Education Advocate (P/T)
EVkids empowers underserved Boston youth with the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential. We create a community of support through 1-on-1 multi-year academic mentoring relationships, professional family engagement and school advocacy, college success advising, and a summer camp at our 9-acre site in Vermont. By building a safe space where success is expected and attainable together, EVkids helps academically underserved students get to and through college.
EVkids are low-income students, grades 4 to 12, matched 1-on-1 in multi-year tutoring and mentoring relationships with student volunteer tutors from local universities, including Boston College, Harvard, Northeastern, Tufts, and UMassBoston. 100+ Tutoring pairs meet weekly across four EVkids after-school Tutoring sites in Dorchester and Roxbury, supported through weekly contact with families, regular communication with teachers and guidance counselors, on- and off-site support to tutors, and community and campus-based events. This position will host an additional virtual site.
Based in Dorchester, EVkids is a faith-based organization that respects the various backgrounds and experiences that have brought our staff and volunteers together to work towards a more equitable and compassionate world. We are committed to a diverse workplace and do not discriminate based on race, age, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. Interested applicants can learn more at www.evkids.org.
This is a renewable 9-month part-time school-year position (September 2021 – June 2022). The part-time (20 hours/wk) Education Advocate manages a caseload of up to 10 virtual tutoring pairs, working with their families and teachers to support the work of their 1-on-1 tutors each week. Regular responsibilities include teacher meetings, family engagement, and meetings with volunteer tutors, which can mostly be conducted virtually. Special projects may include some in-person Saturday trainings, mentoring, and community events.
School Advocacy, Family Engagement, and Tutoring Support
- Conduct teacher meetings to ascertain student needs and progress; prepare teacher conference reports;
- Meet with tutors individually to discuss student Tutoring plans;
- Maintain weekly contact as needed with parents and guardians to ensure continuity between Tutoring, school, and family caregivers;
- Participate with parents in school meetings as needed for support and advocacy;
- Research and provide families and students with information and resources regarding school options;
- Assist with support to tutors and students during after-school virtual Tutoring sessions;
- Participate in weekly in-person program meetings and supervision;
- Participate in occasional weekend in-person training and mentoring events, including: tutor trainings, on-campus Tutor-Tutee Days, an annual Gala, and an annual Community Celebration;
- Assist with program evaluation and reporting.
- Bachelor’s Degree required; in education or social work-related field preferred;
- At least 2-3 years’ experience in teaching, mentoring/tutoring, or related field (familiarity with Boston schools preferred);
- Professional experience working with diverse populations including: school-age children, university students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and low-income, immigrant, and ethnically diverse families;
- Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills, including Excel and Google tools.
- Bilingual (esp. Spanish) desired; bicultural preferred.
- Passion for the mission and core values of EVkids;
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with an energized, committed, and diverse team;
- Comfort navigating multiple work sites, home visits, meetings at schools and in the community, and managing one's own calendar day-to-day;
- A clean CORI.
Salary is $23/hr, including paid holidays.
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