Charter School Graduate Support Coordinator

Position: Full time
Deadline: December 5, 2022

Certificate Number: N/A / Job Order: 2022-988/ 1 Position (On-Site)

MISSION:

RCMA Wimauma Community Academy, a “B” rated Title I Charter School in Hillsborough County, is seeking an energetic and passionate Graduate Support Coordinator (must be fluent in Spanish).

RCMA Wimauma Community Academy, serving the area for more than twenty-one years, is dedicated to opening doors of opportunity for the children of Florida’s farmworkers and agricultural migrants. Most students in our small, community-oriented classes are English Language Learners of Central American heritage with big dreams of making their mark. Our teachers often comment on how privileged they feel to work with young people who so greatly appreciate learning! In order to best serve our student population, the school is a dual language program school (50:50, English/Spanish), with a one-way immersion model.

Our successful K-8 Charter School is located in Wimauma, Florida, in Southeastern Hillsborough County. Our school serves approximately 340 children, with two homerooms per grade level from K-8; our small size allows us to serve our students and their families on a personal level.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association, RCMA, is a non-profit corporation serving Florida agriculture workers and their children for more than fifty years. RCMA was recently named as a “Schools of Hope operator” by the State Board of Education, a prestigious designation for non-profit, charter school operators.

CORE COMPETENCIES:  

Commitment to Equity Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
Focus on Data-Driven Results Relentlessly pursues the improvement of school leadership, instruction, and operations, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains.
Innovative Problem-Solving Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
Adaptability Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
Teamwork Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others, and is flexible and open to change.
Dependability Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver with high quality under tight deadlines; successfully manages own projects through strong organization, detailed work plans, and balancing of multiple priorities.
Personal Growth Commitment to professional growth

 

BENEFITS:

RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Employees are eligible to receive 6% Employer Contribution and eligible to participate in a 403B retirement plan. In addition, eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following; however, other duties may be assigned.

  1. Maintain Database of Former Scholars High School and/or Postsecondary Completion:  Update Alumni Database quarterly based on academic results and other factors indicating if RCMA graduate is on track to graduate using color-coded system. Add new graduates to database at end of each year.  Analyze and prepare a quarterly summary report for management. Complete needs assessments of students at risk or gifted (not at Berkeley Academy) and implement necessary interventions or supports to achieve desired outcomes. Note if they finished high school, completed a GED program, and/or completed a postsecondary program. Would also note if military service and if working, what type of work.
  2. Build a Sense of Community for RCMA Graduates: Utilize Social Media to connect with for RCMA Graduates. Host a lunch at least twice a year with RCMA graduates at Sumner, Lennard, and Cristo Rey High Schools where most RCMA graduates attend. Sponsor an annual social gathering. Invite and encourage former RCMA students to attend the Fall Festival.
  3. Transition from 8th Gr. To High School: Provide various supports to current 8th graders and their families on the transition to high school. Set up appropriate field trips and/or guest speakers. Interview each 8th grade scholar to determine interests and future plans including high school and career. Assist parents and students with applications to Cristo Rey and other high schools, as needed. Once accepted at Cristo Rey, assist parents with Step Up for Students scholarships. Work with Director of Student Affairs on the planning and execution of parent meetings that are targeted to 8th Gr. Parents. Design and conduct career exploration lessons for middle school scholars. Plan and hold two preparation for high school and the future off-site summits. Establish mentoring relationships for RCMA graduates. Advisor to Builders Club.
  4. Liaison with local high schools where are our scholars matriculate: Included but not limited to Lennard High School, Sumner High School, East Bay High School, Kids Community College High School, and Cristo Rey. Monitor high school students’ grades and attendance, as warranted. Liaison with high school staff to support former RCMA scholars. Communicate with parents of former RCMA students as needed.
  5. Act as Additional Liaison with Community Agencies: Work with Berkeley Prep on the Berkeley Academy Program – coordinate the application and interview process for 6th graders. Liaison between RCMA and Berkeley to assist in following former RCMA scholar who are in high school and also in the Berkeley Academy Program. Liaison with Hillsborough Education Foundation in regards to the Take Stock in Children Scholarship applicaton process. Assist Students

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college. A valid, current Florida Teaching Certificate is preferred but not required. Must have a minimum of four years of previous experience working in an educational environment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Understand child and adolescent development through documented experience and /or appropriate course work. Have an educational philosophy consistent with the learner-centered philosophy of the RCMA Charter School. Have a willingness to work in teams with degreed and non-degreed coworkers. Committed to pursue a variety of effective instructional methods. Is committed to the learning process of the student and family. Experience with economically disadvantaged families. Knowledgeable of state and local educational standards, curricula and assessment systems. Experience with multicultural and diverse populations and settings.

RCMA believes vaccination is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the children and families we serve, our workforce, and the communities where we operate. To minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, the applicant(s) are highly encouraged to get vaccinated.

RCMA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug‑free workplace.

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