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Program Specialist - Bay Area
Program Specialist FutureProfits
Start Date: Immediate Availibility
Location: Bay Area, CA
Job Type: Full-time
- Are you passionate about equipping and empowering youth to live lives free from poverty and thrive?
- Do you have a passion for youth development and teaching?
- Do you thrive in a team environment? If so, the Future Profits Program Specialist position at AbleWorks may be a great fit for you.
AbleWorks provides life economics classes through local public schools so that students develop a foundation to build strong money habits early and avoid mistakes that may lead to later money struggles. 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 fun and interactive 20-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, teaching all seniors in the various school districts.
FutureProfits Program Specialist Duties:
- Teach multiple 50-minute classes for high school seniors during the school day
- Follow FutureProfits curriculum to provide consistency and quality of content
- Prepare all supporting materials in advance of the class
- Coordinate with classroom teachers 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, facilitate FutureProfits club meetings, provide office hours for students, etc.)
- Communicate with Program Manager regarding the success and progress of each class
- Train and coordinate with volunteers to enhance classroom experience when appropriate
- Execute logistics with the school for corporate field trips
- Assist the Program Manager with periodic check-ins with teachers, students, and principal
- Recommend and provide feedback on curriculum and program improvements that lead to better outcomes
- Capture success stories and communicate to Manager
- Assist the Program Manager in analyzing data reports and provide feedback to teachers and volunteers
Other tasks as required
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum 2 years experience in high school level programming or youth development
- Possess a keen understanding of the unique conditions under-resourced students encounter in their daily lives
- Basic understanding of finance 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
- Strong computer skills, proficient with G-Suite, MacOS, Slack, Office
- 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
- Some graphic design skills and training
- Diverse 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 a mutually beneficial relationship
Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with Experience and Competitive with Other Nonprofits.
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Able Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Able Works is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Able Works are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex(including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
Able Works will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Able Works encourages applicants of all ages. Able Works will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.