Careers

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.

For Immediate Hire - Advancement Associate

The Advancement Associate, a newly established position at Breakthrough Miami, will serve as an integral member of the Breakthrough team, advancing the organization with improved processes, deeper relationships and greater financial sustainability.

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Advancement Associate

Advancement Associate

REPORTS TO: Chief Philanthropy Officer

START DATE: Immediate POSITION

SUMMARY: The Advancement Associate will support all areas of the Advancement function, with an emphasis on fundraising events coordination, raising annual gifts including renewals, gift acknowledgement and advancement-related administrative support in order to strengthen our work with donors and partners, thereby advancing mission, programs and impact. This is a full time position and reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate fundraising events including planning, recruitment and support for hosts and committees, promotion, logistics, fundraising and sponsorships
  • Coordinate and support activities with the Parents’ Association and volunteer networks at our host site schools and Alumni Network
  • Manage a personal portfolio of annual donors and corporate partners
  • Support alumni relations, including building and strengthening relationships with Teaching Fellow and Scholar alumni
  • Support production of marketing and advancement materials including appeals, event emails, social media, annual report, and campaign and/or constituent specific materials.
  • Represent the organization and be an active participant in the community through attendance at host school functions, events and committees
  • Ensure that all gifts are acknowledged in a meaningful, timely and accurate fashion and appropriately recorded in database
  • Support monthly and annual reconciliation with the Business Manager and Finance consultant.
  • Collaborate with Finance, Business Manager and CPO regarding outstanding pledges
  • Assist the Chief Philanthropy Officer in creating and maintaining an Advancement calendar, fundraising reporting, and donor engagement/cultivation strategies.
  • 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 Education and Experience

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

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the gift process and donor cycle
  • 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
  • Big picture thinker who can also pay attention to details
  • 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

OTHER SUCCESS FACTORS:

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

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Breakthrough Miami operates in a rapidly changing education and community environment. This job description is a summary, not a contract. The duties and responsibilities of this role may change 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 Overview

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 on 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.

Instructional Coaches

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 11th or May 18th)
  • Consult with BTM staff regarding 5th – 9th grade academic content in your specific content area
  • Meet with program staff to plan orientation workshops

Teaching Fellow Orientation:

  • Help facilitate workshops on topics, such as classroom management, lesson planning, creating classroom culture, etc.
  • Participate fully in all orientation workshops
  • Work with Teaching Fellows to design six-week 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 twice weekly, followed by a debriefing session in which Fellows receive concrete feedback based on Breakthrough’s Teaching Fellow Excellence Rubric
  • Communicate regularly with Site Director to discuss Teaching Fellow progress
  • Plan and lead 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 11th or May 18th (select one) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Start Date: June 8, 2019

Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 10- June 14, 2019 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Program: June 17 -July 26, 2019 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Evaluation Week: July 29–August 2, 2019 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Compensation:

First Time Instructional Coach – $3,000 stipend (paid over four pay periods)

Returning Instructional Coach – $3,500 stipend (paid over four pay periods?

Application Deadline: April 5th

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Summer Assistant Site Directors

Summer Assistant Site Directors

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

Job Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Schedule and Compensation

Dates and Times:

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

Required Instructional Coach Training: May 11th or May 18th (select one) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Start Date: June 8, 2019

Teaching Fellow Orientation: June 10- June 14, 2019 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Program: June 17 -July 26, 2019 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some evenings may be longer due to programming and family events

Evaluation Week: July 29–August 2, 2019 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Compensation:

$3,500 stipend (paid over four pay periods)

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Summer Site Coordinators

Summer Site Coordinators

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

Job Responsibilities

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

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

Schedule and Compensation

Dates and Times:

Prior to Summer Program: As needed by Site Director

Start Date: June 8, 2019

Teacher Orientation: June 10-June 14, 2019 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer Program: June 17-July 26, 2019 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some evenings may be longer due to programming and family events

Evaluation Week: July 29–August 2, 2019 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Compensation:

$3,000 stipend (paid over four pay periods)

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Teaching Fellows

Teaching Fellows

General Job Description Breakthrough Miami provides an academic enrichment program that uses a student-teaching-students model to ensure that motivated, under-resourced middle-school students have access to excellent high-school opportunities, graduate from high school on time, and attend college. The program serves 1,200 5th through 12th graders. Teaching Fellows provide essential support to scholars who are on this path. Teaching Fellows provide mentoring, academic support, coaching, program planning and implementation, and other activities to contribute to the success of Breakthrough scholars. Teaching Fellows receive extensive training in a variety of areas to prepare them for a rewarding and successful placement with Breakthrough.

Qualifications

Members will have the following qualifications:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • You must be 17 years old to apply
  • You must have a commitment to serve for the complete 8-week summer program (June 8, 2019 –August 2, 2019)
  • You must be able to work on a full-time basis which may include an excess of 40 hours per week (8:00 am- 5:00 pm).
  • The Teaching Fellow agrees to submit to a National Criminal History Check inclusive of a finger-printing based Level 2 FBI background screening, drug screening, 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 program. Enrollment and eligibility of Teaching Fellows is subject to successful clearance of the above noted screens. Teaching Fellow will be disqualified to serve if the results are analyzed and found to be unacceptable 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 Breakthrough Miami).

Essential Functions

All of the following duties and responsibilities are essential position functions, though some Teaching Fellows 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
  • Provide academic support services to scholars under the direction of Breakthrough staff at designated Breakthrough Miami sites
  • Deliver Breakthrough Miami’s academic mentoring curriculum in a small-group setting during the Summer Institute
  • 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 mentoring scholar roster.
  • Aid in the planning and implementation of Breakthrough’s summer programming
  • Participate actively in all training, professional development, civic reflection, and service activities
  • Reporting requirements include semi-monthly timesheets and monthly data reporting.

Evaluation

Teaching Fellows 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 Teaching Fellow successfully complete the term of service.

  • 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 (personal vehicle)required

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. Click here to apply

Internship Opportunities

Spring 2019 Breakthrough Miami Internship Program

Spring 2019 Breakthrough Miami Internship Program

Position DescriptionBreakthrough Miami provides an academic enrichment program that uses a students-teaching-students model to ensure that motivated, under-resourced middle-school students have access to excellent high-school opportunities, graduate from high school on time, and attend college. The program serves 1,200 5 th through 12 th graders. Interns will provide essential support to these Scholars. Interns will provide mentoring, academic support, coaching, program planning and implementation, and other activities to contribute to the success of Breakthrough Miami Scholars. Interns will receive training in a variety of areas to provide them with a rewarding and progressive professional development.

Compensation

$9.00 – $11.00/hour

Qualifications

Interns will have the following qualifications:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • You must have a High School Diploma.
  • You must be currently enrolled in a college/university.
  • You must have a GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • You must be able to complete required trainings and maintain a minimum of 15 hours per week, including two Saturdays per month.
  • The Intern agrees to submit to a National Criminal History Check inclusive of a finger-printing based Level 2 FBI background screening, 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 internship program. Enrollment and eligibility of intern is subject to successful clearance of the above noted screens.  Intern will be disqualified to serve if the results are analyzed and found to be unacceptable 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 Breakthrough Miami).

Essential FunctionsAll of the following duties and responsibilities are essential position functions, though some interns 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
    • Provide academic support services to Scholars under the direction of staff at  designated program sites

Mentor Scholars on the skills and tools needed for success in school, including organization, time management, homework completion, and study habits

  • Assist in the development and implementation of after-school and Saturday programming
  • Coach students through the middle and high school application process, including researching schools, filling out applications, writing essays, and preparing for interviews
  • Coach Scholars through the college application process, including researching schools, filling out applications, writing essays, finding Scholarships, and applying for financial aid
  • Aid in the planning and implementation of school year and summer programming
  • Participate actively in all training and  professional development
  • Reporting requirements including  timesheets and schedules
  • Parent communications including emails and phone calls
  • Maintenance  of student program files
  • Data Entry and management of Scholar and Family Information
  • General office tasks including organizational and upkeep of office space
  • Lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

EvaluationInterns receive a semester-based evaluation. Performance evaluations are intended to be a mutual exchange of information that informs the program’s service delivery and helps the intern successfully complete the term of internship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent organizational  and time management skills
  • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Microsoft Office Proficient (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • 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 program 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 required

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Volunteer Opportunities

Get ready to make an impact on the future.
Volunteers are vital to the success of our program. Apply to become a volunteer by clicking on your preferred site below and completing the application. Following your application submission, a member of our team will contact you with next steps. Please be advised, if you are 18 and over, you will be required to complete a background check. In addition, all volunteers must complete orientation and training before starting.

Thank you for your interest in serving with Breakthrough Miami! It takes a village!

To begin your application please select a site below :

Breakthrough Miami

3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129