Sep 30, 2019

Behavior Coordinator

  • City Year
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-time Strategy and Planning Education School Leadership School Support

Job Description

At City Year, our AmeriCorps members (ACMs) focus on attendance, behavior and course performance to help their students succeed and reach high school graduation. Reporting directly to the Managing Director of Impact, the Behavior Coordinator will work to multiply the capacity of City Year Orlando’s ACMs by working collaboratively on efforts related to student behavior. The coordinator will provide site-wide support for ACMs as well as administer behavior-focused programming at 3 specific Orlando schools. Work in this role will include planning and implementing events related to behavior work such as behavior lunches, and delivering Learning and Development opportunities for ACMs. The coordinator will need to build relationships with ACMs, teachers, administration and others to be successful. Through both the targeted behavior programming as well as the site-wide support, the Coordinator stands to impact the lives of hundreds of children in the Orlando area.

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

At City Year, our AmeriCorps members (ACMs) focus on attendance, behavior and course performance to help their students succeed and reach high school graduation.  Reporting directly to the Managing Director of Impact, the Behavior Coordinator will work to multiply the capacity of City Year Orlando’s ACMs by working collaboratively on efforts related to student behavior.  The coordinator will provide site-wide support for ACMs as well as administer behavior-focused programming at 3 specific Orlando schools.  Work in this role will include planning and implementing events related to behavior work such as behavior lunches, and delivering Learning and Development opportunities for ACMs.  The coordinator will need to build relationships with ACMs, teachers, administration and others to be successful.  Through both the targeted behavior programming as well as the site-wide support, the Coordinator stands to impact the lives of hundreds of children in the Orlando area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Site-wide Behavior Support

  • Provide support to the entire site in regards to behavior support and leadership
  • Support ACMs in implementing the behavior curriculum “50 Acts of Leadership and 50 Acts of Greatness”
  • Support in the behavior-focused learning and development of ACMs through training around The Devereux Students Strengths Assessment (DESSA), CLOVER and other leadership, belonging and behavior coaching models
  • Supporting ACMs in their work with students with a behavior focus
  • Develop processes and norms to increase ACM empathy/support for students

Targeted Behavior Programming at 3 Schools

  • Support the delivery of an in-school suspension program at 3 target schools in the Orlando area
  • Develop and provide monthly programming for the suspended students
  • Act as an advocate for students by creating systems, processes and cultures that will generate a positive and supporting environment for students attending in-school suspension.
  • Ensure all suspended students have access to materials/assignments needed to reduce academic backsliding and increase success in school

Other Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with teachers and administrators to work collaboratively in support of students with in-school suspension
  • Act as a member of the greater Impact Team and support around site service days and all-staff events

QUALIFICATIONS:

In order to succeed in the Behavior Coordinator role, a candidate must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

Relationship Development

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with ACMs, students, teachers, staff, and school leadership.

Communication

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong group facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to break down large concepts into teachable bits that others can internalize easily.

Executes to Results

  • Strong attention to detail and proven organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to manage self and others.

Problem Solving

  • Ability to work through ambiguity to create new systems and processes
  • Ability to identify gaps and communicate needed resources to ensure goals are met
  • Willingness to get to the root cause of issues
  • Ability to reflect at a systems level to address challenges

Familiarity with DESSA and/or CLOVER models a plus Previous experience working in youth programming/youth leadership programming preferred Experience working in a public-school system preferred, with experience in Orlando a plus

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.


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