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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.

Breakthrough Miami provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Breakthrough Miami offers a comprehensive benefit package, which includes the following: Health, dental, vision, long- and short-term disability and life insurance | 100% of employee only premiums paid by Breakthrough Miami | Matching 401K retirement plan | Minimum of 15 days annual PTO | 20 paid holidays 

For Immediate Hire - Development Director

The Development Director position at Breakthrough Miami, supports the advancement of the organization through increased funding, with a focus on unrestricted contributions. The Director will build, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors for annual and multi-year gifts. Core responsibility will be direct fundraising ($1.5M+) thereby advancing mission, programs, and impact. The successful candidate will be an effective fundraiser, authentically committed to mission, able to build meaningful relationships, and be a strategic, flexible, and positive thinker responsible for cultivating and closing gifts. This is a full-time position and reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer.

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Development Director

Development Director

REPORTS TO: Chief Philanthropy Officer

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Development Director will support the Advancement functions of the organization including cultivating and soliciting annual and multi-year unrestricted gifts, thereby advancing mission, programs, and impact. This is a full time position and reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a personal portfolio ($2M) and close a minimum of $1.5M of unrestricted gifts annually
  • Develop and execute a strategic annual fundraising work plan and matrix to manage portfolio, goal-setting, and tracking
  • Build meaningful relationships with individuals and families with capacity to philanthropically invest in Breakthrough Miami
  • Develop, solicit, and close multi-year and major unrestricted gifts
  • Lead fundraising aspects of annual fundraising events; leverage events as a vehicle for increased annual and major gifts and sponsorships, donor entry opportunities, and stewardship
  • Receive and respond to donor inquiries with friendliness and efficiency
  • Support awareness and engagement at host site schools among parents and alumni
  • Stay abreast of trends, best practices, and strategies in philanthropy
  • Support donor stewardship and reporting
  • Support alumni network with fundraising initiatives including Give Miami Day campaign
  • Support production of copy for advancement communications materials including appeals, donor stewardship posts for social media, gift reports, and campaign and/or constituent-specific materials
  • Represent the organization and be an active participant in the community through attendance at community events and host site school functions
  • Work with Operations Associate to ensure that gifts are acknowledged in a meaningful, timely, and accurate fashion and appropriately recorded in database
  • Support monthly and annual reconciliation with Controller
  • Collaborate with Controller to issue and track outstanding pledges
  • Assist the Chief Philanthropy Officer in creating and maintaining an Advancement calendar, fundraising reporting, and donor engagement/cultivation strategies
  • Work collaboratively with all staff to achieve Breakthrough Miami’s mission and goals
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • 5-7 years of related job experience
  • Proficient in CRM database skills (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce)
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, GoogleSheets/GoogleDocs, PowerPoint

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Proven track record to directly solicit and close annual and major gifts
  • Knowledge of the gift process and donor cycle
  • Knowledge of fundraising reports, tracking, and goal-setting
  • Possess strong relationship-building skills including the ability to ask questions and make inferences that help you understand a donor’s motivation, and to listen sincerely and effectively
  • Goal-oriented, motivated by achieving individual and group fundraising goals
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Project management skills and adept at juggling multiple deadlines and stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive final product
  • Have a collaborative spirit; be motivated and driven to work with the development team to accomplish team goals while also completing independent work
  • Be politely persistent
  • Actively engage in the life of our host site school communities
  • Ability to anticipate needs, take initiative, maintain confidentiality, and exercise good judgment
  • Positive spirit, optimistic attitude, and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible, team environment
  • Big picture thinker who can also pay attention to details
  • Proven ability to write donor communications including appeals and acknowledgments
  • Sets high personal standards, follows through on commitments, and models fairness and transparency in all interactions
  • Have a sincere commitment to equity with a belief that all children deserve equitable access to a high-quality education

OTHER SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Familiarity with issues of educational equity
  • Skilled in social media and other marketing areas
  • Bilingual or Multilingual (e.g. – Spanish/Portuguese/Italian/Russian)

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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 at any time due to organizational needs.

