REPORTS TO: SUN Community School Site Manager
START DATE: Between late June to early August depending on the school, into the scholastic year
COMPENSATION: $17.62/hr; 20-30 hrs/week
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
SCHOOL SITES: One position per school site Southeast: Bridger K-5 East County: Hartley K-5, Woodland K-5, Reynolds Middle School
MUST PASS BACKGROUND CHECK AND ATTEND SCHOOL SITE ORIENTATION
Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families, and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.
Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to provide SUN Community School support. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the lives of Latino youth and their families. If you are caring, resourceful, outcome-oriented and able to build strong relationships, then the Latino Network is the place for you.
The School Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program seeks to improve the lives of youth, their families and the community through partnering with local school communities to extend the school day to improve children’s educational success and family stability. Latino Network manages eight SUN Community Schools where we offer some of the following services; Homework help, tutoring, academic classes, art, sports, music, leadership opportunities and other activities; A safe and supportive space for youth and their families; Classes for adults; Cultural and community events; Resource referrals and Volunteer opportunities for youth and adults.
Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations within Multnomah County. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assess the needs of students and community, create classes, advertise and conduct student registration, communicate with parents about schedules and changes, and ensure the smooth running of classes and activities.
Collaborate with SUN Community School Site Manager and the school to create a high-quality program that supports academic achievement and the healthy development of students.
Provide a safe and secure environment for participants.
Assist with documenting and tracking participants and monitoring the building to ensure safety and security in a timely manner.
Share responsibility with SUN Community School Site Manager for safety planning, crisis intervention, and troubleshooting.
Work with students needing behavioral support to create behavior plans and monitor goals for improvement.
Coordinate data collection, documentation, filing, and database maintenance in accordance with agency’s management information systems and program needs.
Facilitate outreach to and organizing of students, families, the community and local businesses to increase participation, volunteering and involvement in SUN Community School activities and programs.
Actively develop rapport with students, staff and families
Assist SUN Community Site Manager in the oversight of extended day programs and supervision of volunteers, teachers and participants
Manage SUN program in SUN Community School in Site Managers absence with hiring and training staff and volunteers as well as special events
Manage the oversight of homework support, tutoring, and mentoring at-risk students and those needing additional academic support
Effectively communicate school and Latino Network policy, mission, values and decisions to program staff, volunteers, collaborating organizations and the community
Effectively work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
Support food distribution activities for school pantries or Free Food Market as applicable
Adhere to HIPPA and FERPA privacy laws; training on this will be provided
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
Associate Degree or equivalent training and a minimum of two years’ experience in the field of education, social services or related human service industry.
Bilingual English-Spanish and cross-cultural knowledge and skills.
Lived experience that reflects that of the students and families to be served in the school community.
Ability to connect with, and learn from historically underserved populations.
Cultural connections to and understanding of communities of color as they have developed in the United States, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
Positive kid management and communication skills.
Well-versed in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Publisher.
Able to create attractive promotional materials, spreadsheets and perform data entry.
Knowledge of the Portland and local school community.
Excellent coordinating and organization skills including the ability to engage a broad spectrum of community members in Latino Network programs and activities.
Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple and varied tasks.
Ability to communicate directly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Positive outlook and sense of humor under stress.
Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles and cultures.
Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Latino Network.
ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Regularly work in the school, and in the community as needed
Evening and weekend availability may be required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods
Reliable transportation to the school site and for tasks needed for its programs
May require heavy lifting and walking during events and outreach activities
Undergoing and passing criminal background check including fingerprinting is required
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in joining us in supporting our mission to positively transform the lives of Latino Youth families and communities, please submit your application, resume and cover letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1630/Latino-Network, Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required.
Latino Network is an equal opportunity employer. We value and support diversity and inclusion to create a culture of dignity and respect.
We also invite you to learn more about us at www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.