We are seeking qualified and passionate individuals for our After School Enrichment Leader position. The Site Leader provides direct hands-on teaching of The Village Method curriculum and facilitation of youth-led service projects in an after school setting. Your role is to be a rock star with our young scholars, change lives, and impact our local communities. You are the face, feeling and voice of TVM Programming.
Focus: Facilitating weekly sessions for a school year, youth program in community service/leadership for 2nd to 6th graders and/or middle schoolers, in an after-school setting.
Schedule: Weekly, 1-3 weekdays, for 2-3 hours between 2:30pm-6pm, and between November 2022 to May 2023.
Start date: November 1, 2022
About The Village Method
The Village Method is a community-based grassroots organization with a mission dedicated to making youth unstoppable. Our goal is to operate as a conduit building capacity for social change and the advancement of Black youth, families, and community-based organizations working together to develop sustainable academic and cultural pipelines from elementary to college, from college to career, and back to their community. We do this by offering tuition-free, culturally responsive Youth Development, Family Engagement, and Community Outreach programming in the SF Bay Area.
About our Program
TVM initially engages students during the transition from elementary school to middle school to introduce them to our programs. Once enrolled in TVM’s program in middle school, students attend TVM’s weekly, 90-120 minute after school program in their schools. Through an Afrocentric lens, we aim to provide exposure to the arts and STEM while encouraging leadership and engagement of both student and parents.
Our middle school afternoon program takes place on the school campus and has four main components:
“Harambee” time: Swahili for “all pull together” this is when everyone comes together in a physical activity or artistic movement;
Homework Support and Check-in: we provide time for the students to work on their studies and have one-on-one check-ins with the scholars about their lives beyond academics;
Daily Healthy Snack: we have found that students are happier, healthier and better prepared to take on homework and the rest of the day when their bodies are well-nourished;
Cultural Enrichment: Students study Afro-centric history with topics such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Great Migration. Throughout the year TVM brings artists such as muralists, dancers, musicians, and painters into the classroom. Students also take field trips to cultural events and museums as well as tours at companies such Google, Electronic Arts, Nasa Ames, and more. Students find inspiration in seeing people from their community at top positions at top organizations.
What does the After School Enrichment Leader Role entail?
Attend initial training meeting prior to program implementation
Serve as the primary point person for TVM programming after school
Confirm schedule and commitment to site dates and times in coordination with after school program
Implement weekly meetings lasting approx. 90-minutes each week throughout the school year
Share program updates and service plans with TVM team members
We estimate the total time each week to be approximately 10-15 hours for the After School Site Leader, which includes prep time and the service project
How does The Village Method Support After School Enrichment Leader?
- Provide all supplies and materials necessary to implement the program
- Provide curriculum and training to administer
- Provides performance feedback
- Provide free access to local training and professional development
- In-person visits during implementation
- Weekly email and text check-ins
- Competitive salary and benefits package with perks
This is a part-time, hourly position, generally from August - June each year, with compensation set between $22-25/hr, depending on experience.
Anti-discrimination policy + Commitment to Diversity
The Village Method is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse staff and inclusive environment. We especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply for this role.
In compliance with applicable laws, The Village Method does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, physical
Full commitment to facilitate weekly sessions, as scheduled with the partner school
Effective time management and organizational skills
30 semester units (preferred)
Clearance of TB test, background (fingerprint) check, and full FDA Approved Covid-19 Vaccination
High level of cultural competency
Experience working with youth
For more information, contact Mahea Gaskins