Director, BreakthroughU - College Access

Director, BreakthroughU – College Access

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Director, BreakthroughU – College Access oversees all activities that support high school student college-preparedness, including all BreakthroughU site programs. The director will build relationships with students, parents and key high school and college partners to help students build the life and leadership skills necessary to enroll in competitive colleges and pursue career goals. The Director plays a leadership role in developing program, and research partnerships with the University of Miami, and maintains mechanisms for the ongoing engagement of BTM college-based alumni.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement a robust BreakthroughU program that provides academic tools and real-life learning experiences and mentoring relationships that support on-time high school graduation and entrance into post-secondary plans
  • Ensure accurate and effective data collection in order to evaluate outcomes; inform programmatic decision-making, and grant proposals and reports; and continuously improve internal systems
  • Meet established standards of accountability and measurements of success for program delivery, as well as student and teacher success
  • Build strong, strategic partnerships to further all areas of programming; and collaborate with key community stakeholders to share best practices and resources that will maximize student outcomes
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all University of Miami personnel and administration, including the Division of Continuing & International Education as well as collaborations with other University Departments
  • Champion students by nurturing individual student strengths and providing timely, appropriate interventions and resources as needed to ensure students are safe and supported
  • Oversee collection and analysis of student records, including report cards, progress reports and Individualized Education Plans
  • Provide students with connections to supplemental and enrichment opportunities during the summer and school year to aid in college preparation and leadership development
  • Maintain positive, regular communication with students’ families, and provide personalized guidance and support through the college application, matriculation, and financial aid processes
  • Create opportunities for Breakthrough Miami Alumni to engage with current program participants
  • Direct all BreakthroughU site operations and logistics, including the recruitment, management, and development of at least one full-time staff member, 8+ school-year Scholar Success Coaches, 20+ summer staff members, and 25+ volunteers
  • Oversee program budget; monitor monthly expenditures
  • Maintain Breakthrough Miami’s culture of collaboration; create effective and efficient cross-site communication and collaboration processes
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with the Breakthrough Advisory Network
  • Lead programmatic special projects and initiatives, as they arise
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Regular attendance and access to reliable transportation are required. 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
  • 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

  • Excellent public speaking, writing, interpersonal communication skills, and computer skills
  • Displays ability to be effective ambassador for BTM mission, vision, and values
  • Proficient in computer/smartphone/pad use, with expertise in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Salesforce
  • Good understanding of social media
  • Able to see the big picture while also paying attention to details
  • Operates effectively in diverse environments and interacts successfully with, inspires, and teaches people from widely varying backgrounds
  • Self-directed, takes responsibility for own learning
  • Able to achieve outcomes in a flexible, fast-paced environment
  • 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
    • multi-task, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and manage a dynamic work schedule
    • support staffing, budgeting, data analysis, and other management and operations responsibilities
    • make informed decisions

Leadership

  • Uses resources effectively to maximize results and leverage team strengths
  • Leads change, inspires others to action; communicates consistently, and achieves outcomes in a flexible, fast-paced environment
  • Invests in the success of others – able to coach and be coached, give and receive direction and feedback
  • Displays ability to create an environment of learning and continuous improvement

OTHER SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • M.A. / M.Ed.
  • Professional Certification
  • Familiarity with Breakthrough model and Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Sets high personal standards, follows through on commitments, and models fairness and transparency in interactions
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Creole

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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.

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

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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

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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 OverviewBreakthrough Miami Summer Site Staff

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 at 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, Saint Andrews, and the University of Miami.

