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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: July 19, 2022
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY: 08/16/22 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Out of School Time Learning Institute Coordinator, Agenda for Children Out of School Time (AFCOST)
Job Code: M307-701
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Out of School Time Learning Institute Coordinator reports to the Agenda for Children Out of School Time (AFCOST) Co-Director. Coordinating and supporting a team of facilitators and trainers, the Coordinator oversees the delivery of professional development activities for approximately 65 Cambridge Out of School Time programs with 450 staff who work with 3,000 Cambridge children and youth.

The mission of the AFCOST Initiative is to organize, catalyze and support the youth-serving community in Cambridge for the shared purpose of increasing equity, access and innovation and sustaining the highest quality of opportunities and experiences for all children, youth, and families. www.agendaforchildrenost.org

We are seeking a collaborative and facilitative leader who has demonstrated an understanding of how children and youth are affected by social inequities and how to address these impacts. The candidate must have the ability to see the big picture, be a community builder and be innovative and thoughtful in their approach. Our ideal candidate has a passion for improving the lives of children through inspirational support of the adults who work with them.

  • Coordinate the Out of School Time Learning Institute programs available to all Cambridge-based OST professionals including:
    • Monthly Communities of Practice (CoPs)- contract with facilitators, facilitate quarterly meetings with facilitators, manage content strands and connection across CoPs.
    • Annual OST Symposium- assess needs and interests, recruit presenters from within OST Community, assign coaches to presenters to support content and engagement, manage content strands for mix of 24-30 workshops and oversee operations during symposium week.
    • Trainings (live and recorded) organized into introductory, intermediate, and advanced in six content areas: Leadership, Equity and Access, Social Emotional Learning, Youth Development, Program Design and Family Engagement, contract with trainers, facilitate quarterly meetings with trainers.
  • Manage outreach, relationship cultivation with OST community and registration for all OST Learning Institute activities including, maintenance and upkeep of SCHED, an on-line registration system, AFCOST website, Google calendar and distribution list of 400+ individual OST professionals. Oversee space, Zoom bookings and scheduling, and food and supplies as needed.
  • Recruit and engage trainers/facilitators and facilitate team meetings focused on assessing programs/training needs/alignment of trainers/facilitators.
  • Assess professional development current/future needs of the OST community, refine training programsbased upon participant feedback and conceptualize and identify training that meets those needs.
  • Oversee attendance recordkeeping for all OST Learning Institute activities including ensuring data is uploaded into online TRACK system, conducting regular review of records for accuracy, and distributing reports to 60+ OST organizations.
  • Jointly supervise part-time OST Learning Associate working to support Institute Coordinator and AFCOST Impact and Evaluation Advisor.
  • Participate as a member of the AFCOST Communications Team meetings, attend monthly meetings, produce a monthly OST Learning Institute Newsletter, contribute to social media and blogs/stories, and coordinate direct email promoting OST Learning Institute activities working with the Communications Team to align communications strategies across AFCOST organization.
  • Participate as a member of the AFCOST Core Group, AFCOST management team, attend monthly meetings, providing vision and leadership ensuring that the collective mission and goals of AFCOST are supported and connected.
  • Collaborate with Impact and Evaluation Advisor to support, coordinate and align communications and evaluation efforts.
  • Innovate and build-out existing work staying current with local and national trends in the Out of School Time field.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience in related field or 8+ years' work experience in professional development and/or youth development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of professional development best practices and communications strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with upper-level management and manage consultant relationships.
  • Experience with project management including planning, organizing, problem solving, and managing multiple projects concurrently with attention to detail.
  • Strong facilitation, team building, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and other software/applications that will help meet work demands.
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.  Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   Standard office environment at 51 Inman Street, which includes fluorescent lighting, carpeting, and air conditioning.  Shared office space can be busy and moderately loud office environment. This position may be eligible for hybrid work under the City’s Telework Policy depending on operational needs.   This position may be eligible for hybrid work under the City’s Telework Policy depending on operational needs.   

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Sufficient mobility to travel throughout the city. Ability to read and analyze large quantities of information. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift 10-15 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

BENEFITS SUMMARY:

  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Vacation and Sick leave eligible
  • Sick Incentive Pay Eligible
  • 3 Personal days
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Management Allowance, $2,700/year

RATE: $59,383-$72,853 annually plus excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 08/16/22. Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

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