STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Twilight - Community Field Coordinator

Location
Boston, MA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 28, 2019
Ref
16577
*** This position is a stipended position and is only open to current employees in BPS whose current job status allows them to participate in these opportunities.***

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Twilight is a 10 week intensive credit recovery program designed to give high school seniors who have failed courses in any major subject area a chance to earn back credits to graduate on time. It is held twice per year in the Fall and Spring semesters at the John D. O'Bryant School. Students are able to choose from a range of core courses, and can earn up to two credits per Twilight session.

REPORTS TO: Position reports to the Office of Expanded Learning Opportunities.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Twilight Teachers are required to attend all scheduled planning meetings, trainings and professional development sessions, work all required program hours, as well as complete all required wrap up duties, as indicated in job description.

The Program will run during the following dates and times ( see full calendar here ):
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-7pm (Session 1: 4-5:30; Session 2: 5:30-7)
  • CFCs are required to be present at least 15 minutes before program start daily
  • September 24 - Dec 3 (snow makeup days as needed Dec 5 and 10, no class on Thanksgiving)
  • One hour staff orientation session, September 19, 4-5pm

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Twilight CFCs assist teachers in providing an innovative, high quality education program designed to meet the needs of the student population in the program. CFCs 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 the Twilight program and the critical need to boost student learning during this time, it is particularly important that CFCs in the Twilight program:
  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED:
  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED:
  • Current CFC at a BPS school attended by students in this program.
  • Prior experience working in Twilight and/or another Expanded 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.

TERMS:
  • Total Compensation: $2100 ($30/hr, 70 hours) - Total compensation is set based on hours of work, including professional development & prep work, on-site program time, and additional duties.
  • Payroll will be processed after receipt of completed timesheets in the pay period after the completion of each Twilight semester, in accordance with BPS payroll schedule.
  • Per contractual requirements, Managerial Employees may not receive a stipend for this position.

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.