Positions Report to: Senior Director, Postsecondary Readiness
Start/End Date: 2022 - 2023 School Year
Hours: 7:40 am – 4:15 pm + some out of school time responsibilities
Compensation: The salary range for this role is $80,000-$88,000. East Harlem Scholars Academies also offers a comprehensive benefits package.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Who We Are
East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.
At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.
We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care.
For more information about Scholars Academies, please visit us at www.eastharlemscholars.org.
About the Opportunity
As our organization prepares for its first graduating class of East Harlem Scholars Academy High School seniors in 2023, we are seeking a Dean, Workforce Learning & Development to develop a vision and strategic plan for the career learning, growth, and success of our East Harlem Scholars Academies students.
The Dean, Workforce Learning & Development oversees our internal internship program, Scholars Service Corps, community service opportunities, summer program placements, CDOS, and ACCES-VR process for our students in grades nine through twelve at Scholars Academy High School and in our Out-of-School-Time high school program.
What Qualifies You
- You believe in EHTP’s mission, racial equity statement, and exemplify our Core Values (SCHOLAR: Service, Courage, Humility, Originality, Leadership, Achievement, Reflection)
- You have 2-3 years of professional experience working directly with students and families, preferably in the CTE / Workforce field
- You have a Bachelor’s Degree in education, counseling, youth development, or other related field
- You have a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities of working with First Generation, Black, Brown, and/or economically-vulnerable students
- You have strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
- You experience working in a fast-moving, and entrepreneurial environment
- You have experience facilitating workshops with high school students, families, and other staff members
- You successfully build new employer partnerships while cultivating existing partners
- You build key relationships with stakeholders to generate support for scholar workforce learning
- You are open to giving and receiving constructive feedback and are consistently looking for professional growth opportunities
- You value teamwork and are able to work collaboratively with other instructional and support staff members in an effort to best serve your students
- You are comfortable in communicating with students and caregivers in Spanish (preferred but not required)
Areas of Leadership
Strategic Planning & Visioning 20%
- Own the vision and scope of workforce learning and career readiness for Scholars High School students by creating and executing on a multi-year strategic plan that supports students through workforce learning and is inclusive of school-year and summer career exposure opportunities and multiple pathways to postsecondary success (i.e. CTE/Vocational Programs)
- Build institutional knowledge and teacher/staff development on workforce learning, career exploration, and industry exposure best practices and opportunities
Management, Data, and Operations 30%
- Establish and implement systems to track students’ volunteer hours, internship or work-based learning hours; milestone achievements; and other related qualitative and quantitative data
- Collaborate with the Registrar to analyze academic data and make recommendations for workforce learning activities
- Maintain a database of student employment, volunteer, or internship opportunities
- Support and manage a growing team of workforce learning professionals, including a Workforce Advisor (FY23)
- Manage school-wide use of Thrively platform for workforce learning and collaborate with the postsecondary counselors on implementation
Scholar Work-Based Learning 40%
- Oversee CDOS implementation, including tracking CTE hours and placement, and ensuring students are ready for the National Workforce Readiness exam
- Manage Acces-VR process for qualifying seniors by creating a streamlined process to support students through the application process and serving as the primary liaison with Acces-VR office
- Support all juniors and seniors in postsecondary seminar, and collaborate with the Assistant Principal, Culture and Instruction to create advisory lessons for freshmen and sophomores on career readiness
- Manage Scholars Service Corps, EHTP’s internal internship program for scholars, including collaborating with the Public Engagement and Out-of-School Time teams on placements, performance management, and professional development cycles for interns
- Develop and present workshops for students and caregivers at Scholars Academy High School and EHTP’s Out-of-School Time (OST) Program on 21st Century Skills, resumes, cover letters, internship searching, and other key professional development activities
- Collaborate with the inclusive learning team
External Partnerships 10%
- Build partnerships with internship and work-based learning organizations and sites for both the academic year and summer for students at Scholars Academy HS and OST
- Network and create relationships with companies/organizations that support strategic organizational goals; and conduct site visits to observe scholars and maintain engagement with employer and internship partners
For the safety of our students and staff, East Harlem Tutorial Program requires all staff members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We do allow for medical and religious exemptions that adhere to our policy and CDC guidelines. If you have any questions and would like further information, please reach out to HR@ehtp.org.
Thank you for taking the time to submit an application.