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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 - Lead Program Officer

Advancing the organization’s vision, goals, and program models, the Lead Program Officer 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. 

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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

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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.

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: