City Year San Antonio is seeking a Learning & Development Director (L&D Director) who will oversee the learning and development experience for City Year San Antonio AmeriCorps members that prepares them to serve as idealistic leaders and practitioners focused on strengthening schools and supporting students to improve performance. In this role, the L&D Director builds strategic relationships with district and local partners, works closely with City Year San Antonio’s Impact department, and manages our Senior Learning and Analytics Manager. The L&D Director is a skilled organizer and planner who appreciates big-picture thinking, drives a data-driven learning vision, has a passion for equitable access to education in systemically under-resourced schools and believes deeply in the power of young people and their ability to positively impact and transform people and communities.
This may be the job for you if:
You are a collaborative relationship-builder with an empathetic and adaptable approach to learning design strategy, appreciate feedback loops and organize your plans based on formative data.
You care deeply about providing holistic student support in systemically under-resourced schools and believe that City Year AmeriCorps members are a leading example of how the student success coach role can help support student and school success.
You value learning. You invest in your own growth and development and authentically model your passion for personal and professional development for those you lead.
You are a big-picture thinker, enjoy designing adult learning experiences for diverse and dynamic young people and appreciate that building a positive learning culture is an iterative process.
AmeriCorps Member Experience
City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools all day, every day, preparing students with the skills and mindsets to thrive in school and in life. Serving with City Year is challenging, but transformative. During their year of service, AmeriCorps members are given a high degree of responsibility, along with leadership opportunities that have impact on them personally and on the students with whom they work. When designing their learning and development experience, the L&D Director finds balance between the AmeriCorps member experience and developing their service skills to support the social, emotional and academic growth of their students
Build a Culture of Learning
City Year San Antonio cares deeply about the learning experience for AmeriCorps members and recognizes that all San Antonio staff play a role in making their service and learning experience meaningful. The L&D Director is looked to at the site to build a positive culture of learning for our AmeriCorps members by designing a learning strategy that is a replicable, predictable, and responsive set of community-centered activities designed to help AmeriCorps members develop skills and make meaning of their shared service journey. Skillfully facilitated, programmatic learning is reinforced through meaningful individual challenges and in community with others to uncover new understandings, build efficacy and spark joy. Additionally, the L&D Director builds and cultivates strong partnerships with local and district partners to positively impact the AmeriCorps member learning experience.
Design and Oversee our Observation & Coaching Strategy
We believe that feedback is a critical part of personal and professional growth. Leveraging the skills of the Impact Team, the L&D Director will develop an observation and coaching strategy and system that empowers AmeriCorps members to build strong relationships with students to support their learning and help them develop identity, agency and critical skills.
What does a typical day look like?
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.