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Job Opening: LEVEL UP! Summer Camp  

Lead Teacher 

Posted: March 11, 2022

Deadline to Apply: May 20, 2022

Durham Children’s Initiative (DCI) is committed to improving outcomes for children, families and youth living in Durham. Our long-term vision is to have all youth affiliated with DCI 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 youth extending from birth through college and career. DCI collaborates 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 Lead Teacher at our LEVEL UP! Summer 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 LEVEL UP! 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-pace nonprofit environment.  

RESPONSIBILITIES 

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. 

The Camp Lead Teacher will carry out DCI goals and objectives, adhere to DCI policies and procedures, and perform additional duties as defined by their supervisor and the EDCI leadership team. 

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 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, DCI LEVEL UP! Summer Camp is a full-day academic enrichment program for rising 3rd-5th graders who are enrolled with the Durham Children’s Initiative. Participating students will benefit from a custom-designed academic intervention developed by educators and adapted for the unique needs of LEVEL UP! 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: 8:30am – 4:00pm (teachers expected to arrive at 8:00am) 
  • Camp Training Dates: June 20-June 23, 2022* 
  • Camp Dates: June 27 – August 5, 2022 * 

*Training dates and camp dates subject to 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. 
  • Experience in facilitating youth programming in low-income communities. 

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Durham Children’s Initiative prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunity 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 for 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 allinclusive, and DCI may require other essential and/or nonessential 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 May 20, 2022. Applicants should send resume, application, and two references by email (please place LEVEL UP! Camp Lead Teacher in the subject line): 

Kevin Kay, Director of Academic Success                Kevin.Kay@dci-nc.org 

Job Opening: Level Up! Summer Camp  

Teaching Assistant 

Posted: March 11, 2022

Deadline to Apply: May 20, 2022

Durham Children’s Initiative (DCI) is committed to improving outcomes for children, families and youth living in Durham. Our long-term vision is to have all youth affiliated with DCI 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 youth extending from birth through college and career. DCI collaborates 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 Teaching Assistant at our LEVEL UP! Summer 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 Durham Public Schools’ staff to ensure that students in our LEVEL UP! Summer Camp receive access to a high-quality educational experience. 

Camp Teaching Assistants must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have the ability to thrive in a fast-pace nonprofit environment.  

RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Camp Teaching Assistant will be responsible for supporting the lead teacher with the implementation of a literacy and math curriculum designed for students who are rising 3rd-5th graders. 

The Camp Teaching Assistant will carry out DCI goals and objectives, adhere to DCI policies and procedures, and perform additional duties as defined by their lead teacher, program supervisor, and the DCI leadership team. 

EXPECTATIONS 

  • Feel dedicated to and passionate about working with diverse children and their families.
  • Have an interest in literacy and mathematics education.
  • A willingness to assist the lead teacher 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-poverty elementary school in the future.
  • Possess some experience working 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 DCI LEVEL UP! Summer Camp is a full-day academic enrichment program for rising 3rd-5th graders who are enrolled with the Durham Children’s Initiative. Participating students will benefit from a custom-designed academic intervention developed by educators and adapted for the unique needs of LEVEL UP! 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: 8:30am – 4:00pm (teaching assistants expected to arrive at 8:00am)
  • Camp Training Dates: June 20 – June 23, 2022*
  • Camp Dates: June 27 – August 5, 2022 *

*Training and camp dates subject to change. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education 

Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required. 

Some coursework in child development, education, or other related fields is preferred but not required. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Special Abilities 

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • A collaborative approach and willingness to work as a member of a team.
  • Experience or interest in facilitating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) academic enrichment activities.
  • Experience or interest in assisting with the facilitation of youth programming in low-income communities.

Benefits and Salary:  Salary for Teaching Assistants is $20 per hour.  

