9

Saturday, May 14 

 

Compensation: 

 Saturday Session Facilitators will get compensated $85/per Saturday. 

 

To apply: 

 If interested, please send a resume to apply@breakthroughtwincities.org 

Program Manager

Position Description: 

Program Managers are responsible for managing personnel and processes within and across our three program sites. Program Managers will support and lead our intensive summer programming at each site.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work as a team with the Program Director, Associate Program Director, and College Counselors to envision, design, and innovate on programming, utilizing data, stakeholder input, and relevant frameworks, research, and resources.
  • Design organization-wide processes to support implementation of program goals and outcomes, adjusting and growing these processes along the way.
  • Supervise, train, and empower site-level program staff that work directly with our students (Deans, Promise Fellows, or Interns) or Teaching Fellows/Coaches (Deans of Faculty).
  • Manage the multi-faceted processes of recruitment, selection, and enrollment for students. 
  • Manage, support, and engage in Saturday Programming once a month.
  • Design, manage, and lead our intensive, site-based Summer Programming during nine weeks from June through August (implemented by Deans, Teaching Fellows, and Program Interns).
  • Assist with additional programming and evaluation tasks, as assigned, with occasional storytelling and development support.
  • Build high-quality, professional relationships with BTC students, families, Teaching Fellows, Instructional Coaches, site staff, and partners.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong sense of purpose and vision for expanding educational opportunities for aspiring educators and under-resourced youth
  • Ability to initiate and follow through on ideas; strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer and data management skills (experience with Excel preferred)
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities, ages, and situations requiring diplomacy, friendliness, poise, and firmness
  • Flexibility and willingness to adjust as needed to best serve the program mission
  • Access to reliable transportation (travel may be expected during the day within the Twin Cities metro area)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Breakthrough, LearningWorks, or Summerbridge experience
  • Proficiency in one of the following languages: Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Spanish
  • 2-3 years of experience in youth programming and/or study in a relevant field (including, but not limited to Education, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Youth Studies, Social Work/Counseling)

Terms of Employment:

Dates/Times: This position is a full-time, year-round, exempt, salaried position with benefits.

  • School-Year Program (mid-August through mid-June):
    • 40 hours/week, with a variability in schedule based on recruitment sessions, and occasional evening programming or events
    • Saturday Sessions once a month (7 AM – 2 PM)
  • Summer Program (9 weeks mid-June through mid-August):
    • Extended Hours (50 hours/week)
      • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM for eight weeks (Orientation and Student Programming)
    • Regular Hours (40 hours/week)
      • 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM for the last week (Wrap-Up)
    • Occasional Evening Hours & One All-Day Saturday Event

Work Location: Most work takes place at our headquarters at Mounds Park Academy (2051 Larpenteur Ave E.) plus recruitment sessions in the surrounding metro area. Access to a car or reliable transportation is required.

Compensation: $42,000-$48,000 annual salary depending on experience and qualifications. One week of fully comped vacation, health benefits including medical, dental, and vision, retirement match, access to free lunches during school year.

To Apply: Send an email to apply@breakthroughtwincities.org with the subject line “Program Manager” and attach an updated resumé, cover letter, and three references. Priority will be given to applicants who submit these by August 30, 2021.

 

 Middle School/High School Student Case Manager [2]

Position Description

Two Case Managers will work to support our middle school and high school students during the academic year (September-June) and will help support our summer program once the academic year ends (June-August). One Case Manager will support our 7th and 8th grade students while the other Case Manager will support our 9th and 10th grade students. Case Managers will be expected to form relationships with students as well as the appropriate support staff at their various middle and high schools. Case Managers will meet in person (COVID permitting) with all of their students one-on-one on a monthly basis. In person meetings should be scheduled in advance when possible and should happen at their schools. Our students attend schools primarliy in the Saint Paul and Chaska areas. 

Responsibilities: 

[Academic Year]

  • Provide one-on-one student support for middle or high school students in the BTC program.
  • Form relationships with school personnel at the schools of BTC students in order to visit students and communicate about their academics and social-emotional well-being
  • Keep record of student visits and communication. Specifically, when you meet with students and any relevant notes from student meetings.

[Summer Program Support]

  • Provide summer program support to the rest of the Program Team, which may include (but is not limited to):
    • Support one grade level of Teaching fellows, our summer teaching interns who are responsible for teaching our students 
    • Support the preparation of logistics and resources for the summer program 
    • Build high-quality, professional relationships with BTC students, families, Teaching Fellows, the Program Team, and partners
    • Support Program Managers with New Student Enrollment
    • Assist with additional programming functionality and tasks, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer and data management skills (experience with Excel preferred)
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities, ages, and situations requiring diplomacy, friendliness, poise, and firmness
  • Flexibility and willingness to adjust as needed to best serve the program mission
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Access to reliable transportation ( general travel is expected during the day between Saint Paul and Chaska areas when student meetings are scheduled). 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Breakthrough, LearningWorks, or Summerbridge experience
  • Proficiency in one of the following languages: Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Spanish
  • 1-3 years of experience in youth programming and/or study in a relevant field (including, but not limited to Education, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Youth Studies, Social Work/Counseling)

Terms of Employment:

Dates/Times: This position is a full-time, year-round, non-exempt position with benefits.

Salary: $41,000-$46,000

Other compensation and benefits: Access to medical, dental, and vision health benefits, retirement match, local mileage reimbursement, free parking at headquarters, free lunch at headquarters during academic year

To Apply: 

If interested in applying, please send an email to apply@breakthroughtwincities.org with a resume and cover letter. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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