Board Member

The Amizade Board of Directors provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance to the organization in partnership with our Executive Director. As the organization’s main oversight committee, the Board has a fiduciary responsibility to our participants, partners, and the public that we ethically and efficiently carry out our mission and strive to live up to our values in all of our planning, policies and actions. Working together in a collaborative and participatory group, Board member responsibilities include the following:

Ensure Strong Governance

  • Participate in quarterly board meetings (3 conference calls, one in-person meeting per year)
  • Maintain familiarity with organizational governance documents (articles, by-laws, budgets, etc.)
  • Learn about and remain current on topics of nonprofit governance
  • Review and approve annual budgets and monitor fiscal conditions through meetings and reports
  • Contribute professional expertise and skills (e.g. legal, fundraising, risk management, accounting, marketing, etc.) to projects and initiatives
  • Serve on one or more standing board committees
  • Volunteer for ad hoc assignments and special projects as needed
  • Contribute to the annual evaluation of the executive director
  • Commit to a three-year board term with an option for additional terms
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting new board members

Support Amizade’s Mission

  • Collaborate with board members and Amizade staff to define and advance the organization’s mission, vision and values
  • Assist with strategic planning and advancing mission-based policies and programs
  • Assess the organizational landscape and approve response strategies to changing circumstances
  • Visit and/or meet with host communities when possible and stay informed of community partner issues

Promote Amizade

  • Serve as an Amizade ambassador actively sharing information about our mission and accomplishments with personal and professional networks
  • Leverage political and social capital to raise Amizade’s organizational profile
  • Stay current on developments in the field of service-learning and international community building
  • Attend special events and organizational functions in support of Amizade

Financial Support of Amizade

  • Commit to Amizade as a philanthropic priority commensurate with your financial means
  • Donate annually in support of our 100% Amizade board donor goal
  • Support organizational fundraising campaigns by leverage personal networks and seeking matching donations
  • Assist with identifying and securing grants, cultivating donors, and seeking corporate giving
  • Contribute in-kind donations and assist in identifying pro-bono services.

Admissions Coordinator

Part time (20 hours per week) 

PUCS Background/Mission:

At Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS) our mission is to equip students to engage the world with their unique, God-given gifts. PUCS provides an excellent education in an urban setting for a racially and economically diverse group of students. We are committed to educating from a Christian perspective with a curriculum characterized by integral thematic units, close student teacher interaction and substantive parental involvement. By offering a high quality, affordable education, PUCS seeks to play a leading role in enhancing the quality of life for the people of Wilkinsburg and surrounding communities. Our staff of certified teachers is dedicated to facilitating each student’s spiritual, personal, social, academic and physical growth.

PUCS serves 130 students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to eighth grade. PUCS employs 19 talented faculty and staff who are devoted to creating a rich learning environment for students. Our talented teachers help foster an environment that empowers PUCS students to realize their full potential and set them up for a successful post-PUCS educational experience.

Please review the PUCS website for further detail on the PUCS approach to learning and the impact PUCS has had on the community.

Job Description:  This role supports PUCS in all areas related to student recruitment, enrollment, and retention. In this role you will help design and execute annual admission and enrollment goals and strategies in accordance with the School’s commitment to promote economic, geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity in the student body, based on enrollment goals set by the Board of Trustees and feedback from the senior staff on the composition of the student body.

This position reports to the Development Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the main point of contact for all school admission inquiries.
  • Formulate annual Admission and Enrollment Action Plan with goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the admission information management software, the online application and submission of materials utilizing
  • Manage new student enrollment and the re-enrollment process of current students.
  • Develop and manage Admissions/Marketing calendar – Schedule appointments, tours, open houses, assessments, etc. with prospective families and other contacts.
  • Assist with admissions-related events (some virtually, until we can safely host events in person again), including tracking RSVPs, following up with event reminders and confirmations.
  • Assist with planning and execution of school-wide events such as the Serve-A-Thon, Major Donor events and fundraisers.
  • Assist with post-event follow up as needed – generate thank you letters, send follow up emails, provide attendance statistics, share event photos, etc. Generate statistical admissions reports
  • Assist with creating and maintaining brochures, literature, and promotional materials.
  • Assist with preparation of multimedia outreach projects such as video content and interactive social media content.
  • Support the Executive Director and Financial Secretary as they strategically allocate Financial Aid funds in order to maximize enrollment.
  • Assist in training parents, staff and board to promote the school
  • Assist with other recruitment duties as needed
  • Participate in evening and weekend meetings and events as needed

Qualifications:

  • A proven track record of building and sustaining racial and economic diversity in a student body and a deep understanding of the educational value of a diverse community
  • Excellent and engaging communication skills
  • Strong command of customer service skills and willing to go the extra mile
  • Able to self-direct
  • High degree of organization
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong follow through with projects and tasks
  • Adept with technology, motivation to learn industry-specific programs and other software quickly and independently
  • Microsoft Office Suite (advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel a plus), GSuite integrations (Classroom, Calendar, Sheets, Docs, Slides, Forms), database management
  • Proficiency with FACTS preferred
  • Must have access to a personal vehicle to travel to our school and community events
  • Three or more years of related experience, and/or equivalent experience and training
  • References required

Values and Job-Management Style:

  • Approaches challenges with a problem solving, forward-thinking mindset
  • Operates with integrity and in the interest of the school.
  • Warm, friendly and welcoming demeanor; enjoys connecting with children and adolescents.
  • Proactive, continually looking for ways to improve systems
  • Demonstrates trustworthiness in dealing with confidential matters.
  • Enjoys working in an educational setting and interacting with students and their parents, and collaborating with a variety of colleagues
  • Long-term employment commitment.
  • Flexibility, able to work occasional evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Team mentality

Required Legal Documents:

  • Federal Criminal History Record
  • Pennsylvania State Criminal Record Check (Act 34)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33/151)

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send the following to bea.thomas@pucs.org:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Personal Statement of Christian Faith / Experience

Soccer for Social Impact Program Coordinator

Organization Description:

Open Field’s mission is to improve the lives and futures of youth through sport by promoting health, education, life skills, leadership, and equity through soccer. Our sport-based youth development programs create a safe space for youth to play soccer and learn, with a social impact topic connected to every session. Since 2010, Open Field’s global team has engaged more than 4,000 youth in educational soccer programming, mentoring relationships, travel abroad experiences, and cultural exchange in Cameroon, Africa and now Pittsburgh, PA. Our youth-led, community-based approach empowers youth to be leaders in their community and gain skills to help them succeed on and off the field. Over the two years since launching programs in Pittsburgh, we have steadily grown and now we seek to expand our team. After celebrating our 10-year anniversary last year, it is an exciting time in the organization as we begin to realize our vision for regional and global expansion over the next decade.

Job Description:

The Program Coordinator facilitates sport-based youth development programs and strengthens the connection between our youth participants, coach mentors, and partners. The Program Coordinator oversees and implements educational soccer programs for boys and girls ages 6-18, primarily from the immigrant and refugee community, in after-school, community-based, and summer camp settings. This includes designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that increase social and emotional learning, leadership skills, mentor relationships, gender equity, and conflict prevention and resolution (social cohesion) in low resource communities where we work. The Program Coordinator is responsible for cultivating safe spaces on and around soccer fields for social emotional learning and personal growth of youth participants. This includes volunteer recruitment and engagement. The Program Coordinator is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Pittsburgh office, which includes tasks that support equipment collection, fundraising, event planning, and strategy. The Program Coordinator is self-directed and creative and willing to take on leadership roles in new initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and plan sport-based youth development programs
  • Implement programs, serving as a coach-mentor and lead staff person on site
  • Coordinate logistics and scheduling for programs with partners, staff coach-mentors, interpreters/translators, and other stakeholders as necessary
  • Track attendance and enrollment of youth participants
  • Collect and delivers necessary permission forms and contact information
  • Train, mentor, and support Youth Leaders, teenagers from target communities, with support from CEO and other staff
  • Co-design and administer program evaluation tools (surveys, discussion groups, etc.) to measure impact and outcomes
  • Develop and oversee a system to attract, screen, train, recognize, and retain volunteer coach mentors
  • Train, mentor, supervise, and support coach mentors, with support from CEO and other staff
  • Oversee donated equipment collection campaign(s), logistical coordination for shipping to Cameroon, and distribution efforts in Pittsburgh
  • Develop an ‘ambassador’ program to engage young people across the country to support our mission (i.e. equipment donation campaigns, fundraising efforts, and travel abroad)
  • Organize and participate in community events to promote our mission
  • Assist CEO in reporting and presenting on the program to funders and at public events
  • Support social media and digital communications, as necessary
  • Conduct standard office management and administrative tasks such as proofreading, database management, printing, and mailing

Job Expectations:

  • Maintains flexible, seasonal work schedule for coaching at various sites around Pittsburgh (i.e. afternoon and evening hours during school year, daytime and evening hours during summer months, some weekend days as-needed)
  • Maintains balance between in-person, in office hours (following COVID-19 protocol) and  work-from-home / flex-schedule, when not in the field
  • Responds promptly to calls and emails, especially those related to the program
  • Transports soccer equipment and apparel to/from field and supports temporary storage, as-needed
  • Promptly notifies and communicates with supervisor and program partners about any and all changes to program plans
  • Maintains professional interaction with volunteers, participants, on-site contacts, parents, and other points of contact related to the program
  • Adapts to unplanned events or unexpected changes quickly and professionally
  • Tracks and reports hours worked using required forms

Job Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as an educator, program coordinator, or counselor, especially in a camp or after school setting with diverse populations
  • Prior soccer experience, either as a player or coach (basic knowledge of the game is important)
  • Enthusiasm for cultivating a safe and positive space for youth
  • Willingness to take ownership of responsibilities as well as a willingness to share decision-making power with others, particularly youth participants
  • Creative and skillful in problem solving
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 2-3 years equivalent experience in youth and/or community development
  • Comfortability working with a diverse group of youth and families
  • Cultural empathy and open-mindedness
  • Commitment to anti-oppression and racial equity work
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed and alternative discipline practices, e.g. restorative practices
  • Adaptable to flexible work hours and environment with evolving program priorities
  • Driver’s license and access to a car
  • Must have PAAct 33/34 Clearances, FBI Fingerprint Background Check (mandatory)
  • Mandated Reporter Training, Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Online Training (if these trainings are not yet completed during the hiring process, they can be during onboarding)

Compensation:

  • $33,000 – $36,000 annual salary
  • Competitive benefits, including health insurance, 401k matching contribution, and generous paid holiday package

Programs Manager

Summary Description:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Programs Manager is responsible for the state certified After School Program, Fall/Spring Programming and Summer Camp. This includes hiring and managing the staff members in these areas. Responsibilities also include forecasting and tracking budgetary information.

Essential Functions:

State Certified After School Program:

  • Lead the daily operations of the after-school program (i.e. Scheduling, Hiring, etc.)
  • Stay up to date on all requirements from the state of Pennsylvania
  • Serve as substitute instructor in A&E program (must keep all clearances and requirements up to date)
  • Be in hallways during A&E to help instructors and to interact with students and parents
  • Manage all state certified program documentation and tracking
  • All other tasks assigned by supervisor

Programs & Summer Camp:

  • Develop all session schedules and coordinate with the marketing team to ensure programs meet or exceed expectations
  • Negotiate and manage instructors and contracts in conjunction with the Executive Director
  • Provide program options for all ages to meet the community demand
  • Set the direction for arts/culture, youth sports, enrichment and long-range program planning consistent with the mission of the center with an emphasis on best-in-class programs and services