Summer Assistant Site Directors

Summer Assistant Site Directors

General Job Description The Summer Assistant Site Director works collaboratively with full-time directors to ensure a successful Summer Institute; and works closely with the Scholars and their families, and the Teaching Fellows to ensure their needs are met.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Site Directors with the coordination and management of student attendance and reports for funders and BTM
  • Assist Site Directors with management of student information in the BTM student database
  • Assist Site Directors with student discipline/conduct issues
  • Assist with fire and evacuation drills
  • Assist with Teaching Fellow Training and professional development during Orientation Week and throughout the summer
  • Assist with management and development of Teaching Fellows
  • Assist with implementation of the Teaching Assistant program
  • Assist with collecting and reviewing all required paperwork and timesheets from faculty
  • Assist Site Directors in designing, implementing and overseeing Evaluation Week schedule
  • Assist Site Directors in remaining in compliance with the Breakthrough Collaborative, and funding guidelines
  • Assist Site Directors in preparation for major events at their respective site, including Visitors Day, Family Night, and other events as scheduled
  • Assist Site Directors with all program evaluations during final ten days of programming
    • Staff Evaluations of Students
    • Student Evaluations of Teachers
    • Staff and student Evaluations of Program
    • Parent Evaluations of Program

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Two or more years of relevant experience
  • Outstanding track record as a professional classroom teacher for minimum of two years
  • High degree of flexibility; ability to multitask between projects
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in many different environments with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to deliver positive, constructive, and honest feedback; both written and verbal
  • Comfort and confidence in working with children and adults
  • Creativity, energy, and commitment to excellence
  • Prior experience with Summerbridge or Breakthrough is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Broward County Public Schools, or Palm Beach County Public Schools is highly desirable
  • Experience in an academically rigorous college-preparatory institution is highly desirable

Schedule and Compensation

Dates and Times:

Prior to Summer Program: A few hours a week in May, as needed

Required Instructional Coach Training: May 11th & May 18th 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Start Date: June 8, 2024

Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 8- June 14, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Program: June 17 -July 26, 2024 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some evenings may be longer due to programming and family events

Evaluation Week: July 29–August 2, 2024 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Compensation:

$4,250 stipend (paid over four pay periods)

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Summer Site Coordinators

Summer Site Coordinators

General Job Description The Summer Site Coordinator is a critical member of the summer Administrative Team and helps ensure the smooth and safe operations of the Summer Institute at their assigned site.

Job Responsibilities

  • Train, coordinate and oversee volunteers
    • Organize schedules
    • Create rosters
    • Track community service hours
  • Supervise Summer Food Service Program and coordinate student and staff meals and snacks
    • Attend Food Service Training
    • Plan and procure snacks for program
    • Work with lunch sponsor/vendor to ensure timely prep and service delivery, and also ensure procedures and reporting requirements are fulfilled
    • Arrange for non-sponsor food needs, including special staff lunches and dinners
  • Oversee the general cleanliness of the campus
  • Coordinate and oversee general office administration, including answering phones and taking messages; making copies; checking mail; coordinating program communications; filing; and data entry
  • Work closely with BTM Business Manager to ensure all supplies needed are provided to the site faculty in a timely manner
  • Keep accurate inventory of program/office supplies
    • Dispense and track all office supplies, classroom supplies, art supplies and audio visual equipment
    • Assist with special teacher needs (video, music, etc.)
  • Oversee and manage early drop off and late pick up
  • Organize and document donated items
  • Help execute special events as needed

Qualifications

  • Strong academic record; minimum of two years of college
  • Two or more years of relevant experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to initiate and follow through on ideas and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively in many different environments with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills (good working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, Word)
  • Familiarity with the Breakthrough model and/or Miami-Dade Public Schools, Broward County Public Schools, or Palm Beach County Public Schools is highly desireable

Schedule and Compensation

Dates and Times:

Prior to Summer Program: As needed by Site Director

Site Coordinator Training: May 11 & 18, 2024 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Start Date: June 8, 2024

Teacher Orientation: June 8-June 14, 2024 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Program: June 17-July 26, 2024 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some evenings may be longer due to programming and family events

Evaluation Week: July 29–August 2, 2024 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Compensation:

$4,000 stipend (paid over four pay periods)

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Instructional Coach - Academic

