Employment

Summer Ombudsperson Position: For the first time, Breakthrough Twin Cities is opening a role for a Summer Ombudsperson. Please find the full position description below. To apply, please send an email to jreimnitz@breakthroughtwincities.org and include an updated resume and cover letter.

 

Position Description

For the first time, Breakthrough Twin Cities is opening a role for a Summer Ombudsperson. The primary role of the Summer Ombudsperson is to provide direct services and referrals to help prevent, identify, manage and/or resolve workplace conflict. Also, this person will guide individuals through mediation and/or facilitation while honoring the critical elements of an ombudsperson practice, which must be confidential, impartial, informal, independent, non-retaliatory, fair, and ethical facilitation of problem-solving process. If time allows during inaugural summer, the Ombudsperson develops and provides appropriate training programs to promote constructive communication, conflict resolution and collaborative problem solving to individuals, groups, and departmental managers and leaders.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provides professional ombudsperson support as a designated resource for individuals and groups engaged in addressing workplace conflict, issues, or concerns informally.
  • Listens to clients, assesses situations, and guides individuals toward effective problem resolutions and options. 
  • Develops and designs processes for mediation and issue resolution to promote constructive communication, conflict resolution, and collaborative problem solving. 
  • Consults with BTC leaders to strengthen alignment and communication as well as foster a culture of respect, collaboration, health disagreement, and problem resolution.
  • Makes informed recommendations regarding improving program effectiveness.
  • May perform duties such as data collection, records maintenance, and report preparation.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong listening, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Effective collaboration with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. 
  • Fair and effective process provision with impartiality.
  • Energized by the challenge of establishing a new role and associated processes.
  • Collaboration with BTC leadership to strengthen conflict resolution, tracking, and reporting processes.
  • Data collection, records maintenance, report preparation.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
  • Conflict resolution skills, including mediation process skills.
  • Assessment, referral, and advocacy skills.
  • Use of independent judgment.
  • Manage confidential information.
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    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • At least 2 years of experience in ombud or directly-related position.

     

    Conditions of Employment:

  • Seasonal role from June 14 – Aug 13, 2021; approximately ten hours per week at $33/hr
  • Must be able to provide proof of having attended basic mediation training and at least 20 hours of mediation experience. 
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment

    Compensation: $33/hour; approximately 10 hours/week 

    To Apply:  

    Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled. 

    To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to jreimnitz@breakthroughtwincities.org

     

     

    Summer Middle School Dean Position: Breakthrough Twin Cities is currently hiring multiple temporary middle school summer deans. Please find the full position description below. To apply, please send an email to apply@breakthroughtwincities.org and include an updated resume and cover letter.

     

    Position Description

    The Middle School (MS) Dean is an hourly summer leadership position with 40 hours/week available from 6/1-8/13 and an official start date with 3 weeks of training in mid-May. Each MS Dean will be responsible for supporting one grade level throughout the duration of the summer program and will report to a Program Manager. This position is also supported by the Program Director. Given that we are conducting a virtual-plus summer program this year, we encourage candidates residing both in and outside of the Twin Cities metro area to apply if interested. 

    Responsibilities: 

    • Support one grade level of students
      • Rising 7th grade, rising 8th grade or rising 9th grade 
    • Support one grade level of Teaching fellows, our summer teaching interns that are responsible for teaching our students 
    • Support the preparation of  virtual 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 tasks, as assigned

    Qualifications:

    • Experience working with diverse communities
    • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
    • Excellent logistical and planning skills 
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong computer and data management skills (experience with Excel preferred)
    • Ability to initiate and follow through on ideas; strong leadership and organization skills
    • Strong sense of purpose and vision for expanding educational opportunities for aspiring educators and under-resourced youth
    • 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

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Breakthrough, LearningWorks, or Summerbridge experience
    • Proficiency in one of the following languages: Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Spanish

     

    Terms of Employment:

    Dates/Times: This position is hourly and temporary,  not eligible for benefits.

