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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 - Social Media Content Creator

The Social Media & Content Creator plans, leads and executes social media strategies in support of a new training initiative, SkillBuild powered by Breakthrough Miami as well as supporting established Breakthrough Miami platforms. Social media strategies will build brand awareness, affinity and engagement.

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Social Media Content Creator

Social Media Content Creator

REPORTS TO: Chief Philanthropy Officer

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Social Media & Content Creator plans, leads, and executes social media strategies in support of a new training initiative, SkillBuild, powered by Breakthrough Miami as well as supporting established Breakthrough Miami platforms. Social media strategies will build brand awareness, affinity, and engagement. The Creator will take a lead in creating and posting content, storytelling, monitoring and responding to comments and interactions, and creating and implementing social media campaigns. This is a unique opportunity to establish a new endeavor in the spirit of the recognized Breakthrough Miami brand. The Creator will be a critical part of advancing social impact across our community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates and edits video content for TikTok, IG Reels, YouTube etc…
  • Creates written, visual, and multimedia content targeted toward specific social media platforms and audiences (e.g., photos, statuses for Facebook, etc)
  • Develops a mission-driven content strategy through storytelling
  • Pays attention to trends & trending sounds on TikTok and IG Reels to create and analyze effective messaging to advance organization’s brand and goals on social platforms
  • Develops and follows content calendars and posts relevant and timely content, which must include a strong strategic use of compelling social messaging, channel-specific storytelling, and effective use of photography, video, and animation.
  • Publishes consistent and meaningful content (once approved)
  • Engages with followers and responds to comments on videos
  • Utilizes and shares analytics to shape strategy and track the success of campaigns
  • Grasps and advances Breakthrough Miami’s “voice” and strengthens brandpositioning and affinity
  • Proactively shares issues, observations, opportunities, and ad insights based on social media monitoring and analytics to create a data-driven culture
  • Support further educating the Breakthrough Miami community regarding social media best practices.

Bonus

  • Longer-form video editing for platforms such as YouTube

Qualifications/Skills/Requirements

  • Excellent aesthetic, video shooting, & editing skills
  • Proven working experience in social media content creation / Proficiency in social media platforms and online engagement
  • Demonstrable social media analytics tools knowledge
  • Adequate knowledge of various editing software  
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Canva
  • Ability to be on-site for programming on selected Saturdays, weekdays, and selected evenings for special events as needed. 

* Contracted position estimated at 25 hours/week

    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.

    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 building, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of donors for annual and multi-year gifts. The Director will focus on growing corporate giving. Responsibilities will include direct fundraising, fundraising activities coordination, stewardship, and advancement-related administrative support in order to strengthen our work with donors and partners, thereby advancing mission, programs, and impact. The successful candidate will be authentically committed to mission, and be a strategic, flexible, and positive thinker responsible for direct fundraising. This is a full-time position and reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manage a personal portfolio ($1M) of corporate donors
    • Build meaningful engaged partnerships with corporations, securing corporate giving and facilitating employee engagement and stewardship
    • Develop and manage corporate/industry relations partnership program
    • Manage fundraising activities relating to industry partners – initiate, plan and coordinate prospect and donor cultivation, proposals and Letters of Inquiry, solicitations, reporting, and stewardship of gifts
    • Craft corporate partner benefits packages and proposals
    • Lead oversight of gifts and grants from corporations and partners
    • Develop and execute a strategic annual work plan and matrix to manage portfolio, goal-setting, and tracking
    • Stay abreast of trends, best practices, and strategies to secure corporate gifts and sponsorships
    • Support stewardship, engagement, and fundraising events
    • Receive and respond to donor inquiries with friendliness and efficiency
    • Work collaboratively with all staff to achieve Breakthrough Miami’s mission and goals
    • Perform other duties that may be assigned

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Ability to work evenings and weekends, and access to reliable transportation are all required to fulfill the expectations of the role.

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 5+ years of direct fundraising experience with proven results

    Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of the gift process and donor cycle
    • Ability to effectively inspire and solicit giving – not afraid to make donor calls
    • Knowledge of fundraising reports, tracking and goal-setting
    • Ability to maintain concurrent projects, set priorities, and follow-through on both long-term and short-term deadlines
    • 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
    • Proven ability to write donor communications, including appeals and acknowledgments
    • Self-directed
    • Digital proficiency
    • Communicate consistently and effectively
    • Sets high personal standards, follows through on commitments, and models fairness and transparency in all interactions
    • Proficient in CRM database skills (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce)
    • High level of proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, GoogleSheets/GoogleDocs

    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)

    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.

