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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.

For Immediate Hire - Academic Success Coach

 Academic Success Coaches provide essential support to students  on their 8 year path as Breakthrough Scholars.  Working directly with Scholars, Academic Success Coaches provide mentoring, academic support, and coaching. Additionally, Coaches support program planning and implementation, and other activities to contribute to the success of Breakthrough Scholars. Academic Success Coaches  receive extensive training in a variety of areas to prepare for a rewarding and successful placement with Breakthrough.

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Academic Success Coach

Academic Success Coach

Reduced Half-TimeAcademic Success CoachService Description 2022 – 2023

SUMMARY: Breakthrough Miami provides an academic and social enrichment program that uses a student-teaching-students model to ensure students who are traditionally marginalized due to systemic inequities have access to rigorous learning environments, near-peer mentoring, wrap-around advising, supportive networks, and resources to thrive in and outside the classroom, graduate from high school on time, and attend college.  The program serves 1,300 students in  5th through 12th grade.  Academic Success Coaches provide essential support to students on their 8-year path as Breakthrough Scholars.  Working directly with Scholars, Academic Success Coaches provide mentoring, academic support, and coaching. Additionally, Coaches support program planning and implementation and other activities to contribute to the success of Breakthrough Scholars. Academic Success Coaches receive extensive training in a variety of areas to prepare for a rewarding and successful placement with Breakthrough.

QUALIFICATIONS:Members will have the following qualifications:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • You must be 17 years old by September 10, 2022, and have earned or are on track to receive a high school diploma/GED
  • You must have a commitment to community service and the ability to serve for the complete program(September 10, 2022 –May 12, 2023)
  • The Member agrees to submit to a National Criminal History Check inclusive of a finger-printing based FBI check (completed by NWFSC HR department), FDLE check, state of residency check if other than Florida, and a Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Website Check and be clear of any charges in order to serve in the AmeriCorps program. Enrollment and eligibility of members are subject to successful clearance of the above-noted screens. Members will be disqualified from service if the results are analyzed and found unacceptable to the service site or to the program. (Disqualifying offenses, as well as individuals who have a conviction of murder or are registered sex offenders, are NOT eligible to serve with AmeriCorps).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

All of the following duties and responsibilities are essential position functions, though some members may have a greater responsibility for some of the functions listed. The list is not all-inclusive and individuals may be asked to perform other position-related duties as requested by their Breakthrough Miami supervisors.

  • Act as a role model to Breakthrough Miami Scholars
  • Track student progress through grades, test scores, attendance, and other relevant data while maintaining up-to-date student data to inform student support intervention and advising
  • Provide direct academic support services to Scholars under the direction of Breakthrough staff at designated Breakthrough Miami sites to ensure Scholars are enrolling and succeeding in appropriately rigorous coursework; and accessing competitive, high-performing middle/high schools and colleges aligned with their interests and aspirations. This will include Conducting 1:1 academic and career advising; and delivering group advising sessions and academic support
  • Plan and lead advisory class in Breakthrough Miami School Year Saturdays
  • Lead academic and career development workshops
  • Mentor Scholars on the skills and strategies needed for success in school, including organization, time management, homework completion, and study habits
  • Work closely with assigned Breakthrough Miami site director on assigned Scholar roster
  • Aid in the planning and implementation of Breakthrough’s School Year Program (SYP)
  • Participate actively in all training, professional development, civic reflection, and service activities
  • Reporting requirements include weekly timesheets and monthly data reporting

EVALUATION

Members receive a mid-service and final evaluation. Performance evaluations are intended to be a mutual exchange of information that informs the program’s service delivery and helps the member successfully complete the term of service.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Flexibility and openness to changing roles
  • Ability to work cooperatively on a team and be an active team member
  • Respond well to constructive criticism and input on how to improve performance
  • Effective academic support and mentoring skills
  • Willingness to learn and to attend all AmeriCorps trainings and meetings
  • Commitment to working with youth and to community service
  • Ability to manage several concurrent issues and solve problems effectively
  • Ability to complete paperwork accurately and meet deadlines
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole) strongly preferred
  • Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Reliable transportation

MEMBER HOURS, BENEFITS, AND COMPENSATION

Reduced-Half-Time members are required to accumulate 675 hours within the service period of September 10, 2022 to May 12, 2023. Members are responsible for tracking and receiving approval of their hours. Members receive the following:

  • Living Stipend: $486 semi-monthly while actively serving
  • Education Award- upon completion of 675 service hours, all members are eligible to receive an Education Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service: $2474.27
  • Non-monetary benefits (on-going support and professional development from a community of experienced educators and non-profit leaders)
  • Student loan forbearance and interest payments, if the member qualifies

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Breakthrough Miami does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ability, sex, secular preference, sexual orientation, marital status, age, political affiliation, or religion, in accordance with the non-discrimination requirements of applicable statutes. 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 of Training

Director of Training

FLSA STATUS AND SCHEDULE: Exempt full-time

REPORTS TO:Director of Leadership and Professional Development

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Director will have primary operational oversight of Breakthrough Miami’s training experiences and contract activities that align with best practices in the field of youth development, education, social-emotional wellness, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and college readiness. The Director will be responsible for leading and managing external training contracts, including Breakthrough Miami’s work as a Trust Academy Quality Assurance Training Partner. The Director will also support impactful professional development for Breakthrough Teaching Fellows, Volunteers, and Success Coaches.