    • Mid-May start for training 
      • Limited hours available during this time
      • 15-20 hours per week in May for training 
    • Official summer program support: 6/1-8/13
      • 40 hours/week 

    Work Location: We are conducting a “Virtual-Plus” summer program. All of our academic classes will occur virtually while we will have optional in-person events (safely) that MS Deans will be expected to attend and lead. Deans are expected to work in person. 

    Compensation: $15/hour; 40 hours/week 

    Detailed Responsibilities

    Each MIddle School Dean will support up to 6 Teaching Fellows and will serve as the primary contact for students and families in their grade. 

     

    • 7th Grade MS Dean
        1. Confirm student enrollment in programming and support with logistics for participating in BTC programming (transportation or technological resources)
        2. Call students who missed BTC and/or students who have critical attendance issues 
        3. Prepare for Faculty Training (logistics, getting workshops ready)
        4. Support Faculty logistics (technology)
        5. Support Site logistics (technology, family support)
        6. Be available to support programming and events as needed
        7. Watch/observe class recordings
        8. Troubleshoot/help Teaching Fellows & students as needed
        9. 1x1 Supervision meetings with your Program Manager 
    • 8th Grade MS Dean
        1. Confirm student enrollment in programming and support with logistics for participating in BTC programming (transportation or technological resources)
        2. Call students who missed BTC and/or students who have critical attendance issues 
        3. Prepare for Faculty Training (logistics, getting workshops ready)
        4. Support Faculty logistics (technology)
        5. Support grade-level logistics (technology, family support)
        6. Be available to support programming and events as needed
        7. Watch/observe class recordings
        8. Troubleshoot/help Teaching Fellows & students as needed
        9. 1x1 Supervision meetings with your Program Manager 
    • 9th Grade MS Dean [Breakthrough Leaders Program or BLP]
        1. Confirm student enrollment in programming and support with logistics for participating in BTC programming (transportation or technological resources)
        2. Call students who missed BTC and/or students who have critical attendance issues 
        3. Prepare for Faculty Training (logistics, getting workshops ready)
        4. Support Faculty logistics (technology)
        5. Support grade-level logistics (technology, family support)
        6. Be available to support programming and events as needed
        7. Watch/observe class recordings
        8. Troubleshoot/help Teaching Fellows & students as needed
        9. 1x1 Supervision meetings with your Program Manager 
    • Lead and support BLP retreat, an overnight leadership retreat for the 9th grade students and Teaching Fellows

     

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION:  

    Applications accepted until the position is filled. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

     

    To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to apply@breakthroughtwincities.org

     

     

     

     

     

    Program Manager: BTC is currently hiring one Program Manager. Please find the full description below. Priority application deadline: May 17th. To apply, please send an email to apply@breakthroughtwincities.org and include an updated resume, cover letter and three professional references.

    Position Description

    Program Managers are responsible for managing personnel and processes across our three program sites (with likely increases of sites over time and with commensurate support). Program Managers will support our intensive summer programming across sites.

    One Program Manager will focus on our mission to support students and families on the path to college. This student- & family-focused Program Manager will manage the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of new students and families each year, and will manage family and student engagement year-round. This Program Manager will also support program design during our school-year program and cultivate resources or partnerships to connect students and families with on a regular basis. 

    Responsibilities: 

    • Work as a team with the Program Director and College Counselors to envision, design, and innovate on programming at a big-picture level, 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 of Students, Promise Fellows or Interns) or Teaching Fellows/Coaches (Deans of Faculty).
    • Manage the multi-faceted processes of recruitment, selection, and enrollment for either students. 
    • Manage, support and engage in Saturday Programming once a month (designed by the Deans of Students and implemented by School-Year Coaches).
    • Design, manage, and engage in our intensive Summer Programming during 9 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 organization 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 is 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 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 the first three weeks (Orientation and first week of Student Programming)
      • Regular Hours (40 hours/week)
        • 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM for 6 weeks with students
        • 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

    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 before May 17, 2021.

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