CONNECT 2 COMPLETE ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST (2 OPENINGS)

Connect2Complete Service Position Description

TITLE: Connect2Complete Academic Engagement Specialist

HOURS OF SERVICE: Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Connect2Complete Academic Engagement Specialist will serve at Woodland and Hartley Elementary School SUN programs or Kelly Elementary School SUN Program, hosted by Latino Network. The primary function will be to engage students in academic interventions through the roles of mentorship and project coordinator to increase attendance and student engagement.

SCHOOLS: Woodland/Hartley Elementary, and Kelly Elementary

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:

  • Collaborate with SUN Community School Site Manager and the school to create a high quality program that supports academic achievement and the healthy development of students.
  • Assist with tracking participants and monitoring the building to ensure safety and security.
  • Act as a positive role-model for students
  • Assist with the outreach and recruitment of community organizations and resources to support the SUN program, the school community and neighborhood, and the needs of students and their families.
  • Actively develop rapport with students, staff and families.
  • Improve family access to schools and educators; educate parents on how to navigate the education system on behalf of their children; and support their children’s education experience
  • Maintain communication with families through phone calls and in person to inform parents of meetings, classes and special events
  • Work with Site manager and school staff to organize events that promote students and family engagement in school activities
  • Administer program assessment
  • Participate in regular check-ins with supervisor

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AA or BA/BS degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong organization, problem-solving and written and oral communication skills
  • Basic office computer skills, including word processing
  • Program management (marketing, event planning, training, volunteer management) experience.
  • Strong initiative; self-starter
  • Ability to creatively problem solve
  • Enthusiasm for helping others succeed
  • Willingness/openness to learn about and discuss racial equity and social justice issues

PREFERRD QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Academic knowledge of critical theory and race relations in the United States
  • Experience applying an equity lens
  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferredand cross-cultural knowledge and skills.
  • Lived experience that reflects that of the students and families to be served in the school community.
  • Ability to connect with, and learn from historically underserved populations.
  • Cultural connections to and understanding of communities of color as they have developed in the United States, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Positive kid management and communication skills.
  •  Well-versed in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Publisher.
  • Able to create attractive promotional materials, spreadsheets and perform data entry.
  • Knowledge of the Portland and local school community
  • Excellent coordinating and organization skills including the ability to engage a broad spectrum of community members in the SUN Community School Program and activities.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple and varied tasks.
  • Ability to communicate directly and effectively both orally and in writing.

BENEFITS:

  • Living stipend of $12,530 (distributed over 10.5 months)
  • Education Award of $5,815.00
  • For More Information Contact: Latino Network

 

AmeriCorps VISTA - Rigler Community SUN School

Campus Compact of Oregon

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Position Description

  • Host Site Name:  Rigler Community SUN School, Portland Public Schools  
  • Location:   5401 NE Prescott St, Portland OR 97218
  • Website:    www.pps.net/Domain/147
  • Position Title: Parent Program Specialist  

Summary of Position and Project Goal:

Rigler is a culturally-diverse, high-poverty dual Spanish immersion K-5 school in Portland’s urban farming neighborhood. The VISTA member will develop a parent leadership program to connect parents with neighborhood resources (such as hunger relief, skill building opportunities, employment services and financial literacy classes), and empower parents to share those resources with others.

 

Essential Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Continue building the Parent Resource Center (started in 2016)
  • Expand Parent Academy offerings with community partners
  • Nurture parent leadership through volunteer recruitment, training, support
  • Refine programs through monitoring, troubleshooting, reporting, communication

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen business partners’ commitment to our annual Season of Sharing
  • Assist with translating monthly newsletter

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required trainings and events
  • Complete and submit all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required progress reports, timesheets, and other paperwork

Required Qualifications:

  • 18 years and older
  • Must have at least an Associate’s Degree
  • Demonstrate a commitment to or willingness to explore issues of racial justice and equity
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Able to serve full-time for 365 days
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check
  • Site Specific Requirements:
  • Must speak & write Spanish fluently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience
  • Event coordination experience
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits:

  • A living allowance of $11,676 for the term of service, dispersed monthly
  • An education award of $5,730 or cash stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of service
  • Health benefits
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
  • Child care (if eligible)
  • Low-cost life insurance (optional)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to an extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums
  • Federal jobs non-competitive eligibility for one year after service

Site Specific Benefits:

  • Spanish immersion environment; nearby gardening opportunities
  • Housing stipend: $75/mo 

 

 

 

Director of Advocacy

POSITION TITLE:   Director of Advocacy

REPORTS TO:                Executive Director  

COMPENSATION:          $54,000 - $69,000 Based On Experience.

FTE Exempt. Full Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance Benefits. Paid Holidays, Vacation And Sick-Time.

Closing Date:       Open until filled

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver a wide range of services and engage in policy advocacy to advance the wellbeing of Latinx and underserved communities in Oregon.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Latino Network seeks a mission-driven professional with demonstrated experience to lead our policy advocacy and leadership agenda. A successful candidate will possess a highly developed political analysis, has a strong leadership background in political and advocacy work and can successfully operate in a fast-paced environment while also serving as a chief strategist and advisor to LN leadership and staff. This person should also possess a demonstrated experience in campaign management, leading policy advocacy, lobbying, and project/program management; as well as have a track record of policy gains and advances in which she/he/they played a significant leadership role, and will possess a network of seasoned relationships in government, political and nonprofit sectors based on their policy advocacy work. Ideally, the candidate will have working knowledge and experience working with 501 (c)(3), (c)(4) and PACs.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Director of Advocacy reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team; this position is charged with leading a comprehensive advocacy agenda and leadership engagement strategy to advance the mission of Latino Network. This position will work closely with the Executive Leadership Team, Board of Directors and partner organizations to align and integrate all aspects of our policy work, leadership program network, and new 501(c)(4) into a strategy that furthers our mission. The Director will also work with managers and directors, and advocacy consultants to create and develop a fifth Latino Network departmental area, joining Early Childhood, School Based Programs, Community Based Programs, and Administration. This new area will be the Advocacy & Leadership Department, and will include the following:

  • Policy Agenda
  • Advocacy Strategy
  • Coalition Relationships
  • Líderes Academy (Diverse Civic Leaders): grassroots civic engagement academy
  • Unid@s for Oregon:  executive leadership program
  • Leadership programs alumni network
  • Training and technical assistance
  • Other civic engagement activities as needed

In addition to leading this work agenda, the Director will represent (and/or ensure representation of) Latino Network in external committees and collaboratives, and assist in the development and strategic integration of the new 501(c)(4).

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Advocacy is a member of Latnet’s senior staff and takes the lead in developing and implementing the organization’s policy agenda and overseeing civic leadership programs and their alumni networks. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Program Director Administration

  • Develop structure of Advocacy Department program and staff positions (positions TBD)
  • Manage budgets, timelines, work plans, and staff/consultants/trainers/interns as appropriate
  • Manage multiple client and strategic partner relationships
  • In coordination with Executive Director, serve as organizational spokesperson
  • Provide background information for LN’s communications (i.e. social media and advocacy alerts) and development teams
  • Work with Development Director/team in support of LN’s fundraising agenda with a particular focus on 501(c)(4) funds
  • Work with Finance Director in support of LN’s annual budget development
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, staff the (c)(4) Board of Directors

Policy & Advocacy Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Lead the formulation of LatNet’s local and state legislative agenda to advance policy goals
  • In coordination with other staff, develop LatNet’s advocacy campaigns
  • Serve as key support to Directors and Managers in their engagement with policymakers and thought leaders
  • Assist direct service staff to understand the link between their daily activities and influence and systems change work, and provide technical and training assistance as needed
  • Together with staff develop policy proposals and engage in advocating individually and in conjunction with allies and partners
  • Research/track and analyze emerging policy and systems change issue

Leadership Programs Oversight & Integration

  • Direct and/or supervise staffing and implementation of Unidos for Oregon and Lideres leadership programs
  • Oversee budget management, report writing, record keeping, and tracking of program outcomes
  • Establish linkages between leadership programs/alumni with the policy agenda to advance this work
  • Work to integrate leadership programs into advocacy campaigns and programs
  • Promotes the Leadership programs through participation in meetings and conferences; and participate in relevant professional development opportunities
  • Actively work with Director of Development to fundraise for leadership for the program as needed

Cross-stakeholder Engagement & Communications

  • Lead civic and policy mobilization efforts, bringing together staff, participants, community and partner organizations to address policy priorities
  • Lead in preparation of talking points, fact sheets, and action alerts for major policy campaigns, speeches and any policy/advocacy-related program communications
  • Participate in partner policy tables, and triage/vet requests for all civic and leadership initiatives and endorsements
  • Communicate with/briefing elected officials, their staff and agency officials through in-person meetings, written communications, and phone calls; engage appropriate staff as needed
  • Briefing network of partners and allies on policy matters through written and electronic media

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and 5-8 years of senior-level experience in public policy, advocacy, lobbying, campaign management or other related fields; or a combination of education and experience totaling 8 years
  • Graduate degree in public administration, public policy, education policy, law , public affairs or political communication preferred
  • Experience in designing, leading highly and implementing advocacy campaigns or civic programs to advance underserved communities
  • Possess working knowledge/experience with campaigns (ideally both candidate and ballot measure)
  • Experience with and solid understanding of the legal distinctions related to 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s; Additional knowledge of the state’s election laws related to PACs is also preferred
  • Experience with establishing an endorsement policy, criteria and process
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze public policy proposals, including the drafting of legislative language
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while meeting key organizational deadlines, leading a team, and while serving as a member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Employ critical thinking and good judgment in decision making; must be politically resilient and comfortable with occasionally take positions that may be unpopular or controversial
  • Ability to maintain stakeholder relationships in areas of disagreement or opposition
  • Proven ability to manage time and prioritize tasks to meet goals and deadlines effectively
  • Professionally responsive, dependable and maintains excellent follow through
  • Experience leading groups with diverse professional levels and effectively facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Event management experience
  • Ability to use data in decision-making and shaping policy messages
  • Deep knowledge of systemic political, economic and social issues affecting Oregon Latinos and/or communities of color and other vulnerable populations
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentations; bilingual preferred
  • Business writing skills with ability to compose reports, briefing materials, proposals, meeting minutes, and other business correspondence
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan and manage major complex projects and multiple initiatives simultaneously

ADDITONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Regularly work in the office, in Salem and in the community as needed
  • Participate in Executive Team meetings, staff meetings and trainings
  • Must be accessible to subordinate staff
  • Attend key organizational annual events (i.e. Noche Bella, Board Retreat, Holiday Open House)
  • Evening and weekend availability may be required, and with approval work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation and long hours during peak periods
  • Reliable car, valid driver license, and automobile liability insurance required; eligibility to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s Commercial Auto Liability preferred
  • May require minimal heavy lifting and walking during peak events

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Latino Network is an EEO employer committed to the inclusion of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, women and people living with disabilities in our workplace and programs. Undergoing and passing a pre-employment criminal background is required.

BENEFITS

Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health coverage, retirement benefits with employer match, and life insurance.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, and resume to hr@latnet.org or mail to 410 NE 18th St. Portland OR 97232.

More information about Latino Network visit www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

 

 

 

SUN Extended Day Instructor (seasonal)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

  • POSITION TITLE:     SUN Extended Day Instructor - (Reynolds Middle School, Cesar Chavez, Harvey Scott K-8, Hartley School, Bridger School, Rigler K-5, Woodland Elementary, Kelly Elementary)
  • REPORTS TO:   SUN Community School Site Manager
  • COMPENSATION:   $15 - $16 hourly, Part-Time
  • CLOSING DATE:  Continuously/ all school year  

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.

CANDIDATE PROFILE
Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to lead a full range of activities for a growing organization. As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the SUN Summer Instructor is charged with supporting the SUN Site Manager. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the education and wellbeing of hundreds of young Latino children and their families each year. If you are resourceful, able to build strong relationships, and passionate about working for educational equity, then the Latino Network is the place for you.


POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Extended Day Instructor will work with the SUN Site Manager and Extended Day Coordinator to provide opportunities for academic and enrichment after school classes. 


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach academic and enrichment classes
  • Supervise groups of 10-15 children, ages 6-14
  • Track and ensure academic and development of students
  • Act as a positive role-model for students
  • Participate and implement support program safety to ensure students are in a safe environment

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience providing academic and recreational activities to students in after school environments.
  • Experience working with school-aged children from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Specific area of expertise that you are passionate about and eager to share with students, such as (but not limited to): art, cooking/nutrition, dance, creative writing, environmental science, foreign language, geography, LEGO Robotics, team sports, ultimate Frisbee, etc.
  • Desire and ability to work with children to ensure an enriching, positive, and safe classroom setting.
  • Experience developing and effectively executing academic and recreational lesson plans to a diverse student population. 
  • Ability to effectively work within a strength-based, integrated youth support service delivery system.
  • Ability to document work continually and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Possess strong organizational and time-management skills and ability to prioritize and complete multiple and varied tasks;
  • Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles, socioeconomic levels, and cultures;
  • Willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Latino Network.
  • Must be able to complete and pass an Oregon Background check including fingerprinting prior to start date

ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Regularly work in the office and in the community as needed
  • Evening and weekend availability may be required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods
  • Reliable car, driver’s license, and automobile liability insurance; must be eligible to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s Commercial Auto Liability
  • May require heavy lifting and walking during events and outreach activities
  • May work in the community including client homes, schools, churches, parks, community centers, etc.
  • Undergoing and passing criminal background checks is require

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations within Multnomah County. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.

