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Start Date: ASAP
Type: W2, Hourly, Part-time
Hours: Varies but approximately:
Program 1) 10-15 hours/week x 12 weeks each school semester (Fall and Spring). Times are estimated to be:
- two to three hours for two to three evening weekdays (5-8pm)
- three to four hours on one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday)
- two to three additional hours for staff meetings, parent engagement, and curriculum development
Program 2) 40 hours/week x six weeks during the summer (Month of August 2023)
- Approx 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm of direct service x five days per week
- plus two weeks of preparation and planning
= Estimated 390-490 hours annually, equating to 0.23 – 0.28 FTE
Reports to: Director of Youth Initiatives
Direct Reports: None (but the Lead Guide will work in partnership with other full and part time staff, including another Lead Guide and two Assistant Guides)
Organization Summary: GMCC has a 118-year history collaborating with communities to make a positive impact throughout Minnesota. Our initiatives and programs have included advocacy and education around equity and poverty; volunteerism and service learning; mentoring and youth development; support services for seniors; and food security. Today, GMCC is an entrepreneurial organization that partners with the communities most impacted by a challenge or opportunity to co-design and lead a response. We work in the areas of youth, food, and well-being.
GMCC Youth Initiatives include:
- Out-of-school, skill-building STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) programming
- Integrated trauma-informed, whole-child, and studio-based approach to teaching and learning.
- A belief that all young people are geniuses, and our programs and offerings help them “find their genius.” (Genius Labs)
- Hands-on, challenge-based activities that foster creativity, independence, critical thinking, and self-awareness (Genius Labs)
- Curriculum to develop digital technology skills, spark an interest in technology, and position them for careers in technology or those that require use of technology. (Tech Teens)
- Efforts to engage parents, teachers, caregivers, and other stakeholders and caregivers in children’s education to provide a constellation of support and improve academic achievement
- A focus on decreasing educational disparities by supporting young people with foundational skills in reading, writing & math and to promote a love for learning.
Role Overview: The Lead Guide will work in collaboration with the Director of Youth Initiatives, Youth Program Manager, and other colleagues to lead GMCC’s youth services and programming; develop and deliver curriculum for ages 6-18 (lead active programming); provide tutoring support and homework help; liaise with parents and teachers; and design and execute evaluation and assessment strategies.
Instruction and Direct Interaction with Youth 70%
- Lead programming hours and deliver curriculum, guiding students through critical thought in one-on-one or small group sessions
- Build healthy relationships with youth participants
- Set individual monthly goals (from students and from teachers or guardians) for each youth to inspire a commitment toward holistic education and wellness
- Ensure activities follow organizational policies, protocols, and best practices and fulfill grant obligations
- Address challenges and obstacles as they arise
- Tutor and provide homework to youth of all ages; support staff and volunteers in providing tutoring and homework help
Curriculum Development 10%
- Support ongoing curriculum development; design enriching, engaging and relevant learning experiences that lead to growth and flourishing and that include topics on art, food and nutrition, physical activity, digital technologies, and social emotional learning
- Support team meetings with program staff to discuss course corrections and strategic approaches
- Identify, engage, and coordinate auxiliary partners and visiting instructors to provide events, programming, and curriculum
- Ensure programming is trauma-informed, whole-child, and uses studio-based approaches to teaching and learning.
Family and Community Engagement/Communication (Providing a constellation of support) 10%
- Complete phone calls and check-ins with teachers, students and parents to ensure goal completion
- Communicate with parents, community leaders, and stakeholders to improve access to resources and better engage with families.
- Collect feedback from other individuals supporting the youth (including parents and teachers)
- Identify and fulfill logistics related to program delivery (set up, supplies, scheduling)
- Maintain accurate program records, including participant attendance, performance, and outcomes.
- Document and file lesson plans
- Complete observational documentation
- Attend and actively participate in relevant staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
- Other duties as assigned
- Design and complete evaluation plans, including reports on projects and events
- Other duties as assigned
- Undergraduate Degree (B.S. or B.A.) in Education or related field (Master’s preferred)
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends
- Five+ years of direct teaching experience or applicable equivalent experience (ex. camp counselor)
- Experience working with youth of diverse ages and backgrounds (in particular BIPOC youth)
- Spanish speaking or bilingual
- Experience in crafting lesson plans, the Laboratory Learning model, and/or Studio Teaching Format
- Experience with Montessori, Reggio-Emilia, or learner driven approaches and pedagogies is preferred
- Experience and competence working with people from backgrounds other than your own
- Committed to equity, social justice, and building intercultural skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in building interpersonal connections
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and track and meet goals
- Ability to maintain and support confidentiality
- Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically, both orally and in written form, with people from various backgrounds
How to Apply
GMCC works with Oasis DEG for Human Resources and Recruitment. Go to www.oasisdeg.com and enter the following credentials:
- Username: GMCC
- Password: applicant
- Use email@example.com for the hiring manager’s email when prompted
- With your application please include a résumé, cover letter, and three references.