STEP UP JOB POSTING
POSITION TITLE: Step Up Lead Advocate (Roosevelt High School)
REPORTS TO: Program Site Supervisor
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt, Full-time (40 hours per week)
REGULAR/TEMPORARY: 10.5 month position
BENEFITS: Details of benefits outlined below
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $21.00-23.00 per hour
START DATE: August 2023
CLOSING DATE: August 9th; Applications reviewed upon receipt.
The mission of Open School Inc. is to develop connection, capability, and confidence in disconnected youth through relationship-based, quality learning experiences that result in their academic, personal, and community success. Open School Inc. is an education nonprofit in its 50th year of service. We currently operate an alternative high school in East Multnomah County and the Step Up after-school program.
Step Up is an in-school and after-school relationship-based mentoring, academic, and social-emotional support program that partners with students and their families throughout their high school journey within three Portland Public high schools: Franklin, McDaniel, and Roosevelt. Every year, Step Up enrolls and supports approximately 400 amazing students to find success in school. Our students are personally supported by a Step Up Advocate all year through comprehensive tutoring, strength-based advocacy, intentional mentoring, social/emotional support, character building, and family engagement activities. Over 85% of Step Up students are youth who identify as Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC). Many of our students come from low income backgrounds and from marginalized communities. For more information and videos, we encourage you to explore our website at www.openschoolnw.org.
At Open School Inc, we recognize that there is an historic and persistent achievement gap between white students and students of color; closing that achievement gap while raising the achievement of all students is a top priority of our organization. Race must cease to be a reliable predictor of students’ achievement and success. In order to achieve this goal, we are committed to creating and fostering racial diversity and inclusivity at every level of our organization including but not limited to staff, students, and leadership.
Please email a cover letter, résumé, and 3 professional references to email@example.com by August 9th. Please reference the position title in the subject line. Applications are reviewed upon receipt.
Open School Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment. We highly value diversity, culture and lived experiences. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and seek to hire qualified individuals who reflect the diversity of the students and communities we serve. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, national and ethnic origin, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with the requirements of local, state, and federal law.
Open School Inc believes that each staff member makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined below. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job conditions, but not limit the staff person nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each staff member will offer their services and ideas wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
This position blends the Step Up School Success Advocate position with Leadership attributes. Along with having an Advocate group, this position will also be a member of the Site Leadership Team. This position will also introduce supervision responsibilities to the Advocate role. The Lead Advocate can be described as a team captain of the Advocate group and will include facilitation of meetings, supervising 1-2 Advocates, and be a coach and mentor for Advocates.
SCHEDULE WORK HOURS
The Lead Advocate position typically follows a 10.5-month schedule that will start on August 28th and will end on June 30, 2024 for the 2023-24 academic year. The Step Up Lead Advocate is based on 40 hours per week. Most work hours occur between 9:30am and 6:00pm on weekdays, with occasional evenings and Saturdays as scheduled. One to two overnight summer camps and up to two overnight retreats may be required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Academic interventions duties:
Social and school success skill development duties:
Family relationships liaison duties:
Program administration duties:
Additional Lead Advocate duties:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND JOB CONDITIONS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following: