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Academic Coaches

DCI is seeking to fill the position of Academic Coach (AC) for students in the following grade clusters (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). This part-time hourly position reports to the DCI Director for Academic Success. In addition to being an expert in at least one common core subject, the ideal  AC understands the importance of creatively working to close the academic achievement gap by strategically developing academic interventions. Our ACs must utilize culturally relevant and socially sensitive academic frameworks specifically tailored to suit each students’ needs.  Our AC works closely with the Academic Support Team, school personnel, and families to ensure youth are engaged and have knowledge of strategies to ensure student success. The AC must be results driven with the ability to monitor student growth and improvement. 

How to Apply: Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be considered on a rolling basis until March 1, 2021Applicants should send resume, application (below) and two references by email (please place Academic Coach in subject line): 

Kevin Kay, Director for Academic Support                 Kevin.Kay@dci-nc.org 

DCI Academic Coach JD and App- FY21

DCI’s STEAM & Literacy Summer Camp Lead Teacher

Durham Children’s Initiative (DCI) is committed to improving outcomes for children and families living throughout Durham. Our long-term vision is to have all our youth successfully graduate from high school, ready for college or a career. We work to achieve this vision by providing a continuum of high-quality services for children and families extending from birth through college & career. DCI partners with over 40 local organizations and community members who share our vision to provide these needed resources and supports to Durham children and families.

Working in collaboration, EDCI and Durham Public Schools are seeking to fill the position of Camp Lead Teacher at our STEAM and Literacy Summer Camp held at Eastway and W.G. Pearson Elementary Schools. This position is part-time and will report to Kevin Kay, Director of Academic Success at DCI. This position works closely with DCI and DPS staff to ensure that scholars in our STEAM Summer Camp receive access to a high-quality educational experience.

Camp Lead Teachers must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced nonprofit environment.

The Camp Lead Teacher will be responsible for supporting the implementation of a literacy and math curriculum designed for students who are rising 3rd-5th graders.

EXPECTATIONS

  • Feel dedicated to and passionate about working with diverse children and their families.
  • Have a passion for literacy and mathematics education.
  • A willingness to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the students and classroom.
  • Hold a positive and professional mindset for teaching and for working with all children and families.
  • Have an interest in teaching in a high-needs elementary school or with low-wealth communities.
  • Possess teaching or tutoring experience with children in Grades 2-5.
  • Be excited to learn more about how to teach diverse children using evidence-based practices.

CAMP DESCRIPTION AND SCHEDULE

  • Camp Description: In partnership with Durham Public Schools & Eastway and W.G. Pearson Elementary Schools, DCI STEAM & Literacy Summer Camp is a full-day academic enrichment program for rising 3rd-5th graders who are enrolled with the Durham Children’s Initiative or attend Eastway or W.G. Pearson Elementary Schools. Participating scholars will benefit from a custom-designed academic intervention developed by educators and adapted for the unique needs of STEAM Camp. In addition to receiving high-quality instruction in reading and math, students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) enrichment activities.
  • Days and Times: Monday-Thursday: Up to 24 hours per week.
  • Camp Professional Development Training Dates: June 28 – July 1, 2021*
  • Camp Dates: July 5 – August 6, 2021

*Training dates may change.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Master’s preferred, Bachelor’s degree required.

Significant coursework in child development, education, or other related fields.

Knowledge, Skills, & Special Abilities

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Curriculum development for elementary school-age students.
  • Experience or interest in facilitating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) academic enrichment activities.
  • Elementary teaching experience (focus on Math and Reading).
  • Experience in facilitating youth programming in low-income communities.

Benefits and Salary: The salary for this position is $25 per hour.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Durham Children’s Initiative prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or age. DCI is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Commitment to Child Safeguarding: DCI’s selection process reflects our commitment to keeping all children safe from harm. To this end, all DCI staff members who may be in direct contact with children will be trained on their duty to report as well as DCI’s Child Safeguarding Policies. All potential applicants will be screened through both a state and national database of criminal offenses, sexual offenses, and acts of terrorism.

Employee Acknowledgment: The job description is intended to provide an overview of the requirements of the position. As such, it is not necessarily all‐inclusive, and DCI may require other essential and/or non‐essential functions, duties, or responsibilities not listed herein. Management, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to change, alter, and/or otherwise modify this job description at any time. Nothing in this job description is intended to create a contract of employment of any type or kind.

