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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.

For Immediate Hire - Assistant Site Director

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.

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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.

Director of College Access

Director of College Access

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Director of College Access oversees all activities that support high school student college-preparedness, including all College Bound 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 of College Access plays a leadership role in developing program and research partnerships with University of Miami, and maintains mechanisms for ongoing engagement of BTM college-based alumni.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement a robust College Bound 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 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 School of Education and Human Development, 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 College Bound site operations, including the recruitment, management and development of at least one full-time staff member, a year-round work-study intern, 20+ summer staff members and 25+ volunteers
  • Oversee program budget; monitoring 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 Parent Network
  • Lead programmatic special projects and initiatives, as they arise
  • 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
  • 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

OTHER SUCCESS FACTORS:

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

Data & Reporting Analyst

Data & Reporting Analyst

REPORTS TO: Managing Program Director

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Data & Reporting Analyst is responsible for designing, implementing, and strengthening data collection tools, and managing and maintaining databases to assess the effectiveness of programming, and student and alumni development. Analyze outcomes data, and other relevant metrics, to provide insights, drive data-informed decision making, and develop unified reporting and analysis of all organizational activities. In support of creating a culture of continuous improvement, the Data & Reporting Analyst will provide training and support to team members.

The individual in this role is organized, inquisitive and driven, with strong data and quantitative skills and experience as a Salesforce administrator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee accurate and timely program data collection, inputting, and reporting in program databases
  • Champion a culture of data-driven decision making
  • Serve as the system administrator for Breakthrough Miami’s Salesforce instance
  • Collaborate with the program team to ensure all applicant and current student data is in Salesforce in a timely manner
  • Use data to track operations and programming; synthesizing and analyzing data for data-driven decision making
  • Maintain reporting and compliance requirements
  • Work collaboratively with external evaluation partners in support of program evaluation
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge and documentation of products, solutions, and offerings
  • Lead all Salesforce builds and adjustments
  • Review processes to minimize duplication and create, maintain, and enforce data integrity standards in collaboration with department heads
  • Effectively communicate and resolve technical challenges and support issues across the organization
  • Contribute to the development of training modules for the team, Teaching Fellows, volunteers, and other stakeholders
  • Provide program administrative assistance when required
  • Other duties as assigned to further the organization’s goals and objectives

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
  • Salesforce experience
  • Experience working with adolescents, young adults, and families

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Good knowledge of proper data collection procedures
  • Ability to analyze data, effectively communicate results to relevant stakeholders, and strategize next steps for closing gaps between outcomes measured and previously defined goals
  • Ability to create reports and dashboards in Salesforce
  • Strong aptitude for technology and ability to learn new programs or tools quickly
  • Ability to clearly and concisely present and explain detailed information, complex concepts, and models to persons at multiple levels of an organization
  • Results-oriented; holds self-accountable
  • Curiosity about our work and how to maximize the utility of data; and eagerness to learn and expand knowledge, including how to advance equity, and apply our values in our data work
  • Ability to make informed decisions
  • Flexible and self-directed; able to achieve outcomes in a flexible, fast-paced environment
  • Embraces a growth mindset; creates a learning environment; committed to continuous improvement; accepts direction and coaching
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Able to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships
  • Able to take on special projects as required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community both orally and in writing
  • Effective at multitasking; able to oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Meets deadlines and acts with urgency
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of records and information

OTHER SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator Certification
  • Experience with The Children’s Trust SAMIS database and reporting system
  • Understanding of the Breakthrough model and Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Experience in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Tableau
  • Sets high personal standards; follows through on commitments; models fairness and transparency in interactions
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • High level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Creole

Physical requirements:Occasionally exert up to 20 pounds of force to lift or carry. Activities occur inside and outside. Indoor work is in an air-conditioned office or school/classroom setting. Occasional outdoor work is subject to temperature and humidity. Must frequently move about both indoors and outdoors. Requires keyboarding, use of a mouse, exchanging information accurately, and close visual acuity to enter, prepare and analyze data and view a computer terminal.

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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.

Development & Operations Associate

Development & Operations Associate

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Development & Operations Associate provides vital support to important development and operational functions at Breakthrough Miami. This associate is a key member of the Central Office team coordinating site operations across the organization. The Associate provides an important “first contact” for Breakthrough Miami, directing applicants, families, donors, board members and business associates to information and/or responses as required.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and maintain donor database
  • Record and track gifts, pledges and sponsorships
  • Produce weekly fundraising reports; and review and reconcile monthly financial statements with database records
  • Assist with management of development calendar
  • Assist Financial Controller with accounts payable and accounts receivable processes
  • Manage and process program and office supply orders
  • Manage shared organizational calendar
  • Support program sites in recruitment efforts, summer planning and logistics, administrative needs and Scholar family assistance
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for events held on behalf of BTM
  • Maintain files (financial/development/organizational; hard copy and electronic) to the standards and policies developed
  • Support the recruitment and onboarding of new team members
  • Manage relationship with United Way facilities team
  • Support the CEO, including management of calendar
  • Manage phones and mail, and serve as main point of contact for the Central Office
  • Manage room bookings for board, committee and staff meetings as needed
  • Member of the Breakthrough Miami Emergency Task Force and Organization-wide Events Workgroup

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 related experience or equivalent
  • Experience with scheduling and calendar management
  • Experience with CRM software platforms or database

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Takes initiative, self-motivated, able to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Results-oriented; holds self accountable
  • Meets deadlines and acts with urgency
  • Flexible, self-directed, able to achieve outcomes in a flexible, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to collect, report, analyze and use data
  • Ability to make informed decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships
  • Able to take on special projects as required
  • Able to oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Embraces a growth mindset, creates a learning environment; committed to continuous improvement; accepts direction and coaching
  • Proficiency in computer/smart phone/pad use

OTHER SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Able to see the big picture while also paying attention to details
  • Understanding of the Breakthrough model and Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Experience in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in Salesforce and social media
  • 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
  • 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.

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 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.

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