POSITION TITLE: Step Up Site Supervisor
PROGRAM: Step Up
REPORTS TO: Step Up Program Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt, Full-time (40 hours per week)
BENEFITS: Details of benefits outlined below
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $ 49,000 – $ 51,000
START DATE: August 2021
CLOSING DATE: July 19, 2021
The mission of Open School 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. Over 80% of our students are youth of color, low income and from marginalized communities. We encourage you to explore our website at www.openschoolnw.org.
At Open School we recognize that there is a historic and persistent achievement gap between white students and students from marginalized communities; closing that achievement gap while raising the achievement of all students is a top priority of our organization. Race, Identity, ability, and whom one chooses to love must cease to be reliable predictors of students’ achievement and success. In order to achieve this goal, we are committed to deepening equity at every level of our organization including and not limited to staff, students, and leadership.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and 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 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 his/her services and ideas wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavor
The Step Up Site Supervisor is responsible for the successful implementation of all aspects of the Step Up Program that
includes program planning and administration (including recruitment and enrollment of student participants), staff
leadership & development, public relations, oversight of academic tutoring and case management for all Step Up
Step Up is a racial equity and social justice program that assists BIPOC and marginalized students find success in
education. Step Up is about creating authentic relationships and works from a strength-based approach to supporting students and families.
COVID 2021-2022: Step Up program has continued operating during the pandemic. Many aspects of Step Up programming and operations were adapted to continue in a digital format when in-person gathering was not allowed because of public health and safety concerns. This position requires the Site Supervisor to perform the following in a mostly in-person and sometimes digital format aligned with PPS and ODE Covid guidelines and regulations.
SCHEDULE WORK HOURS
The Site Supervisor will work approximately 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. May occasionally work weekends, nights, holidays; as well as occasional multiple day camps and retreats.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Administration and Communication Duties:
● Develop and maintain an effective program site that supports the Step Up program goals and objectives.
● Act as lead representative in facilitating open communication to build strong relationships between school
administration, teachers and staff to ensure the Step Up program goals and objectives are effective in meeting the
desired outcomes; actively participate in regular meetings with school staff and administration.
● Work independently as a part of the Step Up leadership team and is provided limited goal-based supervision by the Program Manager and/or Program Director.
● Place students in advocate groups; coordinate and supervise service providers and partners from the community to assist students and families as required.
● Ensure that School Success Advocates develop the skill sets needed to effectively work with their students to
promote social-emotional growth.
● Effectively manage and complete program site reports; grant reports, billing, credit card reconciliation, discipline
forms, student progress paperwork, incident reports, attendance workbook and call/communication log; maintain
accurate and timely record keeping of program expenditures.
● Effectively plan and manage site program budget.
● Coordinate and supervise mediations, re-engagement, and intervention meetings for all Step Up participants when
● Plan and coordinate efforts to successfully implement program events for students and families.
● Assist the Step Up Leadership Team (SULT) in special projects and key decision-making processes.
● Actively participate in the Step Up Leadership Team meetings, OS staff meetings, and retreats.
● Ensure academic tutoring is aligned with school curriculum, including tutoring in proficiency-based grading systems.
● Lead site Leadership Team (consisting of Student Success Specialist and Lead Advocate) and coordinate team
meetings, communications, and activities.
● Work in collaboration with site Step Up Student Success Specialist and Lead Advocate.
● Familiarity with all relevant academic specifications for students receiving special education or 504 services.
● Plan and implement skill-based Saturday Schools on a regular basis and at times in alignment with the high school.
● Develop and maintain intentional partner relationships with school Admin, including and not limited to principals, counselors, teachers, and staff
● Develop a working knowledge and skillset with PPS Synergy database, Canvas, and virtual meeting platforms in use.
● Use Step Up real-time data to inform programming and Advocate practice
● Collaborate with Step Up Management Team to collect, evaluate, interpret and present data to all invested partners,
funders, and the community; ensure all information is communicated to and available for the Advocate team.
● Conduct mid-year and end-of-year evaluations of each team member at the site
● Effectively communicate program goals and philosophies, policies and procedures; ensure program staff understand and adhere to program guidelines and principles.
● Effectively communicate partner school administrative policies and protocols.
● Mentor and coach Advocates interested in leadership to develop strengths in group facilitation, supervision,
supporting program staff, and monitoring results, including observation and feedback sessions.
● Facilitate regular bi-weekly, hour-long supervision sessions with Advocates
● Lead weekly staff meetings and develop systems to obtain and distribute all relevant student progress data to team
members each week.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in a related field and three (3) years experience and/or training working with under-served and multi-cultural youth in an educational setting; with one (1) year of supervising employees is required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to be collaborative and work with a diverse population to solve problems and provide high-quality customer service.
Working knowledge of Common Core Standards and proficiency-based grading and experience with racial equity,
courageous conversations about race and cultural and linguistic responsive pedagogy is preferred.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Bilingual is preferred especially Spanish. Multiple organization worksite locations require the ability to travel to alternate offices. Knowledge of school district and state educational goals for high school students and experience leading group facilitation processes.
Cultural Competence and Commitment to Equity:
● Demonstrate Open School’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all job duties.
● Utilize OPEN’s Equity lens in decision-making
● Be aware of and have a willingness to embrace the cultural orientation of the populations we serve.
● Commit to examine own cultural biases and personal work necessary to reduce or eliminate biases
● Develop and maintain mutually respectful relationships.
● Engage in and model participation in Open School’s equity professional development programs.
Must successfully pass Oregon Department of Education fingerprint-based criminal history verification background check.
· Paid time off (PTO) days
· Paid school breaks during the winter (December-Jan) and spring (March)
· 11 paid holidays (if working 26 pay-cycles)
· Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Group Life Insurance plan
· Eligibility to participate in Open School’s Voluntary Life Insurance Plan
· Eligibility for Open School’s 403(b) retirement plan
· Eligibility for Open School’s health care plan (medical & dental)
· Eligibility to participate in a Flex Spending Account (FSA)
· Extensive professional development and training