    Growlight Summer Program Director

    Growlight Summer Program Director

    Breakthrough Miami and the Growlight Program Breakthrough Miami opens doors to exceptional learning experiences for motivated youth from across Miami, creating a pipeline of a new generation of diverse leaders for South Florida’s future. Nearly 1,300 middle and high-school students benefit from Breakthrough Miami’s school-year and summer programs.

    Growlight is a deep-dive summer immersion experience, opening doors to the world of art, design, and urban planning. A unique partnership with FIU College of Architecture and the Arts, Growlight offers high school students an opportunity to delve into real-time design projects in a four-week “think-tank” environment. Growlight serves up to 30 students from across Miami. The large majority of the cohort will be comprised of Breakthrough Miami Scholars. Students gain an introduction to urban design and access to one of the nation’s largest art/design-oriented 3D printing centers at FIU’s Miami Beach Urban Studios. Students are coached and mentored by FIU faculty and graduate students. The program also orients students to Miami Beach as a vibrant learning laboratory for urban challenges, engaging them in hands-on urban design challenges. The program also includes learning and discussion sessions with urban planning thought leaders. Program Dates: June 20, 2023 – July 14, 2023

    General Job Description The Growlight Summer Program Director leads and manages an intensive four-week summer Breakthrough experience in collaboration with FIU College of Architecture and the Arts at FIU Miami Beach Studios. The Director works collaboratively with directors, staff, faculty, resident artists, and graduate students to deliver the Growlight program. Supporting up to 30 motivated high school students who will attend the program on Miami Beach, the Growlight Director will be a part of pre-summer program planning, logistics, enhancements, and donor events.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Serve as program lead and assume management of all aspects of program execution
    • Forge and nurture relationships and be accessible to students, parents, faculty, and community partners
    • Plan and support student/family orientation
    • Creatively co-curate student experiences in collaboration with FIU team
    • Support FIU Graduate Students in Teaching Fellow Training and professional development
    • Support Graduate Students with classroom management, team building, and interpersonal skills training
    • Coordinate and troubleshoot student transportation and meals
    • Assist in design, execution and assessment of program evaluations
    • Ensure compliance with funding guidelines and stewardship of donors/funders
    • Prepare events such as field trips, tours, visitors day and other events as scheduled
    • Coordination and management of student attendance and reports for funders and BTM
    • Management of student information in the BTM student database
    • Document program through social media posts, press releases and other marketing forms in collaboration with BTM marketing and public relations partners.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Two or more years of relevant experience
    • Outstanding track record as a program coordinator, counselor or 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 Breakthrough is highly desirable
    • Familiarity with Miami-Dade 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 from April – June

    Start Date: June 11, 2023

    Orientation/Preparation: June 11- June 17, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Summer Program: June 20 -July 14, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Program wrap-up: July 17–July 21, 2023, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (additional time asneeded to complete all required program close out)

    Compensation:

    $6,000 stipend (paid over four pay periods)

    Interested candidates should send their resume to careers@breakthroughmiami.org

    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.

    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 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, 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
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    • 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 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 a 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 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 13 and 20, 2023, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Start Date: June 10, 2023

    Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 10- June 16, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Summer Program: June 20 -July 28, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some evenings may be longer due to programming and family events

    Evaluation Week: July 31–August 4, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Compensation:

    $4,000 stipend (paid over three 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

    Schedule and Compensation

    Dates and Times:

    Prior to Summer Program: As needed by Site Director

    Site Coordinator Training: May 13 and 20, 2023

    Start Date: June 10, 2023

    Teacher Orientation: June 10-June 16, 2023, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Summer Program: June 20-July 28, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some evenings may be longer due to programming and family events

    Evaluation Week: July 31–August 4, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Compensation:

    $3,750 stipend (paid over three pay periods)

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    Academic Instructional Coaches

    Academic Instructional Coaches

    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-weeks of 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, 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 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 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 13 and 20, 2023, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Start Date: June 10, 2023

    Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 10- June 16, 2023, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Summer Program: June 20 -July 28, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Evaluation Week: July 31–August 4, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Compensation:

    – $4,000 stipend (paid over three pay periods)

    Click here to apply

    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 to 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 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 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
    • Support 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, 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 13 and 20, 2023, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Start Date: June 10, 2023

    Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 10- June 16, 2023, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Summer Program: June 20 -July 28, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Evaluation Week: July 31–August 4, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Compensation:

    – $4,000 stipend (paid over three pay periods)

    Click here to apply

    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 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 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
    • Support 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, 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 13 and 20, 2023, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Start Date: June 10, 2023

    Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 10- June 16, 2023, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Summer Program: June 20 -July 28, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Evaluation Week: July 31–August 4, 2023, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Compensation:

    – $4,000 stipend (paid over three pay periods)

    Click here to apply

    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: