Careers

Careers at Breakthrough Miami

At Breakthrough Miami, we believe that for our community, our society, and our culture to reach its ultimate potential, it is imperative that each ambitious student is provided access to the optimum tools, networks, and opportunity to reach their potential. As a dynamic team of professionals with a passion for educational equity, we are dedicated to helping motivated students from under-resourced communities fulfill their promise as the architects of our future. We serve more than 1,300 Scholars in 5th through 12th grades, and 130 Teaching Fellows, across six sites utilizing an evidence-based “students-teaching-students” model.

For Immediate Hire - Site Director and Assistant Site Director

The Site Director manages the staff and day-to-day operations of the school-year and summer programs at one of Breakthrough Miami’s six host school sites. This position is responsible for ensuring all program operations are aligned with Breakthrough Miami’s vision, mission and goals; and for continuously improving educational enrichment and operational processes.

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Site Director

Site Director

REPORTS TO: Managing Program Director

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Site Director manages the staff and day-to-day operations of the school-year and summer programs at one of Breakthrough Miami’s six host school sites. This position is responsible for ensuring all program operations are aligned with Breakthrough Miami’s vision, mission and goals; and for continuously improving educational enrichment and operational processes.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the school-year and summer programs for Scholars, Teaching Fellows, AmeriCorps Members, Instructional Coaches and Volunteers.
  • Collaborate with the program team to create a curriculum for the school-year and summer programs that addresses the organization’s college preparatory mission and fosters integration of site activities in support of common goals.
  • Ensure Scholar success through effective academic programming, experiential learning opportunities and school options counseling.
  • Recruit, interview, hire and train Teaching Fellows, Instructional Coaches, Volunteers, and Interns; working with team members to ensure timeliness and quality standards are met throughout the recruitment process.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff, including Assistant Site Directors, Site Coordinators, Instructional Coaches, Teaching Fellows and AmeriCorps Members; holding them accountable for results.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the host school community, including the Parent Network.
  • Promote program engagement through the cultivation of other agencies and programs to expand the Breakthrough Miami network.
  • Work collaboratively with all staff to achieve Breakthrough Miami’s mission and goals.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Dependable and regular attendance; evening and weekend work are required to fulfill the expectations of the role.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum five years of experience in education or other relevant setting
  • Management/supervisory experience in an educational setting
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Curriculum design
  • Experience working with young adults, adolescents and families
  • Demonstrated success in:
    • results-oriented management/supervision; development and execution of systems to ensure accountability
    • understanding, building and managing key relationships
    • crisis/contingency planning and effective execution in the face of the unexpected

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to:
    • collect, report, analyze and use data as a management tool
    • meet deadlines and act with urgency
    • take initiative, identify needs and implement solutions
    • handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage a dynamic work schedule
    • support staffing, budgeting, data analysis and other management and operations responsibilities
    • make informed decisions
  • Excellent public speaking, writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to be an effective ambassador for Breakthrough Miami’s mission, vision and values
  • Operate effectively in diverse environments with the ability to inspire and teach people from widely varying backgrounds
  • Big picture thinker who can also pay attention to details
  • Self-directed
  • Able to achieve outcomes in flexible, fast-paced environment
  • Digital proficiency

Leadership

  • Use resources effectively to maximize results and leverage team strengths
  • Lead change and inspire others to action
  • Communicate consistently and effectively
  • Invest in the success of others
  • Able to coach and be coached; give and receive direction and feedback
  • Ability to create an environment of learning and continuous improvement
  • Sets high personal standards, follows through on commitments and models fairness and transparency in all interactions

OTHER SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • M.A. / M.Ed.
  • Professional Teaching Certification
  • Familiarity with Breakthrough Miami model and Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or Creole

Click here to submit your resume.

Breakthrough Miami operates in a rapidly changing education and community environment. This job description is a summary, not a contract. The duties and responsibilities of this role may change due to organizational needs. Dependable and regular attendance, evening and weekend work are required to fulfill the expectations of the role.

Assistant Site Director

Assistant Site Director

REPORTS TO: Site Director

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Assistant Site Director (ASD) is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of programs and services that most directly affect Breakthrough Miami Scholars and families. An ASD oversees campus or site logistics, unpaid student volunteers, some stipended positions, such as Teaching Fellows. As an ambassador of the program, the ASD builds supportive relationships with students, parents, schools, the community and other stakeholders to ensure the academic and socio-enrichment success of all Breakthrough Scholars.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work collaboratively with Program Leadership to develop engaging and challenging curriculum models, and effectively implement these models during the school-year and summer program.
  • Provide current Breakthrough students with ongoing educational counseling and proactive academic outreach and intervention to ensure site achievement of all Breakthrough Miami objectives.
  • Manage programs and procedures for recruitment, admissions, scheduling and other activities for students and Teaching Fellows.
  • Supervise Teaching Fellows and other stipended positions. Participate in recruitment/selection; give ongoing feedback and coaching; participate in performance review process.
  • Manage unpaid student volunteers during the school year when there is no Site Coordinator.
  • Address incidents involving staff, students and volunteers according to established BTM practices; use judgment to escalate incidents to director level as needed.
  • Track student progress through grades, test scores, attendance, and other relevant data while maintaining up-to-date student data.
  • Manage family and student communication to foster maximum attendance and engagement.
  • Create and sustain partnerships with local elementary, middle and high schools for the purpose of student recruitment and student placement.
  • Manage site activities when Site Director is not available. Participate in and/or lead special projects as assigned.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Dependable and regular attendance; evening and weekend work are required to fulfill the expectations of the role.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience or professional equivalent
  • Demonstrated success working with adolescents, young adults and families

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Takes initiative, self-motivated, able to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Self-directed, takes responsibility for own learning
  • Results-oriented; holds self accountable; able to achieve outcomes in a flexible, fast-paced environment
  • Meets deadlines and acts with urgency
  • Ability to make informed decisions
  • Accepts direction and coaching
  • Embraces a growth mindset, creates a learning environment; committed to continuous improvement
  • Excellent public speaking, writing, communication, and computer skills
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships
  • Able to take on special projects as required
  • Effective at multi-tasking, able to oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to collect, report, analyze and use data
  • Supports integration of Breakthrough Miami
  • Proficiency in computer/smart phone/tablet use

OTHER SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Professional certification
  • Able to see the big picture while also paying attention to details
  • Understanding of the Breakthrough model and Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Sets high personal standards, follows through on commitments, models fairness and transparency in interactions
  • Able to operate effectively in diverse environments and interact successfully with people from widely varying backgrounds
  • Coaches others
  • Experience in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in Salesforce and Social Media
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Creole

Click here to submit your resume.

Breakthrough Miami operates in a rapidly changing education and community environment. This job description is a summary, not a contract. The duties and responsibilities of this role may change due to organizational needs. Dependable and regular attendance, evening and weekend work are required to fulfill the expectations of the role.

Summer Site Staff

Breakthrough Miami Overview

Breakthrough Miami (BTM) is an eight-year, tuition-free academic enrichment program that provides motivated middle-school students from underserved communities with the tools they need to achieve their most ambitious goals in life. Our students-teaching-students internship engages outstanding older students as teachers, mentors and role models, so that our Scholars enter and thrive in college-prep high schools and enroll in college. This award-winning program serves 1,300 talented students. More than 95 percent of our students attend public schools in Miami-Dade County, while participating in our enrichment activities on five independent schools and one university site — Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Gulliver School, Miami Country Day School, Palmer Trinity School, Ransom Everglades School, and the University of Miami. 

Our Summer Site Staff Applications are currently closed and will reopen in January of 2020.

Teaching Fellow Opportunities

 

Our Teaching Fellow Applications will reopen in October 2019. For further information please contact us here.

Internship Opportunities

 

We currently do not have Internship Opportunities available. For further information please contact us here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Get ready to make an impact on the future.
Volunteers are vital to the success of our program. Apply to become a volunteer by clicking on your preferred site below and completing the application. Following your application submission, a member of our team will contact you with next steps. Please be advised, if you are 18 and over, you will be required to complete a background check. In addition, all volunteers must complete orientation and training before starting.

Thank you for your interest in serving with Breakthrough Miami! It takes a village!

To begin your application please select a site below :

Breakthrough Miami

3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129