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Durham Children’s Initiative prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunity 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 for 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 allinclusive, and DCI may require other essential and/or nonessential 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 May 20, 2022. Applicants should send resume, application, and two references by email (please place LEVEL UP! Camp Teaching Assistant in the subject line): 

Kevin Kay, Director of Academic Success                Kevin.Kay@dci-nc.org 

BELL Xcel Summer Learning Camp 

Lead Teacher

Posted: April 21, 2022

Deadline to Apply: May 20, 2022

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 BELL Xcel Camp Lead Teacher at our BELL XCEL Summer Learning Camp. This position is in-person and part-time and will report to Jayven Brown, Camp Coordinator and 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. 

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

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The BELL Xcel Camp Lead Teacher will be responsible for supporting the implementation of an in-person blended learning literacy and math curriculum designed for rising 1st – 3rd grade students. 

The Camp Lead Teacher will carry out DCI goals and objectives, adhere to DCI policies and procedures, and perform additional duties as defined by their supervisor and the DCI leadership team. 

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Be dedicated to and passionate about working with diverse children and their families.
  • Have a passion for literacy and mathematics education.
  • Possess experience teaching with a social/emotional learning lens.
  • The ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of individual students.
  • Hold a positive and professional growth mindset for teaching and for working with all children and families. 
    • Possess an interest and willingness to work with low-wealth communities.
  • Possess teaching or tutoring experience with children in rising grades 1-3.
  • Be excited to learn more about how to teach diverse children using a blended model, including technology-based practices in an in-person environment.

CAMP DESCRIPTION AND SCHEDULE: 

  • Camp Description: In partnership with BELL Xcel & Durham Public Schools, DCI’s BELL Xcel Remote Summer Learning Camp is a full-day in-person academic enrichment program for rising 1st-3rd graders who are enrolled with the Durham Children’s Initiative or attend YE Smith Elementary School. Participating students will benefit from a custom-designed academic intervention developed by educators and adapted for the unique needs of BELL Xcel Summer Learning Camp. In addition to receiving high quality instruction in reading and math, students will have the opportunity to engage in encore activities (including science,physical education, dance, and art) and SEL enrichment activities. 
  • Days and Times: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm (schedules will vary during these times)
  • Camp Training Dates: June 20 – June 23, 2022*
  • Camp Dates: June 27 – July 28, 2022 (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 in leading math and literacy curriculum.
  • Experience in facilitating activities & discussions to enhance the social-emotional well-being of our campers.
  • Experience in facilitating youth programming in low-income communities.

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

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Durham Children’s Initiative prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunity 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 for 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 allinclusive, and DCI may require other essential and/or nonessential 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. 

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Questions regarding the position should be directed toward:

Jayven Brown, BELL Xcel Camp Director (jayven_brown@dpsnc.net) and

Kevin Kay, Director of Academic Success – DCI (kevin.kay@dci-nc.org

RFP: TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION SERVICES

Durham Children’s Initiative is requesting proposals for the provision of Interpretation and Translation services from English source language to target Spanish language for families in the DCI program. The proposal will include services for the calendar years 2022-2023.

The proposals shall be submitted to Josephe Featherstone, Vice President of Programs (Josephe.Featherstone@dci-nc.org) and Erika Arnold, COO  (Erika.Arnold@dci-nc.org).

The proposal shall bear the notation or subject line: “Proposal for Translation & Interpretation Services”.

Please Click Below for the full details of the RFP:

Durham Children Initiative Interpretation and Translation RFP

POSITION: FAMILY ADVOCATE

*Preference given to Bilingual applicants

POSITION SUMMARY:

Durham Children’s Initiative (DCI) is committed to improving outcomes for children, families and youth living in Durham. Our long-term vision is to have all youth affiliated with DCI 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 youth extending from birth through college and career. DCI collaborates with over 40 local organizations and community members who share our vision to provide these needed resources and supports to Durham children and families.

DCI is seeking to fill the position of Family Advocate. This full-time, benefits-eligible position will report to the Advocate Program Director. Our Family Advocates work with parents, students, community partners; and DCI staff and school personnel to ensure youth and families are engaged and have knowledge of strategies to ensure student success.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Follow all Policies and Procedures (DPS and DCI)
  • Maintain knowledge in all DCI programs, make referrals, and services to families.
  • Assist families in utilizing community resources, including medical, dental, social, emotional educational, and occupational.
  • Connect students with DCI pipeline services and external resources
  • Recognize and identify each family’s needs and assist in goal setting
  • Establish professional roles and boundaries in working with families
  • Keep accurate and updated documentation on all families and children, including emergency information.
  • Document all family contacts and home visits in COACH
  • Build relationships with community organizations
  • Assist families in scheduling of appointments
  • Complete the Family Needs/Goals Assessment twice a year
  • Conduct Parent Café Meetings with families monthly or as needed
  • Conduct phone calls and home visits on a regularly scheduled basis based on the needs of the family and document
  • Manage a caseload portfolio of at least 125 scholars
  • Demonstrate respect of families with diverse values and cultures
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Advocate Director

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Successfully pass background check
  • Have respect and empathy of families with diverse values and cultures
  • Have moderate to advanced knowledge of social media
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)—bicultural preferred
  • Background in health care, social work, mental health, disability care, substance abuse recovery, geriatric care, and long-term care.
  • Demonstrated experience within a customer service environment.
  • Excellent, organization, detail and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Outcome-focused with the ability to manage competing demands.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast paced environment
  • Desire and ability to serve the community
  • Flexible working hours- Nights and weekends as required and or needed to address the needs of families.

POSITION: PRESCHOOL TEACHER ASSISTANT (9-MONTH PART-TIME)

Durham Children’s Initiative (DCI) is committed to improving outcomes for children and families living in Durham County. Our long-term vision is to have all youth in DCI 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 20 local organizations and community members who share our vision to provide these needed resources and supports to Durham children and families.

DCI is seeking to fill the position of DCI LEAP Academy Preschool Teaching Assistant. This part-time position, (not eligible for benefits) will report to Preschool Manger.

The Preschool Teaching Assistant must promote the well-being of children and their families through an engaging preschool experience, create and continue a foundation of parent engagement in their child’s education and growth; and foster a love for learning in children from a young age.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibility of the Preschool Teaching Assistant is to utilize evidence-based, developmentally appropriate practices to empower a classroom of English and Spanish-speaking children toward reaching their full potential.

The Preschool Teacher will carry out DCI and LEAP Program goals and objectives, adhere to DCI policies and procedures, and perform additional duties as defined by their supervisor and the DCI leadership team.

EXPECTATIONS

  • Teaching
  • Ensure that children are always supervised.
  • Maintain a daily schedule.
  • Be opened to learn and utilize current early childhood principles and methods when working with children individually and in small groups- following the teachers’ lead and staff development opportunities.
  • Create and maintain a safe, orderly, and engaging classroom environment (including some daily housekeeping such as wiping tables, vacuuming, washing, and sanitizing snack dishes, etc.)
  • Be physically able to fully participate in a preschool environment.

Parent Engagement

  • Develop strong relationships with families to enhance learning both inside and outside of the classroom with the support of DCI Early Childhood Parent Advocates

Program Leadership

  • Work as a part of a team and with direction from the Preschool Lead Teachers
  • Schedule and manage time effectively.
  • Participate in regular professional development with the program’s Teacher Mentor.
  • Attend weekly staff and planning meetings.
  • Participate in community events, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the preschool level preferred
  • Spanish/English bilingual fluency a plus
  • Pass Criminal background check.
  • Evidence of negative TB test
  • Must abide by EDCI’s Child Safeguarding Policies
  • Must be able to work some evening and weekends as needed.

 Benefits and Salary: $14.53/hour. There are two positions available: approximately 21 hours per week and approximately 28 hours per week. This position is not eligible for benefits and is contracted for 9 months.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Durham Children’s Initiative prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunity 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.

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. Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three references by email (megan.pender@dci-nc.org)

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).