Youth Program Specialist (Silicon Valley)

Reports to: FutureProfits Program Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week
Classification: Full Time Non-Exempt
Starting Date: mid-October 2019
Benefits: Medical, Vision and Dental, Simple IRA contribution match

Overview:
FutureProfits is Able Works’ flagship program developed specifically for under-resourced high school students who are at-risk of being caught in cycles of poverty. The program provides a 24-lesson course focusing on financial education, decision-making, and life skills. The classes are taught in partnership with local public high schools. The program runs at a fast pace throughout the school year, junior and seniors in the Sequoia Unified School District each week.

Position Summary:
The Youth Program Specialist is a critical position for carrying out the in-class execution and success of the program. The candidate will also connect with students on campus (between classes / lunch) and our volunteer coaches.

Primary Duties:

  • Teach multiple 50-60 minute classes of high school juniors and seniors during the school day
  • Follow FutureProfits curriculum to provide consistency and quality of content
  • Prepare all supporting materials in advance of class
  • Coordinate with classroom teachers and volunteer coaches to support or co-facilitate lessons each week
  • Conduct pre- and post-unit surveys to assess the progress of students in class
  • Establish a strong presence at assigned high school and look for ways to deepen connection to students and school (ie: attend related school events, interface with career/counseling office, provide office hours for students if possible at school, etc.)
  • Communicate with the FutureProfits Program Manager regarding the success and progress of each class
  • Recruit, train and coordinate with volunteers to co-facilitate FP classes
  • Execute logistics with school for corporate field trips
  • Assist The Program Manager with periodic check-ins with teachers, volunteer coaches, students, principals
  • Provide feedback on curriculum and program improvement
  • Capture success stories and communicate to Program Manager
  • Assist Program Manager in collecting and analyzing data reports and provide feedback to coaches and partners
  • Support the AchieveAble program as required (a cohort based program for recent high school graduates that includes individualized coaching and small group facilitation)
  • Other tasks as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in high school level teaching or youth development
  • Possess a keen understanding of the unique conditions under-resourced students encounter in their daily lives
  • Basic understanding of finances and financial literacy
  • Confident and outgoing with an ability to inspire and communicate with classroom teachers and volunteers
  • Proven strong communication, written and oral
  • Fingerprint clearances
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Valid TB Test
  • Access to a reliable form of transportation and proof of active car insurance
  • Willingness to travel to the Silicon Valley home office
  • Strong computer skills, familiar with Google Suite, and Mac OS

Preferences:

  • Teaching Credential
  • 2-5 years’ experience in high school level teaching, or youth development work
  • Small group facilitation and individualized coaching a plus
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Prior experience in working with underserved youth
  • Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Strong interpersonal skills – interact effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, read situations well, adapt behavior to suit the situation, and develop mutually beneficial relationships

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to alicia@able.is. No hard copies or phone calls. In your cover letter please explain the specific reasons you believe you are qualified for this position. Do not email generic cover letters.