3Point Foundation

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3Point is looking for talent that wants to make an impact in the lives of young people. Start your career with us!

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Organizational Summary

The 3Point Foundation seeks to close the opportunity and achievement gap caused by socioeconomic inequity for underserved, low-income Boston middle school and high school youth by providing a variety of free programs during the school year and summer that develop the skills that lead to success in education, employment, and life and by supporting the journey to post-secondary education. Our vision is that all of Boston’s youth have an equal opportunity to achieve in school. Our five goals include: strengthening 21st century skills, fostering social and emotional growth, cultivating a growth mindset, developing fitness and wellness, and promoting service to others. 

Position Summary

The Program Director will have significant responsibilities and opportunities to design and manage the 3Point Foundation’s school day, after-school, and summer programming options, bringing the team together around the common goal of high-quality programming for all of our young people. 3Point is looking for an innovative builder, manager, and partner to lead our work. The ideal candidate is adaptable and capable of quick problem-solving to navigate the dynamic environment of Boston Public Schools The candidate will provide leadership at the macro and micro levels, working closely with the part-time Director of Academics and full-time Program Manager to oversee the long-term strategy as well as supporting staff in person that leads the day to day programming during the school year and summer.  This position has 3-5 direct reports and will be supervised by the Executive Director (ED).

General Objectives of this Role

  • Leading the design, goal-setting, implementation, and evaluation of all 3Point programs
  • Advising development of programs, including any strategic changes in sites, staffing, curriculum, or design
  • Developing consistent practices engaging/collaborating with schools and families
  • Creating and implementing program-based logistics and safety protocols
  • Acting as the lead in communications on all aspects of programming, helping to tell our stories to the broader community of supporters and families

 

Responsibilities

Program Design, Strategy & Evaluation

  • Collaborate with School Principals and ED to develop and cultivate strategic partnerships with schools/community stakeholders
    • Oversee the design, goal setting, implementation, and evaluation for all programs with our ED and in coordination with the program team. This includes programs (project-based learning, basketball) across six schools and 2 summer sites reaching approximately 500 kids annually. With the Executive Director, lead the strategy and vision for any new programs or shifts in curriculum. 
  • Oversee and develop tools to assess and implement quality improvements and support the data collection in partnership with the Program team, Director of Academics, and Boston After School and Beyond

 

Program Logistics

  • Manage and support the active recruitment efforts led by the Program Team and Director of Academics for both students and community/college volunteers
  • Support the Director of Academics in overseeing classroom management and training staff and volunteers to implement consistent classroom management strategies and implementation of curriculum for participants across sites
  • Assist in hiring, onboarding, and training of new program staff (currently 5 PT staff) and provide onsite support
  • Support the Program Team with the recruitment, onboarding, and training of college interns/volunteers
    • Oversee the monitoring and compliance of safety and other regulations. Develop 3Point’s safety protocols and support protocols for crisis management by visiting sites weekly and as otherwise required. Provide ongoing feedback and oversight to both academic and basketball programming
  • Working with the Managing Director to support the transportation plans of students to and from events when necessary
  • Find backup instructors when needed and sub if necessary for absent instructors
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Program Communications & Staff Development

  • Support the Program Team, classroom instructors, and coaches in communication with families; build relationships through ongoing coordination with site staff, school-based staff, and families
  • Curate professional development opportunities for program staff in growing relevant skills and areas of expertise (e.g., positive youth development/engagement, day-to-day running of programs from a logistics perspective, and Social Emotional Learning)
  • Troubleshoot and remedy school, team, and student/family challenges
  • Work with the Executive Director on sharing positive stories about our work with the larger community through events and social media
  • Develop ongoing communication with participating families to ensure regular connection and engagement (e.g., a newsletter)

 

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience working to develop and implement youth-oriented programming for nonprofits
  • Demonstrated competency working with families of different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Experience in self-management and supervision of others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
  • Excellent judgment, time management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively as needed
  • Ability to give and receive direct and constructive feedback
  • Passion for working with young people
  • Proficiency with online systems: Google Workspace, School Mint
  • Ability to be onsite at schools when needed
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car
  • Occasional evening and weekend commitments (1-2x a month) may be needed to fulfill the duties of this role

 

How to apply

An applicant should send a tailored cover letter highlighting relevant work experience and a resume in PDF format to: [email protected], subject line: Program Director 

 

This is an AA/EOE position.  Persons of color, multilingual individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $65000-75000/year.


Benefits include a hybrid schedule (3Point staff work 2-3 days/week in the Roslindale office and 2-3 days remotely); health, dental, and vision insurance with partial partner/spouse coverage; and annual paid time off for vacation, holidays, and the week of between Christmas to New Year’s Day.

