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Temporary Academy Advisor

Company: Steppingstone Foundation
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Position Title: Academy Advisor, Steppingstone Scholars Program - TemporaryReports To: Director of the Academy, Steppingstone Scholars ProgramOrganization Overview:The Steppingstone Foundation prepares students from marginalized communities to access, navigate, and graduate from college through two initiatives, the Steppingstone Scholars Program and the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA). The Steppingstone Scholars Program is a direct-service program in Boston that provides academic, social-emotional, and college-readiness services to students, called Scholars, beginning as early as fifth grade and continuing all the way through college graduation. The Steppingstone Scholars Program consists of five components: Admissions, the Academy, Middle School Success, High School Success, and College Success. NPEA connects the people, practices, and innovations for eliminating barriers to educational access, and college and career success for underserved students.Position Overview:This role is a temporary member of the Academy team. Dates of employment will be January through June with possibility of extension.The Academy Advisor for the Steppingstone Scholars Program will work collaboratively on a small team to support the successful execution of this program. This multifaceted role blends supporting the academic and social-emotional needs of middle school students with program design and implementation. The Advisor will develop deep knowledge of the Boston educational landscape as well as the resources available to assist students and families in navigating their journey to college. In collaboration with the team, the Advisor will support the delivery of the after-school, Saturday, and summer sessions. As a result, Saturday and evening work is required.The format of Steppingstone's academic year programming with Scholars will be virtual programming on Wednesdays until 6:30 p.m. and in-person program at Boston Latin Academy on Saturdays. The Advisor will work a Tuesday-Saturday hybrid schedule during the school year. Steppingstone has adopted a hybrid work model (2 days in the office; 2days remote, 1 day at site at BLA). Occasional additional evening work is mandatory.A $500 home office set-up stipend will be provided upon hire, followed by quarterly stipends of $50. Laptops are provided to each employee to enhance the hybrid experience.Start Date: January 2023Salary: Weekly salary of $855.77 (equivalent to $44,500 on an annual basis)Responsibilities:AdvisingAdvise a cohort of 25-30 fifth and/or sixth grade Scholars and their families Collaborate with teachers and program staff to develop strategies to support students' academic and social growth using a restorative approachOffer families resources to support student developmentTeach social emotional classes in the summer and at Saturday sessionsSchool Placement Support students through a right fit school selection process for 6th or 7th grade including, but not limited to, the independent and/or exam school application processGuide families to make informed decisions about educational choices Serve as a liaison to independent schools and facilitate relationship-building between school admission offices and Steppingstone Program ImplementationWork with team to ensure safe and efficient operation of after-school, Saturday, and summer sessions Support the development and execution of program climate/culture, reflected in preventative structures and socio-emotional curriculum, community and family events, and behavior management systemsPlan and implement family meetings and other large events to disseminate information to and build community among families Other projectsWith the assistance of program leadership, use effective systems to track and analyze student progress and program results, including a database and data-tracking toolsContribute to other cross-team office-wide efforts such as curriculum development, the admission process, and internal task forces and committeesRequirements:Required Knowledge and Skills:Demonstrated commitment to educational and racial equity in college access and successExperience working with upper elementary or middle school students, incorporating cross-cultural competency to support and challenge them appropriatelyExperience working with students in a classroom or out-of-school time settingExperience as an effective team member in a collegial environmentStrong relationship-building and group facilitation skills across differing stakeholdersEffective project management skills with demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and problem-solving capabilitiesStrong attention to detail and process managementBachelor's degreePreference given to candidates who are bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, or Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) Knowledge of independent schools and/or Boston Public Schools is a plus To Apply: Please input your resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and how you learned about this position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:As a condition of employment, all Steppingstone employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary and contract employees, and interns, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To be considered fully vaccinated, individuals must have received two doses of the approved Pfizer/Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and remain up to date with all boosters recommended by the CDC prior to the finalization of the hiring process. Finalists will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination.Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles, particularly those involving close contact with students, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. Steppingstone will engage in the interactive accommodation process on an individualized basis in light of each particular role.Employee Benefits:Generous paid time off (over 8 weeks total, as outlined below)15 days PTO2 days Discretionary Time Off5 wellness days12.5 holidays2 weeks paid office closure$500 Home Office Set-up Stipend; plus $50 quarterlyHealth, Dental and Vision coverageLife, Short-Term and Long-Term disability insuranceHealthcare Reimbursement Account Plan (HRA)Pet InsuranceFlexible ScheduleRetirement PlanTuition & Professional Development reimbursementFlexible Spending Accounts - Health and Dependent CarePre-tax Transportation Plan (Transit & Parking)Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Membership to the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA)Steppingstone Core Values Power of One We honor every voice and believe we are strongest when we work together. We recognize, respect, and nurture the fullness and complexity of each member of our community. We believe in the power of belonging and seek to create a welcoming and inclusive culture. Walk the Walk We partner with every Scholar and family, supporting them holistically throughout their own educational journey. We work with clear and measurable purpose, using data to drive collective decision-making and challenge assumptions. We create spaces for difficult conversations to transform our thinking and move us forward. Embrace Growth We strive to operate as an anti-racist organization and commit to continuous learning and action in the service of this goal. We provide opportunities for everyone in our community to flourish and reach their full potential. We make time for reflection, learn from past experiences, and take initiative in response to changing needs and new ideas. The Steppingstone Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap, as defined by law.PI201840954

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