Working for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco gives you the chance to be part of a dynamic and passionate movement that is out to change the world – starting right here in our community. Founded in 1891, our organization has 127 years of experience in the field; however, we continue to find new ways to learn, grow, and innovate. We are nationally recognized for the high-quality of our programs and comprehensive approach to serving youth. Whether you’re joining our administrative team, a Clubhouse team, a school-based team, or our Camp Mendocino team, you’ll be surrounded by enthusiastic, talented, and passionate colleagues who wake up every day ready to inspire young people to reach their full potential.
The Education Liaison position is a newly developed position designed to help Club members overcome learning loss, strengthen their school connection, and, overall, to improve the educational outcomes of the Clubhouse.
The Education Liaison is in charge of overseeing the academic performance and school participation of all members of the Clubhouse. As well, this position, in coordination with the Clubhouse Director, Assistant Clubhouse Director (if applicable), and Education Director, is in charge of ensuring that the Clubhouse has strong academic programs for members of all ages, during all trimesters. The Education Liaison works outside of ratios and does not have a department they manage. Every week, the Education Liaison will review the academic performance and school participation of regular members of all ages; dialogue with Clubhouse staff about the needs of particular youth; communicate with school leaders and teachers; meet with parents and guardians, alongside other staff; and monitor PowerHour. As well, the Education Liaison will work with Clubhouse leadership, Citywide Director of Education, and agency leadership to implement educational partnerships that positively impact learning and school connection.
Note: We have several openings for this job role, in many locations throughout the city of San Francisco including but not limited to clubhouses at Columbia Park, Excelsior, Willie Mays
Internal: Clubhouse Director, Assistant Clubhouse Director [excluding VV and SU], Education Director, Citywide Director of Education, and other Education Liaisons.
External: Maintain contact with school administrators and teachers, parents or guardians, education program partners, and Behavioral Health Services staff
KEY ROLES (ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES):
Academic Oversight (40%)
During parts of several days each week, monitor, and analyze the academic performance and school connection for Club members, and assess grades, school attendance, and key relationships, and determine the additional support needed for all regular members. (One important goal is to identify and troubleshoot needs before more significant problems arise.)
Determine and provide the same support needed for those core members who are not regularly attending during the current trimester but will return to the Club as the year progresses.
Liaise with School Administrators and Teachers (25%)
Communicate regularly with school administrators and teachers — with a primary focus on the schools with the highest number of Clubhouse youth — to ensure the free flow of information between the Club and schools about the individual needs of Club members.
Troubleshoot academic challenges as they are identified, with the school’s support, using Clubhouse resources.
Observe, Coach, and Collaborate With Clubhouse Department Directors (20%)
Working in conjunction with the Clubhouse Director and Assistant Clubhouse Director [excluding VV & SU], observe PowerHour activities and educational programs; coach and lead discussions at staff meetings; and work one-on-one with key Department Directors.
Implement, Support, and Oversee Education Partnerships (15%)
Work collaboratively with the Citywide Director of Education to identify, implement, and analyze potential new partnerships.
Work with the Citywide Director of Education to implement, support, and oversee education partnerships designed to support learning-loss recovery and school connection. This includes monitoring programs across the Clubhouse and managing the Clubhouse’s relationship with the partner.
Co-manage with Clubhouse Director the Clubhouse’s tutoring dollars, working in partnership with the High School Services Director, Middle School Services Director, and Education Director.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Outcome Measurement, Citywide Director of Education, and the Clubhouse Director to measure program outcomes.
– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
– Three years of experience working in schools or nonprofits, focusing on learning/academic skill attainment and/or school connection. (Preferred)
– Four years or more of experience working with at-risk youth; must have cultural competency
– Strong preference for candidates who have experience liaising with school leadership and teachers, either by working in schools or working closely with schools.
– Strong preference for candidates who understand and appreciate the field of Youth Development and how to use a “whole-child” approach to stem learning loss, improve school connection, and support the social emotional wellness of Club members.
– Demonstrated ability to organize, analyze, assess and communicate the academic needs of youth.
– Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making, and delegation.
– Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
– A passion for the mission and values of BGCSF.
– We require COVID19 vaccination in order to begin employment
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.