associate director, TEEP
Title: Associate Director
Program: Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP)
Status: Non-exempt, Full Time Employee (40 hours a week)
Reports To: TEEP Program Director
Salary: $45,000 annually, plus benefits
Trinity Boston Connects (TBC) is looking for an experienced professional to join this dynamic and fast-growing community change organization. With a mission to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston, TBC delivers programs that serve youth and families and build dense networks of relationships and community support for youth city-wide.
TBC was born out of the social justice mission of Trinity Church in the City of Boston. We believe that healing the traumatic impact of systemic racism cannot take place without programmatic interventions that integrate three Community Practices: Trauma Inclusion, Restorative Justice, and Racial Equity. The integration of these practices forms the basis of our programming, including both our direct services for youth and our convening, training, and consulting work with other youth-serving organizations throughout the City of Boston.
Our Youth Development & Leadership Division integrates programs that create safe and supportive communities that inspire youth to develop the social emotional learning (SEL) skills necessary for academic, life and career success. These programs include: Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, Trinity@McCormack, and Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) which together provide direct services to nearly 1,000 youth and families.
To truly change the odds, the communities in which our youth live, learn, and develop must also change. It is not enough to help young people navigate oppressive environments. We strive to help change the schools, institutions, and organizations within which our programs operate so that they can be more supportive and nurturing. As a learning organization, we develop and share best practices with other youth-serving organizations through our Organizational Equity Practice (OEP) and Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC). These two programs provide clinical services, convenings, trainings, coaching, and consulting offerings to Boston youth-serving organizations.
Trinity Boston Connects is a subsidiary of Trinity Church in the City of Boston and all employees are entitled to receive all church benefits.
Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) is a tuition-free, out-of-school values-based leadership development program. Grounded in our Essential Community Practices, TEEP is focused on helping youth to become their full selves by providing a space that helps them heal from the traumatic impact of systemic racism through building positive relationships with peers and adults in a trauma inclusive, restorative environment. We are looking for a dynamic, compassionate, intelligent, creative youth development professional with a strong commitment to racial equity and social justice.
This is an exciting time to join our community! TBC has just completed a strategic plan aimed at achieving deeper and broader impact in the community through clearer focus and increased integration of offerings. Over the next two to three years TBC will implement this new strategy, involving a reorganization of staff, with new roles and greater collaboration and integration, all with the aim of better, more holistic support of the youth and organizations that we serve. The Associate Director is a key leadership position. This person will work closely with the Program Director and collaborate with TBC’s other youth development programs. This position is responsible for supporting the TEEP Director in creating and maintaining a dynamic, engaging, competitive year-long leadership development program.
Develop and maintain partnerships with Boston Public Schools by meeting with teachers and/or school liaisons to strategize recruitment plans, which will include presentations to prospective students, families, and/or partner organizations
• Meet with existing school partners regarding admissions and student engagement
• Coordinate facilitation of admissions interviews, tours of the TEEP summer space, and communications with students and families
• Distribute updated applications, deadlines, calendars, and admissions status to families and school liaisons
• Determine and assign balanced teams based on interview notes
• Support Program Director to plan and execute all youth engagement opportunities including Summer Orientation, Midsummer Parent Night, TEEP Graduation along with TEEP Saturdays and retreats
• Observe & report individual student needs (academic, clinical, or family) to offer direct support or referral through Trinity Boston Counseling Center and/or other partners
Skills and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• At least 3 years of experience working directly with young people including supervising youth and adults
• Demonstrated passion for tapping into the leadership skills and overall potential of youth of color
• Experience facilitating programming and developing youth focused curriculum
• Experience with administrative tasks such as communication with vendors, arranging field trips, maintaining tracking, etc.
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice with the ability to talk about systemic racism and oppression, especially within the context of TBC’s mission.
• Deep commitment to and experience with ending white supremacy and white supremacy culture.
• Knowledge of social emotional learning skills and community practices of racial equity, restorative justice, and trauma inclusive, healing-centered care
• Excellent, clear, and cohesive written and oral communications skills (writing/editing, professional phone manner)
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Self-directed; able to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects.
• Knowledge of the City of Boston and Boston Public Schools preferred
• Fluency in languages other than English, particularly Spanish a plus
• Flexible schedule, ability to attend some weekend/evening programming
To submit a resume and cover letter, please email TEEP Program Director Taneyri DeJesus, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Boston Connects is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We strongly encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds.
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