BENEFITS
Latino Network provides paid sick leave in accordance with Oregon State Law.

TO APPLY:
Application review begins immediately. Open until filled. Submit a cover letter, and resume to the SUN Community Site Manager 

Latino Network is an EEO employer committed to the inclusion of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, women and people living with disabilities in our workplace and programs. We invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to this diversity. 

For more information about Latino Network visit www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Extended Day Coordinator - SUN

  • POSITION TITLE:  Extended Day Coordinator (EDC) - SUN Community School
  • OPEN SCHOOLS: Reynolds Middle School
  • REPORTS TO:  SUN Community School Site Manager
  • COMPENSATION: $15 Hourly, Part-Time, 12-25 hours per week (depending on site) Paid sick time
  • CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.

CANDIDATE PROFILE
Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to provide SUN Community School support. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the lives of Latino youth and their families. If you are caring, resourceful, outcome-orientated and able to build strong relationships, then the Latino Network is the place for you.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The School Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program seeks to improve the lives of youth, their families and the community through partnering with local school communities to extend the school day to improve children’s educational success and family stability. Latino Network manages eight SUN Community Schools where we offer some of the following services; Homework help, tutoring, academic classes, art, sports, music, leadership opportunities and other activities; A safe and supportive space for youth and their families; Classes for adults; Cultural and community events; Resource referrals and Volunteer opportunities for youth and adults.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess the needs of students and community, create classes, advertise and conduct student registration, communicate with parents about schedules and changes, and ensure the smooth running of classes and activities
  • Collaborate with SUN Community School Site Manager and the school to create a high quality program that supports academic achievement and the healthy development of students.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for participants.
  • Assist with tracking participants and monitoring the building to ensure safety and security.
  • Share responsibility with SUN Community School Site Manager for safety planning, crisis intervention and troubleshooting.
  • Complete student tracking both accurately and timely in terms of student safety.
  • Work with students needing behavioral support to create behavior plans and monitor goals for improvement.
  • Coordinate data collection, documentation, filing and database maintenance in accordance with agency’s management information systems and program needs.
  • Facilitate outreach to and organizing of students, families, the community and local businesses to increase participation, volunteering and involvement in SUN Community School activities and programs.
  • Actively develop rapport with students, staff and families.
  • Assist with the outreach and recruitment of community organizations and resources to support the SUN program, the school community and neighborhood, and the needs of students and their families.
  • Assist SUN Community Site Manager in the oversight of extended day programs and supervision of volunteers, teachers and participants.
  • Assist with hiring and training staff and volunteers as well as organizing family nights and special events.
  • Manage SUN program in SUN Community School in Site Managers absence.
  • Manage the oversight of homework support, tutoring, and mentoring at-risk students and those needing additional academic support.
  • Effectively communicate school and Latino Network policy, mission, values and decisions to program staff, volunteers, collaborating organizations and the community.
  • Effectively work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Degree and/or equivalent training and a minimum of two years’ experience in the field of education, social services or related human service industry.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish and cross-cultural knowledge and skills.
  • Lived experience that reflects that of the students and families to be served in the school community.
  • Ability to connect with, and learn from historically underserved populations.
  • Cultural connections to and understanding of communities of color as they have developed in the United States, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Positive kid management and communication skills.
  •  Well-versed in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Publisher.
  • Able to create attractive promotional materials, spreadsheets and perform data entry.
  • Knowledge of the Portland and local school community
  • Excellent coordinating and organization skills including the ability to engage a broad spectrum of community members in Latino Network programs and activities.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple and varied tasks.
  • Ability to communicate directly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Positive outlook and sense of humor under stress.
  • Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles and cultures.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Latino Network.

ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Regularly work in the office and in the community as needed
  • Evening and weekend availability may be required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods
  • Reliable car, driver’s license, and automobile liability insurance; must be eligible to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s Commercial Auto Liability
  • May require heavy lifting and walking during events and outreach activities
  • Undergoing and passing criminal background checks is required

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations within Multnomah County. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.

BENEFITS
Sick leave

TO APPLY:
Application review begins immediately. Open until filled. Submit a cover letter, and resume to HR@latnet.org; or mail to 410 NE 18th Ave, Portland OR 97232. Please indicate which school you are applying for in your cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the sheer number of applicants, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Latino Network is an EEO employer committed to the inclusion of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, women and people living with disabilities in our workplace and programs. We invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to this diversity. 

For more information about Latino Network visit www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.