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Bridges Program Assistant

Part-time, Remote

Start date: December 2020

 

Bridges to Academic Success (Bridges) is a program that provides educational services and advocates for newcomer students who enter US schools with limited academic skills, including low levels of literacy in their home languages. Bridges supports schools, teachers, and students by helping to accelerate language, literacy, and content area learning through special school programming, curricula, and professional development for educators. The Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the Bridges program with a key focus on streamlining operational support for the professional development team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administrative Support

Under the direction of the program manager, the program assistant will aid in the operation of online and, when possible, in-person (Professional Development) sessions:

  • Set up PD invitations and attendance lists
  • Create PD webinar link(s) and send to participants; record day-of attendance; provide technical support to staff and users; download recordings
  • Maintain key files of existing professional development materials and event templates for internal collaboration
  • Track expenses and materials for PD under direction of program manager
  • Enter attendance data into online database (HubSpot) and retrieving information as requested
  • Track school calendars and update team Google Calendar
  • Manage files within the google drive structure (photos, videos)
  • Assist with maintenance of google drive structure
  • Clerical functions associated with Teaching Channel or remote coaching web platforms
  • Transcribe coaching notes and team meeting notes for project records
  • Data entry (feedback forms, student work)
  • Coordinate loaner library and book orders 
  • Look up information as requested, e.g., printing costs, shipping costs, etc.
  • Assist team with other tasks as needed

PR & Social Media

  • Create flyers for events
  • Draft social media posts
  • Participate in social media strategy meetings

Graphic Design & Content Development

  • Assist Program Manager or team members with ongoing tasks as needed. These can include but are not limited to:
    • Formatting and copyediting curricular documents and public-facing materials for dissemination and publishing
    • Formatting and copyediting edit professional development documents 
      • E.g. Powerpoints, PD handouts and worksheets, surveys, certificates
    • Creating audio powerpoints
    • Transitioning types of documents from one file format to another (compiling PDFs, converting PDF to Word and Word to PDF, fixing “broken” docs)
    • Basic video editing skills preferred

Qualifications:

  • Experience working on a team and handling moving parts on a project
  • Positive attitude with solutions-oriented approach to work
  • Flexibility in style of working with others
  • Technologically adept and comfortable with a variety of apps and online platforms
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) 
    • Google applications (Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google docs etc.)
    • Ability to research and quickly learn new platforms (We also use Adobe, Basecamp, Canva, GoTo Training and HubSpot)
  • Attention to detail 
  • Experience with copyediting
  • Experience with formatting Word documents and Powerpoint presentations for professional audiences
  • Facility in manipulating PDFs
  • Demonstrated ability to make attractive promotional and content materials
  • Experience with social media content development and strategy
  • Ability to work on site, as needed
  • B.A. or M.A. degree, preferably

The project is scheduled to run through June 2021, with the possibility of extension. Upon extension, and contingent upon return to in-person work, additional responsibilities will include management of professional development events at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Position at 19 hours, flexible scheduling during working hours. Hourly compensation commensurate with experience.  

To Apply:

Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to admin@bridges-sifeproject.com.

Content Developer

Part-time, Remote

Bridges to Academic Success (Bridges) is a program that provides educational services and advocates for newcomer students who enter US schools with limited academic skills, including low levels of literacy in their home languages. Bridges supports schools, teachers, and students by helping to accelerate language, literacy, and content area learning through special school programming, curricula, and professional development for educators.

 

We are seeking an experienced part-time Content Developer to work on the Bridges team, a small group of coaches, professional developers, curriculum developers and researchers. We work to train teachers and administrators to  support newcomer immigrant students at the secondary level with implementing the Bridges curriculum and instructional methods.

Job Summary:

The Content Developer is responsible for creating curricular and professional development materials under the guidance of coaches and senior staff. Responsibilities include formatting and packaging both polished and professional student-facing curricular materials and educator-facing professional development materials. These include resources such as Powerpoint presentations, manuals, student workbooks, instructional materials and facilitator guides. The role requires both technical skills and a familiarity with education and teacher classrooms.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in graphic design 
  • 3+ years in role regarding curriculum development
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent time management skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Adobe, Microsoft Office and Google Suite 
  • Ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Self-directed learner 
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with professional design applications such as Adobe InDesign.
  • Experience working with English Language Learners or teachers of ELLs.

Hourly rate commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to admin@bridges-sifeproject.com.

Position requires 7-10 hours weekly. 

Call for NY State Math Teachers to Pilot Mini-Units Designed for SIFE

Bridges to Academic Success is expanding its Newcomer and SIFE literacy curricula to include additional math mini-units, and we need math teachers who have worked with our population to pilot these materials as part of the development process. These units are based on Guided Math and TESOL principles for teaching mathematical literacy and include all necessary digital and in-person materials.

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • Has at least 3 years of experience as a teacher, licensed in math (Preferred: ENL dual License /experience)
  • Is familiar with working with Newcomers and/or SIFE populations
  • Is willing to collect and analyze student work
  • Teaches middle or high school
  • Is open to committing to one mini-unit cycle (1-2 weeks) for review
  • Has experimented with doing hands-on, project-based learning, guided math, stations-based learning, or inquiry-based learning
  • Will provide actionable feedback on the pilot materials
  • Is comfortable reviewing lessons and teaching in-person and/or online
  • Teaches at a school that is willing to participate in research and share (anonymized) student data

Teachers who participate in our guided math module pilot will receive:

  • At least one week of detailed centers-based lesson plans (or more, if you’re open to trying out more).
  • All digital materials needed to teach the lesson along with in-person worksheets and activities.
  • School supplies or a digital technology subscription as a participation gift upon completion of the review cycle.