Academic Innovation & Mentoring Program Coordinator

Mount Vernon, WA
Salary: $13.00 to $15.08 /hour

Position:Academic Innovation & Mentoring Program Coordinator

Supervisor:Club Director

Location:Mount Vernon, WA

Status:Part-time, Non-Exempt

Wage:$13.00- 15.08/hr DOQ/DOE

Hours:25-29 hours weekly

Area and Organizational Information:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County was founded in 1997, and is made up of nine Clubs – in Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon, Concrete and Sedro-Woolley. Current membership for the organization is approximately 1,900 kids annually – with a daily attendance of 500. The organization is headquartered in Mount Vernon, and our administrative office currently houses the 7 members of the Mission Support Team. The total Skagit County population is approximately 120,000 – and the County is positioned nearly equidistant between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC. With just about an hour of drive time to either, the County is positioned well for enjoying the Cultural benefits each provide, without the living expense or regular traffic present in a metropolitan area. The community is attractive to those interested in enjoying the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and the mountains of Washington State. Skagit County is home to the nationally recognized annual Tulip Festival held in April that brings spectators in from all over the world.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County Mission Statement:

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

General Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Club Director, the Academic Innovation and Mentoring (AIM) Program Coordinator will implement and manage a comprehensive educational enhancement program to help Club members succeed academically. The AIM Coordinator is responsible for working with staff members to fully implement Power Hour, STEM and Project Learn programs.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County are positioning themselves to be the premier provider of Youth Development Programs in our area through targeted outreach initiatives, strategic partnerships with schools and local governments, and a commitment to ongoing professional development. We are looking for a dynamic, passionate individual to join our team and join us in securing Great Futures for all youth in Skagit County.

Key Roles (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • Assist with special programs and/or events (i.e.Keystone, Youth of the Year and Awards Programs, Teen Outreach Events, etc), and/or participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary. Family Nights, academic-focused special events, a monthly calendar of activities
  • Required to drive Club van periodically.
  • Communicate with parents regarding their Club members academic needs and to provide feedback and support.
  • Collaborate with local and elementary schools and teachers to support Club members academic success.
  • Pursue Professional Development opportunities for self and staff.
  • Utilize Boys & Girls Clubs of America intranet for program development and planning
  • Coordinate and implement activities in the Club’s Learning Center
  • Program development geared to ages 6-18, especially related to homework assistance, reading and math support and additional educational enhancement programs
  • Align all Project Learn activities with YPQI format to assure program quality including a warm welcome, community builder, defined goal/objectives and implementation and reflection.
  • Integration of purposeful social and emotional learning opportunities
  • Oversee outcome measurement, data collection record keeping, and reporting
  • Implement daily Power Hour (homework help and reading incentive program) and Project Learn (hi-yield enrichment activities) to support member learning and academic success.
  • Manage Power Hour and Project Learn volunteers.
  • Coordinate and implement STEM curriculum and programs.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with school teachers, principals, and counselors.
  • Complete and contribute to all reports required for grant funding.
  • Other related duties as specified by the Club Director or his/her designee.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Inform and orient other staff members in the Project Learn strategy.
  • Maintain and care for all Learning Center supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain Learning Center bulletin boards, monthly calendars and displays, student success charts and periodic exhibits and displays of Club members’ work.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and collaborations with organizations that can provide advice, direction, and support to the organization’s educational initiative.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Associate’s Degree preferred, or concurrent enrollment in a degree program related to education, psychology, social work, youth development or related disciplines.
  • Experience working with youth preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain positive relationships.
  • Knowledge of reading, STEM education, college readiness, and career preparation
  • Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated organization, staff and project management abilities.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications or the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
  • Must be able to obtain Food Handlers Permit.
  • Pass a nationwide background check, drug screenings, fingerprint search.
  • Knowledge of youth development principles and developmental characteristics required.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated the implementation of the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) preferred

Human Resource Cultivation Plan:

  • Submit resume and cover letter
  • Veterans and Miltary spouse are encouraged to apply
  • Position closes when filled

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