Aug 29, 2023

CA: School Culture Associate

  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

Thank you for your interest. If you are a Green Dot employee, please apply using the Career Worklet on the Workday Home Page.

The School Culture Associate (SCA) will ensure the safety and well-being of all individuals on and around campus. This will include monitoring students on and around campus before, after, and during school hours. It will also include working with school site Administrators to maintain a positive and safe learning environment and implement Green Dot Public Schools' school site safety policies. Green Dot California classified personnel are represented by the Ánimo Classified Employees Association (ACEA), an affiliate of the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA).

Please note: Should you apply for this position; it will be to Green Dot California in general - not to a specific school site. Should a school have a School Culture Associate position available, we will review the general applicant pool for potential candidates. You will only be contacted if chosen for an interview.

Assist with providing a safe and welcoming school environment for students, staff, and community members by implementing active listening skills, de-escalation and conflict resolution techniques, and Green Dot Public Schools' programs to support social and emotional learning
Guide students and use safety protocols, as necessary, to prevent injury to persons or damage to school property
Provide information to school administrators regarding causes and effects of campus and community tension
Ensure that school property is secure and locked when appropriate
Report all threats to school, and incidents of misbehavior to the school Administrator or Designee
Provide safety escorts for student, staff, faculty and guests when requested
Provide general campus supervision before, during and after school, including but not limited to classrooms, cafeteria, recreational and athletic areas
Direct campus visitors to the appropriate parties and inform them of school site safety protocols.
Actively supervise common areas such as: restrooms, parking lots and locker areas
Respond to all alarms, critical incidents, safety breaches, maintenance problems, and fire and building hazards; document all events previously listed
Assist local law enforcement and other emergency response staff as requested
Complete all documentation and reports as established by school site personnel
Assist with mediations and conflict resolution with students at Administrator or Designee's request
Participate in Safe Passages, Collaborative meetings, and collaborative problem solving to develop student action plans
Participate and complete trainings and workshops relating to cultural diversity, equity, and access, systems of privilege, and implicit racial bias efforts, trauma informed care, building interpersonal student relationships, and receive guidance from Green Dot's School Culture Team
Maintain confidentiality when dealing with students, families, staff, and community members
Other administrative duties and projects as assigned

As an idea candidate, you

have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) with the completion of college courses in psychology, sociology, counseling or other related field (bachelor's degree preferred) OR a minimum of 3 years of related experience may substitute for the required college-level courses
are familiar with the community, including culture, values, and other important community issues
have knowledge of:
*safety rules and procedures to be observed by students Standards of courtesy and behavior exceptions and code of conduct of students
*adolescent development
*vocabulary and usage of terms common to youth in the area served by the school
*culturally sustaining and responsive pedagogy, active listening skills, trauma informed care, de-escalation and conflict resolution techniques
*Green Dot Public Schools' programs to support social and emotional learning
are able to:
*establish good relations with individual students and groups
*communicate orally with Green Dot Public Schools staff, parents, and students
react quickly and appropriately in emergencies
*work effectively with Green Dot Public Schools' personnel, students, parents, the public, and others to build positive school culture and climates
*speak a language other than English (may be required for some positions)
possess a valid California driver license and private transportation OR able to utilize an alternative method of transportation
are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot's mission and the communities we serve
will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (submission of proof of vaccination will be required)

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

The starting hourly rate range for this position is $21.68 - $23.41, based on education. In addition, Green Dot offers one of the most robust and comprehensive benefits packages in the industry (for both you and your dependents):

PPO, EPO and HMO choices for medical, dental and vision coverage - including a 100% employer-paid option (visit for more information).
Employee Assistance Program (100% employer-paid)
Life and AD&D Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Optional Term Life & AD&D Insurance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care)
Wellness programs and resources
Financial planning/coaching access
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) participation, with both employee and employer contributions
Optional non-matching 401(k) plan
Hourly rate increase for earning an Associate and/or Bachelor degree (post-hire)
Annual hourly rate increase*
Annual 'perfect attendance' bonus*
Tuition reimbursement for pre-approved, job-related coursework/workshops
Approved family care and/or medical leave (unpaid)

Green Dot also offers generous paid time off for an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students:

5 days of personal illness and injury leave during years 1-3 of service (10 days during years 4-6 and 15 days beyond 6 years of service)*
21 days of paid time off during our Fall, Winter and Spring breaks (which include the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays), as well as an additional 6 annual paid holidays (MLK Day, President's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran's Day)*
3-5 days of paid bereavement leave (if needed)

*subject to change

We ask that all candidates complete an online application at Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill current openings as soon as possible.

Green Dot California Central Office, Los Angeles, CA

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