Aug 05, 2022

Coordinator, Los Dichos

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Full-time Community Engagement and Outreach

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Los Dichos program exemplifies Rocketship's pillar of parent power and supports inclusive school culture. Each month, parent volunteers lead read-aloud lessons centered around multicultural and multilingual books. By teaching a lesson in multiple languages, volunteers and classroom teachers show how you can build community across different languages and cultures. The program also reinforces a positive identity for their children and their culturally and linguistically diverse classmates. All students in the class learn the same positive lesson and develop greater appreciation and respect for the culture of their classmates, promoting greater cultural competence and social justice throughout the school community.

The Los Dichos Coordinator plays a vital role in creating the curriculum and supporting each school with the implementation of the Los Dichos program. This position will report to the Manager of Los Dichos and is a part of the broader Multilingual Learners and Program Teams.

Essential Functions
    • Build strong relationships with School Leaders, school staff, and family volunteers.
    • Develop curriculum and coordinate translation into languages of school community.
    • Monitor attendance and family partnership hours.
    • Prepare and manage reading and activity materials for all 13 schools.
    • Provide training for school staff and family volunteers.
    • Manage documentation for Los Dichos and send reports to YMCA.

Responsibilities
    • Plan and execute the end of year celebration.
    • Collaborate with Business Operations Manager in procurement of books and supplies.
    • Promote Los Dichos program at school and community events.
    • Help establish and maintain Los Dichos metrics of success.
    • Perform some data entry, as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • 2+ years' work or volunteer experience in the education field.
    • Bilingual Spanish skills - verbal and written are required.
    • Deep commitment to Rocketship's mission to eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetime
    • Deep commitment to RSED employees and enhancing workplace culture and values
    • Possess the core characteristics required of every Rocketeer: persistent, empathetic, hardworking, compassionate, and respectful.
    • Ability to build trust, relationships and credibility quickly with schools and families.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to work effectively both independently and on a team.

Work Location This role primarily requires multiple days per week spent at school sites in the Bay Area (San Jose, Redwood City, Concord, and Antioch).. The role requires your own independent transportation to and around the Bay Area.

COVID-19:

Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement. Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or medical exemptions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

Compensation:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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