As a member of U.S. Dream Academy’s Shared Leadership team, the Center Director is an inspirational leader and strong manager that reports to the National Program Director. The Center Director plays a critical role in collaborating with the National Office in leading and operating the Learning Centers as Dream Academy continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity to succeed as a larger organization that affects 40 – 80 students each year. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team of up to 5 staff and 60 volunteers, as well as establish and grow external contacts in the following areas: city, school district, school administration, corporate partners, community groups, teachers, and parents. This is a tremendous opportunity for a leader and manager to maximize and strengthen a well-respected, high impact organization. Candidates will have experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all programming, community impact, and reporting for their center, and will have preferably overseen education afterschool programs.
Under the direction of the Center Director, the Education Specialist is responsible for the planning and delivery of a daily educational enrichment curriculum, as well as a social values building program for children of incarcerated parents and other youth-at-risk. To perform this job successfully, the Education Specialist must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
Under the direction of the Center Director, the Mentor Coordinator is responsible for managing the mentoring program on the local level. The Mentor Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, training, and retention of mentors and volunteers. In conjunction with the Center Director, the Mentor Coordinator will network to establish strong community, corporate, and school relationships and partnerships to identify resources that serve participants and their families. The Mentor Coordinator will develop and implement comprehensive recruitment strategies and outreach activities to educate the community about the U.S. Dream Academy and the various opportunities to volunteer. To perform this job successfully, the Mentor Coordinator must be able to perform each essential duty with experience. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education required.
Under the direction of the Center Director, the Program Assistant is responsible for assisting with the academic enrichment program, social values building program, as well as various administrative tasks. To perform this job successfully, the Program Assistant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education required.
The Program Assistant (Teen) must be a mature person possessing initiative, creativity, and adaptability. Must have an excellent ability to communicate with children of all ages. Must have the ability to quickly assess situations and make sound decisions. This person will have proficient knowledge of academic software, MS Office, database, and filing systems. For this position, bilingual in English and Spanish, and experience working with teens are strongly desired competencies.