Instructional Coach – Academic

General Job Description Our model aspires to make learning fun and engaging, and to grow the potential of our Teaching Fellows, staff, and students in a supportive environment. Instructional Coaches (ICs) are experienced and successful professional educators who provide content specific support for BTM Teaching Fellows throughout the summer, and engage fully in the BTM community. ICs dictate the level of academic rigor during BTM’s summer program through their interactions with Teaching Fellows. Exemplary ICs effectively communicate content specifics to Teaching Fellows, guide Fellows through effective planning and execution, and hold both Fellows and students to the highest standards. Each IC will have a group of Teaching Fellows in his/her department(s) and is expected to lead department meetings, visit Fellows’ classes at least twice a week, evaluate lesson plans and curriculum overviews, and meet individually with Fellows regarding their on-going work; all the while giving constant feedback and support. Since ICs are the only professional teachers on-site, they are accountable for the quality of instruction BTM students receive, and are responsible for supporting BTM Teaching Fellows through their teaching experiences.

Specific Instructional Coach Duties

Pre-summer:

  • Complete training session (May, TBD)
  • Consult with BTM staff regarding 5th – 9th grade academic content in your specific content area in April and May
  • Meet with program staff to plan orientation workshops

Teaching Fellow Orientation:

  • Help facilitate workshops on topics, such as classroom management, lesson planning, creating classroom culture, etc.
  • Participate fully in all orientation workshops
  • Work with Teaching Fellows to design six-week unit plans and lesson plans

Six-Week Summer Program:

  • Guide Teaching Fellows through developing lesson plans, creating assessments and locating appropriate teaching resources
  • Provide Teaching Fellows with support and regular feedback as they design lesson plans
  • Observe each Teaching Fellow in your department at least once weekly, followed by a debriefing session in which Fellows receive concrete feedback based on Breakthrough’s Teaching Fellow Excellence Rubric
  • Communicate regularly with Site Director to discuss Teaching Fellow progress
  • Plan and lead departmental meetings
  • Lead at least one large group, mid-summer professional development session
  • Engage fully in the BTM community; sharing your passion for teaching, learning, and leading
  • Supporting individual student success with goal setting and documentation
  • Supervise and guide the Teaching Assistants who work with the Teaching Fellows

Evaluation Week:

  • Submit a final evaluation, as well as growth letters for each Teaching Fellow
  • Evaluate the overall summer program
  • Supervise Teaching Fellows as they compile their summer portfolios and evaluate the final products
  • Read and edit student evaluations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • State of Florida Teaching Certificate or equivalent
  • Outstanding track record as a professional classroom teacher
  • Superior presentation, writing and organizational skills
  • High degree of flexibility; ability to multitask between projects
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to hold others to high standards, while also offering support and maintaining positive relationships
  • Ability to deliver positive, constructive, and honest feedback; both written and verbal
  • Experience with curriculum development and implementation
  • Outstanding knowledge of subject matter and broad knowledge of available resources
  • Comfort and confidence in working with children and adults
  • Creativity, energy, and commitment to excellence
  • Commitment to, and passion for, teaching students from diverse backgrounds
  • Prior experience with Summerbridge or Breakthrough is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Broward County Public Schools, or Palm Beach County Public Schools or is highly desirable
  • Experience in an academically rigorous college-preparatory institution is highly desirable

Schedule and Compensation

Dates and Times:

Prior to Summer Program: A few hours a week in May, as needed

Required Instructional Coach Training: May 11th & May 18th 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Start Date: June 8, 2024

Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 8- June 14, 2024 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Program: June 17 -July 26, 2024 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Evaluation Week: July 29–August 2, 2024 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Compensation:

$4,250 stipend (paid over three pay periods)

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Instructional Coach - Social Emotional Wellness (SEW)

Instructional Coach – Social Emotional Wellness (SEW)