3PointFoundation provides unique, free, sports-based learning programs to under-served, low-income, middle-school youth in Boston to enhance social-emotional development through sports. Our goal is to develop a life-long commitment to wellness, health and fitness and to teach the life lessons through sports that lead to success in school, the community and a global society. We are a BPS Priority Partner and an official CAB (Character, Academics, Basketball) Summer Learning Academy.

Reports to:
Position reports to the Director of Academics.

Program Schedule:
Teachers are required to attend all scheduled site-based planning meetings, trainings and professional development sessions, work all required program hours, as well as complete all required wrap up duties, as indicated in the job description below.

Responsibilities:
3Point Teachers provide students with rigorous instruction that demonstrates the core competencies for effective teaching listed below:

  • Deliver cognitively demanding lessons, assignments and enrichment activities (requires some planning work outside of regular program hours)
  • Differentiate instruction so that all students complete rigorous academic work.
  • Establish a productive learning environment and classroom culture in which all students are respected.
  • Work to maintain timely student attendance and progress records.
  • Work with other program staff to ensure all outcome goals are on track to be met, including academic outcomes and social-emotional skill development outcomes.
  • Provide students, families and program staff with relevant and timely data.
  • Oversee classroom management; enforce discipline code.
  • Care for program materials and resources.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Core Competencies:
1. Accountability for Student Achievement:

a. Set ambitious learning goals for all students, create cognitively demanding tasks, and model the belief that all students can master challenging material through effective effort.
b. Assess student understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and take ownership of making adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks.
c. Display passion and optimism about students, content, and the teaching profession.

2. Communicating Content Knowledge

a. Demonstrate mastery of and enthusiasm for the content area and the pedagogy it requires.
b. Demonstrate understanding for how subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas relevant to standards.
c. Encourage students to learn independently.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understand the fundamentals of basketball
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Have the ability to motivate students to reach their potential
  • Have exceptional leadership skills
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have excellent memory and concentration skills
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively and problem-solve
  • Be socially aware
  • Be committed to teaching youth

Compensation:
Commensurate with experience

Dynamic and enthusiastic instructors needed to assist in after-school and in-school classroom programs. As an Assistant Instructor with 3Point, you will inspire and teach youth to think critically problem solve, improve their communication and collaboration skills and create projects using today’s latest computer technologies that you will be trained to teach. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and experience working with youth education. This is a great opportunity for a flexible team player with a positive attitude and engaging communication and teaching skills.

3PointFoundation provides a unique program which features project-based learning in the classroom to under-served, economically disadvantaged Boston middle-school youth in Boston Public Schools. We are looking for college graduates, who enjoy working with youth, to work as teachers’ assistants and assist in afternoon activities.

This is a great opportunity to learn and serve deserving youth. The programs run during the school year. The in-school programs follow the Boston Public Schools calendar starting in September and running through the end of June. The after-school programs run in two sessions each for 12 weeks starting in October and February of the school year. The pay rate is between 20 and $25 dollars per hour depending on qualifications and the position filled.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to positively impact youth and address varied needs of students
  • Possession of a learner mindset; a willingness to learn new technologies and teaching techniques; and a positive “I care” attitude, including the ability to maintain enthusiasm
    in the face of challenges
  • Engaging communication skills, including the ability to hold students’ attention while discussing subject matter, and willingness to engage parents/guardians as partners in the camp experience
  • Comfortable speaking with parents and updating them about their child’s performance
  • Demonstrated ability to be a flexible team player
  • Strong commitment to 3Point’s mission

Compensation :

  • These are part-time and full-time hourly positions usually between 20-40 hours each week.
  • $20-$25/hr. depending on the seniority of role assigned
  • All roles include extensive training

If you are interested, please contact Vahsaun Givans at [email protected]

3PointFoundation provides unique, free, sports-based learning programs to undeserved, economically disadvantaged middle-school youth in Boston to enhance social-emotional development through sports. Our goal is to develop a life-long commitment to wellness, health and fitness and to teach the life lessons through sports that lead to success in school, the community and a global society.

Purpose of job:
Create a positive learning environment where students learn sportsmanship, fundamental skills, teamwork, respect, resiliency, perseverance and social-emotional skills. 

Job Description:
3Point’s Basketball Program emphasizes the development of social-emotional skills and awareness. This is a developmental basketball program for students in middle school and coaches are expected to emphasize the life lessons of the sport of basketball in addition to teaching basketball skills. To accomplish this, coaches are required to attend all SEL classes with their teams and to be familiar with the SEL curriculum.

Qualifications:

  • Have a desire to work with students. Enthusiasm, patience, good organizational skills, maturity, dependability, be responsible and collaborate and be respectful of others.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understand the fundamentals of basketball
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Have the ability to motivate students to reach their potential
  • Have exceptional leadership skills
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have excellent memory and concentration skills
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively and problem-solve
  • Be socially aware
  • Be committed to teaching youth

Education and Experience:
Significant experience playing on a basketball team

Work Environment:
Time is spent between classrooms and gyms.

Compensation:
Commensurate with experience