Additional Functions:

  • Interview and hire all new staff in Arts & Enrichment areas
  • Train new employees based on their specific departmental requirements
  • Conduct regular competitive analysis of competing organizations (profit and non-profit) to assess our program offerings, pricing, staff and facilities and develop strategies and take actions to effectively compete
  • Develop annual forecasts and track monthly programs, summer camps, and A&E
  • Develop and implement ideas for process improvement
  • Resolve any customer service-related programming issues with members
  • Conduct yearly review for all staff under your supervision
  • Help to resolve any staff related conflicts
  • Serve as Manager on Duty for the entire facility during a regular weekend rotation
  • All other tasks assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • One of the four following requirements must be met:
    1. Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field required with 1 year of experience with children
    2. Bachelor’s Degree, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children
    3. Associates Degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 3 years of experience with children
    4. Associates Degree, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 4 years of experience with children
  • Minimum of three years leading and exceeding high quality program deliverables for a membership-driven organization
  • Willingness to complete 12 hours of annual continued education
  • Must be able to pass all Act 33, Act 34, and Act 114 Clearances
  • Experience in managing people and ability to work well with various personalities
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries and challenges
  • Excellent and compelling presentation skills for regular interactions with Members, Community Partners and Board of Directors. Excellent customer interface skills, such as composure, listening, humor and relationship building, with dedication to meeting the requirements of both internal and external customers
  • Background in customer service and ability to maintain a good relationship with the community
  • Intermediate computer skills, especially MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google, Daxko
  • Self-starter with ability to multitask
  • Strong communication, leadership, group facilitation, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • This position requires frequent walking, sitting, bending, stooping, periodically standing for long periods, using hand or fingers to manipulate, touch, or handle, and climb stairs
  • The work environment noise level is typical of a moderately noisy standard business with equipment running and members entering and exiting
  • Vision abilities required by this job include near and far vision, depth perception, and to differentiate colors
  • Frequently will need to lift or push up to 15 pounds, periodically up to 30 pounds

Job Type:

Full Time – Salary position with flexible schedule required to meet operational needs

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $40,560-$48,000/year
  • Retirement plan plus 3% company match
  • Health Insurance
  • Long & Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 6 Holiday’s + 2 Floating Holiday’s
  • Free Fitness Membership & Discounts on Programs

AmeriCorps Member

AmeriCorps is America’s National Service initiative. Through AmeriCorps, individuals of all ages and backgrounds address the nation’s education, public safety, environment, and/or human needs through service. The main focus areas of AmeriCorps include: getting things done, strengthening communities, encouraging responsibility, and expanding opportunity. HCV- AmeriCorps members contribute to this effort by assisting students who have been identified as low performers and need assistance to improve their grades and standardized test scores. Members provide mentoring, tutoring, and other varied activities, which contribute to the success of the student in school.

Description of Duties:

HCV AmeriCorps members are tutors. Members tutor 30-60 students in two Full Service Community Schools and 2 charter schools, with the goal of increasing proficiency in math and reading.

Members support teachers in the classroom and conduct assessments of daily progress of students and collect data to track student and program progress.

HCV AmeriCorps members are mentors. Members support young people to set and reach goals. During school, members build relationships with students, especially in between tutoring and class settings. Members act as a positive role model to students in the HCV program.

HCV AmeriCorps members are connectors. Members meet with young people and families to link them with economic opportunities and enriching out-of-school activities. Members communicate with caregivers and after school program providers regarding student success.

HCV AmeriCorps members are ambassadors. Members help Homewood Schools to create a culture of excellence and caring throughout the building and build upon Homewood Children’s Village’s existing partnerships with local organizations to serve more people. Members facilitate students in service learning projects and service days, such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Make A Difference Day.

