21st CCLC - Community Field Coordinator

Boston, MA, US
May 22, 2019

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: BPS 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) consist of an array of high-quality academic and enrichment programs that provide services for targeted student populations across the district. For more details regarding individual 21st Century CLC sites and related job responsibilities, please see program specific job description .

BPS 21st Century Community Learning Centers aim to:
  • Address summer learning loss with innovative programs that serve both the academic and developmental needs of students
  • To provide a blended approach of innovative and engaging academic learning and enrichment activities that increases motivation to learn through relevant, hands-on programming
  • To support the successful transition of students into elementary (including pre-K to K), middle and/or high school

REPORTS TO: Position reports to the site coordinator, who works in close collaboration with the BPS Office of Expanded Learning Time.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: 21st Century Community Learning Centers CFCs are required to attend all scheduled central and site-based planning meetings, trainings and professional development sessions, work all required program hours, as well as complete all required wrap up duties, as indicated in program-specific job description.

21st Century Community Learning Centers CFCs assist teachers in providing an innovative, high quality education program designed to meet the needs of the student population in the program. Paraprofessionals work with program staff to create an educational environment in which quality and continuity are key factors in educating students. Due to the short duration of summer programs and the critical need to boost student learning during this time, it is particularly important that paraprofessionals in BPS summer programs:
  • Establish a productive learning environment and classroom culture in which all students are respected.
  • Assist Site Coordinator with maintaining accurate attendance records.
  • Assist Site Coordinator with school-home communications.
  • Assist Site Coordinator and classroom teachers in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment.
  • Handle disciplinary issues as needed/identified by Site Coordinator.
  • Assist teachers in best approaches to classroom management.
  • All additional duties as indicated in program-specific job description.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Forty-eight (48) Credit Hours of College Coursework or an Associate's Degree, or a passing score on one of the two following Formalized Standardized Assessments: ParaPro Assessment ( http://www.ets.org/parapro/ ) or WorkKeys Certificate of Proficiency for Teacher Assistants ( http://www.act.org/workkeys/profcert/index.html ).
  • Current authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
  • Additional qualifications as indicated in program-specific job description.

  • Current CFC at a BPS school attended by students in this program.
  • Experience working in a BPS summer learning program.
  • BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.

  • Community Field Coordinators are to be paid the rate of the position they are hired into for the summer program, that they or a CFC of their like step would receive for the identified position during the school year. Employees who hold a different role during the school year will not be paid at their school year rate.
  • Total compensation is set based on hours of work, including professional development, on-site program time, and additional duties. Compensation differs based on 21st CCLC program and individual paraprofessional salary step.
  • Site-specific job requirements, program hours, and training schedule to be determined by 21st CCLC program. Agreement to site-specific terms is required for hire.
    • Payroll will be processed on a biweekly basis after receipt of completed timesheets in accordance with BPS summer payroll schedule.

  • All employees must read and agree to the BPS 2019 Summer Program Terms of Employment

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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