General Job Description Our model aspires to make learning fun and engaging, and to grow the potential of our Teaching Fellows, staff, and students in a supportive environment. Instructional Coaches (ICs) are experienced and successful professional educators who provide content specific support for BTM Teaching Fellows throughout the summer, and engage fully in the BTM community. ICs dictate the level of fidelity, rigor and consistency during BTM’s summer program through their interactions with Teaching Fellows. Exemplary ICs effectively communicate content specifics to Teaching Fellows, guide Fellows through effective planning and execution, and hold both Fellows and students to the highest standards. The IC managing SEW programming, in alignment and advancing academic progress through our Scholar Success Plans, will work with all Teaching Fellows at the site and is expected to lead meetings, visit Fellows’ classes at least twice a week, evaluate advisory plans and Scholar individual Scholar check-ins, and meet individually with Fellows regarding their on-going work; all the while giving constant feedback and support. Since ICs are the professionals on-site, they are accountable for the quality of instruction BTM students receive, and are responsible for supporting BTM Teaching Fellows through their teaching and advising experiences.

Specific Instructional Coach Duties

Pre-summer:

  • Complete training session (May, TBD)
  • Consult with BTM staff regarding 5th – 9th grade SEW/Success Plan content
  • Meet with program staff to plan orientation workshops

Teaching Fellow Orientation:

  • Help facilitate workshops on topics such as CASEL Competencies, Mindfulness/Mindful Kindness, academic planning, and how conduct individual check-ins
  • Participate fully in all orientation workshops
  • Work with Teaching Fellows to design six-week advisory plan and daily lesson plans

Six-Week Summer Program:

  • Guide Teaching Fellows through developing lesson plans, creating assessments and locating appropriate teaching resources
  • Provide Teaching Fellows with support and regular feedback as they design lesson plans
  • Observe each Teaching Fellow in your department twice weekly, followed by a debriefing session in which Fellows receive concrete feedback based on Breakthrough’s Teaching Fellow Excellence Rubric
  • Communicate regularly with Site Director to discuss Teaching Fellow progress
  • Plan and lead meetings to provide professional development for Teaching Fellows relating to Scholar SEL growth and development and academic success
  • Engage fully in the BTM community; sharing your passion for teaching, learning, and leading
  • Supervise and guide the Teaching Assistants who work with the Teaching Fellows
  • Supporting individual student success with goal setting and documentation
  • Supervise and guide the Teaching Assistants who work with the Teaching Fellows

Evaluation Week:

  • Submit a final evaluation for each Teaching Fellow
  • Evaluate the overall summer program
  • Supervise Teaching Fellows as they compile their summer portfolios and evaluate the final products
  • Read and edit student evaluations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Outstanding track record as a professional classroom teacher including experience with SEL/Mindfulness for a minimum of two years
  • Superior presentation, writing and organizational skills
  • High degree of flexibility; ability to multitask between projects
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to hold others to high standards, while also offering support and maintaining positive relationships
  • Ability to deliver positive, constructive, and honest feedback; both written and verbal
  • Experience with curriculum development and implementation
  • Outstanding knowledge of subject matter and broad knowledge of available resources
  • Comfort and confidence in working with children and adults
  • Creativity, energy, and commitment to excellence
  • Commitment to, and passion for, teaching students from diverse backgrounds
  • Training or experience in SEL, counseling, coaching or mindfulness a plus
  • Prior experience with Breakthrough is a plus
  • Familiarity with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Broward County Public Schools, or Palm Beach County Public Schools or State of Florida Teaching Certificate or equivalentis highly desirable
  • Experience in an academically rigorous college-preparatory institution is highly desirable

Schedule and Compensation

Dates and Times:

Prior to Summer Program: A few hours a week in May, as needed

Required Instructional Coach Training: May 11th and 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Start Date: June 8, 2024

Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 8- June 14, 2024, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Program: June 17 -July 26, 2024, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Evaluation Week: July 29–August 2, 2024, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Compensation:

Compensation – $4,250 stipend (paid over three pay periods)

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Instructional Coach - Entrepreneurship