How to Apply: Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be considered on a rolling basis until April 15, 2021. Please view the complete job description and apply via the link below:

https://dcinc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=21

 

STEAM & Literacy Summer Camp – 2021

Site Coordinator: 2 Locations (Eastway & W.G Pearson ES)

 

Durham Children’s Initiative (DCI) is committed to improving outcomes for children and families living in Durham. Our long-term vision is to have all children and youth in Durham successfully graduate from high school, ready for college or a career. We work to achieve this vision by providing a continuum of high-quality services for children and families extending from birth through high school. DCI partners with over 40 local organizations and community members who share our vision to provide these needed resources and supports to Durham children and families.

 

Working in collaboration, DCI and Durham Public Schools are seeking to fill the position of Camp Site Coordinator at our 2021 Summer Learning Camp. This position is part-time and will report to Kevin Kay, Director of Academic Success at DCI. This position works closely with DCI and DPS staff to ensure that students in our BELL Xcel Summer Learning Camp receive access to a high-quality educational experience.

 

Our Camp Site Coordinator must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

 

The Camp Site Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of all instruction and successful operation of one of DCI’s three learning sites this summer.  The curriculum will be supportive of a blended learning literacy and math curriculum, along with enrichment and SEL components designed for rising 3rd – 5th-grade students during our summer programming.

 

EXPECTATIONS

  • Support & maintain a healthy camp environment for our scholars as the leader of the camp.
  • Feel dedicated to and passionate about working with diverse children and their families.
  • Have a passion for literacy and mathematics education.
  • Possess a willingness to be compassionate with a social/emotional learning lens.
  • A willingness to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the students and the classroom.
  • Hold a positive and professional mindset for teaching and for working with all children and families.
  • Have an interest in teaching in a blended and in-person learning environment
  • Possess an interest and willingness to work with low-wealth communities.
  • Possess leadership experience in working with teaching staff.
  • Experience working with children in rising grades 3-5.
  • Be excited to learn more about how to teach diverse children using a blended model, including in-person instruction and technology-based practices.
  • Other duties, including planning responsibilities, as needed for a wildly successful summer camp.

CAMP DESCRIPTION AND SCHEDULE

  • Camp Description: In partnership with BELL Xcel & Durham Public Schools, DCI’s STEAM & Literacy Summer Camp is a full-day virtual academic enrichment program for rising 3rd– 5th graders who are enrolled with the Durham Children’s Initiative or attend Eastway or W.G. Pearson Elementary Schools. Participating students will benefit from a custom-designed academic intervention developed by educators and adapted for the unique needs of our scholars attending camp. In addition to receiving high-quality instruction in reading and math, students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and SEL (Social/Emotional Learning) enrichment activities.

 

  • Days and Times: Monday – Thursdays 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Camp Training Dates: June 21 – June 24, 2021*
  • Camp Dates: July 5– August 6, 2021 (5 weeks)

 

*Training dates may change.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education

Master’s preferred, Bachelor’s degree required.

Significant coursework in child development, education, or other related fields.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Special Abilities

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Blended curriculum development for elementary school-age students.
  • Experience or interest in supporting teachers & students in facilitating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) academic enrichment activities.
  • Experience or interest in supporting teachers & students in facilitating activities & discussions to enhance the social-emotional well-being of our campers.
  • Experience in leading youth programming in low-income communities.

 

Benefits and Salary:  Salary for this position is $6,000.00 for 6 weeks.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Durham Children’s Initiative prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or age. DCI is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

 

Commitment to Child Safeguarding: DCI’s selection process reflects our commitment to keeping all children safe from harm. To this end, all DCI staff members who may be in direct contact with children will be trained on their duty to report as well as DCI’s Child Safeguarding Policies. All potential applicants will be screened through both a state and national database of criminal offenses, sexual offenses, and acts of terrorism.

 

Employee Acknowledgment: The job description is intended to provide an overview of the requirements of the position. As such, it is not necessarily all‐inclusive, and DCI may require other essential and/or non‐essential functions, duties, or responsibilities not listed herein. Management, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to change, alter, and/or otherwise modify this job description at any time. Nothing in this job description is intended to create a contract of employment of any type or kind.

How to Apply: Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be considered on a rolling basis. Please view the complete job description and apply via the link below: https://dcinc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=22

DCI does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

The link below has community job postings and is updated on the 15th of every month. 
If you have any questions, as always, please contact Carlton Koonce (carlton.koonce@dci-nc.org).