Agency: Alternatives in Action
At Alternatives in Action (AIA) we believe young people are powerful. In our schools and community programs, we see young people striving for more voice, more connection, more ownership, and more meaningful ways to make a difference - for their own future and their communities. Because we believe in the power and promise of young people, we inspire them, support them, and create opportunities for young people to make a real difference. As our youth practice cascading leadership, take meaningful action, and build real relationships with adult allies & peers, they experience empowerment that will help them shape a secure future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Each year, we develop the leadership skills of over 1,300 youth, with thousands of additional children & families benefiting from the community-based projects created by our participants.
Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Community Initiatives at the McClymonds Youth & Family Center (MYFC) implements comprehensive programming and services to meet the needs of West Oakland youth and families. Alternatives in Action operates both school-day and after school programming at McClymonds High School along with broader West Oakland youth and parent programs.
$53,000 to $60,000 per year depending on qualifications
100% Premium Medical/Dental, 403(B) Retirement Match
Generous Holiday Calendar: Including – 1 week Thanksgiving Break, 2 week Winter Break, and 1 week Spring Break; accrued vacation and set sick days. A portion of cost/fees associated with credential programs.
Leadership, Supervision and Management (20%)
Provide leadership for Alternatives in Action's Extended Day Program (EDP) at the MYFC by supervising staff, facilitating communication, planning services, completing reports & evaluation, and maintaining inspiring spaces for youth
Attend all relevant organizational meetings; represent the organization as needed in external meetings and events
Collaborate with Alternatives in Action leadership and staff to support organization-wide initiatives and event
Recruit, train and motivate a team of project group coaches and day school teachers to implement Alternatives in Action's vision of high quality community school programming
Coach, supervise and provide professional development to project group coaches, including
weekly/biweekly one-on-one supervision, job-embedded coaching, performance management plans and bi-annual reviews and adult reflection coaching practice
Plan and facilitate regular after school staff meetings and trainings on topics including Alternatives in Action’s community impact project cycle, the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) tool, the PropelNext Theory of Change and other best practices in youth development
Foster an environment that promotes teamwork and upholds the principles of Alternatives in Action
Guide and participate in collaborative processes to improve Community Programs at the MYFC
Program Implementation (40%)
Coordinate day-to-day operations of high school EDP and ensure compliance of all OUSD 21st Century after school requirements
Develop and maintain a schedule of academic, leadership and enrichment activities
Ensure academic support and targeted intervention activities for identified students during EDP academic time
Accurately record and track attendance, participation, and snack for all community programs activities through CiviCorp/Citispan online system and maintain all physical attendance documents
Maintain system of data collection for all other required documentation, including enrollment forms, emergency cards, permission slips, payroll, receipts, and evaluation tools
Ensure EDP activities are aligned and in compliance with grant outcomes, including attendance and units of service requirements
Ensure additional programming and community events are aligned and in compliance with grant objectives as well as student needs
Include parents/guardians, teachers, and other stakeholders in program design, evaluation, & other processes
Oversee facility management, including teen center, classrooms, and other shared spaces, during after school hours
Collaborate with other program staff to design and implement a 2-4 week Summer Bridge Program for rising 9th grade students
Direct Service (10%)
Work with site team to hire, recruit, train, support, and evaluate Executive Team youth coaches
Plan and facilitate the Youth Coach/Executive Team program 2-4 hrs per week with a minimum of 1-2 youth coaches for each community impact project; ensure high level of leadership skill development to promote consistent implementation of cascading leadership model
Support cross-site E-Team meetings and retreats and ensure participation of MYFC Youth Coaches
Develop and maintain a high level of communication with key stakeholders through regular, strategic communication and attendance at relevant meetings including McClymonds High School staff, the OUSD After School Program Office and other OUSD partners, City of Oakland, Alameda County departments, program providers and subcontractors, parents and other community members
Establish strong internal marketing of programs to internal stakeholders through a monthly e-newsletter
Develop and maintain positive parent relations through regular, strategic communication about attendance, participation, and events
Fiscal Management, Fund Development and Contract Management (10%)
Collaborate with supervisor in budget development and expenditure tracking; manage EDP budget directly
Work with Alternatives in Action's fund development staff to organize and prepare for site visits and other fund development-related activities
Support fund development staff through the development of grant narrative and reports as needed for grants and contracts
Manage OUSD 21st Century contract development and compliance paperwork
Develop EDP Professional Services Agreements and manage sub-contracts as needed
Minimum 4 years of experience teaching or mentoring middle/high school-aged young people in youth development and educational programs.
Bachelor's degree required.
Demonstrated ability to write grants, curricula, and keep detailed records.
Experience in community development, youth organizing, and program development & coordination.
Experience working with diverse groups and communities.
Passion for mentoring young people, promoting youth development practices and working towards social change.
How To Apply
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Human Resources. Enter the job title in the subject line.
Due to the volume of candidates, we will be unable to contact each candidate individually. If you are being considered for the position, you will be contacted. We are unable to accept phone calls or walk-ins. Alternatives in Action is an equal opportunity employer.