Instructional Coach – Entrepreneurship

General Job Description Our model aspires to make learning fun and engaging, and to grow the potential of our Teaching Fellows, staff, and students in a supportive environment. Instructional Coaches (ICs) are experienced and successful professional educators who provide content specific support for BTM Teaching Fellows throughout the summer, and engage fully in the BTM community. ICs dictate the level of fidelity, rigor and consistency during BTM’s summer program through their interactions with Teaching Fellows and staff. Exemplary ICs effectively communicate content specifics to Fellows, guide them through effective planning and execution, and hold both Fellows and students to the highest standards. The Entrepreneurship IC will adapt the curriculum to the needs of the students, provide training to Fellows, and follow up with them throughout the summer to ensure fidelity to programming. The IC will also support the execution of at least one business plan challenge.

Specific Instructional Coach Duties

Pre-summer:

  • Complete training session (May, TBD)
  • Consult with BTM staff regarding 5th – 9th grade academic content in your specific content area
  • Meet with program staff to plan orientation workshops

Teaching Fellow Orientation:

  • Help facilitate workshops on topics such as classroom management, lesson planning, creating classroom culture, etc.
  • Participate fully in all orientation workshops
  • Work with Teaching Fellows to design six-week advisory unit plans and lesson plans

Six-Week Summer Program:

  • Guide Teaching Fellows through developing lesson plans, creating assessments and locating appropriate teaching resources
  • Provide Teaching Fellows with support and regular feedback as they design lesson plans
  • Observe each Teaching Fellow in your department at least once weekly, followed by a debriefing session in which Fellows receive concrete feedback based on Breakthrough’s Teaching Fellow Excellence Rubric
  • Communicate regularly with Site Director to discuss Teaching Fellow progress
  • Plan and lead departmental meetings
  • Lead at least one large group, mid-summer professional development session
  • Engage fully in the BTM community; sharing your passion for teaching, learning, and leading
  • Supporting individual student success with goal setting and documentation
  • Supervise and guide the Teaching Assistants who work with the Teaching Fellows

Evaluation Week:

  • Submit a final evaluation, as well as growth letters for each Teaching Fellow
  • Evaluate the overall summer program
  • Supervise Teaching Fellows as they compile their summer portfolios and evaluate the final products
  • Read and edit student evaluations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Outstanding track record as a professional classroom teacher
  • Superior presentation, writing and organizational skills
  • High degree of flexibility; ability to multitask between projects
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to hold others to high standards, while also offering support and maintaining positive relationships
  • Ability to deliver positive, constructive, and honest feedback; both written and verbal
  • Experience with curriculum development and implementation
  • Outstanding knowledge of subject matter and broad knowledge of available resources
  • Comfort and confidence in working with children and adults
  • Creativity, energy, and commitment to excellence
  • Commitment to, and passion for, teaching students from diverse backgrounds
  • Prior experience with Breakthrough is a plus
  • Familiarity with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Broward County Public Schools, or Palm Beach County Public Schools or State of Florida Teaching Certificate or equivalentis highly desirable
  • Experience in an academically rigorous college-preparatory institution is highly desirable

Schedule and Compensation

Dates and Times:

Prior to Summer Program: A few hours a week in May, as needed

Required Instructional Coach Training: May 11th and 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Start Date: June 8, 2024

Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 8- June 14, 2024, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Program: June 17 -July 26, 2024, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Evaluation Week: July 29–August 2, 2024, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Compensation:

Compensation – $4,250 stipend (paid over three pay periods)

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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!

Apply to be a Volunteer Teaching Assistant:

Breakthrough Teaching Assistants are young, energetic and enthusiastic high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who aspire to become Breakthrough Teaching Fellows. Breakthrough Miami is based on a “students teaching students” model. Each Teaching Assistant provides Teaching Fellows with avid support throughout the summer program. Teaching Assistants will be able to contribute to lesson planning activities and will be responsible for teaching 2 mini-lessons and actively participating in the learning process in the classroom.

Volunteers – begin your application by selecting a site below: