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Help Wanted: New Bedford Site Coordinator

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School on Wheels of Massachusetts is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate children experiencing homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their full potential. Our main program is one-on-one tutoring at shelters and schools. We are currently seeking a Site Coordinator for one of our shelter sites in New Bedford; a Spanish speaker is preferred. The Site Coordinator supervises the tutors and students at a particular site, and is the connection between shelter/school staff, children and families, tutors, and School on Wheels staff.

Qualifications:

  • Educator with classroom experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Spanish speaker preferred
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

Days/Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:00pm

Site Coordinator responsibilities include:

Tutoring

  • Supervise students and tutors during designated tutoring times and provide support as needed
  • Analyze learning plans and report cards to find appropriate resources for students
  • Monitor the use and effectiveness of the tutoring resources
  • Tutor as needed

Communication

  • Communicate with volunteer tutors, shelter staff, children and families, and School on Wheels staff
  • Send emails to volunteer tutors with weekly tutoring schedules
  • Communicate with shelter staff, families and tutors to address any issues that may arise, coordinate any changes to the tutoring schedule, etc.
  • Send weekly report to School on Wheels; this report includes a brief update on the tutoring sessions and any issues that need to be addressed

Set-Up

  • Arrive at site 30 minutes prior to scheduled tutoring time
  • Prepare site for tutoring; bring out learning materials
  • Greet tutors and families and give any necessary communications such as new materials available or programs coming up
  • Settle tutors and students into the tutoring space

Clean-Up

  • At the end of tutoring put materials away, organize cabinets, turn off computers and talk to tutors as necessary

Training (Site Coordinators will be paid for this)

  • Attend tutor training and Site Coordinator training
  • Attend meetings and tutor workshops

Compensation: $15/hour

Contact:
Robin Gilbert, Program Director
508-587-9091
robin@sowma.org

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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