AmeriCorps Member Qualifications:

Members will have the following qualifications:

  • 17 years (with parental permission) or older
  • U.S. citizen, or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident
  • Have a high school diploma/GED
  • Commitment to community service and ability to provide service for the complete program year

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to interact with and maintain professional boundaries with students, peers, community members, HCV staff and supervisors
  • Willingness to learn and attend all AmeriCorps trainings
  • Ability to provide academic support and mentor elementary or secondary school aged students as determined by the interview and application
  • Enjoy serving with children and/or adolescents and the community
  • Experience and/or interest in addressing issues within our community
  • Effective communication and problem solving skills
  • Resilient self-starter with the drive to be an active team member, and ability to serve in a diverse team
  • Good organizational skills and ability to follow through with assigned tasks
  • Willingness to serve toward a sense of community with team members and the school community

Benefits:

Members will receive an AmeriCorps living allowance of $21,000 for the term, distributed bi-weekly, throughout the term of service. Before taxes, this will be about $1,909 per month.

Upon successful completion of the term, members will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $4,441.50 that can be applied to educational expenses or existing student loans.

Members will participate in state-of-the-art tutoring, mentoring, and leadership trainings, in addition to receiving support to pursue a career after their service.

Members will be a part of a close-knit team of people with shared values and goals, and will benefit from being part of a thriving community organization committed to reweaving the fabric of the Homewood community.

Volunteer Support Specialist

Location: Pittsburgh or Greensburg

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

As a member of the Volunteer Support team, you provide leadership and support to our girls and adult volunteers. You work and engage volunteers and foster positive relationships with members that are critical for member retention.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide insight to the development of innovative strategies and effective services for supporting girl and adult membership;
  • Manage assigned volunteer teams to effectively support and engage adult troop volunteers in assigned geographic areas to ensure delivery of program and services to girls;
  • Support the council’s volunteer management system including the recruitment, selection, placement, development, training, recognition, and re-assignment of service unit volunteers;
  • Conduct yearly assessments of service unit health as well as developing action plans when needed;
  • Participate in leader meetings for Service Units of responsibility;
  • Spearhead renewal activities in the service unit and at the troop level;
  • Facilitate the effective flow of communication between volunteers and council staff;
  • Meet girl and adult retention goals for assigned service units;
  • Provide customer service and support for adult volunteers in established volunteer group;
  • Implement and contribute to recruitment efforts planned in partnership with the recruitment team;
  • Support volunteers in working collaboratively and productively to manage grievance and conflict;
  • Answer, problem-solve and respond appropriately to all assigned inquiries including, but not limited to, email, phone and walk-in customers;

Requirements:

  • Degree in social services, psychology, or related humanities field or equivalent professional experience;
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in related field with experience in volunteer management and support;
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Top notch communicator – writes well, confidently presents to groups, facilitates effective two-way communications, and communicates in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the audience;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook and willingness and ability to learn new systems;
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
  • Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused;
  • Ability and willingness to work and maintain a flexible schedule, as needed, to include some evenings and weekends;
  • Have reliable transportation and be able to travel throughout assigned area and western PA;

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to recruiting@gswpa.org

Lead Instructor

Organizational Overview

The Citizen Science Lab is a non-profit hands-on laboratory where inquisitive minds and science enthusiasts can explore the life sciences. We are open to everyone to observe and analyze through discovery-based STEM enrichment. TCSL serves the Pittsburgh region with extracurricular enrichment support via homeschool and weekend workshops, after-school programs, summer camps, lab memberships, birthday parties, and other events.

