Great Oaks Legacy Charter School in Newark is seeking a Corps Manager - AmeriCorps Program (2020-21) to manage our campus-based AmeriCorps Education Fellowship program.
About this Role
AmeriCorps Education Fellowship program is a key component of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School in Newark. The Corps Manager position is a leadership position within the school that is ultimately responsible for the oversight of the campus-based AmeriCorps program, including supervision of AmeriCorps Fellows & Fellow Leads (first and second year Corps Members).
The Corps Manager is responsible for ensuring tutorial periods are properly planned, instruction is effective, and AmeriCorps members receive the necessary support and tools to be successful in their role.
The successful candidate will be driven to shape new college graduates into effective educators. S/he will also be mission driven, adaptable and a have a collaborative team mindset.
Key responsibilities include:
Ensure effective day-to-day operations of the AmeriCorps Program by:
- Supervising Fellow Leaders (second year Corps members who take on leadership roles) and supporting them in their duties. Key duties include direct supervision of fellows, tutorial content support or development, observation and feedback of tutorial, and overseeing parent communication and weekly progress reports.
- Managing and supervising all aspects of tutorials including devising schedules and providing curriculum support.
- Working closely with other members of the Leadership team to ensure that the AmeriCorps program is meeting the needs of students by analyzing student growth and achievement data.
- Assigning fellows' secondary duties that directly impact the academic achievements of students. These projects may include providing in-class or curriculum support, organizing or leading after school enrichment activities or working with our culture team.
- Continuously evaluating the AmeriCorps Education Fellowship program’s effectiveness and efficiency and using this data to devise long-term strategies that lead to improvement of the program.
- Overseeing all performance measures for fellows including conducting mid-year and end of year evaluations as well as supervising the on-boarding and exiting of members.
- Supporting the AmeriCorps Manager to ensure compliance with the AmeriCorps grant alongside the Great Oaks Foundation.
Support professional development of highly effective tutors by:
- Developing the content for Corps orientation and on-going professional development opportunities.
- Ensuring all fellows have the resources and structures they need to be successful.
- Fostering high standards by observing, evaluating and providing actionable feedback to fellows using rubrics and student achievement data analyses.
Supporting the recruitment/selection process and engaging prospective AmeriCorps Education Fellows by:
- Conducting In-person or Zoom interviews and reviewing work product tasks associated with a prospective fellow's application and completing interview evaluations electronically.
- Working with recruitment team to send timely communication and information to fellows who have accepted the offer to join the AmeriCorps program.
Additional responsibilities as designated by the Executive Director or Chief Tutor Corps Officer.
Qualifications and Skills
The Corps Manager must:
- Have a “can do” mindset to positively impact the further the success of GOLCS students to and through college
- Be flexible and ready to roll up their sleeves to complete the hard work at hand
- Believe every student has the ability to succeed.
- Be relentlessly committed to the mission of preparing every student for college
- Possess strong entrepreneurial, leadership, and team-player skills
- Have completed at least one year of service in the AmeriCorps Education Fellowship or similar program
- Demonstrate ability to analyze student growth and performance data and identify appropriate solutions.
- Demonstrate ability to respond well to and implement feedback immediately
Candidates must possess:
- Excellent planning, entrepreneurial, management, and communication skills, with a proven ability to project manage
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent skills of organization and follow-through
- A relentless work ethic and commitment to achieving the school's mission.
- A strong academic record, including a bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university
- Superb organizational and self-management skills and be able to handle multiple responsibilities effectively; have strong planning and execution skills; be a goal-oriented and effective problem-solver
- Successful experience managing, supervising or professionally coaching young professionals preferably in an urban school or service setting such as at City Year, Teach for America or another AmeriCorps program
- Exceptional relationship building skills and the ability to provide clear consistent and firm feedback in a positive manner.
- At least two years of experience working with youth in an urban, academic setting
Staff and Reporting Relationships
The Corps Manager - AmeriCorps Program (2020-21) will report directly to the Chief Tutor Corps Officer and serve on the campus-based school leadership team.
Salaries at Great Oaks Legacy are competitive and include benefits for all full-time staff members.