Organization: Bridges Baltimore (at St. Paul’s School)
Position: Associate Director – High School Program
Anticipated start date: Late October 2019
Resumes and cover letters due: September 10, 2019
Bridges is a youth development program committed to the long-term success of motivated young people in Baltimore City and to providing life-changing volunteer opportunities to independent school students. Our team of 12 currently serves 284 Baltimore City youth ages 9-22 and 186 independent high school volunteers per year via two program sites – Bridges at St. Paul’s School (est. 1993) & Bridges at Gilman School (est. 2014) – on a budget of $1.3mm. Click HERE for a national news segment on our work.
We are seeking one highly motivated professional to join our program team as the “High School Program Associate Director.” This role is critical to Bridges’ efforts to support students through their high school careers and prepare them for college. Key responsibilities include providing individualized student support, developing student programming, and providing college guidance for students and families. He/she will work under the guidance of the High School Program Director.
The ideal candidate:
Has demonstrated success helping students manage transitions, approach obstacles effectively, set and achieve goals, and work to potential
Would be viewed as a trusted and knowledgeable source for students / families on a range of topics as they move through high school and into college
Has strong organizational and communications skills and would enjoy the challenge of supporting the individual success of each of Bridges’ high school students
Thrives in an entrepreneurial / mission focused environment that includes team-work as well as autonomy & strong time management skills
Is curious, would work hard to learn about (new) topics important to student success, and would be committed to professional development / enhancing support for students
The High School Associate Director will:
Summer Jobs Program (June – August):
Develop and lead enrichment workshops for students relating to career & college readiness
Evaluate students and job partners
Provide one-on-one professional development to students
School Year Program (September – May):
Develop and lead monthly enrichment workshops for our high school students related to college guidance, professional development, and academic skills
Provide individualized support to help students find success during the academic year
Manage & develop an after-school tutoring space for middle & high school students, including managing the volunteer tutors
Assist twelfth grade students through the college application & admissions process Communications (Year-Round)
Market our work via social media and special events with our Communications team
Candidates with the following background will be considered for this role:
Education: Undergraduate degree with a proven record of academic success
Work Experience: 3+ years of successful and relevant work experience
Mission Alignment: Demonstrated orientation towards mission-focused initiatives
Personal Development: Demonstrated capacity to learn, adjust, and grow
Technical Skills: Experience with existing workplace technology (Excel, Outlook, Word, Dropbox) and ability to adapt to new applications as needed
Role Details: Compensation, Supervision
Salary & benefits are competitive for this full-time position
This role reports to the High School Program Director and will be based at Bridges’ location at St. Paul’s School (Brooklandville, MD).
Please send a resume with a cover letter to email@example.com September 10, 2019. Candidates will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Cover Letter Notes:
Please answer the following 3 questions in under 750 words:
Where do you have experience in the desired background for this role?
Where would you need to grow / learn to be successful?
Why are you applying for this role?
File Labeling Notes:
Please name files in the following formats:
For Resume - “AD-Last Name, First Name - r”
For Cover Letters - “AD-Last Name, First Name - cl”
Hearing: Adequate to perform job duties in person and over the telephone.
Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone.
Vision: Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties.
Requires bending, reaching, hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting.
About Bridges at St. Paul's School
St. Paul’s is an independent, Episcopal, college preparatory day school, coeducational for grades K-4 and all boys for grades 5-12, located 20 minutes north of downtown Baltimore. An International Baccalaureate World School that enrolls 758 students from across the Baltimore metropolitan area, St. Paul's emphasizes critical thinking, interdisciplinary study, independent research, and engagement with cultures around the world. Service learning is a cornerstone of the School's mission. St. Paul's strives to find balance between academics, athletics, and arts fostered by a strong sense of community on campus.