Type: Full Time
Pay (salaried position):  $41k
FLSA:   Exempt

Essential Functions: 

Facilitation of  grant-funded initiatives

  • Recruit students for the initiatives
  • Foster relationships with neighborhood schools and parents
  • Create the annual schedules for initiatives
  • Teach students the curriculum and relevant skills needed to complete the program
  • Assist in troubleshooting when teaching the curriculum
  • Maintain communication with parents to inform them of any schedule changes, and upcoming events
  • Assess student learning and evaluate the program success to monitor program effectiveness
  • Maintain student notebooks

Instruction of Weekly Science Workshops

  • Facilitate science-themed programming in school and out-of-school-time settings;
  • Instruct weekly homeschool and weekend workshops
  • Assist Site Manager with the creation of an annual schedule for Homeschool and weekend workshops
  • Find and test experiments that will be taught during workshops
  • Create lessons for workshops, including but not limited to:
  • Instruct the students in an enthusiastic, welcoming, hands-on learning environment
  • Foster curiosity during instruction by encouraging questions and seeking those answers
  • Maintain student notebooks
  • Manage program evaluations, including the development, implementation, and analysis of pre- and post-surveys;
  • Keep inventory of program supplies and price/submit order requests as needed;
  • Attend all required CSL trainings and lab meetings;
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Program management

  • Oversee part-time employees during initiative instruction
  • Assign Lab Technician duties as needed
  • Schedule student bus pick up and drop off
  • Create itinerary for annual initiative travel
  • Register students for competitions
  • Monitor attendance of students during initiatives
  • Research Mentorship
  • Teach students specific techniques  in order to complete research projects
  • Assist in troubleshooting during research projects
  • Facilitate in research writing

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to foster positive youth-adult relationships
  • Proficiency in molecular biology techniques
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Reliable when working independently and collaboratively
  • Experience serving diverse groups of students, teachers, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to obtain current PA Act 33/34 Clearances and FBI Fingerprint Background Check
  • Adaptable to flexible work hours and environment with evolving program priorities
  • Valid PA driver’s license and reliable access to a car is strongly preferred
  • Cultural competency
  • Efficient customer service skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • Work independently and in groups
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Takes initiative
  • Flexibility and Creativity

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology (any STEM related field) or Education is preferred
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in mentoring or  youth enrichment and/or STEM education including informal settings such as after school programs or summer camps
  • 1-2+ years of relevant biological research experience
  • 1-2+ years of non-profit experience

Certification / Licenses:

Secondary teaching license in science, math, or technology preferred

Physical / Mental Characteristics:

  • Ability to lift 5-40 lbs, stand, carry, climb, sit for long periods using accepted ergonomic principles, work in confined space etc.
  • Ability to perform fine motor skills
  • Ability to use a computer for entering or retrieving data
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination

NOTE: The above description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

The Citizen Science Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The CSL expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Pre-K Teacher

Rodef Shalom Congregation, a welcoming and inclusive liberal Jewish synagogue in Oakland/Shadyside, is seeking a part-time Pre-K teacher for its preschool program.  A center in operation for over two decades, we provide a warm, nurturing, developmentally appropriate environment for children 18 months to five years, where play is at the core of the curriculum.  Small groups and low teacher/child ratios help build supportive relationships with children, families, and staff.  A sense of community is highly valued.

Applicants need not be Jewish, but must be comfortable working with diverse families.  Candidates should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a team.  Bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education or a related field and a minimum of two years of experience preferred.  The hourly rate is $15 per hour and teachers are compensated for planning time and professional development.

The staff, families and children are following all current CDC recommendations for Early Childhood Education.

School Van Driver

Winchester Thurston School, a nationally recognized and innovative Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 independent day school in Pittsburgh, seeks individuals who can transport students to and from the school Monday – Friday in the mornings and afternoons. Hours vary based on the route and are generally from 6 – 8:30 a.m. in the morning and 2:15 – 5 p.m. in the afternoon (approximately 5 hours per day, 20 hours per week). Van drivers will have the opportunity to earn extra money by transporting students during the school day to local sites for field trips. This position pays $18 per hour. Several positions are available, and applicants who have availability Monday thru Friday or only some days per week will be considered.

The individual in this position provides support in a manner that upholds the mission and philosophy of Winchester Thurston School. Van drivers enhance the school’s reputation by embracing customer service as a core goal and performing their responsibilities in a professional manner.

The Van Driver performs under the general direction of the Head of School and under the daily supervision of the Director of Finance and Accounts Payable/Transportation Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Must complete and pass an annual physical examination
  • Upon hire, candidate must have a TB test and successfully complete all Pennsylvania required clearances and background check
  • Punctuality, professionalism and courtesy are important components of this position

Applicants may apply at https://www.applitrack.com/winchesterthurston/onlineapp and will need to provide the names and contact information for 3 professional references. You may also provide a cover letter and/or resume, if available.

Winchester Thurston School is an equal opportunity employer. WT is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ candidates, and women.

Education Support Coordinator

Overview:

HCEF is looking for an enthusiastic team member to contribute to the launch of a new initiative to take learning to students in the community. As Education Support Coordinator with HCEF you will build relationships with students, families, school and housing agency staff, and the HCEF team to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. You’ll be a part of shaping HCEF’s new Mobile Learning, Home Visiting Tutoring Program, which will expand HCEF’s efforts to collaborate with families not previously reached.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with HCEF staff to build mobile learning program policies and procedures, assist with hiring and managing consultants for the implementation of this new program.
  • Participate in continuous improvement to develop and deliver high quality mobile learning programming.
  • Build respectful, culturally responsive, and trusting relationships with families.
  • Participate in and coordinate structured, child-focused home visiting that promotes parents’ ability to support the child’s cognitive, social and emotional, language and literacy, physical development, and  approaches to learning.
  • Implement effective strengths-based caregiver education, including methods to encourage caregivers as a critical part of their child’s education.
  • Research and implement Methods to help caregivers promote literacy in their children including use of research-based strategies to support the development of literacy.
  • Coordinate consultant team with the support of the Education Director and work with Manager of Community Engagement to coordinate volunteer support to the consultant team.
  • Collaborate with Family Engagement Coordinator to establish and maintain communication with parents, teachers, and school staff to support student academic achievement. Participating in family intake meeting, creating goals and plan for families as they relate to the education of the child.
  • Handle a personal caseload of families and students receiving tutoring and family engagement support.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the tutoring sessions and family supports (including distribution of surveys) and make adaptations when necessary to meet individual student’s needs or needs of the family.
  • Ensure that all data (intake form data, goal updates, volunteer and student attendance, parent meetings, school interactions, etc.) are accurately entered in the appropriate database on a weekly basis
  • Abide by HCEF policies and practices and attend HCEF team meetings, and board committee meetings.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in Education, Social Work, or related Field)
  • Education background and teaching certification would be a plus
  • General knowledge about homelessness and housing instability, and rights of students and families experiencing homelessness.
  • Knowledge of Special Education System, Processes and Best Practices (including IEPs, 504 Plans, Universal Design, etc.)
  • Prior experience with tutoring K-8 students in an out-of-school time context
  • Family Engagement Experience Required
  • At least 3 years of experience working with children and families
  • Passionate about ensuring that all youth have equal access to quality education
  • Commitment to diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusivity
  • Belief that all people/organizations have a responsibility and ability to effect social change in their communities
  • Ability to think and act quickly in a moment of crisis, knowledge of de-escalation
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Project management experience; ability to multitask, problem-solve, prioritize, delegate, and to create systems/processes
  • Some familiarity with the (local or similar) resources and systems that serve people experiencing homelessness or families experiencing crises
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required

Salary Range: $35,000 to $40,000

Benefits: The position includes a benefit package, which provides health, dental, vision, a 401K Plan with a 3% discretionary match, as well as paid vacation and holidays.

This position will report to the Education Director and work remotely, out in the community, and at the HCEF office at 1901 Centre Ave, Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The position is exempt and full-time. The standard hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with flexibility dependent on case load.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Kaitlyn Nykwest at knykwest@homelessfund.org.

Homeless Children’s Education Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.