The framework for the body of work as a Trust Academy training partner focuses on High-Quality Program Practices and Strong Foundations. Within these two areas, key strands will take Providers through a scaffolded professional development experience designed to provide dynamic, relevant, and evolving content through tiers of courses, live trainings, peer learning communities, and coaching. The High-Quality Program Practices area provides direct-service knowledge, techniques, strategies, and reflection time through strands focused on Engaged and Active Learning; Youth Voice, Choice, and Leadership; and Community, Culture, and Well-being. Strong Foundations focuses on Provider’s organizational capacity through strands focused on Outcomes-driven data; Coaching & Management; and Knowledge Behind the Practice.

Breakthrough Miami has thirty years of experience in the field, including direct service and training and a consistently diverse team reflecting our community, students and families served. Embracing our culture of collaboration, this work unites several respected community-based organizations, each offering expertise in specific areas of the framework, reflected in the proposed scope of support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create and manage Breakthrough Miami’s Trust Academy Training program and deliverables
    • This includes developing, organizing and leading professional development and training programs for The Children’s Trust75 Youth Development 6-12 Providers (see aforementioned framework in position summary), as well as advancing program efficacy, strengths and leadership capabilities aligned with Trust Social Emotional Learning Program Tool.
  • Manage and oversee training partnerships
  • Recruit and manage training team, including trainers and training partners, to develop and deliver engaging and effective Youth Development training
  • Work with technology partners to create high-quality, engaging virtual and pre-recorded courses
  • Oversee accurate and timely program data collection, inputting, and reporting in program databases
  • Evaluate and monitor fidelity of training programs
  • Maintain Trust Academy training calendar
  • Manage The Children’s Trust, Trust Academy contract and grant requirements in collaboration with Leadership Team
  • Work with marketing team to promote trainings, generate interest and share stories of impact
  • Serve as Breakthrough Miami’s representative for Trust Academy Collective
  • Additionally support enhancement, execution and evaluation of trainings and professional development opportunities for the following:
    • Breakthrough Miami Program Staff
    • Teaching Fellows (17-24 year olds leading instruction and mentorship for 8 weeks in summer)
    • Success Coaches (17-24 year olds leading academic advising and social emotional wellness during school year)
    • Student Volunteers (high school students supporting academic instruction, electives, programming and events)
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum five years experience in education, training/coaching, or other relevant experience.
  • Management and program administration experience
  • Experience working with young adults
  • Demonstrated success in:
    • training, coaching, and professional development
    • results-oriented management, developing and executing systems to ensure accountability
    • understanding, managing, and building key relationships

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
    • multi-task, handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage a dynamic work schedule
    • support staffing, budgeting, data analysis, and other management and operations responsibilities
    • effectively lead teams
    • create an environment of learning and continuous improvement
    • be an effective ambassador for Breakthrough’s mission, vision, and values
  • Excellent public speaking, writing, and interpersonal communication
  • Digital proficiency, including Learning Management Systems
  • Positive, optimistic demeanor and approach
  • Detail oriented
  • Operate effectively in diverse environments
  • Self-directed
  • Project management experience
  • Able to achieve outcomes in a flexible, fast-paced environment.

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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.

Lead Program Officer

Lead Program Officer

REPORTS TO:Chief Executive Officer

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: Advancing the organization’s vision, goals, and program models, the Director oversees, coaches, and supports Breakthrough Miami’s site directors, who are embedded on multiple sites across Miami. Working collaboratively with program leadership, the Director will help inform and develop program implementation strategies to support site teams in achieving program goals, outcomes, and impact. The Director will serve in a leadership role to build and nurture organizational culture and learning, maximize the strengths of team members, and create systems for continuous improvement. The Director will design and lead onboarding, professional development, work plans, evaluation, and coaching of site staff. Additionally, in collaboration with program leadership, the Director will support the design, oversight, and performance of cross-functional teams advancing major areas of work including recruitment, organizational-wide events, and family services. The Director will work with site directors to improve program fidelity, operational efficiencies, leadership and management skills, and the quality of program delivery. Building capacity for data-driven decision-making, the Director will support site staff to collect, analyze and leverage data to improve program delivery.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Inform, nurture and advance organizational culture and learning
  • Design and lead onboarding process for site directors
  • Supervise, coach, and support team of site directors
  • Set and lead evaluation tools, processes, and work plans
  • Work with Program Leadership to determine and ensure professional development to grow the capacity and efficacy of site leadership
  • Support budgeting processes relating to program sites and professional development
  • Oversee the process and performance of cross-functional workgroups
  • Collaborate with Program Leadership to develop and oversee program implementation strategies
  • Actively foster an environment of excellence, trust, accountability, spirit, support, and positivity
  • Embrace and utilize data to advance organizational and individual learning; support site directors to use data to adapt practice
  • Strategically build team cohesion, spirit, and convergence
  • Support program evaluation and strategic planning as necessary

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum eight years experience in education or other relevant setting.
  • Management and program administration experience in an educational setting
  • Experience working with young adults and families.
  • Demonstrated success in:
    • results-oriented management, developing and executing systems to ensure accountability
    • understanding, managing, and building 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 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
  • Excellent public speaking, writing, and interpersonal communication
  • Ability to be an effective ambassador for BTM mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to create an environment of learning and continuous improvement
  • Digital proficiency
  • Detail-oriented
  • Operate effectively in diverse environments
  • Self-directed
  • Able to achieve outcomes in flexible, fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for educational equity
  • Understanding of complex federal grant compliance

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 at any time due to organizational needs.

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.

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: